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Community backs local festival

5th February 2019

A popular community festival for all ages is returning to Maldon in June for the 12th year running, thanks to a grant of £4,000.  

The funding has been awarded from the Middlewick Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund and the Bradwell B Fund, both of which are managed by the local independent trust, Essex Community Foundation (ECF).

The Maldon Festival of Arts includes theatre performances and a wide range of music appealing to all ages and tastes.  Alongside the festival a series of educational workshops are also run in local primary schools. These sessions introduce children to different instruments and styles of performance, helping to broaden their musical experiences and increase their participation in the event. 

Colin Baldy, Artistic Director, said: “The festival is a wonderful event that brings together people from the Maldon District and beyond, to enjoy a range of music, art and theatre performances.  Many of the activities and shows are free so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy what is on offer”.

He added, “A record number of people attended last year and I encourage everyone to consider getting involved and join the celebration”.

Caroline Taylor, chief executive of ECF, said: “We are delighted to support this project. It is a brilliant example of local people working together for the benefit of the wider community.”

The festival, running from 22 June to 6 July 2019, will also feature centrally in Maldon District Council’s Sense of Place initiative. For more information visit:

If you are a local community organisation in need of funding, please call the grants team on 01245 356018.