The Variety Gala offers a sample of both the local and international offering. Closing the festival, groups come together showcasing the best in dance, theatre, music and song with performances that have entertained audiences over the previous nine days. International groups performing include the North Shore Celtic Ensemble (Canada), Seed Dance (Malta), Dance Africa (Ghana) and Noelia & Javier (Spain) and many more. There will also be a chance to see some performing groups from closer to home, including Opera North Youth Chorus and guitar and violin duo Ross Hull & Cameron Grant.
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Running time 2 hours 20 minutes