This year is the 50th anniversary of the wonderful Swaledale Festival, how time flies when you’re enjoying yourselves! An amazing programme of music, walks, films, workshops, talks, a fun day, poetry and of course, lots of talking to people in between times.
The festival starts this year with a 50th anniversary Gala Concert held in Ripon Cathedral with the Swaledale Festival Chorus and Orchestra and soloist’s performing Handel’s Messiah. From then on venues include St Mary’s in Arkengarthdale, St Andrew’s in Grinton with other venues in Swaledale, Leyburn Arts Centre, St Andrew’s in Aysgarth, just to name two coming into Wensleydale, various venues in Richmond, all within easy driving distance wherever you are in the dales. Performers are too many to mention but all information can be found on the Swaledale Festival website www.swalefest.org.
To book your tickets is easy, just book online at www.swalefest.org or call 01748 880019 between 10am and 4pm. Leave a message if there should be no one answering. Ticket sales begin on Monday 14 March.
As you can imagine most of our cottages are well within reach of all these concerts and activities, just give me Nadine or my daughter Joanne a call or 01969 663559 for friendly help and advice. Or you can book online on our Country Hideaways website of course. See you there!
Written By Nadine Bell