This year’s Bardic Picnic takes place on 5th August at Becket’s Park, and the hunt is on for a new Northampton Bard, and Junior Bard.
The free one-day family-friendly festival celebrates the spoken word and music performances, and has been running for almost a decade – there are 3 stages across the site featuring prose, poetry, rap and music, as well as a bar, veggie and vegan food, a kids area and craft stalls.
The search is on to find the next Bard of Northampton – a performer chosen to chronical and comment on local current affairs. Anyone can enter, and each entrant must prepare 3 pieces – one piece on the theme of the event, “belonging”, one piece of their own choice, and one final piece which will be their manifesto for their role as Bard – a position which lasts for a year and a day.
For more information on how to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org