Wedmore Festival Reaches New Heights!

This year’s Wedmore Festival was everything we’d dreamed it would be and more. We changed the name (dropping ‘Arts’) to make it even more inclusive and eclectic and are here to listen to your ideas and suggestions for 2025, which we are already excitedly working on, promising to make this spectacular festival even bigger, better and bolder than ever before.

You probably already know what a wonderful village Wedmore is and what an incredible event the festival is, but we want the world to know! Please let us know if you can help. It seems we are all agreed that this was the most successful festival to date. Not only did it provide high quality entertainment, thought-provoking insights but it proudly and importantly supported young local talent. 

New this year was a highly acclaimed display of paintings, sculptures and tapestries from local artists in the church. Well-known speakers and national icons, Kate Adie and Lynne Franks gave fascinating talks. The Nonsuch Dancers recreated Tudor pageantry; we saw a highly imaginative theatre production of the Hound of the Baskervilles and enjoyed lots of music – from pop and rock, cabaret and musical theatre to jazz and classical music of the highest quality. 

The Wedmore Ensemble, four professional musicians who live in Wedmore closed the festival and Poppy McGhee, a young violinist who we are proud to support, gave a wonderful concert with the world-famous pianist Derek Paravicini and raised over £1000 for the Amber Trust, a charity givingmusical opportunities for blind, partially sighted children, and those with more complex needs.

We are delighted to have contributed safety posts to the seating in the village hall as part of the Wedmore Festival legacy. Instrumental in raising funds for the raked seating which facilitated much better viewing for audiences, the festival is pleased to have provided this important safety addition, making the seating much more accessible for the elderly, young families and those with additional needs.

We’ve certainly set a high bar, judging from the wonderful feedback and excellent ticket sales we’ve had this year. Next year we are looking forward to Wedmore Festival reaching even greater heights.

We are so grateful to everyone who came. Take a look at our event photos on our new facebook page, give it a ‘like’ and keep up-to-date with our exciting developmentshttps://www.facebook.com/WedmoreFestival, follow us on instagram.com/wedmorefestival.

As always, we are grateful to our sponsors, advertisers, Friends of the Festival, support staff and of course our audiences!  We would also love to offer individuals, groups or businesses the opportunity to support next year’s festival and to contact boxoffice@wedmorefestival.co.uk.

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Our protegées

As a not for profit organisation Wedmore Arts Festival  is committed to using the surplus we generate from our events to help support young local artists and performers, and to encourage a love of the arts. The Festival is dedicated especially to supporting young talent and to encouraging a love of the arts amongst the younger generation.  Find out more….


Our Patrons

We are privileged to be supported by a number of Patrons who support the aims & objectives of our Festival


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