Take Flight with Southwold Arts Festival

Published: Monday 15th May 2017

Written by: Sally Owen

Save the date for the fourth annual Southwold Arts Festival!  Saturday 24th June to Saturday 1st July 2017.

The Festival opens with a free street party, which will begin with a parade; this year’s theme is Take Flight. Everyone is encouraged to dress up and take part and we will have a colourful parade of fairies, butterflies, birds, superheroes, planes - in fact anything with wings. The Suffolk School of Samba will lead the parade up the High Street to the Market Square from 12 noon and there will be a full afternoon of street entertainment, music, dance, choirs, stalls and local food and drink until 6pm. 

There is a glorious line up of concerts, recitals, performances and seminars throughout the week, starting with The Simon and Garfunkel Story, which So Southwold is delighted to be sponsoring.  Pam Ayres will be performing ‘some more of her poetry’, former BBC Gardeners World presenter Christine Walkden will be speaking about the thrills and spills of life as a gardener and broadcaster, a plethora of talented young musicians will be performing, the list goes on… To view the full programme of events click here

What better time for a week or short break in Southwold.  Perhaps one of these lovely luxury holiday abodes would suit you?

Far View One – with views across the common this spacious apartment for two with pretty garden is just a few minutes from the High Street.

Guillemot – (Sleeps 2) Brand new to the So Southwold portfolio, this stylish open plan apartment in Tibby’s Triangle is just a minute walk from St Edmunds Hall, home to the Southwold Arts Festival.

Browse all our luxury holiday cottages available for Southwold Arts Festival.

To find out more about the Southwold Arts Festival and booking the perfect cottage for your stay, why not give us a call on 01502 543133.


Sally Owen
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