The Festival starts today!

Exhibition Road markets.

The Festival starts today!

The Festival starts today!

After months of planning the 2019 Saltaire Festival starts today and we couldn’t be more excited.

The Festival gets off to a cracking start tonight with The Difference Between Poetry & Everything Else in Salts Mill. Writers Jim Greenhalf and Michael Stewart will be reading their poems and discussing their work.

The 4th floor roof space in Salts Mill will see the opening of the latest exhibition by Tim Smith, Weaving the Future, which explores how changing textile technologies are driving a new revolution, by supplying niche markets with special yarns and fabrics or innovative materials that transform life in the 21st century.

Photo by Tim Smith.

Building on its success in previous years, the opening weekend showcases the history and heritage of the village with music, food, exhibitions and plenty for children and families in the beautiful Roberts Park.

Villagers and local businesses will be taking part with pop-ups in houses and yards as part of the Open Gardens and Pop-Ups Trail around the village and its outskirts.

A montage of flowers and plants in village gardens.

There’s also exhibitions taking place across the village, the Farmers Market, the Makers Fair, Shakespeare in the Park, music on the bandstand and much more besides.

Live Music Open Garden Event During Saltaire Festival

See the full programme online and enjoy the Festival!

Festival programme.