The fourth Holt Festival was officially launched last night at Back to the Garden and the new brochure unveiled. The festival promises a week of exciting entertainment (from Sunday 22 to Saturday 28 July) including a vast array of musicians, comedians, poets, actors, dancers, artists and street performers. There’s something for everyone, including children of all ages.
This year, performers include Courtney Pine, Mark Steel, Richard Ingrams, Christine Tobin, Hugh Lupton, Mat Ricardo, Andrew Motion, Alan Bennett and Miriam Margoyles (who I will always remember from her hilarious portrayal of the Spanish Infanta in the first series of Black Adder).
Paprika play at the Auden Theatre on the opening night, ‘uniting traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and Classical music’. It’ll be very interesting to hear what comedian Mark Steel makes of Holt. Children will be delighted with the opportunity to join an array of workshops including musical theatre, mask-making and fencing. The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Bootworks Theatre looks very interesting, with an audience of one person per show! And don’t forget to visit the North Norfolk Photographic Society Annual Exhibition at the Methodist Church which is open from Monday to Wednesday (during the festival).
The box office opens to the public on Monday 11 June. Tickets for Courtney Pine are on sale already from Bakers & Larners of Holt (in store and online).
Popular performances will sell out very fast so book early to avoid disappointment. Further information is available from the Holt Festival website.