Want to join the Tour de France cultural festival?
Well there’s still lots of things going on that are not cycle related but you can’t ignore it – the TdF is becoming THE thing for the next few months. Welcome to Yorkshire are leading on the cultural festival for the tour and they want to hear from you.
One of the reasons why Yorkshire was successful in winning the Grand Depart of the Tour next year is the promised cultural festival, intended to excite the watching TV millions but also provide lots of interest for visitors and a hook to bring them back to Yorkshire in the future.
And for us cultural divas and artists and hangers on, it’s a chance to show off what Yorkshire has to offer.
Welcome to Yorkshire are putting on a series of events for established and not so established organisations and individuals who want to get involved.
The purpose of the events is to:
* Meet Festival Director Maria Bota
* Find out more about the creative vision for the Festival and how to get involved
* Find out about the commissioning process and guidelines around it
The events are at:
HALIFAX – Tuesday 3 Sept, 2pm to 4pm, Dean Clough
BRADFORD – Thursday 5 Sept, 10am to 12pm, Alhambra Theatre
SHEFFIELD – Friday 6 Sept, 10am to 12pm, University of Sheffield
YORK – Monday 9 September, 10am to 12pm, York St John University
SCARBOROUGH – Monday 9 September, 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Woodend Creative Centre
HARROGATE – Tuesday 10 September, 10am to 12pm, Wesley Methodist Church
LEEDS – Wednesday 11 September, 10am to 12pm, Town Hall
HULL – Thursday 12 September, 10am to 12pm, Hull Truck Theatre
And you can register via Eventbrite at Cultural Festival Gathering
For those of you who came along to Wheels in Motion and related events, and anyone else who wants to join in, we are having a follow up on Friday 20th September in the afternoon to bring together our ideas, make sure we aren’t duplicating or confusing each other with our ideas and ensure that there is a full offer for locals and visitors over the coming months.
We’ll bring more to you as we hear about it, but meanwhile get involved!