WETHERBY ARTS FESTIVAL 2017
Post 2016 Festival Note:
The Wetherby Festival 2016 weekend was a huge success!
Thanks to all the organisers, helpers, performers, and the people of the
Wetherby area for supporting our events!
Click here for photos
Annual General Meeting of the Festival
The Wetherby Arts Festival is a charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Members are entitled to vote to select Directors at the AGM.
Its Directors/Trustees are currently Robert Haskins (Chair), John Cuthbertson (Finance) and Michael Harvey (Programme).We were seconded onto the Board in place of the previous directors, part way through last year.
Though this left us with less time to plan the 2016 Festival (the 39th), we received a great deal of help from some
great people, now friends, old and new, and were able to celebrate in some style.
Thanks are due to the Wetherby Rotary Club, the Lions and our sponsors Hart Law and Renton & Parr, amongst many others, and to the Wetherby Town Council and Leeds City Ward Councillors for their financial support.
It helped make for a successful ‘small’ Festival over the weekend of 14-16 October with something like an 85% attendance overall. There were 9 main events plus, for the first time, a ‘Fringe’.
This year we are starting to plan for a week-long programme over 14-22 October in thisour 40th year.
So put that in your diaries now. We obviously need even more participation and assistance for our right royal ‘Ruby’ year; so start by coming along to the AGM and give us your feedback. We’d welcome your ideas. Bring your friends!
Robert Haskins Chairman
Annual General Meeting to be held in the Church Room, Church Street
Thursday 16 February at 8pm (please note: no car access, due to roadworks – please arrive by foot)
Agenda (to last less than 2 hours)
1. Minutes of the 1 Feb 2016 AGM
2. Directors’ report for 2016
3. Financial Report
4. Programme ideas
5. Appointment of Directors: Messrs Haskins, Cuthbertson and Harvey are willing to stand.
6. Any Other Business
Wetherby Festival 2017
promises to be a full week of varied and popular events
Do you have the time and skills to help?
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
Our 2016 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
The Wellbeing Funding is awarded by your local Ward Members through the
Outer North East Community Committee
Wetherby Town Council
Renton and Parr
Yorkshire Building Society
The Country Store, Collingham
And thanks to Wetherby Lions and
The Rotary Club for their much appreciated involvement and assistance
To sponsor or find out more about becoming a sponsor or getting involved…
please email email@example.com
An exciting and full programme which cetainly had something for everyone!
From Literary Lunches, Beatles Tribute Band, Cookery Demonstrations,
Orchestras and Swing Bands ...
to our hugely successful Dog Show!
About Wetherby Arts Festival
Wetherby Festival is one of the town’s real treasures, and 2017 will be the
An encouraging letter from Founder Member, Ted Kilner
you have no idea how pleased I was to hear that the Festival has risen
like a phoenix - after the thousands of hours spent creating the Constitution,
acquiring Charitable Status and creating Company Status,
and presenting many Festivals in my thirty-two years' association.
I wish you well.
but if you ever need any help please let me know!
Keep up the good work. All the best,Ted Kilner."