Inaugural Romsey Film Festival

Event dates: Saturday 26th September to Saturday 3rd October Since early 2014 Romsey Town Council have presented a regular film show in the Town Hall, building from the original once a month show we now present up to three shows per month, screening modern films using the council’s own equipment. Having built up a regular…

Romsey Festival 2017

The next Romsey Festival will take place between Saturday 1 and Sunday 16 July 2017. The Beggars Fair in 2017 takes place on Saturday 8 July. Further details about the Festival will be announced in due course. In the meantime, our 2014 events remain displayed on the site to give you an idea of the…

Highlights of the Festival

Highlights of the Festival – for Romsey Advertiser, 25 July 14 (To accompany montage of photos) Ronsey Festival closed on Sunday with the presentation of the Festival flag back to Chairman Dick Hewett at the end of the Closing Service in the Abbey URC Church. It had been a very successful 16 days of events….

Romsey Festival Grand Finale!

ROMSEY FESTIVAL GRAND FINALE Romsey Festival finishes this weekend after a very successful fortnight of events. The Abbey was packed to the rafters last Friday for a Schools Concert organised by Roger Kitsell. A number of local schools took part and a significant sum was raised for Jane Scarth House. Another highlight was a busy…

Romsey Festival’s good start set to continue

  ROMSEY FESTIVAL’S GOOD START SET TO CONTINUE Romsey Festival got off to a hugely successful start last weekend, and the momentum is set to continue through to the end of the 16-day event. Concerts by Romsey Choral Society and the Michelmersh Silver Band attracted large audiences, whilst there were higher than expected attendances at…

First week of Festival has great promise!

FIRST WEEK OF FESTIVAL HAS GREAT PROMISE! “The Romsey Festival is here!” This will be the pronouncement from Chairman Dick Hewett at the Festival’s launch event in the Town Hall this evening, as the 2014 fortnight of events to celebrate Romsey’s culture and talent begins.   The first week of the Festival features exhibitions, history,…

Festival spreads to the villages

FESTIVAL SPREADS TO THE VILLAGES   The 2014 Romsey Festival will be spreading its wings, with a number of events being held in the surrounding villages and attractions. So the Festival organisers are encouraging the public to venture outside the town for some of the Festival events.   The massed ranks of the Michelmersh Silver…

Romsey Abbey and United Reformed Church are core of wide range of Festival venues

With 30 different venues for the 100+ events being held during the forthcoming Romsey Festival, organisers have been able to spread the festival across a large part of southern Test Valley. Yet at the heart of the festivities will be Romsey Abbey with events on every day of the two-week celebration. Romsey Abbey and United…

Prodigies return for Festival

An array of home-grown classical musicians are among artists who have signed up for this year’s Romsey Festival in July. Half a dozen talented young performers are returning to the Romsey stage after leaving the town to pursue their musical careers elsewhere. The youngest is 19-year-old Rachel Maxey, who is now studying at Oxford University….

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners to appear in Romsey Festival

Organisers of the Folklights concert for this year’s Romsey Festival are all smiles following the recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Winners of the best duo category for 2014, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, are to headline a Festival concert on 17 July in the Lantern Theatre at Romsey’s Mountbatten School. The concert – booked…

Festival benefits from local partnerships

A Festival for everyone: that is the aim of Romsey Festival 2014, which runs from 4th to 20th July 2014.   Festival Chairman Dick Hewett explains that the name has been changed from the Romsey Arts Festival in recognition of the ever-broadening spread of events and activities which are being included under the Festival umbrella, entirely…

Planning meeting for Festival participants

Plans for the Romsey Festival continue to develop and the next meeting for participants takes place on Tuesday 7 January at 7.30pm in King Johns House.  The growing schedule will be discussed, together with progress and plans for publicity, and the work needed to introduce on-line ticketing to the Box Office for the Festival.

Dick Hewett

Arts festival bids to reach wider audience through social media

Plans for the Romsey Arts Festival in 2014 are gathering momentum, and the next public meeting is being held on Thursday 19th September at 7.30pm in King Johns House.  New Chairman Dick Hewett hopes as many planned and potential participants will attend to hear the latest developments. The Festival will open with an official launch…

2014 Romsey Arts Festival takes shape

2014 ROMSEY ARTS FESTIVAL TAKES SHAPE   Plans for the Romsey Arts Festival in 2014 are gathering momentum, and the next public meeting is being held on Thursday 19th September at 7.30pm in King Johns House.  New Chairman Dick Hewett hopes as many planned and potential participants will attend to hear the latest developments.  …

Arts Festival will have new Chairman

ARTS FESTIVAL WILL HAVE NEW CHAIRMAN   Romsey Arts Festival will have a new Chairman after Barry Marsh announced he is stepping down from the role, as he is moving to Cornwall to take up the post as head of the BRE National Solar Centre, with immediate effect.   Barry was Chairman for the 2011 Festival…