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Whitby Festival - On This Year?

GUEST,Peter 28 Feb 21 - 11:42 AM
Dave the Gnome 28 Feb 21 - 11:49 AM
GUEST,Peter 28 Feb 21 - 11:55 AM
Jeri 28 Feb 21 - 12:17 PM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 28 Feb 21 - 03:37 PM
GUEST 28 Feb 21 - 04:59 PM
GUEST,Brimbacombe 01 Mar 21 - 04:08 AM
GUEST,matt milton 01 Mar 21 - 04:25 AM
Malcolm Storey 01 Mar 21 - 05:57 AM
r.padgett 01 Mar 21 - 06:27 AM
Mo the caller 01 Mar 21 - 06:37 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 03 Mar 21 - 07:12 AM
John MacKenzie 03 Mar 21 - 07:57 AM
Steve Gardham 03 Mar 21 - 07:59 AM
Malcolm Storey 03 Mar 21 - 03:40 PM
JHW 04 Mar 21 - 02:38 PM
GUEST 04 Mar 21 - 05:25 PM
GUEST,Malcolm Storey 04 Mar 21 - 08:00 PM
GUEST,Peter 05 Mar 21 - 02:36 AM
r.padgett 05 Mar 21 - 03:21 AM
Raggytash 05 Mar 21 - 06:31 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 05 Mar 21 - 06:49 AM
Mo the caller 05 Mar 21 - 08:16 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Peter
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 11:42 AM

Does anyone know if Whitby folk festival is on this year, I have held over tickets from the last 2 years. Booked accommodation in hope.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 11:49 AM

Have you tried Google, Peter? They are usualy up to date. Alternatively, try the WFF web site at https://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 11:55 AM

Thanks found it on Google, fingers crossed hoping for the best. Thank you


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 12:17 PM

From the website:
"We hope very much to be joined by all the artists that had been booked for 2020, please see below, but this will very much depend on where we are with regard to restrictions and venues over the next few months."


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 03:37 PM

On Facebook, they've been saying a decision will be made in April.
Derek


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 04:59 PM

I thought the spa had shut so there is a venue gone


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,Brimbacombe
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 04:08 AM

The Spa was mothballed, wasn't it? I can't find too much detail on Google about its current status, but the venue has advertisements for events throughout 2021. I don't recall ever reading that it was closed permanently, and this report would seem to suggest that this was never an option:

https://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/arts-and-culture/theatre-and-stage/no-plan-permanent-closure-scarborough-spa-and-whitby-pavilion-says-operator-it-consults-redundancies-2906358

(For what it's worth, I think the new Pavilion is a soulless venue, and not a patch on its predecessor. The bar area in particular is like being in an airport waiting lounge.)


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 04:25 AM

I was trying to confirm what could (theoretically) happen when according the government's roadmap dates yesterday.

It looked like as of 17th May large outdoor events could take place. And indoor events with attendees in clusters of 6 or two households (ie social distancing)

And then from June 21st, all restrictions lifted. So theoretically at least, all festivals post 21 June would at least be legal however they were organised.

I was looking at the London Folk Festival, which is scheduled to take place in a couple of indoor venues including Cecil Sharp House, between 18th and 20th June. Kind of annoying scheduling as if it were the following weekend it would not require any indoor social distancing measures at all.

'Course all of that is theoretical, in practice they all depend on the success of the previous stage so there could be a domino effect on the dates.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 05:57 AM

As grandma used to say "You can wish in one hand and s**t in the other. I know which will get full first"
I think, and a lot of people agree with me, that any of the "normal" events we rejoice in will be very difficult to take place this year.
There are a hell of a lot of certainties that need to be achieved before people will put their lives at risk - I see no sign of that despite Boris and his un-gallant crew and the efforts of the idiots who believe it is all a myth foisted upon us by the Chinese / Trump / Gaddaffi (he's not really dead you know - just living at the North Pole with Elvis).
We are really missing meeting up with friends and doing the normal things but its better than the alternative.
Just keep safe and well.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: r.padgett
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 06:27 AM

Sue Houston has said committee to meet and decide in April (fb)

Anything can happen yet

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 06:37 AM

Here's hoping. Highlight of the year.

Last year I think there was a fringe (since holiday accommodation was open). I suspect this year with vaccination, more of us will be tempted by that option if all else fails.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 07:12 AM

Yes Mo, some (just a few though) of my 'crowd' ventured over last year and had an enjoyable time, if socially-distanced. Pubs etc. were open and spontaneous music and song broke out. We were chicken and stayed put but we have accommodation booked for this year in hopes of summat happening. Fingers crossed.
'It'll shine when it shines' as The Ozark Mountain Daredevils sang!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 07:57 AM

Well I'm hoping to be able to go, but will be very careful in the venues I visit. I shall still be wearing my face mask when I feel it's appropriate. The only problem I foresee, is suppin' ale, while wearin' t'mask. :)


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 07:59 AM

Malcolm
Never heard that one before. Brilliant! I'm collecting it from you so that makes you a traditional performer now:-)


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 03:40 PM

Hi Steve - I presume you mean Grandma's advice!

She had several more which included "If you're not in bed by 10 o'clock you might as well come home."


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: JHW
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 02:38 PM

That's going back a bit, course these days we're not out at 10pm.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 05:25 PM

Here’s one for you Steve if someone didn’t look very well my mothers was .
He s only walking around to save funeral costs


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 08:00 PM

Thinking about Whitby

Just been listening to a recording of Brian Dawson (RIP) giving a presentation at Whitby on Percy Grainger collecting in North Lincolnshire in 1905

Brian was talking and singing in 2005.

The recording is 1hour 15minutes of gold dust!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 02:36 AM

We're any singarounds " organised" last year if so where were the venues. Did Cobblers Monday have their session running. We are definitely going this year got accommodation booked it would be nice to know what fringe events are on even if the main event was not. What about the folk train all wearing masks of course. Has anyone tried singing in a mask?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: r.padgett
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 03:21 AM

Covid scuppered the festival last year

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Raggytash
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 06:31 AM

Wow! Did it really Ray, who'd have thought it eh?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 06:49 AM

Fringe events last year? My friends told me there were sessions in the micro pub 'Waiting Room' on the station. I think the 'Elsinore' allowed music too.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 08:16 AM

The committee and artists did a good job last year of the online festival.
If they manage to organise even a cut-down festival I shan't be asking for a refund on my rolled-over ticket.


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