Ludlow Fringe Festival - Saturday 17th June – Saturday 24th June
The Fringe festival grew from the ashes of the Ludlow Shakespeare Festival and there are still many people who look forward to the performances that take place annually. This year, daily performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream will take place in the grounds of Ludlow Castle. If you're planning to come along for the performance we can prepare a lovely picnic hamper for you to enjoy in the castle grounds. 2 days notice needed for picnics.
Ludlow is a vibrant little town that punches well above it's weight . In addition to a much loved arts centre, Ludlow is home to the Food festival, English Song Festival, Spring festival and Fringe festival. This year we are delighted to welcome another musical delight - The Ludlow Piano Festival taking place 24th to 28th May.
The event is the brainchild of Joint Artistic Director and Chair, Alistair McGowan, who said, ‘Ludlow has three perfect venues with excellent pianos all within 100 metres of each other.
The festival will begin with a celebrity concert – hosted by Robert (‘Judge’) Rinder – featuring actors, presenters and comedians each playing a solo piece (or two) on the wonderful Steinway in the cathedral-like St Laurence’s Church. It is a chance to see Ed Balls, Jo Brand & Wynne Evans (Mr Go Compare)* as you’ve never seen them before!
The festival will also feature discussions (hosted by BBC Proms presenter, Katie Derham and BBC Radio 3’s Ian Skelly) and masterclasses (for invited students and for brave amateurs) with our professional recital pianists.