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.
|Friday 11th||All day||Welcome to the festival||Read more|
|8pm||TLR Live Online||Read More|
|All day||A Virtual Tour, a walk back in time through Victorian Saltaire||Read More|
|Saturday 12th||All day||Story telling for Children with Richard O’Neill – part 1||Read More|
|Sunday 13th||All day||Story telling for Children with Richard O’Neill – part 2||Read More|
|Monday 14th||All day||Open Gardens competition, winner of the Rance Booth Smith Cup announced.||Read More|
|Tuesday 15th||All day||Green Aire Poetry Competition, winners announced and winning poets read their poems||Read More|
|Wednesday 16th||8pm||‘Diary of a Madman” staged reading by Darren Cheek – live zoom performance by Damn Cheek||Read More|
|All day||Lockdown Artist reveal -introducing Karolina Haluszczak and her work||Read More|
|Thursday 17th||All day||Lockdown Artist reveal – introducing Alice Withers and her work||Read More|
|All day||Storytelling for adults, “Telling your own story” part 1 – with Richard O’Neill||Read More|
|Friday 18th||All day||Storytelling for adults, “Telling your own story ” part 2 – with Richard O’Neill||Read More|
|Saturday 19th||All day||Story telling for adults, “Telling your own story” part 3 – with Richard O’Neill||Read More|
|Sunday 20th||All day||Lockdown Community Archive, a taste of what Saltaire residents did in lockdown||Read More|
|Every day 11th to 20th September||Artist 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!