Pictures courtesy Lizzie Hewitt © 2009
ValeFest aims to celebrate music and musicianship and develop community-led art and cultural events for all ages, bringing together the rural communities of the Vale of Belvoir and nearby market towns of Melton Mowbray and Grantham.
ValeFest intends to promote local musicians and singers and widen audiences for live music, arts and cultural events, promoting existing shows, encouraging pubs, village halls, churches and more unusual venues to feature music and related cultural events.
As well as becoming an artistic talent resource, the ValeFest 2009 season introduces major new events including festivals and Melton and Grantham-based concerts. It also offers young and amateur artists the opportunity to develop skills, work alongside professional musicians and perform in public.
VALE OF BELVOIR FESTIVAL OF LIVE MUSIC 2009
ValeFest aims to celebrate
musicianship, creativity and performance and to bring together
community of the Vale of Belvoir through a summer season of
and activities and a winter festival, beginning 2009.
Although ValeFest is a
enterprise now seeking CIC status, we hope in the future to
physical base in the Vale of Belvoir, employ local people, up-skill
volunteers, provide training opportunities in the creative industries,
music bursaries and scholarships, and widen participation and
opportunities still further.
ValeFest is a not-for-profit rural enterprise directed by Mitch de Faria FRSA.
ValeFest project Champions include award winning singer, Clare Teal, Nicholas Fogg, founder and organiser of the UK's most popular music event, Marlborough Jazz Festival, and David Popple, director of the highly sucessful Stamford Arts Centre.
“I’m really impressed with what you and your team
have set up!! Let’s have fun.”