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Sat 18 May 2024 until
 Sun 19 May 2024

Yorkshire Game and Country Fair, Scampston Hall, Malton YO17 8NG. Experience all the countryside has to offer – from a vast array of country sports with loads of ‘have-a-go’ opportunities, to fine foods and animals. 9am-5pm. £14, £12 until 8 May, also concessions & family tickets. Free parking. tel: 01751 200839 tickets: Online or at gate email: info@outdoorshows.co.uk web: https://outdoorshows.co.uk/yorkshire-game-and-country-fair

Sun 19 May 2024

Sounds of Bridgerton, Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA. Step into a world of elegance and romance with our enchanting Bridgerton-themed day at the illustrious Castle Howard, known in a different guise as the Duke of Hasting’s ancestral home Clyvedon Castle. 11am. tel: 01653 648333 tickets: Online email: house@castlehoward.co.uk web: https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/whats-on/event-detail?name=sounds-of-bridgerton

Sun 19 May 2024

Event image Thirsk Artisan Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 10am-3pm. email: info@littlebirdmade.co.uk web: https://littlebirdmade.com

Sun 19 May 2024

Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, Methodist Church, Stokesley, TS9 4AD. Cleveland Chamber Orchestra Concert. 3.00pm. £0 - £12.

Sun 19 May 2024

Scarecrow Festival, Sessay Village Hall YO7 3JG. Over 20 scarecrows to see down the length of the village. Tombola, Refreshments, Bar, Car Park. Proceeds for Village Hall refurbishment. 1pm - 4.30pm. £5 for adults including scarecrow trail. Children FREE. tickets: On the door.

Sun 19 May 2024

York Guildhall Orchestra, York Barbican Centre. Humperdinck, Elgar, Strauss & Dvorak conducted by Simon Wright, Orchestra leader Fiona Love and French Horn Annemarie Federle. 3pm. £24.50 & £18.50 Children/Students from £7.50. tickets: York Barbican web: http://http:yorkbarbican.co.uk/whats-on

Mon 20 May 2024

Paint and Draw Dogs, Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Bark by popular demand, Paint and Draw Dogs is back for one day only. Under Jo Lawsons expert tutelage
this one day course will focus on observational drawing and sketching of dogs. Participants will embark on a creative journey to capture the essence and character of our 4 legged friends. 10am - 4pm. £65.00. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: On our website or in our shop email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on/

Tue 21 May 2024

Wire dandelion workshop, Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Come and join me in a relaxed and informative wire flower workshop and get creative to hand make your own wire dandelions. Wendy, from Twigs and Sprigs, will teach you the techniques to create two wire dandelions to take home with you at the end of the session. 10am - 12.30pm or 1pm - 3.30pm. £45.00 per session. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Our Website, or in our shop email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on/

Wed 22 May 2024

The Winter's Tale, Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold YO61 3AD. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Winter’s Tale is an award-winning modern ballet classic, packed with emotional turmoil heightened by Joby Talbot’s compelling score and Bob Crowley’s atmospheric designs. 7.15pm. £16, Child (0-16) £13. tel: 01347 822472 tickets: Book online web: https://www.galtrescentre.org.uk

Wed 22 May 2024

A Taste of Book Illustration, Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Have you ever looked at book illustrations and considered giving it a go yourself? Well now you can with award-shortlisted illustrator, Jess Mahy. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £20.00 per person. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Our website, or in our shop email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on/

Wed 22 May 2024

Coffee morning, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR. Yarnbombers coffee morning in aid of the Herriot Hospice. 10am-noon.

Now until
 Thu 23 May 2024

Challengers (15), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tennis player turned coach Tashi has taken her husband, Art, and transformed him into a world-famous Grand Slam champion. To jolt him out of his recent losing streak, she signs him up for a "Challenger" event, where he finds himself standing across the net from his former best friend. Starring Zendaya and Josh O’Connor. Subtitles on Sunday evening. 7.30pm, also Wed 2.30pm. £6 plus £1 booking fee if online. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Online or on door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 23 May 2024

NYE National Theatre (15), Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold YO61 3AD. Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill. 7.30pm. £16, Child (0-16) £13. tel: 01347 822472 tickets: Book online web: https://www.galtrescentre.org.uk

Thu 23 May 2024

Archives at Dusk, North Yorkshire County Record Office. A rare and exciting chance to see behind the scenes at the Record Office.
Vice & Virtue - an evening journey through the unique archival history on your doorstep, tradition, religion and law. Inspiring, intriguing and Free. 6.00pm-8.30pm. Free. tel: 01609 777585 tickets: not necessary email: archives@northyorks.gov.uk web: https://nycroblog.com/exhibitions

Thu 23 May 2024

Jesmonite Workshop, Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Create your own trinket tray and pot out of Jesmonite using techniques such as marbling, colour blocking and terrazzo to create a unique and attractive product. 10am - 2.30pm. £45.00 per person. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: On our website, or in our shop email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on/

Thu 23 May 2024

Thirkleby Local History Society, Thirkleby Parish Hall, Mill Lane, Great Thirkleby YO7 2AT. The speaker is John Lee. 'The English Countryside in the Time of Richard lll'. 2pm. £3 visitors welcome. tel: 01845 501365

Thu 23 May 2024

Thirsk Ladies Club, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall Annexe, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. "Traditional Storytelling" by Rod Dimbleby. What makes a storyteller popular? What makes a story interesting and how did we learn to pass these on through the generations? Come and hear for yourselves, maybe share your own experiences. 7.30pm. Free for members, visitors £3. tel: 01845 522819

Fri 24 May 2024

Trudi's in the Pink, Thirsk & Sowerby Institute, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Trudi's in the Pink.

Fri 24 May 2024

Event image So, I'm Not a Princess, Thirsk Rural Arts Centre. De Mowbray Music. A coming-of-age cabaret told through iconic princess & musical theatre numbers by singing sensation Eleanor Sandars. Drag your teenager along – they’ll love it. 6.30pm. £10 (£8 for concessions). tickets: Book online or email email: katie@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 23 May 2024 until
 Sat 25 May 2024

Bedale Art Group Exhibition, Bedale Hall. Preview Thursday, Exhibition Friday and Saturday. Preview 7-9pm, Exhibition 10am- 4pm each day. Preview only £2 incl glass of wine, Exhibition Free, Refreshments available.

Sat 25 May 2024

Silver Drop Earrings Workshop, Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Make your own silver drop earrings using basic jewellery making techniques such as forming, stamping and texturing. 10am - 12.30pm, or 1pm - 4pm. See website for price details. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Our website, or come in and book them in our shop email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on/

Sat 25 May 2024 until
 Sun 26 May 2024

Ceramic Heads Workshop, Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Sculpt a small human, animal or mythical head in clay – or book onto two days to work on a larger head. 10am - 4pm. £55.00 per person. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Our website, or come in and book them in our shop. email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on/

Sat 25 May 2024 until
 Sun 26 May 2024

Hambleton District Show, Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. The largest horse show in the north of England. tel: 07894 856810 web: https://www.hambletonshow.com

Sun 26 May 2024

Treasure Hunt on the Cleveland Way, Ravenscar Visitor Centre, Ravenscar, Scarborough. YO13 0NE. Follow a treasure hunt on part of the Cleveland Way National Trail using one of our GPS units. Discover hidden boxes each containing rubber stamps to create your own ink-stamped masterpiece. Any time between 10.30am & 2pm, no booking required. £7.

Now until
 Mon 27 May 2024

Oil Painting (4 Week Course), Rural Arts, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Develop your own visual language by learning how to mix colours, manipulate oil paints and create compositions. 2pm - 4pm. £90.00 Total (4 week course). tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Our website, or in our shop email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on/

Sat 25 May 2024 until
 Mon 27 May 2024

Malton Food Lovers Festival, Malton Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LX. Malton’s 3-day family foodie extravaganza. Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, festival bar, live music & more. 9am (Sat) 10am (Sun & Mon) to 6pm. tel: 01653 692849 email: enquiries@visitmalton.com web: https://www.visitmalton.com/food-festival-yorkshire

Sat 25 May 2024 until
 Mon 27 May 2024

Walkfest 2024, North York Moors National Park. Guided Walk Programme
Sat 25th: Helmsley to Sutton Bank
Sun 26th: Sutton Bank to Osmotherley
Mon 27th: Osmotherley to Clay Bank
Join our volunteer walk leaders on guided walks across the North York Moors National Park & experience the beauty of the moors in a relaxed & friendly way whilst being led by knowledgeable & dedicated volunteers & specialists. Request a brochure by email. Pay as you feel. tickets: Booking online essential email: events@northyorkmoors.org.uk web: https://northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Mon 27 May 2024

Event image Signal Box Demonstrations, Pickering Station, YO18 7AJ. Suitable for families. Looking for some hands-on fun? Join us at Pickering South Signal Box on Platform 2 at Pickering Station for exciting signal box demonstrations. Bring the kids along for a day of exploration and discovery! We'll explore the role of the Signaller and how important they are in ensuring safety on the railway, you can even try your hand at being a Signaller in this signal box. 10am to 2pm drop-in sessions. tickets: Booking not needed web: https://www.nymr.co.uk/whitsun

Mon 27 May 2024

Meet the Makers, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Join us at Sutton Bank National Park Centre for a mini-celebration of local suppliers. 10am-4pm. Free Entry - no booking required.

Now until
 Tue 28 May 2024

Beginner's Handbuilding (Clay Course), Rural Arts, The Courthouse,4 Westgate,Thirsk, YO71QSS. Join resident potter Kate Redding for a fun and unforgettable ‘Intro to Ceramics’. We will cover hand-building techniques including pinch pots, slab building, tiles and coil pots. Ceramics is a very forgiving art form that is suitable for anyone, so why not give it a go!. 2pm - 4pm. £100 total (for 4 week course). tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Our website, or in our shop.

Tue 28 May 2024

Meet The Party Animals, Aquatic Finatic, Thirsk road, A168, DL63SB. Meet the Party Animals with Aquatic Finatic! Touch, see and hold a wide variety of scaled, furry, feathered and creepy friends!. 11am 12pm 2 pm 3 pm 4pm. £6. tel: +441609780475 tickets: Over the Phone or in store email: info@aquaticfinatic.co.uk web: https://www.aquaticfinatic.co.uk

Tue 28 May 2024

Olympic Papercraft Marathon (2+), Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Pre-Olympic Celebration - Cut, stick, fold and paint your own papercraft torches, flags and laurel wreaths. 10.30am - 12pm. Prices are on our website. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: On our website, or in our shop email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on/

Wed 29 May 2024

The Wild Wild Quest, Danby Lodge National Park Centre. Join our BioBlitz family friendly surveys to help our wild life experts learn more about the plants & creatures that live at our National Park Centres. 11am-3pm. Free Entry - no booking required.

Wed 29 May 2024

Enamelling a Pendant, Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Taster of enamelling. Enamel and take away a pendant designed and made by you. 10.30am - 12.30pm. See our website for prices. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: On our website, or in our shop email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on/

Wed 29 May 2024

Ceramic Trophies and Medals (5+), Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Be an Olympic medallist every day with your own hand-built trophy and medal, all fired and ready in time for the Olympics!. 10.30am - 12.30pm. See website. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online or at Rural Arts email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on

Now until
 Thu 30 May 2024

Event image See Flying Scotsman for free, National Railway Museum, Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ. Until the summer, the locomotive is displayed in the Flying Scotsman Story exhibition at the National Railway Museum. Visitors can see the locomotive and access the footplate via an accessible ramp. 10am-5pm seven days a week. Free. tel: 0330 058 0058 tickets: Not essential, but you are encouraged to book online web: https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk

Fri 24 May 2024 until
 Thu 30 May 2024

The Fall Guy, Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Hannah Waddingham. Fresh off an almost career-ending accident, stuntman Colt Seavers has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. 7.30pm, also Wed 2.30pm. £6 plus £1 booking fee if online. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Online or on door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 30 May 2024

Rock Painting (5+), Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Flags of the World Rock Painting to decorate your home with or to leave around as a treasure hunt for others to find. 10.30am - 12.00pm. See website. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online or at Rural Arts email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org/whats-on

Thu 30 May 2024

Rich Hall: Shot from Cannons, The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn. As part of the Swaledale Festival award-winning Montana native Rich Hall, known for his expertly crafted tirades, quick-fire banter with audiences & characterful musical sequences, is coming to Tennants Garden Rooms. (Warning: contains strong language, only suitable for over 16 year olds.). 19.30. Adults £16 - £27, under 25s £3 - £8.

Now until
 Fri 31 May 2024

Art installation, Westminster Arcade, Parliament Street, Harrogate. Art in the Arcade 'Circulation'
A unique public-access installation and exhibition, exploring metallic elements in art. email: mlmindfulart@gmail.com

Fri 31 May 2024

Ladies Fashion Show, Chantry Hall, North End, Bedale DL8 1AA. Ladies fashion show and Pop up shop. Held by Hambleton and Richmondshire MS Society. Favourite high street brands at 50% off or more. Raffle. Doors open 6.30 show start 7pm. £10, includes a welcome drink. tickets: Bobby Smith-Hazelton email: ladybs@me.com

Fri 31 May 2024

Storytelling, play & performance with Bidi Iredale, Danby Lodge National Park Centre. Join performing artist & storyteller Bidi Iredale in our Inspired By.....Gallery to explore the stories of This Diverse Landscape exhibition on display. Bring the art to life through storytelling, play & performance which Bidi will guide you through. 1pm-2pm & 2.30pm-3.30pm. £3 per session. tickets: Booking online essential web: https://northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Fri 31 May 2024

Bingo, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Cash prizes. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights (do not bring your own snacks & drink). Licensed bar & coffees available 5.30pm-8pm in front of the Town Hall. Eyes down at 7.15pm. £14 all-in. tickets: on the door.

Sat 1 Jun 2024

Regaining your personal power workshop, Danby Lodge National Park Centre. In this workshop you will explore what personal power is & what it isn't, are you using your personal power to the best of it's ability or are you feeling overwhelmed & on the edge of burnout? We explore what matters most at this stage & season in your life. 10am-1pm. £35. tickets: Booking online essential web: https://northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Sat 1 Jun 2024

Mini Pride at Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate Thirsk YO7 1QS. Thirsk will host its first Mini Pride this summer with a day-long event taking place in June aiming to bring people together.
The town’s Rural Arts is working together with leading LGBTQ+ organisation Curious Arts, to deliver the family-friendly event for all ages to enjoy. 10.30am. Free. tel: 01845 526536 email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 25 May 2024 until
 Sun 2 Jun 2024

Minibeasts in May, Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA. Join Castle Howard throughout May half term for a marvelous Minibeast adventure at Skelf Island Adventure Playground. Learn all about impressive invertebrates with daily activities, including searching for bugs, mud pie making, and helping to create a Castle Howard bug hotel. From £14.50. tel: 01653 648333 tickets: Online email: house@castlehoward.co.uk web: https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/whats-on/may-at-castle-howard

Sat 25 May 2024 until
 Sun 2 Jun 2024

Lost Boys, Mother Shipton's Cave, High Bridge, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD. This May Half Term, all you need is Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust. Join us for a fantastical journey at Mother Shipton's from 25th May to the 2nd June. Step into the enchanting world of Peter Pan with 'Lost Boys'. 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4pm). tel: 01423 864600 tickets: online email: info@mothershipton.co.uk web: https://www.mothershipton.co.uk

Sat 25 May 2024 until
 Sun 2 Jun 2024

Family Fun, North Yorks Moors Railway. Whitsun 'Living History' Family Fun. web: https://www.nymr.co.uk/whitsun

Fri 31 May 2024 until
 Sun 2 Jun 2024

Rule of Life Spirituality, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. A weekend of Pilgrimage for Men with Rev Clay Roundtree, Urs Mettmann & Mike Hall. We will explore together the spirituality & the value of creating a flexible & life-giving rule of life, drawing inspiration from Christians who have engaged in this over the centuries. The weekend includes short talks, discussion, meditations, relaxing time & good food. Saturday 4pm - Sunday 2pm. tel: 01845 522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk

Sun 2 Jun 2024

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Around 20 artisan food and drink producers bring the fruits of their labour to the centre of this historic market town. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 2 Jun 2024

Fun Dog Show, Thirsk Auction Mart Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Vet Matthew Smith is judging our fun dog show with 11 classes. Goody bag for all entrants. Rosettes to 5th place and lots of prizes. Raffle. Tombola. Cafe. Toilets. Indoors. For Herriot Hospice. All dogs welcome. Registration from 09.30. Judging from 11.00. £2 per class. £5 for 3 classes. tickets: On the gate

Sat 25 May 2024 until
 Sat 8 Jun 2024

Event image Swaledale Festival, All over the Yorkshire Dales. A broad selection of the finest musicians and artists from Yorkshire, elsewhere in the country, and all around the world! There are hands-on events such as workshops, participatory walks and craft demonstrations, many of which explore landscape, ecology and climate change. tel: 01748 880019 / 01748 880018 tickets: Book online email: enquiries@swalefest.org web: https://swalefest.org

Sun 2 Jun 2024 until
 Sun 9 Jun 2024

New Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place. D-Day themed knitting and crotcheting around the town.

Now until
 Tue 25 Jun 2024

Social Duplicate Bridge, Community Hub, Orchid House, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1GT. Only Tue. Friendly Duplicate Bridge including refreshments. Non-members welcome. Partner not required. Free lessons for improvers. 6.45pm for 7pm start every Tuesday. £3. tel: 01845 523582 email: janebridge21@gmail.com web: https://www.bridgewebs.com/thirsk

Sat 18 May 2024 until
 Sun 14 Jul 2024

This Diverse Landscape, Danby Lodge National Park Centre. The North York Moors - a place of beauty & tranquillity where far-reaching heather moorlands give way to tree-topped skylines, deep wooded dales, babbling becks & a rugged coastline. This exhibition (open daily) reflects how 11 different artists respond to & interpret these diverse landscapes. 10am-5pm. Free. tickets: Book online at: northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Now until
 Fri 9 Aug 2024

Public Coffee Morning, Hambleton Grange, Station Road YO7 1QH. Only Fri. 2nd Friday each month. Everyone welcome to join us for coffee, tea and cakes from 10:30am to 12pm. Drop in for a chat and see what goes on in our Home. 10:30am. none. tel: 01845 573778 email: elaine.snowden@idealcarehomes.co.uk

Now until
 Tue 22 Oct 2024

Tony Cragg at Castle Howard, Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA. Castle Howard will host a collection of sculptures by the internationally celebrated artist Tony Cragg. Castle Howard’s first ever headline contemporary sculpture exhibition; sculptures will appear in the House and Grounds, including the Temple of the Four Winds and the Great Hall. tel: 01653 648333 tickets: Online email: house@castlehoward.co.uk web: https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/whats-on/tony-cragg-at-castle-howard

Now until
 Sat 2 Nov 2024

Thirsk Museum re-opening, Thirsk Museum14 - 16 Kirkgate Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Thirsk Museum opens for the 2024 Season on Monday 25th March. Opening times 10.30 am to 3.30 pm, last admission 3.00 pm. Closed on Wednesday afternoons and on Sunday. The birthplace of Thomas Lord and displays of local history of Thirsk and District. Donations in lieu of an admission charge. tel: 07596 483416 email: info@thirskmuseum.org web: http://www.thirskmuseum.org

What’s on later

Sun 2 Jun 2024

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Around 20 artisan food and drink producers bring the fruits of their labour to the centre of this historic market town. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 2 Jun 2024

Fun Dog Show, Thirsk Auction Mart Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Vet Matthew Smith is judging our fun dog show with 11 classes. Goody bag for all entrants. Rosettes to 5th place and lots of prizes. Raffle. Tombola. Cafe. Toilets. Indoors. For Herriot Hospice. All dogs welcome. Registration from 09.30. Judging from 11.00. £2 per class. £5 for 3 classes. tickets: On the gate

Sun 2 Jun 2024 until
 Sun 9 Jun 2024

New Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place. D-Day themed knitting and crotcheting around the town.

Tue 4 Jun 2024

Event image Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group, Outside the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. An invitation to join us on the first Tuesday of each month, cycling on the lanes around Thirsk and surrounding villages with a social coffee stop. 10am. Free, just bring money for coffee stop. tel: 07531 093357 / 01845 522942 email: glenbank.2@gmail.com web: https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/thirsk-ladies

Tue 4 Jun 2024

Floral Art Demonstration, Sessay Village Hall. Floral art demonstration by Nationally Renowned Demonstrator Jonathan Moseley. 7pm. £20 (includes glass of wine & raffle ticket). tel: 01845 577906 tickets: email or telephone email: doreentill3@outlook.com web: https://sessayvillagehall.co.uk

Tue 4 Jun 2024

British Glass1600-1900, The Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8PP. The Arts Society Hambleton - Simon Cottle; Glass techniques and use illustrated by some of the finest products from 1580-1900. 1.45pm. See website for more information. Members free, Visitors £10. tickets: On the door web: https://theartssociety.org/hambleton

Tue 4 Jun 2024

Bedale Archaeology & History Society, Zoom only this month. Talk by Neil Godfrey, a DPhil Archaeology Student at the University of Oxford, on Romano-Celtic temple landscapes in south-west Roman Britain. 7.30 pm. non-members £3 per screen (full-time education free), or £12 for this talk and membership for the whole of 2024 (5 more talks and 2 field trips). tickets: email bahsoc@outlook.com for details and the Zoom link

Thu 6 Jun 2024 until
 Sun 9 Jun 2024

Bramham International Horse Trials, Bramham Park, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6ND. 7am-6pm. £16 to £32 plus £5 parking. tel: 01937 846005  tickets: Online or at gate email: horsetrials@bramhampark.co.uk web: https://bramham-horse.co.uk

Fri 7 Jun 2024

BBQ at The Hall, Thirsk Hall, Kirkgate, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. Ted and Emma from Frango Eduardo and Harry (thesm0keyjoe) have teamed up for an evening of barbecued piri piri chicken, fries and flames. It is a BBQ extravaganza not to be missed and will be at the Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden. Fully stocked bar. 6.30pm - 11pm. £5.00 entry inc. 1 drinks voucher. Child (0-15)free. tel: 01845 444455 tickets: Online web: https://www.thirskhall.com/events

Fri 7 Jun 2024

Event image Thirsk Races, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd YO7 1QL. Vickers.bet Afternoon Racing with live music from Yorkshire based Lad - Jack Critchlow. Gates open 11am, first race 1.40pm. From £15 (adult), under 18s free. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Fri 7 Jun 2024

The Derek Harris Trio, Thirsk Rural Arts Centre. Summer Music Series. A joyful hour of laid back jazz for a summers evening from an exciting trio of jazz musicians. 6.30pm. £10 (£8 for concessions). tickets: e-mail(see below) email: katie@ruralarts.org

Sat 8 Jun 2024

'Life's a Beach' Air Plant Terrarium Workshop, Danby Lodge National Park Centre. Join HOF & Beyond to make your very own mini beach. Learn about these fascinating plants & how to care for them, get your own creative juices flowing by picking from our beachy-themed accessories. Bring along family & friends to learn a new skill & have fun. 11am -12.30pm. £45. tickets: Booking online essential web: https://northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Sat 8 Jun 2024

Great Knaresborough Bed Race, Knaresborough HG5 9AY. Bed race with supporting parade. 11am-4pm. Free. web: https://www.bedrace.co.uk

Sat 8 Jun 2024

Easingwold Artisan Market, Market Square YO61 3AN. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 9am-2pm.

Sat 8 Jun 2024 until
 Sun 9 Jun 2024

Event image Tractor Fest, Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AE. The UK's largest vintage tractor & engine show. Over 1,600 exhibits as well as in excess of 12,000 visitors who also get access to the award winning gardens and other attractions. Features over 1000 tractors. 10am-4pm. £60 family, £20 adult, £15 child, under 4s free. tel: 01423 322583 tickets: Online email: info@newbyhall.com web: https://bookings.newbyhall.com

Sat 8 Jun 2024 until
 Sun 11 Aug 2024

'Swoop, Sing, Perch, Paddle', Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. 'Swoop, Sing, Perch, Paddle' bird pictures and other works by Carry Akroyd, painter and printmaker of landscape and wildlife. Includes pictures from forthcoming book illustrating 'Bird of the month' from 'The Oldie'. 4pm. Free. tel: 01347 868465 email: info@laurencesternetrust.org.uk web: https://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk

Sat 8 Jun 2024

Brahms Requiem, Yorkshire Bach Choir, St Lawrence Parish Church, York. Brahms Requiem with Brahms Liebesslieder-Walzer(piano duet version) Nicky Losseff, Ben Horden.
Wendy Goodson soprano, Jason Darnell baritone, Peter Seymour conductor. 7.30pm. Tickets £25 reserved £23 concessions, students £5. tel: 01904 658338 tickets: Box Office :National Centre for Early Music, www.ncem.co.uk

Sun 9 Jun 2024

Alne Street Fayre, Alne, York YO61 1RY. Family day out with a host of live music, activities and refreshments. Noon-4.30pm. free. email: alnestreetfayre@btinternet.com web: https://www.alnestreetfayre.co.uk

Sun 9 Jun 2024

Northallerton Farmers' Market DL7 8EF, Applegarth Car Park. From jams to gin, sourdough to scones, and cupcakes to Korean pickles - we've got it all. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 9 Jun 2024

Coxwold Hidden Gardens, Coxwold Village YO614BB. Coxwold has a variety of lovely gardens to enjoy. Come along and get ideas for your own gardens or just enjoy the the day. 1pm - 5pm. £5. tel: 01347 868719 tickets: Village hall Car Park email: alegassicke@gmail.com

Sun 9 Jun 2024

Ladies Open Day, Sowerby Flatts Bowls Club, behind The Institute, next to Sowerby Park. Whether you're thinking about joining or just curious, come and enjoy a laid-back game with a touch of friendly competition. Despite our appearance, we're a welcoming group and younger than you might assume!
We're excited to meet you, offer guidance and treat you to drinks,cakes and scones. Please wear flat-soled shoes. 1pm - 4pm. Free. tel: 07894 814219 email: sowerbyflattsbowlingclub@gmail.com

Sun 9 Jun 2024

Community Works Summer Lunch, The Gavel cafe, Thirsk Auction Mart. Back by popular demand: Come & join Thirsk Ladies' Club for a fun afternoon and help us raise funds for Community Works - a very worthy cause. Handmade Cards, Crafts Stall, Bottle Game, Raffle. Bar available. Book early to avoid disappointment. Everyone welcome. 12.30 for 1pm. £25. tel: 07770 530734 tickets: Telephone Barbara Sharp.

Sun 9 Jun 2024

Flower Power Plant Visit, Thirsk Hall, Kirkgate, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. A plant fair in the delightful gardens of Thirsk Hall. We will be offering a selection of refreshments throughout the day. 11am-4pm. £5.00, Child (0-11) free. tel: 01845 444455 tickets: Online email: info@thirskhall.com web: https://www.thirskhall.com/events

Sun 9 Jun 2024

Classic Car Sunday, Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS. Bring your classic vehicle to the stunning parkland of Thorp Perrow for easy Sunday morning car chat. The ticket price includes a hot or cold drink, and a bacon or sausage bap (or a piece of cake for a sweet treat). Keep your ticket handy so that you can show it to our staff in the Tea Room. 10am-noon. Classic Car Sunday £10. tickets: Book online web: https://www.thorpperrow.com

Mon 10 Jun 2024

Sowerby WI monthly meeting, Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Talk by Ann Holmes on Dolls House & Miniatures. 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £3. tel: 01845 524529 tickets: Pay on door email: sowerbywi@gmail.com web: https://www.nyorkseastwi.org.uk/sowerbywi

Tue 11 Jun 2024

Summer Quiet Garden Day, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Flaming June: Poppies, Passion & Empowerment with Helen Warwick & Mike Hall. 9.45 for 10am - 4pm. tel: 01845 522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk

Tue 11 Jun 2024

Northallerton Local History Soc, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd, Northallerton. ‘Star Objects at Preston Park Museum’. Christine Hutchinson. 7pm. Non-members welcome £3. tel: 07566 770625 email: heritage1138@outlook.com web: http://northyorkshistory.co.uk

Fri 14 Jun 2024

A Night of Mediumship, Burtree Country House, York Road, Thirsk, YO7 3AY. Burtree presents A Night of Mediumship with Martyn Railton, messages of love & laughter from beyond
Martin Railton is one of the most respected mediums in the North East
Glass of punch & nibbles. 6.45pm to be seated by 7pm. £15 pp inc. glass of punch & nibbles. tickets: Booking essential 01845 501333 web: https://burtreecountryhouse.com

Fri 14 Jun 2024 until
 Sun 16 Jun 2024

Diesel Gala, North Yorks Moors Railway. Weekend celebrating heritage diesels.

Sat 15 Jun 2024

Mozart Requirem, Ripon Cathedral HG4 1QT. Ripon Choral Society -Mozart Requiem. Rutter Feel The Spiritwith John Dunford Conductor, Jane Burnell Soprano, Rachel Gilmore Mezzo, James Micklethwaite Tenor, Phil Wilcox Bass, Orchestra D'Amici. 7.30pm. £25 reserved, £22 unreserved, student concession £10. tickets: riponchoralsociety.org.uk or on door, Ripon Catherdral Shop email: info@riponcathedralsociety.org.uk

Sat 15 Jun 2024

Yorkshire Vet book signing, White Rose Bookcafe. Yorkshire Vet Julian Norton will be signing his new book. Signed copies can be pre-ordered. 1pm. tel: 01845 524353 web: https://www.whiterosebooks.co.uk

Sun 16 Jun 2024

Magic, Illusion & Circus Show, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Rd. York YO31 8TA. Mesmerising magic, incredible illusions and crazy circus thrills. The show’s presenter, Michael Jordan, uses his experience from the iconic Blackpool Tower Circus and the prestigious “International Festival de Magic” to ignite the imagination of his audiences. 2.30pm. £15, 0-18s or 65+ £12. tel: 01904 501935 tickets: Book online email: boxoffice@jrtheatre.co.uk web: https://www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk

Sun 16 Jun 2024

Event image Thirsk Artisan Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 10am-3pm. email: info@littlebirdmade.co.uk web: https://littlebirdmade.com

Sun 16 Jun 2024

Event image Thirsk Races, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd YO7 1QL. Celebrate Father's Day in style with the Sky Bet Sunday Series Premier Race Day. This family-centric event promises a day filled with top-quality racing and lots of free children's entertainment, including Bouncy Castles, Slides, and a Penalty Shoot Out to get everyone in the mood before England kicks off the Euros in the evening. Gates open Noon, first race 3.45pm. From £15 (adult), under 18s free. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Tue 18 Jun 2024 until
 Sat 22 Jun 2024

Event image What the Butler Saw, Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate DL1 1RR. A most ambitious play, manic farce and masterclass in fearless comic writing. No institution, political view or tradition is safe, as Orton explores comic territory few playwrights have dared to visit. 7.30pm. £15 to £32, with concessions. tel: 01325 405405 tickets: Book online email: Hippodrome.Info@darlington.gov.uk web: https://www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk

Thu 20 Jun 2024

Solstice Fireside Feast, Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA. Celebrate Summer Solstice with a fireside feast. Castle Howard’s Head Chef Nathan Richardson-Kelly has hand-crafted this fantastic menu, to be experienced by the fire on the longest day of the year. tel: 01653 648333 tickets: Online email: house@castlehoward.co.uk web: https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/whats-on/event-detail?name=solstice-feast

Fri 21 Jun 2024 until
 Sat 22 Jun 2024

Summer Solstice Weekend Retreat, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Celebrating the summer solstice on the longest day of the year gives us the opportunity to connect with our spiritual longing with the rhythm of the earth's seasons, with Revd. Sue Hammersley, Helen Warwick & the Holy Rood House Community. Come for the whole retreat or the Saturday 9.45am for 10am - 3pm. Friday 4pm - Sat. 4pm. tel: 01845 522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk

Fri 21 Jun 2024 until
 Sun 23 Jun 2024

York Cycle Festival, Knavesmire, York. Retro MTB & Offroad, Road & Audax, Touring & Bikepacking. Free to visit and camping available. Free. web: https://yorkcyclefestival.org

Sat 22 Jun 2024

Knayton Sports & Fun Day, Knayton village YO7 4AS. Family Fun & Sports Day. Including bouncy castle, football shootouts, face painting, tombola, biscuit decorating and lots of fun races. Also Wheelie Bin decorating competition with the theme 'Cartoon Characters'. DJ in the Village Hall 7pm-11pm.

Sat 22 Jun 2024

Wensleydale Railway Jazz Train, Leeming Bar Station DL7 9AR. A fundraising event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. A Delightful evening of jazz with a round trip to Leyburn with the Swale Valley Stompers, a raffle and an auction of promises. Feel free to bring your own picnic and drinks.
A return bus service (£8pp) will be available from Osmotherley, Northallerton or Thirsk to Leeming Bar.
Have fun and support a great cause. 6.30 Music and dancing on the platform, 7.30 train departs. Tickets £22, bus transport £8 extra. tel: 01677 425805 tickets: on the website, by email, or phone - see below email: admin@wensleydalerailway.com web: https://www.wensleydale-railway.co.uk

Sun 23 Jun 2024

Green Sketching, Danby Lodge National Park Centre, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB. Green Sketching uses the process of sketching to see, understand and enjoy nature for your own wellbeing. Includes a short walk. 10am - 12noon. Cost £40 includes all materials including paper, sketchbooks, pens,pencils, brushes etc. tickets: Booking essential. Minimum age 18 years web: https://northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Sun 23 Jun 2024

Huby and Sutton Show, Sutton Park 8 miles north of York, YO61 1DP. 250 competition classes including horses, cattle, sheep, a variety of crafts, horticultural, home produce. 9am-5pm. £12, Child (6-15) £5, under 5s free. tickets: Online or at the gate email: secretary@hubyandsuttonshow.org.uk web: https://www.hubyandsuttonshow.org.uk

Sun 23 Jun 2024

Event image Repair your stuff, Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Be greener by avoiding waste and save money by letting a team of dedicated and talented volunteers try to repair your broken or “worn-out” items; cost is a voluntary donation. For further details or if you would like to volunteer, please email. 10am-1pm, last entries by 12.30pm. Free, donations welcome. email: thirskrepaircafe@gmail.com

Mon 24 Jun 2024

Event image Thirsk Races, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd YO7 1QL. Afternoon Racing. Gates open 11am, first race 1.45pm. From £15 (adult), under 18s free. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 27 Jun 2024

Silk and Roses, Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Join dress historian Lucy?Adlington of History Wardrobe for a?delightful wander through garden history and floral fashions, from 18th-century embroidery to Horrockses frocks. Featuring feisty botanical explorers, intriguing plant-lore and gorgeous flower-themed stitchcraft. 6.30pm for 7pm (finish 9pm). £20. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: https://kiplinhall.co.uk

Fri 28 Jun 2024

Open day at Hambleton Grange, Hambleton Grange, Station Road YO7 1QH. Annual Open Day come and look around meet our residents and see our facilities. 10:30am. tel: 01845 573778 email: elaine.snowden@idealcarehomes.co.uk

Fri 28 Jun 2024

Bingo, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Cash prizes. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights (do not bring your own snacks & drink). Licensed bar & coffees available 5.30pm-8pm in front of the Town Hall. Eyes down at 7.15pm. £14 all-in. tickets: on the door.

Sun 30 Jun 2024

Event image Northallerton 1940s Day, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8QR. Soldiers, airmen and land girls in period uniforms join live entertainers to recreate a Second World War atmosphere on the High Street. 10am-4pm.

Sun 30 Jun 2024

Malton Show, Scampston Park, Malton YO17 8NG. A fun day out for all the family Wheelchair friendly ~ Disabled Parking ~ Dogs on leads welcome ~ Free shuttle bus. 8am - 5.30pm. £12 adult, £8 OAP, £8 12-16s, under 11s free. tel: 01653 915103 (Thu only) email: office@maltonshow.org web: https://www.maltonshow.com

Tue 2 Jul 2024

Event image Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group, Outside the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. An invitation to join us on the first Tuesday of each month, cycling on the lanes around Thirsk and surrounding villages with a social coffee stop. 10am. Free, just bring money for coffee stop. tel: 07531 093357 / 01845 522942 email: glenbank.2@gmail.com web: https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/thirsk-ladies

Tue 2 Jul 2024 until
 Sun 7 Jul 2024

Event image Ripon Theatre Festival, Ripon HG4 1DY. Huge and colourful array of street entertainment, open-air theatre, family shows, storytelling, dance and comedy. All ticketed events are now on sale. email: info@ripontheatrefestival.org web: https://www.ripontheatrefestival.org

Wed 3 Jul 2024

Event image Thirsk Races, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd YO7 1QL. Afternoon Racing. Gates open 11am, first race 1.45pm. From £15 (adult), under 18s free. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 4 Jul 2024

JKL Duo, Flute & Guitar, St James Church, Baldersby St James, Thirsk YO7 4PT. Music at Junction 50. Kerry Lynch and Jacopo Lazzaretti, a lovely Scottish & Italian duo. 7pm. £12. tel: 01765 640398 / 07770 620897 / 01765 640624 tickets: On the door, phone or email email: colinreid97@yahoo.co.uk

Fri 5 Jul 2024 until
 Sun 7 Jul 2024

Kilburn Feast, Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AG. A traditional village fete. free. email: admin@kilburnyorks.com web: https://www.kilburnyorks.com/kilburn-feast

Sat 6 Jul 2024

Weave a Bird Sculpture, Danby Lodge National Park Centre, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB. Spend a relaxing day creating a willow bird. Once you've created the frame for it, you can use a very freeform style of weaving yo make your own unique garden sculpture. 10am - 4pm. £75. Minimum age 16 years. tickets: Advance booking essential - on line web: https://northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Sat 6 Jul 2024 until
 Sun 7 Jul 2024

Steam & Vintage Rally, Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB. The Great Yorkshire Traction Engine Club presents the Steam & Traction Engine rally with engines (steam & stationary) fair ground organs, vintage tractors, commercial vehicles, models, crafts, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Autojumble. Family entertainment, Licenced Bar. Evening entertainment with Dr. Busker Friday &
Saturday. Pre-book & save money. General Admission: Adult £14, 65+/Concession £12. 5-16yr olds £8, under 5 free. Saturday evening ticket £10Family £32,. tickets: Book online web: http://www.gytec.co.uk

Sat 6 Jul 2024 until
 Sun 7 Jul 2024

Steam and vintage rally, Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB. Only Thu Sat Sun. Steam engines, tractors, cars, vintages lorries, crafts, fun fair.
Dr Busker - Friday & Saturday evenings. 9.30am-11pm (Sat) & 4pm (Sun). Adult £14/65+ concession £12/5-6 years £8/Family Ticket £32.00/Saturday Evening Ticket£10. tickets: Book Online @ gytec.co.uk

Sat 6 Jul 2024

‘Plotting’ a textiles based talk, Elm Ridge Church Hall. Darlington DL3 8DJ. Darlington Stitch and Create will meet at 1pm for some stitching prior to a talk titled ‘Plotting’ which is textile based presented by Alice Fox at 2pm. 1pm or 2pm. Members free, non members £5. tel: 07796 958580 tickets: on the door email: secretary@darlingtonstitchandcreate.co.uk

Sat 6 Jul 2024

Holy Rood House Open Day, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. A chance to see our lovely spaces, chat to staff & enjoy relaxing in our garden with tea & cake. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845 522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk

Sat 6 Jul 2024

Thirsk Community Library Quiz, Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Thirsk Community Library Quiz. 7.30pm. £5 per person. tickets: Payment on door

Sun 7 Jul 2024

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Around 20 artisan food and drink producers bring the fruits of their labour to the centre of this historic market town. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 7 Jul 2024

A Taste of Yorkshire, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Enjoy a fantastic range of local produce and drinks to both sample and buy. 10am - 4pm. Free entry, no booking required. tel: 01845 597426

Tue 9 Jul 2024 until
 Fri 12 Jul 2024

Great Yorkshire Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. 8am-6pm. Adult £35, Child (5-18yrs) £13, Family (2+3) £86. tel: 01423 541222  tickets: Online or phone, booking essential web: https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Tue 9 Jul 2024

Northallerton Local History Soc, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd, Northallerton. ‘Queen Victoria’s Prince Consort, a Man with a Mission’. Richard and Jan Crouch. 7pm. Non-members welcome £3. tel: 07566 770625 email: heritage1138@outlook.com web: http://northyorkshistory.co.uk

Sat 13 Jul 2024 until
 Sun 14 Jul 2024

Filey Sailing Regatta, Filey YO14 9EW. Racing starts Saturday 1pm, Sunday 10.30am. email: fileysc@gmail.com web: https://www.fileysc.org.uk

Sun 14 Jul 2024

Northallerton Farmers' Market DL7 8EF, Applegarth Car Park. From jams to gin, sourdough to scones, and cupcakes to Korean pickles - we've got it all. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Wed 17 Jul 2024

Driffield Show, Kelleythorpe, Driffield YO25 9DN. 9am-6pm. Adult £16 (includes up to 4 under 16s), carer free. tel: 01377 257494 tickets: Online only email: office@driffieldshowground.co.uk web: https://www.driffieldshowground.co.uk

Wed 17 Jul 2024

Event image Thirsk Races, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd YO7 1QL. Afternoon Racing. Gates open 11am, first race 1.40pm. From £15 (adult), under 18s free. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 18 Jul 2024

Gathering in The Garden, Thirsk Hall, Kirkgate, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. Join the Thirsk friends of the Lambert Hospice at the Gathering in The Garden in order to raise funds for the Lambert Hospice. Price includes fizz, canapés and Strings Attached. 6.30pm-8.30pm. £20. tel: 07774 983275 / 07890 405159 tickets: Please phone email: info@thirskhall.com web: https://www.thirskhall.com/events

Fri 19 Jul 2024 until
 Sun 21 Jul 2024

Dales Food & Drink Festival, Funkirk Farm, Skipton BD23 3AB. The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival. 9am-7pm. Single day: Adult £34.36, Child £21.58, Family £97.20 (2+2 8-16yrs) inc. booking fee. tel: 01756 796015  email: tickets@yorkshiredalesfoodanddrinkfestival.com web: https://www.yorkshiredalesfoodanddrinkfestival.com

Fri 19 Jul 2024 until
 Sat 20 Jul 2024

Hampsthwaite Feast & Show, Hampsthwaite HG3 2EU. email: feast@hampsthwaite.org.uk web: https://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/hampsthwaitefeast

Fri 19 Jul 2024 until
 Wed 4 Sep 2024

Buckets of Fun Summer, Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Discover buckets of fun activities hiding in the grounds of Kiplin this spring. Play games, explore trails, learn, and laugh as a family in the fresh air. Kiplin’s buckets of fun will be placed in the grounds and gardens for you to find. After using the resources in the buckets please put them back for another family to find. 10am-5pm, closed Thursdays. No extra charge - standard admission. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: https://kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 20 Jul 2024

Easingwold Artisan Market, Market Square YO61 3AN. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 9am-2pm.

Sat 20 Jul 2024 until
 Sun 21 Jul 2024

Steam Engines & Fair Organs, Masham, Ripon HG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine & Fair Organ Rally. Adult £12, Family (2+3) £25. email: hello@mashamsteamrally.com web: https://www.mashamsteamrally.com

Sat 20 Jul 2024

Picton Show, Picton, Yarm TS15 0AE. Sports, Gymkhana & Horticultural Show. 9am-4pm. email: pictonshow69@outlook.com web: https://pictonhorticulturalshow.weebly.com

Sun 21 Jul 2024

Weeton Show. A traditional, family-focused show, whether you want to compete or just have a fun day, A family friendly event with classes ranging from lead rein to working hunter and heavy horses. The Weeton Showground, Weeton Lane, Weeton, Harrogate. From 9am. email: secretary@weetonshow.co.uk web: https://www.weetonshow.co.uk

Sun 21 Jul 2024

Event image Thirsk Artisan Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 10am-3pm. email: info@littlebirdmade.co.uk web: https://littlebirdmade.com

Sun 21 Jul 2024

Historic Vehicle Rally, Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AE. Vintage and classic cars - the North’s biggest one-day car show. 10am-3pm. Adult £14, Child £9, Family £40, under 4s free (gardens only, house has supplement). More on gate. tel: 01423 322583  email: info@newbyhall.com web: https://www.newbyhall.com

Sun 21 Jul 2024

Malton Roman Festival 2024, Orchard Fields, Malton YO17. The Malton Museum Roman Festival celebrates the influence the Roman empire had on life in England and the festival site is on the former Roman fort of Delgovicia. Roman re-enactors form the backbone of the festival with legionnaires and calvary units demonstrating Roman tactics and weapons. 10am-3pm. £10 Adult, £20 Family. tel: 07970 089506 tickets: On the door and via Malton museum website nearer the date email: enquiries.maltonmuseum@gmail.com web: https://www.maltonmuseum.co.uk

Sun 21 Jul 2024 until
 Sun 8 Sep 2024

New Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place. Children's film and book characters knitting and crotcheting around the town.

Thu 25 Jul 2024

Thornton le Dale Ukuleles Singalong, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Thirsk Ladies Club everyone welcome, Bottle Game, Raffle, singalong with the band. 7.30pm. £10. tickets: Contact Barbara Sharp 07770530734 for tickets

Fri 26 Jul 2024 until
 Mon 29 Jul 2024

Deer Shed Festival, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3BZ. Music, Comedy, Shows, Science, Sport, Spoken word, Literary, Theatre, Workshops, Arts, Cinema, Food. "Deer Shed is the best family festival in the UK, Deer Shed is a place to make memories that you will cherish forever." Festivals For All. 10am Friday to Noon Monday. Adult: £198.45 full weekend. Child from Free to £105. tickets: Book online email: info@deershedfestival.com web: https://www.deershedfestival.com

Fri 26 Jul 2024

Bingo, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Cash prizes. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights (do not bring your own snacks & drink). Licensed bar & coffees available 5.30pm-8pm in front of the Town Hall. Eyes down at 7.15pm. £14 all-in. tickets: on the door.

Fri 26 Jul 2024

Event image Thirsk Races, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd YO7 1QL. Superhero Family Day. Bring the family for a day of fun with free kids' entertainment, including a very special visit from your favourite Superheroes and Barbie with performances and meet and greet opportunities. Bouncy castles, face painting, balloon modelling and more, making it the perfect family day out. Gates open 11am, first race 1.20pm. From £15 (adult), under 18s free. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 27 Jul 2024

Borrowby Show, Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AX. Noon-6pm. email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk web: https://borrowbyshow.co.uk

Sat 27 Jul 2024

Birstwith Show, Wreaks Road, Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 2NN. From Noon. email: info@birstwithshow.com web: https://www.birstwithshow.com

Sun 28 Jul 2024

Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show, Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. Baking, handicrafts, horticulture, children’s classes, flower arranging, photography and farm produce. Dog, cattle, sheep, horse and donkey classes. Tickets include entry into the gardens and legendary adventure playground. 10am-4pm. tel: 01423 322583 tickets: Book online or buy at gate email: bbridgeshowsec@gmail.com web: https://www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk

Sun 28 Jul 2024

Thirsk Model Railway Show 2024, Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. There will be 15 model railway layouts, a variety of traders and lots of different demonstrators, as well as refreshments, a children's competition and a tombola. Profits to be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (Registered Charity No.1084305). 10am - 4pm. Adults £5.00. Accompanied children free of charge. tel: 07766 697708 tickets: On the door. email: show@expo-thirsk.co.uk web: http://expo-thirsk.co.uk

Mon 29 Jul 2024

Musical Monday: Story Craft Theatre, Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Join Story Craft Theatre for interactive and fun outdoor theatre exploring the history of Kiplin Hall. Craft activities and trails will also be on offer in other parts of the museum. Shows at 10.15, 11.00, 11.45 & 12.30. No extra charge - standard admission. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: https://kiplinhall.co.uk

Tue 30 Jul 2024

Ryedale Agricultural Show, Wellburn Park Nr Kirbymoorside YO62 7HG. Ryedale Agricultural Show. 8.30am-6pm. tel: 07984 939701  tickets: Online or card payment on the day email: info@ryedaleshow.co.uk web: https://www.ryedaleshow.co.uk

Sat 3 Aug 2024

Osmotherley Show, Home Farm, Thimbleby DL6 3PY. Traditional agricultural show. 10am-10pm. £8, Child (5-11) £5, free parking. tel: 01609 882388  email: secretary@osmotherleyshow.co.uk web: https://osmotherleyshow.co.uk

Sat 3 Aug 2024

St Wilfred's Procession, Ripon HG4 1BP. The procession as we know it today has brightly decorated floats driving round the city, generating a carnival atmosphere. A unique event that was traditionally held to mark the feast of St Wilfrid. The origins of the procession date back to 1108 when King Henry 1st granted a royal charter to the City Of Ripon to hold an annual fair. 1.30pm Studley Rd, 2.15pm Allhallowgate, 3.00pm Southgate, 4.05pm Market Place East, 4.30pm Ripon Cathedral service. email: hello@stwilfridsprocession.com web: https://stwilfridsprocession.com

Sat 3 Aug 2024

Event image Repair your stuff, Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Be greener by avoiding waste and save money by letting a team of dedicated and talented volunteers try to repair your broken or “worn-out” items; cost is a voluntary donation. For further details or if you would like to volunteer, please email. 10am-1pm, last entries by 12.30pm. Free, donations welcome. email: thirskrepaircafe@gmail.com

Sat 3 Aug 2024

Event image Thirsk Races, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd YO7 1QL. Experience the thrill of the William Hill Summer Cup – With live music by the Emerald Thieves along side some quality action on the track. Gates open 11am, first race 1.10pm. From £15 (adult), under 18s free. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sun 4 Aug 2024

Thirsk and Sowerby Festival, Flatts Fields, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. A free volunteer run family event, with loads of full on fun, live music and more. 10am-5pm. Free. email: info@thirsksowerbyfestival.co.uk web: https://www.facebook.com/FestivalontheFlatts

Sun 4 Aug 2024

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Around 20 artisan food and drink producers bring the fruits of their labour to the centre of this historic market town. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Mon 5 Aug 2024

Musical Monday: Story Craft Theatre, Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Join Story Craft Theatre for interactive and fun outdoor theatre: A Pirate Ship Party. Craft activities and trails will also be on offer in other parts of the museum. Shows at 10.15, 11.00, 11.45 & 12.30. No extra charge - standard admission. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: https://kiplinhall.co.uk

Tue 6 Aug 2024

Event image Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group, Outside the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. An invitation to join us on the first Tuesday of each month, cycling on the lanes around Thirsk and surrounding villages with a social coffee stop. 10am. Free, just bring money for coffee stop. tel: 07531 093357 / 01845 522942 email: glenbank.2@gmail.com web: https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/thirsk-ladies

Tue 6 Aug 2024

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show, St Hedda’s Schoolroom, Egton Bridge, Whitby YO21 1UX. The oldest Gooseberry show in the world, every year since 1800. 2.00-6.30pm. email: egtongooseberry@gmail.com web: https://egtongooseberryshow.org.uk

Wed 7 Aug 2024

Thornton-le-Dale Show, The Showground, Maltongate,Thornton le Dale YO18 7RT. tel: 01751 476500 email: show@thorntonledale.com web: http://www.thorntonledale.com

Fri 9 Aug 2024

Hinderwell Horse & Agricultural Show, Runswick Lane, Hinderwell, Saltburn-By-Sea TS13 5HR. Renowned for its Cleveland Bay classes but also gives people the opportunity to show their skills and animals in a range of ‘friendly’ competitions. It also include classes in heavy horses, pony breeding, ridden ponies, show jumping and gymkhana. Smaller animals also have the chance to shine with classes for sheep, ferrets and in the dog show. 9am-4.30pm. Adult £6, Child £3, Family (2+2) £15. web: https://hinderwellshow.org.uk

Fri 9 Aug 2024

Event image Thirsk Races, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd YO7 1QL. Circus Family Day. Enjoy free kids' entertainment with 4 exciting shows by the National Festival Circus, plus bouncy castles, slides, face painting, balloon modelling, fairground stalls. Gates open 11am, first race 2.05pm. From £15 (adult), under 18s free. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 10 Aug 2024

Kirkby Fleetham Feast, Kirkby Fleetham, Northallerton DL7 0SA. A traditional Village Show on the Village Green. Arena events, produce and crafts, tea and cakes or something stronger. The Feast is a rural village tradition recognised by today’s generation. 2pm-5pm. Showground free, show tent £1, Child 50p,. web: https://www.kirkbyfleethamfeast.org

Sat 10 Aug 2024

Easingwold Artisan Market, Market Square YO61 3AN. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 9am-2pm.

Sat 10 Aug 2024

Thirsk Community Library Quiz, Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Thirsk Community Library Quiz. 7.30pm. £5 per person. tickets: Payment on door

Sun 11 Aug 2024

Northallerton Farmers' Market DL7 8EF, Applegarth Car Park. From jams to gin, sourdough to scones, and cupcakes to Korean pickles - we've got it all. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 11 Aug 2024

Ripley Show, Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA. 8.30am-5pm. Adult £12, Child (5-16) £5.50, Family (2+3) £30, Under 5s free. Free parking. Cost more at the gate. tickets: Online or at gate (costs more) email: sec@ripleyshow.co.uk web: https://www.ripleyshow.co.uk

Mon 12 Aug 2024

Musical Monday: Story Craft Theatre, Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Join Story Craft Theatre for interactive and fun outdoor theatre exploring the history of Kiplin Hall. Craft activities and trails will also be on offer in other parts of the museum. Shows at 10.15, 11.00, 11.45 & 12.30. No extra charge - standard admission. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: https://kiplinhall.co.uk

Tue 13 Aug 2024

Northallerton Local History Soc, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd, Northallerton. ‘Surprising Recent Finds Beneath Northallerton’. Member John Parkinson. 7pm. Non-members welcome £3. tel: 07566 770625 email: heritage1138@outlook.com web: http://northyorkshistory.co.uk

Wed 14 Aug 2024

Danby Show, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NQ. Ferrets, Horses, Horticulture, Handicrafts, Livestock, Pigeons, Rabbits and Cavies. Vintage Machinery and Motorcycles. Food and a Beer Tent. Adult £8, Child (5-16) £8, Under 5s free. Main car park is free. tel: 01287 660416 email: lizsheard@yahoo.com web: https://www.danbyshow.co.uk

Thu 15 Aug 2024

HandleBards: Comedy of Errors, Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. The HandleBards are a four-strong troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK. Join the troupe at Kiplin Hall and Gardens for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ like you’ve never seen before. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather. 7pm. £16.50. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: Book online email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: https://kiplinhall.co.uk

Thu 15 Aug 2024

Night at the Musicals, Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. de Mowbray Music Festival; Songs from the shows from Les Mis to Carousel.
Bar and Food available. 7pm. Adults £12, Under 16s £10. tickets: on line - www.demowbraymusic. com or from Herriot Hospice shop in Thirsk email: office@benjaminellin.com web: https://www.demowbraymusic.com

Thu 15 Aug 2024 until
 Sun 18 Aug 2024

de Mowbray Music Festival, Thirsk, Various venues around Thirsk. A four-day festival promising to inspire, excite and delight audiences of all ages. Kindly sponsored by Severfield. See individual dates for details of the events, venues & tmes of performances. Weekend Ticket £10 off the cost of attending all events £56, under16's £42. tickets: Book online. email: office@benjaminellin.com web: https://www.demowbraymusic.com

Fri 16 Aug 2024

Mozart Requiem, St. Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. YO7 1PR. de Mowbray Music Festival: Mozart Requiem; The Cambridge Chamber Consort join organist Matthew Atherton and the Festival Orchestra for an evening of vibrant choral music ending with Mozarts's Requiem. Adults £16, Under 16s !5. tickets: on line - www.demowbraymusic. com or from Herriot Hospice shop in Thirsk email: office@benjaminellin.com web: https://www.demowbraymusic.com

Fri 16 Aug 2024

Event image Thirsk Races, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd YO7 1QL. Delicious Sausage and Craft Beer Evening, featuring local suppliers like Heck and nearby breweries and craft cider makers. Savour tasty treats while watching the races. We've got free kids' entertainment with bouncy castles, so bring the whole family for a fantastic night out!. Gates open 3.30pm, first race 5.30pm. From £15 (adult), under 18s free. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 17 Aug 2024 until
 Fri 23 Aug 2024

Whitby Folk Week, A full programme of concerts for you to sit back and enjoy both day & night. email: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk web: https://whitbyfolk.co.uk

Sat 17 Aug 2024

Rosedale Show, Rosedale Abbey, Pickering YO18 8SA. From 9am. Adult £7, Child £5, Under 5s free. Free parking. tel: 07946 060771  tickets: At Gate. email: rosedaleshowsecretary@gmail.com web: http://www.rosedaleshow.co.uk

Sat 17 Aug 2024

Chamber concert, St. Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. de Mowbray Music Festival presentThe Durham Voices, Durham University chamber choir, with a collection of vocal pieces in this short recital. 12pm. Adults £8, Under 16s £6. tickets: on line - www.demowbraymusic. com or from Herriot Hospice shop in Thirsk email: office@benjaminellin.com web: https://www.demowbraymusic.com

Sat 17 Aug 2024

Evening of Jazz, Thirsk Athletics Club, YO7 1QP. The band will be entertaining with a great selection of classics, from the Great American Songbook. Fantastic returning vocalist Eleanor Sandars fronts the band with Alexander Barria. Bar & food available. 7.30pm. £15 adults/under 16s £12.

Sat 17 Aug 2024

Poet's Corner, Thirsk Market Place. de Mowbray Music Festival: An event for all the family! Performers will be taking to the stage in the Market Place. Settle down with a coffee or an ice cream and enjoy 2 hours of performing arts by local and regional musicians and dancers. from 10am to 12 noon. Free event. email: office@benjaminellin.com web: https://www.demowbraymusic.com

Sat 17 Aug 2024 until
 Mon 19 Aug 2024

Whitby Regatta, Whitby park & ride YO21 1TL. Sea-based and on-shore fun. tel: 07827 452753 email: whitbyregatta@live.co.uk web: https://www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Sun 18 Aug 2024

Event image Thirsk Artisan Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 10am-3pm. email: info@littlebirdmade.co.uk web: https://littlebirdmade.com

Sun 18 Aug 2024

Summertime, Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. De Mowbray Music Festival present - Mike Barfield, author, poet and cartoonist, presents Summertime with Benjamin Ellin and the Festival Orchestra. Songs, poems and stories with audience participation. 2nd half is a performance of Peter and the Wolf with animated video to accompany the Festival Orchestra. 3pm. Adults £10, under 16s £5, Family ticket (2+2) £26. tickets: on line - www.demowbraymusic. com or from Herriot Hospice shop in Thirsk email: office@benjaminellin.com web: https://www.demowbraymusic.com

Galeón Andalucía in Whitby

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The Galeón Andalucía is a replica of the ship used by the Spanish during the 16th to 18th centuries in the maritime expeditions of discovery and inter-oceanic trade between Spain, America and the Philippines in the so-called fleets of the Indies.

The visit to the Galeón Andalucía consists of a self-guided walking tour. Once on board, you are free to stroll around its decks, talk to the actual crew members (real sailors living on board), and contemplate exhibition, videos, projections and historical documents. Photos are allowed.

The ship is in Whitby Harbour, opening 10am to 8pm from Wed 10 to Mon 15 Jul. The cost is £12, Child (5-10) £6, under 5s free, Family (2+3) £30.

Book online at
tickets.velacuadra.es

Or be part of the crew on a 2hr journey to Scarborough. Only a few places remain, cost about £220.

Music & Arts Events Diary

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Get £50 for yourself and the same for us when you change to either of these. Your support would be appreciated because the information centre receives no regular funding.

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De Mowbray Music Festival

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The 2024 De Mowbray Music Festival will be a four-day event from Thu 15 Aug to Sun 18 Aug that proudly presents a range of great music, incredible musicians and actively seeks to deepen the connections within this wonderful community.

There is something here for everyone, from classical greats, jazz classics and new collaborations. As we continue to develop and grow the range of projects we deliver we look forward to welcoming you to our events, sharing the music with you, and for you to be part of something live and in the moment. Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
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