Wantage Summer Festival is a regular fixture in the cultural calendar in the Wantage, Grove and the surrounding villages. It runs for one month, starting from the first Saturday in June. 5,000 to 7,000 people join our Festival events each year to celebrate their summer with us!
The aim of Wantage Summer Festival is to raise awareness of the a wealth of enthusiastic organisations, groups and individuals in the area, to celebrate their talents and to provide opportunities for the community to enjoy a varied programme of events, ranging from music and drama, to crafts, photography, historical talks, heritage walk plus much more. As well as the core participants who provide the backbone of the programme, the Festival is keen to showcase the not so well-known smaller specialist groups, often combining workshops which give the opportunity to learn a new skill.
We have a new Festival Committee (meet us all here) but we need to stress that we are very privileged to have Jean and Peter Kent involved on the current Committee – they both worked on the Festival since its early days. Other past Committee members help us with advice and actual support in planning 2016 events. We would like to thank all old and new Committee members for their kindness.
Aside of our actual events our only public presence in the last 20 years was our printed Programme. In 2015 we are taking time to collate all the work from our 20 years and bring them to our new, digital, public spaces. We are meeting community members in events and informal sessions and you will be able to meet us in few central locations in Wantage closer to our next event. In the meantime please follow us online or sign up here http://eepurl.com/bmJ_KH if you want to receive our news directly into your inbox.
We are aiming to finalise the printed programmes in March 2016 so please register your event asap. We are also working on four small projects for 2016: Volunteer Programme, VIP Programme, Business Sponsorship Programme and Citizen Journalism for Youth Programme. Please contact us if you want to find out more.
Don’t forget: Wantage Summer Festival is Your Festival. We welcome all new ideas in this public notepad.
Wantage Summer Festival 2016
SATURDAY 11TH JUNE – SUNDAY 17TH JULY 2016
Register your event now!
Here is the full link to the registration form: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6Z9XXQK