Festival plea for musical performers
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A new multicultural festival coming to Ashford this summer is looking for school performing groups and choirs to show the public what they can do.
Equator, the promotional branch of ShivaNova music company, which promotes and tours international performers at events in London and Kent, has secured a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to launch the new festival in partnership with the annual Festival in the Park event.
The free festival will take place in North Park, near the Stour Centre in Tannery Lane, over the weekend of July 7-9.
Organisers are on the hunt for community groups, youth groups and local artists to perform at the festival.
The weekend will feature appearances and workshops from some of Equator’s artists from across the globe.
There will also be a food tent demonstrating cuisine from Choirs are needed for a new multicultural festival around the world.
The Many Cultures in a Tent music programme is currently being finalised. Volunteers are needed to help run the festival.
In a statement ShivaNova/ Equator said: “We are now looking for school groups, school choirs aqnd youth ensembles and performing groups, and local artists to perform and celebrate with us.”
For details or to register email your interest and details, email admin@equatorfestival. com SATURDAY 5.5 miles – starting at 11am from North Military Road, Western Heights, Dover: White Cliffs Countryside Partnership. 10 miles – starting at 10am from Lyminge village hall car park, lunch stop at Paddlesworth: Dover & Thanet Rights of Way Society. SUNDAY 10 miles - circular walk starting at 10am from Teynham, Station Road (near the primary school) mainly along the Saxon Shore Way. Dogs on a short lead welcome: Ashford Ramblers. Two miles – starting at 2pm from the old lighthouse, Dungeness: White Cliffs Countryside Partnership. 3.5 miles – starting at 10.30am from Bridge recreation ground: Dover & Thanet Rights of Way Society. Six miles – starting at 10am from Challock village hall: White Cliffs Ramblers. 8.5 miles – starting at 10am from Sandwich Guildhall: White Cliffs Ramblers. 10-11 miles – starting at 10am from Elham Square, lunch stop in Stelling Minnis: East Kent Rambling Club. WEDNESDAY (May 10) Five miles – starting at 10.30am from East Cliff Pavilion, Folkestone: East Kewnt Rambling Club. 12 miles – starting at 10am from near the pub in the centre of Doddington (near Sittingbourne), lunch stop at Charing Hill: East Kent Rambling Club.