WETHERBY ARTS FESTIVAL WEBSITE
After nearly four decades the 2016 Wetherby Festival Is at risk!
We currently have a skeleton committee,
and urgently need more volunteers to come forward for the Festival to be saved.
Do you have the time and skills to help?
We need to fill the roles of PR manager, sponsorship coordinator,
membership secretary, ticket designer, venue manager,
schools liaison officer, events manager and catering administrator.
It is rewarding and exciting work that will benefit all the residents of Wetherby
and surrounding area, and you will have fun along the way!
If you can help at all, please email Robert Haskins: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Tel. 01937 580217
An exciting and full programme which had 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
Download the full 2015 brochure now on our 'Brochure' page
About Wetherby Arts Festival
Wetherby Festival is one of the town’s real treasures, and 2015 was the
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.
Our 2015 Sponsors
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