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October 2019

Lunchtime Concerts – Season Ticket 2019

Mon 14 October @ 12:30 - Fri 18 October @ 14:00
St James’ Church, Church Street
Wetherby, LS22 6LP United Kingdom
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Free – £15

5FOR3 - Whether you’re working or not, you’ll find physical and musical refreshment at our series of short lunchtime concerts through the Festival week.  This ticket gets you into all five! Click on linked descriptions below for more information. John Dunford Organ Concert.         14 October LSO Woodwind Quartet                    15 October Joseph Pratt (Tenor) & Heather Jane Taylor (Soprano).   16 October One Piano, 2 Pianists, 20 Fingers    17 October Michael Payne Organ Recital.           18 October       Food served from…

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Lunchtime Concert – John Dunford Organ Concert

Mon 14 October @ 12:30 - 14:00
St James’ Church, Church Street
Wetherby, LS22 6LP United Kingdom
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Free – £5.00

Monday 14 October 12.30pm St James’ Church, Bank Street, Wetherby LS22 6LP   John Dunford will perform some of the great music of the baroque. He will include the music of  Bach, Buxtehude and Bruhns. In particular, expect to hear Bach’s great Toccata and Fugue in D minor. This is a great opportunity to hear an outstanding musician.   Food served from 12.30pm, music from 1pm.   John Dunford began his musical training as a treble in Birmingham Parish Church Choir. It was here that the 4 manual Compton organ that was to inspire him to take, firstly, piano lessons and then…

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Scrabble Afternoon

Mon 14 October @ 14:00 - 16:00
St James’ Church Room (Scout Hut), Church Street
Wetherby, LS22 6LP United Kingdom
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£7.50

Monday 14 October 2.00pm St James’ Church Room, Church Street, Wetherby LS22 6LP   Pit your word skills against the best in the Wetherby area. Bring your own board if you prefer but boards will be on hand. Tell your friends.  Teas/coffee and cakes will be provided to restore your energies. Scrabble a board game in which players create words in a crossword fashion with lettered tiles, was born out of one out-of-work architect's desire to lift the spirits of millions during the Great Depression in 1933. Each hour, it is said, 30,000 Scrabble games are started. Perhaps we can help…

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Opera with Chips

Mon 14 October @ 19:00 - 21:30
Wetherby Whaler, 18 Market Place
Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 6NE United Kingdom
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£20

Aspects of Opera comprising Helen Whittington, Sarah-Louise Ince, James Kinsella with Jane Bishop on the piano, have been working together for over a decade. They have brought their unique blend of song, humour and repartee to a wide mix of of venues throughout the UK and Ireland.  We are delighted to be guests of Wetherby Whaler for this new event. We guarantee a most enjoyable evening.     Tickets: £20 to include introductory drink, 2-course meal and coffee    

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Lunchtime Concert – Classic Favourite Songs

Tue 15 October @ 12:30 - 14:00
St James’ Church, Church Street
Wetherby, LS22 6LP United Kingdom
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Free – £5

Wednesday 15 October 12.30pm St James’ Church, Bank Street, Wetherby LS22 6LP   Joseph Pratt (Tenor), Heather Jane Taylor (Soprano) with Martin Binks (Piano) perform  a selection of popular songs from opera and the musicals - from Puccini to Bernstein. These very talented singers proved very popular at our 2017 Festival. We expect they will be equally popular this time.   Food served from 12.30pm, music from 1pm.   Five concerts for the price of three - buy a Lunchtime Season Ticket for £15.   Click for Season Ticket Martin Binks

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Clifford Drama Group at the Wetherby Festival

Tue 15 October @ 19:30 - 20:30
Wetherby Library, 17 Westgate
Wetherby, LS22 6LL United Kingdom
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FRINGE EVENT   Clifford Drama Group will be performing a variety of short sketches and plays as part of the Wetherby Festival. You will need to obtain a ticket for this event from Wetherby Library! Limited places. Tickets: Free. Limited Places   Find us at CliffordDrama About Clifford Drama Group was started in 1967 by a group of people who enjoyed acting, set building, rehearsing and socialising and is still going strong!

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Focus on Nature

Tue 15 October @ 19:30 - 21:00
St James’ Church Centre, Church Street
Wetherby, LS22 6LP United Kingdom
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Free – £5

The Wetherby Festival Lecture   Tesni Ward is a professional wildlife photographer.  She uses her images and stories to promote conservation.  They educate the public on the struggles wildlife faces.  They challenge us to ask what we can do to protect species under threat, whether it is mountain hares, Skomer puffins, red grouse, Eurasian badgers or wildfowl.  They reveal a magical experience of the natural world. Read more about Tesni and see her amazing photography on her website. Do come and hear her and see her choice of her photography to illustrate her subject 'Focus on Nature'.   Tickets £5  Refreshments…

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Lunchtime Concert – LSO Woodwind Quartet

Wed 16 October @ 12:30 - 14:00
St James’ Church, Church Street
Wetherby, LS22 6LP United Kingdom
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Free – £5

Tuesday 16 October 12.30pm St James’ Church, Bank Street, Wetherby LS22 6LP   The Leeds Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quartet make their first appearance in Wetherby. Camilla Bisengaliev (oboe), Hannah Dilworth (flute), Mary Plumb (clarinet) and Charlotte Crossley (bassoon) will perform with  Martin Binks on piano.     Food served from 12.30pm, music from 1pm.   Five concerts for the price of three - buy a Lunchtime Season Ticket for £15.    Click for Season Ticket Martin Binks

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Rhian Isaac – Special Collections Talk

Wed 16 October @ 14:00 - 15:00
Wetherby Library, 17 Westgate
Wetherby, LS22 6LL United Kingdom
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 FRINGE EVENT   A History of the Theatres in Leeds Find out more about some of the stars of the Leeds stage and how theatres in the city have changed over time. Using playbills, programmes and photographs from Leeds Central Library’s collections we will explore the rich and vibrant history of Leeds theatres from the opening of Tate Wilkinson’s Theatre in 1771 to the BBC’s ‘The Good Old Days’ at the City Varieties. Booking required: 01937 583144 or visit Wetherby Library Tickets: Free,  Limited places  

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Lunchtime Concert – One Piano, 2 Pianists, 20 Fingers

Thu 17 October @ 12:30 - 14:00
St James’ Church, Church Street
Wetherby, LS22 6LP United Kingdom
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Free – £5

Thursday 17 October 12.30pm St James’ Church, Bank Street, Wetherby LS22 6LP   One piano, 2 pianists, 20 fingers - fireworks from the piano duet repertoire. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy the musical skills of these 2 accomplished pianists. Martin Binks is conductor of the Leeds Symphony  and  Leeds Chamber Orchestras. He has worked with several Yorkshire choral societies and as Artistic Director and Conductor of West Riding Opera, he has conducted more than two hundred and fifty performances of over forty operas.  more information Michael Payne is musical director at St James' Church. He was previously…

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