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Sat 13 Aug 2022

Easingwold Summer of Music, Easingwold Market Square. Artisan Market with Maggie Wakelin busking. 1pm - 3pm.

Sat 13 Aug 2022

Kirkby Fleetham Feast, Kirkby Fleetham Village Green DL7 0SA. A traditional Village Show on the Village Green. Arena events, produce and crafts, tea and cakes or something stronger. A rural village tradition recognised by today’s generation. web: https://www.kirkbyfleethamfeast.org/

Up to
 Sun 14 Aug 2022

Taster Sessions RUFC, Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Free Summer Taster Sessions for 2-17yr olds. Come and enjoy an introduction to Rugby, meet the coaches and players. Karen's Kitchen serves butties and beverages. Discover your potential (also volunteers needed). 9.30am-11..30am.

Sun 14 Aug 2022

Emmerdale Charity Cricket Match, Crakehall Village Green LD81HP. Cast of Emmerdale versus local team members. 12 noon.

Sun 14 Aug 2022

Grass Track Racing, Haygate Lane, Pickering, YO18 7JN. Grass Track Racing, Solos & Sidecars, Refreshments.

Sun 14 Aug 2022

Ripley Agricultural Show, Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA. Family (2+3) £30, Adult £12, Child (5-16) £5.50, Under 5 free. web: https://www.ripleyshow.co.uk

Sun 14 Aug 2022

River Fly CSI, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Join the Ryevitalise team to discover all about river flies! Come and see our special tank and microscopes to get the rare chance to get up close to these aquatic mini beasties!
Wheelchair accessible. 11am until 3pm. Free of charge. tickets: No booking required, drop in anytime web: https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on/events

Sat 13 Aug 2022 to
 Mon 15 Aug 2022

Event image Whitby Regatta, Whitby park & ride YO21 1TL. Spectacular Fireworks Display Mon 9.45pm, RAF Red Arrows Aerobatic Display Sat 12.30pm, RAF Battle of Britain Lancaster Flying Display Sat & Sun time TBA, Rowind Polish Classic Car Rally Sun from 11am, Motor Cycle and Quad Bike Gymkhana Sun from 10am, North Yorkshire Birds of Prey and more …. tel: 07827 452753 email: whitbyregatta@live.co.uk web: https://www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Mon 15 Aug 2022

Event image Young Gadgeteers, Thirsk Community Library, Meadowfields, Chapel Street, Thirsk. Become an electronic engineer for the afternoon. 2-3pm for 4-7 years and 3.15-4.15pm for 7 years+. £2. tel: 01609 534589 tickets: Booking essential. Phone or call into library. email: library@thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk web: https://thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk

Tue 16 Aug 2022

Quiz Night, Thirsk Athletics Club. Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Teams of up to four. Cash prizes & raffle. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights. 7.30pm. £10 per person with supper, or £5 without. tickets: Jill at Luke Millers or phone

Tue 16 Aug 2022

Lego & Duplo drop in, Thirsk Community Library, Meadowfields, Chapel Street, Thirsk. Come and make your own creations. All ages welcome and under 8s need to be accompanied by an adult. Just turn up. FREE. 2-4pm. tel: 01609 534589 email: library@thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk web: https://thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk

Wed 17 Aug 2022

Soup & sweet lunch, Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall, Thirsk YO7 3RJ. Cash raised at this lunch will be donated to Community Works, Thirsk,. Noon.

Fri 12 Aug 2022 to
 Thu 18 Aug 2022

Event image The Railway Children Return (PG), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Follow a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home. Filmed on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in Yorkshire. Stars: Jenny Agutter, Sheridan Smith, John Bradley, Tom Courtenay. 7.30pm. Matinée Wed 2.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s & 60+ £5. Matinée all tickets £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 18 Aug 2022

Clergy, Characters, and Cock Ups, Hillside Garden & Social Club, Knayton Village Hall, YO7 4AZ. A light hearted talk by Rev. Trevor Grewcock. Followed by refreshments, all warmly wellcome!. 7.30pm.

Thu 18 Aug 2022

NTL Prima Facie (15), Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. National Theatre Live. Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. 7.00pm. £8 - £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book online, phone or at boxoffice email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 19 Aug 2022

As You Like It (outdoors), Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. See William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ in an outdoor performance by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Tickets also include access to the gardens from 12 noon. 6pm open, performance 7pm. £17 Adult, £10 Child. tel: 01423 322583 tickets: Book online or buy at gate email: info@newbyhall.com web: https://www.newbyhall.com/events

Fri 19 Aug 2022

Marriage of Figaro, St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PR. This opera opens the Thirsk Hall Festival. It will be a semi-staged performance of the Mozart comedy classic. Directed by Sarah Helsby-Hughes of Heritage Opera and conducted by Benjamin Ellin. It features a festival chorus of singers from across the region. 7.00pm. £15, under 16s £7.50. tickets: Book online web: https://www.thirskhall.com/thirsk-hall-festival

Fri 19 Aug 2022

Bingo Fun Night, Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QS. Licensed bar. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights. Open 6pm, eyes down 7pm. £12 all in.

Sat 20 Aug 2022

Event image Carnival Day, Grounds of Thirsk Hall, Kirkgate YO7 1PL. Part of Thirsk Hall Festival. 11am-4pm. Live performances, fairground rides and food stalls.
There will be Samba workshop, then at 3.30pm a parade for everyone to join.
Adults £4 (£5 on the door) under 16s free, parking £5.
Two performances of Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood will take place at 12.30pm and 2.00pm in the Sculpture Garden’s newly renovated gallery. £3, under 2s free.
At 7pm audiences will enjoy a journey through the world of folk music, from across the Tudor period up to traditional folk.
There will be food & drink as well as a space to dance. £15, under 16s £7.50. tel: 01845 444455 tickets: On door or online email: info@thirskhall.com web: https://www.thirskhall.com/thirsk-hall-festival

Sat 20 Aug 2022

The Yorkshire Flea, Thirsk Auction Mart YO7 3AB. An exciting & interesting selection of vintage, antique & collectable items from the 18th 19th & 20th centuries in an indoor step free venue featuring between 50 & 80 dealers from across the north of England & beyond. Ample free parking, excellent cafe, dog friendly event. Bookings are open for this well regarded & popular fair. 11am - 6pm. Adult £3. Accompanied under 16s free. NHS staff with official work photo ID free. tel: 01274 588505 or 07889 828288 tickets: helen @antiquesfairs.com email: ben@antiquesfairs.com web: http://www.antiquesfairs.com

Sat 20 Aug 2022 to
 Sun 21 Aug 2022

Summer Market, Thirsk Garden Centre YO73AB. A selection of small businesses showcasing their makes and talents in our lovely coffee shop oak extension. Hog Roast supplied by The Hogfather but the Garden Centre and Coffee Shop are open as usual. 9am Saturday 10am Sunday. tel: 01845 523032 tickets: Free entry email: sam@thirskgardencentre.co.uk web: https://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk/location/whats-on-at-thirsk-garden-centre

Sun 21 Aug 2022

Event image Film & Orchestra, Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Part of Thirsk Hall Festival. Charlie Chaplin’s ‘A Dog's Life’ and a selection of new short films by students of the acclaimed National Film and Television School will be accompanied by live 13-piece orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Ellin. 3pm. £10, under 16s £6. tickets: On door or online web: http://thirskhall.com/thirsk-hall-festival

Sun 21 Aug 2022

River Model Magic, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Join the Ryevitalise team to discover our river model! This is your chance to design and make your own river! Using our real life model; with water pump, sand, trees and farm animals; discover the highs and lows of being a river engineer!
Wheelchair accessible. 11am until 3pm. Event free of charge, normal car parking charges apply. tickets: No booking required, drop in anytime

Sun 21 Aug 2022

Artisan Market, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. 10am-3pm. web: https://pedddle.com/organiser/little-bird-artisan-market

Thu 18 Aug 2022 to
 Mon 22 Aug 2022

Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, YO7 1QL. National Event. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 24 Aug 2022

Egton Horse & Agricultural Show, Egton Cross, Egton YO21 1TZ. tel: 01947 893434  web: https://www.shire-horse.org.uk/events/egton-horse-agricultural-show

Fri 19 Aug 2022 to
 Thu 25 Aug 2022

Where the Crawdads Sing (15), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Not Sun. A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with. Stars : Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn. 7.30pm. Matinée Wed 2.30pm. NO SUNDAY SHOWING. Adults £6, under 15s & 60+ £5. Matinée all tickets £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 25 Aug 2022

Thirsk Community Works, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall Annexe, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Thirsk Ladies Club. A talk given by Abigail Homer who has a lot of experience working in the charity sector. She will be able to tell us about how the charity operates and what services are available to the people of Thirsk and the villages around. 7.30pm. Free for members, visitors £3. tel: 01845 522819

Thu 25 Aug 2022

Pin ups, Thirsk Community Library, Meadowfields, Chapel Street, Thirsk. Join local artist Chris Jeeson to create your own pin up and pop up books. Children aged 5+ years. 2 – 3pm. £2. tel: 01609 534589 tickets: Booking essential. Phone or call into library. email: library@thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk web: https://thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk

Fri 26 Aug 2022

Event image Horse racing, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, YO7 1QL. All Creatures Great and Small Family Day. Gates open 11am. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: Book online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Fri 26 Aug 2022

Flash! A Tribute to Queen, Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PS. The UK's most authentic live tribute to the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen- Flash! Hit after hit, anthem after anthem, the group will power out the greatest songs of Queen. Performed in authentic costumes and with replica equipment the show really is as close as it gets. Gates open 7.30pm, performance 8.30pm. £20, child £15. tickets: Book online web: https://thorpperrow.com

Thu 25 Aug 2022 to
 Sat 27 Aug 2022

The Railway Children Return, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Film (U). Follow a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War. Filmed in Yorkshire. 7.30pm. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: 01609776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Easingwold Summer of Music, Easingwold Market Square. Holly Tamar Bilton, talented acoustic singer with plenty of style and a gorgeous voice. 1pm - 3pm.

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Wensleydale Show, Leyburn DL8 5JG. On A6108 road Leyburn to Richmond. Family (2+3) £25, Adult £10, Child (5-16) £5, Under 5s free. tickets: Online or at the gate email: secretary@wensleydaleshow.org.uk web: https://www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Event image Fireworks Champions, Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. 4 great firework displays! Three of the UK’s best firework companies compete against each other with a 10 minute professional firework display choreographed to music followed by a larger huge finale display. The event is the only one of its type in the UK where the audience have the capability to vote for the team they liked the most using their mobile phone. £23, child £13 (+£1.50 booking fee). tel: 01327 876037 tickets: Book online email: mail@fireworkchampions.co.uk web: https://www.fireworkchampions.co.uk

Sat 27 Aug 2022

A Night at the Opera, St John's Church, Sharow HG4 5BJ. Jervaulx Singers. A thrilling evening of drama from the great opera shows by Mozart, Delibe, Rossini, Bizet and more!. 7.30pm. £18. tickets: Book online or on the door web: http://www.jervaulxsingers.com

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Bilsdale Show, Thornhill Farm, Chop Gate, Bilsdale TS9 7JS. 9am-5pm. email: bilsdaleshow@outlook.com web: https://www.bilsdaleshow.co.uk

Sat 27 Aug 2022 to
 Mon 29 Aug 2022

Malton Food-lovers Festival, Malton YO17 7EG. A celebration of Yorkshire's finest produce & cooking. Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, festival bar & live music. We recommend you come hungry!. From 9am Fri & Sat, 10am Sun.

Sat 27 Aug 2022 to
 Mon 29 Aug 2022

Event image Jousting Tournament, Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT. Your jousting tournament ticket includes entry to the Royal Armouries Museum (10am-5pm). The museum’s impressive jousting arena in Leeds will resound to the cheers of crowds and the clash of lances on armour, as knights battle it out in an authentic Elizabethan-themed tournament.
The twice daily shows will feature knights and horses, plus plenty of pomp and pageantry fit for Queen Elizabeth I herself, who will be in attendance with her courtiers when our brave knights do battle for trophies and honours. 2 shows each day at noon and 3pm. £5 to £20. tickets: Book online web: https://royalarmouries.org/event/jousting-tournament

Up to
 Tue 30 Aug 2022

House Tours, Sutton Park Stately Home, Sutton on the Forest, York YO61 1DP. House open for guided tours at 1:30pm and 2:45pm. Ticket includes entry to Gardens. Adult £10 / Child £5 / Concessions £6.50. tel: 01347 810249 tickets: By email (advisable) or on the day email: suttonpark@statelyhome.co.uk web: www.sutton-park.co.uk

Up to
 Wed 31 Aug 2022

Nursery Rhyme Activity Trail, Northdale Horticulure, Yafforth Road, Northallerton, DL7 0LQ. Come explore the woods and see who you can find. Bring a picnic. Craft Activities available. 10am-4pm daily. £3 per pack. tel: 01609770269 tickets: Buy pack from kiosk email: enquiries@northdale.org.uk

Up to
 Sun 4 Sep 2022

Summer of Fun Lightwater Valley, Lightwater Valley Family Adventure Park HG4 3HT. Lightwater Valley’s summer of fun. With over 40 rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy, you’ll find mega adventures around every corner. We offer fun for all the family, with new rides and attractions this summer. 10.30 - 17.00. Prices £18.50 - £25.50. tel: 01765635321 tickets: Online or on the gate email: hello@lightwatervalley.co.uk web: https://lightwatervalley.co.uk/

Up to
 Sun 4 Sep 2022

Creatures of Curiosity, Nunnington Hall, YO62 5UY. An art exhibition based on a range of real and mythological creatures from the Ryedale area. It pulls together history,archaeology, science and folklore. web: http://nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington

Up to
 Tue 13 Sep 2022

Exhibition: The Waste Land, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. Not Mon. It is 100 years since the publication of T.S.Eliot's 'The Waste Land', but who killed the chauffeur? Martin Rowson & his wise-talking gumshoe, Marlowe, will show you Zombie Parades, Deadly Dames, Crooked Cops, Avante-garde Poets, Memory & Desire (ixed, on the rocks), A Heap of Broken Images (a dime a bag), & tonight's special, Fear in a Handful of Dust. Investigate this modernist classic through the Original Drawings of Martin Rowson's Chandleresque graphic novel edition of The Waste Land. 11am - 4.30pm. tickets: 01347 868465 web: https://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk

Up to
 Sat 24 Sep 2022

Woodfield Car Boot Sale, YO7 3AD York Road, Thirsk. Only Sat. Saturday Afternoon Car Boot Sale.
1pm - Close (sellers can set up at 12.15). Toilet facilities & catering on site. 1pm - close. Sellers £5 per car + small trailer £2 extra. Vans £10. Buyers £1 each. Under 16 free. Correct money please.

Up to
 Sun 25 Sep 2022

Event image The Thirsk to Helmsley bus, Thirsk, Helmsley and all over the North York Moors. Only Sun. The Moorsbus here again! Every Sunday in July, August and September there are three buses Thirsk to Helmsley and back. The service also operates on Bank Holiday Mon 29 Aug. Timetables from Thirsk's information centre or download. English National Concessionary Travel Passes are accepted on all Moorsbus services. From Thirsk 10.39, 12.29, 15.29. From Helmsley 11.31, 14.31, 16.31. Adult Moors Rover £9.50, 5-17yrs Moors Rover £2.50, Family Moors Rover (2+4) £15. tel: 01751 477216 tickets: From the driver email: moorsbuscic@outlook.com web: https://www.moorsbus.org

Up to
 Fri 30 Sep 2022

Thirsk Yarn Bombers Raffle, Herriot Hospice Shop & craft fayres & events throughout Summer. Raffle in aid of Herriot Hospice @the Lambert. Win a beautiful blanket made by one of our lovely Yarn Bomber members. Draw to take place 30th September. Tickets £1 per strip.

Up to
 Fri 30 Sep 2022

Gardens Open, Sutton Park Stately Home, Sutton on the Forest, YO61 1DP. Gardens Open. 11:00am - 5:00pm. Adult £5 / Child £2.50 / Concessions £4. tel: 01347 810249 tickets: On the door. email: suttonpark@statelyhome.ac.uk web: www.sutton-park.co.uk

Up to
 Sat 1 Oct 2022

Easingwold Summer of Music, Easingwold Market Square. Live performances throughout Summer. Various dates. Today : Paisley Flames. 2/7/22:Claire Louise. 9/7/22: Rocking All Over The Wold. 16.7.22: Parceol. Between 1pm 7 3pm. Free.

Up to
 Sat 22 Oct 2022

[X] by John Kipps, The Orangery, Thirsk Hall, Kirkgate, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. Willoughby Gerrish is very pleased to present [X], a solo exhibition of wall based sculptures by John Kipps. X is an abundant symbol & has long been featured in science fiction, mathematics & physics, as well as having many other meanings. This motif has been translated into many of Kipps' new series of wall sculptures. tel: 01347 868719 email: info@willoughbygerrish.com web: http://www.willoughbegerrish.com

Up to
 Sat 22 Oct 2022

David Hockney exhibition, Thirsk Hall Gallery One, Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Focussing on the artist’s work in the medium of print. It will include important examples of early etchings from ‘A Rake’s Progress’ (1961-3) and ‘Grimm’s Fairytales’ (1969) alongside lithographs and screenprints from his Los Angeles period, and his extraordinary colour etchings from the 70s. The exhibition will consist of loans and artworks for sale. tel: 0203 764 2470 email: info@willoughbygerrish.com web: https://www.willoughbygerrish.com

What’s on later

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Easingwold Summer of Music, Easingwold Market Square. Holly Tamar Bilton, talented acoustic singer with plenty of style and a gorgeous voice. 1pm - 3pm.

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Wensleydale Show, Leyburn DL8 5JG. On A6108 road Leyburn to Richmond. Family (2+3) £25, Adult £10, Child (5-16) £5, Under 5s free. tickets: Online or at the gate email: secretary@wensleydaleshow.org.uk web: https://www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk

Sat 27 Aug 2022 to
 Mon 29 Aug 2022

Malton Food-lovers Festival, Malton YO17 7EG. A celebration of Yorkshire's finest produce & cooking. Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, festival bar & live music. We recommend you come hungry!. From 9am Fri & Sat, 10am Sun.

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Event image Fireworks Champions, Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. 4 great firework displays! Three of the UK’s best firework companies compete against each other with a 10 minute professional firework display choreographed to music followed by a larger huge finale display. The event is the only one of its type in the UK where the audience have the capability to vote for the team they liked the most using their mobile phone. £23, child £13 (+£1.50 booking fee). tel: 01327 876037 tickets: Book online email: mail@fireworkchampions.co.uk web: https://www.fireworkchampions.co.uk

Sat 27 Aug 2022 to
 Mon 29 Aug 2022

Event image Jousting Tournament, Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT. Your jousting tournament ticket includes entry to the Royal Armouries Museum (10am-5pm). The museum’s impressive jousting arena in Leeds will resound to the cheers of crowds and the clash of lances on armour, as knights battle it out in an authentic Elizabethan-themed tournament.
The twice daily shows will feature knights and horses, plus plenty of pomp and pageantry fit for Queen Elizabeth I herself, who will be in attendance with her courtiers when our brave knights do battle for trophies and honours. 2 shows each day at noon and 3pm. £5 to £20. tickets: Book online web: https://royalarmouries.org/event/jousting-tournament

Sat 27 Aug 2022

A Night at the Opera, St John's Church, Sharow HG4 5BJ. Jervaulx Singers. A thrilling evening of drama from the great opera shows by Mozart, Delibe, Rossini, Bizet and more!. 7.30pm. £18. tickets: Book online or on the door web: http://www.jervaulxsingers.com

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Bilsdale Show, Thornhill Farm, Chop Gate, Bilsdale TS9 7JS. 9am-5pm. email: bilsdaleshow@outlook.com web: https://www.bilsdaleshow.co.uk

Sun 28 Aug 2022

Andre Rieu at Mastricht 22, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 19.30. tel: 01609776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 29 Aug 2022

Farndale Show, Church Houses, Farndale,YO62 7LF. tel: 01751 430885  email: secretary@farndaleshow.co.uk web: https://www.farndale.community/farndale-show/

Mon 29 Aug 2022

Grass Track Racing, Haygate Lane, Pickering, YO18 7JN. Grass Track Racing, Solos & Sidecars, Refreshments.

Mon 29 Aug 2022

Snape Textile Group, Annual Exhibition, Joiners Old Workshop, Laurel Grove, Snape, Bedale. A display of traditional and contemporary work produced by the group since the last exhibition. Also occurring on the same day in the village: Snape Local History Group Exhibition, Annual Flower Show, Raffle & Afternoon Teas in the Chapel Schoolroom. 1pm - 4.30pm. Entry 50p. tel: Further details from Sarah Lowe 0167747044

Mon 29 Aug 2022

Quality plant fair, Newburgh Priory, Coxwold YO61 4AS. Come and be enchanted at the plant fair held within the beautiful gardens and grounds of Newburgh Priory. There are select plant growers and you can enjoy home made savouries and cakes in the old Refectory Cafe. 1100-1600 last entry 1500. £4.00 pp, children free. Card or cash. tel: 07730 859441 tickets: On the gate email: judy@flowerpowerfairs.co.uk web: https://www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Mon 29 Aug 2022

Reeth Show, Reeth, Swaledale DL11 6AR. 9.30am-5pm. Adult £8, Child £2, Free parking. tel: 07506 380393 email: reethshow1@gmail.com web: http://reethshow.co.uk

Tue 30 Aug 2022

Kilnsey show, Kilnsey, Skipton BD23 5PS. The Yorkshire Dales’ premier agricultural show. home to a spectacular showcase of keenly contested livestock competitions, equine events and sheepdog trials, together with a fabulous display of baking, handicrafts, horticulture, and of course, the famous Crag race. 9am-5pm. Family (2+3) £30, Adult £12, Child (11-15) £4, Child (6-10) £2, under 6s free. tel: 01756 753259  tickets: Online or at gate (gate is more expensive) email: info@kilnseyshow.co.uk web: https://www.kilnseyshow.co.uk

Tue 30 Aug 2022

Lego & Duplo drop in, Thirsk Community Library, Meadowfields, Chapel Street, Thirsk. Come and make your own creations. All ages welcome and under 8s need to be accompanied by an adult. Just turn up. FREE. 2-4pm. tel: 01609 534589 email: library@thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk web: https://thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk

Thu 1 Sep 2022

Over 50's Coffee Morning, Northallerton Town Hall, DL7 8QR. Northallerton Over Fifties Forum in conjunction with AgeUk NYD. Refreshments are free.
These Coffee Mornings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month. Monthly newsletter available free if you supply your email address. 10.30am. FREE. email: naoff.ms@outlook.com

Thu 1 Sep 2022

Music at Junction 50, St James Church, Baldersby. Sirocco Winds - Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon Trio. The 2022 concerts feature 5 young talented musicians of the highest quality who will perform a wide range of music, and will speak about the music they play and why it is important to them. 7pm. £10 inc. refreshments. tel: 07165 640398, 07770 620897 or 01765 640624 tickets: c.b.brown398@hotmail.co.uk or as below or on the door. email: colinreid97@yahoo.co.uk

Thu 1 Sep 2022

Aquatic Fanatic live animals workshop, Thirsk Community Library, Meadowfields, Chapel Street, Thirsk. Children aged 4+ accompanied by an adult. 2 – 3pm. £3 per child or £5 per family. tel: 01609 534589 tickets: Booking essential. Phone or call into library. email: library@thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk web: https://thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk

Fri 2 Sep 2022

We Are What We Overcome, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Peace of Mind. Combining upbeat original acoustic music with thought provoking comedy and spoken word, this is the story of one man’s journey to good mental health via a very bad idea. Rather than see a psychiatrist, Matt, a musician, with no theatrical experience, chose to perform an unwritten show at the Edinburgh Fringe. 7.30pm. Pay what you decide. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book online email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 2 Sep 2022

Status Quo Tribute Band, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. An excellent show really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 odd years – the attention to detail is awesome!” Matt Letley - Status Quo drummer 2000-2013.
'Rockin’ All Over The World' - 'Whatever You Want' – 'Down Down' – 'Living On An Island' – 'In The Army Now' - 'What You’re Proposing' – 'Burning Bridges'… just a few of the many hits spreading five decades of Status Quo’s incredible music history. 7.30pm. £20. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 2 Sep 2022

Warhammer War Gaming Taster Session, Thirsk Community Library, Meadowfields, Chapel Street, Thirsk. FREE session to find out what war gaming is all about. Suitable for children 7+ and no booking needed. Just turn up. 10.30 – 11.30am. tel: 01609 534589 email: library@thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk web: https://thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk

Sat 3 Sep 2022

Easingwold Summer of Music, Easingwold Market Square. Claire Louise performing her power ballads. 1pm - 3pm.

Sat 3 Sep 2022

Holy Rood House Open Day, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Open Houses and Gardens. Refreshments and Stalls. The Royal British Legion Band. Welcome, come & see what we offer & enjoy lunch, tea & cake. 11am - 5pm. tel: 01845522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Sat 3 Sep 2022

Orchestra of Opera North, Royal Hall Harrogate. Janusz Piotrowicz, Jamal Aliyev 'cello. Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro. Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique'.
Part of Ripon International Festival. Supported by The Coulthurst Trust. tel: 01765 605508/ or 01423 502116 web: http://www.riponinternationalfestival.org

Sat 3 Sep 2022

Kildale Agricultural & Horticultural Show, The Village Hall Field, Kildale, Whitby YO21 2RG. 10am-4pm. tel: 01642 723768  email: kildaleshowsec@hotmail.co.uk web: https://kildaleshow.com

Sat 3 Sep 2022

Event image Horse racing, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, YO7 1QL. Ladies Day. Gates open 11am. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: Book online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 3 Sep 2022

Tea Party, Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1QR. Celebration September Herriot Hospice @ The Lambert
Tea Party, join us for tea & cake, find out about exciting plans for our new hospice. Assortment of games, stalls & activities!. 10am - 1pm. Donations welcome. tel: 01609 777413 tickets: on the door email: fr.team@herriothh.org.uk web: https://herriothh.enthuse.com/cf/celebration-september-4bcdd

Sat 3 Sep 2022

Topcliffe & Asenby Produce Show, Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall, Thirsk YO7 3RJ. Horticultural, baking, preserves, floral, hobbies & children's classes. 2pm-3pm public viewing. Raffle and trophy presentation at 3pm. tel: 01845 577911

Sun 4 Sep 2022

Easingwold Summer of Music, Easingwold Memorial Park. Easingwold Town Band. 2pm - 4pm.

Sun 4 Sep 2022

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Northern Dales Farmers' Market hand-picks its stallholders, so you can be sure that when you visit any of our markets you're buying from some of the very best food and drink producers in the country. And the best bit - they're all local small independent family businesses. web: http://northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Tue 6 Sep 2022

Event image Thirsk Ladies Cycle group, Meet on the Flatts near the Leisure Centre. For ladies who wish to cycle on the first Tuesday each month. A social ride in local lanes with coffee stop. We are usually back in Thirsk by 2pm. 10am. tel: 07531 093357 web: http://cyclinguk.org/group/thirsk-ladies

Wed 7 Sep 2022

Muker Show, Muker, Richmond DL11 6QG. 8am-4.30pm. £7, Child 5-15 yrs £1, under 5s free. email: info@mukershow.co.uk web: https://www.mukershow.co.uk

Wed 7 Sep 2022

Event image Cycling Tour of Britain, North Yorkshire. Stage four of the Tour of Britain will take place between Redcar and Duncombe Park in Helmsley. The start will be the first time the borough of Redcar and Cleveland has hosted the Tour of Britain, while the finish marks the race’s return to North Yorkshire in 13 years.
Popular seaside towns such as Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Whitby will be raced through before the route heads into the North York Moors National Park.
The unforgiving final 30 kilometres of this 150 kilometre stage feature the climbs of Carlton Bank (2km long, 9.8% average gradient) and Newgate Bank (2km long, 6% average gradient) before descending into the finish at Duncombe Park, one of Yorkshire's finest historic houses and estates. web: http://tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-four

Wed 7 Sep 2022

Darlington College in Thirsk!, Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 7QR. Darlington College is coming to Thirsk. Join us at our open day at Thirsk Town Hall to find out about our exciting courses for adults, parents, and children.
Courses to include parenting, messy play, employability, functional skills and many more.
ALL FREE OF CHARGE!. 10:00 - 14:00. Free. email: charlottetaylor@darlington.ac.uk

Thu 8 Sep 2022

Much Ado About Nothing (12A)/, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. tel: 01609776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 10 Sep 2022

Castleton Show & road race, Castleton, Whitby YO21 2EU. A traditional village show. The Castleton Show Run is a most scenic and undulating road course of approximately 6 miles/10 km through the heart of the North York Moors. From noon. email: castletonshow@gmail.com web: https://www.facebook.com/Castleton-Show-Run-245657385470312

Sat 10 Sep 2022 to
 Sun 11 Sep 2022

Steam Gathering, Hunton, Bedale DL8 1QF. Over 1000 exhibits displaying over 120 years of Agricultural and Motoring Heritage. Ploughing match Sunday 11am. From 10am. Adult £10, Child (5-15) £5, Under 5s free. Free parking. tel: 01677 450461 email: cressingtemple@yahoo.co.uk web: http://www.huntonsteamgathering.co.uk

Sat 10 Sep 2022

Stanhope Agricultural Show, Stanhope, Co Durham DL13 2PQ. 9am-6.30pm (4pm Sun). Family £20, Adult £8, OAP £7, Child £4. tel: 07966 516270 email: generalsecretary@stanhopeshow.com web: https://stanhopeshow.com

Sat 10 Sep 2022

Topcliffe Big Race night, Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall, Thirsk YO7 3RJ. The planned Race Night in 2020 had to be postponed due to Covid. A record was kept of those who paid £5 to name a horse. If anyone wants to check their purchase and horse name chosen, please get in touch (07785 223707 or doug@dougallan.co.uk).  There are still horses still left to be named: the cost is £5 per name/horse. They are available on a first come, first served basis. £6 including supper and draw for a night at The Crab & Lobster.

Sun 11 Sep 2022

NY Agricultural Show, Otterington Hall, South Otterington, Northallerton DL7 9HW. North Yorkshire County Agricultural Show. From 8am. £35 family, £12 adult, £9 child, under 5s free. tel: 07787 387831  tickets: Online or at varous outlets, see website email: secretary@northyorkshireshow.co.uk web: http://www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

Sun 11 Sep 2022

Event image Battle of Byland guided walk, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. We set off from Sutton Bank then head down to Gormire Lake and towards Hood Hill, following the route taken by a detachment of the Scottish army aiming to circle round and catch the English defenders of Sutton Bank. As our return route goes up Roulston Scar, hear how they went via a steep gully named ‘Hell Hole’ and a spot still known today as ‘Scotch Corner’.
Distance 5.5 miles. Not accessible by wheelchair. Dogs welcome on short leads. 10am to 2pm. Free. tel: 01845 597426 tickets: Online booking essential web: https://tinyurl.com/bofbwalk

Mon 12 Sep 2022

Sowerby W.I, Sowerby Parochial Hall, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Flower demonstration: Autumnal Hanging Basket with Sue Langdale. New members and visitors are always welcome to our meetings, 2nd Monday of every month. 7.30pm. tel: 07523 094595 email: l.trzeciak@btinternet.com

Mon 12 Sep 2022

Event image Horse racing, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, YO7 1QL. Afternoon racing. Gates open 11am. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: Book online email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 14 Sep 2022

Digital Photography plus Photo Walk, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Photographer Luvy Saggers shows you techniques and compositions to get the best out of your camera!. 10am - 4pm. £50. tel: 01845 526536 email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 16 Sep 2022 to
 Sun 18 Sep 2022

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AE. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Sun 4.30pm). Online until Tue 6 Sep: £20.50, child £8.00. More on the gate. tel: 01423 648212 tickets: Online or on gate email: info@flowershow.org.uk web: https://www.flowershow.org.uk

Fri 16 Sep 2022 to
 Sun 25 Sep 2022

Richmond Walking and Book Festival, Richmond North Yorkshire. Daily walks in the Northern Dales for amblers, rambler and serious walkers led by friendly guides. Book events held in Richmond morning and evenings where you can meet authors talking about their books on an exciting variety of topics. tickets: booksandboots.org, on the door or from Richmond Information Centre. email: info@booksandboots.org web: https://www.booksandboots.org

Fri 16 Sep 2022 to
 Sun 18 Sep 2022

Where the Crawdads Sing (15), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. 19.30. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 17 Sep 2022

Eggleston Agricultural Show, Hayberries Farm, Mickleton DL12 0LP. Adult £8, child (5-14) £2, Under 5s free. tel: 01751 432529  email: alanagnt10@aol.com web: http://www.egglestonshow.co.uk

Sat 17 Sep 2022

Yorkshire Peaks Challenge, Horton in Ribblesdale. Take on our 2022 Yorkshire Peaks Challenge to help support local families living with terminal illness and bereavement. All our participants will receive a branded top, fundraising pack, itinerary kit list, e-blasts plus support, refreshments and guides on the day itself. 06:30am Yorkshire Three Peaks and 10:00am One Peak Challenge. Yorkshire Three Peaks £40 per person or £20 per person for teams of 10 or more One Peak Challenge £20 per person. tel: 01609 777 423 tickets: Book online email: lucy.turner@herriothh.org.uk web: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yorkshire-peaks-challenge-herriot-hospice-homecare-september-2022-tickets-229526248187

Sat 17 Sep 2022

Stokesley Show, Springfield, Stokesley, Middlesbrough TS9 5ER. One of the largest one day shows in the Country. 8.30am-6pm. Family £40, Adult £16, Child (5-16) £12, under 5s free. tel:  01845 587158  tickets: Online only email: secretary@stokesleyshow.co.uk web: https://www.stokesleyshow.co.uk/

Sun 18 Sep 2022

Artisan Market, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. 10am-3pm. web: https://pedddle.com/organiser/little-bird-artisan-market

Sun 18 Sep 2022

Craft Fair, Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QS. Thirsk independent traders fair, lots of homemade creations with tombola, cafe and bottle raffle. 10am - 3pm.

Mon 19 Sep 2022

Nidderdale Show, Pateley Bridge HG3 5BD. Celebrates the best of agricultural traditions with top class livestock, horse and dog sections and boasts one of the finest exhibitions of animals anywhere in the UK. 7.45am – 6pm. Adults £15.00 at gate, £12,50 online, Child 16 & under free, parking free. tel: 01969 650129 tickets: Online or at gate email: info@nidderdaleshow.co.uk web: http://www.nidderdaleshow.co.uk

Tue 20 Sep 2022 to
 Tue 11 Oct 2022

Get Hands on with: Embroidery, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Join Artist Tabitha Grove for a 4 week course. Build your confidence in the inspiring world of hand embroidery. 6.30pm - 8.30pm. £70 + £10 materials. tel: 01845 526536 email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Tue 20 Sep 2022

Quiz Night, Thirsk Athletics Club. Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Teams of up to four. Cash prizes & raffle. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights. 7.30pm. £10 per person with supper, or £5 without. tickets: Jill at Luke Millers or phone

Thu 22 Sep 2022 to
 Sun 25 Sep 2022

Event image Celebration of Steam, North York Moors Railway. In this 4-day celebration some iconic guest engines will be alongside the NYMR’s home fleet of engines – including LNER A4 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ No. 60007, fresh from overhaul. It will be back in British Rail blue livery, marking 85 years since it originally entered service in November 1937. This heritage railway operates Pickering - Grosmont - Whitby. From £45. tel: 01751 472508 tickets: Telephone or online email: info@nymr.co.uk web: https://nymr.co.uk/steam-gala

Fri 23 Sep 2022 to
 Sun 25 Sep 2022

Belfast (12A), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. 19.30. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 23 Sep 2022 to
 Sun 25 Sep 2022

Whitby 60s Festival, Whitby Pavilion Complex, West Cliff YO21 3EN. More than twelve 60s groups who spent over 600 weeks in the charts. £90 full weekend, £30 evenings, £14 afternoons. tel: 01757 700042 / 07990 073574 tickets: Book online or phone web: https://www.whitby-live.com

Sat 24 Sep 2022

Herriot Way Challenge Trek, Market House, Market Place, Hawes, DL8 3QX. Take on our brand-new challenge event based on the Herriot Way to help raise funds for our new hospice in Thirsk. Whether you are taking on the marathon, half marathon or 4 mile route, you will be making a real difference to local families. 26 mile set off time: 7:15pm, 12 miles set off time: 09:15.am and the 4 mile route: 10:35am. From £10- £30 per person. tickets: https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/HerriotWayChallenge

Sat 24 Sep 2022 to
 Sun 25 Sep 2022

Masham Sheep Fair, Masham, Ripon HG4 4DZ. Sheep showing, Sheep Racing, Craft Market, Bishop Blaize Procession, Fleece Stalls, Sheepdog Demonstrations, Hand Bell Ringers, Morris Dancers, Art Exhibition and Tours of Theakstons & Black Sheep Breweries, as well as a small Children's Fair. 10am-4pm. email: susancunliffelister@icloud.com web: https://www.mashamsheepfair.com

Fri 30 Sep 2022

Bingo Fun Night, Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QS. Licensed bar. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights. Open 6pm, eyes down 7pm. £12 all in.

Sun 2 Oct 2022

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Northern Dales Farmers' Market hand-picks its stallholders, so you can be sure that when you visit any of our markets you're buying from some of the very best food and drink producers in the country. And the best bit - they're all local small independent family businesses. web: http://northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Tue 4 Oct 2022

Event image Thirsk Ladies Cycle group, Meet on the Flatts near the Leisure Centre. For ladies who wish to cycle on the first Tuesday each month. A social ride in local lanes with coffee stop. We are usually back in Thirsk by 2pm. 10am. tel: 07531 093357 web: http://cyclinguk.org/group/thirsk-ladies

Thu 6 Oct 2022

Jack Absolute Flies Again. (12A), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. National Theatre Live. 19.30. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 8 Oct 2022

Vocalis Chamber Choir, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon. HG 1QS. One hour performance of acapella singing. 7.00pm. tickets: Contact website. web: http://www.harrogatevocalis.org.uk

Sat 8 Oct 2022

Peter Donohoe Rachmaninov Concert 1, Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon. HG4 1QT. A 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to hear all of Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos in one weekend, with world-renowned pianist Peter Donohoe!
This concert features the 'Paganini Rhapsody' as well as the 4th & 2nd Concertos. 7.30 pm. £10 - £30. tel: 01423 531062 tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-cecilia web: www.st-cecilia.org.uk

Sun 9 Oct 2022

Peter Donohoe Rachmaninov Concert 2, Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon. HG4 1QT. A 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to hear all of Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos in one weekend, with world-renowned pianist Peter Donohoe!
This concert features the 1st and 3rd Concertos. 7.30 pm. £10 - £30. tel: 01423 531062 tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-cecilia web: www.st-cecilia.org.uk

Sun 9 Oct 2022

Marti Pellow: 'Pillow Talk', The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. 'Pillow Talk' is a chance to learn about Marti Pellow, not just as a singer & songwriter with Wet, Wet, Wet, but as a boy & a man. 19.30. £30/£45/£75. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 10 Oct 2022

Sowerby W.I, Sowerby Parochial Hall, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Andy Fox from North Yorkshire Police speaking on 'Scans & Frauds'. New members and visitors are always welcome to our meetings, 2nd Monday of every month. 7.30pm. tel: 07523 094595 email: l.trzeciak@btinternet.com

Sat 15 Oct 2022

Battle of Byland 700th anniversary, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. - Demonstrations of arms and armour.
- Guided walks.
- Bow-making/ children’s activities and trails.
- Unveiling new memorial and interpretation.
- Pop-up stalls (Royal Armouries, English Heritage, Towton Battlefield Society, Battlefields Trust).
- Period music, food and drink tastings. 10am-4pm, drop in any time. Free. tel: 01845 597426 web: https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on/events

Sat 15 Oct 2022

York Guildhall Orchestra, York Barbican, York YO10 4NT. Conductor: Simon Wright. 7.30pm. £6.20 to £25.30. tickets: +448448542757 web: http://www.yorkguildhallorchestra.com/html/future_season.html

Sun 16 Oct 2022

Event image Yorkshire Silent Film festival, Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Fisherman’s Friend’s : One and All.
Mrs Harris Goes To Paris. 2pm to 5pm. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 16 Oct 2022

Artisan Market, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. 10am-3pm. web: https://pedddle.com/organiser/little-bird-artisan-market

Mon 17 Oct 2022

Ripon Concerts (Cathedral Concert Society), Holy Trinity Church, Ripon HG4 2EY. New concert season opens with the Fitzroy Quartet in quartets by Bartok. Debussy & Haydn. 7.30pm. From £0 to £100. tickets: 01423531062 web: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Sat 22 Oct 2022 to
 Sun 30 Oct 2022

Event image NYMR Light Spectacular Express, North York Moors Railway, Pickering. Marvel at our heritage carriages, decorated with thousands of lights, before departing from Pickering Station for an awe-inspiring journey alongside a DJ-Mix of music that will get you in the mood for a party the whole family will enjoy.
Each passenger will be given their own interactive LED wristband which is synchronised to the music and passengers become part of the show. This hour-long round trip, with on-board narration and music, departs from Pickering Station for Levisham Station every evening from 22 to 30 October.
Includes a one-hour return train journey between Pickering and Levisham, synchronised flashing wristbands and on-board narration by Voiceover Man and music. Departing at 6 pm or 7.45 pm. Prices per Adult/Child: £30 per person. tickets: Book online web: https://www.nymr.co.uk

Sat 22 Oct 2022

Jervaulx Singers, St John's Church, Sharow HG4 5BJ. Jervaulx Singers perform Brahms glorious German Requiem with piano duet accompaniment. 7.30pm. £0 - £18. web: http://www.jervaulxsingers.com

Mon 24 Oct 2022 to
 Sat 29 Oct 2022

"Me and My Girl", The Forum, Northallerton. The story involves "Bill Snibson" a Lambeth costermonger who inherits a stately home. His relatives try to upgrade him without a lot of success. You won't stop laughing as the story unfolds! With well known songs this promises to be an fun evening. 7.30 pm. £12 to £16. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: The Forum, Northallerton - on sale from 1st September web: www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Wed 26 Oct 2022 to
 Sat 5 Nov 2022

Shrek The Musical, Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR. Audiences will experience the DreamWorks animated movie adapted for the stage with all the main characters they love including Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and, of course, the love-struck, fire-breathing dragon as well as a host of fairytale characters including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Peter Pan, The Big Bad Wolf, and the Three Blind Mice who all come together to tell the story of acceptance, pointing out that everyone may be different but they all have a story to tell. Adult £23, Child £16. tel: 01325 244659 tickets: Book online or phone web: http://www.darlingtonos.org.uk

Fri 28 Oct 2022

Event image Bat, Cackle, Pop!, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Story Craft Theatre: It’s Winifred the Witch’s birthday and she thinks that everyone has forgotten. There’s going to be a rather big surprise party, but first we need to make a special birthday cake. We just need the last three rather spooky ingredients…
Bat, Cackle, Pop! is bubbling with all sorts of ghosts and ghouls (which are more silly than scary!). Come fly with us on the luxury BAT Airways and dabble in some spell making!
This show will leave audiences aged 3+ spellbound. Story Craft Theatre make creative and interactive theatre for children to ignite imaginations, promote teamwork and create lots of fun. 2pm, duration 1hr. £8 adult, £6 child. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 28 Oct 2022

Bingo Fun Night, Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QS. Licensed bar. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights. Open 6pm, eyes down 7pm. £12 all in.

Sat 29 Oct 2022

British Summer Time ends, All UK & most of Europe. Clocks go back 1hr tonight.

Sat 29 Oct 2022

Dark Skies at Sutton Bank, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. York Astro are here to show us the night sky in all its glory! Enjoy an evening of illustrated talks and stargazing at Sutton Bank, now part of an international dark skies reserve. Talk begins at 8pm. Two talks will be delivered should the weather be unsuitable for stargazing. Further details on our website. 7:30pm until 9pm. Adult £14, Child £7. tickets: Online booking via our website or our events booking line on 01439 772738

Sun 30 Oct 2022

New Thirsk Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Remembrance Day display.

Tue 1 Nov 2022

Event image Thirsk Ladies Cycle group, Meet on the Flatts near the Leisure Centre. For ladies who wish to cycle on the first Tuesday each month. A social ride in local lanes with coffee stop. We are usually back in Thirsk by 2pm. 10am. tel: 07531 093357 web: http://cyclinguk.org/group/thirsk-ladies

Wed 2 Nov 2022

Mum's The Word, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Mum's The Word, the hysterical comedy starring Tracy Shaw, Sarah Dearlove & Amy Ambrose. 19.30. £24.50. tel: 01609776230 tickets: on-line or telephone. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 6 Nov 2022

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Northern Dales Farmers' Market hand-picks its stallholders, so you can be sure that when you visit any of our markets you're buying from some of the very best food and drink producers in the country. And the best bit - they're all local small independent family businesses. web: http://northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Thu 10 Nov 2022

Sarah McQuaid folk singer, St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PR. “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever.” —Huffington Post. Bring your own refreshments. 7.30pm. £12. tickets: On door or online web: https://sarahmcquaid.com

Mon 14 Nov 2022

Sowerby W.I, Sowerby Parochial Hall, Thirsk YO7 1LY. AGM with fish & chip supper. 7.30pm. tel: 07523 094595 email: l.trzeciak@btinternet.com

Tue 15 Nov 2022

Quiz Night, Thirsk Athletics Club. Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Teams of up to four. Cash prizes & raffle. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights. 7.30pm. £10 per person with supper, or £5 without. tickets: Jill at Luke Millers or phone

Sun 27 Nov 2022

New Thirsk Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Christmas Decorations on bollards & Christmas Tree.

Sat 3 Dec 2022 to
 Sun 4 Dec 2022

Event image Santa at the NYMR, North York Moors Railway, Pickering or Grosmont. Join Santa and elves at either Pickering or Grosmont Station before a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!
Mr. Claus and his jolly helpers pass through the heritage carriages and gift a soft toy present to the children onboard - providing they’ve managed to keep themselves off the naughty list this year!
The return journey lasts approx. 1 hour on board the Santa Express from Pickering or Grosmont. Adult or Child fare £30. tickets: Book online web: https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/santa-specials

Sun 4 Dec 2022

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Northern Dales Farmers' Market hand-picks its stallholders, so you can be sure that when you visit any of our markets you're buying from some of the very best food and drink producers in the country. And the best bit - they're all local small independent family businesses. web: http://northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sat 10 Dec 2022 to
 Sun 11 Dec 2022

Santa at the NYMR, North York Moors Railway, Pickering or Grosmont. Join Santa and elves at either Pickering or Grosmont Station before a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!
Mr. Claus and his jolly helpers pass through the heritage carriages and gift a soft toy present to the children onboard - providing they’ve managed to keep themselves off the naughty list this year!
The return journey lasts approx. 1 hour on board the Santa Express from Pickering or Grosmont. Adult or Child fare £30. tickets: Book online web: https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/santa-specials

Sun 11 Dec 2022

Event image Northallerton Christmas, High St, Northallerton DL7 8QR. Giving families a fantastic fun-filled day. There will be live entertainment, a Santa’s Grotto in the middle of the High Street and food & festive drink stalls, Artisan Market and a few fairground rides. The normal Sunday Farmers Market will be in the Applegarth Car Park. 10am-5pm.

Mon 12 Dec 2022

Sowerby W.I, Sowerby Parochial Hall, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Christmas Party. 7.30pm. tel: 07523 094595 email: l.trzeciak@btinternet.com

Thirsk Hall Festival

Fri 19 Aug - The Marriage of Figaro

Thirsk Hall Festival kicks off with a semi-staged performance of the Mozart comedy classic. Directed by Sarah Helsby-Hughes of Heritage Opera and conducted by Benjamin Ellin with a chorus of singers from across the region.

St Mary’s Church, Thirsk, 7pm. Adults £15, under 16s £7.50.

 

Sat 20 Aug - Carnival Day

Doors open at 11am with under 16s free. Featuring performances throughout the day on the Poet’s Corner Stage, a Samba Parade at 3.30pm.

Food stalls, local businesses, charities, face painting, children’s rides, lawn games and much more.

Adults £4 (pre-booked), £5 on the door, U16s free, parking - £5 per vehicle (blue badge free parking but book in advance).

Please note that physical tickets are not being sent out, we just need your confirmation email and your name and number of tickets will be on the door.

Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood

12.30pm & 2pm, using words by Roald Dahl and music by Paul Patterson with Music Director Benjamin Ellin and storyteller Olivia Mulligan.

£3 per person, uner 2s free.

De Mowbray's Musicke

7pm. A journey through the worlds of folk music, from across the Tudor period up to traditional folk with Peter, Kate & friends from De Mowbray’s Musicke. Join in with some traditional dances. There will be food and drinks.

Adults £15, under16s £7.50.

 

Sun 21 Aug - Charlie Chaplin

3pm Film & Orchestra at Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk.

Charlie Chaplin’s ‘A Dog's Life’ and a selection of new short films by students of the acclaimed National Film and Television School will be accompanied by A 13-piece live orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Ellin.

Adults £10, under 16s £6.

Book all tickets online at
thirskhall.com/thirsk-hall-festival

Free WiFi in Thirsk

Free public WiFi is available in 20 market towns across North Yorkshire, including Thirsk Market Place. This is delivered by North Yorkshire County Council's broadband company NYnet.

If you are a student you can connect to your educational networks via Eduroam and public sector staff can connect via Govrom, giving you the assurance that you are on a secure network.

The connection is Friendly WiFi certified, filtering out inappropriate content and making it safe for children.

 

How to connect to the wifi

– From your device’s Wi-Fi settings, search for ‘North Yorkshire wifi’ in a designated town and area.

– You should then be presented with the logon page in your browser.

– To connect, read the terms and conditions and accept by clicking the ‘Continue To Internet’ button.

 

Full list of towns

Boroughbridge, Catterick Garrison, Easingwold, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Leyburn, Malton, Northallerton, Pickering, Richmond, Ripon, Scarborough, Selby, Settle, Sherburn in Elmet, Skipton, Stokesley, Tadcaster, Thirsk, Whitby.

Kids go free on NYMR

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For families enjoying fun-filled days out this Summer, the North York Moors Railway has announced that from Monday 8th August to Sunday 4th September kids can visit the award-winning attraction free of charge.

Children Tickets are valid for children aged 4-15 years old.

They will have plenty to talk to their friends about back at school, after taking in 24 miles of interesting scenery and even following in the footsteps of Harry Potter - the railway is a popular filming location, including Goathland doubling for the iconic Hogsmeade Station from Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone.

Book at
www.nymr.co.uk

The Thirsk to Helmsley bus

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Every Sunday until September there are three buses Thirsk to Helmsley and back. The service also operates on Bank Holiday Mon 29 Aug.

The full timetable is available from Thirsk's information office.

You can download the Thirsk-Helmsley timetable:
www.visitthirsk.uk/travel-bus

 

See timetables for the whole network of Sat & Sun buses across the Moors:
www.moorsbus.org

Performers at Thirsk Hall Festival

Performers wanted for Poet's Corner at Thirsk Hall Festival.

The outdoor stage offers a chance for performers of all kinds to entertain!

Musicians, dancers, poets, everyone is welcome as a solo act or in a group.

Each act is given a 20 minute slot on the stage which has a PA system available for use.

Please apply by email for more information or to book a slot 11am - 4pm.
info@willoughbygerrish.com

Ripon Museum summer activities

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Looking for something to do during the summer holidays?

Join Ripon Museums weekdays between 12pm and 3pm where we will be finding out about Victorian cures and how to waste not, want not! 

Try your hand at baking with herbs, rag-rugging, learning about herbal remedies, making poultices, Victorian school lessons and a museum trail. 

Museum tickets are valid for 12 months with unlimited return visits.

For more information visit:
riponmuseums.co.uk/things-to-do

Marage-St James Green footpath

The footpath connecting St James Green with Marage Road was closed in May 2021 after reports of cracks and movement of the pavement rendered it close to collapsing into the river.

North Yorkshire County Council have since carried out a series of inspections and it was reopened over Christmas following temporary repairs.

Executive member for highways and transportation, Cllr Keane Duncan, said:

“An underwater survey together with detailed inspections revealed that the retaining wall has been severely affected by river erosion, damaging and reducing the structural integrity of the footpath leading to the iron footbridge.”

Whitby-based company Wilf Noble are now on site, with work expected to be complete by early autumn.

Summer holidays – Library

Events at Thirsk Community Library. Where booking is required phone 01609 534589 or call into the library.

Thu 11 Aug

Young Gadgeteers. 2-3pm 4-7 years. 3.15-4.15pm 7 years+. Become a mechanical engineer for the afternoon. £2 per child . Booking essential.

Tue 16 Aug & Tue 30 Aug

Lego & Duplo drop in. 2-4pm. Come and make your own creations. All ages welcome and under 8s need to be accompanied by an adult. Just turn up. FREE.

Mon 15 Aug

Young Gadgeteers. 2-3pm 4-7 years. 3.15-4.15pm 7 years+. Become an electronic engineer for the afternoon. £2 per child . Booking essential.

Thu 25 Aug

Pin Ups. 2-3pm. Join local artist Chris Jeeson to create your own pin up and pop up books. Children aged 5+ years. £2 per child. Booking essential.

Fri 2 Sep

Warhammer War Gaming Taster Session. 10.30-11.30am. FREE session to find out what war gaming is all about. For 7+, no booking needed. Just turn up.

Summer holidays – Carlton Lodge

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Fri 12 Aug Wet & Wild

Activities include: Kayaking, Raft building, Bushcraft and Archery.

bit.ly/WetandWild120822

Fri 19 Aug High & Dry

Activities include: High Ropes, Zip Wire, Problem Solving & Climbing Tree.

tinyurl.com/HighAndDry19Aug

Wed 24 Aug Float & Fly

Activities include: High ropes, Kayaking and Raft Building.

tinyurl.com/FloatAndFly24Aug

Tue 30 Aug Wet & Wild

Activities include: Kayaking, Raft building, Bushcraft and Archery.

bit.ly/WetandWild300822

These are for children 8-14yrs. They will be allocated a group of up to eight and given instruction throughout the day by one or two instructors. Covid safe measures are in place.

Activities will be arranged by the Carlton Lodge Team and will be dependent on group sizes, staffing levels and weather conditions.

Registration from 9.10am, activities start at 9.30am and finish at about 4.30pm. Cost per child including booking fee: £49.10.

Places are limited, and available on a first-come first-served basis so please follow the above links to check availability.

Thirsk Toilets

The public toilets in Thirsk will be closed for refurbishment in October.

However there will be temporary toilets and disabled toilets situated in the yard adjacent.

Telling visitors about you

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To put your brochures, menu or other promotional material on the racks in Thirsk's information centre, see
www.VisitThirsk.uk/subs

 

Local businesses hope that a Google search for ‘Thirsk’ will show their website on the first page of results. That is hard to achieve but VisitThirsk is there and you can have your own page on this high-ranking site at no extra cost.

Also available is an advert that pops up on all pages of the site.