Windsor Festival runs a biennial Spring Festival dedicated to youth and community participation. It is designed to involve and engage as many local amateur participants as possible, and to deliver quality entertainment for our audience. It gives participants a platform in Windsor Festival, and balances with the Autumn Festival which is focussed on professional performances, to raise awareness of their activity and also speaks of the Festival’s ability to act as an umbrella for performances and entertainment across the local community. We are delighted to engage with over 50 organisations in this celebratory week, and to enable hundreds of talented people to join in and perform.
The next Spring Festival, with an exciting programme of local performers offering both free and ticketed events, will be in March 2018.
During Windsor Festival the Community Stage in Windsor Royal Shopping provides a platform for all kinds of free performance. Come and visit the stage throughout the Festival period to support and enjoy the wide variety of local talent.
Ever wanted to perform as part of Windsor Festival?
The Community Stage is a fantastic platform to showcase your work on a busy Festival weekend in Windsor town centre, and it's not just musicians who can apply - street performers, dancers and artists are all welcome. All those booked to perform will receive a fixed contribution towards expenses, with promotional details listed online.
SINGING PROJECT FOR FIRST SCHOOLS
Six local schools benefit from exciting new experience
Windsor Festival is working with The College of St George on its Singing Project for First Schools to encourage pupils up to age 9 in Windsor schools to develop a range of skills. The project has been organised by The College of St George in Windsor Castle in collaboration with Windsor Festival and is funded by The Queen’s Choral Foundation, of St George’s http://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/
The project involves visits to 11 local schools on a weekly basis by staff of St George's including Chapel Lay Clerk, David Manners, School Director of Music Ben Lewis-Smith and the Chapel Director of Music James Vivian. A programme of singing will run each term at Clewer Green, St. Edward’s, Eton Porny, Hilltop, The Royal School and Queen Anne’s, culminating in a performance involving over 300 children.
Martin Denny, Windsor Festival Director said: “We are extremely excited to be involved in such a tremendous project for a second year. Windsor Festival has always been extremely community orientated and this is a fantastic opportunity to engage with local First Schools. We believe in nurturing talent from a young age and we have no doubt that this new project will offer a new experience to children and allow them to develop many skills and to grow these in the coming years.”