Coldplay guitar and Leonard Bernstein vintage print help to raise almost £10,000 for Festival
On Saturday 8th September, organisers of the Two Moors Festival raised £9,408 pounds for the Festival and for Exmoor National Park. The dinner and auction took place at the West Wing, Castle Hill in Filleigh from 6.30pm.
Thirty-four exciting lots were auctioned by Christopher Hampton of Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood. The evening’s catalogue included dinner for two at Gidleigh Park, a private tour of Highgrove Gardens for 12 people, a guitar signed by Coldplay and a vintage print of Leonard Bernstein taken by the famous photographer, Clive Barda OBE.
Executive Director of the Festival, Karen Malim, said: “We are so grateful to the Festival’s supporters for their generosity in donating these wonderful items and to those who bid on them. The funds raised help us deliver the Festival and to run our Young Musician and Next Generation programmes, supporting emerging regional talent, and to promote the wonderful built and natural heritage we are so lucky to have on Exmoor and Dartmoor.”
The 120 guests we entertained with a performance from previous Young Musicians Competition winner, celloist, Joseph Prichard and pianist and witty wordsmith, Pamela Greener.
Nationally renowned Two Moors Festival runs from the 12th-21st October and with a fantastic line up of world-class artists taking place across the moors in 17 beautiful locations, the October festival is not to be missed.
Visit www.twomoorsfestival.co.uk for more information and to purchase tickets.
Photo: Auctioneer Christopher Hampton checking out the Coldplay Guitar.
Photo credit: Andy Casey
The Two Moors Festival launches its 18th year
Running from 12th to 21st October, The Two Moors Festival is now in its 18th year and with a stellar line-up of world class artists, outstanding music and breathtaking venues, the autumn Festival is not to be missed. Among the top artists taking part are Stephen Kovasevich, Yevgeny Sudbin andDame Felicity Lott who are giving recitals and a masterclass; singers Mark Padmore and Stephan Loges who have delicious programmes up their sleeves;and phenomenal violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, who has produced a fascinating project focussing on the works of CPE Bach. This year's full line-up and booking information can be viewed here.
Booking opens for Friends on Monday 23rd July, 10 days in advance of general booking. If you aren't already a member, beat the rush by becoming a Festival Friend today.
Young Musicians Competition kicks off the Festival's 18th year
Since 2002, the Two Moors Festival Young Musicians Competition has created a platform and performance opportunities for passionate musicians under 19 from the south west. This year saw over 50 young musicians enter the competition with the hope of winning the prestigious title. The four winners were Adam Cole aged 13 from Exeter School who plays the double bass, Katie Bunney aged 17, a saxophonist from Hardenhuish School, Wiltshire, Ivan Babichev aged 13, a pianist from Plymouth School of Creative Studies and Maddie Perring aged 16, a singer from Wells Cathedral School. All four winners are now working towards showcasing their talents at a joint concert in the main festival.