Test Valley’s Celebration of Art and Culture – extended to 2021

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Welcome to Test Valley’s biggest celebration of arts and culture!


Test Valley Borough of Culture 2020 was planned to be a year long festival of events, led by and for the community, celebrating the people, places, heritage and culture of Test Valley.

The original plan for a year long festival throughout 2020 was challenged somewhat by COVID-19. Even as we head into 2021 the ‘events’ programme may look different, however we are determined to celebrate the rich creativity among the residents of Test Valley in whatever way we can.

Organised by Test Valley Arts Foundation, the festival aims to make the arts and culture accessible for everyone. Recognising the rich variety of cultural events and activities already taking place in the region, the Borough of Culture programme will celebrate and promote those events and help artists and performers to reach new audiences.

From workshops to music festivals, competitions to art trails and plays, the programme aims to represent a diverse range of organisations and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds across the region. Yinnon Ezra MBE, Chairman of Test Valley Arts Foundation said, “Our vision is to inspire creativity, innovation, joy, emotion and expression everywhere!”

All artists, performers, events organisers, schools, clubs and cultural organisations are invited to register their events for free on the website and benefit from inclusion in the widespread promotion offered throughout the festival.

To find out what’s on and how to take part visit