A guide to performing arts events in the UK & Ireland
The top 500 or so festivals have been selected from the abundance of local, community and regional festivals in the UK and Ireland. Ranging from major international festivals to small-scale events, all promise quality professional or performances, although many programme a wide range of festival activities and fringe events to run alongside. And many are strongly linked to their location, providing towns, villages and counties and their communities with a sense of regional identity through the cultural activities on offer, making them ideal focal points for visitors from other parts of the country and abroad.
The guide is divided into four parts:
* Part one consists of a series of short general interest articles
* part two focuses on specific art forms
* Part three makes up the main body of the book with listings classified by region and containing thumbnail descriptions of the festivals, typical venues, dates, contact details, tips for visitors, along with information for performers wishing to contact organisers regarding future events. More general local information of interest to potential visitors is given throughout.
* Finally, part four gives a chronological run-down of the events listed, plus a comprehensive index.
Covering classical music, literature, drama, dance, traditional and folk arts, film, jazz and the occasional more quirky event, the guide is the ideal companion for anyone searching for events to attend; tourists who are simply trying to plan a short, culture-filled holiday; and performers looking to promote their work around the country.
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