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Create Festival 2020 Cancelled

Create EditorGeneral news

On the advice of public health authorities we have made the decision to cancel Create Festival 2020.While this announcement comes at a time of uncertainty, and know how much this event means to many within our community, we take the health and safety of our attendees very seriously and urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forward by the … Read More

Community Stage at Create 2019

Francesca BakerLineup news

The community is at the heart of Create Festival – and the community stage is the perfect place to celebrate this. This year there’s a whole range of choirs, singing groups, dance troupes and performers ready to wow the crowd and showcase some of the best local talent. Creativity and art are so good for us, physically and mentally, and … Read More

Ashford’s Local Talent

Francesca BakerLineup news

As Create Festival has grown we’ve managed to get more and bigger talent coming to play in Ashford’s Victoria Park. But the festival remains true to its roots, and seeks to nurture and support local talent, providing a platform for up and coming artists to play alongside established bands. The Maywaves (12.45, Main Stage) are one such local band. Harry … Read More

Create Festival goes beyond just a day-long festival

Francesca BakerCreate Platform, General news

Create Festival goes beyond just the day-long festival. It’s about celebrating arts and creativity across the town and region, and supporting artists to have a long career in the industry. On Wednesday 19th June artists, industry professionals, and local people gathered at Lost Sheep Coffee, Ashford McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, for some music, talks, and networking aimed at showcasing the … Read More

Carbon Balanced Paper

Rose ThorogoodGeneral news

In printing this year’s Create brochures, we have looked into a more sustainable way to produce high quantities of paper products without costing the Earth. Our partners at Geerings Print have provided us with our brand new brochure, printed on carbon balanced paper. They should be being delivered across Kent this week, so keep your eyes peeled! What is Carbon … Read More

Create Festival Top 5

Francesca BakerLineup news

The talent across the three stages at Create this year is phenomenal. Local bands and those further afield gather to play everything from pop to punk, by way of jazz, soul, and rock. Here are five artists you simply must see: Luca Afrobeat Band Main Stage, 15.55 Afrobeat is having something of a revival, and LUCA are bringing their own … Read More

What is Create Platform?

Francesca BakerCreate Platform

Create isn’t just for one day. The support for artists continues all week long. Create Platform is a week-long series of arts events and activities in and around Ashford taking place from 15 – 21 July. This exciting week-long programme of live arts events, fringe activities and happenings around town is an opportunity to showcase creativity and arts in the … Read More

Revelation revs up for Create Festival

Francesca BakerGeneral news

St Mary’s Church has been a place of worship since the 13th century. Its spires stand tall above the buildings in Ashford, and can be seen from surrounding villages. But in recent years it has established itself as Revelation, an exciting and dynamic arts trust with a rich and varied programme. I caught up with Debra McGee, CEO, to find out … Read More