Warminster Festival success for organisers and town
By nhavergal | Thursday, October 18, 2012, 10:45
Warminster Festival 2012 is celebrating after a successful event for the last two weeks as it comes to a close for another year.
Collection of Butler and Wilson jewellery at the Museum of Me as part of the Warminster Festival 2012.
Dave Hollis won first prize for his poem 'Allotment' in the festival's poetry competition.
Emma Ledbury won third prize for her poem 'Army Town'.
The festival which has held events in venues across the town saw many people gather to watch talented musicians and artists presenting their work.
Events included performances by the Warminster Junior Choir, Bulgarian pianist Plamen Tsvetanov, harpist Cecilia Sultana De Maria and various displays of chalk art in the Foot Gallery.
The organiser of the LOAF lunch as part of the Warminster Festival, Sheelagh Wurr said: "I wake up each morning and think, "It's the Warminster Festival, where shall I go today?"
Throughout the festival, local residents were invited to take part in a poetry competition based on a theme of 'hidden treasures.' The winners were announced at the Athenaeum last Sunday.
1st place went to Dave Hollis for his poem 'Allotment.'
Third prize went to Emma Ledbury with her poem 'Army Town' and said: "I haven't been writing poetry long and no one has ever read my poetry before."
Local businesses in Warminster High Street also took part in the festivities by displaying artwork created by local artists.
Reverend Harvey Gibbons said: "Warminster is buzzing".
Missed out on seeing the artwork along the high street? Check out our picture gallery here.