Cultural festival is coming to Thoresby

Magdala Opera will perform at Thoresby Cultural Festival
Magdala Opera will perform at Thoresby Cultural Festival

A NEW cultural festival kicks off in Thoresby next month.

There will be classical music, jazz and drama on offer at Thoresby Cultural Festival which runs from 16th September to 25th September.

It will begin in style when The Stonebridge Trust in association with Orchestras Live, present a beautiful, pastoral programme by Orchestra of the Swan from Stratford upon Avon.

The concert, featuring one of England’s foremost chamber orchestras, includes favourites such as Tallis Fantasia by Vaughan Williams, Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto and Concertante by Howard Skempton.

The concert takes place in Thoresby Riding Hall on Friday 16th September at 7.30pm.

It is a unique opportunity not to be missed and booking is essential.

The following day Stripes Theatre Company will perform its Edinburgh Festival hit show.

The audience will get to choose the storyline in a hilarious presentation of Two Brothers and One World Cup on Saturday 17th September at 7.30pm.

On 18th September audiences will be able to experience two memorable events.

First there will be a magical performance from Burlington Jazz from 3pm-6pm.

It will feature the full seven piece band as well as soloist Amy Southgate.

This will be followed by the opening of the prestigious 2011 Open Exhibition.

Visitors are welcome to the preview at 6pm for a chance to buy.

Open Exhibition at Thoresby Gallery is an annual exhibition and each year the number professional and amateur artists of exceptional ability producing a quality exhibition.

The Cultural Festival comes to a close on Sunday 25th September with Opera in the Afternoon by Magdala Opera.

The nationally renowned company presents an exciting programme including some all time favourites such as extracts from Tosca, Carmen, Don Giovanni and Rossini.

To ensure that you don’t miss out, people are being urged to book tickets in advance.

This couldn’t be simpler - all you need to do is call Thoresby Box Office at Thoresby Gallery on 01623 822009 or email gallery@thoresby.com.

Thoresby Park, in the heart of Notts, is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old.

Its extensive grounds cover more than 1000 acres of rich unspoilt English countryside, with a range of facilities and attractions open to the public all year round.

Opening times are from 9am to 5pm. Visitors to the Thoresby Cultural Festival can also enjoy the parklands, shops, cafe, gallery and plant centre free of charge, with free parking.