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7 May 2018 @ 8:00 am - 21 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Simonsbath Festival celebrates the cultural heritage of Exmoor, while inviting top musicians from abroad to celebrate theirs in the six weeks between May Day and Midsummer.
The Festival works closely with local schools, organising traditional May Day celebrations with maypole dancing to start the festival, followed by a series of music workshops which culminate in a Midsummer family and community concert.
Simonsbath Festival is all about diversity. As well as attracting as wide an audience as possible to a festival programme filled with as much variety as possible, our unique selling point is to celebrate Exmoor’s cultural heritage on May Day and Midsummer and to celebrate the cultural heritage of other countries during the six weeks in between.
In addition to the events in Simonsbath and the May Day celebrations in Exford, the festival continues its work with local schools with the project ‘Songs from the Exmoor Forest’ to revive interest in and knowledge of the traditional music and songs of Exmoor.
See website for full programme of events and concerts.