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First Rocester arts festival to be held on Sunday

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CULTURE vultures will descend on Rocester this weekend for the first ever summer arts festival, as musicians, artists and actors from across the area are to take to the stage to showcase their talents.

The Rocester Summer Arts Festival is from 1pm until 5.30pm on Sunday at Ryecroft Middle School, in Denstone Road.

The varied line-up includes space-rock musician Tom Spacer, vocalist Liz Howe, entertainer Kesh Govan, Stagecoach students, youngsters from Kimberley-Rose’s theatre workshops and storyteller Bob Wilson.

Signal Radio DJ George Smith will host the stage, sponsored by JCB, and there is the opportunity for unseen talent to ‘have a go’ on the day with an open mic session slot.

Liz Ratcliffe, organiser, said: “We are urging as many people to come along as possible, it’s the first arts festival in Rocester, it’s been in the pipeline since last year and we are really excited about it.

“Anyone who wants to take part should get in touch or can participate in our ‘open mic’ slot simply by showing up on the day.

“The day will also see Carol’s Gorgeous Vintage Teas open its doors for the first time.

“The pop up tearoom will be serving delicious homemade cakes and hot drinks, including polka dot cakes, scrummy chocolate fudge cakes and toffee cakes.

“Bring a picnic blanket and prepare to enjoy a great day out.”

Festival goers will also be able to purchase hot meat rolls and salads from the Festival's Food Village.

Laura's Celebration Sweet Carts will be there to offer confectionery of all kinds. Ashmore's Icecream will be on site too.

More information is available by contacting Liz Ratcliffe on 07807 547815 or via email at liz@gorgeousgourmet.co.uk

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