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Wed 22 Jan 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Taste of...'Mini Mosaic Tiles'. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £15. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

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 Thu 23 Jan 2020

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Cats' PG rating, based on stage show by Andrew Lloyd Webber,. 7.30pm, Matinee Wed 22 Jan 2.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Bedale Golf Club. The Hambleton Coffee Club in aid of MS Society. Come & join us for coffee/lunch & a chat. Friends & Carers also welcome. 11am. tickets: Further information please call Doris on 01677 424455

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Brompton Methodist Church The Green Brompton Northallerton DL6 2QT. Brompton Heritage Group: Talk 'Rattle his Bones over the Stones' John Buglass, consultant archaeologist and raconteur, on the archaeology of death and burial as evidence of our past. 7.00 pm. £3.50 incl. light refreshments. tel: 01609 780633 tickets: On the door email: unitystack@gmail.com web: http://

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Circular Walk from Barnard Castle. Barnard Castle to Whorlton. Along the Tees taking in Egglestone Abbey, Rokeby Park and Whorlton Bridge. Level walking. 10 am at Hole in the Wall Long Stay CP. NZ051183/DL12 8GB. tel: 07999747131 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Meadowfields, Chapel Street, Thirsk, Y07 1LU. Thirsk Yarnbombers Annual General Meeting, come along & meet us, find out about our regular knitting, crocheting & nattering meetings. 7pm. email: yarnbombercommittee@gmail.com

Thu 23 Jan 2020

One way bus walk Ellerbeck to Northallerton. Linear 6 miles. Ellerton following Cod Beck then Foxton Wood to the site of Sigsten Castle. No packed lunch reqd. Expect wet and muddy conditions. Meet Northallerton Bus CP @ Old Buck Inn, to catch 10.20 No. 80 bus to Ellerton.SE369938/DL6 1NA. tel: 07956736974 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 23 Jan 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas.' Readings by actors from the National Theatre and fascinating interviews to celebrate one of the world’s greatest living writers. Buy Atwood’s books on the night courtesy of White Rose Book Cafe. 7.30pm (1hr50m). Adults: £10, Concessions: £8. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

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 Sat 25 Jan 2020

Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD. 'Sleeping Beauty' - pantomime. York’s much-loved pantomime family returns with Martin Barrass, Suzy Cooper, A.J Powell and the dastardly David Leonard in a spectacular new show for the whole family. email: boxoffice@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

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 Sat 25 Jan 2020

Not Wed. The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs'. The Award winning Northallerton Variety Company. Fun and laughter are guaranteed. This is a must see for all the family. Sun 14:15, Mon - Sat 19:15, Sat also 14:15. £10.50 and £8.50. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 25 Jan 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Willow Weaving Cockerel.' Come and weave your own chicken or cockerel and take home a beautiful willow sculpture for your garden. 10am - 4pm. £55 + £12 materials. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Sat 25 Jan 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. iCan: iPad workshops: Setting Up Your iPAD. Learn all about iPads with expert Claire Ford. All workshops are suitable for beginners and you will leave feeling confident in each specific topic. 2 - 4pm. £15. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Sun 26 Jan 2020

Circular Walk around Teesdale. Follow the Teesdale Way to Piercebridge, cross Tees and follow tracks and lanes and return via Winston Bridge. Mainly flat. 11.6 miles. Grade B. 09.30am - Road in front of Winstonberry Tea Room, Gainford DL2 3DL. NZ171168. tickets: Leader - Claire Hill email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 26 Jan 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Royal Opera House: 'The Sleeping Beauty'. NTL from Covent Garden. This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences since 1946. 19:00. £16, £13, £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 25 Jan 2020 to
 Mon 27 Jan 2020

All UK. RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020. Request a pack on line. Choose an hour any time over the three days and enjoy time with nature counting birds in the world’s largest wildlife survey. web: http://rspb.org.uk

Tue 28 Jan 2020

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A talk on '1970s Industrial Steam - North' by Richards Stevens. 7:30 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: Door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Wed 29 Jan 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Taste of...'Japanese Stab Binding'. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £12. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Wed 29 Jan 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Royal Opera House:'La Boheme'. Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 19:45. £16, £13, £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 24 Jan 2020 to
 Thu 30 Jan 2020

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker', 12A rating. 7.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 30 Jan 2020

Circular Walk from Carlton Husthwaite. A field walk from Carlton Husthwaite taking in Husthwaite on route. Flat walk with one climb of 100ft. 9 miles. 10 am at Village Hall CP. SE507577/YO26 8EW. tel: 01325 491199 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 30 Jan 2020

Circular Walk Ure and Swale. Down the Ure and up the Swale. Flat walk to the confluence of the rivers before going around site of the 1319 Battle of Myson and returning to Boroughbridge via Milby Cut Locks. 8 miles. 10am Back Lane CP Boroughbridge.SE397667/YO51 9PQ. tel: 01609 748667 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 31 Jan 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Megaslam Wrestling Live!!!! are coming to Northallerton for the first time with their Live and Loaded 2020 Tour. Expect to see edge of your seat, death-defying moves as the stars of the world’s leading federations take part in an action packed show for the whole family to enjoy!. 19:00. £15 and £10 family of 4 £40. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Bingo Fun Night. Cash Prizes, Raffle, Games, Spot Prizes. Licensed Bar. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights. Doors open 6.45pm Eyes down 7.30pm.

Sat 1 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. iCan: iPad workshops: 'Navigating the Keyboard'. Learn all about iPads with expert Claire Ford. All workshops are suitable for beginners and you will leave feeling confident in each specific topic. 2 - 4pm. £15. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 1 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Forever Jackson. The ‘Uk’s No.1 tribute to Michael Jackson’ (National Tribute Awards) pays homage to the King of Pop with a spectacular show featuring a hugely talented live band and an amazing all girl dance crew. 7.30pm. £21. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Circular Walk above Wensleydale. Above Wensleydale through old lead mines and grouse moors above Carperby. 7 miles. Grade B. 10am at Ballowfield West CP at foot of Haw Bank LNR. Grid Ref. SD985898. tel: 01609 779471 tickets: Leader - Unity Stack email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 2 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Knives Out' (12A). 16:30 and 19:30. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. On the first Sunday of each month the award-winning Northern Dales Farmers' Market brings awesome food and drink producers to Thirsk Market Place. Each stall has a different product and those selling are all involved with the business, able to talk in detail about the products on sale - especially the use of local ingredients, i.e. items that have been grown, reared or produced locally. 9am to 2pm. web: http://northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Tue 4 Feb 2020

Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA. Bedale Archaeology & History Society, Talk by Mark Newman on Recent work at Fountains. 7.30pm.

Wed 5 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Taste of...'Freehand Machine Embroidery & Collage'. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £15. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Fri 31 Jan 2020 to
 Thu 6 Feb 2020

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Jumanji: The Next Level' (12A). 7.30pm. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Mon 27 Jan 2020 to
 Fri 7 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Exhibition: 'Work Hard, Play Hard'. A glimpse into the diverse range of work, from textiles and ceramics to video and drawing, created by the talented staff and volunteers of Rural Arts. FREE. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

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 Sun 9 Feb 2020

Not Sun. Wensleydale Creamery, Gayle Lane, Hawes, DL83RN. Free entry to Wensleydale Cheese Experience and £9.95 two course special in Calvert's Restaurant. tel: 01969 667664 email: creamery@wensleydale.co.uk web: http://wensleydale.co.uk

Sat 1 Feb 2020 to
 Sat 22 Feb 2020

Zillah Bell Gallery, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Debbie Loane, 'Straying from the Path'. Preview Friday 31st January, 6.30-8.30pm The gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm. tel: 01845 522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

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 Sun 1 Mar 2020

East Coast Main Train Line. There will be a reduced service on some January & February weekends, with passengers along the route urged to check before travelling and to allow additional time for their journey. These dates are Sat 8 Feb and Sun 9 Feb, Sat 15 Feb and Sun 16 Feb. There will be NO TRAINS at all in and out of King’s Cross on Sat 25 and Sun 26 Jan and also none on Sat 29 Feb and Sun 1 Mar. Services which do run on the above dates are likely to be very busy and passengers are advised to reserve a ticket for their journey where possible or, preferably, travel on a different day. web: http://nationalrail.co.uk

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 Thu 30 Apr 2020

Only Thu. Thirsk Community Library, Chapel Street, Thirsk, YO7 1TH. Free computer skills dropin. With an experienced tutor on hand to help you, you can learn anything to do with computers and the internet at your own pace, including things like: Using email, Writing a CV, Using search engines, Online shopping, Finding a job online, Using online services. 10am - noon. Free. tel: 07587 789471 tickets: Drop - in, no tickets required email: victoria@greentreeonline.co.uk web: http://www.thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk

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February

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Circular Walk from Kirby Malzeard. Kirby Malzeard & Laverton. 8 miles. 10 am on Main Street Kirby Malzeard. SE232743/HG4 3RZ. tel: 07593125774 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Circular walk from Newgate Bank Helmsley. Paths and tracks through Newgate plantation into Bilsdale via Timber Holme and Lockton House. Returning via Rievaulx Moor. 9.5 miles. 10 am Newgate Bank CP on the B1257 Stokesley/Helmsley road. SE565888/YO62 5LT. tel: 01642 710489 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Parochial Hall, Sowerby. Sowerby Flower Club. illustrated talk by Pat Hutchinson of Ripon at "Annual Meeting". 2pm. Visitors very welcome - Cost £4 including tea and biscuits.

Thu 6 Feb 2020

South Otterington Village Hall. 'Secrets of the Yorkshire Coast.' John Buglass reveals the hidden history. 7.30pm. £4 includes refreshments.

Thu 6 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Sir Tony McCoy. Spend an evening with legend A.P. McCoy, the greatest jump jockey of all time and one of the world’s highest profile sporting personalities. He dominated his sport for over two decades, recently ending a truly phenomenal career as champion jockey for the 20th consecutive year. 8pm. £30. VIP £45, VVIP £100. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 7 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Little Women (PG). 14:30 and 19:30. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 7 Feb 2020 to
 Thu 13 Feb 2020

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Little Women' (U). 7.30pm. Matinee Wed. 2,30pm. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Sowerby Methodist Church, Front St. Sowerby, Thirsk. YO7 1JQ. 'Winter Into Spring' Concert with Ripon Resound, A miscellany of Classical Music & Folk Songs & enjoying a warming drink & light refreshments. This concert is in aid of the Holy Rood House, Sowerby, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care Appeal. Transport available. 7.30pm. Suggested retiring collection £10. tel: 01845 522380 tickets: Holy Rood House or on door. email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Sat 8 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Woven Table Runner.' Learn how to weave using a peg loom, exploring a range of different yarns from natural to man-made, and make your very own woven table runner. 10am - 4pm. £58 + £7 materials. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 8 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Silver Screen Saturdays: 'Brief Encounter'. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of this classic Noel Coward romantic drama about a chance encounter at a railway station. 2pm (1hr30m). £5. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sun 9 Feb 2020

Circular Walk around Aldwark and Myton. Easy walk on field paths and farm tracks around Aldwark and Myton. Lunch at Aldwark Arms afterwards. 7 miles. Grade A. 09.30am at Aldwark Arms CP. YO61 1UB. tel: 0134786904507564322195 tickets: Leader - Sue Flanigan Phone to book lunch email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 9 Feb 2020

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music presents more senior Yorkshire Young Musicians students in a recital of classical music. It is preceded by Tea & Buns. 3pm, concert 4pm. £10, £11 on the door. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: Online, White Rose Books or on the day email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: https://sowerbymusic.org.uk

Mon 10 Feb 2020

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Cathedral Concert Society Concert with Violinist & Pianist. 7.30pm. tel: 01904 801804 web: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Tue 11 Feb 2020

Sacred Heart Church hall, Northallerton. Local History Society. Touring the North of England in 1769 - the observations of Arthur Young, agriculturalist. Talk by James Stubbs. 7pm. £3 non-members.

Wed 12 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Taste of...'Paper Cut Valentines Cards.' With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £12. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Wed 12 Feb 2020 to
 Sat 15 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'CBW Crazy For You' Based on George and Ira Gershwin’s 1930s musical ‘Girl Crazy’, it includes such classics as ‘Someone to watch over me’, ‘Embraceable You’, ‘They can’t take that away from me’, as well as dance numbers like ‘I got Rhythm’. 19:30 + Sat 14:00. £12, £9. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 13 Feb 2020

Circular Walk from Carlton Bank. From Carlton Bank climb steeply to Moor by Brian's Pond before descending to Scugdale. Down valley to join Cleveland Way to Moor and return. Good paths. 8 miles. 10am at Lordstones Cafe CP. NZ524029/TS9 7JH. tel: 07977410538 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 13 Feb 2020

Circular Walk from Hawes. Circumnavigation of Wether Fell. From Hawes to Buttersett then climb to Roman Road which takes us along side of Wether Fell and descend back to Hawes. 7 miles. 10.30 am Park on road from Hawes to Gayle, after W/Dale Creamery. NY387895/DL8 3RN. tel: 07956736974 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 13 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Instagramming the Apocalypse'. Byron Vincent has an anxiety disorder, but with dying icons, impending climate catastrophe and that bloke from Home Alone 2 in charge of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, isn’t blind panic the only sane response? (Recommended Age: 16+). 7:30pm. Adults: £10, Concessions: £8. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 13 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Unlimited and Rural Arts invite you to discuss what more can be done to support disabled people in the arts - as artists, participants and audiences - in rural areas. Followed by Unlimited commission 'Instagramming the Apocalypse'. 11am - 3.30pm. Free. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 14 Feb 2020 to
 Thu 20 Feb 2020

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Spies in Disguise' (PG). 7.30pm + matinees Sat. & Sun. 2.30pm.

Sat 15 Feb 2020

Barbican Theatre, York. York Guildhall Orchestra- 40th Birthday Concert,- Ravel, Elgar and Brahms with Simon Wright, conductor, Soloist Jamie Walton, cello. 7.30pm. £17.55 to £24.40 with concessions, children and students £6.30 plus service and facility charges. tel: 0203 356 5441 tickets: Telephone and online web: http://www.yorkbarbican.co.uk

Sat 15 Feb 2020 to
 Sun 23 Feb 2020

Coppergate, York YO1 9WT. Yorvik Viking Festival – the largest event of its kind in Europe. An exciting programme of events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances. This year’s theme is the Voyages of the Vikings – just like the Norse in the 9th century, journey to York in February half term to discover their extraordinary stories. tel: 01904 615505 email: jorvik@yorkat.co.uk web: https://jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk

Sat 15 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Polymer Clay Jewellery.' Make your own unique colourful jewellery with this versatile, easy to use polymer ‘clay’ (Fimo), with the option to create rings, earrings or pendants. 10am - 4pm. £55 + £5 materials. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Sat 15 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. iCan: iPad workshops: One to Ones tuition (30 mins), Learn all about iPads with expert Claire Ford. All workshops are suitable for beginners and you will leave feeling confident in each specific topic. 1 - 4pm. £15. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 15 Feb 2020

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Thirsk Brick Show. Another day of LEGO for fans of all ages with displays, activities and a marketplace. A great family day out in Thirsk, raising money for Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, Sowerby. 10am-4pm. Adults £3, Children £2. tickets: on the door email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Sun 16 Feb 2020

Circular Walk from Castleton. Castleton and Westerdale across moorland. Fields, roads and tracks. 8.8 miles Grades B/C. 09.30am. CP at top end of Castleton. Grid ref. NZ681077. tickets: Leader - Claire Hill email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 16 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Little Mix, Woman Like Me.' A highly energetic tribute show to the award winning girl band, Little Mix. Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike. There are lots of added extras including Dance Competitions, Free Giveaways and even a Meet & Greet with the girls after the show!. 19:00. £15, £13 family of 4 £52. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 17 Feb 2020 to
 Wed 19 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Spies In Disguise (PG). Mon 11:00, Tue & Wed 14:30. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 17 Feb 2020 to
 Wed 19 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Star Wars: The rise of Skywalker (12A). Mon 14:00, Tue 17:30, Wed 11:00. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group; The history of Temple Grounds, Richmond, the Yorke family and the people who lived there from medieval times to the present day. An illustrated talk by Mrs. Val Hepworth MBE. 7..30pm. £4 to include refreshments. tel: 01845 597077 tickets: on the door

Tue 18 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. February Half Term: 'Jungle Big -Cats Collage'. Go deep into the jungle and discover wild animals - made of colourful paper, clay and feathers!. 10:30am - 12pm. £4.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Wed 19 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. February Half term: 'Jungle Lizard & Snakes Ceramics'. Go deep into the jungle and discover wild animals - made of colourful paper, clay and feathers!. 10:30am - 12pm. £6.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Wed 19 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Flo & Joan - Before The Screaming Starts:' Following last year’s sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, national UK tour and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new programme of their dark and waggish songs. 20:00. £14. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Circular Walk around Hole of Horcum. From Levisham drop down into Hole of Horcum. 9 miles. 10am at top of Levisham by Horseshoe Pub turn right onto Limpsey Gate Lane for 1/2 mile to grass verge.SE833905/YO18 7NL. tel: 01845 523376 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Circular Walk from Little Ayton. Ayton Highlights. Scenic ramble under and over Captain Cook's, then over Gribdale via Ayton Moor to Roseberry Common and back. 10am at Fletcher's Farm Shop, Little Ayton. Park in overflow CP. NZ572104/TS9 6HZ. tel: 01642 710974 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Holy Rood House,Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Replenish - come and enjoy a day of refreshment at the peaceful centre of Holy Rood House. We specialise in health and pastoral care. Holy Rood House has lovely facilities including a large garden, art room and library.The day will have a gentle focus - 'Finding peaceful rhythm' - & is for anyone wanting more refreshment in life. It will include lunch and hot drinks and finish with tea and cake. These days are run regularly throughout the year. 9.45 for 10am - 4pm. Suggested donation £35-£40. tel: 01845 522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www/holyroodhouse.org.uk

Thu 20 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. February Half Term: Jungle - Birds In Paradise Decorations. Go deep into the jungle and discover wild animals - made of colourful paper, clay and feathers!. 10:30am - 12pm. £4.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 20 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. NT LIive: 'Cyrano De Bergerac.' James McAvoy is Cyrano, the man who almost has it all. Fierce penman, remarkable duelist and owner of an absolutely huge nose. Can he overcomes the narcissism of the world around him and win the heart of beautiful Roxane?. 7pm (1hr30m). Adults: £10, Concessions: £8. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Thu 20 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. National Theatre Live - Cyrano De Bergerac (15) by Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. 19:00. £15, £12.50, £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 21 Feb 2020 to
 Sat 22 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Print Sprint! Print Sprint is back - and bigger than before with two days of live demonstrations and workshops inclusive of all abilities! Try different techniques with our friendly print artists. 10am - 4pm. Adults: 2 days - £35, 1 day - £20 U18s: 1 day - £12.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 21 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Don't Try and Outrun the Police Dog Tour'. An unscripted evening with retired PC Graham Wilson covering the funnier side of policing & theatre work over the past 30 years. All proceeds to 120Marathonman charities. 7.30pm. All tickets £10. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 21 Feb 2020 to
 Thu 27 Feb 2020

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. '1917' (15). 7.30pm. Matinee Wed. 2,30pm.

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Ripon Operatic Society Hall, 49 Allhallowgate, Ripon. HG4 1LQ. 'Don't Try and Outrun the Police Dog Tour'. An unscripted evening with retired PC Graham Wilson covering the funnier side of policing & theatre work over the past 30 years. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 07960124105 tickets: Stephen Hibbs. email: stevenhibbs6@gmail.com

Sat 22 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Swede Dreamz ABBA Tribute Back by popular demand!!!! From the opening beats of Waterloo to the final notes of Thank You For The Music, Swede Dreamz will take you through some of ABBA’s greatest. This show features superb live vocals throughout, stunning replica costumes and a fantastic lightshow. 19:30. £19 and £17. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Circular Walk from Greta Bridge. To Barnard Castle and back. Field, woodland and river paths, and some country lanes. Fairly flat but probably muddy. 8.5miles Grade A. 09.30am. Roadside at Greta Bridge (beyond traffic lights). tel: 01609 779461/07938 998809 tickets: Leader - Derek Hutchinson email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Middleham Key Centre Park Lane, Middleham. DL8 4RA. Antiques & Collectors’ Fair: Refreshments available. 10am-4pm. email: e-mail: office@middlehamkey.co.uk web: http://www.middlehamkeycentre.co.uk

Sun 23 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Jack and The Beanstalk (ADULT) Starring the cracking top UK comic Liam Mellor as our hero Jack & The Fabulous and Filthy Jimmy Burton-Iles as Dame Got-The-Trotts. Also starring Nik Grundison as Fairy, Tom Rolfe as Fleshcreep and Introducing Victoria West as Jill. 19:30. £18. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 25 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Royal Ballet - 'Dances At A Gathering.' This show will include the world premiere of Cathy Marston’s 'The Cellist.' This is Marston’s first work for the Main Stage and is inspired by the life of Jacqueline du Pré who is regarded as one of the greatest cellists of all time. 19:15. £16, £13, £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 25 Feb 2020

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A tan - 'Railway Roundabout, 2019' by John Hunt. 7:30 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: Door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Wed 26 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Taste of...'Green Men & Gargoyles.' With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 1.30pm. £25. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Wed 26 Feb 2020 to
 Thu 27 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Moving Still' Envisage is a community based dance group who are celebrating over 25 years of dancing together. Their performance celebrates a passion for dance through movement and film. Their dance is a collaboration of choreography and music, hoping to inspire and energise others to want to dance. 19:30. £5 and £4. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 27 Feb 2020

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk. YO7 1QS. The Hambleton Coffee Club. (MS Society - Hambleton & Richmondshire Group) Come & join us for a Coffee/Lunch & a chat. Friends & carers also very Welcome. 11:00am. tel: Doris for info. 01677 424455.

Fri 28 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Love and Spice'. An elderly couple look back on their life together, reliving key moments through memories of the meals they shared. Blending Kathak dance, music and live cooking in surprisingly delicious ways. (Recommended for all ages). 7.30pm. Adults: £10, Concessions: £8 (inc. food). tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Fri 28 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'The Take That Experience.' The Take That Experience bring you all the thrills of this hugely popular act. This Take That Tribute Band provide your audience with a show that has all the versatility, humour, experience and magic of the real Take That!. 19:30. £22. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 28 Feb 2020

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Bingo Fun Night. Cash Prizes, Raffle, Games, Spot Prizes. Licensed Bar. All profits to the Thirsk Christmas Lights. Doors open 6.45pm Eyes down 7.30pm. tel: Jo - 07921 676640

Sat 29 Feb 2020

Frazer Theatre,Tesco,Off High St.behind Park Crest, Knaresborough. 'Don't Try & Outrun the Police Dog Tour'. An unscripted evening with PC Graham Wilson covering the funnier side of policing & theatre work over the past 30 years. All proceeds booking fee applieto 120Marathonman charities. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01423 866658 tickets: Online box office.(booking fee applies). web: http://www.frazertheatre.co.uk

Sat 29 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. iCan: iPad workshops: How To Use SAFARI (Internet) Learn all about iPads with expert Claire Ford. All workshops are suitable for beginners and you will leave feeling confident in each specific topic. 2 - 4pm. £15. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Sat 29 Feb 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. An Evening with Norman Whiteside. The Youngest Player to take part in a World Cup. The Youngest Player to score in a League AND FA Cup Final and to score a senior goal for Manchester United. We are proud to bring Northern Ireland Legend Norman Whiteside to The Forum. 19:30. £20 and VIP £30. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 29 Feb 2020 to
 Sat 21 Mar 2020

Zillah Bell Gallery, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk.YO7 1PQ. Society of Wood Engravers Centenary Exhibition (82nd Annual Exhibition). Preview 28th Feb. 6.30 - 8.30. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

March

Sun 1 Mar 2020

Circular Walk around Roseberry Topping area. Cooks Monument and Roseberry Topping which includes some steep ascents. 7 miles. Grade B. 09.45 am at Gribdale CP. TS9 6HN. tel: 0160977946107938998809 tickets: Leaders - Colin & Jayne Elcock email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 1 Mar 2020

St Oswalds Church, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk. YO7 1JG. Viennese Extravaganza of Music to lift your spirits and music to waltz to!. 3pm. £13.50 in advance, £16 on door. tel: 07981 819766 tickets: Information Centre, White Rose Books or on the door. email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

Sun 1 Mar 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. “Kinky Boots” The Musical filmed live at London's Adelphi Theatre is strutting onto the big screen!. 19:30. £12. tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 1 Mar 2020

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. On the first Sunday of each month the award-winning Northern Dales Farmers' Market brings awesome food and drink producers to Thirsk Market Place. Each stall has a different product and those selling are all involved with the business, able to talk in detail about the products on sale - especially the use of local ingredients, i.e. items that have been grown, reared or produced locally. 9am to 2pm. web: http://northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Mon 2 Mar 2020 to
 Sat 14 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Exhibition: 2019 SCAF Emerging Artist Award. The Scott Creative Arts Foundation presents the 10 final selected pieces responding to the subject ‘Metamorphosis’. The award was created to acknowledge up and coming artists of all ages who are living in the Yorkshire region. FREE. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Tue 3 Mar 2020

Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA. Bedale Archaeology & History Society, Talk by Dr Dave Errickson, lecturer in Archaeology/Anthropology on Conflict Casualties: the archaeological recovery of bodies from conflict zones. 7.30pm.

Tue 3 Mar 2020 to
 Tue 31 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. FUSED GLASS (5 WEEKS) - Artist: David Teece. Create decorative and functional artefacts in fused glass, with a range of clear and coloured glass, learning how to work with glass powders and frits. 10am - 1pm. £160. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Wed 4 Mar 2020

Kilburn Institute. YO61 4AH. The Busquitos. Jazz, Swing Comedy and entertaining Fun-Music by this great Dutch band. with Violin, Guitar, Saxophone, Double-Bass and vocals. Here for a second time as part of their UK/Continental tour. If you missed them last time, be sure to catch them on their return visit. 7.30 for 8.00. £10.00 adults/ £7.00 under 18s. tickets: Julie 01347 868359 or Jacky 01347 868626 email: jmharron@outlook.com; jackyowens19@gmail.com web: http://www.busquitos.com

Wed 4 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Taste of...'Quirky Egg Cups'. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £18. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 5 Mar 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Gavin Webster Geordie Binman (15) Geordie comedy legend Gavin Webster is doing a brand new tour show. The veteran stand up and one of the first post modern alternative comedians from Newcastle is on the road with a stand up show entitled 'Geordie Bin Man’. 20:00. £12. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 7 Mar 2020 to
 Sun 8 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Ceramic Head'. Sculpt a human, animal or mythical head out of clay under helpful and expert guidance. Book onto both days to create a larger piece. 10am - 4pm. £55 + £10 materials. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 7 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'WISE: Women in Science Everywhere'. A fun day of family arts workshops inspired by women who have made significant impacts in the world of science. Celebrating British Science Week and International Women’s Day. 10am - 4pm. £4.50 - £6.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sun 8 Mar 2020

Circular Walk from Byland. From the Abbey to Oldstead via Mount Snever Observatory on forest tracks and paths. 7 miles. Grade B. 10am at CP behind Byland Abbey Tea Room. tel: 07736 371355 tickets: Leader - Jess Stajniak email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 8 Mar 2020

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music. Theodore Platt, baritone with Keval Shah, piano. Countess of Munster Trust Recital - a programme of Brahms, Rachmaninov, Wolf and Barber. 4pm. £10, £11 on the door. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: Online, White Rose Books or on the day email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: https://sowerbymusic.org.uk

Wed 11 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Taste of...'Jewellery Making'. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £15. tickets: ww.ruralarts.org

Thu 12 Mar 2020

Romanby Golf & Country Club, Northallerton. Garth Cottage Herbs (Newby Wiske). A talk on the growing & the use of herbs to enhance your cuisine. For Soroptomist International Great Britain & Ireland - Northallerton & District. Herbs & dressings will be available to purchase. There will be a tombola & a bar. 7pm. £7.50 - to include nibbles. tel: Hilary 01609 779883 email: hilary76dodd@btinternet.com

Sat 14 Mar 2020

Holy Rood House,Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Lenten Quiet Garden Day as part of the Quiet Garden Movement. Fascinating and varied garden and indoor spaces if wet. The day includes input from Chaplain Helen, lunch and hot drinks and finish with tea and cakes,. 9.45am for 10am till 4pm. Suggested donation £35-40. tel: 01845 522580 web: http://www/holyroodhouse.org.uk

Sat 14 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. iCan: iPad workshops: 'Setting up and using your email.' Learn all about iPads with expert Claire Ford. All workshops are suitable for beginners and you will leave feeling confident in each specific topic. 2 - 4pm. £15. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 14 Mar 2020

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. 'Thirsk Mini Con'. A comic con style event for kids. Cosplayers, Children's Costume Parade, Geeky Traders, Disney Singalong, Tombola, Facepainting by Sonato, Cafe, Free Creative Station. Autism Awareness Quiet Hour 10am - 11am - No music. Limited tickets to avoid crowding. 'Phone Jo to book. 11am - 3pm. Entry £3. Under 12's £2. tel: Jo - 07921 676640 email: facebook@awesomeeventsuk

Sun 15 Mar 2020

Circular Walk from Sneck Yate bank top. Hilly Hawnby and the Drove Road, two steepish climbs, moor and woods. 12 miles. Grade C. 09.30am Sneck Yate bank top. Grid ref. SE509877. tel: 01609 770446 tickets: Leader - Richard Forster email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 16 Mar 2020 to
 Mon 6 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Drawing For Beginners (4 weeks) - Artist: Rosie Skaife d’Ingerthorpe. Build up your basic drawing skills. You will be taught how to work from observation and the imagination, as well as how to develop shading, tone and mark-making. 10am - 12.30pm. £72. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Mon 16 Mar 2020

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group: The Lost Franklin Expedition, an illustrated talk by Professor Martin Curzon on the search for the lost Franklin Expedition of 1847/48. 7.30pm. £4 to include refreshments. tel: 01845 597077 tickets: on the door

Wed 18 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Taste of...'Personalised Fabric Keyrings'. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £12. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Wed 18 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Decorative Ceramic Eggs'. Create three different ceramic eggs using colourful slip decorating, relief-carving techniques such as fretwork, and scratching into a layer of slip using sgraffito. Your eggs will be fired just in time for Easter!. 10am - 4pm. £50 + £10 materials. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Wed 18 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Mrs Beeton , My Sister'. Award-winning playwright Alison Neil stars in a fascinating one-woman play. Years after Isabella Beeton’s untimely death, Bessie Mayson muses on the fate of her famous big sister. Part of WISE: Women in Science Everywhere (Recommended Age: 12+). 7.30pm. Adults: £10, Concessions: £8. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 21 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Some Like It Hot'. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon go on the run – in drag – in the ‘Best Comedy Film of All Time’, starring the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. 2pm (2hr). £5. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 21 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Hand Painted Lampshade'. Explore painting and stitching techniques to create your lampshade using a combination of designs and colours.The outcome will be perfect for your favourite corner within your home!. 10am - 4pm. £55 + £5 materials. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.orgr

Sun 22 Mar 2020

Circular Walk from Chop Gate. Nab End and Round Hill - the highest peak on the North York moors. 10 miles. Grades B/C. 09.30am Near Chop Gate Village Hall TS9 7JW. Grid Ref. SE559993. tel: 0160977946107938998809 tickets: Leader - Colin & Jayne Elcock email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 22 Mar 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. An evening of the wit & songs of Noel Coward by Peter Gill. 7pm. £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: The Forum, Northallerton web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 24 Mar 2020

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A talk - 'Memories of a Sheffield Trainspotter' by Ted Parker. 7:30 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: Door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Wed 25 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Taste of...Willow Weaving Fish'. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £18. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 26 Mar 2020

Barkers Furniture, Northallerton. The Hambleton Coffee Club (MS Society - Hambleton & Richmondshire Group). Come & join us for a coffee/lunch & a chat. Friends & carers also very welcome. 11:00am. tel: Doris for info. 01677 424455.

Fri 27 Mar 2020 to
 Mon 6 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Exhibition: The Market Place and I'. This exhibition explores disabled people’s experiences with commercial environments, and challenges perceptions of (dis)ability. A collaboration with the University of Lancaster. FREE. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 28 Mar 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. iCan: iPad workshops: iTUNES + APP Store (Downloading). Learn all about iPads with expert Claire Ford. All workshops are suitable for beginners and you will leave feeling confident in each specific topic. 2 - 4pm. £15. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 28 Mar 2020 to
 Sat 18 Apr 2020

Zillah Bell Gallery, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk.YO7 1PQ. Neil Bousfield 'Created Territories (Relief Engravings 2012 - 2020) Preview Fri. 28th March 6.30 - 8.30. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 29 Mar 2020

Circular Walk from Green Hammerton. A flat, easy walk via Whixley from Green Hammerton. 8 miles. Grade A. 10am at Bay Horse Inn, Green Hammerton YO26 8BN. tel: 01748818946 tickets: Leader - Teresa Quinn & Kath Atkinson email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

April

Wed 1 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Taste of...'Felted Easter Egg Ornaments'. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £15. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 3 Apr 2020

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music. Masterwork - Bach, Goldberg Variations, Jonathan Martindale - violin, Lucy Nolan - Viola, Peggy Nolan - cello. One of the most sublime pieces of music; a feast of mathematical complexity, beauty, simplicity and dazzling virtuosity. Preceded by a short talk exploring the work's genesis and unravelling its construction. 7.30pm. £15, £16 on the door. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: Online, White Rose Books or on the day email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: https://sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sun 5 Apr 2020

Circular Walk from Pateley Bridge. Several ascents (total 1476ft.) and descents (one steep) along roads, over fields and woods. Visiting Brimham Rocks. 11miles. Grade C. 09.30am Showground CP (£1.80) Pateley Bridge. tickets: Leader - Claire Hill email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 5 Apr 2020

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. On the first Sunday of each month the award-winning Northern Dales Farmers' Market brings awesome food and drink producers to Thirsk Market Place. Each stall has a different product and those selling are all involved with the business, able to talk in detail about the products on sale - especially the use of local ingredients, i.e. items that have been grown, reared or produced locally. 9am to 2pm. web: http://northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Tue 7 Apr 2020 to
 Tue 5 May 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Stained Glass' (5weeks) - Artist: Neil Kershaw. Learn how to create work in a range of sizes from the functional to the decorative. You will be taught how to make colourful stained glass using both lead and copper foil. 10am - 4pm. £225. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Tue 7 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Easter Holidays: 'Space - Marbled Paper Stars'. To the universe and beyond! Create your own spaceships, stars and so much more... 10:30am - 12pm. £4.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Wed 8 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Easter Holidays: 'Space - Extra Terrestrial Truffles + Boxes'. To the universe and beyond! Create your own spaceships, stars and so much more... 10:30am - 12pm. £4.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sun 12 Apr 2020

Circular Walk near The White Horse. Roulston Scar, The White Horse, High & Low Kilburn and Oldstead. One steep ascent & descent. Lunch at Glider Club afterwards. 6 miles. Grade B. 10am at CP on the left past Glider Club. tel: 0134786904507564322195 tickets: Leader - Sue Flanigan Phone to book lunch email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Fri 17 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. SIPSIX: Basics of wine + Cheese Pairing'. A tantalising tasting of six great wines paired with classic cheeses. Explore the essentials of complementary flavours to impress guests or simply enjoy at home. 7pm. £15. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Sat 18 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Macrame Plant Hanger'. Reminisce over the past with the art of Macramé! This retro technique involves knotting cotton cord into geometric and free-form patterns to create a beautiful hanging basket for your plants. 1pm - 4:30pm. £35 + £10 materials. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sun 19 Apr 2020

Circular Walk from Carperby. Nappa Scar and Aysgarth Falls. Over moors above Wensleydale, returning along the River Ure. 9 miles. Grade B. Carpeby Village Hall. Grid ref. SE008899. tel: 0160977946107938998809 tickets: Leader - Barry Kirkman email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 20 Apr 2020

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby History Group: Romans on your Doorstep.. A film show and talk by Wendy Hyam of the Roman Aldborough Society on the latest excavations there. 7.30pm. £4 to include refreshments. tel: 01845 597077 tickets: on the door

Wed 22 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Comedy at the Courthouse'. Laugh your socks off in the company of Yorkshire’s finest comic talents. MC Tom Taylor is joined by Hannah Silvester, Tom Little and headliner Mike Newall. (Recommended Age: 14+). 7:30pm. Adults: £10, Concessions: £8. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 24 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Willow Weaving: Leaping Hare.' The perfect addition to your garden that looks great come rain or shine. Weave a leaping hare full of character using a variety of locally-sourced willow and learn how to take care of your hare at home. 10am - 4pm. £55 + £12 materials. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 25 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Singin' In The Rain'. Brush off those April showers with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and that iconic dance number in the greatest movie musical ever made. 2pm (1hr45m). £5. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Sat 25 Apr 2020 to
 Sat 16 May 2020

Zillah Bell Gallery, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk.YO7 1PQ. Louise Davies: 'Unknown Landscapes.' Preview Fri. 24th April 6,30 - 8.30. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 26 Apr 2020

Circular Walk from Bainbridge Village. Old Roman Road and Marsett returning via Semerwater. Approx. 1500ft. of ascent in total. 9 miles. Grade C. 10am Bainbridge Village. Grid ref. SD933901. tel: 01748818946 tickets: Leader - Teresa Quinn email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Tue 28 Apr 2020

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A talk - 'Transport on the Isle of Man' by Ian McInnes. 7.30 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: Door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Thu 30 Apr 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Leonardo: The Works. Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, for the first time ever see all of his paintings in Ultra HD quality with insightful commentary from fine art experts and historians. A collaboration between Rural Arts and Zillah Bell Gallery. 7.30pm (1hr42m). Adults: £10, Concessions: £8. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

May

Sat 2 May 2020

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music. Yorkshire Young Musicians Showcase. Presenting the talented youth of this Centre for Advanced Training. They bring enthusiasm and professionalism on top of their undoubted talent - a real bundle of joy. 7.30pm. £10, £11 on the door. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: Online, White Rose Books or on the day email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: https://sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sun 3 May 2020

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. On the first Sunday of each month the award-winning Northern Dales Farmers' Market brings awesome food and drink producers to Thirsk Market Place. Each stall has a different product and those selling are all involved with the business, able to talk in detail about the products on sale - especially the use of local ingredients, i.e. items that have been grown, reared or produced locally. 9am to 2pm. web: http://northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

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Ritz Cinema, Thirsk, Fri 17 Jan to Thu 23 Jan

Cats (PG). From a book of poems, to the West End stage as a record breaking musical, to a film that has an element of the 'Marmite' about it – largely because of the weird way the performers, which of course are human, are covered in feline fur to the discomfort of some. Still, that hasn't stopped this film from attracting audiences neck and neck with the other favourite '1917' (coming soon!).

There is a plot, but since when have musical theatre or opera plots ever made sense! The cats in the plot are 'The Jellicles', and on this night, a decision has to be made about which of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer, and come back with an extra life! (Well, I did warn you!).

The performers include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Ray Winston, James Corden Francesca Hayward and Taylor Swift. A feast of tunes for this latest addition to the big screen musical canon.

Friday to Monday at 7.30pm and Wed at 2.30pm. £6, and £5 for Monday, matinée & concessions (cash only, no cards).
https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thirsk Artisan Food and Drink Market

On Sun 2 Feb, and the first Sunday of each month after that, the award-winning Northern Dales Farmers' Market is bringing awesome food and drink producers to Thirsk Market Place. If you love to feed your family the very fresh quality food you'll want to make a beeline for this.

Get proper free range farm fresh bangers oozing with flavour and packed to perfection with meaty goodness. You'll also find amazing cheeses, gourmet pies, delicious donuts, Yorkshire honey made by bees that buzz around the moors, luxury cheesecakes, farmhouse table teatime treats, sinful gingerbread and wonderful ginger wine, succulent grass-fed Angus beef, sensational scotch eggs, locally roasted coffee, cupcakes that are too cute for words, Korean food that'll get your tongue tingling, and a veritable feast of vegetarian and vegan goodies.

Bring your dog, there is a stall that's just for them, with treats that they'll go barking mad for.
northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

East Coast Main Train Line

There will be a reduced service on some January and February weekends, with passengers along the route urged to check before travelling and to allow additional time for their journey.

These dates are Sat 18 and Sun 19 Jan, Sat 8 Feb and Sun 9 Feb, Sat 15 Feb and Sun 16 Feb.

There will be NO TRAINS at all in and out of King’s Cross on Sat 25 and Sun 26 Jan and also none on Sat 29 Feb and Sun 1 Mar.

Services which do run on the above dates are likely to be very busy and passengers are advised to reserve a ticket for their journey where possible or, preferably, travel on a different day.
https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture.aspx

Christmas Tree collection

Hambleton residents who have subscribed to the garden waste collection will receive a one off collection in January to accommodate the disposal of Christmas trees – normal garden waste is also accepted during this collection.

Collections take place week commencing 6 or 13 January 2020, specific collection dates can be checked on the councils’ website.

Trees must be chopped up and placed in the green bin with the lid closed. Trees left at the side of bins will not be collected.

Non subscribing residents will have to dispose of their trees themselves – trees can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres at Sandholme Lane, Sowerby; Yafforth Road, Northallerton; Leeming Bar Industrial Estate; Stokesley Industrial Estate and Tholthorpe for composting. The sites are open from 8.30am until 4pm but closed every Wednesday.
https://www.hambleton.gov.uk

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Sun 1 Mar 2020

St Oswalds Church, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk. YO7 1JG. Viennese Extravaganza of Music to lift your spirits and music to waltz to!. 3pm. £13.50 in advance, £16 on door. tel: 07981 819766 tickets: Information Centre, White Rose Books or on the door. email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

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