About this cause
The Wensleydale Concert series organises recitals, concerts and outreach activities throughout the year. The artists we invite are world-class and the venues we use offer audience members an intimate and memorable experience. We want to reach a larger and more diverse audience, offering an exciting and enriching experience to people who do not usually get the opportunity to hear live music of this calibre. Firstly, we want to reach out to older or less mobile members of the community, who struggle to get out of the house. These people are often lonely and isolated, prone to depression and poor health. Secondly, we want to extend our outreach activities with young people, in a climate where school funding is stretched and the arts are often neglected.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Our regular audience members already enjoy the personal and friendly atmosphere at our concerts. By holding concerts in village halls, as well as in Aysgarth church and the Friends Meeting House in Bainbridge, we make sure that community facilities are being used by the community.