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October 2019

Scarecrow Competition

Tue 1 October @ 08:00 - Sun 20 October @ 12:00

GET YOUR ENTRY FORM AND ENTER YOUR SCARECROW Join our big scarecrow competition once again. Here is your opportunity to win a silver cup. We're looking forward to all the marvellous entries that people are preparing. Vote on our Facebook page and come to see who has won when announced at the Festival Service 11am on 13 October at St James' Church. We will also post the results on twitter, Facebook and in our blog on our website. We hope to see scarecrows - you choose the style - outside your shop, business, school or why not your home. You…

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Linton Antique Society – Historic Sites in China

Thu 10 October @ 19:30 - 22:00
Linton Village Hall, Linton Lane
Linton, Wetherby, LS22 4HL United Kingdom
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FRINGE EVENT Historic Sites in China in the age of mass tourism with geographer Sarah Maude   For information about the Society click here.   Tickets £7 on the door. Society members FREE

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A Brief History of Leeds Antiquarians

Fri 11 October @ 10:30 - 11:30
Wetherby Library, 17 Westgate
Wetherby, LS22 6LL United Kingdom
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FRINGE EVENT Join Librarian Antony Ramm for an illustrated talk exploring the lives and works of Antiquarians and local historians in Leeds during the 17th, 18th and 19th-centuries. The talk is based entirely on books and manuscripts held in the collections at Leeds Central Library. Booking required: 01937 583144 or visit Wetherby Library Tickets: Free Limited places available Antony Ramm is Librarian-Manager for Local & Family History department at Leeds Central (Public) Library.. He has held this position for over 10 years.

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Literary Luncheon with Alan Johnson and Milly Johnson

Fri 11 October @ 12:00 - 15:00
The Bridge Hotel and Spa Walshford, LS22 5HS United Kingdom + Google Map
£28

Are political autobiographies not for you? Think again. Alan Johnson’s three volumes vividly document his path from childhood adversity to head of the communications union, then ministerial posts in the Blair and Brown governments. All three books have won major literary prizes.
Barnsley-born Milly Johnson is a Sunday Times Top 5 bestselling author of 16 novels, with millions of copies sold to date. Known as the ‘Queen of Feel-Good Fiction’, her novels feature friendship, family, love, betrayal, good food and that little bit of magic in life that sometimes visits the unsuspecting.

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Call My Wine Bluff

Fri 11 October @ 19:30 - 22:00
St James’ Church Centre, Church Street
Wetherby, LS22 6LP United Kingdom
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£12

Six wines, three 'experts' - who is telling the truth? Pit your team's (up to eight) taste buds against them or join a team on the night.

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Scottish Ceilidh Night with Neil Barron

Fri 11 October @ 20:00 - 23:30
Wetherby Town Hall, Market Place
Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 6NE United Kingdom
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£8

Friday 11 October 8pm Ballroom, The Town Hall, Market Place, Wetherby LS22 6NE   Neil started playing the accordion at the age of 14 and formed his own band in 1982.  Since then he has played all over the UK and in Germany, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Canada and the USA.  He has played in many top Scottish Dance Bands performing in dance halls, theatre and on TV and Radio.  His band still plays regularly on BBC Radio Scotland.  Neil will be joined tonight by Betty Hagart to call the dances. No excuses. We expect the ballroom to be…

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Hilary Robinson – Childrens Author

Sat 12 October @ 10:30 - 11:30
Wetherby Library, 17 Westgate
Wetherby, LS22 6LL United Kingdom
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photo c/o Yorkshire Post  FRINGE EVENT   Hilary Robinson is the author of over 60 books for children including Mixed Up Fairy Tales and Where The Poppies Now Grow.  She won the Historical Association’s Young Quills Award 2016 for Flo of the Somme - a book about the role of mercy dogs during World War 1. Jasper Space Dog combines facts with fun fiction.  It has been written to encouraged a new audience to engage with  the 50 year anniversary of the historic moon landing, for schools and their space topics and for readers who are interested in life beyond earth!…

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The Chamber Orchestra of Leeds

Sat 12 October @ 19:30 - 21:30
St James’ Church, Church Street
Wetherby, LS22 6LP United Kingdom
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Free – £12.50

Saturday 12 October 7.30pm St James’ Church, Church Street, Wetherby LS22 6LP   The Chamber Orchestra of Leeds has been newly formed by the conductor, Martin Binks MBE. It's inaugural concert was held in October 2018 to wide critical acclaim. Martin, as conductor of the Leeds Symphony Orchestra has long been a favourite of Wetherby Festival visitors. The Chamber Orchestra will continue that tradition. Accompanying the orchestra is our resident soloist, Charlotte Rowan, on violin. Our programme will be the following: Beethoven  - Overture:Egmont Bruch          - Violin Concerto No.1 Soloist: Charlotte Rowan Bizet      …

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Places of Worship – Guided Walk

Sun 13 October @ 13:45 - 15:30
Wetherby Town Hall, Market Place
Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 6NE United Kingdom
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Sunday 13 October 12.45pm Meet at the Town Hall in the Market Place From an award-winning building to a 13th century cross, this walk encompasses current and historic locations of worship. Places of worship also fulfil the roles of art gallery and museum, and are a source of culture and local history in the town. Michael Hare is your guide   Free Event Family event suitable for all ages.

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Artist in Residence – Charlotte Rowan

Sun 13 October @ 15:00 - 16:30
St James’ Church, Church Street
Wetherby, LS22 6LP United Kingdom
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Free – £8

Sunday 13 October 3.00pm St James’ Church, Church Street, Wetherby LS22 6LP   "Exhilarating performances combined with dazzling technical proficiency...a masterful command of the violin."    Charlotte has gained recognition for her virtuosity and masterful command of the violin.  She has performed with orchestras both in America and Britain and has played at some of the country’s finest cathedrals: Ely, Winchester, Chichester, Ripon, Chelmsford, Lincoln, and Manchester, to critical acclaim.  She has appeared at many festivals including Homerton, Harwich, Edinburgh, Crail and Buckingham.  Her refreshing approach to concert programming and stylistic interpretations has resonated strongly with audiences and attracted…

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