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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

Please mention Thirsk Tourist Information when you make contact

Please check all details before travelling

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Start fromThirsk Swimming Pool, Chapel St, Thirsk. Walking for Health: Hambleton Strollers.(short & medium length). Meet 10.15am.

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James Green, Thirsk. Job Fayre at The Clock, meet employers & discover a range of local job opportunities,gain access to support with your work search, find out what vocational training The Clock has on offer to improve your skills & employability. If you run a business & want to take part please get in touch!. 3pm - 6pm. tel: 01485 524494 email: Oliver@theclock.org

Up to
 Thu 21 Nov 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' PG rating. 7.30pm, Matinees 2.30pm Sat 16 & Sun 17. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: The Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Brompton Methodist Church The Green Brompton Northallerton DL6 2QT. Brompton Heritage Group talk: Windmills and Watermills given by Peter Morgan, enthusiast for these once vital structures for local food supplies. 7.00 pm. £3.50 incl. light refreshments. tel: 01609 780633 or 770365 tickets: On the door email: unitystack@gmail.com web: http://

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Circular Walk from Barnard Castle. Deepdale and Lartington Circular. River valley, high pastures and Lartington Hall Estate, return along River Tees. 8.5m/13.7km Moderate. 10am Park in the grounds of Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. NZ055163/DL128NP. tel: 01642 710974 tickets: Leader - Alan Harper web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Circular Walk from Hawnby. Hawnby Hill and Hazel Head. From Hawnby upper village climb up Hawnby Hill. Crossing moorland paths and return via Hazel Wood. Great views over Ryedale. 7.5m/12/1km Moderate. 10am at Hawnby upper village. Park on roadside. SE542898/YO625QS. tel: 01845523613 tickets: Leader - David Humphreys email: davidandchrishumphreys@hotmail.co.uk web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Holy Rood House & Thorpe House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. ' Replenish' A day of refreshment, come and enjoy a day at the peaceful centre. Please enquire for more details. 9-45 for 10am-4pm. Suggested donation £35. tel: 01845 522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org,uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Thu 21 Nov 2019 to
 Sat 23 Nov 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Allerton Players - 'The Games Afoot'. It is December 1936. William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend. But then one of the guests is stabbed to death…. 19:30. £10, £8. 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 22 Nov 2019 to
 Sat 23 Nov 2019

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk. YO7 1QS. Podcast Social Club: Friday at 7pm: Julian Norton in conversation with Kate Fox. Be part of the audience in recording live podcasts - a variety of events over the 2 days. See website for details, times & prices of all events. 7pm. £12.50 (Julian & Kate). tel: 01845 526536 tickets: podcastsocialclub.com or from Rural Arts. web: http://www.podcastsocialclub.com

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Helperby Village Hall, Main Street,YO61 2NS. Christmas Market. A wide range of stalls offering delicious Yorkshire produce & artisan crafts. Light refreshments available. 10.30am - 1.30pm. Free parking and admission. tel: 01423 360561 for further information email: helperbyfoodcraftfair@gmail.com

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Kilburn Institute, YO61 4AH. Murder Mystery Gangsters & Molls. An evening of great entertainment & interaction from the event specialists " The Limelight Company" Arrive by 7pm & begin collecting clues. Bring your own picnic supper & settle down with friends to play detective. FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL, with a prize for the best dressed & best detective. A raffle to raise funds for Kilburn Institute will be held on the night to win a Fortnum & Mason Hamper worth £150. 7pm. £12.50 includes a Welcome Drink. tel: 01347 868486/ 07773603185 tickets: Sara Cussons - due to the nature of the event booking is essential. email: Enquiries@sarascussons.co.uk by 20th November 2019

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Knayton Village Hall. Ceilidh with the Endeavour Band. 7.30pm. £12 to include buffet supper. tickets: 01845 537653

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Leyburn Arts & Community Centre, Richmond Road, Leyburn DL8 3DL. Concert: Rich Marsh & guests - 'Just give me some Rock 'n' Roll music!' Richmond based guitarist Rich Marsh is back with more dance floor classics and tales of gigging around the Dales and the North East. 7.30pm. £10 | £8 U18s. tel: 01969 924510 tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/richmond-road-leyburn/leyburn-arts/blueboxt-production-rich-marsh-and-guests email: info@blueboxt.co.uk web: http://www.blueboxt.co.uk

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Parochial Hall, Sowerby. Coffee, Cakes & Crafts. Coffee/tea £1.50, Cake £1.50, Jewellery, Books & Jigsaws, Cake Stall, Christmas Stall, Bottle Stall, Quilts, Raffle. Proceeds to St. Oswalds Church. 10.00 - 12.30 pm. Free. tel: Dor or Mick 01845 523743

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Christmas Gift & Food Fair. Over 100 stalls offering unique gifts and food. 9:30am - 4:30pm. £3. tel: 01765 603462 web: http://riponcathedral.info/events

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk. YO7 1QS. Podcast Social Club. Robin Ince: Book Shambles live podcast. 11.30am. £15. tickets: podcastsocialclub.com or from Rural Arts.

Sat 23 Nov 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Mowbray Singers, conducted by Trevor Wilson, present "John, George and Tony", a concert of Baroque choral favourites by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi with Solo Guitarist Adrian Bramley. 7.30pm. £7. tickets: White Rose Book Cafe or choir members

Fri 22 Nov 2019 to
 Sun 24 Nov 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Downton Abbey (PG). Fri 14:30, Sun 14:30and 19:30 Not Sat. £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

Sat 23 Nov 2019 to
 Sun 24 Nov 2019

Sutton Bank National Park Centre YO7 2EH. Christmas Shopping Weekend - lots of lovely ideas in the gift shop plus live music, children's crafts and trail, meet local artisans, festive treats in the cafe and free winter bike checks at Sutton Bank Bikes. Book signing Saturday 12-2, John F Watson A Journey of Hope; Sunday 12-2 Travel Chat with Rough Guide writer Jules Brown. 10.30am - 4pm. free entry. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

Sun 24 Nov 2019

Circular Walk from Fountains Abbey. 18th. century woodland wander, flat with moderate terrain. End up in the Tea Room. Grade A 8 miles. 09.30 am Fountains Abbey CP. tel: 01748 818946 tickets: Leader - Jess Stajniak & Sue Feria email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 24 Nov 2019

Middleham Key Centre, Park Lane, Middleham DL8 4RA. Antiques & Collectors' Fair. Refreshments available. 10am - 4pm.

Sun 24 Nov 2019

The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton. Winter Market not just another Arts & Craft Fair, by Made by Mummy Markets. 1pm - 4pm. web: http://www.MadebyMummyMarkets.com

Sun 24 Nov 2019

Thirsk Market Place & streets. Thirsk Yarn Bombers Christmas Display. There will be a knitted Christmas Tree & display in front of Thirsk Hall.

Tue 26 Nov 2019

Eureka! The National Children's Museum. Bring your pre-schoolers for early years’ story times, activities and sensory play! With no school bookings on these days our staff will be 100% focused on our youngest visitors. 10am - 4pm. Standard entry or free with your Annual Pass. tel: 01422330069 tickets: On the door or online - https://www.eureka.org.uk/buy-tickets/ email: info@eureka.org.uk web: https://www.eureka.org.uk/event/toddler-day-4/

Tue 26 Nov 2019

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A talk on 'British 4-4-0s' by David Warren. 7:30 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: On the door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Wed 27 Nov 2019

Start from The Health Centre, Chapel St., Thirsk. Walking for Health: Hambleton Strollers (medium length). Meet 10.15am.

Wed 27 Nov 2019

The Clock, Church Hall, St. James Green, Thirsk. YO7 1AQ. The Clock's AGM & Celebration.Come & celebrate another year of achievements at The Clock; from securing jobs to passing qualifications. Drop in between 4pm&6pm to find out more about the services The Clock & Community Care offer. Staff will be available to talk to to you about the volunteer opportunities we have on offer. From 6.30pm we will be recognising & celebrating achievemnts of our members, so come along & find out more about our plans for the future. The AGM will take place at 7.30pm. Please let us know if you will be attending. 4pm-6pm. tel: 01845 524494 email: ellie.Atkins@the clock.org

Fri 22 Nov 2019 to
 Thu 28 Nov 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Official Secrets' 15 rating, true story of GCHQ employee. 7.30pm, Matinee 2.30pm Wed 27th. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Circular Walk from Ripon Cathedral. Ripon to Studley Royal via Helwath Nature Reserve through lovely countryside. Good tracks. 7.1m/11.4km Leisurely. 9.50am meet in front of Ripon Cathedral for 10 am start. SE313711/HG41PE parking in Sainsburys CP. tel: 07484 613574 tickets: Leader - Graham Wright web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Circular Walk from Sneck Yat CP. Cleveland Way & Arden Great Moor. N. along the Cleveland Way before turning E. Down through Thorodale to Arden Hall and back. 1 steep climb at the end. 8.7m/14km Moderate. 10am at Sneck Yat CP SE509877/YO625BF. tel: 01845 574844 tickets: Leader - Howard Wooldridge email: hambletonhoward@gmail.com web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 28 Nov 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Present Laughter' by Noël Coward from The Old Vic in London, Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) stars in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy. 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

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Thirsk Community Library, Chapel Street, Thirsk, YO7 1TH. 'Quiz' Prizes for the winning team.Raffle. All proceeds to Help Keep the Library Open. 7pm for 7.30. £5 per person, teams of 4 or come alone and we will match you up. tickets: Book at the Library or email: @thirskcommunity library.org.uk

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk. The reindeer are landing! They will be here until just before Christmas Day.

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Knayton Village Hall. Hillside Garden and Social Club Talk by Andy Karavics on 'Sledmere Gardens throughout the year' All visitors welcome. 7.30pm. Visitors £1.50. tel: 07942799111

Fri 29 Nov 2019

N Yorks County Record Office, Malpas Rd, Northallerton DL7 8TB. Talk: Landscape with Horses: Coal Mining at Tan Hill and Kings Pit Collieries by Shaun Richardson. 12.30pm. £2 inc. light refreshments.

Fri 29 Nov 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Listening to Sir Ranulph's incredible stories leaves you dumbfounded. From his self-deprecating tales of academic failure, through his time in the Forces, to discovering lost Middle Eastern cities and of course, his many and varied expeditions. 19:30. £35, VIP £89. 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 29 Nov 2019

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Christmas entertainment and switch on of the Lights. 4.45pm YO1 Radio, 5pm Thirsk RBL Band, 5.20pm Entertainment, 6.22pm Santa, 6.30pm Lights Switch On. email: info@christmasinthirsk.com web: http://christmasinthirsk.com/events

Fri 22 Nov 2019 to
 Sat 30 Nov 2019

Only Fri & Sat. Thirsk Community Library, YO7 1TH. Christmas Gift Stall, come & buy your Christmas Gifts inc. Preserves, & Bakes, also Tombola & Raffle. Friday 10 - 5, Saturday 9.30 - 3.

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Easingwold Market Place. Northern Dales Farmers Market. Only primary producers are allowed to trade.

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Ripon Choral Society singing J S Bach's famous Mass in B minor with four soloists, Orchestra D'Amici and John Dunford conducting. 7.30pm. £23 reserved, £20 unreserved, student concessions available. tel: 07986 861332 tickets: Online, telephone or Ripon Cathedral shop web: http://riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 30 Nov 2019

St. John the Baptist & All Saints Church, Easingwold. Easinwold Singers present A Renaissance Christmas conducted by Edward Venn with organist Ian Little. 2.30pm. £10. tel: 01845 524795 tickets: White Rose Bok Cafe, Thirsk and Tempo & Williamson Estate Agents, on the door or

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Thirsk Yarn Bombers will have a stall at the Christmas Fair where they will be selling bollard covers & other knitted articles. tel: Katie 07970 218002

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. Blues & Country with Five Loose Chippings. Thirsk-based group of musicians who play a whole range of music from Blues, Country, Bluegrass & Classsic Western Swing. Bring your own drinks. Doors open 7.30pm. £8 - includes supper. tickets: Doug Allan 578526, Judith Lowe 577911 or Amanda at Swaleside Holiday Park.

Fri 29 Nov 2019 to
 Sun 1 Dec 2019

Only Fri Sat Sun. Coxwold Village Hall, YO61 4BB. Homemade and Vintage Pop up shop and vintage tearoom. Lovely christmas ideas and wreath making workshop (booking must be made for the workshop with Maisie). Friday 6-9pm with mulled wine and mince pies. Sat and Sun 10am- 4pm. Free entry. tel: Wreath booking 07931731213 email: flowerbarnyork@gmail.com for wreath workshop web: http://www.homemadeandvintage.co.uk

Fri 29 Nov 2019 to
 Sun 1 Dec 2019

St James' Green Methodist Church. Christmas Tree Festival - come and enjoy the delight of a forest of decorated trees, choose your favourite and taste some delicious seasonal refreshments. Friday 2-5, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4 with Carols 10.30-11.30. Donations gratefully received.

Fri 29 Nov 2019 to
 Sun 1 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The Goldfinch (15). Fri 14:00, Sun 15:30 Not Sat. £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 29 Nov 2019 to
 Sun 1 Dec 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Christmas Fayre - a range of stall holders over the three days of the Fayre, with different stalls each day. Yorkshire Vet Peter Wright will be signing copies of his new book. Santa will be around to talk to the kids throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Fri 4.00-7:30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. email: info@christmasinthirsk.com web: http://christmasinthirsk.com

Sun 1 Dec 2019

Circular Walk from Reeth. Along Fremington Edge to Storthwaite Hall. Some climbs. Grade B 7 miles. 10.00 am at Reeth (honesty box). tel: 01748818946/07909 861725 tickets: Leader - Teresa Quinn email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 1 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. '42nd Street. The legendary Broadway show was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in the heart of London’s West End. 19:00. £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

Sun 1 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Sunday Jazz. Come along and enjoy the fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed, in an open session, by Alan Owens and The Forum Big Band. It's just £4 to get in and the bar is open. 12:00. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: By Phone, on-line or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 1 Dec 2019

The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn. Richmondshire Orchestra. Vaughn Williams: Wasps Overture. Elgar: Sea Pictures. Delius: Walk to the Paradise Garden, Elgar: Enigma Variations. 3pm. £12 (children free). tickets: website or Tennants Box office, Orchestra members & on the door. web: http://www.richmondshireorchestra.org.uk

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA. Bedale Archaeology & History Society, talk by Wendy Hyam: 'Romans on your Doorstep'. 7.30pm. email: arch@phonecoop.coop

Tue 3 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Carol Concert Join the successful Lockwood Brass Band in performing all your favourite Christmas carols. Appealing to all ages this event is guaranteed to put you in the festive spirit as well as helping raise funds to support injured fire fighters and their families. 19:30. FOC - collection. 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 29 Nov 2019 to
 Thu 5 Dec 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Farmageddon', A Shaun the Sheep Movie, U rating. 7.30pm, Matinees 2.30pm Sat 30th & Sun 1st. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 23 Nov 2019 to
 Fri 6 Dec 2019

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, YO7 1PW. 'Away in a Manger' An exhibition of Christmas Cribs and Nativity Scenes. Open Daily from 10am-4pm except Sun 24/11,1,30 - 4pm, Sun 1/12 12noon - 2pm, Tuesdays 12noon - 4pm and Thursdays 10.30 to 4pm. Admission Free - Donations Welcome.

Up to
 Mon 9 Dec 2019

Only Mon. The Frankland Arms, Ingramgate, Thirsk. YO7 1DF. Christmas Choir. Fancy a festive singalong? We need your voice! We are setting up a scratch choir to perform at our '6' Contemporary Carols on Sunday 15th Dec. Rehearsing at the Frankland Arms on Monday Nights. (Organised by Thirsk Parishes). 7.30pm - 9pm.

Up to
 Tue 10 Dec 2019

Only Tue & Sat. Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk. YO7 1QS. 'Crafty Tales'. A weekly crafting & storytelling session run by Story Craft Theatre. Each session ic designed around a brilliant picture book with interactive, multi-sensory & imaginative play for ages 2 to 5 year year olds. Sessions are on Tuesdays in in term time only. 10.15am - 11.30am. £4. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Up to
 Wed 18 Dec 2019

Only Wed. The Rectory, Cemetery Road, Thirsk. Alpha is a 10-week course inviting you to explore Christianity in a relaxed setting. Each week there is a meal followed by a short talk and a chance to discuss what you've heard with the group. Wednesday 7pm. tel: 01845 574742

Up to
 Wed 18 Dec 2019

Only Wed. The Frankland Arms, Ingramgate, Thirsk. YO7 1DF. Veterans Connect - Thirsk. Are you a past member of the armed forces, or did you complete National Service? Meet new friends, share experiences & discover new interests. Supported by Ex-Forces Support. Tea & coffee provided for a small donation. 14.00 - 16.00. tel: Contact Neil or Caroline 01845 522027.

Up to
 Thu 19 Dec 2019

Only Thu. Thirsk Community Library, YO7 1TH. Free computer skills drop-in. Learn anything to do with computers and the internet at your own pace. Every Thursday. 10am-noon. Free. tel: 07587 789471 email: victoria@greentreeonline.co.uk web: http://www.greentreeonline.co.uk

Fri 22 Nov 2019 to
 Mon 30 Dec 2019

Only Fri Sat Sun. Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley, HG4 3HT. Alice in Winterland, Christmas Lanter Spectacular,Discover Fantastical Seasonal Adventure. Hundreds of giant illuminated light sculptures will illustrate stories from Alice in Wonderland in a festive trail. Selection of fairground rides & indoor play with seasonal food & drink to enjoy. 4pm - 8pm last entry 7pm, Fri, Sat & Sun. tel: 01637 873379 tickets: Limited Availability - Book online for saver tickets. email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/events/alice-in-wondeland-at-lightwater-valley

Up to
 Sun 5 Jan 2020

York Designer Outlet, St. Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York YO19 4TA. The North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink. A giant Christmas tree is the centrepiece, surrounded by an illuminated forest, log cabins and café. Open every day except 25 Dec. tel: 01904 682700 web: http://www.yorkshireswinterwonderland.com

Sat 23 Nov 2019 to
 Sun 5 Jan 2020

Eureka! The National Children's Museum. Weekends from 23 Nov and every day from 20 Dec – Sun 5 Jan Meet the friendliest elves around as well as Father Christmas himself in our Santa’s Grotto – “One of the best in the UK” - NetMums. Watch our festive show ‘Snow Day’. 10am - 5pm. Standard entry or free with your Annual Pass. Plus additional cost to visit Santa's grotto. tel: 01422330069 tickets: On the door or online - https://www.eureka.org.uk/buy-tickets/ email: info@eureka.org.uk web: https://www.eureka.org.uk/event/winter-season-eureka/

Events over two weeks away

Please mention Thirsk Tourist Information when you make contact

Please check all details before travelling

December

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Start fromThirsk Swimming Pool, Chapel St, Thirsk. Walking for Health: Hambleton Strollers (short & medium). Meet 10.15am.

Thu 5 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. ANDY PARSONS – 'Healing the Nation' (15) ‘Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain’ (The Guardian) 'Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags' (The Independent). As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. 20:00. £15. 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 6 Dec 2019 to
 Sun 8 Dec 2019

Only Fri Sat Sun. Byland Abbey. Homemade and Vintage Pop Up shop. Wreath making workshop. !0am -4pm. tel: Lindsay 07926355855 tickets: Booking essential for wreath making with Lindsay email: lindsaywr@googlemail.com web: http://www.homemadeandvintage.co.uk

Fri 6 Dec 2019

St Mary the Virgin, Station Road Richmond DL10 7AQ. Christmas by Candlelight - Royal Northern Sinfonia Orchestra. Programme includes 'Winter' from Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons', alongside contrasting classical favourites. 7.30pm. £15, under 18s £5. tel: 0191 443 4661 tickets: online or phone web: https://ticketing.sagegateshead.com

Fri 6 Dec 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. The Treske Ensemble. Dvo?ák – Miniatures, Op.75a, Bartók – 44 Duos for 2 violins (selection), Françaix - String Trio, Schubert (arr. Wolff) – Der Erlkönig, Beethoven – Duet for Viola & Cello in E flat major, WoO 32 ‘Eyeglass’, Debussy – String Quartet in G minor, Op.10. The four artists include two local Baily brothers. 7.30pm. £10, 18 and under free). tel: 07974 142484 tickets: on door or phone email: treskeensemble@gmail.com

Fri 6 Dec 2019 to
 Thu 12 Dec 2019

Not Sun. The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'The Good Liar' 15 rating. 7.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 7 Dec 2019 to
 Sat 14 Dec 2019

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Rd. York, YO31 8TA. 'Sinbad & Tilly' - Pantomime. tel: 01904 501935

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. 'Five Loose Chippings'. This Thirsk-based group of musicians have made a name for themselves playing a variety of music from Blues and Country through to pop classics. “A nod to bluegrass and western swing, amazingly entertaining... foot-tappingly sensational!”. 7.30pm. £6 – £8. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: online, phone, in house email: admin@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 7 Dec 2019

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, YO7 1PW. North Yorkshire Chorus present Haydn's The Creation. 7.30pm. email: northyorkshirechorus.org.uk

Sat 7 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'The Winters Tale', Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy returns to cinemas this festive season. 19:00. £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 Dec 2019 to
 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

Sat 7 Dec 2019 to
 Sun 8 Dec 2019

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk. Santa's Grotto will be open - courtesy of Thirsk Rotary.

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Thirsk Band Concert. 7.30pm. Free with retiring collection.

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Circular Walk from Masham. Walk parts of Ripon Rowel via Ilton along tracks, across fields, river paths, some road walking. Maybe visit to Druids Temple. Grade B 8.5/9 miles. 10am Masham Market Place. tel: 01609 779461 / 07938 998809 email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk web: http://www.northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 8 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. David Harper Unexpected Tales The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It’s all part of what makes this show like no other. 19:30. £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

Sun 8 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. “Santa in Love” 'Santa in Love'. Have you ever wanted to know a Christmas secret? The one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best? Santa will be available after the show to meet your little ones and give them a present, so don’t forget your camera!. 14:30. £10.50, £9.50, family of 4 £35. 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 8 Dec 2019 to
 Wed 11 Dec 2019

Only Wed & Sun. The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Calamity Jane' (Singalong) 12A rating, starring Doris Day & Howard Keel. 7.30pm, Matinee Wed 11th. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ripon. HG4 2EY. Ripon Concerts (Cathedral Society).Oliver Cox & Owen Gunnell in the extreme percussion dexterity of O Duo. 7.30pm. £0 - £17. tel: 01904 801804 web: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Macmillan Ripon Cathedral CarolConcert. 7.30pm. various. tickets: see website web: https://macmillanriponcarolconcert.co.uk

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thirsk Rd. Northallerton. Northallerton Local History Society. 'The English Countryside in the time of Richard III' by John S Lee. 7pm. Non members welcome - £3. tel: 01609 774662 or 01325 789702 (Membership) email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Start fromThirsk Tourist Information. Walking for Health: Hambleton Strollers.(medium length). Meet 10.15am.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

All UK. National General Election. Polling stations open 7am to 10pm.

Thu 12 Dec 2019 to
 Sat 4 Jan 2020

Grand Opera House York YO1 9SW. A Magic mirror iPad, an ugly truth told to an evil step mother, a poisoned red apple and a beautiful enchanted Princess all come together with seven little men to tell the fabulously exciting story of Snow White - and that's just the first half!. From £19.40 (online also with extra fee). tickets: Opera House Mon-Sat Noon-4pm or online web: http://www.atgtickets.com/york

Thu 12 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Coppelia'. A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. 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

Thu 12 Dec 2019

The Village Inn, Brompton, DL6 2RL. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A presentation of 'NYMR on DVD - Part Two'. 2:00 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: On the door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Coxowld Village Hall YO61 4BB. Holy Moly and the Crackers Open Bar/Gin Bar tickets need to be bought in advance as numbers are limited. 7:30. £15. tickets: coxwoldvillagehall@gmail.com email: coxwoldvillagehall@gmail.com

Fri 13 Dec 2019 to
 Sat 14 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Chubby Xmas 2019' (18) Roy Chubby Brown is back and he’s as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing. STRICTLY OVER 18S ONLY. 19:00. £24. 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 13 Dec 2019 to
 Thu 19 Dec 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Frozen II' PG rating. 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 14th & Sun 15th. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 14 Dec 2019 to
 Sun 15 Dec 2019

Shandy Hall. Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. Explore 600 years of history at Shandy Hall by firelight and candlelight, as in days gone by. After the tour please join us by the fire for a glass of mulled wine, hot ginger, & mince pies. Limited numbers!. 4pm. £16. tel: 01347 868465 tickets: Numbers strictly limited. Book early to avoid disappointment, at www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk (What’s On page) or phone for more details web: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk

Sat 14 Dec 2019

St Michael Le Belfry, York. Christmas Carol Concert by the Chapter House Youth Choir and their Handbell Ringers- a festive evening of carols to set you up for Christmas. 7.30pm. £15/£13.50. tickets: Website web: http://www.chapterhousechoir.org

Sat 14 Dec 2019 to
 Sun 15 Dec 2019

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk. Santa's Grotto will be open - courtesy of Thirsk Rotary.

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Pocket Panto: 'Mother Goose'. Join lovable Mother Goose & her friends as she discovers that while its very nice to be important, it's more important to be nice. With singing, dancing & lots of audience participation. There's something for everyone in this cracking production. 1pm. Under 18s £6; Adults - £8. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book Online at www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Circular Walk. Preston-under-Scar and Redmire, return along the River Ure. Grade B 7 miles. 10.00 am Wensley Bridge. tel: 0174881894607909861725 tickets: Leader - Teresa Quinn email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 15 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Elvis the Legend at Christmas'.This new smash-hit Christmas tribute concert show is a musical journey through all eras of Elvis’ incredible career. A professionally trained actor and singer, JD King becomes the character of Elvis in a way that is the closest anyone can get to Elvis himself. 19:30. £18, £16. 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 16 Dec 2019

Thirlby Village Hall, YO7 2DJ. Thirlby Local History Group: Crazy Horses, Men in Tights, The Palio di Sienna, illustrated talk by Joanne Aston. Followed by Festive Bring and Share Supper, pre-booking essential. 7.30pm. £3. tel: 01845 597077

Mon 16 Dec 2019 to
 Mon 23 Dec 2019

Not Tue Thu Sat. Thirsk. Don't miss him! Santa tours the town accompanied by Thirsk Rotary. Sun 16 Dec East Thirsk 4pm-7pm. Mon 17 Dec Sowerby 3.45pm-7.30pm. Wed 19 Dec Sowerby Gateway 3.45pm-7pm. Fri 21 Dec Norby & Stockton Rd 3.45pm-7pm. Sun 23 Dec Carlton Minniot 4pm-6.30pm.

Tue 17 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Its A Wonderful Life' (PG). Join us for our Christmas "Relaxed Screening" a special screening of a classic film accessible to all. We'll be keeping the lights on low and adjusting the sound to suit the audience and we’ll be serving complimentary teas and coffees and cake and biscuits. 14:00. £6/£5 carers FOC. 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 17 Dec 2019

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A talk on 'The LMS in Scotland' by Steve Armitage. 7:30 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: On the door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Wed 18 Dec 2019

Start fromThirsk Swimming Pool, Chapel St, Thirsk. Walking for Health: Hambleton Strollers,(short to medium). Meet 10.15am.

Fri 20 Dec 2019 to
 Mon 23 Dec 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'The Aeronauts' PG rating. 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 21st & Sun 22nd. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Ripon Choral Society sing Handel's Messiah interspersed with carols- a new take on the Christmas story with professional soloists performing traditional arias and the 150 strong choir raising the roof with some of Handel's most stirring choruses. 7.30pm. £23 reserved, £20 unreserved, student concessions available. tel: 07986 861332 tickets: Online, telephone or Ripon Cathedral shop web: http://riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 21 Dec 2019 to
 Sun 22 Dec 2019

Shandy Hall. Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. Explore 600 years of history at Shandy Hall by firelight and candlelight, as in days gone by. After the tour please join us by the fire for a glass of mulled wine, hot ginger, & mince pies. Limited numbers!. 4pm. £16. tel: 01347 868465 tickets: www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/exhibitions-events.php email: shandyhall@dsl.pipex.com web: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk

Sat 21 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Northallerton Male Voice Choir - Christmas Concert with their guests Easington Colliery Band. 3.00pm Matinee & 7.300m Evening. £10 (no concessions). tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Forum Box Office from 10am. web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 22 Dec 2019

Circular Walk from Coxwold. Coxwold to Husthwaite and back, via Oulston. Grade B 9 miles ( can be shortened to 5 in bad weather). 10.00 Coxwold Village Hall CP. tel: 0134786904507564322195 tickets: Leader - Sue Flanigan email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Thu 26 Dec 2019

Boxing Day Walk. Contact Walks Secretary for details. tel: 01748818946 tickets: Details from Walks Seretary email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Fri 27 Dec 2019 to
 Thu 2 Jan 2020

Not Tue or Wed. The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'The Aeronauts' PG rating. 7.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 29 Dec 2019

Parochial Hall, Sowerby. Christmas Sequence Tea Dance. CD Music by Mick G, Pooled Refreshments,Soft Drinks Provided, Raffle. Proceeds in aid of Cancer Research Charities. 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Admission on door £4.00. tel: Dor or Mick 01845 523743

Sun 29 Dec 2019

Sutton under Whitestonecliffe Village Hall. The Snow Queen presented by Northumberland Theatre Co. Magical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's tale. 7.30pm, doors open 7.00pm. Adults £10.50, under 16s £5.50, family (2+2/3) £30.50. tickets: 01845 597329 Booking essential web: http://www.suttonunderwhitestonecliffevillagehall.co.uk

January

Thu 2 Jan 2020

Thirkleby Village Hall. Thirkleby Local History Society Quiz (bring your own bottle!). 7.30pm. tel: 01845 501365 for further details

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

February

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

March

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: 07981819766 tickets: TTIC, White Rose Books, www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

Local News

Christmas in Thirsk

It kicks off on Fri 29 Nov in the Market Place when Santa arrives and the lights are switched on. From 4.45pm Dougie & Chris from YO1 Radio will introduce the switch-on event and at 5pm Thirsk Royal British Legion Band will strike up with Christmas music. There is entertainment from 5.20pm including Butterflies dance & performing arts with children from local schools until Santa arrives ten minutes before the Lights are switched on at 6.30pm.

Throughout the weekend the Christmas Fare is open in the Town Hall on Westgate with different stalls each day. Yorkshire Vet Peter Wright will be signing copies of his new book and Santa will be around to talk to the kids throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. The Fayre is open Fri 4.00-7:30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm.
http://christmasinthirsk.com/events

Calling all drivers

Thirsk Community Care Volunteer Drivers enable local residents to make literally hundreds of trips to appointments, clubs, shopping and social events.

The success of the Thirsk Social Car Scheme means new volunteer drivers are needed to join the team.

Expenses will be paid and you have freedom to choose when to volunteer and how far to travel. You will receive fantastic support from co-ordinator Mandy.

Most importantly, you will be part of a much valued scheme that prevents the good folk of Thirsk and district from becoming isolated, helping them instead to retain their independence.

Call into the office at 14a Market Place, Thirsk, email CarScheme@thirskcommunitycare.org.uk or phone 01845 523115

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk, Fri 8 Nov to Thu 14 Nov

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG). Fans of the original Maleficent film, a few years ago will know all about the twists and turns of the magical landscape that the plot inhabits. The leading players Malificent herself (Angelina Jolie) and Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) are pitted against each other aided and abetted by such fairy characters as Knotgrass, Thistlewit, Flittle, Lickspittle and Pinto! There is of course, a handsome Prince Phillip (Harris Dickinson) and a rival Queen Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer). This live action film is enhanced by state of the art computer generated effects, taking full advantage of the big screen as only Disney Studios can!

7.30pm daily & 2.30pm Sat & Sun. £6, and £5 for Monday, matinées & concessions (cash only, no cards).
https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Check this ...

Ahead of the General Election on 12 December, make sure you’re registered to vote by Tuesday 26 November latest.

You can check whether you’re eligible to vote and find out how to register at
https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Part time jobs at Northallerton Forum

The Forum at Northallerton says they are seeking two individuals to join the team. You must have experience of Events Management and Customer Service working with a team including volunteers. As well as the House Manager role, one of the posts will have responsibility for coordinating our volunteer team and the other post will take responsibility for managing the cinema equipment and set up.

Because of the nature of our offer both posts will need to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the programme of events and hires, and this will involve evening and weekend working.

The closing date is Friday 29 November - for full information email anita@forumnorthallerton.org.uk or phone Anita Lee at 01609 776230.

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