Red carpet night for Harleston festival

Heavy Horses will be at the Harleston and Waveney Festival ANL-150817-172518001

Heavy Horses will be at the Harleston and Waveney Festival ANL-150817-172518001

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A world theatre premiere tops the bill at the second day of the Harleston and Waveney Festival tomorrow.

An Engagement With Death has been specially written for the festival by Harleston resident playwright Eileen Ryan and will be performed at the Swan Hotel.

The Swan will also be the setting for plays, poems and monologues performed by Eyes Wright and Act One on the opening day of the festival today (Friday) and again on August 27.

The festival promises a programme of theatre, music and fun with music, quizzes, walks and talks across 11 days until August 31, culminating in a bank holiday Monday fun day.

Festival headliners next week are the acclaimed Opera Babes, while from Monday the Barsham-based N&J Heavy Horses will be in town to give carriage rides. Next Friday (August 28) naval and military history writer Tim Clayton will be at a literary lunch at the Swan, where the Worwell Art Group will be exhibiting until August 31 and the Waveney Sculpture Trail at Earsham will also be open. On Saturday Norfolk dialect champion Keith Skipper will be mardling at St John’s Church, Harleston.

For full details visit www.harlestonandwaveneyfestival.co.uk or call the box office on 07952 262162 or 01379 8522221. Tickets are also on sale at the Swan.