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Hello Everyone and welcome to the Yes Arts Festival webpage.  A festival of the arts across Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk.

We have a whole range of activities and events coming your way this September.

A full detailed PROGRAMME can be found here.

A LINK to a quick DIARY OF EVENTS below. .

Yes Arts Festival 9th--19th September

An update on one of our core events. The POETRY CHALLENGE

Continuing the success of our 2013 poetry competition this years Poetry Challenge for the James Hogg Ballad Awards has drawn entries UK wide. The short list is out at the judges.

There is also a people's prize. The short list is avaiable to read at the following outlets. Selkirk: The Library; Courthouse Coffee Shop and shortly Rogerson's Newsagents; also the Waterwheel Cafe just outside Selkirk on the road to Moffat. Ettrick: Hogg Exhibition in Ettrick School at the top of the valley and Cross Keys Hotel and the church in Ettrickbridge (Kirkhope Parish Church) Yarrow: The Waterwheel .

There will also be two read a thon's during the festival on 15th September at 2.30pm and 7.30pm the County Hotel where the ballads will be read by actors and the audience can vote.

The combined votes from the outlets and the read a thon's will determine the winner of the People's prize.

Hope you can manage along to vote at one of the outlets to vote or to the read a thon.