Wye Valley River Festival


The Wye Valley River Festival 2016

Great news the Wye Valley River Festival is coming back.
Folk of the Wye Valley and beyond are welcome to the Shire Hall Monmouth on Thursday the 26th March
click here to get inspired by the ideas developing for the new festival.
  The Wye Valley AONB Partnership has been awarded funding from both Arts Council England and Arts Council for Wales to undertake a series of workshops and develop ideas and vision for the next festival.
So far we have hosted a conception event in February - a day of Big Ideas when artists and environmentalists explored the theme of Global Artery as a springboard to ‘out’ the important river issues that affect river citizens and the environment of the Wye Valley and across the globe.


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The day of Big Ideas was followed by time for the artists to reflect and consider all they had heard from the environmental experts and start to develop embryonic artistic concepts.
The third workshop brought together the artists, environmental experts and community representatives to develop the creative ideas further.
This celebration of nature, culture, landscape and life along the river will be shaped in a new and creative way in 2016. Come along to the realisation event at the Shire Hall in Monmouth and find out more. Developing the Wye Valley River Festival is an exciting creative journey. In 2014 the festival amazed and surprised audiences and participants alike. What will 2016 bring? We look forward to the community of the Wye Valley turning imaginative ideas into reality- we know you can do it!

For more photos of the River Festival please click here





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