Wetherby Arts Festival, An Update
We would now normally be frantically busy finalising the 2020 programme. There would be the brochure to create before going to the printers, the performers to contact (and contact again), the venues to risk assess and to upload the details to our box-office system ready for tickets to go on sale. Sadly that is not to be this year. We have taken the decision like so many festivals, the world over, to cancel. Read our chairman’s message here.
However, not all is lost. We have continued to look for arts or cultural events that will be of interest. Some of you will see a much greater activity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There is also now a Wetherby Arts Festival channel on YouTube which we will make efforts to expand. Check it out here.
That’s the virtual stuff. We also will be staging a real, live dance project led by Katy Hewison of Wetherby. She with friends led children in a day’s dance at last year’s Festival. This will now be expanded into a dance project. The kick-off will be a Dance Creation Day taking place at a number of open spaces within Wetherby. It is largely aimed at young families with children but all will be welcome. Moreover the event is FREE. More information will be posted on our website and social media as the day approaches but take a look at the flyers below. This event has been funded by Leeds Inspired and by Leeds City Council. Read more on our What’s On page. and take a look at our dance video which explains all Pop Up Day.