Saltaire Festival but not as you know it… we are going online

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Saltaire Festival but not as you know it… we are going online

We are very sorry to have to announce that this years’ Saltaire Festival in its usual format has been cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions. However, we are working on some events that will allow us to celebrate Saltaire within the expected restrictions.

The Festival, whose purpose is to advance the arts and education particularly in the culture and heritage of Saltaire, has been running for 17 years and last year attracted over 35,000 visitors to the ten-day event. 

The chairperson of the Festival Board, Ian Andrews-Swailes advised:

“The Festival Team was looking forward to presenting a great programme of activities in September 2020 – but even if coronavirus restrictions are relaxed /lifted we are currently unable to recruit volunteers, partners etc to start to create the bigger team needed to plan and deliver our usual range of engaging and exciting activities.

“However, the Festival Team is looking at ways to bring elements of the festival online and to perhaps, restrictions permitting, offer some limited activities to celebrate the birthday of Titus Salt on September 20th, 2020. We will keep the public informed of the activities we can offer this year on the Saltaire Festival Facebook page.”

“The Festival Team would like to thank volunteers, businesses, partner organisations and visitors who have made the Festival a success in the past. We look forward to working with you and welcoming you back to a full Festival programme in 2021.”

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