Welcome to the Somerton Summer Arts Festiuval

Monday 12th July 2010

FULL DETAILS OF ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE80 PAGE SOUVENIR PROGRAMME WHICH INCLUDES
A VOUCHER FOR 10% OFF TICKET PRICES (Tickets Available from 1st June)

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ROUNDABOUT PLAYGROUP WORKSHOP with GLORIA OJULARI

Gloria Ojulari is from 'Take Art' and will be at the playgroup all week. Take Art is an arts development agency serving the towns, villages and rural communities in Somerset. Their mission is to produce, promote and facilitate participation in the arts and to continually explore innovative ways in which artists can enrich communities. Gloria is a practising artist based in Bristol. She runs workshops within the city and the South West for all age groups from nursery upwards. The artist has developed mixed media projects especially suitable for preschools, focusing on colour, shape and design.
Roundabout Playschool Children Only
Sponsored by Somerton Printery Ltd

INFANTS SCHOOL WORKSHOP – SAXONS AND VIKINGS

Saxon/Viking re-enactment group called Hrafnslith (translated means troop of the raven) will be come into school to teach about the life and times of invading Saxon England. After setting up they will raid the classroom and take the children to the tents. They will show you weapons and how they were used, what clothes they wore both high class and low class and the difference between the two. They talk about religion, both Christian and pagan, runes and anything else the teacher wants to talk about. They have a saga in the afternoon which most kids will have a part to play which includes a king, a wedding of a king, divorce, a sea journey, a battle, a death of a king & the last Viking boat burial. See www.hrafnslith.co.uk
Infant School Children Only
Sponsored by Margaret Chambers

8.00pm. SUPERBRAIN QUIZ

Tickets SOLD OUT (to join the waiting list in case of any returned tickets please give your details to the ticket office)

Our ever-popular quiz has featured in almost every Festival in the last 23 years and it seems that Russ Hollowell has been the question-setter and question-master for most of them!! Russell can be confidently expected to put together the usual range of easy to impossible questions, depending on whether or not you know the answer! So, it will be business as usual for teams of four competing for the new Festival Quiz Trophy. You don’t need to be a mastermind, top of the form or a tele-addict to take part, so ask the family or friends to make up a team.
Entry forms available from the ticket office.
Last year’s winners were The Halfway House, Pitney. They’ve won for the last five years, so who can mount a challenge?
The Unicorn Hotel Skittle Alley - Tickets £8.00 per team of four (Tickets SOLD OUT) A voucher for 10% off ticket prices (Tickets available from 1st June) can be found in the 80 page Souvenir programme Click here for information
Sponsored by Clarks International

 

8.30pm MARTIN CARTHY

One of the most talented guitarists and folk singers that this country has ever produced, he really is a master of his craft and a legend in his own lifetime! His choice of material ranges from the blues of the American Deep South to the traditional music of England, Ireland, Scotland and North America.
“For four decades, Martin Carthy's work has immeasurably enriched the British folk heritage. He is regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional music of the British Isles, as well as a highly influential and much-imitated guitarist. Awarded the MBE for services to English folk music in 1998, his drive and enthusiasm are undiminished and he continues to be one of folk music's great innovators.”  Sunday Times
See www.watersoncarthy.com

A selection of Bar-B-Q meats and vegetarian options will be available 1 hour before the start of the Event and throughout the evening.
The Festival Marquee Somerton Sports Club - Tickets £10.00 A voucher for 10% off ticket prices (Tickets available from 1st June) can be found in the 80 page Souvenir programme Click here for information