Corsham’s Blue Sky Festival starts next week!

Corsham’s Blue Sky Festival kicks off next week and is set to surprise, entertain and amaze audiences across North Wiltshire. Curated by Pound Arts, this family arts festival is dedicated to bringing our community the best in music, comedy, film and participatory workshops. Author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, and Best Novel Writer’s Prize Louis de Bernieres, will be taking to an intimate audience of literacy lovers on Thursday 23 June, 6pm at Springfield, followed by a Q&A.
At The Pound from 8pm on Friday 24 June, renowned architectural historian and broadcaster, Dan Cruickshank, will be talking about key buildings from around the world.
One of the biggest names in the British Folk scene, Steve Knightley, will be headlining Thursday night at Springfield Community Campus. Saturday’s family fun begins with The Blue Sky Drive In, held inside Springfield from 10am. Young film lovers and mini car fanatics are invited to bring along their own cars, or make them before watching the fantastic and charming Pixar Shorts.
Entertainment at The Pound starts with stunning family theatre Into the West at 1pm. Travelling Light Theatre Company tell the story of a magical white horse and the adventures of two traveller children as they ride across Ireland.
Antiques enthusiasts are invited to Behind the Scenes at The Antiques Roadshow at Springfield from 2pm. Roadshow presenter, Hilary Kay, gives a fascinating insight into the classic BBC programme. She will also be picking her highlights from the audience’s own collection of collectables.
Comedy and music lovers are in for a double treat on Saturday 25 June evening; Canadian funny man, Tony Law, who has starred on Have I Got News for You and his own Radio 4 show, will be performing at The Pound at 7pm. Following his show audiences can pop over to Springfield in plenty of time for the soul legend, Geno Washington and the Yo Yo’s, from 8.30pm.
There are plenty of crafty workshops for all ages throughout the festival, many are free. There’s also a storytelling around a campfire with Ian Douglas on Saturday at The Pound.
Sunday sees The Pound being Taken Over by young creatives in Corsham for a day of workshops, film and music featuring BBC Introducing musician Natalie Holmes.

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