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Kenilworth Arts Festival 2018

Starts: 20th Sep 2018

10 days of events, workshops and exhibitions, held in venues around the historic town of Kenilworth, Warwickshire


Start Date

20th Sep 2018

End Date

29th Sep 2018


Various Venues


S. Carey, Ruby Tandoh, Zoe Rahman, Kit de Waal, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Billie Marten & more


Kenilworth Arts Festival is an annual, multi-genre festival, launched in 2016.The festival takes place over 10 days in September, with events, workshops and exhibitions held in different venues around the town.

The 2018 programme includes a distinguished a cast of musicians and writers - including several international artists. Headliners include American musician S. Carey, who'll be stopping off in Kenilworth for one of only a handful of UK dates; MOBO Award winning pianist Zoe Rahman; much-loved food writer (and Great British Bake Off finalist) Ruby Tandoh and acclaimed nature writer John Lewis-Stempel. Also gracing us with their presence are BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, emerging singer-songwriters Billie Marten and Christof van der Ven, oud player Rihab Azar, jazz group Emily Francis Trio and a whole host of brilliant novelists - including Kit de Waal, Fiona Mozley, Sarah Moss, Michael Donkor, Sophie Mackintosh and Sharlene Teo. Throw into the mix a couple of showcase events from Verve Poetry Press and the newly formed Rough Trade Books, plus enchanting family theatre from The Wardrobe Ensemble, and we're all set for a dazzling ten days.


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