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Wetherby Festival    11 – 20 October 2019


Literary Lunch 

This year we are welcoming well-known politican, Alan Johnson.  See our What On events page for more details. We are very excited by winning this popular politician and author.

Call My Wine Bluff

Six wines, three ‘experts’ – who is telling the truth?  Pit your team’s (up to eight) taste buds (or come on your own).


Dance the night away at a fun-filled evening for everyone.  A ceilidh is an ideal way to have fun with your friends and let your hair down.  Don’t worry if you think you’ve got two left feet.  The music will soon get your feet tapping, and their caller will walk you through the dances. Neil Barron has performed across the globe and is a regular feature on BBC Scotland. A very big welcome to Neil.

SATURDAY 12th October

The Chamber Orchestra of Leeds

an exciting programme with exceptional solo performers including our Artist in Residence, Charlotte Rowan. This is a new orchestra which has received a very positive welcome. Moreover, it is lead by Martin Binks, director of the Leeds Symphony Orchestra, well known to many of you.

SUNDAY 13th October

Historic Wetherby – Guided Walk

Join members of the Civic Society for a 90 minute  guided walk around the town to discover the fascinating history of Wetherby’s past.  Free – family event for all ages

THURSDAY 17th and SUNDAY 20th October


A welcome back to Tom Wrigglesworth with three other stars of the comedy scene.


The Daytones

A popular and local men’s barbershop group at the Methodist Church Hall – interval refreshment included

Opera with Chips

with 3 talented performers at Wetherby Whaler. Aspects of Opera have performed widely in the UK and Ireland. This is something different.

The Frozen Roman

by the Bad Apple Theatre Company. Prepare to laugh with this criticially acclaimed group.

Wetherby Light Music Singers

and so much much more