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Sent: 17 July 2008 17:15
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Towersey News & Updates

only 33 days to go!

Hello and welcome to all the very latest Towersey Festival news.  There are still a few Full Season tickets left and if you can’t make it for the whole weekend then you could get a Day ticket or an Event ticket to one of our great Festival Dance House specials.  We hope you’ll choose to spend the August Bank Holiday with us down in Towersey for another great Festival.  Buy tickets now

Recording Studio at the Festival
Cool As Folk!

Kathryn Tickell At The Proms

Art On Show

Become A Friend Of The Festival






Recording Studio at the Festival

We have something very special in store for all you budding musicians out there! New to the Showground this year will be Rockhopper.  Built into a vintage 1960s silver airstream caravan, Rockhopper is a roomy state-of–the–art recording studio which offers you the chance to lay down and take home top quality, professional recordings of your music.  The Rockhopper will be stationed be on the Showground throughout the Festival so will be accessible to everyone – whether you are with us for the day or the whole weekend. For a sneak preview and to find out more simply check out

To get your hands on Towersey tickets now click here


Cool As Folk!

You can now take your pick from a range of stylish folk-themed goodies, including t-shirts, hoodies, bags, aprons and lots more.  You can find the full range at 

Towersey Festival hoodies, bags and exclusive 100% certified organic cotton t-shirts are also winging their way to the Festival office as you read this and we’ll let you know as soon as they go on sale.  The full Festival range will be available to buy at the Festival but if you simply can’t wait until then, keep a look out at 


Kathryn Tickell At The Proms

We are excited to announce that one of Towersey 2008’s headline artists will feature on BBC Radio 3 this Sunday (20 July).  Kathryn Tickell's new composition, 'Confluence', will be premiered at the BBC Proms in a concert conducted by Martyn Brabbins and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.  Kathryn will also be the guest of presenter Verity Sharp for the first half of the programme before performing in her new work.

The BBC Radio 3 live broadcast starts at 3.30pm.  Be sure to tune in.
Catch Kathryn Tickell on the Concert Stage on Friday 22 AugustBuy your ticket now


Art On Show

During the Festival, do make sure you take a bit of time out to check out two great art exhibitions being held in the village.  The Phoenix Studio on Chinnor Road will be  exhibiting Sculpture, Paintings, Ceramics, Photography and more.  The Studio will also offer visitors the opportunity to observe artists demonstrating the techniques of their craft and tea, coffee and cakes will be served in the grounds (or in a covered area if the weather is bad!)  Opening times: Friday 22 August - Monday 25 August 10am - 6pm.

Local artist Kate Duckham will also be exhibiting her work at "The Barn" at Rowan Cottage on Chinnor Road.  The opposing subjects of myths and reality are explored in this photographic exhibition of locally collected plants and foliage.  Opening times: Saturday 23 August 11am - 6pm; Sunday 24 August 11am - 6pm; Monday 25 August 11am - 4pm.


Become A Friend Of The Festival

The Friends of Towersey Festival is a registered charity, set up to provide funding and support for people’s education in music, dance, song, theatre, arts and crafts.  Each year, funding from the Friends provides valuable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to develop their craft and to support education, growth and development across a wide range of arts.

Last year, The Towersey Festival Friends enabled talented young guitarist Wilber to enjoy a one-to-one tutorial session with the award-winning Martin Simpson

A huge thank you for making the meeting with Martin possible. I had a fantastic and memorable jamming with Martin Simpson, Wow!  Still gently descending from a musical high.”  Wilber

At this year’s Festival Wilber will take to the stage at Festival Dane House, performing an opening set for The Commitments on Thursday 21 AugustBuy your tickets now and be sure to catch this top young talent.

Membership to The Towersey Festival Friends starts at just £25 a year and means that this vital work can be continued and developed.  To find out more about becoming a Friend and to find out about the exclusive benefits of membership, please email info_at_towerseyfestival_dot_co_dot_uk

Many thanks for subscribing to the Towersey Festival News Bulletin.  Make sure you check out the full artist line-up on the website, get booking your tickets and keep spreading the word about Towersey to family and friends.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes

The Towersey Festival Team 


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