The Festival Fringe

 

Here are the events taking place in Wetherby around the time of the Festival. Please contact the organisers direct to book or for further information.

ming-tombs

Thursday 10 October 7.30pm, Linton Memorial Hall, Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL

Linton Antique Society – Historic Sites in China

with Sarah Maude

 

Historic Sites in China in the age of mass tourism

 

For information about the Society click here.

 

Tickets £7 on the door. Society members FREE

Friday 11 October 10.30am – 11.30am, Wetherby Library, 17 West Gate, Wetherby LS22 6LL

Antiquarians of Leeds – a Brief History

 

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.

Free event but places are limited.

 

 

FREE but booking essential. Tickets from the Library in person or by phone 01937 583144

photo: c/o Yorkshire Post

Saturday 12 October 10.30am – 11.30am, Wetherby Library, 17 West Gate, Wetherby LS22 6LL

Hilary Robinson – Children’s Author

 

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!

Hilary is also a network radio producer and alongside live, weekly music programmes and documentaries she produced Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’ for BBC Radio 2.

 

FREE but booking essential. Tickets from the Library in person or by phone 01937 583144

 

Clifford Drama Group

Tuesday 15 October 7.30pm – 8.30pm, Wetherby Library, 17 West Gate, Wetherby LS22 6LL

Clifford Drama Group

 

 

Clifford Drama Group will be performing a variety of short sketches and plays as part of the Wetherby Festival.

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!You will need to obtain a ticket for this event from Wetherby Library! Limited places.

 

FREE but booking essential. Tickets from the Library in person or by phone 01937 583144

 

Wednesday 16 October 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Wetherby Library, 17 West Gate, Wetherby LS22 6LL

History of the Theatres of Leeds – Rhian Isaac

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.

 

FREE but booking essential. Tickets from the Library in person or by phone 01937 583144