See the Calendar
for events throughout the festival.
(for Friends of Nailsworth Festival)
The 2016 Festival is in full swing!
The full programme of events is published on our
Calendar page and online booking is now open. For full details of how to book, see our
How to book page.
There is a huge range of music on offer, as well as talks, walks, exhibitions and workshops.
There is our tradional Festival Saturday, of course, but the festival is far more than that. Festival Saturday was a bit damp round
the edges but we ploughed on regardless, and we had almost as many visitors as usual.
Thank you for your support. There are pictures of Festival Saturday in
Web Album 2016. There are also some pictures from Festival Saturday on our
page and more will appear during the week.
We rely heavily on our sponsors and business supporters to be able to put on such a broad, exciting festival.
Individuals play an important role too, contributing as Friends of the Nailsworth Festival.
If you are interested in becoming a Friend, please see our Friends page,
where you will see some of the benefits available if you become a member.
You can still see some
photographs of Festival Saturday 2015 by going to
Web Album 2015.
We always welcome support, whether it be financial support by becoming a Friend of the festival or perhaps even sponsoring an event,
or practical support putting on the festival.
If you have any bright ideas for events or workshops at future festivals, please let us know via
You can also still see some
photographs of Festival Saturday 2014 and other festival events by going to
Web Album 2014. Photographs from previous festivals are at
Web Album 2013,
Web Album 2012,
Web Album 2011, or montage of photographs from 2010.
Not much happening this year, folks. Only jazz, folk,‘Death and the Maiden’ (a Schubert quartet
not a heavy metal band), a Capella, crime, wildlife, Wendy Cope with her ‘Life, Love and the
Archers’ (maybe she has a plan to murder Rob Titchener?), talking horses, songs of the land with
Susan Raven, and last but not least Ma Polaine’s Great Decline (prize winning musical fusion not
health challenge of mature local woman). Phew! I need a lie down myself…
Well known writer
and broadcaster. Sue is a local resident and is the Festival Patron