WemsFest is much more than just an arts festival. We regularly organise individual concerts, we staged a massive commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, have commemorated Emsworth’s connection with P G Wodehouse annually for the past 3 years, and were behind Emsworth becoming The World’s First Ever Red Nose Town in 2015 – raising over £15,000 for Comic Relief – working in partnership with Emsworth Business Association. This event will return in March 2019 – so come and ‘be funny for money’ !!
We are a catalyst for arts activity and recently established the ‘Up Close and Personal’ series at The Spring’ (Havant) featured Nick Harper, Charlie Dore, Chris Difford, the Ric Sanders Trio, Chris Jagger with Kit Morgan, and Dave Hatfield, Jeff Lang, Sean Taylor, Carol Laula, Eddie Martin, and Jaimi Faulkner. Due to management decisions at the venue we will no longer be planning such concerts but we wish them well after a co-operation lasting over 20 years…
The programme for the last WemsFest, our 7th, is on this website – please check it out. We’re already working on 2019 but have a number of concerts already confirmed on the run-up to it which are listed under ‘News’.
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Over the past couple of years we’ve lost a few people without whom WemsFest would not have been the voluntary organisation which it is today. Our 2018 Festival will be in the memory of Julian Sluggett who was such a catalyst in bringing interesting theatre to the area and it’s a great shame that Rogues & Vagabonds’ (which he and I co-founded) is no more as a result of his demise. Communities need catalysts and drivers like Julian – and I miss him daily despite our artistic ‘spats’ because, at the end of the day we pulled together and made it work. RIP Julian.
Q. Who opened 2017 ?
A. The wonderful Irish traditional folk band ‘Dervish’ !
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