Haverhill Festival 2017

Written by MiriamSpall on Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 19:25

Haverhill Town Council is pleased to announce a packed programme of events for the Haverhill Festival 2017 which takes place from Thursday 8 June to Saturday 1 July. Download brochure here

The  festival features  everything from comedy to music to family days and it all kicks off with comedian Mark Thomas’s  latest, a ‘work in progress’ called A Show that Gambles on the Future. Given it takes place on Election Day (8 June) it could be an interesting show!

Other highlights of the Haverhill Festival include BRIT award winning male vocal group Blake whose first album reached No. 1 in the UK Classical Album Chart and Snake Davis’s Classic Sax Solos (25 May).

After having worked with The Eurythmics, George Michael, Take That, Cher and Beyonce, Snake will perform such classics as Baker Street, Careless Whisper and A Million Love Songs. There’s more music in store with Africa Entsha (15 June), the Vera Lynn Story (24 May) and The ELO Encounter (17 June)

Taking place at various locations in the Town Centre, Saturday 24 June sees the return of Armed Forces Day, where there will be stalls, street entertainment and military vehicles as well as a flag raising ceremony and parades. Other outdoor activities in the festival include Wildlife Walks at Millfields Way and the Flood Park and a historical walk through Haverhill focusing this year on the town centre. On Saturday 1 July the Haverhill Street Festival will see the Town Centre populated by all sorts of weird and wonderful characters to entertain you as you shop and if you get thirsty you can always grab a beer at the food, drink and beer festival on the Market Square.

Arts and Leisure Manager for the Town Council Nick Keeble said

This year the highlights for me will be musical; I’m looking forward to seeing Blake and Africa Entsha. However, I am really pleased to be able to keep hold of the community feel that the Haverhill Festival has become known for. Our festival is not just about the big names that tour the country but about celebrating the uniqueness of Haverhill with  such events as the wildlife walks in local parks and the History Group’s History walks and screenings’

To find out more about the festival download the brochure from Haverhill Town Council’s website or call Haverhill Arts Centre Box Office on 01440 714140.

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