Beverley Folk Festival sees Partnerships and Collaborations as Key to Success
The Beverley Folk Festival is looking to have one of its most successful events ever this June and part of that, says Artistic Director Chris Wade “… is due to the strong partnerships we have developed with other local arts organisations. Over the past two years we have worked closely with other festivals, arts venues and organisations in the East Riding and surrounding area, to form a network of partners. We meet several times a year to share ideas and resources and offer marketing support for each other. In these times of austerity and cuts in the Arts, we have found it very beneficial”.
This year’s Beverley Festival is already showing the benefits of the partnerships, with possibly the strongest programme it has ever had of music, plus additional activities including film , organised by its partners the Beverley Film Society , comedy supported by Pocklington Arts Centre , Poetry and Literature involving recent collaborations with the York and Beverley Literature Festivals and a extensive programme of events for young people and children involving local schools, colleges and youth groups.
For the first time, the festival has also gained the support of the popular Hull venue, Fruit , which is sponsoring its Concert and Dance Stage. It will also be developing further its links with the new East Riding Theatre , which aims to open its doors to the public later this year.
Chris Wade said "I am really excited about these new collaborations. They have given us an amazing programme of top quality artists with a broad appeal to all tastes and ages. The festival wants to give everyone an all round experience that they will take with them for the rest of the year — and hopefully come back next year! We are offering people the opportunity to get involved in the activities also, through workshops and participatory sessions as well as coming along as volunteers and helping to make the festival weekend a success. The support of local businesses has been key to enabling the festival to develop and this year Racecourse Beverley has been one of the keys to this. Other local businesses include Wold Top Brewery who supply much of our Real Ale and CBA accountants who are sponsoring our Ian Rankin event. The local Beverley Building Society is proving the festival with Tee shirts and supporting some of the new youth events. With the move to the racecourse we have also laid on a shuttle bus which will run continually throughout the weekend between the site and the town. Local company Acklams has offered to provide this service. Such support from local companies is fantastic and we are really grateful and welcome others to become partners with us."
Tickets for the 2013 festival are already selling faster than expected with sell out concerts predicted. Weekend Season tickets enable purchasers to take in all elements of the festival over the weekend, moving from one event to another at will. Day tickets are similar for specific days, with Single Event tickets on offer to those with limited time to spend at the event. Surely a must for everyone, to come along and experience the biggest event at the racecourse this year!
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Day tickets available : Friday £30 Adults; Conc £27; Saturday/Sunday £45 Adults; £41 Conc
Beverley Folk Festival 2013 - 21st June to 23rd June - Winter Warmer Ticket Offer
Spring Saver prices Full Weekend Offer - £93 Adults; Concession £80 and Families £266 until 31st March 2013 - Camping £20 per person for 3 nights - Fri, Sat, Sun
Artists confirmed for 2013
The Proclaimers • Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes • Oysterband • Gretchen Peters (USA) • Lau • Steve Forbert (USA) • Ian Rankin • Eduardo Niebla • Sam Carter • Henry Priestman • Curtis Eller (USA) • Megson John Shuttleworth • Patrick Monahan • Lucy Ward • Allan Yn Y Fan • Blackbeard’s Tea Party • The Young ‘uns • The Whiskey Dogs • Folkestra • Eric Brace & Peter Cooper (USA) • Coco and the Butterfields • Will Kaufman • Edwina Hayes • Farino • Circus Envy • Chris Cole • The Duncan McFarlane Band • Chris Cole
Beverley Folk Festival Patrons
Mike Harding - Broadcaster, singer, songwriter, author, poet & comedian.
John Godber - Olivier Award-winning playwright (Up ‘n' Under, Bouncers, Teechers, etc.), director & lecturer.
Beverley Folk Festival Award Nominations
Shortlisted for ‘Best Family Festival’ Award - 2012 UK Festival Awards
Finalist in the Remarkable Tourism Event Category - REYTA Awards 2012
Finalist in the Remarkable Tourism Experience/ Event REYTA Awards 2013
Artistic Director : Chris Wade Festival Directors : Andrew Mills; Jim Pybus; Matt Snowden; Mike Booth
Festival Office, The Stables, Westwood House, North Dalton, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 9XA
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