Today I welcomed the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey to East Kent to open this year's Deal Festival. The large crowd at Dover Town Hall heard a speech from Ed celebrating the Festival, and were treated to an excellent performance by Harbour School.
The Festival runs from 28 June to 7 July and I hope Deal-ites and visitors alike will come along to one of the excellent events the team have planned. There is a whole programme ranging from classical concerts to art exhibitions.
It is always a fantastic celebration of our town's artistic and cultural heritage and all credit is due to the organisers who put so much work in to make this happen.
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