Review of 2017 Festival

Roseland Festival has taken place once again and it was a delight to see so many people come to our events across the peninsula.

We have been described as ‘quirky’, ‘eclectic’ and ‘odd but wonderful’ by county publications. What are your thoughts?

Our programme this year was once again very varied appealing to many different interests. The two concerts at St. Just Church were sell outs, both so brilliant but different from each other. One was Tresillian Singers singing in harmony with Rhos Keur, a very Cornish evening. Whereas Opus Anglicanum narrated and sang ‘The Ancient Mariner’ in plain chant . What a contrast.

There were lots of different samples to be had too. Bread from Da Bara, gin from Tarquin and Louisa’s wines. Plus five lucky people took home one of Ian Facey-Macleod’s fantastic flower arrangements. Pasties were also on hand at ‘Classic meets Steam’ which were so welcome as it was a really cold and wet morning. Thank goodness for a large shed, one of this year’s new venues.

We are different from other festivals so ‘odd but wonderful’ does seem to be appropriate, as does ‘quirky’ and ‘eclectic’. Some suggestions have already been made for next year’s Festival. If you have any ideas, or useful contacts, then please do email us on : [email protected], we’d be pleased to hear from you.
As ever we thank our members for their loyal support and our sponsors, as well as all the booking secretaries of the venues, the performers and the audiences.

We are a small committee and one thing we are particularly proud of is that we have been able to give substantial donations to Roseland Academy for creative work which has involved their students as well as the local primary school children.

But we wouldn’t be able to do that without your support, thank you.

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