Donate
Make A Donation
£5.00 £10.00 £20.00 £50.00

Wetherby Arts Festival, An Update

The Festival lives on.

We, sadly, cannot be with you in the accustomed way with the usual live performances. But we do continue and are able to bring you something new. We are now on YouTube, we have quiz evenings, and surely you have seen us on Instagram, Twitter and FaceBook (use the links at the foot of this page).

 

We would like to share with you the Dance Creation Day held on 30 August. We know over 100 people attended at green spaces throughout Wetherby. 4 dancers led children through a series of expressive and imaginative dance step. There were children as young as 3 years taking part with their families, grandparents and dogs too!

 

Now we will take this further to create a new dance work. We plan FREE community dance rehearsals culminating in a performance in the early new year. This is hosted in partnership with Connecting with Young People, a Wetherby Arts Festival Project supported by Leeds Inspred and our sponsors. This is a project aimed at children aged 3-11. Help us make this a  huge success by getting out the youngsters in your family. See the details below and HERE. Don’t forget to take a look at our YouTube channel too.

 

Hope you didn’t miss this day…

Bring out the creative in the you…

Below are some of our memories from 2019. We’ll be back in 2021 with another Festival

Join former politician and Minister, Alan Johnson, and ‘Queen of Feel-good Fiction’, Milly Johnson, for a convivial lunch and hear them talk about their books. More..

Dance the night away with acclaimed accordionist Neil Barron.  More..

This new orchestra, directed by Martin Binks, perform Bruch’s violin concerto with Charlotte Rowan and Vivaldi’s double oboe concerto in a programme including works by Mozart and Beethoven. More…

Our artist in residence is joined by pianist Charlotte Stevenson for a programme ranging from the baroque to the 20th century with music by Vitali, Mendelssohn, Bartok, Milhaud and Szymanowski among others. More…

Lively performances from the group Aspects of Opera to entertain you while you tuck in to fish and chips!  More…

Five lunchtime concerts through the week bookable either as a bargain season ticket or singly.  Great music performed by singers, instrumentalists and on the organ.  More…

Hear brilliant wildlife photographer (and former Team GB javelin thrower) Tesni Ward talk about her beautiful work and the importance of nature conservation. More…

A welcome return for Sheffielder Tom Wrigglesworth (of BBC Radio 4  Hang Ups fame) who is joined in this double bill by Sean McLoughlin, described by  Time Out as ‘the best comedian you haven’t heard of’.  Well you have now.  More…

Enjoy a selection of pop classics and songs from the musicals such as La La Land and Les Misérables  from this popular Wetherby group – and sing along! More…

‘Engaging, playful and welcoming’

Observe the journey of Beanlet, a playful character discovering interaction with people in an unknown, imaginative space. More…

Badapple Theatre goes ballisticus maximus as they deliver a contemporary take on the Romans in their new comedy with songs and music. More...

Our popular local band presents an exciting programme of traditional and modern brass music.  More…

Described as ‘the best tribute band in the UK’ Abba Revival present an evening  of faithful choreography, spectacular costumes and excellent musicianship. What’s not to like! More..

Neil Delamere is one of Ireland’s most popular entertainers, fast making a reputation in the UK as a hilarious comedian.  He’s joined by Maisie Adam, Comedy Newcomer winner at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, who has been described as ‘incredibly watchable.  More...

You may not know this…
The Festival is organised and run entirely by volunteers. We are always keen to welcome new volunteers to aid us at the box office or helping at events.  If this interests you, please see the Volunteer page.

Our Sponsors

The Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of:
EFFE_Label_rgb_20192020
Layout 1
wetherby town council

Wetherby Town Council

The Outer North-East Committee of Leeds City Council
(Wetherby, Harewood and Alwoodley Councillors)

The Outer North-East Committee of Leeds City Council
(Wetherby, Harewood and Alwoodley Councillors)

Leeds Inspired & LCC logo-01
We would also like to thank Morrisons Supermarket, the Rotary Club of Wetherby & District and, of course, our many volunteers for their invaluable support.