Shipley Arts Festival provisional dates

Provisional dates for the 2021 Shipley Arts Festival have been released, running from May 2 to October 31.

Andrew Bernardi

Provisional events are:

Sunday, May 2, 6.30pm, Shipley Parish Church

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TBC May, Warnham Park opening concert in Drew Hall, Bernardi Music Group

Friday, June 4, 7.30pm, Blue Idol Bernardi Music Group

Sunday, June 6, 6.30pm, Warnham Park, Stradivarius Piano Trio

Friday, June 18, 7.30pm, Lackenhurst, Bernardi Music Group

Sunday, June 20, 6.30pm, Knepp Castle, Bernardi Music Group

Friday, June 25, Findon Place and Church, Bernardi Music Group

Sunday, June 27, 6.30pm, Nuthurst Church, Bernardi Music Group

Sunday, July 11, 2.30pm, The Old Vicarage, Washington

Sunday, July 11, 6.30pm, Durrance Manor

Festival director Andrew Bernardi said: “We are so looking forwards to further developing our new live streamed platform plus welcoming you as live audience to our concerts in 2021.

“String Academy had a superb rehearsal online last weekend using breakout rooms with our leading tutors and musicians. String Academy will be our first 2021 Festival Concert on Sunday, May 2 at Shipley Church in line with Covid regulations.

“Helen Ottoway’s hugely successful White Storks 2020 world premiere was broadcast on Radio 3 from Knepp Castle during lockdown. Our 2021 commission is a violin concerto by Sussex composer Paul Lewis.

“We will be celebrating Opus 20 and 21 works to bring together our 20th year and 21st year celebrations. We are also working to expand our group by performing with and to the Alzheimer’s community following our Valentine’s Concert with John Suchet.”