A festival to suit all tastes – Sleaford Live

Sleaford Live Festival, Choirs Galore at Riverside Church, Sleaford. Winchelsea Primary school choir. EMN-180514-105031001
Sleaford Live Festival, Choirs Galore at Riverside Church, Sleaford. Winchelsea Primary school choir. EMN-180514-105031001

Sleaford Live music and arts festival has concluded for a 14th year and organisers are saying it has equalled previous successes.

Committee chairman Keith Collishaw said: “We have had lots of people attending and the weather certainly helped. We had a couple of hundred at least at the Heckington Mill over the weekend and some of the pubs have been packed out for gigs. We have aimed to put on a wide variety of music.

Sleaford Live Festival. Classical Guitar Ensemble at St Deny's Church. EMN-180514-104718001

Sleaford Live Festival. Classical Guitar Ensemble at St Deny's Church. EMN-180514-104718001

“Djanco did well at The Bustard at Rauceby and our singing and songwriting workshops were more popular than expected and we had 16 for the ukulele and folk dance workshops.”

They are now considering holding a regular ceilidh group and a saxophone group. Popular Sleaford folk duo Winter Wilson were a sell out well in advance at The Playhouse. Mr Collishaw said they were ‘superb’. He had good reports about the drama shows by Sleaford Little Theatre and Heckington Players too.

One of his favourite moments was busking for runners in the Sleaford Half Marathon. Looking ahead the team are planning to continue with a similarly varied programme next year.

Sleaford Live Festival. Keith Collishaw performing in Sleaford Museum. EMN-180514-104842001

Sleaford Live Festival. Keith Collishaw performing in Sleaford Museum. EMN-180514-104842001

Sleaford Live Festival, Choirs Galore at Riverside Church, Sleaford. Horbling Primary school choir. EMN-180514-104912001

Sleaford Live Festival, Choirs Galore at Riverside Church, Sleaford. Horbling Primary school choir. EMN-180514-104912001

Sleaford Live Festival, Lynn McFarland performing at Sleaford Library. Pictured with Ron Williams. EMN-180514-104927001

Sleaford Live Festival, Lynn McFarland performing at Sleaford Library. Pictured with Ron Williams. EMN-180514-104927001

Sleaford Live Festival, Choirs Galore at Riverside Church, Sleaford. Oliver Whitelaw 10 EMN-180514-104938001

Sleaford Live Festival, Choirs Galore at Riverside Church, Sleaford. Oliver Whitelaw 10 EMN-180514-104938001

Sleaford Live Festival, Choirs Galore at Riverside Church, Sleaford. George Whitelaw 12 EMN-180514-104957001

Sleaford Live Festival, Choirs Galore at Riverside Church, Sleaford. George Whitelaw 12 EMN-180514-104957001

Sleaford Live Festival. Classical Guitar Ensemble at St Deny's Church. EMN-180514-104703001

Sleaford Live Festival. Classical Guitar Ensemble at St Deny's Church. EMN-180514-104703001

Sleaford Live Festival. Folk groups performing at Heckington Windmill. Dogwood Union L-R Tony Dobson, Rob Brewer, Theresa Brewer. EMN-180514-104734001

Sleaford Live Festival. Folk groups performing at Heckington Windmill. Dogwood Union L-R Tony Dobson, Rob Brewer, Theresa Brewer. EMN-180514-104734001

Sleaford Live Festival. Folk groups performing at Heckington Windmill. L-R Liz Roberts, David Mellor, Ian Yardley-Spencer, Michaela Yardley-Spencer. EMN-180514-104749001

Sleaford Live Festival. Folk groups performing at Heckington Windmill. L-R Liz Roberts, David Mellor, Ian Yardley-Spencer, Michaela Yardley-Spencer. EMN-180514-104749001

Sleaford Live Festival. Folk groups performing at Heckington Windmill. L-R Darren Leavens, Joe Ward, Giles Moses and Emily Moses of The Singing Windmill Steampunk Society, Liz Thompson, Martin Thompson. EMN-180514-104801001

Sleaford Live Festival. Folk groups performing at Heckington Windmill. L-R Darren Leavens, Joe Ward, Giles Moses and Emily Moses of The Singing Windmill Steampunk Society, Liz Thompson, Martin Thompson. EMN-180514-104801001