New recipe set to expand festival tastes

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Oganisers of this autumn’s Wetherby Arts Festival say acts are being lined up to create an exciting programme.

A new venture of cookery demonstrations, by former 3663 Foods chef Graham Marshall-Jones, has been announced.

“Guests will be served champagne and canapés before watching a fascinating demonstration of the culinary arts with the opportunity to sample the completed dishes,” said spokesman Richard Messenger.

“Tickets will be limited so look out for details.”

The festival was under threat until recently due to a lack of people to organise it but a plea for help in the Wetherby News was answered. A revived committee is now busy securing dates.

Richard added that North Country Theatre will be performing their new play A Gift Of Stones which is a haunting and thrilling story of murder and intrigue, narrated by a one armed story-teller in a once cosy and secure village from the dim and distant past.

On Thursday October 22 the Leeds Male Voice Choir, who are leading up to their centenary in 2016, will be entertaining with a programme of music for all tastes including folk, opera, pop and some excerpts from their recent production of Hollywood Heroes.

Tockwith Church will be staging an hip swivelling Elvis night on Saturday October 24 and for the more literally minded, there will be a Scrabble afternoon where the tiles will be sliding onto the boards to find a winner.

The Festivalstarts on Friday October 16. For further information please contact Richard Messenger on 07799 435787, Email or visit the website at