Georgian town set alight by performers and musicians at annual festival

PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 August 2019 | UPDATED: 08:20 03 August 2019

Street feast in Holt High Street, as part of the festival. Picture: Rodney Smith

Street feast in Holt High Street, as part of the festival. Picture: Rodney Smith


The Georgian town of Holt was set alight by performers and musicians, with art exhibitions and literary events also drawing in the crowds, at the annual festival.

This year's line-up included Sir Martyn Lewis, Kate Mosse, Sir Tim Waterstone, Toyah, and Nigel Havers.

Holt Festival chairman Adney Payne said: "The festival is unique because it celebrates music, theatre, fine art and the spoken word in a glorious celebration of the arts and everything else that Holt has to offer.

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"As the years have gone on, costs have risen and we are much more reliant on business sponsorship to support the event. This is the second year that Lovell has sponsored the festival and we are very grateful for its generous contribution and support."

Simon Medler, regional managing director at Lovell, said: "Our focus is very much on supporting community organisations and groups wherever we can."

The festival ran from July 21-28.

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