Goosfest is an arts and music festival held each year in October at various venues in and around the village of Goostrey in Cheshire. The festival offers a diverse programme, so whether it is classical, reggae, folk. jazz or contemporary music, theatre, stand-up comedy, poetry, painting or craft that turns you on, Goosfest has it.
Goosfest is proud of the many events it has hosted in the past eight years and the artists who have graced its stage. These include Kiki Dee, Paul Jones, Hazel O’Connor, Georgie Fame, Showaddywaddy and Jacqui Dankworth from the world of music; Sir Andrew Motion, Alan Garner, Simon Armitage, Gervaise Finn, and Louis de Bernieres from literature and poetry; and Jonathan Dimbleby, Nicholas Parsons, Miriam Margoyles, Ian McMillan, Tony Husband, Sarah Millican and John Bishop representing film, television and radio.
Goosfest has also gained a deserved reputation for promoting controversial subjects in its “after the watershed” theatre presentations and has developed a strong link with the Royal Northern College of Music in its programme of classical concerts. Our Cafe Scientifique lectures draw large audiences – the topics have included “Egyptian Mummies” and “Bird behaviour”. In 2014 the festival hosted an Art Trail, where local artists from the North-West displayed a diverse range of work.
To learn more about Goosfest and this year’s exciting programme go to http://www.goosfest.com/ where you can also add your name to the “Friends of Goosfest” and request to be added to our mailing list.