The ground-breaking 2015 production of Carmen has been inspired by the art and poetry of Spain in the late 1920s and provides a dramatic centrepiece for this year’s Wedmore Arts Festival.
From 3 – 11 July WO brings you an action-packed week of events, with some big local and national names and great entertainment to suit every taste. Literature, Jazz, Drama, Music, Comedy … and Opera.
The full line-up is:
Friday 3 July, 7.45pm – Clare Teal sings with Edward Leaker’s Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra
Thursday 9 July, 2pm – best-selling author Joanna Trollope in conversation with Francine Stock
Thursday 9 July, 4.45pm – Shenagh Govan in War Crimes for the Home
Thursday 9 July, 8pm – an evening of comedy with Marcus Brigstocke.
Friday 10 July, midday – Lunchtime Marimba Concert by Anna Newman.
Saturday 11 July, 3pm – Afternoon Delights, a teatime concert with Marie Vassiliou, Soprano and Nico de Villiers, Piano
Wednesday/ Friday/ Saturday 8/10/11 July, 7.15pm –Carmen
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Carmen and some Festival events will take place in a brand new state-of-the-art theatre space similar to a circus tent. It provides blackout, a built-in lighting rig, raked seating, warmth and a good view of the stage, wherever you are sitting – all under one big-top style roof. Other events take place at more intimate venues around Wedmore village, including The Swan and St Mary’s Church.
Also in St Mary’s:
Tuesday 7 July, 7.30pm – an Organ Recital by Kevin Duggan FRCO.
Kevin grew up in Wedmore, and initially learnt his trade on St Mary’s instrument before progressing to various important organ positions in this country and Scandinavia. He was recently appointed as Organist and Director of Music at Dunblane Cathedral.
Free entry with retiring collection in aid of Christian Aid & National Churches Trust.