Festivals in Worcester

From January 2019 to March 2023 Severn Arts was a lead partner in The Arches Worcester Project and the delivery partner for the festivals strand of the project. Over the four years, the project funding enabled the festivals team to produce four Light Nights, In Memoriam, an art installation by Luke Jerram, Same But Different, Atmosphere and The Rising festivals.

The festivals engaged with over 160,000 people, employed 145 artists and arts organisations, presented 180 performances, worked with 488 community participants, created 19 graduate employment opportunities and engaged with 126 volunteers.

Severn Arts also worked with community festivals including The Mela, Worcester Music Festival, Worcester Carnival and Love the Arbo providing longer term support to help them develop, reach new audiences and increase engagement. Worcester City Council have committed to on-going support for this work.

You can find out more about the festivals programme on the Severn Arts Website.

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