WETHERBY ARTS FESTIVAL 2015
Friday 16 – Saturday 24 October
A total of twenty-one superb events!
An exciting and full programme with something for everyone!
From Literary Lunches, Beatles Tribute Band, Cookery Demonstrations,
Orchestras and Swing Bands ...
to our hugely successful Dog Show!
Please see more details on our 'Events' page
About Wetherby Arts Festival
Wetherby Festival is one of the town’s real treasures, and this is it's
Back in 1977, Jonathan Bailey (who was the Vicar of Wetherby at that time)
was pondering the idea of setting up an arts festival for the town,
and soon got into lively and productive discussion with festival director Ted Kilner.
Plans were soon underway, and a Festival has been held regularly since then,
with prominent arts figures gracing our town over the years, including:
Stephan Grappelli and Humphrey Lyttelton,
folk scene superstars Kate Rusby and Kathryn Tickell,
the highest profiles from the acting profession,
including Honor Blackman,
and many more besides!
We were delighted when the Rt Revd Jonathan Bailey KCVO,
who was by then the Bishop of Derby, returned to our town in 2007
to help us celebrate and to lead our Festival Service in our Parish Church.
It was with great sadness that the festival board heard of his passing in December, 2008.
The Festival committee would like to express their sincere
thanks and appreciation to the following for their
generous financial support, sponsorship and gifts,
without which the Festival would not survive:
Leeds City Council
(Well-being funding is awarded by your local fund members
through the Inner North East Area Committee)
Wetherby Town Council
Leeds Building Society
Renton and Parr
Five Point Consulting
Innes Smith Salon &
Nicole Beauty at Innes Smith
Yorkshire Building Society
The Country Store, Collingham
The Innocent Hound
Yorkshire Tea – Taylors of Harrogate
The Bridge Hotel & Spa
The Dog Walker
The Wetherby Whaler
To sponsor or find out more about becoming a sponsor…
please email us at email@example.com