Calne Music and Arts Festival 2018

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Calne Music and Arts Festival (CMAF) is a community celebration of music and the arts, which takes place during a ten-day period at the beginning of October each year. It is very much a local Festival, and performers and artists normally have a close connection with the town or surrounding region. The Festival aims not only to provide entertainment for the people of Calne and surrounding villages, but also to promote local musical and artistic talent and nurture an element of education in the arts. The Festival was inaugurated in 1974 and has grown substantially over the years, maintaining high standards while reaching a wide cross section of the community.

The 2018 Festival included over 35 events, 250+ artworks in the Festival Exhibition, a 200 strong mass schools choir and a healthy response to both the poetry and photographic competitions. However, the organising Committee are always looking for new participants, both amateur and professional, and would welcome any suggestions for events which could be included in future years. So please to contact us.

The website will be updated with our 2019 programme in Auguest. Please keep in touch via our social media or by subscribing to our mailing list.


Calne Music and Arts Festival acknowledges the support of the following:

Chilvester Financial, the main Festival sponsor, Bevirs Law, Avant-Garde – Art and Craft Supplies, Calne Town Council, Calne Lion’s Club, Hills Group, The Lansdowne and Skylight Publishing

Calne Music and Arts Festival gratefully acknowledges additional support from Marden House, The Calne Woodlands Camera Club, The Heritage Centre, Sue Boddington and Sainsbury’s.