Turl Street Arts Festival

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The Turl Street Arts Festival is an annual week-long festival held in February, involving students from the three Turl Street Colleges in Oxford, England: Jesus College, Exeter College and Lincoln College.

It is organized by a committee of students from the three colleges. Each year a different College takes lead of the Festival, nominating the Chair of the Festival from within their Junior Common Room (JCR).

Originally created by the members of the Colleges including Chris Millington and Caroline Russell with support from the Chaplains of the colleges and the organ scholars, the week varies from more formal events such as choral recitals to open mic nights and several plays. There are also opportunities for photography exhibitions and short film previews. The week traditionally ends with a Sunday Choral Evensong led by the combined choirs of the three colleges.

The 2016 festival will run between Saturday 13th and Sunday 21 February. More information is available on the official website.

Past festivals[edit]

In 2006, the Festival was opened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. Martha Fiennes was another guest speaker.

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