Former Official Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales
A message from Anne
"I am delighted to be announced as the first Patron of Harp on Wight, a unique harp festival now in its fourth year.
I was honoured to be approached, as Harp on Wight had already come to my attention due to its innovative programme of events, support of young artists, and relentlessly cheerful and enthusiastic welcome. I greatly look forward to visiting the island for the first time to perform at and attend this year’s festival, between 20th-24th October 2017, and to working with the committee over the longer term."
We were sad to learn - on 10th December 2018 - of the passing of Diana Wood.
Diana enjoyed playing the harp, and first joined our team in March 2015. She was our Chairperson from November 2016 to January 2018.
Diana made an invaluable contribution to the progress that Harp on Wight has made to date. She helped to define more clearly our aims and objectives to enable us to move forward in a more structured way.
Her speciality was fundraising and her considerable efforts in that area were instrumental in helping to improve our overall financial position. It was Diana's idea that we should appoint a Festival Patron and that we should approach Anne Denholm to take on the role.
She will be much missed.