Halesworth: Art festival is all set for its 12th year

Louis de Bernieres & Brook Street Band will perform at the Halesworth Arts Festival

Louis de Bernieres & Brook Street Band will perform at the Halesworth Arts Festival - Credit: Archant

A popular cultural showcase is now entering its 12th year – with organisers promising one of its best line-ups.

The Halesworth Arts Festival returns to The Cut next month and among the highlights are Louis de Bernières and the Brook Street Band celebrating the life of Handel and pianist John Lill, who will be performing a programme featuring the likes of Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Beethoven.

Poet Alice Oswald will also take to the stage and Radio 4’s The Horne Section will bring their music to north Suffolk.

Dance makes a return, while there is also a silent movie with live piano accompaniment, and the Cotton Club Revue is back for the festival finale. There is also a series of art exhibitions – including work by children from eight local schools.

The festival has been directed for the past eight years by Matthew Wetmore, who originally worked in the music industry before moving to Suffolk more than 20 years ago.

It runs between October 12 and 27. For details visit www.halesworthartsfestival.org.uk or call 01986 874264.

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