Endeavour – Captain Cook’s ship has been found!

Scoop! Captain Cook's ship Endeavour has been found, they think. And distinguished author Peter Moore is coming to speak about his latest book Endeavour at the Literary Lunch on 12 October 12 noon at The Bridge Hotel Walshford.   We are delighted that Peter Moore, author of the recently-published Sunday Times Bestseller Endeavour has stepped in as our main speaker at the Literary Lunch, as Imogen Hermes Gowar is indisposed and unable to travel.   Endeavour is one of the most famous ships in history.  It was built in Whitby, as captained by James Cook on his first great voyage 250 years ago, he...

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International Fame!

Wetherby Festival shares recognition as one of the top blog sites in the world, along with Singapore Film Festival, Greenwich (NY), London, Hay-on-Wye, Toronto, Ohio, San Diego, Australia, Vancouver,  Durham and Dulwich.   ...

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Scarecrow Competition – last chance to vote

Here are photos of some of the scarecrows. Vote now. email chairman@wetherbyfestival.co.uk with your favourite.   Ace Cards - Ruby the Red Fairy Appletons Butchers St James Youth - Church Centre Castlegate Stationers - the Crayon family Peter Jones - Robo Chef York Place Dental Practice Cameron Beaumont - 40th year of the Festival        ...

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Art Gallery is Open

It was great to see so many people pass through the door of our pop-up Gallery in the High Street (opposite the Post Office) on Thursday. Above left, the artists: Catherine, Elizabeth, Jayne, Susan and Neil.  Travelling here from London, they first met sharing Studios at Spitalfields.   The Five Artists introduced themselves and talked about their work.  Drink flowed and Appletons donated the pork pies.   The Festival is attracting so much good will.  Support from the town has allowed this space to come alive;  Hart Law helped to make it happen; Floor Design of Wetherby transformed the place by...

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Wetherby Festival Launches in Style

    Here are two of our London Artists standing in the Festival Gallery at 45 High Street Wetherby. In an unprecedented initiative, the Festival is mounting a professional exhibition in the centre of town for the first time, with high quality work picked from the international London scene.  All pictures will be for sale.  See our webpage for details.   Neil Irons and Susan H Kay spent the day getting the gallery ready for the launch 6-9pm 28 September.  With the generous help of Floor Design, the space has been newly carpeted.    Morrisons are helping with the cost of the staging the launch...

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