Bewdley Festival in October 2018 is the 31st consecutive annual multi-arts festival held in the North Worcestershire riverside town of Bewdley.
Since the first festival was held in 1988 we have always striven to "Bring the Best to Bewdley and the Best out of Bewdley" by programming an eclectic mix of very well-known stars, and local talent.
Bewdley Festival also presents events throughout the year either in our own name; through Bewdley Youth Festival, or our popular literary arm, Bewdley Book Week, which for 2018 will be a literary weekend .
The first event to be announced for this year's Bewdley Book Weekend is an evening with Stuart Maconie, the celebrated writer and broadcaster who will be discussing his book "Jarrow: The Road to the Deep South".
Tickets are available here: Stuart Maconie Tickets
Every October the riverside town of Bewdley hosts 10 days of music, comedy, stimulating talks and discussions, fascinating people and drama across four venues.
The line-up for this year’s Bewdley Festival has something to meet everybody’s taste as once again the Festival has brought together a collection of international, national and local artists to entertain, enthrall and challenge the audiences for the whole of the Festival, during both our daytime and evening programmes.
It all begins on Friday 12th October, when a specially constructed theatre inside the Mercure Heath Hotel will resound to a rare performance from Roland Gift, of Fine Young Cannibals, and his six piece band.
Our annual art ehibition this year features the works of Rob Hamp - you can see a preview of his art on his website by clicking here.
We also host a community arts project each year, and in 2018 we feature the return of our popular Duck House project and you can see details by clicking here.