The pleasure of doing?

Can you volunteer?   Quack Quack – it’s me again.   What's the difference between a duck and a lion?  Ok, I'll tell you.  One is a small yellow bathroom ornament.  The other?  A dedicated volunteer who helps to sail 1,800 similar bathroom ornaments down the Wharfe to raise money for charity.  And then counts them all – and puts the 1,800 ducks, in numerical order(!) back into a box for next year.   What does this have to do with Wetherby Arts Festival?     Well, actually quite a lot.  First, it's about me doing one of the oddest things I've done.  Secondly, it’s about the Lions.  The...

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Members meet

With Wetherby Arts Festival, two things stand out - innovation and a sense of community.  So I was delighted last Sunday to be given a brand new experience – a members’ garden party. Several members – of all ages – myself included – had a first ever Festival preview strawberry tea.  A chance to meet other members.  Together with croquet.  Never having held a mallet before I was fiercely determined to whack the small coloured ball through many a hoop.   There was Pimms, laughter, scones, cake, sandwiches, new friends, more Pimms (the kettle took time to boil), sunshine, and croquet. I expected Alice...

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Garden Party

This weekend 1 July we are having a Garden Party for members of the Wetherby Arts Festival.  Have you joined? Would you like to come along?  Contact the Membership Secretary on membership@wetherbyfestival.co.uk  ...

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