The Festival is very happy to be working closely with local schools:


We are providing interactive concerts by this year’s resident group, Ferio Saxophone Quartet, to all the local primary schools and Years 7 and 8 of Beaminster School.  The students will find their brilliant virtuosity ‘awesome’, and any aspiring sax players we have will be certain to run home to practise!

Mountjoy, Perrott Hill, St Mary’s Academy and Beaminster School will be performing at the Pre-Coffee Concerts in the church on Monday 24th June, Tuesday 25th June,  Wednesday 26th June and Friday 28th June respectively.

St Mary’s Academy and Mountjoy will have Steel Pans Workshops and St Mary’s and the Beaminster Playgroup will take part in an intergenerational Tea Party at St Mary’s Gardens on ?

Thanks to Andy Smith at Beaminster School, Katy Woodrow at St Mary’s Academy, Paula Reader at Mountjoy and Pat Crawford as Schools Liaison for the festival.

Sponsored by: Christine Corson, Waitrose Collection, Belacqua Trust

Art and Photography Exhibition

Both art and photography from Beaminster School seniors and Art from St Mary’s Academy and Beaminster Playgroup will be exhibited in the Public
Hall as part of the wider Festival Art Exhibition.

Thanks to Katie Brent and Paul Haigh at Beaminster School, St Mary’s Academy, Mandy Broster at Beaminster Playgroup and the Art Committee.

Histories of the Unexpected
Dr Sam Willis and Prof. James Daybell

On Thursday 27th June, a light-hearted but fascinating show investigating the histories of everyday objects is being given to pupils at Beaminster School.