The 2020 Nailsworth Festival could not take place

The Nailsworth Festival aims, for one week of the year, to bring something a little different to the cultural life of our community, providing something for everyone. In 2020, it was due to take place from 16th May to 24th May but we reluctantly had to cancel following government advice on measures to fight the coronavirus epidemic.

Nailsworth Festival 2021

While the country is still in a very uncertain situation, the Committee is keen to go ahead with the Festival in May 2021, subject to whatever rules and guidelines are in place at the time. Therefore, the Committee is currently planning for the Festival to commence on Friday 21st May with limited, socially distanced, audiences. So look out for news of the Festival in future editions of Nailsworth News and on this website, as the situation hopefully becomes clearer.

Nailsworth Festival held a virtual AGM on Monday 5th October. Festival Chair Mary Saunders reported on a year in which the Committee had to cancel the Festival in March because of the emergency restrictions. This proved to be absolutely the correct decision as the situation became more and more serious and we were all unable to leave our homes.

Our general email address is festival@nailsworthfestival.org.uk. We always welcome suggestions for future festival events.


Our thanks go to our sponsors and all those whose financial and practical support in the organisation of the Festival make everything possible. These are our sponsors for 2020. (Click on the sponsor’s logo to open their website in a new page or tab.)


The Executors of Robert Stiling


Our thanks go to the following for their financial and practical support in the organisation of the Festival:

Nailsworth Town Council
Ruskin Mill
Town Information Centre
Nailsworth News
Nailsworth Chamber of Trade
Stroud News & Journal