NEW for June 2023. Poynton Festival
festival celebrating Cheshire arts and culture.
An introduction from the Poynton Festival Working Group - John Waterhouse
“I had been thinking for a while about the possibility of staging a Poynton Festival, potentially on similar lines to those of other festivals held annually such as in Bollington and Macclesfield.
On 20th June 2022, Poynton Town Council’s FIED Committee gave the authorisation for the setting up of a Working Group to fine tune the set-up and organisation of a festival in Poynton.
Local organisations and businesses have been contacted with a view to ascertaining what facilities and/or events have been considered at this stage.
Several organisations including bars, schools, churches and social clubs have already expressed an interest in hosting festival events.
Several contributors have also expressed their interest in being part of a Poynton Festival, from theatre companies to solo performers, even including a dog obedience demonstration.
If you are interested in being part of Poynton Festival as either a performer, venue host or volunteer please contact the group."
Cllr John Waterhouse
A provisional outline schedule for the festival may be as follows:
June ’23 – a launch
event/party, either at 2.00pm on the afternoon
or 8.00pm in the evening; formal opening.
Monday 26th – Thursday 29th June ’23 – evening events at various locations around Poynton either by visiting artists or local groups. This might perhaps be, for example, a visiting theatre company coming to PBC or a music event at the Acoustic Lounge.
Friday 30th (evening) through to Sunday 2nd July – the main festival with various events by both local organisations and visiting artists across a varied range of venues around Poynton. Sunday 2nd July 8.00pm –
closing party event