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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 9. 1965.

Festival Soon

Festival Soon

Salient Reporter

The seventh Universities' Art Festival will open at Victoria University on August 14. This will be the first Arts Festival to be held at Victoria for six years

The Festival will include the now familiar contributions from drama, chess, debating, music (classical, jazz, and folk), a law moot and films.

In addition it will continue the "artistic" tradition by presenting a New Zealand Art Exhibition. This will include displays of pottery, sculpture, enamel work and fabrics.

A salon setting out photographic work may well provide some interest for camera enthusiasts.

The two sections which are expected to arouse greatest interest are the Trans-Tasman Art competition and the Folk Concerts.

The organisers of the Trans-man art exhibition have broken fresh ground by inviting entries from Australian universities. The response so far has certainly justified this decision.

The current popularity of folk singing is considered to be sufficiently large to warrant no fewer that three folk singing concerts. One of these will be a public performance at the Paramount Theatre. There will be at least one late-night concert in the University Memorial Theatre.

In addition to the more formal concerts, plays and exhibitions, there will be considerable informal discussion among the literary and drama enthusiasts, workshops for the jazz and folk singing participants, and several semi-formal panel discussions on a variety of cultural subjects.