THE CALL has gone out for groups, organisations, businesses and schools to get involved with one of Rugby’s biggest annual events.
Organisers of the Rugby Festival of Culture are inviting Rugbeians to get involved with the three-week event, which will take place in the town centre from Sunday June 23 until Sunday July 14.
Supported by Rugby First and Rugby Borough Council, the festival has continued to showcase local talent since its launch in 2010.
Previous festivals have included theatre, street entertainment, food and drink, music, art exhibitions, live bands, dance, classical performances, workshops, story-telling, poetry, walks, comedy, film and more.
Rugby First managing director Aftab Gaffar said: “Each year the festival goes from strength to strength and we are delighted with how it continues to develop.
“We are keen to hear from any individuals, groups or businesses that would like to be part of the festival or who would like to support the event through sponsorship, employee engagement, advertising or in-kind contributions.”
Rugby Borough Council’s growth and investment spokesman Coun Sebastian Lowe said: “The Festival of Culture has become one of the highlights of The Rugby Town’s annual events programme, bringing in visitors, boosting the town centre economy and providing a platform for a wide range of local artistic talent.
“The community has a vital role to play in contributing to the vibrancy and variety of the festival, so we’re keen to hear from people who want to play a part in making this year’s festival a success.”
A free brochure highlighting all the festival events will be available from the end of May at Rugby Visitor Centre, local businesses and online.
Visit www.rugbytowncentre.co.uk/festivalofculture or call 01788 890789 for more information or to get involved.