The 2017 Swaledale Festival dates
are Sat 27 May to Sat
10 June. We’ve
got a great line-up planned.
Highlights include: John Williams,
John Etheridge & Gary Ryan, Stephen
Hough, Red Priest, London Mozart
Players, VOCES8, Fidelio Trio,
Albion String Quartet, Sheku
Kanneh-Mason (the reigning BBC Young
Musician of the Year), Jess Gillam &
Anthony Hewitt, the National Youth
Jazz Orchestra, The Unthanks, Urban
Folk Quartet and Northern Monkey
Brass Band. The
full list is at the end of this
newsletter. I hope you’ll block out
the dates in your diary and come and
enjoy these fabulous artists.
donate an amount of money to the
Festival to support a specific event
of their choice, and in return they
receive a ‘thank-you’ in our
brochure and other benefits such as
complimentary tickets and
programmes. Details of events for
the price list, will soon go out to
previous Angels. If you’ve
not been an Angel before and you are
interested in becoming one, please
see our website.
The income we receive from Angels is
extremely valuable to the Festival
and we would be delighted if you
were to support us in this way.
Last year several potential Angels
were disappointed because we ran out
of events, so this year we have
decided to accept up to three Angels
for most events, although
we may offer exclusive association
for a more substantial donation.
Please note that, in order to limit
the number of reserved seats, we
have decided only to reserve seats
for Angels themselves this year.
Friends of Swaledale Festival
Those who subscribe
to our ‘Friends’ scheme provide
another valuable source of income
for the Festival, and in return they
receive benefits including a three
week priority booking period from 6
to 26 March. If you are not already
a Festival ‘Friend', now is a good
time to join. You can do this via
on our website.
White Rose Award
Swaledale Festival was one of the
six Finalists in the Arts and
Culture Category of the Welcome to
Yorkshire White Rose Awards this
year. We were awarded a Highly
Commended certificate, not quite the
winner, but very close.
New Festival Staff
The Festival has appointed Heather
Hodgson and Emily Rowe Rawlence to
manage our box office and help with
our marketing activities. We all
look forward to working with them in
the New Year.
The Festival also has a new Chairman
of the Board; Sue Miller comes with
a background in both business and
academia and is already proving to
be a good guiding hand.