Knaresborough’s annual Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts – FEVA – is to kick off on 10 August, running for 10 days to 19 August. As usual, it will offer something for everyone, from classical music to rock, folk and jazz, street entertainment, arts and crafts, plays, talks, walks, special menus in some of Knaresborough’s best outlets and a two-day extravangansa of beer from around the country.
There will be a sports day for kids featuring a medieval theme and a chance to learn ‘DJin, MCin, Rappin, Graffiti Art and Beatboxin’ at a Hip Hop workshop to be held at the Community Centre.
John Minary, chairman of the organising committee for FEVA said:
There is certainly something for all tastes, young and old.
The FEVA Programmes will be available from the first week of July and shows that we have a bigger and better Festival than ever before.
Altogether, there are 80 events, shows and activities, plus 8 Flavours of FEVA food adventures and 19 art exhibitions which form the Visual Arts Trail. Entry costs, where they are applicable, have been held down and most prices are under £12 with many under £6.
There is much that is free, including all the street entertainers who will be a big draw for children. And the events builds up to the free-for-all Picnic in the Park at Knaresborough House on Saturday 18 August.
These 10 days in August certainly will be a huge party for the people of Knaresborough and visitors.
Knaresborough turns pink as the dominant colour of the event features on banners and posters, shop window displays and special decorations. More information and details of tickets is available on www.feva.info
The Festival has been staged since 1996, being rebranded FEVA in 2001. It is organised by unpaid volunteers and is a not-for-profit initiative. Friends of FEVA have priority on booking.
To become a Friend at just £10 a year download a form from the website or pick up a copy from the Library.