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Festival Update Two

Unfortunately, there has been another cancellation, this time owing to the illness of the speaker for the Ice Age talk at the Museum on Thursday. This means that the only festival event on that day, but a ‘must attend’ one for anyone with the remotest interest in wildlife, is the talk at the Library.

Nic Wilson is a writer, editor and Guardian Country Diarist based in North Herts, working for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and contributing to many anthologies, journals and magazines including BBC Wildlife Magazine. This talk will cover her country diaries, nature in your local patch and how to get involved in supporting local wildlife. It will be followed by a short Q&A session and a glass of wine is included in the ridiculously cheap ticket price of just £5 which you can buy from Royston Library.

If you didn’t catch the MusicFest Special on Royston Radio on Sunday 17th you can now listen to the podcasts featuring all the performers taking part in Royston MusicFest on the afternoon of Sunday 1st October in pubs and clubs around town as part of Royston Arts Festival. FREE entry to all venues including clubs where membership requirements are waived for the day. Just click on the image at top right (or further below for mobiles).

You can now buy our Finale Concert tickets online (until Friday midnight) for Sunday 1st October if you have online banking facilities. They also sell at a ridiculously low price of £5 for adults and just £2 for 16 & Under. See top right (or further below for mobiles) where you can now also view the concert programme. You can also buy these tickets now at Royston Library until 3.30pm on Saturday, and on Saturday from midday until around 5pm – both for CASH only.

The programme for our other main Creative Royston event, our Gala In The Gardens, can be found by clicking on the heading below and entry to that and all the entertainments is FREE.

Check onlne programme details below for more information and KEEP WATCHING THIS SPACE for the latest additions and amendments.

2023 Festival Programme Launch

Welcome to the 2023 Royston Arts Festival!

We are delighted to launch the festival programme on our website with around 50 events for you to enjoy this year and that rises to around 75 if you count each MusicFest mini-concert separately. .

We hope you will enjoy reading the printed copies of the programme which will soon be dropping through your door with your September edition of The Listing magazine. The aim of the website version is to keep you up-to-date with the additions or amendments that are inevitable when working to copy deadlines 5 weeks in advance of the festival start, and to use the additional space to provide more information where available.

To make it easier for you to choose which events you would like to attend we have presented them below, both in date order and, as far as possible, by type of event. You will find our Finale Concert under ‘Music’ but of course it is also an event for ‘Children & Family’ so the labels are only a guide. Also, see below for our handy festival map.

We hope you have a wonderfully enjoyable festival!