Keynsham Music Festival: Strings in Riverside Square

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4:00 pm 27 June 2023
9:00 pm 27 June 2023

This year, for the first time, Keynsham Music Festival and Keynsham ArtSpace are bringing festival celebrations to Keynsham’s Riverside Square.

On the evening of Tuesday 27 June, join Bristol String Quartet for a live outdoor performance of the music of G. F. Handel – the famous composer with a surprising and mysterious connection to Keynsham! Performers from local schools will also be taking to the stage.

The event will feature a ‘come and try’ drop-in workshop where children and adults can have a go on a range of musical instruments, including strings, woodwind and percussion. Staff from B&NES Music Hub will be on hand for demonstrations and to talk about music opportunities in Keynsham.

ArtSpace’s temporary gallery in Keynsham MakeSpace will have special evening opening hours for the event. Come along to browse work by Keynsham artists and shop locally made crafts and gifts.

4-6pm – Come and try a musical instrument! (Riverside Square)
6.30-7.15pm – School ensemble performances (Riverside Square)
7.30-9pm – Bristol String Quartet (Riverside Square)
4-9pm – Keynsham ArtSpace Pop-Up (MakeSpace)

Everything is completely free to attend and open to all ages. Refreshments will be available to purchase from Keynsham Leisure Centre Café throughout the event. Some seating will be provided for the performances, but you may wish to bring along your own folding chairs to sit on.

Access and location: Riverside Square, Keynsham Leisure Centre and MakeSpace are all fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets. There is no parking on site – visitors are encouraged to use public transport, travel on foot or cycle to the venue. The closest available car park is the Civic Centre Car Park.

This event has been funded with a grant from the Keynsham Local Cultural Programme, a strand of Keynsham’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. It is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Heritage High Street Fund, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Future High Streets Fund, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

7 June 2023
Last Updated
12 June 2023