Penny Adie writes…

Each week, Two Moors Festival artistic director Penny Adie will be here on the blog, letting you all know just what’s been going on down at Festival HQ in Devon.

The exciting news is that 2014 Two Moors Festival concert programme is now public knowledge and the brochures are in the process of being sent (courtesy of Knight Frank’s generosity) to the several thousand people on the mailing list. Before they are dispatched, however, there is always a lively party of volunteers who gather together in the our kitchen to stuff the brochures into their A5 envelopes.

This event may sound extremely boring, but it isn’t! Many glasses of wine, a hearty supper and often scurrilous conversation set the scene for an evening of sticking address labels on to the envelopes, then inserting the brochures plus a flyer for concerts in the waiting room (yes, truly!) at Tiverton Parkway railway station. They are then boxed to be taken to Exeter from where they are posted.

There is a sense of wellbeing after this major operation has taken place in that the concerts’ programme is complete and there is nothing as an Artistic Director I can do to change it. There are also, however, the typos that inevitably escape the scrutiny of the proof-readers and which can be very funny. Our best to date, was from some years ago when “Elgar’s epic work, Dream of Gerontius” became his “epic wok”!

So there we are – there are 30 delicious concerts to attend in October (15th – 25th) with artists such as Viktoria Mullova, Angel Hewitt and Kate Royal in the bag. We hope to see you there!

To order your copy of the brochure and to find out more about this year’s event, visit our website today.


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