Volunteers wanted for Towersey 2011

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ORGANISERS of Towersey Festival are calling out for volunteers after its launch night at Lord Williams’s School on Tuesday.

Stewarding roles are still all up for grabs and in return volunteers will be given free entry to the whole of the show.

Festival director Steve Heap said: “It is absolutely a good way to see the show, it costs you nothing at all, you will work a few hours a day and get into the rest for free.”

The festival was officially launched at the Phoenix Studio in Lord Williams’s when organisers outlined plans for both this year’s and next year’s show.

Towersey 2011 will include an arts and heritage trail through the streets to highlight musical talent in the village.

Then next year the show will expand to include more visual arts such as drama and dance alongside the music.

Heap said: “We are getting involved with the heads of art departments at the school ready for next year.

“We are keen to introduce more of the visual arts to the show to go alongside the music.”

There is now just six weeks to go until the festival kicks off with Billy Bragg on August 25 and organisers are hard at work to make sure it all runs smoothly.

They are currently putting the finishing touches to the programme, which will be on sale in three weeks’ time, and finalising arrangements for the festival itself.

Stages will then begin to be erected on August 18.

Tickets for the full festival will cost £112 or £53 for a day.

For tickets or to volunteer visit www.towerseyfestival.com