Wensleydale Community Arts Festival to offer entertainment for all ages

Concerts to puppet theatre, storytelling to book hunts will feature in the Wensleydale Community Arts Festival.

The annual festival from Blue Boxt Creative and Performing Arts will take place at multiple venues around Leyburn, with churches, arts centres and libraries becoming performance spaces for the celebration.

Festival organiser Jennifer Saggers said: “We’ve a jam-packed month of creative arts in the community, bringing together local artists, and celebrating the talent in and around the Dales offering workshops, talks, music, and family fun.”

Festival highlights include a nostalgic sing-along and afternoon tea with guest vocalist Rebekah Austin, and words of remembrance from Donovan Leeman in Remembering D Day 80 years on.

It will be held at Leyburn Methodist Church Hall on Sunday, June 9 from 2:30pm.

Early booking is advisable at www.wensleydale.org or call/message Jennifer Saggers 07815 679897 or Judith Clarke 07882 331421. Tickets are £15 per person.

After being a teacher for over 25 years, David Watterson brings captivating stories, charming characters and classic tales through a variety of traditional and bespoke fantasy stories with over 230 working puppets.

The event costs £7.50 for children and £5 for adults.

It will be held at St Matthews Church on Saturday, June 22 at 2pm.

Local choir, Musicality will be welcoming all adults who want to sing, have fun and meet new people on Wednesday, June 26 at 7pm at St Matthews Church.

Pay what you can afford on the door.

The full programme is being regularly updated at the website www.wensleydale.org where more information can be found and tickets can be booked in advance.

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