≡ Menu

Weekend round up…

On your marks….we’re into the final weekend of the festival and here’s your line-up for a busy weekend! Friday evening, habits on and off to Sing-a-long-a-Sound of Music, sing loud and proud (and tweet us your pictures!) Saturday morning for those with little people head to the Little Theatre for One Little Word: A beautiful [...]
read more

craftivist 1

Review: Craftivism with Sarah Corbett.
By Sally Harrop

So, what on earth is Craftivism? Sarah Corbett, Founder of the London-based Craftivist Collective in 2008, tells us it’s a form of activism using craft to get the message across.  Despite sounding rather benign, it is actually a clever and politically savvy way of being activist, without all the noise.  Betsy Greer, a writer who [...]
read more


Street Sundae #2 programme line up!

Roll up, roll up for a second instalment of street entertainment with slapstick, ukelele fun and tales from wandering vagabond Gary Bridgens and violin virtuoso Sid Bowfin who combines madcap comedy with superb musicianship. Plungeboom’s Vegetable Nannies will be roaming the streets and agile Abigail Collins will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart in Une Femme [...]
read more


Review: Martin Rowson
By Sally Harrop

Martin Rowson, Guardian editorial cartoonist, is a very angry man.  He is angry at the injustice he sees everyday in the world, and at the powerlessness of the ordinary person. That’s why he does what he does.  He calls himself not an artist or a cartoonist, but a journalist.  He just happens to draw his [...]
read more

Our beautiful landscape is at the heart of this year’s Festival with Remains of Elmet, photographs & poems from the legendary Fay Godwin & Ted Hughes. Dance meets boxing meets hiphop in Savage Beauty, Tracey Thorn, Wolfgang Flür, I am Kloot join Richard Herring, John Hegley, Lemn Sissay and Francesca Martinez. Fun for all the family on our two legendary street days…come join us as the Festival comes to town!

Festival artists and events

Festival events by date

Sign up for our mailing list.