Monday 11 May 2015

Ilkley Jazz Festival needs your votes...

A new jazz festival is in the works for people in the North this summer with the first Ilkley Jazz Festival. The 3 day event will run from 21st-23rd August in various venues in Ilkley and is being directed and organised by Beverley Beirne and Mark Beirne-Smith.

Two headline acts have already been announced (Jacqui Dankworth and The Duncan Lamont Songbook) with more to be announced and there will also be a series of free events and workshops taking place across the weekend.

In order to gain support for this new festival, Beverley and Mark have applied for funding from Aviva in a campaign which supports community events.

In order to receive funding from Aviva, Ilkley Jazz Festival must be voted in the top 200 of  650 submissions. You can sign up to the site to receive 10 votes (which you can use to support 10 projects or use them all for one project). Voting closes on May 31st.

More information on the Aviva Community fund.

More Information on Ilkley Jazz Festival.

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