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Bury’s cultural extravaganza attracts thousands

A day of street entertainment as part of Bury Festival ANL-140518-191548009

A day of street entertainment as part of Bury Festival ANL-140518-191548009

Thousands of people flocked to enjoy the 10-day explosion of culture that was the Bury St Edmunds Festival, this year.

More than 60 events were held between May 16 and 25 at a host of venues across the town.

Festival manager, Nick Wells, said: “I had so many people say how much they enjoyed the festival and the programme. People spoke about the quality of what they had seen, which was really nice.”

During the festival contortionists escaped from impossible situations in Charter Square, buskers filled the town with music and many talented musicians, theatre groups and entertainers dazzled audiences.

As well as music, theatre, film, comedy and art providing a cornucopia of events historical walks shone a light on Bury’s fascinating history and workshops spread a love of all things cultural.

This year’s festival returned to 10-days after a shorter event last year.

Nick said: “Lots of people were coming up to say how good it was to get back to 10 days. It was definitely the right thing.

“There’s no doubt it brings people to the town and people really throw themselves into it and immerse themselves in an orgy of activity which is great and it becomes incredibly social.”

 

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