The Marple Website is now ready for the Marple Festival starting on 10 September 2010 and culminating in the Food and Drink Day and Festival Ball on 25 September. It looks like it will be jam-packed and probably impossible to take in every event but there should be something for everyone.
This Festival section of the Events Calender now features all the events that are currently detailed and will be updated with new information and corrections as and when they become available.
Registered users - if you are involved in any of these events and have extra information then feel free to add it to the relevent thread. Also if you get in touch with organisers for more information then please share it here with everyone else.
The Festival organisers also have their own web site at www.marplefestival.org.uk
. At the moment this has a holding page but I've been advised that it will go "live" tomorrow and will have full details of the events, venues and competitions. Banners and links have been set up on the main site and these will take you to new pages once they do go "live". Here's the announcement from the organisers:Marple Festival 10-25 September 2010
Building on the success of its Food & Drink Festival of the past three years, Marple is holding an exciting new festival celebrating local culture. This will be an ambitious two week event with a rich mix of arts, performance and heritage, culminating in a Food & Drink Day and Festival Ball.
The programme promises great variety, all showcasing Marple, with something for all ages. Foreign film, drama, dance, and literary events will appeal to art buffs. Music and song feature strongly with jazz, pop, swing, brass, classical, symphony, folk…plus choirs, bands and barbershop.
There are guided canal walks around the spectacular flight of 16 locks and aqueduct; canal boats; art in the park; children’s storytimes; literary workshops; comedy and talent nights; a charity fashion show; painting and photography exhibitions. Then the Festival finishes with a flourish for foodies – a beerfest, wine tasting, cookery demonstrations and the popular Food and Drink Day.
Information: Website www.marplefestival.org.uk, Vernon Building Society in Marple for tickets, local shops and Marple’s own Festival newspaper