Drayton Arts Festival
Little Voices: Big Noise! - 3.30pm - 4.30pm at Festival Drayton
Market Drayton Amdrams is delighted to showcase its brand new choir! For our debut performance
we will be singing an assortment of acapella and accompanied songs. Come and enjoy!
SATURDAY 31st Oct 2015
Bell-ringers - 1.00pm - 3.00pm at St Mar y’s Church
You have heard the Bells of St Mary’s ringing for Sunday Service and in celebration of weddings
and you may have wondered “How is that done?”. The Bell Tower will be open to visitors so that
you can see a demonstration of the art of bell-ringing by the St Mary’s band and have a go at
ringing under our supervision.
Music For Dogs - 5pm – 6pm (£3) at MD Library
A one woman performance of “Music for Dogs” a drama written by Paula Meehan. Performed by
Carol Caffrey Witherow, this one-woman black comedy play has been performed at venues across
Shropshire and at the Edinburgh Festival 2015.
Tonks Theatre - 11am - 12noon at The Parish Rooms
A devised comedy exploring the pitfalls of stereotyping. This is a community piece combining
members of Tonks’ Youth Theatre and local residents. Come along and see if you conform!
Fanny Crosby: Singing the Faith - 10.30am - 11.30am at Festival Drayton
Fanny Crosby, a prolific poet and hymn writer of the last century led an extraordinary life despite
being blind from six weeks of age. Come and find out more about her
work as a hymn writer and social justice campaigner in the America of her day.
Beaumaris Singers - 7.30pm - 9.30pm at St. Mary’s Church
A chamber choir of some 25 voices led by the Director of Music, Simon Collins. The choir sings
both a cappella music and major works with orchestra from and extensive repertoire spanning
Drawing round Drayton / Art on the Streets - 10.30am - 2.00pm
Town Centre (Assemble at the Buttermarket at 10.30am)
An open invitation event for local artists, using all media, to paint & draw in & around the centre
of the town. Bring your own materials. More information from
Pinxton Puppets Theatre - 10.30am - 12.30pm in the Town Centre
Pinxton Puppets will be performing a series of 20-minute ‘Fairy Tale’ puppet shows. These will include well-known stories, such as Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs, as well as
lesser-known stories such as Robinson Crusoe and the Pirate. These classic tales are performed with the maximum of audience participation, so that children can join in and have fun during the shows!
Poetry and Prose Open Mic - 2pm - 4pm at The Red Lion
Be it poetry or prose, something you dashed off 5 minutes before, or a little gem that’s been
mouldering in a draw for years, join us at the Red Lion and give those words some room to
breathe. If you would like to read your work or you would like more information please email