Arts Festival On The Doorstep

Abbeyfest 2013 is underway

The 16th annual Abbeyfest - a summer festival of music comedy and theatre at Merton Abbey Mills - is running until August 26.

This year there are more than ten theatre shows, ten free open air concerts, eight Edinburgh comedy preview shows, a blues festival, music nights, symphony concert, chamber concerts and the Kidsfest.

Abbeyfest was launched in the summer of 1998 and now attracts more than 20,000 visitors every year. One of the many festival highlights is the free Friday night jazz and blues concerts that run throughout.

For the full diary - click on this link.

Peter Wallder, Festival Director, said: "The festival creates the opportunity for many new, aspiring and established actors, performers, musicians, writers and directors to have a platform to showcase their work.

"Every year Abbeyfest creates many valuable work experience placements for students in surrounding schools and colleges to gain a real hands on insight to the entertainment industry."

July 22, 2013

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