Arts Festivals

May 2016

Salisbury Festival

20.05.16 - 04.06.16
Salisbury, Wiltshire

The beautiful cathedral town of Salisbury plays host to an annual festival that showcases a range of arts, from classical and contemporary music to theatre.

Major events take place in Salisbury Cathedral, a unique medieval masterpiece, Trafalgar Park, and Wilton Church, and in other locations in and around the town. Other historic landmarks, such as Stonehenge and Danebury Hillfort, are also incorporated into the event.

The event is launched in Salisbury's historic market square. At the Family Finale on the last day, the ancient streets around the Cathedral Close will be filled with street theatre, music, dancing and fireworks.

Ever rich in variety, the Festival has in the past comprised a world première composed by the internationally celebrated Jonathan Dove, The Walk from the Garden, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre performing Henry V, extraordinary theatrical juggling by Gandini Juggling and classical music with particular performances celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at Salisbury Cathedral.

 

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