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All the fun of the free new-look Corsham Festival
2:00pm Saturday 23rd June 2012 in Corsham
Hundreds of families came to Corsham to enjoy the annual summer arts festival at the weekend.
Corsham Summer Festival, now in its 12th year, saw a variety of free exhibitions, workshops and performances in the town, beginning on Thursday and coming to a close with a family fun day at The Pound, in Pound Pill, on Sunday.
One of the highlights were the events taking place in the High Street on Saturday afternoon when mime artist Jason Maverick, Bootworks Theatre and drama group Two Destination Language performed.
The festival also had a tasty side dish on Saturday as Transition Community Corsham’s second food and drink festival also took place in the High Street.
Martin Campbell, from The Pound, said: “We had a good few hundred people down and it was a wonderful day which wasn’t affected by any bad weather.”
This year’s festival saw Michael Cainen take over from Corsham Town councillor Nicholas Keyworth as the festival’s programme manager.
Mr Cainen said: “It was nice to make the event a bit different, allowing lots of people to enjoy the festival for free and we are certainly keen to build on this success next year.”
Mr Cainen said his personal highlight of this year’s festival was Sunday’s family fun day in The Pound which saw around 400 people visit the arts centre to enjoy a screening of the film A Cat in Paris, take part in craft workshops and listen to music by pupils from Corsham School.
Mr Cainen said: “The family fun day was great as it brought so many young people together to enjoy the arts and I think that was a major success of this year.
“I just want to thank everyone who was involved with the festival or attended any of our events and we are looking to make the summer festival even better next year.”