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Appointment of Artistic Director

15/09/2021

Thaxted Festival Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Jenkins as Artistic Director.

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Autumn recital 2021 -
Iyad Sughayer - piano

17/10/2021, 3pm

We're pleased to announce that booking for our autumn event is now open!

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Thaxted Festival 2021 - a year to remember

10/08/2021

It was an emotional moment when we were able to introduce our opening concert on Thursday 24 June.

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Our 2021 Education Project

13/07/2021

We were delighted that we could partner with Thaxted Primary School in an educational music project this year.

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Visiting Thaxted and north-west Essex

08/03/2021

Thaxted and its surrounding villages and towns have much to offer for visits lasting from just an hour or two, to days out and short breaks.

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Volunteering with Thaxted Festival

05/03/2021

Our renowned annual festival of music & performance in Thaxted Church relies on a wide range of volunteer activity throughout the year.

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February 2021 Newsletter

01/02/2021

We are so looking forward to hosting live music again & we have an exciting range of artists lined up from across the musical spectrum.

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Thaxted Festival patrons

01/11/2020

Thaxted Festival is very pleased to announce the appointment Marijke Curtis and Zeb Soanes as patrons of the Festival.

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Our Autumn 2020 event at Saffron Hall

12/10/2020

We collaborated with our neighbours at Saffron Hall to present 2 special autumn recitals by gifted young pianist Martin James Bartlett.

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Help us to grow Thaxted Festival

15/09/2020

Our major Festival draws audiences from a wide area to enjoy performances by professional artists of national & international standing

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Looking back: Thaxted Festival 2019

23/07/2019

Thaxted Festival 2019 got off to a flying start in its first weekend with a stand-out concert by Brandenburg Sinfonia.

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“What a treat! I think I enjoyed it all the more this year as it was a welcome live experience. Thank you to all the organisers for their hard work!”
“We thought that it was brilliant that you managed to hold the festival at all and many congratulations are due to all involved.”
“Wonderful to hear live music of this standard again. The church venue and acoustics are wonderful!”
“The team worked a small miracle to get us together in such a situation. Well done to all!”
“Hugely appreciated the hard work of the team in very difficult circumstances.”
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