ROYAL MAIL Delivery

ROYAL MAIL Delivery Royal Mail will be delivering the 2019 Wetherby Festival brochure through your doors next week Unfold it and put it on your kitchen notice board. There's a Facebook competition for the best photo of your noticeboard! Decide what to book Go online at this address and book your tickets – or mail your requests to the Box Office (SAE please) It’s a little later coming out than we had hoped because of a Royal Mail glitch (not the first) – let us know if it has not been received by 18 September! Of course, you don't have to wait till then - all the...

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Lion’s Beer Festival in May

24-25 May 2019 Pull a pint at the Wetherby Lions Beer Festival RAISING MONEY FOR: YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE   The event is back again on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th May 2019 for another 'grrrrrrrreat'  Beer Festival ! !   Come and support our good friends the Lions as they stage another successful Beer Festival this year to raise a substantial sum for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. ​ On Friday evening sponsors join with other craft ale aficionados to create a vibrant and convivial atmosphere with a great deal of tasting and networking going on. ​ On Saturday, the Beer Festival will include a presentation by Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  We hope...

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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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