Festival

Carducci Festival Highnam 15-17th May 2020

It is with great sadness that we have had to cancel this year’s Carducci Festival at Highnam which was due to take place 15-17 May 2020.  The safety and health of our artists, audiences and partners is the most important priority in these difficult times.

We are continuing to monitor the situation, and as soon as the world has returned to some semblance of normality we will endeavour to continue the activities of the Carducci Music Trust – whether that’s by putting on a one-off concert in Highnam, or by getting back to taking live music into schools.  We are also exploring the possibility of bringing you some digital performances, and planning to be back as normal for our 2021 Festival from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 May 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Directions, Accommodation and Food

 

Directions

For Highnam Church (GL2 8DG): From Gloucester take the A40 towards Ross on Wye. After 2km turn right at the traffic lights onto B4215 (signposted Newent). After 250m turn left (signposted Highnam Community Centre) and drive straight ahead for Church parking.

 

For Highnam Court (GL2 8DP)

From Gloucester take the A40 towards Ross on Wye.  At Highnam Roundabout (about 1km) past the B4215 turning) take third exit (unsignposted) through iron gates.  Continue up the drive and follow signs for car park.

 

Bus & Taxi

Stagecoach bus route 32 from Gloucester stops at Highnam Stores (short walk from Highnam Church) in the daytime.  For a taxi back to Gloucester after evening concerts try Martin’s Private Hire on 07508 848989 or City Cars on 01452 330330.

 

Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to join out friendly team of Festival stewards.  Benefits include free access to concerts!  Email carduccitrust@gmail.com to find out more.

 

Accommodation

Gloucestershire is a wonderful area for a weekend visit.  For more information regarding accommodation in the local area, please contact us for a list of suggestions.

 

Food

Although there is no pub or restaurant in Highnam, there are good facilities locally at Over Farm Market (shop with a good selection of sandwiches and snacks); the Toby Carvery (on the A40 towards Gloucester); and the Wharf House at Over.  All are less than a 10 minute drive away.

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"a performance of supreme clarity, focus and precision." Gramophone Magazine
"…playing of constant variety, a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose." The Strad
"...technical rigour, penetrative musical insight and lively yet unified individualism...winning in every sense of the word..." The Irish Times
"...high-octane playing balanced control with devil-may-care spontaneity..." The Guardian