A CELEBRATION of the arts at various locations around the town in the first Evesham Weekend Festival has been hailed a success by organisers.
The event was the brainchild of Eric Jones, director of the Festival Players and kicked off with a drama and music evening at Hampton Ferry with ‘Kings, Teens and Tyrants.
The evening of drama excerpts, comic and dramatic, from Shakespeare to Noel Coward, plus a few songs contained plenty to amuse everyone.
Free performances in Market Square filled the rest of the weekend and the experienced director hailed the impact of five live shows across three days.
“Getting through the Covid year of 2020 has not been very easy for anybody. Our hearts and thanks go out to the NHS workers and scientists who’ve kept us safe, and developed the vaccines which will give us back our freedom,” he said.
“We’ve had food delivered to our shops or to our homes and we have survived financially, although some sadly, with considerable difficulty. We’re nearly over the very worst of it all.”
“Sadly one of the Wychavon’s Got Talent winners failed to turn up on either performance at which he had promised to play, but with other local actors, singers, performers, the tfo Jazz Orchestra and seven professional singers and actors we provided Evesham with five live shows over three days.
“It was fantastic and the weather, as we know, was perfect,” Mr Jones added.