WINDSOR’S ARTS FEAST
Windsor Festival’s autumn programme in the second half of September – alongside the Windsor Fringe – provides a feast of music, art, books, talks, family events and walks.
With venues including Windsor Castle and Eton College, the festival has the perfect stage to showcase its offerings, but the standard of performers and speakers is so high that such iconic backdrops must perhaps accept second billing.
Two major themes are reflected in the programme – the centenary of the end of the First World War and Women’s Suffrage. So you can hear Shami Chakrabarti talk about her book ‘Of Women: In the 21st Century’ or join Jenni Murray with ‘A History of the World in 21 Women’. You could view how The Fallen are commemorated through Eton’s Great
War Remembrance trail and attend outstanding concerts. The open houses and studios of artists are always a big draw and The Fringe includes comedy at Windsor & Eton Brewery – where you can also enjoy ‘Shakesbeer in Love’ on 21 and 22 September.