Each year the Creative Royston Management Committee (CRMC) choose a theme for the forthcoming festival and for the last few years we have tried to choose a socially relevant one. The theme is designed to help artists, whether they be painters, photographers or quilters, choose a subject which provides some continuity across the festival. This year ‘Circle of Life’ is the chosen theme for the 2022 Royston Arts Festival and the main weekend is Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September.
The theme, as hopefully with all our chosen themes, was chosen because we think it can be interpreted in a variety of ways and of course is highly recognisable in the connection with the Elton John song and ‘The Lion King’ movie. ‘Connection’ is a key word in the sense that the philosophical concept of the term ‘Circle of Life’ refers to the idea that human beings come from the earth and return to the earth after passing away. We are all at a different place on the ‘Circle of Life’ and we want contributors to the festival to place their own interpretations on the term whether that be in a personal way or one related to society, the environment or climate change, to cite just a few possible ‘connections’.
It does sound a bit sombre put that way but we think we can have plenty of FUN with the theme as well, just as in the movie, and we look forward to having your help with that!
If you think you might want to help further in any way, maybe as a member of CRMC, or have any ideas for the festival, just email Carl Filby using firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
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