With the support of West Dean Parish Council, Canopy is planning an Arts Festival on 2nd October. The event will take place at the West Dean Centre, Bream. Creative organisations within the Forest of Dean will join together for this combined arts event, providing a wide variety of engaging activities and entertainment. The event will bring local communities together and lift spirits, as well as celebrating the diverse and wonderful creative talent available right on our doorstep. The range of opportunities provided will encourage young and old, families, the vulnerable, elderly and socially isolated to get involved.
There will be a programme for performers to represent their organisation in dance, music, theatre, poetry, film and literature. Visual artists and craftspeople will have stalls and space to offer practical workshops. Local schools will be invited to participate in the celebrations. To start the Showcase off we plan to have a parade along the central high street led by musicians, members of the silver bands, dancers and performers and banners.