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News & Updates

News and Updates

Bingley Music Live launches its Emerging Talent contest Ahead of announcing this year’s headliners, Bingley Music Live is once again on the hunt for music’s next big thing with the launch of its annual Emerging Talent competition. The Myrtle Park festival has once again teamed up with The Exchange arts venue in Keighley to host the contest which will take place over May and June to find the best artists and bands from across Yorkshire. The format of the competition remains the same as previous years. Applications will be whittled down to a shortlist of 24 artists/bands drawn into four heats. One act from each heat will go through to play in the final and will be joined by four other acts from across the heats. The eight acts will battle it out in the final and four acts will be selected to play at the festival. All winning acts will be determined by a panel of judges. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 5 April.

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Cannons return to Saltaire for World Heritage Day With this years WHD event, coinciding with the year of commemoration of the cease fire of WW1, will incorporate a WW1 theme. We have arranged for 20 WW1 re-enactors to set up a military camp in the park and to interact with visitors. Two military tents will be erected on the promenade to house stalls for The British Legion, Friends of Roberts Park, The Peace Museum, Bradford Museums & Galleries and St Hughs Children’s Centre. Street games of the era will be co ordinated by St Hughs and Museums and Galleries will be providing samples of home cooked war food. Local news sheets of April 1918 will be handed out by a paper seller the park will be decorated with bunting and propaganda posters of the day. A brass band will be playing from the bandstand while Saltaire History Club will be entrenched in the North Shelter providing a visual history of 1918. Street food will be supplied by Horse Box Pizza Company with wood burning stove and Brati House selling German sausage and doughnuts. The official unveiling of the cannons will be at 12 noon to the sound of a 20-gun salute from reenactor’s rifles.

Profile for Festival Publications

The Saltaire Review | Issue 28| Apr/May 2018  

The Saltaire Review | Issue 28| Apr/May 2018  

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