Here is a shameless plug for the second Holywell Community Music Festival near Elland, in West Yorkshire. It is scheduled over three evenings, Friday July 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd. There’s a great line-up including Chris Leslie from Fairport Convention (headlining on Friday night); Ducie, who mix traditional and contemporary styles from across the world; Maia, a “psychedelic sci-fi folk-rock band” and Emily Lee, a dynamic London-based singer-songwriter. The ticket price includes a simple supper, with vegetarian option available. Here’s a link to the web site, which tells you more about it; how to buy tickets; location; accommodation; etc., and profiles some of the acts: http://www.holywell-music-fest.uk/
The event is organised by The Holywell Community Pub Ltd., a not-for-profit organisation. Following the nearby Holywell Inn’s closure in January 2012, (the last pub in the village), the owner applied for planning permission to convert the pub into six dwellings. An action group of local residents was formed, who fought the application and successfully prevented it from being passed.
On the back of this success, the Holywell Inn Action Group, applied for, and had the pub successfully listed as an Asset of Community Value in March 2012, providing a period of time to plan how the pub could be purchased. Since then, the group has been incorporated as The Holywell Community Pub Ltd, an Industrial and Provident Society (IPS), to be used as the vehicle for raising funds for purchasing the pub. You can read all about it here: http://www.holywellinn.co.uk
I’m hoping to go, with friends, on the Saturday night. Only 100 tickets are available so if anyone else is interested, please contact http://www.holywell-music-fest.uk or call Beverley on 07881 661348.