Kenilworth Festival - May 2011

Posted on 27 April 2011

7th– 15th May 2011

Kenilworth Festival, Star studded line up and fun for all the family

Just one week after this year’s Royal wedding, Kenilworth can look forward to its own right royal celebration and fun in the shape of the 2011 Kenilworth Festival. Running from Saturday 7 May and continuing until Sunday 15th, a full programme of events and entertainment is promised by the Festival organisers. Last year’s mix of small niche events and large-scale attractions such as the Party in the Park attracted well over 10,000 people. Organisers are confident that 2011 Festival will be even better.

There will be a variety of literary, theatre, music and an Art show taking place throughout the week which will include:. Andrew Davies (the festivals patron) talking about his new BBC drama “South Riding”, Peter Baxter, producer of test match special for over 30 years talks about his latest book, Earl Cameron (actor), Peter Moore landscape photography, Lucy Worsley, Coventry male voice choir, Mell Gwynne, The original Steamchicken Jazz band and Kenilworth and Leamington string orchestra to name but a few…before culminating in Party in the Park on the Sunday. A free event for people of all ages with music and activities set around 3 stages, a childrens area, youth stage and area with main stage hosted by BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. with an array of talent on stage including: The Quiet Men, Leam Jazz Collective, Acoustic Edge, The Suspects, The Session, The Lamps, The Royal Players, Grapevine and headlining the “Stone Foundation”

Families and children will be entertained throughout the day with entertainers, Chester showtime, Alexanders theatre, music & dance, donkey rides, sports, fairground rides, and a teddy bears picnic with the Festival’s very own “Kenny the Bear” and more…

This year will also host the first food fair as part of the festival on Saturday the 14th, taking place within the marquee on Abbey fields, offering tasters, demonstrations, talks and stalls. A toy and craft area will run alongside the Party in the Park event on the 15th where families can come along chat to well reknowned local toymaker Cyril Hobbins.

Anyone interested in a stand should contact event organiser via the website or Helen on 07979 506375. During the evening the marquee will then be transformed into a music venue for the evening with a star studied extravaganza, with………

Thurs 12th – Tribute bands UB42 and the ALL SKAS – two for the price of £6
Friday 13th will see a “Night of Nostalgia”, 1940’s Dinner Dance, with the “Moonlight Serenaders” 16 piece Big Band with the Sound of Glenn Miller (Re-Capture the romance of the 1940’s)Tickets include Churhill’s special Friday Night Menu, complete with Field Kitchen and Military Vehicles Tickets £22.50
Sat 14th ‘The Clive John, Johnny Cash Road Show’ Tribute With Support Act ‘The Bear County Band’ (Americana Folk Band) Tickets – £15
Sun 15th “Steve Walwyn” and his band with Support acts “Wes Finch” and “Kristy Gallacher” Tickets £10 The programme is filling up and now is the time to buy your tickets. Please go to our website at where you will find out much more about the events taking place, with a link on the “programme page” to our online ticketing system. There is bound to be strong demand for these The Kenilworth Festival Ltd “not for profit” company would like to take this opportunity of thanking all sponsors including: The Construction Centre, The Holiday Inn, Kenilworth Town Council, Heritage Properties, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, Waitrose and all other sponsor who have contributed to this event

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