Outline Programme for the Weekend

Our festival is more than an event; it’s a vibrant tapestry woven with the threads of inclusivity, creativity, and shared moments.

As you explore this page, envision a weekend where each note resonates with the spirit of togetherness, where the streets of Bristol become a stage for musical magic, and where workshops spark creativity and connections. Join us on a journey through a meticulously crafted program, embracing Friday’s gentle kickoff, Saturday’s crescendo, and Sunday’s soulful farewell. Discover the magic of Hand in Hand – a festival where the joy of music meets the warmth of community.

Friday 16 Aug

Friday at Hand in Hand Festival sets the stage for a laid-back yet vibrant start. Check-in is open all day, offering a seamless entry into the festivities. Mid-morning guided walking tours explore Bristol’s charm. Tech rehearsals for early-arriving choirs hum with anticipation. Workshops sprinkle creativity throughout the day.

In the afternoon, catch performances by early-arriving choirs, creating a symphony in the heart of the city. The evening crescendos with a Welcome Event, featuring the debut of our scratch choir. It’s a relaxed introduction to the weekend’s rhythm – a taste of what’s to come. Join us for a casual kick-off, and let the festival spirit gently embrace you.

Morning

Check-in

Mid-day

Guided toursTech rehearsals
Performances (local choirs)
Workshops

Afternoon

PerformancesWorkshops

Evening

Welcome event

Saturday 17 Aug

Saturday takes the limelight at Hand in Hand Festival, promising a day brimming with excitement. Dive into the morning with tech rehearsals setting the stage for the main event. Throughout the day, let the air be filled with the enchanting melodies of choir performances.

Amidst the musical symphony, join us for workshops, echoing the creative vibes from Friday. As the sun sets, the grand gala takes centre stage in the main hall. Expect an evening of elegance and festivity, followed by socialising, relaxing and dancing. Saturday is the crescendo of our festival melody – a day not to be missed. Join us for a day packed with joy, music, and shared moments!

Morning

Check-in
Guided tours
Tech rehearsals
Performances
Workshops

Mid-day

PerformancesWorkshops

Afternoon

PerformancesWorkshops

Evening

Gala event

Sunday 18 Aug

Sunday brings the finale to our melodious journey at Hand in Hand Festival. It’s a half-day affair, beginning with the morning hum of tech rehearsals and the soulful notes of choir performances running until just after mid-day.

Amidst this musical tapestry, workshops, a familiar echo from Friday and Saturday, will run throughout the morning. As the weekend gracefully draws to a close, join us in the early afternoon for an informal farewell and thanks event, a heartfelt moment to wrap up our time together.

But wait, the music doesn’t end there! Seize the opportunity to perform outdoors in the charming streets of Bristol on Sunday. It’s a chance to take our festival spirit beyond the venue and into the heart of the city.

Sunday may be a half-day, but it’s brimming with the same magic that has defined our weekend. Join us for the perfect ending to a harmonious festival experience.

Morning

Outdoors performancesTech rehearsals
Performances
Workshops

Mid-day

Outdoors performancesPerformancesWorkshops

Afternoon

Farewell and thanks event

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