Brightlingsea WinterFest, which has become a highlight in the town’s calendar every February, is to spring into March this year, bringing live events back to the annual festival of music, arts and crafts and spoken word.
The Covid pandemic meant that plans for the 2022 festival had been on hold, but now that restrictions are easing the volunteers who organise WinterFest are determined to make it happen, albeit a month on from the usual slot.
WinterFest co-founders Alix Sheppard and Dave Griffiths have been delighted with the public demand for the festival to return, proving how much people have taken the event to their hearts. “We have had so many people asking us if it is happening this year and everyone is very keen to see the return of live events,” they said.
“Last year WinterFest had to be held on line, with 22 events attracting audiences from around the world. But, with growing demand for live and in-person attractions to return, we have decided to put together a programme for March.
“We have already had a very good response from people who would like to take part and would still love to hear from any more who might like to become involved.”