Success for first ever Sudbury Arts Festival

An Indian classical music afternoon led by Punita Gupta was held at St Andrew's Church.

An Indian classical music afternoon led by Punita Gupta was held at St Andrew's Church. - Credit: Archant

The first ever Sudbury Arts Festival kicked off with a successful gala evening at St Andrew’s Church in Harrow Road.

Story time at Sudbury Primary School with mascot PCSO Steve. Pic credit: Jan Nevill

Story time at Sudbury Primary School with mascot PCSO Steve. Pic credit: Jan Nevill - Credit: Archant

Chamber opera company Diva Opera, with their musical director Bryan Evans MBE, stunned the audience with a varied programme of well known arias.

And over the following three days the festival provided a whole host of attractions across venues around Sudbury including live music, dancing, children’s activities, craft exhibitions and more.

Christine Harvey, an event organiser, described the festival as “absolutely fantastic.”

“It was a great success,” she said.

“It was lovely to see so many cultures and communities mixing together.

“It was a real community event, as any English village should have

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“We were trying to educate people as to what you can do in Sudbury and we were showcasing what is available.”

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