Buyers logged on at midnight to snap up Thornbury Arts Festival tickets

February 28 2016

TICKETS have gone on sale for this year’s Thornbury Arts Festival, with some people queuing at midnight to be first to buy online.

Andy Dino Disco

TICKETS have gone on sale for this year’s Thornbury Arts Festival, with some people queuing at midnight to be first to buy online.
More than 20 events are included in this year’s festival, which will be launched on Friday, April 15, by comedy performer, actor and writer Tim Brooke-Taylor in conversation with Bristol writer and broadcaster Chris Serle.
More than half the tickets for folk singer-songwriter Seth Lakeman were sold within days of on-line booking and a box office opening.
There has also been strong demand for children’s TV favourite Andy Day and NHS doctor, comedian and campaigner Dr Phil Hammond.
The programme of events includes drama from the Bristol-based Ministry of Entertainment in its popular Doodlebugs and Bogeymen, while classical, swing and jazz music feature during the ten-day programme.
There will also be a concert by Bristol Male Voice Choir and talks by BBC health correspondent Dominic Hughes and playwright Catherine Johnson, best known for her script for the musical Mamma Mia! and screenplay for the film of the same name.
Wildlife cameraman Martin Saunders, who famously filmed David Attenborough with mountain gorillas, will go behind the scenes of the BBC series Kingdom of the Ice Bear, while Old Down Manor in Tockington will be a venue for the first time when hosting soprano Sarah Gabriel and international pianist Robin Green.
Movie fans can sing along to songs in the film Grease, human rights artist Ricky Romain will give a lunchtime talk about his work and anyone familiar with the Harveys sherry business in Bristol can hear about its lesser known branch in Kidderminster.
The programme continues until April 24, with information available on the festival website www.thornburyartsfestival.com regarding tickets.