Bruton Festival of Arts 2011

The Festival Committee invites you to participate in a host of exciting events throughout the month of May.
Sunday 8 May Food and Fiction: a panel of six well-known local authors talk about their work and invite questions. Tickets £10 (drinks and canap├ęs) or £25 (to include supper). 7pm, At the Chapel. Booking essential, 01749 814070.
Friday 13 May Festival Folk and Roots hosted by Back Before Breakfast, 9pm at The Bruton Castle, High Street, free entry; 01749 812104.
Saturday 14 May Art Trail preview tour, starting At The Chapel, 5pm.
Green Monkey Gallery’s Art Trail festival party, 8pm at The Bruton Castle, free
Sunday 15–Monday 30 May The second  BRUTON ART TRAIL.
An eclectic selection of art and sculpture at indoor and outdoor venues around town. Art Trail Map available from the Community Office, The Bruton Castle, At the Chapel and Green Monkey Gallery.
New this year! Street Art Workshop (8-16 years) & chalk drawing workshop
(2-7 years) on Saturday 21 May, 11am – 1pm, At The Bruton Castle garden, led by UK Street Artist Cosmic, to book call Shelagh 07944 414394, free entry.
Wednesday 18 May Festival open mic with Mark Adams and Anne Cooke, 8pm at The Bruton Castle, free entry.
Thursday 19 May Festival Irish music night, 8pm at The Bruton Castle, free entry.
Friday 20May Live music, with Sashi and the Wild Beans, an 11-piece gypsy, Ska, pop outfit, 9pm at The Bruton Castle, free entry.
Saturday 21 May Writing Sweatshop for adults: write a story in six hours sitting in a shop window! Same first line for everyone. Entry £6. To enter contact Elisabeth Balfour 01749 812232 (mornings only) or
Sunday 22 May Life Drawing workshop with tutor Caroline Morriss,
10am–2.30pm, at the Community Kids’ Hall, Higher Backway, Bruton.
Cost £25/concessions £15. To book call Tia Cusden 01749 813220.
Tuesday 24 May Acoustic Night at The Sun Inn, High Street, Bruton, 8pm. Special Festival edition! FREE entry but donations welcomed. For more info contact Matt Watson 07930 575198;; Facebook: Bruton Acoustic.
Tuesday 24–Thursday 26 May The Bruton Theatre Company presents Death and The Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, dir. Jack Price, with Guy Ogilvy, Angeliki Yannaghas and Jack Price. Hobhouse Studio Theatre, Bruton School for Girls, 7.30pm. Tickets £9 (conc. £8), from or 07715 683005.
Thursday 26 May Art Trail art film night, The Liberty of Norton Folgate, a musical film starring Madness, directed by Julien Temple and Steve Mallit, and
The Eagleman Stag, this year’s BAFTA award-winning short animation by Mikey Please and Benedict Please. Each film will be presented by at least one of its producers. 8pm at The Bruton Castle, free entry.
Friday 27 May Flipron: an eccentric English rock ’n’ roll band, great sound, lots of energy! Launching their latest single. 9pm at The Bruton Castle, free entry.
Also at the Sun Inn, Jesus Kenevil support the mighty Calatrilloz, 8pm, free entry.
Saturday 28 May Poetry Workshop:New Directions in Haiku’, hosted by Peter Jaeger, Bruton resident and lecturer in creative writing and literary theory at Roehampton University. A short talk about traditional and emerging forms of Haiku, followed by a period of writing time and group editing and reading. Suitable for all from beginners to experienced writers. The Bruton Castle, 2–5pm, £2 on the day. Info from Alex Rubbo 01749 813985.
Sunday 29 May Our end of Festival party, RSVP: back by very popular demand, our favourite Bristol-based Bhangra band. The Bruton Castle, 7pm.
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door (to include a meal of assorted curries, etc), from The Bruton Castle 01749 812104, Phillips & Skinner 01749 813221
Limited numbers, book early to avoid disappointment!
Monday 30 May Festival quiz including expanded music and local knowledge  rounds. £1 per person, max four people per team. 8pm at The Bruton Castle.