It was a pleasure to go to the opening night of the Deal Festival of Music and the Arts. The event started at St Andrews Church with a fantastic production of 'Wellington at Walmer' – a play about the Duke of Wellington's life as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The event was packed with festival patrons.
Deal Festival has been a great success story in our area, running annually for the past 33 years. It has a very strong reputation for boosting arts and culture in East Kent and providing music and arts education to young people. This year's programme of events looks typically impressive, including Shakespeare plays at Walmer Castle and tours of Deal's smuggling heritage.
The Festival runs from 26th June to 12th July this year. I encourage everyone to come down and support the Festival. The full 2015 brochure can be found at this link.
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