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The historic town of Warwick once again plays host to a huge variety of outstanding events in 2013 with something for everyone and many are free of charge! The county town has well over 80 events taking place during the year and if you add to this the wide range of activity within Warwick Folk Festival, Warwick Words Festival of Literature and Spoken Word then Warwick is truly the place to be. Why not use our Events Search Facility to find out what is going on in Warwick when you are visiting.
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Warwick - a cultural centre with two International Festivals.
For a town of 27,000 inhabitants, Warwick has an unrivalled artistic life. Its superb architectural heritage and its new buildings - The Dream Factory and The Bridge House Theatre - give a unique flavour to events going on throughout the year.
Warwick Folk Festival
From Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th July Warwick Folk Festival is a colourful festival with the very best of traditional and contemporary folk arts.
The Main Stage marquee (1500 seats), purpose built Bridge House Theatre, Living Tradition, SongHouse, and Lecture Theatre (three acoustic venues) together will run some 16 events, giving the audience an opportunity to listen to nearly 100 artists over four days. Furthermore there are Ceilidhs, Workshops (music & song), and Children’s Entertainment.
Day visitors can join weekend tickets holders at the Festival’s amazing Craft Fair, selling Fairtrade products, clothes, jewellery, musical instruments, gifts, and much more. Children can play, and paint Jan’s Blackboard Van and try some circus skills with Panic Circus. Enjoy eating international food freshly made by our on-site caterers, whilst parents relax or have a drink at the Real Ale Bar.
Opening Thursday Night 24th July, 8pm
Tickets £22 featuring Richard Thompson, A Day’s Work, The Willows and more
For more information visit www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
A weekend festival for the whole family of the very best in traditional and contemporary folk arts
Warwick Racecourse is one of the leading flat and steeplechase courses and has a regular programme of 21 meetings throughout the year. The central grandstand incorporates the first stand built in 1809, amongst the oldest surviving in the country.
A short circular walk, marked with plaques in the pavement, around the town, is available from the Tourist Information Centre in Jury Street for a small charge.
Guided walks are available by prior arrangement. Please call the Tourist Information Centre for further details.