21st April to 7th May: Two Months of Music, Art and Literary Events in Devon’s Top Award Winning Market Town. [photo Sophie Neville speaks about Swallows & Amazons. ]
‘The beating heart of the arts in West Devon and East Cornwall!’
Happy 15 th birthday to the Tavistock Festival! The Festival is bigger and better than ever; this
heart of arts and culture in the town, and the whole district, is beating with its unique vibrant
energy – delivering the vital nutrients that music, literature, drama, dance, cinema and the
visual arts can contribute to all our lives. Whether your tastes are for classical, rock or jazz,
the Festival has top artists and ensembles in every style to inspire you, from near and far,
young and less young! If you are keen to learn more about the arts, look out for the carefully
selected series of talks by acknowledged experts on a fascinating range of artistic and historic
Don’t forget, the Tavistock Festival is not only about watching and listening – there are
plenty of events that are an open invitation to everyone to get involved and express
themselves; these include singing workshops, writing projects and special competitions. So,
come on, visitors and locals, young and old – everybody is welcome to feel the pulse of the
Festival and to set your own heartbeat racing with all the excitement!
The 2018 Tavistock Festival CIO, our 16 th and second since becoming a charitable
organisation (charity no. 1169664), again will sing the praises of all that our award winning
market town has to offer. 2018 continues to see us receiving invaluable support, both old and
new, from our marvellous sponsors, to all of whom we are most grateful.
I look forward to seeing you, often, I hope, during the Festival.
- Christopher Kirwin [More Information]