Frequently Asked Questions


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Q. What is Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival?
Q. When do things happen?

Q. Where do things happen?
Q. How can I get to Royston?
Q. How can I get the latest Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival news?
Q. Where can I see pictures from the festival?
Q. How much does it cost?
Q. Where can I buy tickets for events?
Q. What else does Creative Royston do throughout the year? 

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How is Alison Balsom involved with the Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival?
Q. I'm a performer or artist. How can I get involved?
Q. I've got some time to spare. How can I help Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival?
Q. What opportunities can Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival offer my business?
Q. Who runs Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival?

Q. How can I contact the festival organisers?
Q. Where can I find copies of the Creative Royston/ Royston Arts Festival's Constitution, Evaluation Reports and other important documents?

 

  

 

Q. What is Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival?
A. Creative Royston is a group of volunteers in Royston, Hertfordshire (UK) whose aim is to celebrate and encourage local creativity all year round and give locals the opportunity to experience both professional and amateur work first-hand. It's main focus is Royston Arts Festival  which covers art, craft, music, dance, drama, new writing and a whole lot more.   Typically, the festival features about fifty events, exhibitions and workshops. Many of these are run independently by local clubs and societies. To find out what's gone on at past festivals click here.

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Q. When do things happen?
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The festival runs for around a week at the end of September. Performances tend to take place in the evening and exhibitions, drop-in events and workshops happen during the daytime. The programme is normally posted on this website at the beginning of August.

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Q. Where can I see pictures from the festival?

A. Click here for our galleries of past festival.

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Q. How much does it cost?
A. Most events are free. Those that charge for tickets generally cost between £5 and £15.

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Q. Where can I buy tickets for events?
A. You can buy tickets for most charged events from the Stationery Cupboard, High Street, Royston or our online box office (click through from the event page). . 

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Q. I'm a performer or artist. How can I get involved?
A. We always welcome new ideas. If you're local and want to be involved, click here. Performers and artists should be aware that we are primarily a local festival but we also do welcome the occasional professional from outside the area. Feel free to contact us with your suggestion.

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Q. What else does Creative Royston do throughout the year?
A. Creative Royston is committed to giving the people of Royston and the surrounding area access to professional  performers and artists. Sometimes it is not possible to include particular professional events within the festival, so in spring or early summer we occasionally host one-off events that otherwise would not be able to take place in the town. We are always looking for local collobarations. We aim to provide infrastructure for local groups wanting to put on more ambitious projects.

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Q. Where do things happen?
A. The festival is spread over several venues around the town. Most events take place within Royston town centre (search Google maps for the postcode: SG8 7DA). Core hubs include the
Town Hall, Parish Church, Museum and Library. Evening events and workshops also take place in the town's schools and artists may open their own studios or homes to the public. Nearer the time of the festival there will be a printable map on the website showing the location of all venues.

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Q. How can I get to Royston?
A. Royston is on the A505 (junction 10 on the M11 or junction 9 on the A1M) and the A10 (between Buntingford and Cambridge). It is on the London King's Cross to King's Lynn railway line.

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Q. How can I get the latest Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival news?
A. Follow us on Twitter @RoyArtsFest , become our friend at facebook.com/roystonartsfestival or sign up to our e-newsletter. The website is also regularly updated. Alternatively, The Listing magazine is a good source for all things festival (and a lot of other local things too!) as are the local newspapers (the Royston Crow and the Royston Weekly News).

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Q. I've got some time to spare. How can I help the Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival?
A. We need people who can spare a little time before, during or after the festival to help with things like packaging up programmes, staffing events and collating feedback. Even if you've only got half an hour to spare you can make a difference. Click here to find out more.

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Q. What opportunities can Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival offer my business?
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Association with Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival is an excellent way to raise your profile, gain publicity, contribute to the local community and reward your staff for their hard work. Sponsorship packages can be tailored to the specific interests of your company. Companies can sponsor events within our programme from talks by well-known speakers and concerts (of various genres) to children’s exhibitions and professional performance artists. Our workshop and education work also offers great scope for rewarding sponsorship. Click here to find out more.

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Q. Who runs Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival?
A. The festival is run by a group of unpaid individuals who form the Creative Royston Management Committee. If you would like to considered for the Management Committee contact us.

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Q. How is Alison Balsom involved with the Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival?
A. We are extremely fortunate to have the world-renowned trumpeter Alison Balsom as our Honorary President. Alison grew up in Royston but no longer lives in the town. Although she is not actively involved in the day-to-day running she supports the festival whenever she can. Find out more about her here.

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Q. How can I contact the Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival organisers?
A. You can fill in a contact form here or send snailmail to Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival, c/o The Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA. Alternatively, contact our Secretary on 07907 880 355.

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Q. Where can I find copies of the Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival's Constitution, Evaluation Reports and other important documents?

A. We try to be an open organisation with transparent procedures. All our important documents can be found here.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

    
 
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