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SO FESTIVAL - 31 August to 2 September 2018

Magna Vitae, Trust for Leisure and Culture

welcomes you to SO Festival

The Magna Vitae Team, in partnership with our major funders Arts Council England and East Lindsey District Council, would like to welcome all of you to SO Festival.

We are pleased to announce that the festival will be returning 31 August to 2 September 2018, bringing an incredible programme of outdoor theatre to the coastal strip of Lincolnshire.

Download our SO Festival Programme 2018 now!

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SO Festival has become East Lincolnshire's leading arts & culture festival, bringing a fantastic display of outdoor art to the streets of Skegness.

It has become a key event in the summer for all the family.  Our aim is to make the arts accessible to everyone, bring something new and exciting to the district and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in the arts.

The SO Festival Team

SO Festival is proud to receive confirmation from Arts Council England of funding through to 2022 as a National Portfolio Organisation for a second time.  Magna Vitae is delighted to announce the appointment of one of Europe's leading festival directors to steer SO Festival from 2018 onwards.

Jens Frimann Hansen, who has seen unparalleled success as the Artistic Director of Helsingør Teater in Denmark and PASSAGE Festival in Denmark and Sweden, has joined SO Festival as the new Artistic Director.

Jens brings with him an impressive portfolio of previous appointments as well as a strong and varied list of contacts within the international and UK festival community, including highly sought-after artists.

Setting out the vision for SO Festival over the coming years, Jens and the festival team at Magna Vitae aim to significantly improve and increase community participation with the event, whilst also developing SO Festival - and Skegness - as a stage for the best outdoor artists in the world.