You might be familiar with the wonderful Norfolk market town of Holt as a place plentiful of restaurants, cafes, and antique shops, and where small businesses thrive in this bustling place. Once July kicks in, however, Holt is the best place to be this summer for cultural lovers everywhere, as its annual Holt Festival plays host to poets, musicians, actors, dancers, and comedians, with performances held throughout the town.
If you want to make your summer memorable and filled with good times, a visit to Holt is sure to be top of your list. To enjoy art and performances from internationally recognised artists and performers, now is the perfect time to book a room in a hotel near Holt and get yourself excited for this year’s Holt Festival.
Cabarets and Plays
For theatre enthusiasts, get ready to feast your eyes and enliven your senses with these shows you can catch in Holt. First, you can get to watch the play titled The Spruce Goose, set in the 1940s Hollywood and centres around a movie on Howard Hughes’ giant aeroplane, interspersed with period detail and jazzy musical interludes. Perhaps you’ll want to catch a jaw-dropping performance from London’s Cirque du Cabaret in their adults’ only show, where audiences will be treated with spectacular circus skills and burlesque.
Integrating Pop in Art
Aside from the annual Holt Art Prize, wherein most of the town’s art galleries are sure to participate, this year’s Holt Festival will also hold an exhibition called Pop Goes Art. A celebration of the years of pop art, this artwork exhibition will feature works done during the 60s and 70s, including over 60 never-before-seen drawings from David Hockney and rarely seen artworks from Peter Blake.
A Musical Feast
Of course, the Holt Festival wouldn’t be complete without music of different genres. For both fans of the classics and pop hits, the Puppini Sisters are ready to treat your ears with their own mash-ups of classic hits like The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and pop covers like Walk Like An Egyptian. This is also the last chance for you to catch Norfolk-born Holly Lerski before she embarks on her national tour of summer festivals.
Now in its seventh year and with a new artistic director, this year’s Holt Festival will be nothing short of quality entertainment. “I wanted to ensure quality arts and entertainment across a range of styles and disciplines throughout the week,” said Charles Pugh, the festival’s new artistic director. If you’ve already book a room among nearby hotels in Holt like the George Hotel at Cley, then get ready for a feast for all your senses.
Cabaret, comedy, new drama and music in final Holt Festival line-up announcement, Eastern Daily Press, May 22, 2015
Full line up revealed for North Norfolk’s Holt Festival, Norwich Spy, May 20, 2015
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