The final furlong: festival a fortnight away
7th September 2019
The 2019 Beverley Chamber Music Festival (25th-28th Sept) is now just over a fortnight away and the going is good for four days of exceptional concerts, talks and more.
The season closer at Beverley Racecourse takes place on Tuesday 24th September with an afternoon of 7 races. Get your festival experience off to a racing start with a trip to one of the town’s top attractions, set in the glorious surroundings of the Westwood.
As the leaves begin to fall in the East Riding, we cannot wait to welcome you to the festival in a couple of weeks.
On the air
Festival artists were all over BBC radio this week. Kitty appeared on Monday’s edition of In Tune on Radio Three, and Libby appeared on Sally Fairfax’s show on Radio Humberside on Thursday:
- Listen here (from 7:25) to Kitty – our favourite quote from the show is “love is love”.
- Listen here (from 2:13:35) to Libby – our favourite quote from the show is “music is music”.
One further equine connection. If you fancy a scenic drive between concerts during the festival then you could head in the direction of Kiplingcotes in the Yorkshire Wolds. The hamlet is home to the Kiplingcotes Derby, widely accepted to be the oldest annual horse race in the English sporting calendar. It reputedly began in 1519 and takes place on the third Thursday in March, often in exceptionally adverse weather conditions. The 500th race took place on 21 March 2019. Nearby pubs well worth a visit are the Goodmanham Arms and the Pipe & Glass!