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  • by Emma Lake
 

This year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival returns to a 10-day format with a packed programme to entertain and delight.

This year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival returns to a 10 day format with a packed programme to entertain and delight.

Organiser Nick Wells launched this year’s event at the Apex on Monday.

He said: “This year’s festival is everything you have come to know and love about the festival.

“A mix of jazz, folk, world music, community involvement, cerebral stuff, fun stuff - I hope you find it enjoyable and stimulating.”

Terry Buckle, Mayor of Bury St Edmunds, praise the festival, which he said represented the fantastic community spirit of the town.

From May 16 to 25 Bury’s cultural venues will be filled with music, theatre, art, film, comedy and dance.

Venues including The Apex, Theatre Royal, Smiths Row, St Edmundsbury Cathedral and Abbeygate Picturehouse will host events during the festival, which attracts thousands to the town.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s portfolio holder for heritage, arts and culture, Sarah Stamp, said: “I’m really proud to be involved. It’s quite different there’s lots of community events. There’s something for everybody of all ages.”

Mark Cordell, chief executive of Our Bury St Edmunds, said: It’s a huge attraction for people to come to the town and for our businesses to benefit.”

Highlights of this year’s programme include the return of The Penguin Orchestra, the Aurora Orchestra, heritage walks and street theatre.

Tickets go on sale from March 10. To view the full line-up or purchase tickets go to www.buryfestival.co.uk

 

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