This year the Avilion Arts Festival will be held on the weekend of September 8th and 9th and will feature both Avilion artists and performers and invited groups.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th
The events will begin at The Invisible Gallery on Saturday, September 8th, at 11:30 a.m. when the story of ‘The Birth of Avilion’ will be told. This will be followed by the launch of the new Bards Anthology, ‘From the Invisible Gallery’, and the opening of an art exhibition entitled, Shakespeare’s ‘Women of Spirit’, including readings based on four of Shakespeare’s women characters from his plays.
Following the opening, there will be a performance of Swan Lake by Color Alchemy in the Nexus Cloud. Those who have seen it report that it is ‘visually stunning’ and a treat ‘not to be missed.’
Next, an original play, ‘Tales of Avilion’ by Theadore Themis has its premiere in the Drum Circle with original poems and songs and plenty of action, as the ACT performers portray snippets from life in Avilion. The show is directed by Kat.
The Avilion Mer Ballet, under the direction of Theta, presents a new work, ‘Freedom Flutter’ in the Merrow Cove.. The Mer Ballets are always beautifully choreographed and performed.
A radio play, ‘The Three Golden Apples,’ adapted by Bajoy from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story of Hercules in ‘A Wonder Book.’ gives listeners a chance to relax and imagine the action as readers interpret the parts accompanied by music and sound effects.
To top off the action on Saturday, there will be a lively Backstage Party presented ‘live’ by Keeba and the Tiny Maniacs on Nexus.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th
Sunday, too is action-packed, starting at 10:30 am with music followed by ‘Voices on the Air’ consisting of poetry by The Bards of Avilion.
Saor Patrol — the Celtic Cacophony Returns — is a live band.. Come along to listen and dance in Heart Meadow.
Skye Fire and The Imaginals present ‘The Brave’ in Nexus, with a performance that takes the audience on a journey from the confusion and alienation of city life to awareness at the top of a mountain with the return of new humanity and a greening of our world.
Later the Nouveau Ensemble will present the dance work ‘Black Velvet Showcase’ in Merrow Cove.
The culminating event of the Festival will be The Arts Ball in the Avilion Ballroom that is a formal event.
Come along and enjoy this year’s Avilion Arts Festival. There will be plenty of opportunities to participate with the wide range of entertainment and activities!
[Posters were created by Scout Jenvieve]