Arts festival is launched: full programme of events

PUBLISHED: 11:14 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 21:48 31 May 2010

Saffron Walden Arts Trust committee members (from left) Tony White, Mark Starte, Ulrike Balser, Wendy Upson and Peter Upson  Picture: SUBMITTED

Saffron Walden Arts Trust committee members (from left) Tony White, Mark Starte, Ulrike Balser, Wendy Upson and Peter Upson Picture: SUBMITTED

THIS week sees the launch of the inaugural Saffron Walden Arts Festival which aims to promote the wealth of art-based talent in the town. Starting today (Thursday) events will be held across the weekend ranging from music and drama to dance and art exhibi

THIS week sees the launch of the inaugural Saffron Walden Arts Festival which aims to promote the wealth of art-based talent in the town.

Starting today (Thursday) events will be held across the weekend ranging from music and drama to dance and art exhibitions.

Thursday June 11

Saffron Walden Town Hall: Cold Comfort Farm, 8pm, £5/£6

Friday June 12

Saffron Walden Town Hall: Clarinet Caprice, 7.30pm to 8pm, free

Cold Comfort Farm, 8pm, £5/£6

Eight Bells, Bridge Street: Hannah Horton Jazz Duo, 7.30pm to 11pm, free

Kings Arms, Hill Street: Another Storm Band, 8pm to 11.30pm, free

Saturday June 13

Waitrose Ramp: Nightingale Trio, 10am to 11am, free; Art Exhibition and Demonstrations, 10am to 4pm, free

Market Hill: Saffron Walden Town Band, 10am to 11am, free

Saffron Walden Market Tourist Information Centre (TIC): Art Galleries Treasure Hunt, 11am to 4.30pm, free

King Street: Thaxted Morris Men, 11.30am to 12.30pm, free; HyperFusion Theatre Training Co, 12.30pm to 1pm; Uttlesford String Quartet, 2pm to 2.30pm; Village Voices Choir, 2.30pm to 3.30pm; Voice and Piano Duo, 3.30pm to 4.15pm

St Mary's Church: Saffron Walden Choral Society, 7.30pm, £15/£12

Saffron Walden Town Hall: Cold Comfort Farm, 8pm, £6/£5

Sunday June 14

Waitrose Ramp: Art Exhibition, 10am to 4pm, free; Walden Ensemble, 11am to noon, free

Saffron Walden TIC: Art Galleries Treasure Hunt, 2.15pm to 4pm Town Centre, free

Jubilee Gardens: Hot food 1pm to 3pm; Graffiti Drop in Workshop, 1pm to 4pm, free; Print Making Drop in Workshop, 1pm to 4pm, £1 per person; Textile Drop in Workshop, 1pm to 4pm £1 per person; Saffron Walden Dance Band, 2pm to 4pm

Saffron Walden Library: Poetry Reading for Children, 2.30pm to 3pm, free; Poetry Reading for Adults, 3.15pm to 3.45pm, free

St Mary's Church: St Mary's Music Association Festal Evensong, 6.30pm, free

Saffron Screen, Saffron Walden County High School: ICO Essentials: Modernity (Cert 15), 8pm, £5.50/£4.50

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