Artistic innovation and musical discovery in the Welsh Marches

Held each August in an intimate setting nestling on the Powys/Herefordshire border, the Presteigne Festival has become a focal point for those seeking musical nourishment and artistic discovery in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh Marches. With a truly forward looking commissioning policy, the organisation works closely with composers and artists to create and curate inspiring programmes and events for an ever-widening Festival audience and to bring experience broadening opportunities to its host community.

The Presteigne Festival's six music-filled days span the August Bank Holiday period. Established over thirty years ago, the Festival has a long tradition of supporting young artists and for presenting a fresh and individually stylised mix of contemporary works carefully balanced with twentieth century classics and featuring a wide range of music from the standard repertoire.

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  • Friday Afternoons – Education Outreach at Presteigne

    Friday 18th November at 3pm and 4.15pm St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne Our 2016 cross-border education initiative sees the Presteigne Festival working in partnership with Aldeburgh Music for the first time, bringing their Friday Afternoons singing project to the Welsh Marches. Something of an innovation, Friday …Read More »
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Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts Limited

P O Box 30, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2WF

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