“One of the most highly regarded Classical Music Festivals in the UK”
West Sussex County Times

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to one of the most inclusive and diverse Music Festivals in the UK. Internationally based musicians return year on year and music is heard for the first time from performers in our communities, schools, pubs, country estates and churches: boasting numerous expressive and unique performances to elevate us in celebration of the human spirit.

We are very grateful to our sponsors Kreston Reeves (formerly Spofforths), NFU Mutual, Nyetimber, Rossana and Toovey’s.

The Festival Friends are central to our music, and we are delighted that our String Academy is performing and also with some of the world’s finest young string players from the Yehudi Menuhin School. Eminent UK instrumentalists and composers regularly return, including many who will be well known to the Festival community through the last seventeen years.

We are delighted to be furthering opportunity for pupils in our String Academy from where over thirty former pupils have entered the music profession as teachers, performers and arts managers.

Thank you all for making this possible. We hope you enjoy and are transformed through this ever growing renaissance of music and dance.

Yours,
Andrew Bernardi
Artistic Director, Shipley Arts Festival

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Coming soon

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Festival Friends

Festival Friends

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Visit the Bernardi Music Group website

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to one of the most inclusive and diverse Music Festivals in the UK. Internationally based musicians return year on year and music is heard for the first time from performers in our communities, schools, pubs, country estates and churches: boasting numerous expressive and unique performances to elevate us in celebration of the human spirit.

We are very grateful to our sponsors Kreston Reeves (formerly Spofforths), Toovey’s, and NFU Mutual.

The Festival Friends are central to our music, and we are delighted that our String Academy is performing and also with some of the world’s finest young string players from the Yehudi Menuhin School. Eminent UK instrumentalists and composers regularly return, including many who will be well known to the Festival community through the last seventeen years.

We are delighted to be furthering opportunity for pupils in our String Academy from where over thirty former pupils have entered the music profession as teachers, performers and arts managers.

Thank you all for making this possible. We hope you enjoy and are transformed through this ever growing renaissance of music and dance.

Yours,
Andrew Bernardi
Artistic Director, Shipley Arts Festival

Coming soon

Coming soon

Click to find out about future performances
Festival Friends

Festival Friends

Click to find out about becoming a Friend of the Shipley Arts Festival
BMG Live

BMG Live

Visit the Bernardi Music Group website

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to one of the most inclusive and diverse Music Festivals in the UK. Internationally based musicians return year on year and music is heard for the first time from performers in our communities, schools, pubs, country estates and churches: boasting numerous expressive and unique performances to elevate us in celebration of the human spirit.

We are very grateful to our sponsors Kreston Reeves (formerly Spofforths), Toovey’s, and NFU Mutual.

The Festival Friends are central to our music, and we are delighted that our String Academy is performing and also with some of the world’s finest young string players from the Yehudi Menuhin School. Eminent UK instrumentalists and composers regularly return, including many who will be well known to the Festival community through the last seventeen years.

We are delighted to be furthering opportunity for pupils in our String Academy from where over thirty former pupils have entered the music profession as teachers, performers and arts managers.

Thank you all for making this possible. We hope you enjoy and are transformed through this ever growing renaissance of music and dance.

Yours,
Andrew Bernardi
Artistic Director, Shipley Arts Festival

Our patrons

Mark Burrell DL
Gavin Henderson CBE
The Rt Hon Lord Maude
The Earl and Countess of Lytton
Sir Charles and Lady Burrell
Lord Lieutenant Mrs Susan Pyper
Mr and Mrs Mark Scrase Dickins CMG DL
Mrs Clare Davison
Life Friend John Snelling

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