Salisbury International Arts Festival 2008

Genre : Festival | Salisbury

From friday 23 may to sunday 08 june 2008

Times : 00:00
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Theater, Cinema/tv, Literature, History/society

The Salisbury International Arts Festival was named "one of the top multi-arts festivals in the country'' along with Edinburgh and Brighton in The Information Supplement 2005 and described in 2005 by the Independent on Sunday as "The best festival to attend this summer" along with the Edinburgh Fringe. "The Best Festival" Big Issue 2006

Each year the Festival invites artists from around the world to perform over seventeen days & nights in Salisbury and the surrounding area.

REel Films @ The Arts Centre

Salisbury International Arts Festival has a year round programme of cutting edge arthouse, world cinema, documentaries and archive classics. Over the next few months we are proud to bring you a number of exclusive presentations, advance previews and premieres, along with classic films from the archives and seldom seen lost gems. All films are accompanied by optional educational talks or discussion groups.

Salisbury International Arts Festival 2008
'Celebrating 35 years'

More than 115 shows with artists from 15 countries
Over 30,000 attendees
With 17,000 people attending free events
2 World Premieres & 3 UK Premieres
6 UK Exclusives
19 sold out shows
3000 Closing Concert attendees

Impressive international and national media coverage:
Over £1 million worth of print coverage and more than 70 million opportunities to see or hear about the Festival (increase of 27 million from 2007)

Including: BBC television news, ITV television news, Radio 3 - The Verb & Afternoon on 3, The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Period Living & The Sunday Times.

International coverage includes coverage on BBC World Service, Tonight - South Africa, GWN TV Network Australia, Cape Argus (South Africa)

The Team

Board Members
Laura Phillips (Chairman)
Peter Bolton
Joss Dalrymple
The Reverend Maggie Guillebaud
Nick Molden
Phil Simnett
Dame Rosemary Spencer
Russell Warby
Chris Martin

Festival Staff
Jo Metcalf - Festival Director
Caroline Peacock, Debbie Rigg - Festival Managers
Jane Thomas - Communications and Development Manager
Cindy Moxham - Fundraising Manager
Liz Eason - Finance and Operations Administrator
Lucy O'Neill - Events and Marketing Co-ordinator
Sue Kent - Friends Administrator
Anna Smith - Box Office Manager
Geraldine Fairfax- Cholmeley - Event Manager
John Eeles - Technical Manager

Festival Contributors
Adrian Harris - Photographer
Colin Holton - Salisbury Live
Bin Scaburri - REad


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  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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