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Goring & Streatley Festival Background

27th June to 6th July 2014

Download the Full Programme as a PDF File or see the main Festival Website.

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The Goring and Streatley Festival is the new annual cultural event and celebration for the villages of Goring and Streatley.

This inaugaral festival extends over 10 days in June and July, with 46 events and includes music, art, dance, theatre, comedy, literary, workshops and more.  All the local pubs and clubs are also providing many fringe events to add to the overall level of activity in the villages during festival time and so there will be plenty of things to do and see. The festival culminates in the spectacular ‘Last Night of the Proms’ on Streatley Meadows, a free event for everyone to enjoy.

Goring & Streatley Festival is a company limited by guarantee is currently applying for charitable status and aims to provide an annual cultural event that will:

  •     Enrich the cultural life of the adjoining communities of Goring and Streatley and the surrounding communities
  •     Showcase young and aspiring local musicians and artists
  •     Provide opportunities for latent talent to experience public performance
  •     Bring professional performances to the Goring Gap for all to enjoy 
  •     Encourage wider community spirit and cohesion
  •     Support young artistes on their way to a professional career.
  •     Support local or national charities whenever it can.

By way of background to the festival, the event is the official ‘legacy project’ of Goring & Streatley's celebrations of HM Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee in June 2012 to continue and renew the wonderful atmosphere and goodwill of the Jubilee.  Goring & Streatley’s celebrations were the largest outside London and included the biggest Jubilee Street Party in the UK, with over 4,000 people attending and a kilometre-long lunch at a line of tables stretching across two counties.

For festival visitors not familiar with this area called the ‘Goring Gap’, Goring, in Oxfordshire, and Streatley, in Berkshire, are separated by a river, but joined by a bridge. Whilst in separate parishes and counties, they tend to operate as one community. All the 20 or so music and arts organisations based in Goring and Streatley have contributed towards the programme and so this festival is a wonderful mix of the best of our local amateur productions and professional artistes from all over the country.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Anyone who can help should call Mr Bridle on (01491) 875283 or 07780 871620 or email info@goringandstreatleyfestival.org

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