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Sat 13 Jun

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. 'Everything Medieval' - including re-enactments. Celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta on 15th June 1215. Baron de Mowbray of Thirsk was one of the 25 signatories. Organised by Thirsk Rotary. 10am-4pm. Advance discounted tickets £9, 12-16s £4.50, Family 2A+3C £18. Costs more on the gate. tel: 01845 523712 tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information web: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/pages/mc800poster.pdf

Sat 11 Jul

Thirsk Hall grounds (entrance YO7 1QP). 'Picnic in the Park': JK as Robbie Williams, Jake & Elwood as The Blues Brothers & local band Citizen Smith. Bring your own picnic. Firework Finale. Early bird tickets on sale 1st - 31st March. Tickets from Thirsk Tourist Information, Zillah Bell Gallery, CB Furnishings (Thirsk & N'allerton), Calverts Rug Shop. Gates open 5pm. Performance from 7pm. £22, age 12-16 £14, 11 or under free with adult. web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

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 Sun 26 Apr

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Harrogate Spring Flower Show. 9.30am - 5.30 pm. £18 pre book £15.50. tel: 01423 546157 web: http://www.flowershow.org.uk

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 Sun 26 Apr

North Yorks Moors Railway. Spring Steam Gathering. Experience a 2nd weekend of intense steam traction. The GWR 4900 Class 4936 'Kinlet Hall' will be visiting the NYMR & will be joined by 'The Lancashire Fusilier' & LMS Black 5 & other guest engines still to be announced. Book on line & save up to 10%. tel: 01751 472508 email: info@nymr.co.uk web: http://www.nymr.co.uk

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 Sun 26 Apr

Thirsk Athletic Bowls Club, Newsham Road YO7 1QP. Bowling Open Day & Bowlers Bring A Friend Day. All ages welcome. Why not try a hand at bowling. Friendly instruction given, equipment provided. Please wear flat shoes. Just come along, either day. 2pm-4pm.

Sun 26 Apr

Only Sun. Cawthorne Lane Wrelton. HPE Print Spring Moto Cross Pickering and District Motor Club. 1.00pm.

Sun 26 Apr

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 9 miles. Danby and Castleton. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 26 Apr

Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton. Afternoon Tea Dance - A mixed Social Dance Programme. All proceeds go to the British Heart Foundation Charity. 2pm - 4.45pm. £5 inc. Tea/Coffee. tel: 01609 258421

Sun 26 Apr

Helmsley Arts Centre. Mu.sic: Alice French. 3pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Sun 26 Apr

Helmsley Arts Centre. Election Question Time. 7.30pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Sun 26 Apr

Langton Farm, Great Langton, Northallerton,DL7 0TA. NGS open garden - formal & informal gravel areas, nuttery & more. Double Helix of Narcissus Actea through pear walk. Organic. Featured in 'The English Garden'. £4, ch. free. tel: 01609 748446 email: annabelfife@fsmail.net

Sun 26 Apr

Middleham Key Centre, Park Lane, Middleham. DL8 4PA. Antique & Collectors' Fair. Refreshments available. 10am-4pm. tel: 01969 624002/624502 email: office@middlehamkeycentre.co.uk web: http://www.middlehamkeycentre.co.uk

Sun 26 Apr

RHS Harlow Carr, 3HG 1QB. NGS Open Garden. One of Yorkshire's most relaxing yet inspirational locations. Spectacular herbaceous borders, streamside gardens, alpines & scented gardens. Gardens through time, woodland & flower meadows. Betty's Tearoom, gift shop, plant centre & children's play area. Wheel chairs & mobility scooters. (Advance booking recommended). 9.30am - 5pm. £8.95, ch.£4.50. tel: 01423 565418 web: http://www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr

Sun 26 Apr

St. John's Church, Sharow. Classical Concert with the New World String Quartet. Haydn, Borodin, Glass & Schubert. Refreshments available. 3.00pm. £10 (15 & under free).

Sun 26 Apr

Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club. Free Golf Taster Day for Ladies & Gentlemen Beginners. The aim is to teach the basic skills required to play golf & is intended for beginners or people wishing to return to golf following a break. 10.30am - 3.30pm. tel: 01845 525115 ext 4 email: proshop@tngc.co.uk web: http://www.tng.co.uk

Wed 29 Apr

Helmsley Arts Centre. 'Suite Francaise'. 7.30pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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 Thu 30 Apr

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. 'Legacy'. A photographic discovery around Megalithic Britain. Jason Friend. A photographic homage to the mysterious Neolithic stone remains still standing in Britain from the Orkney Isles to Wiltshire. tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

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 Thu 30 Apr

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Chappie (15). A science fiction film. In an effort to combat the high crime rate in Johannesburg, the South African police force purchases armour-plated attack robots. A competing project is the remotely controlled Moose. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 30 Apr

Helmsley Arts Centre. In Concert: Ryedale School & Lady Lumley's. 7pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Thu 30 Apr

Outside Castle Museum, York. Tour de Yorkshire Eve of Tour Show. Music, entertainment and stars from the world of cycling. 6.00-7.15pm. Free admission and no ticket required.

Thu 30 Apr

Rural Arts, The Old Court House, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Jack Dean will be performing as part of our Fresh programme. Jack is a Yorkshire based writer & performer who has carried his love of weird & wonderful arrangements of words to many places. He .you will join him on this quixotic adventure. 7.30pm. All Fresh performances are 'Pay What You Think Events'. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online or by 'phone. web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 30 Apr

Thirsk Town Hall annexe. Museum society talk: History on our Doorstep by Sue Thorne of Sessay. 7.30pm. small charge.

Thu 30 Apr

White Rose Hotel,Leeming Bar. MS The Hambleton Support Group, coffee/tea Social Event. 11am with option to stay for lunch. tel: 01677 424455 / 01765 634616

Fri 1 May

All Saints RC Church Hall, Castlegate, Thirsk YO7 1HL. Come and ride the White Horse! Explore what it means to live in Thirsk and her surrounding villages. A creative forum of three sessions for discussion and imaginative responses led by author Jonathan Tulloch. 10.15am. email: jonathantulloch@btinternet.com

Fri 1 May

St Felix Church, Felixkirk. An evening of popular and light classical music played on the St Felix historical German Walcker Organ, by Nigel Ogden, presenter of Radio 2's The Organist Entertains. 7.30pm. £10 in aid of Felixkirk and Boltby Church Funds. tickets: Alan Parsons 01845 522166, Barrie Sidebottom 01845 597359,

Fri 1 May

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). The Northeast's Freshest Soul & Vintage R&B Band, STAX, will be performing a great range of classics & modern Soul & R&B tracks. See a video of the band performing at: www.wearestax.com/. 9pm (doors open at 8.30pm). £5. tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

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 Sat 2 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Hairspray'. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Tue 28 Apr to
 Sat 2 May

The Forum, Northallerton. Blitz! To celebrate 70 years since the end of WW2 Northallerton Musical Theatre Company are staging 'Blitz' with a cast of both adults & children & some lovely music. 7.30pm. £8 - £12. tel: 01609 770936 or 01609 776230 tickets: Company's Box Office or The Forum

Sat 2 May

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe in village hall- see also display of local history. 11am- 3pm. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Sat 2 May

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. Richmond to Hudswell circular. 10:01 55 bus to Richmond. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 2 May

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Flast racing. Totepool Thirsk Hunt Cup. First race 1.55pm, last 5.25pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

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 Sun 3 May

Not Mon Tue Wed. Shandy Hall Gallery, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. The Unforgotten Coat - Frank Cottrell Boyce - photographs by Carl Hunter & Clare Heney. Noon to 4pm. tel: 01347 868465 email: info@laurencesternetrust.org.uk web: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk

Fri 1 May to
 Sun 3 May

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' (PG). Wed & Thurs. 14.30, Fri. 17.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 1 May to
 Sun 3 May

Yorkshire. Cycling: Tour de Yorkshire UCI-approved 2.1 Europe Tour race. web: http://letour.yorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire

Sun 3 May

Bliss Cafe. Cafe Church - an informal time of discussion and friendship, open to anyone who would like to come and join in. 3pm.

Sun 3 May

Opposite Northallerton Post Office to Depart 08.00. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 10 miles. Skiddaw via Ullock Pike (includes scree). email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 3 May

Opposite Northallerton Post Office to Depart 09.00. Hambleton Ramblers. Short Walk 7 miles. Nawton, Wombleton, fields & woodland. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 3 May

Rewela Cottage, Skewesby. YO61 4SG. NGS Open Garden. 3/4 acre ornamental garden designed by current owner featuring unusual trees, shrubs & architectural plants. Pond, pergola, natural stone sunken garden, breeze house & more. Friendly welcome. Home-made teas & BBQ. 11am - 5pm. £3.50, ch. free. tel: 01347 888125 email: plantjohnsgarden@btinternet.com

Sun 3 May

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Cake' (12A). 20.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

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 Mon 4 May

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 'All Creations Great & Small'. Artists Robert Dutton, Helen Patterson & Jo Garlick, & sculptor Stef Ottevanger interpret the National Park's living landscape. 10am - 5pm daily. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Mon 4 May

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 'Imperfect Harmony'. Rene Viner's paintings & hand-built ceramics reflect the Japanese aesthetic of 'Wabi-sabi' - the beauty of imperfect harmony. 10-5 daily. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

Thu 30 Apr to
 Mon 4 May

Helmsley Methodist Church, Ashdale Road, Helmsley. Helmsley Bike Festival - Celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire with us. no flowers, no Christmas trees but plenty of bikes decorated by community and church groups. Refreshments available. Sunday 3rd May - Bike Festival Songs of Praise at 10.30am. (Refreshments 12 - 4pm). 10 am - 4 pm. Free entrance. tel: 01439770300

Sat 2 May to
 Mon 4 May

Aquatic Finatic, Thirsk Road, Northallerton, DL6 3SB. 20th Anniversary Family Fun Event with games and refreshments. tel: 01609 780475 web: http://www.aquaticfinatic.co.uk

Sat 2 May to
 Mon 4 May

Constable Burton Hall, DL8 5LJ. Tulip Festival. Sponsored by Chelsea award winning nursery 'Bloms Bulbs' with over 6,500 bulbs planted annually. Also enjoy a stunning show of cut blooms in the Hall. Traditional teas. Standard admission charge. Ch. free. web: http://www.constableburton.com

Sat 2 May to
 Mon 4 May

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Craft & Gift Fair. 10am - 3pm. Admission free - light refreshments available.

Tue 5 May

Byland Abbey. Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Group cycle outing via Coxwold (Café?). cyclists travel at pace of slowest member. 10am. free. tel: 07531 093357 (Jacqueline)

Tue 5 May

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Club - always a great night's entertainment. 3 up-and-coming comedians from the Comedy Circuit. Doors open 7.30pm. £8 in advance or £10 on door). tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Thu 7 May

All over UK. General and local elections.

Thu 7 May

Thirkleby Church. Thirkleby Local History Society talk "Bridges" by Richard Willis. 7-30 pm. Visitors welcome £2. Annual Subscription £10. tel: 01845 501375 tickets: Mrs J Coupe

Fri 1 May to
 Fri 8 May

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Cinderella (U). A 2015 romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh for Walt Disney Pictures. The story is inspired by the fairy tale, as well as a live-action re-imagining of Walt Disney's 1950 animated musical film of the same name. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Wed). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 8 May

Forum, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk Northallerton circular. 10am. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Fri 8 May

Husthwaite Village Hall. YO61 4PY. Snake Davis Band. Snake is a legend. He is on the road with his 4 piece band with lots of new material, a wonderful mix of soul, world funk & jazz. Always melodic. Something here for everyone. Doors 7pm, music 7.30pm. £14/ ch.16 & under £10. tel: 01347 868216/ 07436012028 email: gila.robinson@talktalk.net

Fri 8 May

Lotherton Hall, LS25 3EB. 'Age of Glamour' Exhibition, open in the Fashion Galleries. tel: 01133782959 email: Lotherton.Hall@leeds.gov.uk web: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonhall

Fri 8 May

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' (PG). 14.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 8 May

Thirsk Town Hall. The ultimate tribute to Neil Diamond with Rob Leigh. Doors open 7-30 show starts 8-30pm. £10. tel: Arthur 01845 522791 / 07811943686 tickets: Artist Palette 01845 574457

Tue 5 May to
 Sat 9 May

Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate. Shakespeare's MacBeth. 7.30pm (+ 2.30pm on Sat 9th). £17.50 (Concessions £15.50). tel: 01423 502116 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Fri 8 May to
 Sat 9 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Arnold's Big Adventure', the beautiful story of Arnold the acorn & his amazing adventure in search of somewhere to put down his roots. An intimate, interactive production, perfect for a child's first theatre experience - & with plenty for parents to enjoy. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Sat 9 May

Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Antique Crafts & Collectors' Fair. 34 stands stands of quality antiques. 9.30am - 3pm. 80p. tel: 01642 711036 web: http://www.amk-antique.co.uk

Sat 9 May

Scotch Corner Chapel, Hambleton, Thirsk. Open to the public for one day. Approach from the A170 at Sutton Bank. The Chapel is not accessible by car. Leave your car at the point the road to the Yorkshire Gliding Club bears to the right at a junction with two tracks. Take the track due East. From noon. web: http://www.johnbunting.co.uk

Sat 9 May

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Cake' (12A). 14.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 9 May

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart. YO73AB. Antique Vintage Craft/ Collectors' Fair. Free valuations on day. 9.30am-3pm. Admission 80p. tel: 01642 711036 email: lottie28@fsmail.net web: http://www.amk-antique.co.uk

Sat 9 May

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Stone Carving Taster day with Rural arts and Sowerby Art. 10 am - 4 pm. Free but need to book. tickets: Rural Arts web: http://www.ruralarts.org/products/sowerby-art

Sat 9 May

Thirsk racecourse, YO7 1QL. Flast racing. ABF The Soldiers' Charity Evening Meeting. Firest race 5.40pm, last 8.40pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

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 Sun 10 May

Not Mon. Nunnington Hall. Talented Ryedale School Pupils Art on display. The work includes a wide range of styles & demonstrates the use of a range of media including acrylic paint, pencil drawings, pastels, watercolour & mixed media. This is a fantastic opportunity to see work from young, local artists inspired by a range of topics. 11am - 5pm. tel: 01439 748025 email: JamesEtherington@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sat 9 May to
 Sun 10 May

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (U). An animated/live action adventure comedy film, based on the television series SpongeBob SquarePants. 2.30pm. £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 10 May

Aldborough YO51. Mayday celebrations: Maypole dancing etc. From 1pm. email: info@aldboroughmayday.org.uk web: http://www.aldboroughmayday.org.uk/

Sun 10 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. Arts Showcase - including 3 performance areas in Darlington's Cultural Quarter. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Sun 10 May

Low Hall, Dacre Banks, Nidderdale, HG3 4AA. NGS Open Garden. Romantic walled garden set on differing levels. Home-made teas. 1pm-5pm. £3.50, ch. free. tel: 01423 780230 email: pamela@pamelaholliday.co.uk

Sun 10 May

Moor House Farm, Raskelf YO61 3LR. Raskelf Show and Gymkhana. tel: 01347 822516 email: info@raskelfshow.co.uk web: http://www.raskelfshow.co.uk

Sun 10 May

Newby Hall, Ripon. Spring Plant Fair. 10 am - 4 pm. Adult £10/ Senior £9 /child £8 under 4 free. tel: 0845 4504068 web: http://www.newbyhall.com

Sun 10 May

Terrington House, Terrington. YO60 6PU. N GS Open Garden. Formal garden set in 3 acres with exquisite Shell House which has been featured in many publications. Teas. 11am - 4pm. £4, ch. free. web: http://www.lindafenwickshelldesign.com

Sun 10 May

Woodlands Cottage, Summerbridge, Nidderdale. HG3 4BT. NGS Open Garden. A one acre country garden. Several gardens within a garden. Teas. 2pm - 5pm. £3.50, ch. free. tel: 01423 780765 web: http://www.woodlandscottagegarden.co.uk

April

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 Sun 21 Jun

Not Mon. Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Rd. Harrogate, HG1 2SA. Prints & drawings in the Harrogate Fine Art Collection. Work by John Holroyd, Vicky Brookland, David Rose & Bernard Evans. Recent additions by Sarah Pickstone. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun. 2-5pm. free. tel: 01423 556188 web: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/mercerartgallery

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 Sun 31 May

Only Wed Fri Sat. Unit 2, Omega Business Village, Thurston Road, Northallerton, DL6 2NJ. Herriot Hospice Furniture & Electrical Sale. Lots of items - bag some bargains. To donate items of furniture or electrical goods please phone & a volunteer driver will collect good quality items for the sale. tel: 01609 777413

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 Sun 27 Sep

Only Sun. Wetherby racecourse, LS22 5EJ. Car boot sale. 8am-12.30pm. tel: 0844 800 3394

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 Sat 24 Oct

Only Sat. Bedale Park, DL8 1EZ. Car boot sale. 6.30am-2pm. tel: 01677 427949

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 Thu 1 Oct

The Learning Centre, Platform 2,Pickering Station, NYMR. 'Last Train to York Photographic Exhibition'. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the railway line from Whitby to Malton the NYMR is holding an exhibition of photographs which have been hidden away 50yrs. These were taken on the day the line closed, by an 18yr old, Maurice Burns. 10am - 4pm. web: http://www.nymr.co.uk

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 Sun 27 Sep

Only Sun. Croft Farm, Minskip, Boroughbridge YO51 9JF. Car boot sale. From 12.20pm. tel: 01423 326309

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 Sun 25 Oct

Only Sun. Racecourse, Ripon HG4 1UG. Car boot sale. From 1pm. tel: 0191 373 0220

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 Sun 27 Sep

Only Sun. Thirsk racecourse, YO7 1QL. Car boot sale. Morning from 9am. tel: 0191 373 0220

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 Wed 15 Jul

Not Mon. Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Rd. Harrogate HG1 2SA. New paintings by Sarah Pickstone, inspired by a drawing. Dame Lorna Knights Ready for Rehearsal, exploring themes of performance, dance or artifice. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm, & Bank holiday Mon. tel: 01423 556188 web: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/mercerartgallery

May

Fri 1 May to
 Sat 30 May

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. 'Joe Cornish - New Work'. The work Joe will present in this exhibition is the result of both his recent world travels & the photographic projects he has undertaken in Britain over the last 12 months. tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

Sat 2 May to
 Sat 30 May

St Mary's Church, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Thirsk Artist's Exhibition. Art Works for sale. Crypt open Mondays from 10am for refreshments & lunches. 10am -4.00pm except Thursdays 10.45am - 4.00pm & Sundays 12.00 - 4pm. Admission free.

Fri 8 May to
 Thu 31 Dec

Lotherton Hall, Lotherton Lane, LS25 3EB. 'Age of Glamour', Fashion Galleries at Lotherton Hall, fashion from the 50s. web: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/ageofglamour

Fri 8 May to
 Thu 14 May

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. X+Y (12A). A film inspired by Beautiful Young Minds, focuses on a teenage English mathematics prodigy Nathan who has difficulty understanding people, but finds comfort in numbers. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Wed). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 9 May to
 Tue 30 Jun

Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Scottish Printmakers. The work of 17 Scottish Printmakers.

Mon 11 May

Galtres Centre. The Fureys. 8pm. Adults £17 -16 and under £13. tel: 00353 18211998 / 872579019 email: mccaddenjoe@gmail.com web: http://www.thefureys.com

Tue 12 May to
 Sat 16 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Calamity Jane' - a brand new production from the highly acclaimed Watermill Theatre stars Jodie Prenger, Tom Lister & a cast of multi-talented actor/musicians. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Tue 12 May to
 Tue 27 Oct

Only Tue. The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Craft & Gift Fair (Except on the Tuesdays after 3 day events). May to Aug - 10am to 3pm. Sept & Oct - 10am to 2pm. Admission free - light refreshments available.

Tue 12 May

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Dyslexia Awareness. An information event for parents & carers about supporting children with dyslexia & literacy difficulties. 7pm. Free to attend but booking required. tel: 0845 2260240 or 01325 718139

Wed 13 May

Ampleforth Abbey. Blossom tour of Ampleforth Orchard & Cider Mill. Includes lunch & produce sampling. 10.30am - 2pm approx. £17.50 per person. tel: 01439 766085 tickets: Rachel Powell on e-mail email: rep@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://visitors.ampleforth.org.uk

Wed 13 May

Morton on Swale Village Hall. The Hardy Plant Society. Gardens through the Ages. Terry Frazier: Terry is a volunteer speaker for the National Trust. 7.30pm. Visitors £4 payable at the door. email: nyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk web: http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/n-yorkshire

Wed 13 May

Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton,DL7 9RL. 'Gardens through the Ages'. Terry Frazier: Terry is a volunteer speaker for the National Trust. 7.30pm. Visitors £4. tel: Maurice Cook 01642 780927 email: northyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk web: http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/n-yorkshire

Thu 14 May

North Yorkshire County Records Office, Malpas Rd, Northallerton. DL7 8TB. 'Archives at Dusk'. Please join us for a light-hearted interactive evening exploring behind the scenes at the Record Office. This year we have an evening of edible archive treats & foodie facts. Find out about domesric recipes & remedies, methods of food production - legal & illegal - & the diets of the rich & poor. No need to book. 6pm - 8.30pm. Free. tel: 01609 777585 email: archives@northyorks.gov.uk web: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/archives

Thu 14 May

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Man & Superman' (12A). 19.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 14 May

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Tour with guide to Richmond & Swaledale inc. Reeth. 9.30am. £12.99. tel: 01845 523032 web: http://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk

Fri 15 May

All Saints RC Church Hall, Castlegate, Thirsk YO7 1HL. Come and ride the White Horse! Explore what it means to live in Thirsk and her surrounding villages. A creative forum of three sessions for discussion and imaginative responses led by author Jonathan Tulloch. 10.15am. email: jonathantulloch@btinternet.com

Fri 15 May

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely Folk presents Zak Ford, singer/songwriter from York. Doors 7.30pm show starts 8pm. In advance £8, £12 on the door. tel: 07436 071332 tickets: White Rose Book cafe, or online web: http://wegottickets.com

Sat 16 May

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk Bedale - Crakehail circular. 10:05 73 bus to Bedale. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 16 May

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. Needlefelt Animals. You will be taught how to create your own felt animal. This workshop is suitable for adults of all abilities & older, accompanied children. No wheelchair access. 10am - 4pm. £55 (group size 8). tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

Sat 16 May to
 Sun 17 May

On A169 south of Pickering: YO18 8EA. Game and Country Fair & UK Tractor Show. 9am-5pm. £8 with concessions & family tickets. Free parking. tel: 01751 200839 web: http://www.outdoorshows.co.uk/pickering-game-and-country-fair.html

Sat 16 May

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Chethams Young Soloists. Highly talented young musicians from Chetham’s School of Music. 7.30pm. tel: 01845 518187 email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sat 16 May

Thirsk racecourse, YO7 1QL. Flat racing. Irish Day. First race 2.15pm, last 5.45pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 16 May

Topcliffe village hall. Howdenjones Duo. Heartfelt songs rooted in a love for people, places and nature. Two great communicators who are also fine musicians and singers. 7 for a 7.30 start. £8. tel: 01845 577315

Sun 17 May

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.15. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 11 miles. Waterdale & Deepdale. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 17 May

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 09.00. Hambleton Ramblers. Short Walk 6.75 miles. Jervaulx to Thornton Steward. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 17 May

Howebridge, Blakey Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk. Thirsk British Heart Foundation: An afternoon tea Garden Party including Music, Croquet and Cash Bar. 2.30-5.30. £10 including a glass of bubbly. tel: 0782 6234098 tickets: Sara Campbell

Sun 17 May

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole. Classic Car Rally. Vintage cars on site. 10am - 4pm. Normal entry fees apply. web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Mon 18 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Voca People' - a thrilling original musical adventure featuring over 80 all-time favourite hits from musicians including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen & even Mozart. No instruments, just 8 incredible, talented singers/comedians. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Mon 18 May

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. Jane Sammells and Rebecca Atkinson - Life of the Tudor Housewife. 7.30pm. £3 including refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Wed 20 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Russel Watson - a truly 1st Class offering. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Thu 21 May to
 Sat 23 May

Bedale Hall. Spring Art Exhibition. Artists from Bedale & villages display their work. Original paintings, cards & crafts on display & for sale. Opened Thursday evening at 7pm - £1 to include a glass of wine. Fri & Sat refreshments available. 9am - 5pm. Admission free Fri.& Sat. tel: 01677 422945 web: http://www.facebook bedale art group

Thu 21 May to
 Sat 23 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Godspell in Concert'. This legendary rock musical is back with Andy Abraham, Leanne Jarvis & Laura Mansell. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Thu 21 May

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk. Film & Friends. Enjoy afternoon tea and a screening of Yorkshire Film Archive's Memory Bank series. 2pm. free for over 65s. tel: tel: 01845 526536 tickets: tickets: on the door email: ellen@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 22 May

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk Osmotheriey circular. 10:20 80 Stokesley bus to Osmotheriey. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 23 May to
 Sat 6 Jun

All over Swaledale. Music, arts and walking fesitival. tel: 01748 880018 email: enquiries@swalefest.org web: http://www.swalefest.org

Sat 23 May to
 Mon 25 May

Allerton Park, Knaresborough, HG5 0SE. Traction Engine Rally. Gates open 10am. Adults £10, Under 16s £4, Under 5s free, Family Ticket (2+4) £20.

Sat 23 May to
 Sun 24 May

Galtres Centre,Market Place,Easingwold. Exhibition of Original Artwork,& Demonstrations & Workshops for Adults & Children including utensils, must be pre-booked. Art Materials for sale,Refreshments available. 10am-4pm. tel: Lynda 01423325955 email: lynda.bullus@talktalk.net web: http://www.easingwoldartex.org

Sat 23 May to
 Mon 25 May

Nunnington Hall. 'Discover Nature @ Nunnington'. Come & learn all about the natural world with butterfly & bug hunts, snail racing, face-painting, a bouncy castle & lots more. 11am - 5pm. Normal entry fees apply. tel: 01439 748025 email: JamesEtherington@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sat 23 May

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. St Cecilia Orchestra - Vocalis and St Paulinus Singers & Local Primary School Children. Conductor Xenophon Kelsey MBE. 4.30pm & 6.30pm. Adults £8 - children free. tel: 01765 677413 tickets: White Rose Books, Thirsk. Alan's Gallery, Kirkgate, Ripon. web: http://www.st-cecilia.org.uk

Sat 23 May to
 Sat 13 Jun

Rural Arts, The Old Court House, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Magna Carta 800. An Interactive exhibition including a copy of the Great Charter and opportunities to learn more about its history and connections to Thirsk. 10am-4pm. Free. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 23 May to
 Mon 25 May

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Craft & Gift Fair. 10am - 3pm. Admission free - light refreshments available.

Sat 23 May

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Artisan Bespoke Craft Fair. Selected crafts from around the North-east. 9.30am - 3.30pm. Free entry. tel: 07583869760

Sat 23 May

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Farmers' Market. tel: 07831 801592 email: nasdavison@gmail.com web: http://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 24 May

Beechcroft Farmhouse, Aldwark nr Alne, York YO61 1UB. NGS Open Garden. Country garden surrounding Georgian farmhouse (not open). Winding paths lead through series of smaller gardens with different planting themes. Cottage borders, hidden areas & gravel courtyard with small formal pool. Home-made teas. 1pm - 5pm. £3.50, ch. free.

Sun 24 May

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 8.5 miles. Field paths around Thimbleby. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 24 May to
 Mon 25 May

Newby Hall, Skelton-on-Ure HG4 5AJ. Yorkshire Game Fair. Hunting, Shooting, Fishing and love for the countryside. Adults £10, Child £5 (4-16). tel: 07557 948785 email: yorkshiregamefair@hotmail.co.uk web: http://www.yorkshiregamefair.co.uk

Sun 24 May

Spring House Farm, Northallerton Road, Scruton, Northallerton DL7 9LG. Vintage Show - attractions to include Vintage Tractors, Cars, Motorcycles... £3 per person/£10 per car. tel: 01609 771627 or 01677 423184

Sun 24 May

The Black Lion, Market Place, Thirsk. Charity BBQ in aid of Herriot Hospice Homecare. An afternoon of fun & games for all the family including BBQ, live music, raffle, tombola, face painting. From noon. £15 each, free for kids. tel: 01845 574302 tickets: Phone or call at The Black Lion

Mon 25 May

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Country fair. Adult £8, Child £3, Conc £6. tel: 01653 668313 web: http://www.dpcountryfair.co.uk

Mon 25 May to
 Fri 29 May

Rural Arts, The Old Court House, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Magna Carta 800 workshops. Make banners and bunting, design a family crest or medieval beast and add to a community banner to be hung outside. 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free for all ages, (under 8s accompanied by adult). tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Tue 26 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Balletboyz' - the muscular presence of an express train & the softness of a first class pillow featuring 2 new commissions from leading British choreographers. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Wed 27 May

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. Kids Outdoor Climbing Days - join Harrogate Climbing Centre on this fully supervised day. Suitable for 8 to 17 year olds. 10am - 4pm. £50 per child (Booking essential). tel: 01423 815024 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Wed 27 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Sex in Suburbia' starring Claire Sweeny. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Wed 27 May

Thirsk racecourse, YO7 1QL. Flat racing. Family Treasure Hunt Day. First race 2pm, last 5.15pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 28 May

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. I Love playing Dirty. Join the rangers for this 'lucky dip' of activities, from bug hunting and wild art to den building. Suitable for children age 5+ accompanied. No need to book just turn up. 1pm-2.30pm. tel: 01423780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Thu 28 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. Hotel California awaits you with a visit from the 'Illegal Eagles'. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Fri 29 May to
 Sun 31 May

All over Bedale. Acoustic music festival. web: http://www.bamfest.co.uk

Fri 29 May

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. 'I Love Brimham Rocks' HG3 4DW. Let our guide walk and talk through the last 320 million years in a 90 minute journey around the rocks and moorland. 2pm-3.30pm. tel: 01423780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Fri 29 May

Thirsk Town Hall. Hunter Toys, present Thirsk Mini-Con, Darth Vader & Disney Princesses Fancy Dress Competition, Tombola & Geeky Traders. 6pm-9pm. £2 per person. tel: 07904644087 email: info@hunter-toys.co.uk

Fri 29 May

Topcliffe village hall. Magna Carta workshop, illuminated script for children. tel: 01845 577315

Fri 29 May

Wensleydale Railway,Redmire Station. Wildflower Walk (guided) Redmire station to Leyburn station (6 miles moderate). Bring packed lunch & drinks. For full details see website. tel: 08454 505474 web: http://www.wensleydalerailway.com

Sat 30 May

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. Family Outdoor Climbing Day. Join Harrogate Climbing Centre and have a go at climbing the famous rocks. Suitable for accompanied children age 7+. £35 per person. tel: 01423 815024 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Sat 30 May

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m. Swainby to Carlton in Cleveland, linear walk. 09:45 X80 bus to Swainby. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 30 May

Sowerby House (at the rear). Nearly New Sale. 9.30-3.30.

Sat 30 May

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The Forum Big Band - Music of Glenn Miller. In aid of Herriot Hospice Homecare. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 30 May

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Artisan Bespoke Craft Fair with selected crafters from around the north-east. 9.30am - 3.30pm. free entry. tel: 07583869760

Sat 30 May

Thirsk Library, Finkle Street YO7 1DB. Medieval storytelling with Yorkshire storyteller Helen Sant. For all the amily to discover compelling stories of medieval Yorkshire. 2.30-3.30pm. £5, £3.50 children. tel: 0845 034 9510 tickets: at the library email: thirsk.library@northyorks.gov.uk

Sun 31 May

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Sin-A-Long-A Frozen'. A full screening of Disney's Frozen with on-screen lyrics & a princess or two to help you along the way. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Sun 31 May

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.15. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 15 miles. Wharfedale, Grassington, Kettlewell. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 31 May

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.45. Hambleton Ramblers. Short Walk 7 miles. Cleveland Way, Urra Moor and the Incline. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 31 May

Middleham Key Centre, Park Lane, Middleham. DL8 4PA. Antique & Collectors' Fair. refreshments available. 10am - 4pm. tel: 01969 624002/624502 email: office@middlehamkeycentre.co.uk web: http://www.middlehamkeycentre.co.uk

Sun 31 May

Skipton area. Le Petit Depart - Ride Le 2014 Tour Route - 3 climbs and 6 dales. £11 & £31 per person - group discount available. web: http://www.lepetitdepart.co.uk

June

Tue 2 Jun

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. Jasper Carrott's 'Stand Up And Rock' with the Bev Bevan Band. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Tue 2 Jun

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Club - always a great night's entertainment. Doors open 7.30pm. £8 in advance or £10 on door). tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Thu 4 Jun

Aldborough Village Hall. Hadrian's Wall & the End of Empire. Speaker: Robert Collins of Newcastle University. tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk web: http://www.friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk

Fri 5 Jun

Forum, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. Northallerton, Warlaby, Ainderby Steeple circular. 10am. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 6 Jun

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe- see also display of local history. 11am- 3pm. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Sat 6 Jun

Only Sat. Forum, Northallerton. Northallerton Male Voice Choir- Spring Charity concert with soloist Ione Cumming. 7.30pm doors open 7pm. £9 no concessions. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: From 27 April 10am t0 2pm at Forum booking office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 6 Jun to
 Sun 7 Jun

Newby Hall, Ripon. Tractor Fest. On Sunday at 5pm March of the Tractors to Ripon, returning 2hrs later. £10, seniors £9, child £8, under 4s free.

Sat 6 Jun

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Saturday Craft Market. 10am - 3pm.

Sun 7 Jun

Alne, York YO61 1RY. Street Fayre. Noon-4.30pm. email: alnestreetfayre@btinternet.com web: http://www.alnestreetfayre.co.uk

Sun 7 Jun

Bliss Cafe. Cafe Church - an informal time of discussion and friendship, open to anyone who would like to come and join in. 3pm.

Sun 7 Jun

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 11 miles. Castle Eden Dene, coast path, rly track (easy). email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 7 Jun

Rainton village. Rainton Street Market - fundraising for Rainton Recreation Association and Village Hall. 11am- 3pm (stallholders 10am start). tel: 01845 577157 or 01845 578349 tickets: Jill Fish or Jenny Harwood (to run a stall)

Sun 7 Jun

Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York YO41 4AU. Thunder Day: Live jet & propeller aircraft. Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children £5, Fam.£26. tel: 01904 608595 email: museum@yorkshireairmuseum.org web: http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org

Mon 8 Jun

Thirsk racecourse, YO7 1QL. Flat racing. Martin House Children's Hospice Day. First race 2.15pm, last 5.15pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 11 Jun

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Tour with guide to Filey & the Wolds. 9.30am. £12.99. tel: 01845 523032 web: http://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk

Fri 12 Jun

Ampleforth Abbey. Twilight tour of Ampleforth Abbey. Includes BBQ Supper & Produce Sampling. The bar at The Windmill private pub will be open until 10pm. Tour begins at 6.30pm. £20 per person inc. supper. tel: 01439 766085 tickets: Rachel Powell on e-mail email: rep@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://visitors.ampleforth.org.uk

Fri 12 Jun

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely Folk presents Jeni & Billy. Doors 7.30pm show starts 8pm. In advance £10, £12 on the door. tel: 07436 071332 tickets: White Rose Book cafe, or online web: http://wegottickets.com

Sat 13 Jun

Forum, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk Hambleton Hills circular. 10am with car. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 13 Jun

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Artisan Bespoke Craft Fair. Selected crafts from around the North-east. 9.30am - 3.30pm. Free entry. tel: 07583869760

Sat 13 Jun to
 Sun 14 Jun

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart. YO73AB. Thirsk Truck Gathering. A great day out for the whole family to look around the exhibition of trucks from Working Trucks to Classic/Vintage Trucks, RC Model Truck display, Trade Stands/Indoor Craft/Market Stalls and much more. tel: Suzie - 0780 1581882 email: thirsktg@aol.co.uk web: http://www.thirsktruckgathering.co.uk

Sat 13 Jun

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. 'Everything Medieval' - including re-enactments. Celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta on 15th June 1215. Baron de Mowbray of Thirsk was one of the 25 signatories. Organised by Thirsk Rotary. 10am-4pm. Advance discounted tickets £9, 12-16s £4.50, Family 2A+3C £18. Costs more on the gate. tel: 01845 523712 tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information web: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/pages/mc800poster.pdf

Sun 14 Jun

All over UK. There will be a national peal of bells at 3pm in honour of the 1215 signing of Magna Carta (Thirsk is one of the Baronial towns). After this Parliament asks the public to take a cup of tea to create a simultaneous celebration of our freedoms and rights.

Sun 14 Jun

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 13 miles. Two Rivers and a fell. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 14 Jun

Helmsley. Magna Carta celebrations.

Sun 14 Jun

Nationwide. 'LiberTeas'. To coincide with the 800th Anniversary of sealing of Magna Carta (June 15th 1215), the Houses of Parliament in partnership with National Trust & the Central Council of Bell Ringers, are asking the nation to take a moment to celebrate, debate & reflect on those rights which we can very often take for granted, but which people throughout history have campaigned to make happen, or fought to preserve. Communities across the UK are being encouraged to attend a local event to create a simultaneous celebration of their freedom of rights. There will be a national peal of bells at 3pm, after which we will ask the public to take a simultaneous cup of tea. web: http://www.liberteas.co.uk

Mon 15 Jun

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. Mike Turpin, English Heritgate. Roman Aldborough and Boroughbridge. 7.30pm. £3 including refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Tue 16 Jun

Thirsk racecourse, YO7 1QL. Flat racing. Champagne Tuesday. Firest race 2.20pm, last 5.55pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 18 Jun to
 Sun 21 Jun

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AN. Willowman Festival. Family music weekend. Headliners Echo and the Bunnymen and Peter Hook and The Light. Supporting bill The Alan Hull Songbook, The Toasters from the USA and Goldblade. Willowman Festival was nominated in four categories in the UK Festival Awards 2014. Best Small, Best Roots and Best Family Festival as well as Best Toilets!. £85 inc camping. £40 young, free 11yrs and unser. tel: 01609 780190 email: info@willowmanfestival.co.uk web: http://www.willowmanfestival.co.uk

Thu 18 Jun

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk. Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk. Film & Friends. Enjoy afternoon tea and a screening of Yorkshire Film Archive's Memory Bank series. 2pm. free for over 65s. tel: tel: 01845 526536 tickets: on the door email: email: ellen@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 19 Jun

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. Bedale - Snape circular. 10:05 73 bus to Bedale. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 20 Jun

Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Antique Crafts & Collectors' Fair. 9.30am - 3pm. 80p. tel: 01642 711036 web: http://www.amk-antique.co.uk

Sat 20 Jun

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. Paper Cutting with Clare Lindley. Learn all the techniques needed to carry on creating your own paper cut masterpieces at home, from the initial design to the finished 3d piece. This workshop is suitable for adults of all abilities. Please note that this workshop will be held on the 1st floor, where there is currently no wheelchair access. 10am - 4pm. £55 (group size 8). tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

Sat 20 Jun to
 Sun 21 Jun

Sion Hill Hall. Open Garden Weekend. Stunning private garden including formal parterre, Baroque statuary, clipped box & hornbeam, kitchen garden, woodland walk, herbaceous planting. Plant stall & refreshments. 11am - 5pm. £5, children free. tel: 01845 587206 email: www.sionhillhall.co.uk

Sat 20 Jun

Wensleydale Railway. The Swale Valley Stompers Jazz Train getting there by the London Transport Omnibus from Knayton, Osmotherly or Kirby Wiske. Bring your own picnic. Bar on board. Dancing on the platform from 7pm. Supporting the Macmillan Nurses. Bus: Knayton 5.45pm, Osmotherly 6.00pm, Kirby W. 6.15pm, Train departs Leeming 7.30pm. £21 to include bus. tel: 01609 883408, 01609 772498, 01845 537653. tickets: Peter Edmonds, Bob Young, Chris Goldsmith by 'phone.

Sun 21 Jun

Only Sun. Birstwith Hall, High Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 2JW (Sir James & Lady Aykroyd). Large 8 acre garden nestling in secluded Yorkshire dale with formal garden and ornamental orchard, extensive lawns, picturesque stream, large pond and Victorian greenhouse. 2pm - 5pm Visitors also welcome by arrangement May to July groups and coaches welcome. £4, children free.

Sun 21 Jun

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.45. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 8 miles. Sedbusk & Abbots Ridge. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 21 Jun

Jackson's Wold, Sherburn, Malton. YO17 8QJ. NGS Open Garden. 2 acre garden with stunning views of the Vale of Pickering. Walled garden, woodland paths, lime avenue & much more. Home-made teas. 1pm - 5pm. tel: 07966 531995 web: http://www.jacksonswold.com

Sun 21 Jun

Otterington Hall DL7 9HW: on A167 just north of South Otterington. North Yorkshire County Show. From 8am. web: http://www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

Thu 25 Jun

Dalby Forest, Nr. Pickering. Tom Odell. The Forestry Commission is pleased to confirm the uniquely talented Tom Odell will be performing in Dalby Forest. His number 1 debut was 'Long Way Down'. £34.50 (+£3.45 booking fee). tickets: 03000 60400 or online email: forestry.gov.uk/music

Fri 26 Jun to
 Sun 28 Jun

Lightwater Valley Theme Park. Food & Drink Festival - showcasing local producers & a host of fantastic fare. Foot-tapping music, including a range of local talent on the Main stage. Enjoy live sheep shearing demonstrations & amazing Sheep Catwalk Show. Country Crafts - a fascinating look at skills & country crafts from the past. Vintage Village - classic entertainment from a bygone age. Swing dancing, Vintage tea-tent & a Thrift Shop market place. Lightwate Kids: Farming fun for all the family with lots to do, see & make. 10am - 6pm. Adults £8, Child £4. tel: 01765 635321 web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/countryfestival

Fri 26 Jun

Thirsk & Topcliffe. To celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Lance Allan is cycling the 800 miles between all 23 Baronial Towns. Today he passes Thirsk and Topcliffe. tel: 07702 977978 web: http://trowbridge.gov.uk/news/magna+carta+news

Sat 27 Jun

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. East Cowton circular. 10:12 72 Darlington bus to East Cowton. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 27 Jun to
 Sun 28 Jun

Filey. Sailing regatta. web: http://www.fileysc.co.uk

Sun 28 Jun

Applegarth, Northallerton. Homegrown Food Festival. 10am-5pm. tel: 07896 140669 web: http://homegrownfoodfest.co.uk

Sun 28 Jun

Beechcroft Farmhouse, Aldwark nr Alne, York YO61 1UB. NGS Open Garden. Country garden surrounding Georgian farmhouse (not open). Winding paths lead throughseries of smaller gardens, cottage borders, hidden areas & gravelled courtyard with small formal pool. 1.30pm - 5pm.

Sun 28 Jun

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 13 miles. West Burton, Aysgarth & Redmire. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 28 Jun

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York. YO19 6HP. Annual Wildlife Day. Come & join us. tel: 01904 728506

Sun 28 Jun

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Northallerton Musical Theatre Company; Our Way, celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: The Forum email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

July

Sat 4 Jul

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe - also see local history display. 11am- 3pm. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Sat 4 Jul to
 Sun 5 Jul

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Steam and vintage rally. tel: 0870 777 4324 web: http://gytec.weebly.com

Sat 4 Jul

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Saturday Craft Market. 10am - 3pm.

Sun 5 Jul

Dacre Banks & Summerbridge, Nidderdale, HG3 4EW. Open Gardens: Low Hall (Riverside House -HG3 4JP), Woodlands Cottage & Yorke House. Cream teas at some of the gardens. Parking at each garden, Maps available. 11am-5pm. Combined admission £7. Children free. tel: 01423 780456

Sun 5 Jul

Fernwood, Cropton, YO18 8HL. NGS. Open garden. A hidden garden on the edge of the North York Moors will delight visitors. A plantsperson's garden. 1pm - 5pm. £3.50, ch. free. tel: 01751417692 email: adrian.feaster@btinternet.com

Sun 5 Jul

Havoc Hall, York Rd., Oswaldkirk, York. YO62 5XY. NGS. Open garden. Started in 2009 comprising of 8 areas inc. knot, herbaceous, woodland walk & more. There is also a wild-flower meadow & small lake. Home-made teas. 1pm - 5.30pm. £4, ch. free. web: http://www.havochall.co.uk

Sun 5 Jul

Scampston Park, Ryedale (4 miles East of Malton). Malton Show. 8am - 5.30pm. £10, conc £5. tel: 01653 693382 web: http://www.maltonshow.com

Sun 5 Jul

Scotch Corner Chapel, Hambleton, Thirsk. Open to the public for one day. Approach from the A170 at Sutton Bank. The Chapel is not accessible by car. Leave your car at the point the road to the Yorkshire Gliding Club bears to the right at a junction with two tracks. Take the track due East. from noon. web: http://www.johnbunting.co.uk

Tue 7 Jul

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Club - always a great night's entertainment. Doors open 7.30pm. £8 in advance or £10 on door). tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Wed 8 Jul

Ampleforth Abbey. Blossom tour of Ampleforth Orchard & Cider Mill. Includes lunch & produce sampling. 10.30am - 2pm approx. £17.50 per person. tel: 01439 766085 tickets: Rachel Powell on e-mail email: rep@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://visitors.ampleforth.org.uk

Fri 10 Jul to
 Sun 12 Jul

Skipton. Skipton Clogfest. tel: 01282 868040 web: http://www.clogfest.org

Sat 11 Jul to
 Sun 12 Jul

North Yorks Moors Railway. Classic Cars and Vehicles Weekend. tel: 01751 472508 email: info@nymr.co.uk web: http://www.nymr.co.uk

Sat 11 Jul

Thirsk Hall grounds (entrance YO7 1QP). 'Picnic in the Park': JK as Robbie Williams, Jake & Elwood as The Blues Brothers & local band Citizen Smith. Bring your own picnic. Firework Finale. Early bird tickets on sale 1st - 31st March. Tickets from Thirsk Tourist Information, Zillah Bell Gallery, CB Furnishings (Thirsk & N'allerton), Calverts Rug Shop. Gates open 5pm. Performance from 7pm. £22, age 12-16 £14, 11 or under free with adult. web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

Sun 12 Jul

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole. & Engine Day. 10am - 4pm. Normal entry fees apply. web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Tue 14 Jul to
 Thu 16 Jul

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. £26 (£25 in advance). Child, concessions & family tickets available. tel: 01423 541222 web: http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Tue 14 Jul to
 Thu 16 Jul

Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. tel: 01423 541222 web: http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Wed 15 Jul

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Tour with guide to Durham City. 9.30am. £12.99. tel: 01845 523032 web: http://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk

Fri 17 Jul

Ampleforth Abbey. Twilight Tour of Ampleforth Abbey. Includes BBQ Supper & Produce Sampling. The bar at The Windmill private pub will be open until 10pm. Tour begins at 6.30pm. £20 per person inc. supper. tel: 01439 766085 tickets: Rachel Powell on e-mail email: rep@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://visitors.ampleforth.org.uk

Fri 17 Jul

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Loosely Folk Presents: Kirsty Bromley. tel: 07583869760

Fri 17 Jul

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely Folk presents Kirsty Bromley. Doors 7.30pm show starts 8pm. In advance £10, £12 on the door. tel: 07436 071332 tickets: White Rose Book cafe, or online web: http://wegottickets.com

Sat 18 Jul to
 Sun 19 Jul

Hampsthwaite HG3 2EU. Hampsthwaite Feast, Scarecrow Trail & Show. web: http://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/249

Sat 18 Jul to
 Sun 19 Jul

Masham HG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine & Fair Organ Rally. tel: 01765 689569 email: oldstation@tiscali.co.uk web: http://www.mashamsteamrally.co.uk

Sun 19 Jul

Dishforth Airfield YO7 3EZ. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show. £7 Adults, 5-16s £1, under 5s free. tel: 07527 056360 email: pameladuker@ymail.com web: http://www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk

Sun 19 Jul

Nunnington Hall. Children's Theatre on the Lawn. Come & take part in an interactive performance of well-loved children's stories, or just relax on the lawn while you watch. 11am - 5pm. Normal entry fees apply. tel: 01439 748025 email: JamesEtherington@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wed 22 Jul

Driffield YO25 9DN. Driffield Show. Adult £16, senior £13, child £6, all less in advance. tel: 01377 257494 web: http://www.driffieldshow.co.uk

Fri 24 Jul to
 Sun 26 Jul

Baldersby Park. Deer Shed Festival. 6th year of this family-centric music festival which boasts a strong arts, literature & comedy line up. Celebrate family fun, awesome workshops & great music in the North Yorkshire countryside. More information later. web: http://www.deershedfestival.com/

Sat 25 Jul

Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 2NJ. Birstwith Show. noon-5pm. email: info@birstwithshow.com web: http://www.birstwithshow.com

Sat 25 Jul

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AR. Cleveland Show. 9am-5pm. £6, £4 conc. tel: 07930 314552 web: http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2802

Sat 25 Jul

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Farmers' Market. tel: 07831 801592 email: nasdavison@gmail.com web: http://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 26 Jul

Sutton Park 8 miles north of York, YO61 1DP. Huby and Sutton Show. email: hubyandsuttonshow@gmail.com web: http://www.hubyandsuttonshow.org.uk

Sun 26 Jul

Weeton LS17 0AN. Weeton Show. tel: 01423 733404 web: http://weetonshow.co.uk

Mon 27 Jul

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Artisan Bespoke Craft Fairs with selected crafters from around the north-east. 9.30am - 3.30pm. free entry. tel: 07583869760

Tue 28 Jul

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Woodland Scavenger. Discover more about our wonderful woodland. Do you know who lives among the trees? What will you stumble upon. Age 3 - 7. Wear appropriate clothing & footwear. Not wh.chair accessible. No dogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1.30pm - 4pm. Adult free. Child £2. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Tue 28 Jul

Wellburn Park Nr Kirbymoorside YO62 7HQ. Ryedale Agricultural Show. From 8.30am. tel: 07984 939701 email: info@ryedaleshow.org.uk web: http://www.ryedaleshow.org.uk

Wed 29 Jul

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AL. Borrowby Show. tel: 07592 518848 email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk web: http://www.borrowbyshow.org.uk

Thu 30 Jul to
 Sun 2 Aug

Pickering Showground. Pickering Traction Engine Rally 2015. 9am. Adults £12, Over 65s £6, Family ticket £30. tel: 079583075016 email: info@theeventsorganiser.co.uk web: http://www.theeventsorganiser.co.uk

Fri 31 Jul to
 Sun 2 Aug

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG. Country Landowners Assoc. Game Fair. The celebration of the Great British countryside. 9am-6pm. tel: 0845 612 2052 web: http://www.gamefair.co.uk

August

Sat 1 Aug

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe- and see display of local history. 11am- 3pm. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Sat 1 Aug

Home Farm, Thimbleby, Northallerton DL6 3PY. Osmotherley Show. tel: 01609 882752 email: secretary@osmotherleyshow.co.uk web: http://www.osmotherleyshow.co.uk

Sat 1 Aug

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Saturday Craft Market. 10am - 3pm.

Sun 2 Aug

Tockwith YO26 7QH. Tockwith & District Agricultural Show. 9am. tel: 07976 268012 email: secretary@tockwithshow.org.uk web: http://www.tockwithshow.org.uk

Sun 2 Aug

Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York YO41 4AU. Thunder Day. Live jet & propeller aircraft. Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children £5, Fam.£26. tel: 01904 608595 email: museum@yorkshireairmuseum.org web: http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org

Tue 4 Aug

St. Hedda's Primary School, Egton Bridge YO21 1UX. Gooseberry Show. Open to the public from 2pm. email: enquiries@egtongooseberryshow.org.uk web: http://www.egtongooseberryshow.org.uk

Tue 4 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Creepy Crawlies. - Help unearth some of the smallest creatures in the National Park. How well do you know your mini-beasts, bugs & insects. 1.30pm - 4pm. Free. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Wed 5 Aug

Thornton-le-Dale. Thornton-le-Dale Show. 9am-6.45pm. tel: 01751 476500 email: show@thorntonledale.com web: http://www.thorntonledale.com

Thu 6 Aug to
 Sat 29 Aug

Esk Valley Theatre, Glaisdale, nr. Whitby. 'All Things Considered' a comedy by Ben Brown. Mon - Sat 7.30pm/ Matinees Sat 8th&10th, Thurs.13th,20th&27th, Tues 18th&25th. 2.30pm. £13/ conc. £11.50. tel: 01947 897587 web: http://www.eskvalleytheatre.co.uk

Fri 7 Aug

Hinderwell TS13 5HP. Horse Show. From 10am. tel: 01947 841126 email: aelfleda@btinternet.com web: http://www.hinderwellshow.org.uk

Sat 8 Aug to
 Sun 16 Aug

Kettlewell BD23 5QZ. Scarecrow Festival. 10 - 5pm. Adult's trail sheet £1, children's 50p. tel: 01756 761307 email: info@kettlewellscarecrowfestival.co.uk web: http://www.kettlewellscarecrowfestival.co.uk

Sat 8 Aug

Kirkby Fleetham, Northallerton DL7 0SA. Kirkby Fleetham Feast. 2-5pm. adult £1, child/conc 50p. email: kffeast@live.co.uk web: http://www.kirkbyfleethamfeast.org

Sat 8 Aug

Sedgefield TS21 2BX. Sedgefield Show. Gates open 10am, marquees open noon. £6, child & conc £4, under 5s free. tel: 01740 629716 web: http://www.sedgefieldshow.co.uk

Sat 8 Aug

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Artisan Bespoke Craft fair with selected crafters from around the northeast. 9.30am - 3.30pm. Free entry. tel: 07583869760

Sun 9 Aug

Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA. Ripley Agricultural Show. tel: 01943 466654 web: http://www.ripleyshow.co.uk

Sun 9 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. 'Among the Trees' Discover amazing things about the trees & wildlife around you. Test your scavenger skills, enter our geocaching competition competition or follow our tree trail & disguise yourself with a woodland mask. Drop in between 11am & 4pm. Free. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Thu 13 Aug

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Tour with guide to Selby & Beverley. 9.30am. £12.99. tel: 01845 523032 web: http://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk

Sat 15 Aug

Milburn Arms Fields, Rosedale. Agricultural & Horticultural Show.

Sun 16 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Minibeast Madness! Join us in celebrating all things great about insects, & meet some people who are passionate about mini beasts. Make your own beastly hotel & go on a bug hunt, or get up close & personal with creepy crawlies. Age 3-7. Wear suitable clothing & Footwear. No dogs. Not wh.chair accessible. Drop in any time. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 11am - 4pm. Adult & child free. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

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