New look for St Leonards Festival

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St Leonards Festival will have a brand new look this year and next, with London-based creatives 111 Collectiff at the helm.

111 Collectiff are a team of artists and professional consultants who have begun work on rebranding the annual festival, and will be building strong relationships with local people to move the festival forward and build a sustainable future.

This year’s festival will take place on July 9/10 and will widen its reach with activity across the town, not just in Warrior Square. This year’s theme ‘Home of the Resort-Ful’ brings the town back to its roots, celebrating the Great British Seaside, with a modern twist. There will be a strong focus on celebrating the large artistic community in St Leonards, with new commissions and events at various places throughout the town.

Popular highlights such as the Grand Parade will return, as well as exciting new additions including a Charabanc of Travelling Poets who will descend on the town, and a new programme, ‘Discover St Leonards’ that will give local artists and budding performers the chance to showcase their skills - info at www.stleonardsfestival.org.