‘Guitars & Strings’ – Concert on Sunday 8th July

Creative Royston and the team behind Royston MusicFest are absolutely delighted to announce a special one-off concert at The Old Bull Inn, Royston on Sunday 8th July at 7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm).

Music fans in Royston will have a rare opportunity to hear musicians of international standing and acclaim perform contemporary songs arranged for classical instruments including violins, violas, cello and harps, reinforced by the ubiquitous guitar.

This eclectic concert will feature Jeremy Harmer and the Ad Hoc Strings performing the wonderful arrangements of Jeremy’s songs; Schrödinger’s Strings performing some of their own songs alongside sublime covers of everything from Pachelbel’s Canon in D to Guns N’ Roses (on a guitar and 2 harps, amazing!), and last but certainly not least, wonderful songwriting and musical wizardry from local favourites, Thursday’s Band.

For more information on the artists click on the links attached to their names; have a look at the biographical piece provided by Jeremy, and at the website for Steve Bingham, leader of the Ad Hoc Strings.

Tickets are an absolute bargain at £10 in advance (£12 on the door) and would be good value for a concert by any one of these 3 superb acts. Click on the icon below to buy tickets – whilst you can!


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Creative Writing Competition

We are very excited to announce our second annual Creative Writing Competition!

We are looking for inspiring original writing from local people for Royston Arts Festival 2018. In fewer than 500 words, you should write a fiction or non-fiction story with the theme ‘Voyages of Discovery’ at its core.

This year we are excited to be able to open the competition up to adults as well, thanks to the support of The Rotary Club, and the continuing support of David’s Bookshop in Letchworth. There will be three age groupings: 5 to 9, 10 to 17 and 18+, and submissions should be made under categories of ‘fiction’ or ‘non-fiction’, for which we have two expert judging panels from the world of journalism and literature.

Prizes of £50 of vouchers to spend at David’s Bookshop are available in each category. Details of how to enter can be viewed or downloaded by clicking HERE. Please also download the  COVER SHEET to accompany your entry.

There are two different deadlines for entering this competition. The deadline if submitting via your school office is Monday 16th July
2018. The deadline for submissions sent directly to Creative Royston is Monday 30th July 2018.

Any submissions received after these dates will not be considered.

…. and don’t forget our deadline of Friday 27th April for event submissions – see previous post below: