Be Part of the Rugby Festival of Culture

Wuthering Heights Rugby Published: Monday, 11th February 2019

Organisers of the ‘Rugby Festival of Culture’ are calling for more groups, organisations, businesses and schools to get involved with the 2019 event.

The festival, already one of Rugby’s biggest and momost popular events has continued to grow since its launch in 2010 and will take place in Rugby town centre from Sunday 23 June until Sunday 14 July.

The three-week cultural festival, supported by Rugby First and Rugby Borough Council, provides a great platform to showcase local talent, raise your profile, recruit new members and be part of something truly special on your doorstep - why not get involved.

Previous festivals have been packed full of a rich and diverse array of events that have included theatre, street entertainment, food and drink, music, art exhibitions, live bands, dance, classical performances, workshops, story-telling, poetry, walks, comedy, film and much more.

Aftab Gaffar, Managing Director of Rugby First, said:

“Each year the festival goes from strength to strength and we are delighted with how it continues to develop. We are keen to hear from any individuals, groups or businesses that would like to be part of the festival or who would like to support the event through sponsorship, employee engagement, advertising or in-kind contributions.”

Cllr Sebastian Lowe, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for growth and investment, said:

“The Festival of Culture has become one of the highlights of The Rugby Town’s annual events programme, bringing in visitors, boosting the town centre economy and providing a platform for a wide range of local artistic talent.

“The community has a vital role to play in contributing to the vibrancy and variety of the festival, so we’re keen to hear from people who want to play a part in making this year’s festival a success.”

A FREE brochure highlighting all the festival events will be available at the end of May from Rugby Visitor Centre, local businesses and online. It’s your essential guide to planning your perfect festival so make sure you get hold of a copy!

If you would like to get involved with the 2019 festival please call 01788 890789 or visit You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


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Image: Outdoor theatre performance of Wuthering Heights to be performed as part of the Rugby Festival of Culture.