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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

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Wed 24 May 2017

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra - Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. 7pm. £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: online, phone or on the door email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Wed 24 May 2017

Thirsk Tourist Information Centre. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15 a.m for 10.30 a.m. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Up to
 Thu 25 May 2017

Not Sun. Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The Boss Baby (U). A man named Tim Templeton (Tobey Maguire) narrates and describes his imaginative and adventurous seven-year-old self (Miles Christopher Bakshi) as being envious of his fast-talking, briefcase-carrying baby brother named the "Boss Baby" (Alec Baldwin). 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat). £5, £4 concessions. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 25 May 2017

Bedale Hall. Art Exhibition Preview by Bedale Art Group - to be opened by The Mayor of Bedale. 7pm. £1 (including a glass of wine).

Thu 25 May 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Beggars Bunce. 8pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 25 May 2017

MS Society-Hambleton coffee club. Golden Fleece, Thirsk- coffee & chat- friends & carers welcome. 11am with option to stay for lunch.

Thu 25 May 2017

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. RSC Live: Julius Caesar. 7pm. £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online, phone, on the door email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 25 May 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. Pen Y Ghent - 8 miles. Start 10am Horton in Ribblesdale (BD24 0HG, SD807725). tel: 01609 760032 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 25 May 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 8 miles Cleveland Train Walk. Catch 10.48train at Great Ayton to walk from Commondale. Walk on good tracks over Hob on the Hill to Guisborough Woods. Join Cleveland Way to pass Hoighcliff Nab and Roseberry Topping. tel: 01609 770090 / 07747 316281 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 26 May 2017

The Angel at Topcliffe, Long Street, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RW. Live Music with STAX, the North East's Freshest Soul and Vintage R&B Band. 9pm. Free. tel: 01845 578000 email: info@theangelattopcliffe.co.uk web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk/live-music-stax.html

Up to
 Sat 27 May 2017

Hambleton and Richmondshire Carers Centre, Unit 2 Omega Business Village Thurston Road Northallerton DL6 2NJ. Photography Competition 'Caring Through a Lens'. First prizes for two age categories. Joe Cornish Galleries judging entries. tel: 01609 780872 email: fiona.kaley@hrcarers.org.uk web: http://www.hrcarers.com

Up to
 Sat 27 May 2017

Connection Gallery,14. Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Ceramic Exhibition from local Artist & Ceramicist "Wendy Abbott". email: theconnectiongallery@btinternet.com

Fri 26 May 2017 to
 Sat 27 May 2017

Bedale Hall. Art Exhibition by Bedale Art Group - a raffle of original paintings drawn each day. Home made refreshments available daily. 9am to 5pm. Admission free (donations in aid of Dales School Hydrotherapy Pool).

Sat 27 May 2017

Markenfield Hall, Ripon, HG4 3AD. Dr Janina Ramirez on The Private Lives of Medieval Kings. Historian, broadcaster & writer, Janina will explore the story of the Medieval Monarchy as revealed through the British Library's Royal Manuscripts Collection, decoding them to offer a unique insight into the lives of long-dead kings. 7pm-9pm. £15. tel: 01765 692303

Sat 27 May 2017

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Flight Path, Bridget Bailey, designer and milliner shares images of her work and discusses her career. 12 noon. £5 Advance booking essential. tel: 01439 772738 tickets: northyorkmoors.eventbrite.com web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspired by

Sat 27 May 2017 to
 Sun 28 May 2017

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. Hambleton District Show. The largest horse show in the north of England. tel: 01347 848986 email: yptc@btconnect.com web: http://www.hambletonshow.com

Sun 28 May 2017

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

Sun 28 May 2017

Raby Castle, Staindrop DL2 3AH. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Sun 28 May 2017

Spring Farm, Scruton, Northallerton DL7 9LG. Vintage Show. North Yorkshire Vintage Machinery Society. Vintage Tractors, Cars, Motor Cycles, Light Commercial Vehicles, Stationary Engines. Collections, Models, Horticulture, Trade Stands. £3 per person/ £10 per car. tel: 01609 771627 or 01677 423184 email: nyvms1@gmail.com

Sun 28 May 2017

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. Bank Holiday walk, 9 mls moderate, Appleton le Moor & nearby NY Moors. N'ton Market Cross 0830. web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 28 May 2017

Wetherspoons Three Tuns Hotel, Market Place Thirsk, YO7 1LH. Mini Model Railway Show. Trade and Refreshments. 10am-4pm. Free entry - collection in aid Clic Sargent.

Sat 27 May 2017 to
 Mon 29 May 2017

Harewood House, Leeds LS17 9LG. Great British Food Festival. 10am-5pm. tel: 01925 479140 web: https://greatbritishfoodfestival.com/harewood-house

Sat 27 May 2017 to
 Mon 29 May 2017

North York Moors National Park. WalkFest 2017 - 3 days, 13 walks and events and 1 amazing experience. Moorland hikes and geocaching, afternoon tea walks with cake or evening strolls with beer. Linear stretches of the Cleveland Way or Esk Valley Walk, with transport provided. tel: 01439 772738 tickets: on line or by phone web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/walkingfestival

Mon 29 May 2017

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Country Fair. Stannage International Stunt Team, Drakes of hazard, Bilsdale Silver Band, Fun Dog Show - open to all, Terrier & Lurcher Shows & Racing, Hound Show, Clay Pigeon Shoot & Archery, Mini Grand National - Gymkhana, Unaffiliated Showjumping, Craft Tent, Farmers' & Trade Stands. Adult £8, Child £3, Conc £6. tel: 01653 668313 email: nicola.ordidge@btinternet.com web: http://www.dpcountryfair.co.uk

Mon 29 May 2017

Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3AY. Yorkshire Classic Vehicle Show.. No dogs. 10am-4pm. £7, child £2.50. tel: 01697 451882 web: http://www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

Mon 29 May 2017

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Fri 26 May 2017 to
 Wed 31 May 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (12A). Star Lord and the team reunite to track down Peter's father. 7.30pm. £5 (£4 Mondays & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Wed 31 May 2017

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Meet and question our local candidates standing for Parliament. All welcome. 7pm. Free.

Wed 31 May 2017

Thirsk Swimming Pool. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available. for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15 a.m for 10.30 a.m. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Tue 30 May 2017 to
 Thu 1 Jun 2017

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. May Half Term Children's Circus Workshops - Masks and Hats, Shadow Puppets & Circus Day. 10.30am. from £3.50. tel: 01845526536 tickets: online, phone email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby. Sowerby Flower Club. Demonstration by Elaine Bedford entitled Incredible India. 2pm. £4 includes Tes & Biscuits.Visitors very welcome.

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. Malton To Castle Howard on the Centenary Way. Catch 10:10 am bus from Castle Howard to arrive Malton 10:30 am to start walk back to Castle Howard on the Centenary Way. 10.5 miles moderate. 10am. tel: 01609 881659 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. Muker to Keld, 8 miles moderate. Meet at at SD908978 / DL11 6QG. 10am. tel: 01609 773348 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Sowerby House, Front Street, Sowerby. Garden Party - Jim Bumby is cycling 1,000 miles to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support - all monies donated will go to this charity. Cake stall and raffle. 2pm-4pm. Donations please, on the day or online. web: http://www.justgiving.com/jimbumby

Up to
 Sat 3 Jun 2017

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Latest Exhibition at Zillah Bell Gallery: Paintings chosen by the New English Art Club and Northern Etchings by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sat 3 Jun 2017

16 St Mary's Walk, Thirsk. Thirsk Royal British Legion Band Garden Party. Come & listen to the Band & browse the Cake, Crafts, Plant & Sweet Stalls. Quiz, BBQ & much more ... 2pm. tel: 01845 523111 web: http://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Rievaulx Methodist Church. Join us for an evening with Barry Woodward from Bolton, author of the book "Once an Addict", telling his life changing story. With music by Paul Wheater from Whitby. Light refreshments. All are welcome. 7pm. Free admission but freewill offering towards expenses. tel: 01439 770589 web: http://www.rievaulxmethodist.org.uk

Sat 3 Jun 2017

The Chapter House, York Minster. Effortlessly Love Flows. Chapter House Choir sings beautiful choral music of hope and love. 7.30pm. £15, concessions £13.50 under 19 £5. tel: 01904 623568 tickets: York Theatre Royal web: http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. Try your hand at planting Spring baskets with professional guidance by experts from Northdale Horticulture. Expressions of interest please by email. 10am - 12noon. email: lindamn15@gmail.com

Sat 27 May 2017 to
 Sun 4 Jun 2017

Prophecy House, High Bridge, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD. Meet some strange characters on your journey through Mother Shipton’s this May Half Term. 10am - 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). tel: 01423 864600 email: info@mothershipton.co.uk web: http://www.mothershipton.co.uk

Fri 2 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 4 Jun 2017

The Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR. City of York Folk Weekend. Marquee and Indoor Concerts, Singarounds, Friday Irish Night & Ceilidh, workshops, children's show, morris dancing, poems and pints and more. tel: 01904 632922 web: http://www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk

Sat 3 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 4 Jun 2017

Artists' studios in Thirsk & throughout North Yorkshire, YO7 1RF. North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017. 129 artists across North Yorkshire welcome visitors into their studios over two weekends in June. 10.30am - 5.30pm. Free entry. tel: 01756 748529 email: info@nyos.org.uk web: http://www.nyos.org.uk/

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon HG4 5AE. Italian Cars & Bikes. Now in its second year, the Italian Car & Bike Rally rolls into Newby Hall for a spectacular display. A great day out for the whole family with entry included to the Gardens & Adventure Play Area. web: http://www.streatpr.co.uk

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Rainton Village YO73PH. Rainton street Market and vintage vehicles. Stalls selling all sorts of treasures: jewellery, bric a brac, household items, books, toys, art and crafts. Teas and cakes. BBQ. Children's stalls and bouncy castle. 11am - 3pm. Free inc. parking, stall £10. tel: 01845 578349 / 07585 151910 email: harwood611@btinternet.com

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 10.5 mls moderate, easy Monk's Moor circuit then exposed moorland tracks. N'ton Market Cross 0800 or Middleton in Teesdale 0930. tel: James 01642 806494 or 07518 046051

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 7.5 mls moderate, Hello Bridge & Forgotten Corner. N'ton Market Cross 0915 or E. Witton 1000. tel: Harold 07815 701841

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Wass Village. Open Gardens and Scarecrow Display. Plants - Teas and Tombola. Proceeds to Wass Village Hall, Wass Church & Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 12noon - 5pm. £3 (children free) Dogs welome if on a lead.

Mon 5 Jun 2017

Markenfield Hall, Ripon, HG4 3AD. Sung Eucharist. The Very Reverend John Robson, Dean of Ripon & St. Wilfred's, Harrogate. 6.00-6.30pm. tel: 01765 692303

Mon 5 Jun 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Afternoon Racing. From 11.30am, first race 2pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Fri 2 Jun 2017 to
 Thu 8 Jun 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Their Finest (12A). A former secretary, newly appointed as scriptwriter for propaganda films joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz ranges around them. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinees & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 27 May 2017 to
 Sat 10 Jun 2017

Swaledale (10 venues). Festival of Music Arts and Walking in the Yorkshire Dales,. web: http://www.swaledale-festival.org.uk

Fri 26 May 2017 to
 Mon 26 Jun 2017

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Absolutely Buzzing - designer and milliner Bridget Bailey explores the natural world in textiles. 10-5 daily. free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspired by

Tue 6 Jun 2017 to
 Tue 27 Jun 2017

Only Tue. Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk, YO7 2EH. The Moors in Watercolour. A series of 4 evening workshops with renowned artist Peter Reynolds. Join Peter & develop the techniques required to re-create the dramatic landscapes of the North York Moors. Suitable for all abilities. Advance booking essential. 6.30pm - 8.30pm. £70. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Up to
 Sun 9 Jul 2017

Mount Grace Priory, DL63JG. Contemporary Lace exhibition by "98 Lace" group inspired by Mount Grace, meet the makers 29 April to 1st May. 10.00am til 6 pm. Usual entry prices - free to NT and English Heritage members.

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June

Wed 7 Jun 2017

Thirsk Swimming Pool. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15am for 10.30am. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 8 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2017

Bramham Park, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6ND. Bramham International Horse Trials. tel: 01937 846005 email: horsetrials@bramhampark.co.uk web: http://www.bramham-horse.co.uk

Thu 8 Jun 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Citizen Smith. 8pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 8 Jun 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. South From Robin Hood's Bay Circular walk via Ravenscar. 8 miles moderate. Meet at Old Station C.P. at top of village NZ949054 / YO22 4RP. 10am. tel: 01845 523613 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 8 Jun 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. Coverdale ramble Farm tracks and paths up and down Coverdale. 7.5 miles moderate. Meet Village hall CP SE064846 / DL8 4BD. 10am. tel: 01609 776720 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Markenfield Hall, Ripon, HG4 3AD. Prof. A.J.Pollard on Richard 3 & Sir Thomas Markenfield. The story of the rise of Sir Thomas from relative obscurity to fighting alongside Richard 3 at the Battle of Bosworth, is a truly fascinating one. 7pm-9pm. £12. tel: 01765 692303

Fri 9 Jun 2017 to
 Thu 15 Jun 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Sense of Ending (15). Tonty Webster, divorced and retired, leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day he learns that the mother of his university girl friend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (£4 Monday, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 9 Jun 2017

St Peter's School, Clifton, York, YO30 6AB. Public talk: Synthetic Biology. Professor Freemont will explore how the powerful combination of molecular biology, design and engineering could lead to a ‘Biotechnological Revolution’. 7pm. https://stpetersfreemont.eventbrite.co.uk. tickets: online booking web: https://stpetersfreemont.eventbrite.co.uk

Fri 9 Jun 2017

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. NT Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots star in this critically acclaimed production of Edward Albee's landmark play. 7pm. £10. tel: 01845526536 tickets: online, phone, on the door email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 10 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2017

Artists' studios in Thirsk & throughout North Yorkshire, YO7 1RF. 129 artists across North Yorkshire welcome visitors into their studios over two weekends in June. 10.30am - 5.30pm. Free entry. tel: 01756 748529 email: info@nyos.org.uk web: http://www.nyos.org.uk/

Sat 10 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2017

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Gardeners' Fair. A Summer celebration of gardening, with 50 stalls, expert talks & plant surgeries. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Middleham Castle.(in connection with Markenfield Hall. A Tour of Middleham Castle with Prof. A.P.Pollard. A visit to the childhood home of Richard 3 with insights from the professor - followed by lunch at the White Swan. Numbers strictly limited. 10.30am-2pm. £15. tel: 01765 692303

Sat 10 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2017

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. Tractor Fest. On Sunday at 5pm March of the Tractors to Ripon, returning 2hrs later. 10am-5pm. £10, seniors £9, child £8, under 4s free. web: http://twitter.com/thetractorfest

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Volunteer Recruitment Fair - Come and discover more about volunteering for Rural Arts and other local organisations and take the opportunity to sign up!. 10am-4pm. tel: 01845526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Freehand Machine Embroidery Workshop - Create samples of textured fabric using embroidery, reverse appliqué and paints. 10am-4pm. £40. tel: 01845526536 tickets: online, phone web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 10 Jun 2017

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Apollo5 - a British a cappella ensemble with a repertoire including retro jazz, pop and classical arrangements. 7.30pm. £17, £16 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sat 10 Jun 2017

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. Harrogate Male Voice Choir present an evening of varied musical entertainment to celebrate 15 years of The Clock (an independent charity based in Thirsk, whose mission is to help people to engage with & contribute to their community.). 7.30pm. £8 in advance by phone.£10 on door.Under 16's free.. Refreshments included. tel: 01845 524494

Sat 10 Jun 2017 to
 Sat 1 Jul 2017

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Latest Exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery: Recent paintings and prints by Louise Davies. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 11 Jun 2017

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

Sun 11 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 25 Jun 2017

Markenfield Hall. Open Days. see website for times and prices. email: info@markenfield.com web: http://www.markenfield.com

Mon 12 Jun 2017 to
 Sat 24 Jun 2017

Not Sun. Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Hundreds and Thousands - A mosaic exhibition by artists Alison Hepburn, Sue Kershaw & Angela Ibbs. 10am-4.30pm. FREE ENTRY. tel: 01845526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Mon 12 Jun 2017

St Peter's School, Clifton, York, YO30 6AB. Concordia Station, Antarctica, is a spaceflight research hub, nicknamed 'White Mars', due to its isolation, altitude, low light levels and skeleton crew. 7pm. Free, booking essential. tickets: online booking web: https://stpetersfreemont.eventbrite.co.uk

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EY. A guided tour of Ampleforth Abbey Orchard with lunch and produce tastings. 10.30am. tel: 01439 766000 tickets: Email or phone email: tours@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.ampleforthabbeydrinks.org.uk

Wed 14 Jun 2017

outside Lambert Medical Centre. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15am for 10.30am. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Wed 14 Jun 2017

St Peter's School, Clifton, York, YO30 6AB. Public talk: Peter Stanford: Martin Luther - Catholic Dissident. 7pm. Free, booking essential. tickets: online booking web: https://stpetersstanford.eventbrite.co.uk

Thu 15 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 18 Jun 2017

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton. Willowman Music Family Festival with headline act Soul II Soul and many other big name acts. Various prices with spring savers for as little as £70. tel: Steve Williams 01609 780190 & 07980 023154 email: willowmanfestival4@gmail.com web: http://www.willowmanfestival.co.uk

Thu 15 Jun 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with The Lewis Hamilton Band. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 15 Jun 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. Hawnby Hill and Easterside Circular. 8 miles strenuous. Meet village Hall car park, near the tearoom SE542893 / YO62 5QR. 10am. tel: 01609 770043 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 15 Jun 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. Hovingham to Stonegrave circular. 8 miles moderate. Meet Hovingham Village Hall car park. SE667756 / YO62 4JY. 10am. tel: 01325 378697 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 16 Jun 2017

Markenfield Hall, Ripon, HG4 3AD. Mass for Peace - Brother Robert Moore OH. 6pm-6.30pm. tel: 01765 692303

Sat 17 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 18 Jun 2017

Filey. Sailing regatta. tel: 01723 512529 web: http://www.fileysc.org.uk

Sat 17 Jun 2017 to
 Wed 21 Jun 2017

Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Flower Festival, a celebration of the garden, with flowers throughout the hall, with Craft Fair in the Gardens. 10am-5pm Gardens, 11am-5pm House. Exhibition Free with admission to Hall & Gardens.Hall Gardens & Grounds Adult £10, Conc £9 Child £5.30(5-15) Family £26. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 17 Jun 2017 to
 Mon 26 Jun 2017

Not Thu or Fri. Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. Flower Festival. A celebration of the garden, with flowers throughout the Hall. All the rooms decorated by volunteers & local flower clubs. Craft Fair in the gardens. 11am - 5pm. Normal admission charges. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 17 Jun 2017

Masham Town Hall, Market Place, Masham, HG4 4DY. Home & Lifestyle Brocante; vintage, antique, salvage, artisan products, garden and lifestyle. 10am-4pm. £1 adults, under 16s free. 50% donated to local charities. web: web: http://www.heartisanevents.co.uk

Sat 17 Jun 2017

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Haydn: The Creation. Ripon Choral Society. 7.30pm. £20 reserved; £18 unreserved, concessions. tel: 07736 759930 tickets: Cathedral shop, phone or online web: http://riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 17 Jun 2017

St Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Thirsk Sinfonia concert. Haydn - symphony no. 22 in Eb major 'Philosopher'. Albinoni - oboe concerto op9 no.2 in D minor, Elgar - 'Enigma variations'. 7.30pm. £15 (£12.5 in advance). tickets: Thirsk information centre, White Rose Books & online email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

Sat 17 Jun 2017

Thirsk Athletic Sports & Social Club, Newsham road,Thirsk, YO7 1QP. Lewis Hill's Elvis Night. It's official, Elvis will be back in the building. 7.30pm. £6. tickets: thunderattcc@gmail.com email: thunderattcc@gmail.com web: http://www.thirskcricket.co.uk

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Camp Hill Estate DL8 2LS between Carthorpe and Kirklington. North Yorkshire County Show. Note the change in venue this year. From 8am. £8ea. in advance (£28 family 2 & 2+ children). £2 more on the day. tel: 07521 485060 tickets: Thirsk Information Centre & online email: jandrew152@btinternet.com web: http://www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, Thirsk. Fun football activities by Thirsk Falcons. Take part in a range of supervised activities, including zip wire, climbing tree, rope walk, archery. Activities will be on a 'queue & do' basis. 10 - 3pm. £15. tel: 07803 597148 tickets: booking via email, phone or on the day email: football@thirskfalcons.co.uk web: http://www.thirskfalcons.org.uk

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 8EA (A169). Modified Car Show, Stunt Mania Motorcycle Stunt Team etc etc. 9am - 5pm Free Car Park. Adults £10, under 16s £5, Family (2+3) £25. tel: 01751 200 839 tickets: Discount Tickets online web: http://www.outdoorshows.co.uk

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Jerry Green Dog Rescue Summer Festival with fun dog show and family fun day. 10am-4pm. Adults £1, unders 16's free. tel: 01845 567456 web: http://www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk

Mon 19 Jun 2017

Thirlby Village Hall,. Thirlby Local History Group - Richard III and the Northern Attitude - talk by Lynda Telford, Richard III Society, Northern branch. 7.30pm. £3 includes refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Tue 20 Jun 2017

Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk. Quiz night. Teams of 4, all welcome. Supper optional. £10 each (£5 without food). tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Phone to book by 18 Jun email: jmiller8007@aol.com

Tue 20 Jun 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Afternoon Racing with coverage of Royal Ascot. From 11.30am, first race 2.10pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 21 Jun 2017

Thirsk Swimming Pool. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available. for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15am for 10.30am. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Lizzie Sykes. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 22 Jun 2017

St.James Church, Baldersby. 'Music at Junction 50'. Paul Chamberlain - Accordian. Paul is the third of our featured young musicians embarking on solo careers. He will perform & speak about the music he plays, & also hold workshops in our local schools. 7pm. £10 inc refreshments. tel: 01765 640398 or 07770620897 or 01765 64062 tickets: 'phone, email or fro The Smithy Farmshop. email: c.b.brown398@hotmail.co.uk or colinreid97@yahoo.co.uk

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. Bishopdale. 11.5 miles moderate. Meet Thoralby SE001868 / DL8 3SU. 10am. tel: 01609 881659 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. Smardale Saunter. Paths, tracks and minor roads. 10 miles moderate. Meet Kirkby Stephen car park next to auction mart NY775086 / CA17 4QW. 10am. tel: 01609 771169 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Sat 24 Jun 2017

49 North Moor Rd, Huntington, York, Yo32 9QN. Take part in a series of stunning walks between York and Hull to help us raise money for a local charity, the Wilberforce Trust. 9:00am. £11. tel: 01904 760037 email: a.parkinson@wilberforcetrust.org.uk web: http://wilberforcetrust.org.uk/donationslegacies

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Merry Hall, Boltby YO7 2DY. Boltby Blues. Live Music. An evening of Music, Rock, Motown, Soul and Blues. And Musical Talent Competition. 6pm for a prompt start at 7pm. £20. tel: 01845 537859 tickets: M Wood, Merry Hall, Boltby YO7 2DY email: enawood@googlemail.com

Sat 24 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 25 Jun 2017

Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, YO7 4EU. National Garden Scheme Open Weekend. 5 acres of beautiful gardens, home-made refreshments, and stalls. 11.00 to 16.30. £5. adults, children free!. tel: 01845587206 email: sionhill@btconnect.com web: http://www.sionhillhall.co.uk

Sat 24 Jun 2017

St Peter's Church Osmotherly. Music for a Summer's Evening. 7pm. £10, students £5. tel: 01609 882216 / 01845 537008 tickets: phone web: http://www.chaperhousechoir.org

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Sutton Park 8 miles north of York, YO61 1DP. Huby and Sutton Show. £8, £6 OAP & concessions, £4 child, £18 family. tel: 07805 084979 email: rachel25beaumont@yahoo.co.uk web: http://www.hubyandsuttonshow.org.uk

Sat 24 Jun 2017

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Absolutely Buzzing; an amazing fashion extravaganze featuring the work of Bridget Bailey and other designers. Wild food canapes, insect in spired mocktails, win a wearable piece of Bridget Bailey art. 6.30pm. £20 includes prize draw and parking, advance booking essential. tel: 01439 772738 tickets: northyorkmoors.eventbrite.com web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspired by

Sat 24 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 25 Jun 2017

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart & Rural Business Centre, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB. Thirsk Truck Gathering. This family show, will showcase some of the best trucks in the country, with entertainment, food and trade stands. 10am. £7, Child £4, family £20 (2 adults and up to 3 children. tel: 07801 581882 tickets: on the gate email: ttgthirsk@btinternet.com web: http://www.thirsktruckgathering.com

Sun 25 Jun 2017

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Flight of the Bumblebee; workshop, create delicate flying insects using feathers, fibres, etc incorporating textile and millinery techniques. 10am-4pm. £50 (including materials). Advance booking essential. tel: 01439 772738 tickets: northyorkmoors.eventbrite.com web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspired by

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Thirsk Health Centre ( outside). Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15 am for 10.30 am. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 29 Jun 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Beggars Bunce. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Fri 30 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 2 Jul 2017

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Jazz & Blues Festival. The UK's hottest jazz & blues acts perform. Camping, fabulous food, real ale, tea tent & children's entertainment. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

July

Sat 1 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 2 Jul 2017

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Steam and vintage rally. Gates Open 10am. Adults £9, Con. £7, Under 16 £6, Under 5 Free. web: http://gytec.weebly.com

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Main Street, Wath, nr Melmerby, HG4 5ET. Street Fair & Food Festival. Thirsk RBL Training Band will be there. 2pm. web: http://www.facebook.com/wathstreetfair

Sat 1 Jul 2017

St Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Thirsk RBL Band summer concert. 7.30pm. Free, retiring collection. web: http://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Sat 1 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 2 Jul 2017

St Wilfrid's Church Great Langton Northallerton DL7. Flower Festival and local history in beautiful country setting. 10.30am - 4pm. By donation. tel: 01609 748276 or 07849 720906 or 01609 748397 tickets: At the door

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. Craft Fair. Further details later.

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Dalton Hall, Beverley, HU17 7PW. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Scampston Park, Malton YO17 8NG. Malton Show. 8am - 5.30pm. £10, conc £5, under 12s free. tel: 01653 693382 (Thu only) email: office@maltonshow.org web: http://www.maltonshow.com

Wed 5 Jul 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Wimbledon Wednesday. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 6 Jul 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Biz Denton. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 6 Jul 2017

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. NT Live: Obsession - Jude Law stars in this stage production broadcast from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Howe directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film. 7pm. £10. tel: 01845526536 tickets: online, phone, on the door email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 7 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 9 Jul 2017

Kilburn, near Thirsk (YO61 4AG). Kilburn Feast. Village Fete and road race. Friday: quiz evening. Saturday: Village Picnic, Treasure Hunt, and More. Sunday: Road Race, Games, Stalls, Live Music, Grand Prize Draw, Tombola, Food, Drink, Duck Race and The Lord Mayor’s Parade A fun afternoon for all in and around Kilburn Village Square. email: Info@KilburnFeast.uk web: http://www.kilburnfeast.uk

Fri 7 Jul 2017

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Comedy at the Courthouse: Tom Taylor, Maisie Adam & MC Rob Mulholland - Join three of the fastest rising comic talents from Yorkshire for an evening of off-the-wall observations, musical musings, and the everyday absurd. 8pm. £8 advance, £10 on door. tel: 01845526536 tickets: online, phone, on the door email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. Traditional hog roast. A fun evening event with music and licensed bar. From 6pm. £12 adults, £8 under 16's. tel: 01748 81818 tickets: Booking by 1 Jul essential web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 8 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 9 Jul 2017

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. The British Wool Show. Whatever your chosen craft there will be exciting treasures for you to discover as you explore the stands at this show. Not only will you find wool from fleece to finished items, but other items you will need to spin, weave, knit, crochet, hand dye, cross stitch, embroider or make felt. Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. £6, £5 concessions, £3 child. tel: 07790 391142 tickets: Online email: info@britishwool.net web: http://britishwool.net

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Thirsk Hall Grounds, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Picnic in the Park 2017 in the fabulous setting of Thirsk Hall grounds and park lands. The headline acts are Michael, the Show a fantastic Michael Jackson tribute concert and Lareena Mitchell who performs a superb tribute to Adele. Fireworks finale. 5pm-11.15pm. £24 (Early Bird £20). 12-16yrs £16 (Early Bird £12). tickets: Thirsk information centre & online email: info@thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

Sat 8 Jul 2017 to
 Sat 29 Jul 2017

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Latest Exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery: Recent paintings and prints by Katherine Jones. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845 522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. Scottish Dancing. Free with admission to the grounds. Northallerton Caledonian Society members dance in the garden. 2pm-5pm. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Ness Hall, Helmsley, Y062 5XD. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Scot's Corner Chapel. Open Day. John Bunting built this War Memorial Chapel close to Hambleton, above Oldstead, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. See website for location. web: http://www.johnbunting.co.uk/location.html

Tue 11 Jul 2017

Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk. Quiz night. Teams of 4, all welcome. Supper optional. £10 each (£5 without food). tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Phone to book by 9 Jul email: jmiller8007@aol.com

Tue 11 Jul 2017 to
 Thu 13 Jul 2017

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. £28 (£24 in advance). Child, concessions & family tickets available. tel: 01423 541000 web: http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Tue 11 Jul 2017 to
 Thu 13 Jul 2017

Harrogate Showground, HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. 7.30am - 7.30pm. last day 7.30am - 6.30pm. Advance Tickets till 5th July. tel: 01423 541222 tickets: online: greatyorkshireshow.co.uk web: http://www.greatyorkshireshow.co,uk

Wed 12 Jul 2017

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EY. A guided tour of Ampleforth Abbey Orchard with lunch and produce tastings. 10:30am. tel: 01439 766000 tickets: tours@ampleforth.org.uk or 01439 766000 email: tours@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.ampleforthabbeydrinks.org.uk

Thu 13 Jul 2017

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Recording of the BBC programme 'Antiques Roadshow'. tel: 01653 648333 web: http://www.castlehoward.co.uk

Thu 13 Jul 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Revolver. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Holy Rood House,,10 Sowerby Road, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Open House and Gardens with Thirsk Royal British Legion Band. 2pm.

Sat 15 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 16 Jul 2017

Masham HG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally. Spectacular Engines and Fair Organs with vintage cars and commercial vehicles and tractors. Arts and Crafts and many stalls for you to browse round. 10am-5pm. £10 & concessions. Free car parking. tel: 01765 689569 email: oldstation@tiscali.co.uk web: http://www.mashamsteamrally.co.uk

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Picton TS15 0AG. Sports, Gymkhana & Horticultural Show. tel: 01642 714034 email: pictonshow69@outlook.com web: http://www.picton-north-yorkshire.co.uk/-picton-show

Sat 15 Jul 2017

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: A 30th Birthday Celebration, with Yorkshire Young Musicians alumni and The Eblana String Trio directed by David Greed. A programme largely of music by Gerald Finzi, plus Elgar's Serenade for Strings. 7.30pm. £17, £16 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. George Frederic Watts: In the year of the 200th anniversary of the birth of this famous Victorian artist, G.F.Watts, aka Brian Forbes, brings to life the stories behind his portraits & prints that hang at Kiplin Hall. 2pm-5pm. Normal admission charges. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon HG4 5AE. Historical Vehicle Rally. One of the biggest days in the Newby Hall calendar. The largest Classic Car Show in the North of England with over 1500 exhibits from vintage military vehicles to Penny Farthings. Entry to Gardens & Adventure Playground included. tel: 01423 322583 web: http://www.newbyhall.com

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Sutton Gardens, Sutton Ln, Masham HG4 4PB. Two open gardens. Noon-5pm. £5.00, children free. web: http://www.ngs.org.uk

Tue 18 Jul 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. The Pennine Brewery Beer Festival Evening. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 20 Jul 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Thomas Jackson. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 20 Jul 2017

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. NT Live: Angels in America - Part 1: Millennium Approaches – New staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play, directed by Marianne Elliott. 7pm. £10, (book both parts for £15). tel: 01845 526536 tickets: online, phone, on the door email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EY. A guided evening tour of Ampleforth Abbey Orchard with barbecue supper and produce tastings. 6:30pm. £20. tel: 01439 766000 tickets: tours@ampleforth.org.uk or 01439 766000 email: tours@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.ampleforthabbeydrinks.org.uk

Fri 21 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 23 Jul 2017

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk. Deer Shed Festival 8 - The Wilderwild, family friendly festival. tickets: www.deershedfestival.com

Sat 22 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 23 Jul 2017

Hampsthwaite HG3 2EU. Hampsthwaite Feast, Scarecrow Trail & Show. tel: 01423 771059 email: feast@hampsthwaite.org.uk web: http://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/feast

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon HG4 5AE. Fireworks Championships. The spectacular Fireworks Championships returns to Newby Hall for the 3rd year. A really must see event where teams compete head to head to put on the best display, with the winner being voted for by the crowd. A great night for family & friends. Bring a picnic & enjoy the show!. tel: 01423 322583 web: http://www.newbyhall.com

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AR. Cleveland Show. 9am-5pm. £6, £4 conc. free parking. tel: 07930 314552 web: https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/leisure-events-libraries-and-hubs/events/cleveland-show

Sat 22 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 23 Jul 2017

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Art in the Pen - two day event featuring many arts and crafts. 10am to 4pm. £2. web: http://www.artinthepen.org.uk

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Burton Agnes Annual Children's Party! Superhero & Princess Party. Enjoy a fun-packed day with magic shows, balloon modelling, face painting, bouncy castles, fancy dres & much more. 11am - 5pm. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Newby Hall HG4 5AE. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show. £7 Adults, 5-16s £1, under 5s free. tel: 07539 041803 web: http://www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Wellburn Park Nr Kirbymoorside YO62 7HQ. Ryedale Agricultural Show. From 8.30am. £10 (£9 advance), concessions & family tickets. tel: 07984 939701 email: info@ryedaleshow.org.uk web: http://www.ryedaleshow.org.uk

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk Sat Nav YO7 4AX or YO7 4AN. Borrowby Show. tel: 07592 518848 email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk web: http://www.borrowbyshow.org.uk

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with The Lewis Hamilton Band. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. NT Live: Angels in America - Part 2: Perestroika – New staging of Tony Kushner's play continues. 7pm. £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: online, phone, on the door email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 3AG. Birstwith Show. email: info@birstwithshow.com web: http://www.birstwithshow.com

Sun 30 Jul 2017

Coverham Abbey, Middleham, DL8 4RN. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

August

Fri 4 Aug 2017 to
 Sun 6 Aug 2017

Only Fri Sat Sun. Hawsker Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JR (next to Whitby Abbey). Traction Engine Rally, vintage cars, motorcycles, camping, live band. Fri 10am -5pm,Sat 10am-11pm, Sunday,10am-5pm. Adults £10, over 65s £8, under 16s £5, under 5s free, Family (2+3) £25. tel: 01751 200839 web: http://www.outdoorshows.co.uk

Sat 5 Aug 2017 to
 Sat 2 Sep 2017

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Summer Exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery; paintings, prints and ceramics. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845 522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 6 Aug 2017

Cattal Moor Lane, Tockwith, York YO26 7QH. Tockwith show. tel: 07976 268012 email: secretary@tockwithshow.org.uk web: http://www.tockwithshow.org.uk

Sun 6 Aug 2017

Thirsk and Sowerby Festival.The Flatts, Sowerby, YO7 1LU. Fun for all the family - a free festival which will include dog show, re-enactment society, archery, drum band, bouncy castles, soap box racing. Plus food and craft stalls and a beer tent. 10am-4pm. Free entry. To take a stall or advertise, email Hazel: hazeldb@icloud.com, or Trish: beadle.patricia@hotmail.co.uk. tel: 07920 018521

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EY. A guided tour of Ampleforth Abbey Orchard with lunch and produce tastings. 10:30am. tel: 01439 766000 tickets: tours@ampleforth.org.uk or 01439 766000 email: tours@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.ampleforthabbeydrinks.org.uk

Sun 13 Aug 2017

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

Mon 14 Aug 2017 to
 Sat 19 Aug 2017

East Thirsk Community Hall. Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club. Games, Activities, Dramas, Quizzes, Prizes, Stories, Snacks, Arts, Crafts & Lots of Fun for 5-11 year olds. 9.30am-12.30pm. tel: 01845 524127 web: http://www.flcthirsk

Tue 15 Aug 2017

Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk. Quiz night. Teams of 4, all welcome. Supper optional. £10 each (£5 without food). tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Phone to book by 13 Aug email: jmiller8007@aol.com

Wed 16 Aug 2017

Danby, Whitby YO21 2NP. Agricultural Show. Adult £5. Conc £4. Child (5-16) £2, Under 5s free. tel: 01287 660416 web: http://www.danbyshow.co.uk

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EY. A guided evening tour of Ampleforth Abbey Orchard with barbecue and produce tastings. 6:30pm. £20. tel: 01439 766000 tickets: tours@ampleforth.org.uk or 01439 766000 email: tours@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.ampleforthabbeydrinks.org.uk

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Music: George Boomsma - Enjoy progressive folk music with effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing. 7.30pm. £5. tel: 01845526536 tickets: online, phone, on the door web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Gargrave. Gargrave Show. £8, Over 60s £5, 12-18yrs £5, up to 12 free. tel: 07802 695041 email: showsecretary@gargraveshow.org.uk web: http://www.gargraveshow.org.uk

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Milburn Arms Field, Rosedale Abbey. Rosedale Show: Presentation of trophies on completion of Ring Judging approx 4pm. Opens 9am. Adults £5, Concessions £4, Child £3,under 5 free. tel: 01751 417740 web: http://www.rosedaleshow.co.uk

Sat 19 Aug 2017 to
 Mon 21 Aug 2017

Whitby harbour. Whitby Regatta.

Sun 27 Aug 2017 to
 Mon 28 Aug 2017

West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LP. The Witton Feast, a fun weekend based around the old tradition of the Burning of Bartle. 9am-9pm Sat, 1pm-5pm Sun. tel: 01969 622218 web: http://www.wittonfeast.org.uk

Mon 28 Aug 2017

Aysgarth. Aysgarth Fete. 1.30pm.

Mon 28 Aug 2017

Flatts Farm, Nr Scarborough YO13 0DA. Burniston Show. 9.30am. tel: 07777 627547 email: secretary@burnistonshow.org web: http://www.burnistonshow.org

Mon 28 Aug 2017

Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, YO61 4AS. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Tue 29 Aug 2017

Kilnsey. The Dales' foremost agricultural show. £10, child (5-16yrs) £2. tel: 01756 753259 email: info@kilnseyshow.co.uk web: http://www.kilnseyshow.co.uk

September

Sun 3 Sep 2017

Carlton Lodge, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Can you float your boat? Show off your raft building skills by taking part in our raft race at Carlton Lodge. The team to go fastest around the lake will win £200!. Race slots will be given prior to event. £40 per team of 4. tel: 01609 777 413 tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raft-race-tickets-33809874244?aff=es2 email: sarah.harrison@herriothh.org.uk web: http://www.herriothh.org.uk/event/160

Sat 9 Sep 2017

Castleton, Whitby YO21 2EU. Castleton Show & road race of approximately 10k or 6 miles. From noon. £3.00 adults (inc. car park), £1.50 OAP, £1.50 child. tel: 01287 660667 email: castletonshow@yahoo.co.uk web: http://www.castletonshowrun.btik.com

Sat 9 Sep 2017 to
 Sun 10 Sep 2017

Hunton, Bedale DL8 1QF. Steam Gathering. Ploughing match Sunday 11am. tel: 01325 717995 email: nickwhite.wkd@btconnect.com web: http://www.huntonsteamgathering.co.uk

Sat 9 Sep 2017

Scot's Corner Chapel. Open Day. John Bunting built this War Memorial Chapel close to Hambleton, above Oldstead, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. See website for location. web: http://www.johnbunting.co.uk/location.html

Sat 9 Sep 2017 to
 Sun 10 Sep 2017

Stanhope. Agricultural Show. From 8am each day. £7, OAPs £5, child £3, parking £2. tel: 07561 224806 email: sec.stanshow@gmail.com web: http://www.stanhopeshow.com

Sat 9 Sep 2017 to
 Sat 14 Oct 2017

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Works from the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, curated by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA at the Zillah Bell Gallery. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sat 9 Sep 2017 to
 Sat 14 Oct 2017

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Exhibition of recent paintings by Amelia Humber. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845 522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Mon 11 Sep 2017 to
 Sat 23 Sep 2017

Not Sun. Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Neil McBride: Crowdscapes - McBride takes a bird's eye view in this selling exhibition of paintings. 10am-4.30pm. FREE ENTRY. tel: 01845526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

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A day out on the Moors

From moorland wilderness to stunning green valleys and a heritage coastline, the North York Moors are a source of inspiration, relaxation and recreation for millions. Home to England’s largest expanse of natural heather moorland, they are a special place to everyone who lives, visits and walks here. Every Sunday and Bank Holiday until 24 Sep you can travel there on the Moorsbus. There are two buses a day from Thirsk to Helmsley (10.53 & 12.00) with onward travel to Sutton Bank, Rievaulx, Chop Gate, and elsewhere on the Moors. Partner services accept the tickets taking you to Pickering, Hutton le Hole, Blakey Ridge and beyond. Travel anywhere all day on the Moorsbus Network and participating services for £8 (£4 child), with local fares also available. English National Concessionary Passes are accepted. Low-floor, easy-access buses are used. The website has a map and full timetables for download.

http://www.moorsbus.org

Thirsk museum

Our local museum is now open again for the summer and there is no charge for entry (donation appreciated). You can see where Thomas Lord of cricket ground fame was born in one of the oldest houses in Thirsk. There is everything else local from the stone age, through old farming methods to great-grandma's kitchen. And look out for the bones of the local saxon giant! You can visit Mon-Sat 10am-4pm.

thirskmuseum.org

Picnic in the Park

Enjoy your Picnic in the Park on Saturday 8th July in the fabulous setting of Thirsk Hall grounds and park lands. Tickets are on sale online, at Thirsk Tourist Information, Zillah Bell Gallery, CB Furnishings (Thirsk & Northallerton) and also at Calverts Rug Shop (Thirsk) 01845 521644 where Credit Card payment can be taken. The headline acts are Michael, the Show - a fantastic Michael Jackson tribute concert and Lareena Mitchell who performs a superb tribute to Adele. A fireworks finale will close the evening around 11pm. There will be hot food stands with ice creams and a coffee bar as well as a PIMMS bar if you fancy a summer drink. You are welcome to bring drinks and a picnic with you. The only restrictions are no BBQs or dogs please.

www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

Wool Show comes to Thirsk

This year's British Wool Show will be at Thirsk Auction Mart on 8th and 9th July. There will be stalls with hand crafted treasures, wool, from fleece to finished items, equipment for your chosen craft and all you will will need to spin, weave, knit, crochet, hand dye, cross stitch, embroider or make felt.

http://britishwool.net

Tickets available at the information centre

Sat 17 Jun 2017

St Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Thirsk Sinfonia concert. Haydn - symphony no. 22 in Eb major 'Philosopher'. Albinoni - oboe concerto op9 no.2 in D minor, Elgar - 'Enigma variations'. 7.30pm. £15 (£12.5 in advance). tickets: Thirsk information centre, White Rose Books & online email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Camp Hill Estate DL8 2LS between Carthorpe and Kirklington. North Yorkshire County Show. Note the change in venue this year. From 8am. £8ea. in advance (£28 family 2 & 2+ children). £2 more on the day. tel: 07521 485060 tickets: Thirsk Information Centre & online email: jandrew152@btinternet.com web: http://www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Thirsk Hall Grounds, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Picnic in the Park 2017 in the fabulous setting of Thirsk Hall grounds and park lands. The headline acts are Michael, the Show a fantastic Michael Jackson tribute concert and Lareena Mitchell who performs a superb tribute to Adele. Fireworks finale. 5pm-11.15pm. £24 (Early Bird £20). 12-16yrs £16 (Early Bird £12). tickets: Thirsk information centre & online email: info@thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

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