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Tue 18 Jan 2022

Quiz Night, Thirsk Athletics Club. Newham 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. tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Jill at Luke Millers or phone

Wed 19 Jan 2022

Cityscape Collage, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. In this 'Taste Of' workshop you will create a collage combining an assortment of materials, mediums and techniques. To create your own cityscape through the medium of collage. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £12. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Wed 19 Jan 2022

Tosca: live stream from ROH, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. 7pm. £16, senior £13, child £10. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

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 Thu 20 Jan 2022

Event imageSpiderman: No Way Home (12A), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. 7.30pm. £6 (£5 for 14 & under, over 60s & Matinees). web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 20 Jan 2022

Heart and Craft, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Enjoy a free arts and crafts activity in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Free creativity for over 70s. Free for over 70s. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 20 Jan 2022

Alpha, St James Green Methodist Church, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Christmas can raise a lot of questions. Alpha allows you to explore the questions of the Christian faith in an open-minded and friendly enviroment. There is no cost and no pressure!. 7pm. email: alpha@stoswaldsowerby.org.uk

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 Sat 22 Jan 2022

Cinderella - the greatest panto, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Northallerton Amateur Variety Company present Cinderella. Book early to avoid disappointment! - tickets on sale now. 14.15 and 19.15. £11 and £9. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book Online or at The Forum booking office. web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 21 Jan 2022 to
 Sat 22 Jan 2022

Event imageYork Stamp and Coin Fair, The Grandstand, York Racecourse, York YO23 1EX. 80+ stamp and postal history dealers and 60+ coin, banknote and medal dealers. Visitors are welcome to come and browse, make purchases or simply learn more about these fascinating subjects. Fri 10am – 5pm & Sat 10am – 4pm. Admission & car parking: free. web: https://stampshows.net

Sat 22 Jan 2022

Four Sharings, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. See an exciting mix of brand new performances commissioned by Rural Arts. Support their development with feedback before the shows hit the road! The performances include theatre, music and dance from four performers: ANTS Theatre: We Still Fax, Maddie Morris, Beeja Dance: Diwali, Leo and Hyde: Pop Art. 7.30pm. £0 - £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 22 Jan 2022

Burns Night Supper, Thirsk Lodge Barn, Thirsk Hall, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Come & celebrate Burns Night at the Lodge Barn. £60. tickets: Online, booking essential email: enquiries@thirsklodgebarns.com

Wed 26 Jan 2022

Ceramic Houses, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Inspired by 2020's Great Pottery Throwdown, create your very own ceramic house, recreating a building that has special meaning to you. 10am-3pm. £55. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 21 Jan 2022 to
 Thu 27 Jan 2022

The Matrix Resurrections (15), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Twenty years after the events of The Matrix Revolutions, Neo lives a seemingly ordinary life under his original identity as Thomas A. Anderson in San Francisco, with a therapist who prescribes him blue pills to counteract the strange and unnatural things he occasionally glimpses. He also meets a woman who appears to be Trinity, but neither of them recognize each other. However, when a new version of Morpheus offers him the red pill and reopens his mind to the world of the Matrix, which has become more secure and dangerous in the years since the Smith infection, Neo joins with a group of rebels to fight against a new enemy. 7.30pm. £6 (£5 for 14 & under, over 60s & Matinees). web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 27 Jan 2022

Leopoldstadt: National Theatre livestream (12A), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. 7pm. £15, senior or student £12.50, child £10. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 27 Jan 2022

A Year in the Garden, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall Annexe, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Thirsk Ladies Club. Come along and listen to an illustrated talk given by Mike I'Anson, retired professional gardener, about how to prepare your garden month by month for a colourful display throughout the coming year. 7.30pm. Free for members, visitors £3. tel: 01845 522819 email: iansonmandm@aol.com

Thu 27 Jan 2022

Bletchley Park Interactive Virtual Tour, Zoom online. See the contribution made by the people employed at Bletchley Park in WWII, in breaking the German Enigma code and decoding their secret messages. This interactive virtual activity by Zoom gives a front-row seat in the comfort of your own home. 2.00 to 3.30 pm. £10.60 per person (not per computer). tel: See website tickets: Book online by Fri 7 Jan. email: info@ypsyork.org web: https://tinyurl.com/bletchleytour

Fri 28 Jan 2022

Megaslam Wrestling, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Get your foam fingers at the ready as, following on from a sold out event in 2020, the stars of Europe's family wrestling show 'Megaslam' are coming back with their brand new 2022 show 'Live & Loaded'. 19.00. £45/£10. Family of 4 £46. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 28 Jan 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 Jan 2022

St Cecilia Orchestra Glorious Strings, Holy Trinity Church, Ripon HG4 2EY. Opening with Webern's evocative "Langsamer Satz", followed by the wonderful Clarinet Concerto by Gerald Finzi, with superb clarinettist Tom Verity. After the interval, the beautiful "Romance in C" by Sibelius and then the glorious "Serenade for Strings" by Tchaikovsky. 7.30pm. £0 to £15. tel: 01423 531062 tickets: Online, phone, Ripon bookshops or on door. web: https://www.st-cecilia.org.uk

Thu 27 Jan 2022 to
 Sun 30 Jan 2022

Ballet at the Hippodrome, Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate DL1 1RR. Thursday 27th - 'Snow Maiden'. 7.30pm Friday 28th - 'Romeo & Juliet' 7.20pm Saturday 29th - 'The Nutcracker' 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 30th - 'Swan Lake' 2.30pm. tel: 01325 405405 tickets: 01325405405 web: http://darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk

Fri 28 Jan 2022 to
 Sun 30 Jan 2022

Event imageBig Garden Birdwatch, All over the UK. Count birds and get expert advice on how to attract them to your space and how to identify them. Complete the form on the website and the RSPB will send you everything you need to take part, and as a thank you, also give you a code for 20% off and free postage and packing, when you buy from the RSPB shop. web: https://rspb.org.uk

Fri 28 Jan 2022 to
 Sun 30 Jan 2022

Electrical Life of Louis Wain, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Film (12A). The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, portrayed by Academy Award Nominee and BAFTA-winning Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, The Imitation Game) whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever. Fro 2.30pm, Sat & Sun 7.30pm. £6, senior, student or child £5. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

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 Mon 31 Jan 2022

January Print Sale, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Browse a varied collection of print styles by local artists at our shop and cafe in The Courthouse and find a bargain!. 10am-4pm. Free!. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: None email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 28 Jan 2022 to
 Mon 31 Jan 2022

Holy Rood House Retreat, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. 'Hope in Darkness', inspired by Richard Rohr's writings, with Revd. Ian Spencer, Dorothy Littlewood & Urs Mattmann. Exploring what Rohr sees as the most present issue of our age, 'a crisis of meaning'. So many people have lost heart today, feeling both confused & powerless to help to heal it, or just feel hopeless. This retreat will put a spring in your step once more. 2pm Friday to 2pm Monday. tel: 01845522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Wed 2 Feb 2022

Event imageRichmondshire Concerts, Influence Church, Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4AS. New London Chamber Ensemble. - Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds Op. 16 - Paul Reade Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite - Poulenc Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon - John Woolrich A Cabinet of Curiosities - Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds K452. 7.30pm. £1 to £16. tickets: Online web: https://www.rsconcerts.org

Wed 2 Feb 2022

Slip Decorated Ceramics, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Taste Of' workshop - design and make colourful ceramic bowl, platter or pot using a range of hand building techniques. Learn decorating techniques such as masking and monoprint using our colourful slips. Draw inspiration from a range of ceramic artists. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £18. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 28 Jan 2022 to
 Thu 3 Feb 2022

The Kings Man (15), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. A collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King's Man. 7.30pm. £6 (£5 for 14 & under, over 60s & Matinees). web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Tue 1 Feb 2022 to
 Mon 28 Feb 2022

Cafe Artist: Jan Bulley, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Jan’s primary interests lie with texture and light, and working in mixed media painting she captures atmospheric landscapes with a timeless quality of stillness and reflection. 10.00. Free. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: None email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

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 Thu 7 Apr 2022

Art Club, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Every Thursday for Ages 6 - 16. Art club is specially designed for children and young people with a creative streak. Each Art Club session aims to be fun and engaging for everyone who takes part. We learn new skills, experiment and let the imagination run wild each week. 4pm - 5.15pm. £90. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

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 Sat 9 Apr 2022

Art Club, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Every Saturday Ages 6-10. Art club is specially designed for children and young people with a creative streak. Each Art Club session aims to be fun and engaging for everyone who takes part. We learn new skills, experiment and let the imagination run wild each week. 10am - 11.15am. £90. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

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 Sat 9 Apr 2022

Art Club, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Every Saturday Ages 11 - 16. Art club is specially designed for children and young people with a creative streak. Each Art Club session aims to be fun and engaging for everyone who takes part. We learn new skills, experiment and let the imagination run wild each week. 11.30am - 12.45pm. £90. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

What’s on later

Wed 2 Feb 2022

Event imageRichmondshire Concerts, Influence Church, Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4AS. New London Chamber Ensemble. - Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds Op. 16 - Paul Reade Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite - Poulenc Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon - John Woolrich A Cabinet of Curiosities - Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds K452. 7.30pm. £1 to £16. tickets: Online web: https://www.rsconcerts.org

Wed 2 Feb 2022

Slip Decorated Ceramics, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Taste Of' workshop - design and make colourful ceramic bowl, platter or pot using a range of hand building techniques. Learn decorating techniques such as masking and monoprint using our colourful slips. Draw inspiration from a range of ceramic artists. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £18. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 5 Feb 2022 to
 Sun 6 Feb 2022

York Ice Trail, In the city centre. The UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail is back for 2022! The city centre will be transformed as spectacular ice sculptures take over the streets.

Sat 5 Feb 2022

Poetry Evening with Olivia Mulligan, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. An evening of poetry and spoken word with BBC Radio York’s Poet Laureate Olivia Mulligan. Olivia will be performing excerpts from her latest book: Advice From A Stranger. Expect poems to make you laugh, pause and ponder…. 7.30pm. £8-£10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Sun 6 Feb 2022

Sunday Jazz, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. 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. The bar is open. Noon. £4. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online or phone email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Wed 9 Feb 2022

Drawing Parisian Streets, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Lose yourself in the cobbled streets of Paris during this Taste of Art session. You will learn about perspective to recreate your street scene and develop mark-making techniques to create different textures within your drawing. Use photographs from our lovely collection of drawing resources to help design your piece. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £12. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Wed 9 Feb 2022 to
 Sat 12 Feb 2022

Event imageLegally Blonde (musical), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Crash Bang Wallop are excited to be back performing to a live audience in 2022. Full of energy, lively song and dance routines as well as both funny and touching moments. Don't miss this fun packed, sugar rush of a show!. 7.30pm, also Sat 2pm. £12-£14. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, phone or at boxoffice email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 10 Feb 2022 to
 Thu 10 Mar 2022

'Finding the Way with Wisdom', Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Only Thu. A series of on-line Zoom events for body, mind & spirit led by Helen Warwick. Wisdom, with all her attributes, is a much needed perspective within the many changes that are going on in our world today. Through poems, prayers & creative ideas we will discover a way of opening & listening to Wisdom. Topics are: 10th February - Divine Wisdom. 24th February - Wisdom of the Self. 10th March - The Wisdom of Community. 10am - 11.30am repeated at 6pm -7.30pm. tel: 01845522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Fri 11 Feb 2022

Copper Wire Hare, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Learn how to manipulate copper wire to create a stunning hare sculpture for your home or garden. 10am-12.30pm / 1.30-3.30pm. £37. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 12 Feb 2022

Jervaulx Singers, St John's Church, Sharow HG4 5BJ. A programme of music on a theme of the passing of time. Jonathan Dove's electrifying 'The Passing of the Year', a song cycle for double choir and piano, sets seven texts with moving directness and a beguiling sense of the seasons’ passing. 7.30pm. £0-£15. tickets: Book online web: https://www.jervaulxsingers.com

Mon 14 Feb 2022

Ripon Concerts (Cathedral Concert Society), Holy Trinity Church, Ripon HG4 2EY. Lotte Betts Dean and Joseph Havlat. Love songs to celebrate Valentine's Day. 7.30pm. tel: 01423 531062 tickets: Online only web: https://www.st-cecilia.org.uk

Mon 14 Feb 2022

Romeo & Juliet (ballet), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Live streamed from the Royal Opera House. Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation in 1965. In this special screening on Valentine’s Day, the doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets. 7.15pm. £10-£16. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, phone or at boxoffice email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 15 Feb 2022 to
 Wed 16 Feb 2022

Event imageGreen men and Gargoyles, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. In this popular workshop you will learn a range of hand-building techniques to sculpt your own green man or gargoyle to display outdoors. 10am-3pm. £45. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Tue 15 Feb 2022

Quiz Night, Thirsk Athletics Club. Newham 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. tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Jill at Luke Millers or phone

Thu 17 Feb 2022

Heart and Craft, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Enjoy a free arts and crafts activity in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Free creativity for over 70s. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Free for over 70s. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 17 Feb 2022

The Book of Dust (12A), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. National Theatre live-stream. The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage. Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. 7pm. £10-£15. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, phone or at boxoffice email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 17 Feb 2022

Absolute Beginners Bridge Classes, Thornton le Beans Village Hall. Bridge Classes for absolute beginners taught by an English Bridge Union Qualified teacher. A free taster session. Complimentary coffee. 2pm - 4pm. tel: Contact 01845 523136

Fri 18 Feb 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 19 Feb 2022 to
 Sun 27 Feb 2022

Event imageJORVIK Viking Festival, In several places. Learn about York’s viking history with nine days of fun and immersive experiences. For instance: Lothbrok’s Feast: The Viking Banquet. Separate fact from fiction as we explore the life of Ragnar Lothbrok as we dine in style in the beautifully atmospheric Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. A dining experience not to be missed. Skal! Battle Spectacular in the Land of Darkness When night falls at the Eye of York, gather with us to see the tale of Ibn Fadlan, the Arabic witness to the might of the Vikings. Tickets are likely to sell out fast!. tickets: Book early online web: https://jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk

Sat 19 Feb 2022

The Dark Room, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. How do you play? The audience is trapped in a retro videogame with a sadistic end-of-level boss. Choose your options, survive the abuse simulator that is the improv comedy overlord John Robertson, and escape to win £1000 – or, be brutally murdered by the rest of the crowd!. 7.30pm. £8 - £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 19 Feb 2022

'Phoney Fools & Horses, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Based on the TV show everybody loves comes a brilliant homage, bursting with renditions of your best-loved moments & characters. (Suitable for age 12+). 19.30. £19.50 Concessions £17.50. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: 01609776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 22 Feb 2022

Colourful Collage Elephants, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. You will learn how to create templates to build different layers of collage and take inspiration from a range of resources. You will finish your piece with our colourful pastels and pens to add extra patterns to your artwork. 10.30am - 12.00pm. £4.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Wed 23 Feb 2022

Richmondshire Concerts: The Consone Quartet, Influence Church, Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4AS. The Classical–Romantic transition. - Haydn String Quartet Op. 71 No. 2 - Beethoven String Quartet No. 5 - Carl Czerny String Quartet in D Minor. 7.30pm. £16. tickets: Book online web: https://www.rsconcerts.org

Wed 23 Feb 2022 to
 Fri 5 Aug 2022

Ceramic Circus Tents, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. You will learn how to make pinch pots and mould them into shape, as well as how to attach clay together using slip. You will finish your piece with our colourful underglaze paints and leave it with us to be bisque and glaze fired, ready for collection. 10.30am - 12.00pm. £6.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Wed 23 Feb 2022

Ahir Shah: Dress (Comedy), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand-up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy. 8pm. £12. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, phone or at boxoffice email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 24 Feb 2022 to
 Fri 5 Aug 2022

Circus Paintbrush Puppets, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. You will learn how to add buttons, wires and other recycled materials to add detail to your puppet. You will also use colourful paints to decorate your creation. You will take inspiration from a range of printed resources and real life examples. 10.30am - 12.00pm. £4.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Thu 24 Feb 2022

The Ritz Cinema, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall Annexe, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. John Potter, Chairman, will give an illustrated talk to Thirsk Ladies Club on the history of the cinema. 7.30pm. Free for members, visitors £3. tel: 01845 522819 tickets: n/a email: iansonmandm@aol.com

Fri 25 Feb 2022 to
 Sat 26 Feb 2022

Print Sprint 2022, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Print Sprint is back – with two days of live demonstrations and workshops inclusive of all abilities! Try out different techniques with our friendly and professional printmakers. 10am - 4am. £12.50 - £35.00. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Fri 25 Feb 2022 to
 Sat 26 Feb 2022

Print Sprint 2022, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Join us at our popular printmaking event, to discover a range of exciting printing techniques under the guidance of our Prints Collective. Get the chance to watch live demonstrations and create a multitude of your own original prints to take home with you at the end of the day. 10am-4pm. £12.50 - £35.00. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Fri 25 Feb 2022

Pop Divas 2022 (Music), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Get ready to experience all your favourite pop divas as the greatest female stars of today appear on the same stage for the first time ever. The UK’s number one girl band, Little Mix kick off the show, then Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Rihanna all join in the fun for 2 hours of non-stop hits. There’s even an appearance from American YouTube teen sensation JoJo Siwa, making her Pop Divas Live! debut. 6pm. £14-£16. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 1 Mar 2022 to
 Thu 31 Mar 2022

Ellie Hawkes, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Cafe artist of the month Ellie Hawkes photographic prints will be avalible to see at Rural Arts cafe. 10am - 4pm. Free!. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: None email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Wed 2 Mar 2022

Pochoir Portrait, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of… sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £18. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Wed 2 Mar 2022 to
 Wed 29 Jun 2022

Life Drawing, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Learn observational drawing techniques with our professional life models who will model a variety of poses for our sessions. With all materials provided, explore both the female and male form, using a range of mediums, such as pens, pencils and charcoal. 6.30pm - 8pm. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Thu 3 Mar 2022

Katie Spencer, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Katie Spencer is a progressive folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Yorkshire who writes songs imbued with the Northern landscapes of her home. 7.30pm. £8 - £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Thu 3 Mar 2022

Andy Zaltzman, Satirist (15), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Andy Zaltzman, chair of The News Quiz (Radio 4), host of the global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, and Test Match Special statistician, returns with his unparalleled interactive stand-up show. Please submit an advance satirical commission on any topic in our increasingly ridiculous universe, to satirisethis@satiristforhire.com. Include the date of the show you will be attending. 8pm. £15. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book Online or at The Forum booking office. web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 4 Mar 2022

Bulsara & his Queenies, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Internationally recognised Queen Tribute Band, Bulsara and His Queenies return to The Forum for the 3rd time in March 2022 for an exciting new show featuring all Queen’s Greatest Hits and Deep Cuts. Fronted by Gareth Taylor, the band promise to deliver a unique show featuring world class musicians and a set list for the most discerning Queen fan. 7.30pm. £20-£22. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, phone or at boxoffice email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 5 Mar 2022 to
 Sun 6 Mar 2022

Ceramic Heads, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Get hands-on during this one day workshop. Sculpt your own ceramic head using crank clay. Learn how to mould, form and carve your head and choose from human, animal or mythical heads as your inspiration. Collect you head once it is fired and learn about different finishing techniques you can apply. 10am - 4pm. £65. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Sat 5 Mar 2022

The Work of the Devil, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Comedy (15). Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 (“A Masterclass” The Scotsman) provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year. 8pm. £15. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, phone or at boxoffice email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 8 Mar 2022

International Women's Day, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. In celebration of International Women’s Day, join us for our workshops inspired by famous female creatives. Choose from a range of colourful patterned fabric to create your very own punk patches, inspired by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. 6.30pm - 8.30pm. £8 - £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Thu 10 Mar 2022

NTL: The book of dust, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. 7pm - 10pm. £8 - £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Sat 12 Mar 2022

iCan: One to Ones (ipad), Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Sort your technical glitches, learn new skills or get your device set up with friendly iPad expert, Claire Ford. 1pm - 4pm choose a time slot. £15. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Sat 12 Mar 2022

Vintage China Mosaic, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Create a bespoke vintage china mosaic choosing from a wide range of cut-out bases including hares, hearts and birds. Select from treasured china, some over 100 years old. A truly original experience of creating your own unique mosaic. 10am - 4pm. £60. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Tue 15 Mar 2022

Quiz Night, Thirsk Athletics Club. Newham 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. tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Jill at Luke Millers or phone

Wed 16 Mar 2022

Freehand Machine Embrodiery, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of… sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 1.30pm. £15. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Fri 18 Mar 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 19 Mar 2022

Spring Quiet Garden Day, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Come & enjoy a day at the peaceful centre of Holy Rood House, a place that specialises in health & pastoral care. Helen, one of our chaplains, will be offering poems & prayers with Mike, our community gardener, who contributes for the day. Our large garden offers a quiet , gentle , healing space, which includes a labyrinth, orchard, goats & a walled garden with a pond. Indoor spaces include a chapel that is centred in the garden, & a large Art room. A light lunch & hot drinks will be provided. The day will end with tea & cake. 9.45 for 10am to 4pm. Suggested donation £35. tel: 01845522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Tue 22 Mar 2022 to
 Tue 26 Apr 2022

Sculpture 6 Week Course, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Develop your very own small-scale clay sculpture in this exciting 6 week course. 10am - 4pm. £270. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Tue 22 Mar 2022

Cerebral LOLsy, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Following the success of his huge sell out 2019 UK tour, Lost Voice Guy is heading back out on the road to put a smile. 8pm. £16/£14. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Wed 23 Mar 2022

Insects in Ink, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of… sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £12. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Thu 24 Mar 2022

Heart and Craft, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Enjoy a free arts and crafts activity in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Free creativity for over 70s. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Free for over 70s. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Thu 24 Mar 2022

Springtime Pottery, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall Annexe, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Painting Pots, Knaresborough will be showing Thirsk Ladies Club how to create an item of pottery for displaying in springtime. 7.30pm. Free for members, visitors £3. tel: 01845 522819

Fri 25 Mar 2022

Page Turners: Pride and Prejustice, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Follow Miss Sally Price and Mr Herbert Windsor as they bicker their way through a full cast of characters and struggle to create a whole host of sound effects with only a few household objects to hand!. 7.30pm. £8 - £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Sat 26 Mar 2022

Bon Jovi Tribute Show, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see! A high energy electric packed show guaranteed to get your hands in the air, Bon Jovi Forever have been reviving the heyday of the 1980/90's. 7.30pm. £20. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 27 Mar 2022

New Thirsk Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. We are creating decorated hanging baskets to shops & offices around the town, reflecting their businesses and inviting them to hang at the front of their premises.

Mon 28 Mar 2022 to
 Mon 9 May 2022

Oil Painting 6 Week Course, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Develop your own visual language by learning how to mix colours, manipulate oil paints and create compositions. 2pm - 4pm. £120. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Wed 30 Mar 2022

Willow Pheasant, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Using simple weaving techniques create your own willow pheasant. The perfect addition to your garden!. 10am - 4pm. £67. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Wed 30 Mar 2022

Boats in Acrylic, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of… sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £12. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Fri 1 Apr 2022 to
 Sat 30 Apr 2022

Jennifer Weston, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Cafe Artist of the month Jennifer Weston is a multi-disciplinary artist, born and bred in Ryedale. Her recent work is part of the ‘Scenes from Scarborough’ public art commission and highlights the decline of marine life in the North Sea. 10am - 4pm. Free!. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: None email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Mon 4 Apr 2022

Event imageNorth York Moors Railway, Pickering-Grosmont-Whitby. This heritage railway reopens for the season, until 30 October 2022. It runs from Pickering through Grosmont to Whitby. The route of the line is spectacular and trains are pulled by old locomotives, including many steam engines. tel: 01751 472508 email: info@nymr.co.uk web: https://www.nymr.co.uk

Wed 6 Apr 2022

Quirky Vases, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of… sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £18. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Thu 7 Apr 2022

NTL: Hex, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss. 7pm. £8 - £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Sat 9 Apr 2022

Terracotta Planters, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Learn how to build a terracotta planter using slab building techniques. During this full day workshop, learn about the structural qualities of clay at it’s various drying stages. 10am - 4pm. £50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Sat 9 Apr 2022

Sowerby Music: The Robbetti Quartet, St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Final year Yorkshire Young Musicians students play movements from the Ravel Quartet and Mozart “Dissonance” Quartet together with individual contributions. web: https://sowerbymusic.org.uk

Tue 12 Apr 2022

Mr. McGregor's Garden, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Use a collection of buttons, fabric, lollipop sticks and paper, to create delicate plants, colourful vegetables or even a mini peter rabbit hat and jacket just like in the story!. 10.30am - 12pm. £4.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Tue 12 Apr 2022 to
 Fri 22 Apr 2022

Let the light back in, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. An Exhibition at the courthouse. Nel Hume is a young artist living in North Yorkshire which, together with the Northumberland coastline, inspires her artwork. Nel enjoys experimenting with a range of media, exploring colour and shape to express feeling and atmosphere. 10am - 4pm. Free!. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: None email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Wed 13 Apr 2022 to
 Tue 19 Apr 2022

Holy Week & Easter Retreat, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. A retreat led by Revd. Elizabeth Baxter & the Holy Rood Community. Reflections & Celebration. Music & Poetry, Easter Ceremonies. Spring time in the garden & good food. Please email for more information or to book a place. From 4pm Wed. to 11am Tuesday. tel: 01845522580 tickets: 01845522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Wed 13 Apr 2022

Ceramic Easter Baskets, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Use clay to create a bright and colourful easter basket, filled with mini eggs, chicks and bunnies. 10.30am - 12pm. £6.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Sun 17 Apr 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: www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Tue 19 Apr 2022

Chicken Little Collage, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Use a collection of textured papers and patterned wallpaper scraps to create a quirky chicken collage. 10.30am - 12pm. £4.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Tue 19 Apr 2022

Quiz Night, Thirsk Athletics Club. Newham 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. tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Jill at Luke Millers or phone

Wed 20 Apr 2022

Teddy Bear Ceramics, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Use clay to create your very own teddy-bear ceramic! Be inspired by the Winnie the Pooh characters, or why not create your very own clay version of your favourite stuffed toy?. 10.30am - 12pm. £6.50. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Fri 22 Apr 2022

Event imageThe Little Mix Show, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. The energetic show that follows in the footsteps of the award-winning girl band, Little Mix. This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography.  Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to you.  There are lots of added extras including Dance Competitions, Free Giveaways and a 'Meet & Greet' with the girls after the show!. 7pm. £15/£13. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Wed 27 Apr 2022

Fabric Sculpted Garden Gnomes, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Learn how to use fabric sculpting techniques to create your gnome. Add fabric and colourful patterns to bring your gnome to life. 10am - 1pm. £37. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Thu 28 Apr 2022

Heart and Craft, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Enjoy a free arts and crafts activity in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Free creativity for over 70s. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Free for over 70s. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Fri 29 Apr 2022

Brothers Gillespie, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Described by Folk Radio as “weaving an especially compelling magic”, and “showing off British acoustic music in its best possible light”, their music is rich with sounds of soaring sibling harmony, guitars, flute, fiddle and mandolin. 7.30pm. £8 - £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Fri 29 Apr 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 1 May 2022 to
 Tue 31 May 2022

Sandra Storey, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Cafe Artist of the month Sandra Storey. Traces of the past revealed in objects and landscape are intrinsic to Sandra Storey’s artwork. The mythological presence of moors and sea pervades her images which draw on a childhood in and life–long attachment to the natural world surrounding Whitby. 10am - 4pm. Free!. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Wed 4 May 2022

Summer Collage With Ink&Pen, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of… sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £12. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Fri 6 May 2022 to
 Fri 20 May 2022

Can I see my feelings?, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Sarah Pym is both a professional artist and a practising mental health professional based in Thirsk. “Can I see my feelings” is an exciting body of intuitive abstracts designed to stimulate the viewers towards conversations, colours, and thinking about how they feel when they look at each picture. 10am - 4pm. Free!. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: None email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Fri 6 May 2022

Willow Owl, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Get hands-on during this one day workshop. Weave your own willow owl and take home a beautiful willow sculpture for your garden. 10am - 4pm. £67. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Sat 7 May 2022

iCan: One to Ones (ipad), Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Sort your technical glitches, learn new skills or get your device set up with friendly iPad expert, Claire Ford. 1pm - 4pm choose a time slot. £15. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Sat 7 May 2022

Sowerby Music: piano & violin, St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Joy Becker (violin) and Benjamin Powell (piano) play the glorious Franck Violin Sonata. For the second half we will decamp to the Parochial Hall and Joy (also a magical singer-songwriter) will swap her violin for a guitar and perform a set of her own songs with instrumental backing. web: https://sowerbymusic.org.uk

Wed 11 May 2022

Decorative Bunting, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of… sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £15. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Thu 12 May 2022

Lou Sanders One Word Wow, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. 'It's me again, your old internet friend Dr. Giggles. It's time for a little get together, so pull up a chair & get all cosy. I'll bring my skates, you bring your wallet & we'll all take some piccies.' Maybe this show is the real vaccine. A comedian who leaves you wanting more. Ticets available now/. 20.05. £16. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: 01609776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 13 May 2022 to
 Fri 24 Jun 2022

Basics for begginers Drawing two, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Join us on Friday mornings for a continuation from our beginners drawing course to learn even more drawing techniques and styles!. 10.30am - 12pm. £90. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Sat 14 May 2022

Scupture Garden re-opens, Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden. Thirsk Hall YO7 1PL. The Sculpture Garden is situated in the middle of the market town of Thirsk, within 20 acres of parkland and gardens which lies hidden to the west of Thirsk Hall. Michael Lyons' sculptures were exhibited alongside works from other artists such as Emily Young, Austin Wright, Richard Hudson and Gerald Laing. Wed to Sat 11am-5pm all year round. £6.50, £5.50 concessions, under 16s free. tel: 07976 311159 email: info@willoughbygerrish.com web: https://www.thirskhall.com/sculpturepark

Tue 17 May 2022

Quiz Night, Thirsk Athletics Club. Newham 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. tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Jill at Luke Millers or phone

Wed 18 May 2022

Ceramic Indian Elephants, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of… sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £18. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Shop, Online or by Phone email: Admin@ruralarts.org web: www.Ruralarts.org

Fri 20 May 2022

Women in Rock, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. They have been wowing audiences across the UK and Europe with their high energy performances. Featuring soaring vocals, choreography, audience interaction, striking costumes and backed by a band of world class musicians. 7.30pm. £16. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 20 May 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.

Christmas tree collections

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In Hambleton Christmas trees will only be collected from current 2021/22 garden waste subscribers. Trees must be chopped up with the bin closed, trees left at the roadside will not be collected. They will be collected either the week beginning 10 or 17 January. Normal garden waste is accepted during this collection.

Thirsk's information centre

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We volunteers are working from home until the office re-opens on Mon 31 Jan.

We are still available to help. Please phone 01845 522755 with your queries or email us at
info@visitthirsk.uk

If you do not receive this by email, sign up for twice-monthly What's On at
visitthirsk.uk/news

Sowerby Music

Sowerby Music has scheduled four concerts from April to July.

During the pandemic their 'Music for Life' visits to schools continued when and where possible, last year reaching 21 local schools and 1617 pupils. See
sowerbymusic.org.uk

Local bus services

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Under the government’s ‘Bus Back Better’ national bus strategy for England’ the County Council has submitted a £116 million funding request.

It is now preparing a local bus service improvement plan and wants people to read the background and comment by Mon 7 Feb latest.

Feedback from a panel of 2,000 residents has so far found that their top priorities are:

 – More frequent services (ie hourly or better)

 – More evening and Sunday services

 – Simpler ticketing e.g. contactless card payment, flat fare, capped day travel ticket price

 – Good value adult fares

 – Clean, safe, accessible buses and waiting facilities

 

They also highlighted some of the lived experiences and wishes of bus users in North Yorkshire, such as:

“More frequent direct services to ALL local towns  ie Northallerton, Bedale, Leyburn, Catterick Village & Garrison (Princes Gate Shopping Centre), Richmond, Darlington, Masham, Ripon, Thirsk, Easingwold, York and especially Middleborough via James Cook Hospital, aided by realistic Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) to connect to these main services.”

 

Please help shape future local bus services by responding to this consultation as soon as possible.

 

Background:
https://tinyurl.com/nybusplan

Consultation:
https://tinyurl.com/nybusconsult

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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This heritage railway runs from Pickering through Grosmont to Whitby. The route of the line is spectacular and trains are pulled by old locomotives, including many steam engines.

It will reopen for the summer from 4 April to 30 October 2022. Pullman Dining tickets are available to book on line now and tickets for normal services will be available shortly.
www.nymr.co.uk

Thirsk Yarnbombers 2022

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From Sun 27 Mar:

We are creating decorated hanging baskets to shops & offices around the town, reflecting their businesses and inviting them to hang at the front of their premises.

From Sun 22 May:

Bollard covers and bunting for shops to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

From Sun 30 Oct:

Remembrance Day display.

From Sun 27 Nov:

Christmas Decorations on bollards & Christmas Tree.

 

If you want to join in please ring 01845 526943, see the Facebook page @tyb2016 or email

<30>yarnbombercommittee@gmail.com