Festival 2020

Welcome to Saltaire Festival 2020, albeit in a new virtual format.

We cannot replicate a live festival, but we have aimed to bring you as many opportunities as possible to experience some of the most popular elements of previous festivals.

All the events below can be viewed via the events section of the web on the relevant day except Damm Cheek and TLR live Online which require prior booking, they are available to book via links below. The welcome from the Chair is also live now. 

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DateTimeEventLink
Friday 11th All dayWelcome to the festivalRead more
8pmTLR Live OnlineRead More
All dayA Virtual Tour, a walk back in time through Victorian Saltaire Read More
Saturday 12thAll dayStory telling for Children  with Richard O’Neill – part 1Read More
Sunday 13thAll dayStory telling for Children with Richard O’Neill  – part 2Read More
Monday 14thAll dayOpen Gardens competition, winner of the Rance Booth Smith Cup announced.Read More
Tuesday 15thAll dayGreen Aire Poetry Competition, winners announced and winning poets read their poems  Read More
Wednesday 16th8pm‘Diary of a Madman” staged reading by Darren Cheek – live zoom performance by Damn CheekRead More
All dayLockdown Artist reveal -introducing  Karolina Haluszczak and her workRead More
Thursday 17thAll dayLockdown Artist reveal – introducing Alice Withers and her work Read More
All dayStorytelling  for adults, “Telling your own story” part 1 – with Richard O’Neill Read More
Friday 18thAll dayStorytelling  for adults, “Telling your own story ” part 2 – with Richard O’Neill Read More
Saturday 19thAll dayStory telling for adults, “Telling your own story” part 3 – with Richard O’Neill Read More
Sunday 20thAll dayLockdown Community Archive,  a taste of what Saltaire residents did in lockdown Read More
Every day 11th to 20th SeptemberArtist of the day, showcasing the work of artists from Aire Valley Arts  Read More

We hope you enjoy the virtual festival and if you do, we would be delighted if you could donate to the festival, via the donate tab on the website. If you can donate (and are a UK resident and taxpayer) please consider ticking the Gift Aid box, as this will increase your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you.

We have limited income this year and we do have costs, so any contributions to ensure we can continue to provide an engaging festival in the future are most welcome.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope you enjoy the festival!