Megson – Our Opening Concert

We are thrilled to announce that MEGSON will be opening Royston Arts Festival with a performance in St John The Baptist Church in Melbourn Street, Royston as part of their 20th anniversary tour.

Come and enjoy an evening with the dynamic musical duo on Friday 20th September, doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start – there will be a CASH (only) bar.

MEGSON comprise Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) and are four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards and they draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.

The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars and have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but also for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour.

The most original duo on the British folk scene. THE GUARDIAN.

A force in the folk revival- THE OBSERVER

Get your tickets here now: https://www.megsonmusic.co.uk/product/live-stjohns/

Calling Local Writers!

Have you published a book? Whether traditionally or independently published, Creative Royston invites you to Royston Arts Festival 2024 for a celebration of local writers!

On Saturday 28th September, we will be hosting a book fair – an opportunity to talk about and sell your book. With signings and readings, we would love to celebrate what you’ve achieved and help you to find new readers.

Everyone’s invited! Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose; whether you write for children, adults or anyone in between; whether you’ve sold 20 copies or 20,000…

If you’re interested in being a part of the fair, please contact Phil Oddy – philoddy@creativeroyston.org for more information

Royston Arts Festival 2024

Royston Arts Festival will be taking place between 20th – 29th September 2024 and local organisations and creative businesses are invited to submit their entries and get involved!

Last year’s Festival saw an audience of 5,000 attending the 75+ events, from music, drama, workshops, community events, talks and exhibitions.

This year is set to be bigger and better than ever, with over a week of live performance, exhibitions and workshops. The popular Gala in the Gardens, MusicFest and the Finale Concert will make a welcome return.

The Festival theme for 2024 is Arts in Motion.

For example; movement, travel, emotional progression, evolution through time, adaptation, experimenting with new techniques, collaborating with another organisation, merging different art forms or sharing perspectives across cultures or generations. It really is open to your own interpretation. Remember, it is by no means essential to theme your event: our main aim is to bring the community together and showcase the wealth of creativity on offer in our area.

Local organisations and creative businesses are invited to get involved by hosting their own events: could you run a workshop in your business for example? A competition for children? A talk or an exhibition?

Looking for ideas and inspiration for your event? Here’s what we did last year!

Submit your event or, if you are just at the ideas stage or want to express an initial interest, simply submit your initial ideas and we are here to help you shape what you want to do.

Here’s to an exciting and vibrant Arts Festival 2024!

20 September to 29 September 2024