Martin Denny, Windsor Festival Director, writes...
Martin Denny • Published 29 Jun 2012 08:30 0 Comments
The Festival programme of events is ready and brochures are now being distributed, the website is live and shows all the events.
This is always an exciting moment for us as we release the news to our members and to the general public. After a year of work on this programme we await the public's reaction and the ticket orders which follow.
The programme is sprinkled with Diamond Jubilee dust and promises to continue the excitement of recent weeks. Berkshire has seen some remarkable events so far this year, and some special additions to annual celebrations.
The Olympic Torch will soon be paraded through our streets, and then the Games themselves will begin. As these celebrations draw to a close the Festival will remind us all what a very special place this is to live and work. Our members are booking as we speak, and the box office, which this year is being hosted by the Royal Windsor Information Centre, will open to the public on Tuesday, July 10. Online booking will also open on this day.
With our media partner, Berkshire Media Group, we will be publishing the full programme and information in The Guide supplement next week, and we hope that you will look out for this comprehensive map of this year's festival.
I do hope that you will dive in to all that there is to offer and share in our enthusiasm with the highest quality of cultural activity in the unique venues we are privileged to use.
In the meantime Windsor Festival has been working towards The Tree of Light with many community groups from across Berkshire and the Thames Valley, and with Henley Festival, CIAO! and Oxford Inspires.
On the evening of Saturday, July 21, the beautiful parkland surrounding historic Stonor House, close to Henley, will be transformed by an electrifying, futuristic stage production, fusing over a thousand performers with a truly spectacular explosion of music, light and excitement. As dusk falls, dancers, singers, musicians and cyclists will re-discover The Tree Of Light in a derelict, industrial landscape. It has fallen into disuse and been forgotten... until now.
The gates will open at 7pm. Bring a summer picnic and enjoy music and entertainment in the lovely grounds of Stonor Park. The hour-long Tree Of Light performance will begin at 9.30pm. Tickets, priced at £10 and £8 for concessions, are available online at www.thetreeoflight.org. Under 16s go free and do not require a ticket.Visit www.windsorfestival.com
This article appeared in Bracknell News 28 Jun 12