Brentwood Arts Festival 2014
An impressively ambitious programme of events in Brentwood this July to celebrate the arts and commemorate outbreak of the First World War.
Orchestral performances, art exhibitions, plays, yarn-bombing and much more is promised. Organised by the Brentwood Arts Council, the eight-day festivities run from July 5 to 12, bringing together a host of artistic groups from across the borough.
At Ingatestone Hall, there's A Midsummer Night's Dream in the open air and the Stondon Singers, who bring William Byrd back to his Catholic roots.
In the wonderful space of Brentwood Cathedral, we have Elgar And The Great War to open the Festival on July 5, and Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace, to close it on July 12.
More information, and online booking, on the Festival website
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