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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

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Up to
 Sat 23 Jun 2018

Stump Cross Caverns, Greenhow Hill, Harrogate HG3 5JL. 'Beneath Our Feet', For tens of thousands of years, people have ventured underground in order to experience something out of the ordinary: to take shelter, create, hide, escape, or do something they should not be doing. Join us as we gather for our own extraordinary performance promenade. Part of Grassington Festival. 5pm, 6pm or 7pm. £12 (£7 U16s). tel: 01756 752691 tickets: Online email: admin@grassington-festival.org.uk

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Cawthorn Roman Camp, Cropton, Pickering, YO18 8HN. Dogs Trust Community Event; free microchipping, health and training advice, nail clipping. 11am-3pm. web: http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/community events

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Coxwold Village Hall, Coxwold, York, YO61 4BB. Midsummer Melodies, a celebration of summer in music and words. Belles Cantos ladies ensemble. 7.30pm. £5 inc. light refreshments. tel: 01347 868719 / 868049 tickets: White Rose Books, Thirsk or on the door email: anneleg@tiscali.co.uk

Sat 23 Jun 2018

St. Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk, YO7 1JG. Come and listen to our new conductor, Jeremy Carnall and Thirsk Sinfonia's performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, RR Bennett's Little Suite with solo soprano Diane Peacock, two Elgar minuets and Vaughan Williams' English Folk Songs. 7.30pm. £12.50 in advance. tickets: TTI, White Rose Books and thirsksinfonia@aol.com email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com

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 Sun 24 Jun 2018

Markenfield Hall, Ripon, HG4 3AD. 14th century moated Hall. 2pm - 5pm. Adult £6, Seniors £5, Concessions £3. tel: 01765 692303 email: info@markenfield.com

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 Sun 24 Jun 2018

Harlow Carr Gardens, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QB. Garden Flower Show, free park & ride. 10am - 5pm. Free RHS members, Adults £11.50, Child 5-16 £5.75, Family (2+2) £29. tel: 01423 565418 web: http://www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr

Sat 23 Jun 2018 to
 Sun 24 Jun 2018

Bramham Park, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6ND. Total Warrior is the pinnacle of obstacle racing, providing the most innovative and highest quality obstacle event in the UK. 25 obstacles, 10 tons of ice, 100 tons of mud and a free beer. 5 hour, 2K and 10K events. email: thechief@totalwarrior.co.uk web: http://www.totalwarrior.co.uk

Sat 23 Jun 2018 to
 Sun 24 Jun 2018

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

Sat 23 Jun 2018 to
 Sun 24 Jun 2018

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 2PW. Thirsk Truck Gathering showcasing some of the best trucks in the country. Entertainment, food and trade stands, held at a great venue. Something for all the family, it promises to be a fantastic weekend. 10 am. £7 Adults, £4 Children & £20 Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children, under 5s free. tel: 07801581882 tickets: On the gate email: ttgthirsk@btinternet.com web: http://www.thirsktruckgathering.com

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Husthwaite Village Hall. Summer Market: Locally produced poultry, meat, fish, vegetables,dairy produce & cider; artisan bread, cakes, chocolate& preserves; wood craft, arts & crafts, home accessories, cards, beauty products, jewellery, artwork, books & plants. Apple Tree Cafe serves hot & cold food & drinks. 11am-3pm. Free entry. tel: 01347 868216 or 07436 012028

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Northallerton DL7 8PP. Homegrown Food Festival. This year's theme is Food Pharmacy, focusing on local food with health benefits. Don't miss the Homegrown Market and the popular Kids' Kitchen. 10am-5pm.

Sun 24 Jun 2018

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

Sun 24 Jun 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Stuart Maconie - best selling author. 8pm. tel: 01609 776230

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Thirsk Market Place. Thirsk RBL Band will entertain. 1pm-3pm. free. tel: 01845 523511 web: http://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. Midsummer Sunday Brunch. 11am to 1pm. tel: 01845 578526 07785 223707

Up to
 Tue 26 Jun 2018

Only Tue. Sutton Bank National Park Centre YO7 2EH. Watercolours Workshop. 4 week indoor course for beginners aand more experienced painters. Led by artist Peter Reynolds. Minimum age 18. Advance booking essential. 6.30 - 8.30pm. £90.00. tel: 01439 772738 tickets: http://northyorkmoors.eventbrite.com web: http://www.northyorkmoors,org,uk/inspiredby

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Black Swan Inn,Peaseholme Green, York, YO1 7PR. Folk Night - Lucy Ward, in 2014 Lucy was the youngest ever nominee as BBC Folk Singer of the Year. Music from 8pm. £10 on line/ £11 on door. Students 50%. tel: 01904 632922 tickets: www.wegottickets.com email: blackswan@yahoo.co.uk web: http://www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers. 9 miles leisurely. A walk in Hannah Hauxwell country. Meet at parking at Hury reservoir NY966192 / DL12 9UR. 10am. tel: 01325 351402 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers. 7 miles moderate. A glorious walk from Cowbar to Boulby clifftop, Meet at Cowbar Car Park NZ779188 / TS13 5DA. 10am. tel: 01609 600626 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Bingo Evening in aid of Thirsk Christmas Lights. 7.30pm, doors open 6.45pm. £10 includes bingo tickets. tickets: Pay on the door

Up to
 Sat 30 Jun 2018

Aldborough, Boroughbridge YO51 9EP. Northern Aldborough Festival. One of the most prestigious classical music events in the country. Daily concerts for ten days. web: http://www.aldboroughfestival.co.uk

Fri 29 Jun 2018 to
 Sat 30 Jun 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Illuminate' - dance production. tel: 01609 776230

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ripon. St Cecilia Orchestra present Mozart 40; programme includes Francaix, Dvorak and Mozart Symphony No 40 in G Minor. 7.30pm. Adults £20, concessions £18, students £5, under 16s free. tickets: Little Ripon Bookshop, Westgate; Henry Roberts Books, The Arcade, Ripon or onlin web: http://www.st-cecelia.org.uk

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Kirby Wiske Village Hall. A meeting to discuss the preservation of St John the Baptist Church, Kirby Wiske. It is active support that is being sort not money. Light refreshments will be available. 10.00am.

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Main Street, Wath, nr Melmerby, HG4 5ET. Street Fair & Food Festival. 2pm. web: http://www.facebook.com/WathStreetFair

Sat 30 Jun 2018

St Wilfred's Church & Village Green, South Kilvington. Summer Fair & Scarecrow Festival. Stalls including cakes, & many more. 1-3.30pm. Tombola. Refreshments 1-3pm in Church. Special Visit from Thirsk Fire Engine. Live music. Scarecrow winner announced at 4pm.

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Thirsk Community Library in Meadowfields,Chapel Sreet, Thirsk, YO7 1TH. Solutions - Supporting Reading in the Home. 2 - 4.30pm. £15 includes material to take home. tel: 08452260240 email: dnplus@aol.com

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Thirsk Community Library, Chapel Sreet, Thirsk, YO7 1TH. QUIZ, teams of four, Raffle, winners prizes, drink & light refreshments included. 7pm for 7.30pm. £5 per person.

Sat 30 Jun 2018

White Swan carpark, Ampleforth YO62 4DA. Ampleforth Village Market.

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. The Yorkshire Vet girls are taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, a total of 26 miles and climbing 5200ft. In aid of The Alzheimers Society. Donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/yorkshirevetgirls.

Sat 23 Jun 2018 to
 Sun 1 Jul 2018

Otley. Walking Festival, various venues. tel: 07564 625129 web: http://www.otleywalkingfestival.co.uk

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Dalton Hall, Beverley, HU17 7PW. Flower Power Plant Fair. 11am-4pm. web: http://www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Masham Town Hall, HG4 4DY. Crafted by Hand. Showcasing the best Makers & Artists from the North. Delicious homemade refreshments. 10.00 - 4.00pm. Adults £2, Under 16's 50p. web: http://by-handevents.com

Sun 1 Jul 2018

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

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Scotch Corner Chapel, now Hambleton War Memorial Chapel. Open Day. web: http://www.johnbunting.co.uk/memorial.html

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 11 miles Castleton Rigg & Esk Valley, Leader Derek Hutchinson. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 8.30am, Westerdale Village Hall 9.30am. web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Mon 2 Jul 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre, YO62 5DW. 29 - Festival Masterclass: Singing. Young singers from across Ryedale work with Elin Manahan Thomas in an informal public masterclass. All ages and levels are welcome at this free event. 2:00pm. Free. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Wed 4 Jul 2018

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Afternoon racing. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 5 Jul 2018

Black Swan Inn,Peaseholme Green, York, YO1 7PR. Folk Night: Singers & Musicians Night. Music from 8pm. £3 adults/ £2 Students/ £1 performers. tel: 01904 632922 tickets: On door only. email: blackswan@yahoo.co.uk web: http://www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk

Thu 5 Jul 2018

Brompton Heritage Group at Brompton Methodist Church, Northallerton DL6 2QT. 'A Portrait of Brompton', a photographic miscellany from 1890's to 1960's by Colin Narramore. 7pm. £3.50 inc. light refreshments. tickets: on door email: bromptonhg@btinternet.com

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Comedy at the Courthouse. Peter Brush, Steff Todd, Tom Taylor. 8pm. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts .org.uk

Fri 6 Jul 2018

The Angel at Topcliffe. Magic Night: Andy Larmouth, magician/entertainer. Incredible Stage Show & close-up Magic. Cocktails & Canapes. 3 Course Dinner. £30. tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.andylarmouth.com

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Husthwaite Village Hall. Snake Davis Band- classic sax solos. 7pm Doors & Bar, 7.30pm Music. £18, £15 Students & Children. tel: 01347 868216 or 07436 012028 tickets: email or telephone email: gila.robinson65@gmail.com

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. Hog roast with live music from Jump The Q. Gates and bar open 6pm, Hog roast 7pm. Cake to purchase after hog roast. £15, booking essential. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Richmond Castle, Tower Street, Richmond, DL10 4QW. Robin Hood and His Merry Men, Open Air Garden Theatre by Chapterhouse Theatre Co, bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. 7.30pm, gates open 6.45pm. On the night Adults £16, Child and concessions £13, cheaper in advance. tel: 0370 3331183 tickets: Richmond Castle

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Thirsk Hall YO7 1PL - Raising Funds for Action Medical Research. Picnic in the Park - A tribute to George Michael, Tina Turner and Acoustic Weller. Fireworks Finale. Bring your own picnic. Food and drink on sale. from 5pm. Adults £25,12-16 yr old £16, Under 11 free (with adult ticket holder). tickets: Online or from TTI, Zillah Bell, CB furniture, Calverts email: info@thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

Fri 6 Jul 2018 to
 Sun 8 Jul 2018

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

Fri 6 Jul 2018 to
 Sun 8 Jul 2018

Whitby YO22 4BA. A weekend-long Captain Cook Festival to mark 250 years since James Cook set sail on his first voyage of discovery to the South Seas. Giving a feel for life at sea during the Marton-born explorer’s time on the seas in the 1700s, two tall ships in Whitby’s harbour for the festival give free access to visitors. web: https://goo.gl/CKjoND

Sat 7 Jul 2018 to
 Sun 8 Jul 2018

Appleton Wiske DL6 2AB. Scarecrow Festival. Homemade refreshments and BBQ. Art and craft exhibition, quilt exhibition, treasure hunt, scarecrow doll making, raffle, tombola, plant stall, children's games. 11.00 - 5.00pm. Admission £2. Children under 16 free. Free parking.

Sat 7 Jul 2018 to
 Sun 8 Jul 2018

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Steam and vintage rally. web: http://gytec.weebly.com

Fri 6 Jul 2018 to
 Sat 14 Jul 2018

All over York. York Early Music Festival. A fascinating series of concerts, illustrated lectures and workshops all linked together. tel: 01904 632220 email: info@ncem.co.uk web: http://www.ncem.co.uk/yemf

Mon 25 Jun 2018 to
 Sun 2 Sep 2018

Tower Street, York YO1 9WD. Shakespeare's Rose Theatre. A pop-up theatre on Castle Car Park, next to Clifford’s Tower. Four different famous Shakespeare plays. tel: 01904 623568 tickets: online or phone web: http://www.shakespearesrosetheatre.com

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 Sun 9 Sep 2018

Great Exhibition of the North. Activities take place in Newcastle and Gateshead and across the North this summer as part of our growing 'Inspired By' programme. Explore Great Yorkshire Art at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate, celebrate Emily Bronte's birthday in Haworth, West Yorkshire or Unlock Your Potential with The Prince's Trust from Liverpool to Leeds, Sheffield to Newcastle. You can even sup a cool craft beer created especially for Great Exhibition of the North by 8 north-wide independent breweries. See website for details of what's happening each day. web: http://www.getnorth2018.com

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 Sun 30 Sep 2018

Not Sat. Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. A Sentimental Journey: A new exhibition pays tribute to Laurence Sterne in this 250th anniversary year. 11am-4.30pm. Usual house & garden charge. Free exhibition entry. tel: 01347 868465 email: shandyhall@dsl.pipex.com web: https://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/exhibition.php?id=214

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 Sun 30 Sep 2018

Only Sun. Thirsk, Easingwold, Northallerton. The Moorsbus runs Sundays & Bank Holidays to Helmsley with connections to all over the North York Moors. web: http://www.moorsbus.org

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July

Sun 8 Jul 2018

Sessay. Open Gardens. Afternoon teas, tombola, cake stall, plant stall, book stall, pickles and preserves. Proceeds to St Cuthbert's Church,. 1.30 - 5.00pm. Adults £5, children and car parking free.

Sun 8 Jul 2018

St Mary's Church, Thirsk. Animal Blessing Service: Come and celebrate God's wonderful creatures and our special companions. If you'd prefer not to bring your pet to church, please come along with a photo. 10.15am.

Sun 8 Jul 2018

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 8 miles around Nun Monkton & Thorpe Underwood. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 9am, The Bay Horse, Green Hammerton 10am. tel: Kath Atkinson/Teresa Quinn 01748 818946 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 8 Jul 2018

Worsall Hall, Yarm, TS15 9PJ. Flower Power Plant Fair. 11am - 4pm. web: http://www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Tue 10 Jul 2018 to
 Thu 12 Jul 2018

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. Tue & Wed 7.30am- 7.30pm, Thu 7.30am- 6.30pm. £29 (£25 in advance). Child, concessions & family tickets available. tel: 01423 541000 tickets: online web: http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Sacred Heart Church Hall, Thirsk Road, Northallerton, DL6 1PJ. Local History Society. ‘The Battle of Northallerton: Fake News in the 12th Century?’ Anthony Wood, – it has long been acknowledged that ‘history is written by the victors’ so this new analysis of the Battle of the Standard examines the traditional sources through modern eyes. 7pm. £3 non-members welcome. email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Aldborough Village Hall. : 'Roman Food Presentation & Tasting' with Sally Grainger, Roman Food Expert. A Meeting of Friends of Roman Aldborough. 2.30pm. Visitors £5 (members free). tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@romanaldborough.co.uk web: http://www.romanaldborough.co.uk

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Northallerton Library, 1 Thirsk Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1PT. Joygernaut, a play about kindness, written and performed by Andy Craven-Griffiths. 7pm. Pay what you decide on the night. tickets: joynorthallerton.eventbrite.co.uk or phone 01609 533832 email: northallerton.library@northyorks.gov.uk

Wed 11 Jul 2018 to
 Sat 14 Jul 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Hairspray' by theatre group Crash Bang Wallop. 7.30pm, 2pm Matinee Saturday. tel: 01609 776230

Thu 12 Jul 2018

Black Swan Inn,Peaseholme Green, York, YO1 7PR. Folk Night - Pete Morton,one of Britain' most distinctive songwriters & skilled interpreter of a diverse range of other songs. Music from 8pm. £9. tel: 01904 632922 email: blackswan@yahoo.co.uk web: http://www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Thirsk Town Hall. Auction Night in aid of Thirsk Christmas Lights. Hot air balloon flight, meal for 2 and much more. 7 pm. £7 includes supper. tel: 01845 525030 tickets: Luke Millers, Jo Wood

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Visit to Corbridge Roman Town & Hexham. Friends of Roman Aldborough visit to Roman sites. Tour led by Frances McIntosh, English Heritage, Corbridge. Lunch at Refectory Cafe, Hexham Abbey. Contact Secretary for details. £15 - £25. tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@romanaldborough.co.uk web: http://www.romanaldborough.co.uk

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre, YO62 5DW. Matilda Lloyd (Trumpet) Young brass players from across Ryedale work with Matilda Lloyd in the first of a series of five festival masterclasses. These are informal public events, to give local young musicians the opportunity to meet and work with renowned artists visiting the festival. Everyone is welcome. 2:00 pm. Free. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Sat 14 Jul 2018 to
 Sun 15 Jul 2018

North York Moors Railway. 60s Fest where you will get the chance to head back in time to the swinging sixties with events up and down the railway. Goathland (once known as Aidensfield of Heartbeat fame) and Grosmont will be taken over by 60s transport legends with 60s cars on show. Pickering will also have live music, displays and an evening of 60s memories. web: https://www.nymr.co.uk

Sat 14 Jul 2018

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

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Gloria! A concert of pieces for a summer evening in aid of Ripon Cathedral development fund with Leeds Festival Chorus. 7.30pm. £15-£40. tickets: Ripon Cathedral shop or online at www.leedsfestivalchorus.co.uk/events/gloria web: http://www.leedsfestivalchorus.co.uk/events/gloria

Sat 14 Jul 2018

St James Green Methodist Church, Thirsk. The Mowbray Singers singing medleys of songs from West Side Story, Oh! What a Lovely War, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables, conducted by Trevor Wilson plus Trio Giocoso and the York Flute Quartet. 7.30pm. £7 (under 16s free). tickets: Thirsk TIC, White Rose Books, choir members or on the door

Sat 14 Jul 2018

St Oswalds Church, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Young Artist Platform 1, Matilda Lloyd (trumpet). Cameron Richardson-Eames (piano). A fast-rising star of classical music, Matilda Lloyd’s playing is full of character and imagination. 11am. Coffee, and biscuits from 10am. Full £15.00, Under 25 £7.50. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PS. Mr Swing returns with his dance orchestra and his repertoire of jazz, swing and big band hits. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy this open-air concert. Gates open 6.30pm. tel: 01677 425323 email: enquiries@thorpperrow.com web: http://www.thorpperrow.com

Sun 15 Jul 2018

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. Historic Vehicle Rally, up to 1500 cars of all makes. 10am - 5pm. Entry includes admission to gardens & Adventure Playground. tel: 01423 322583 web: http://www.newbyhall.com/events

Sun 15 Jul 2018

The Galtres Centre, Easingwold, YO61 3AE. 7 - Ways With Words - Dame Jenni Murray. A History of Britain in 21 women. Her latest book shines new light on some of the remarkable and trailblazing women whose intellect, passion and sheer determination have helped to make Britain what it is today. 3pm. Full £20.00, Under 25 £10.00. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Sun 15 Jul 2018

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 8.1/2 miles River Nidd to Scar House Reservoir via How Stean Gorge. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 8.30am, Lofthouse 9.45am. tel: Colin & Jayne Elcock 01845 440690 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre, YO62 4ER. Ways with Words - Lucy Beckett. Comedy, like much else in our literary tradition, was invented in Athens in the 5th century BC. This talk will trace its history from Greece to Rome and onwards, from Shakespeare to Mozart, Wagner to P.G. Wodehouse. 4pm. £15, Under 25 £7.50. tel: 01751 475777 tickets: online email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://ryedalefestival.com

Tue 17 Jul 2018

Thirsk Racecourse Ltd, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Beer Festival Evening Racing. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 18 Jul 2018

Ampleforth Abbey, YO62 4ER. 19 - Choir of King's College, Cambridge. Founded in 1441, on the orders of King Henry VI, for the purpose of singing services daily in its magnificent chapel, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge has been one of the most renowned representatives of the British choral tradition ever since. 8:00pm. Full £27.00, Under 25 £13.50. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Wed 18 Jul 2018

Driffield YO25 9DN. Driffield Show. £13, child (5-15yrs) £5, conc £11, family £30. tel: 01377 257494 email: office@driffieldshowground.co.uk web: http://www.driffieldshowground.co.uk

Wed 18 Jul 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre, YO62 5DW. 17 - Festival Masterclass: Strings and chamber music. Rosalind Ventris. Young musicians from across Ryedale work with violist and chamber musician Rosalind Ventris in an informal public masterclass. All ages and levels are welcome at this free event. 2:00pm. Free. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Fri 20 Jul 2018 to
 Sun 22 Jul 2018

Baldersby Park, North Yorkshire. Deer Shed Festival - "The Best Family Festival in the UK" Festivals for All. Music, Comedy, Literature, Shows, Cinema, Workshops, Science, Sports and Green Crafts. tickets: Other details on line web: http://www.deershedfestival.com

Fri 20 Jul 2018 to
 Tue 24 Jul 2018

Leeds, various venues. Leeds Jazz Festival. tickets: online from jazzleedsfestival.co.uk

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Mount Grace Priory, Staddlebridge, Northallerton DL6 3JG. Chapterhouse Theatre Company open air garden Theatre presents 'Robin Hood and his Merry Men' by Laura Turner. 7.30pm Gates open 6.45pm. On the night Adults £16, Child and concessions £13, cheaper in advance. tel: 0871 220 0260 tickets: English Heritage 03703331183 web: http://www.seetickets.com

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Nunnington Hall, Near Helmsley YO62 5UY. Chapterhouse Theatre Company open air Garden Theatre presents 'Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austin. 7.30pm Gates open 6.30pm. Adults £16, Child £10, Family 2+2 £46. tel: 01439 748283 / 0871 2200260 tickets: Nunnington Hall web: http://www.seetickets.com / www.chapterhouse.org

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. An Evening of mediumship with Michelle Mosley in the Annexe. 7.30pm doors open 7pm. £7. tickets: Pay on the door

Sat 21 Jul 2018 to
 Sun 22 Jul 2018

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

Sat 21 Jul 2018 to
 Sun 22 Jul 2018

Masham HG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine & Fair Organ Rally. tel: 01765 689569 email: oldstation@tiscali.co.uk web: http://www.mashamsteamrally.com

Sat 21 Jul 2018 to
 Sun 22 Jul 2018

Masham Market. Weekend special market -to coincide with Steam Rally- live music, extra stalls and special events. tel: 07939 136082

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. Fireworks Championships. Three of the UK's best firework companies compete against each other with a display perfectly choreographed to music. lt is then up to you, the audience, to choose the winning display via standard rate text voting. Organisers, MLE Pyrotechnics, fire a larger closing display after the voting finishes. 5pm - 10.30pm. in advance: £19, £9 child, £10 camping permit. tel: 01327 876037 tickets: Booking recommended web: http://www.newbyhall.com/events

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate. Thirsk YO7 1QR. 'Summer in the West End', a summer's evening in the world of West End musicals - with a glass of fizz & canapes. York Musical Theatre Company. All profits go to Thirsk Christmas Lights. 7.30pm. tel: Jill 01845 522333 tickets: Jill Miller at Luke Miller & Associates.

Sat 21 Jul 2018 to
 Sun 22 Jul 2018

Thirsk Auction Mart Y07 3AB. Art in the Pen. 140 artists and craft makers showcasing a diverse mix of specialisms and backgrounds. Sat 10am - 5.30pm, Sun 10am - 4pm. £3, under 16's free. tel: 01756 709666 email: andy@craftsinthepen.org.uk web: https://www.craftsinthepen.org.uk

Sun 22 Jul 2018

All Saints Church, Helmsley, YO62 5BJ. 33 - Game of Thrones. Elin Manahan-Thomas and Elizabeth Kenny tell Elizabeth I’s story at home and abroad, in words and music by Dowland, Byrd, Tallis, Morley, de Monte, Lassus, Victoria and Carissimi. 9:45 pm. Full £15.00, Under 25 £7.50. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre, YO62 5DW. 31 - 'The World Encompassed'. Fretwork - Paul Copley (actor). Music from the 16th century is woven seamlessly with the sounds of Drake’s many destinations - Javanese gamelan, Indian dances, a swaying samba and a hypnotic Berber ritual song: a panoply of music, new and old, familiar and strange. 4:30pm. Full £15.00, Under 25 £7.50. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Newby Hall HG4 5AE. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show. 10am-5pm. £7 Adults, 5-16s £1, under 5s free. tel: 07539 041803 web: http://www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk

Sun 22 Jul 2018

The Bruce Arms, West Tanfield, HG4 5JJ. "Ad Hoc Baroque" in a Supper Concert as part of the "Turner On the Ure Festival 2018", profits to Herriot Hospice Homecare. Also Arts Competition closing date 20th July. 6pm. £20 incl. supper.

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 15 miles Littondale to Beckermonds, return by Dales Way. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 8.15am, Buckden 9.30am. tel: Dave Cordner 01748 884002 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Wynyard Hall Walled Garden, Billingham, TS22 5NF. Flower Power Plant Fair. 10.30am - 4pm. web: http://www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Mon 23 Jul 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre, YO62 5DW. Festival Masterclass: Wind: Adam Walker. Young wind players from across Ryedale work with Adam Walker in an informal public masterclass. All ages and levels are welcome at this free event. If you would like to take part please email workshops@ryedalefestival.com. 9pm. Free - please register on website. tel: 01751 475777 tickets: online email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Helmsley Town Hall, YO62 5BL. 38 - Ways with words - Jess Kidd. 'The Hoarder'. After winning the Costa short story award in 2016, Jess Kidd’s latest lyrical gothic detective saga 'The Hoarder' is attracting rave reviews. She has also worked as a support worker specialising in acquired brain injury. 3:00pm. Full £5.00, Under 25 £2.50. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton. YO7 4AX. Borrowby Agricultural & Horticultural Society's Show & Gymkhana. Equine classes, animals, agricultural, tent exhibits, children's classes. Vast selection of trade stands & catering. Sheep shearing, wool weaving by Thirsk Yarnbombers, stone carving demo, Northallerton Silver Band, Scarecrow competition plus much more. From 9am. £6 concessions £3. Standard parking free. email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk

Wed 25 Jul 2018

The Saloon, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, YO62 5EB. 40 - Coffee Concert - Heimat. Benjamin Appl (baritone). Simon Lepper (piano) One of Europe’s fastest-rising song recitalists explores songs from many traditions. Heimat, meaning homeland but also encompassing the idea of ‘belonging’, ‘roots’. 11:00am. Full £15.00, Under 25 £7.50. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre, YO62 5DW. 44 - Young Artist Platform 3 - Chineke! Featuring their outstanding younger players, including a category finalist in this year’s BBC Young Musician. After a beautiful string quartet by Florence B. Price, the first major African-American woman composer, the double-bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku. joins the group. 5:00pm. Full £10.00, Under 25 £5.00. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Thu 26 Jul 2018

The Saloon, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, YO62 5EB. 45 - John Warrack at 90 – a celebration. For over seventy years, the writer, oboist, musicologist and university lecturer John Warrack has been at the heart of British musical life. He has also been, for 17 years, President of the Ryedale Festival. 8pm. Full £30.00, Under 25 £15.00. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 28 Jul 2018

7 miles on Whitby road from Pickering, YO18 7NS. Saltersgate Farmers Hunt Country Show and sports. from 9.30am. email: info@saltersgatefarmershunt.co.uk web: http://www.saltersgatefarmershuntshow.co.uk

Sat 28 Jul 2018

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

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre, YO62 5DW. 50 - Young Artist Platform 5 - Yorkshire Young Musicians. A concert by festival partners Yorkshire Young Musicians, an organisation that enables young musicians from the Yorkshire and Humber area (aged 8-18) to benefit from the highest quality tuition in their local area. 4:00pm. Full £5.00, Under 25 £2.50. tel: 01751475777 tickets: Ryedale Festival email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AR. Cleveland Show. 9am-5pm. £6, £4 conc. free parking. tel: 07930 314552 web: http://clevelandshow.co.uk

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Sutton Hall, Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, Thirsk YO7 2PS. Open garden & Craft fair, a good variety of stalls. 10am-2pm. web: https://twitter.com/suttonhalluk

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Thirsk Auction Mart Y07 3AB. The Yorkshire Flea present The Twilight Flea, indoor & undercover stands, licensed cafe, free parking. 12noon - 7pm. Admission £3. tel: 01274 588505/07889 828288 email: ben@antiquesfairs.com/helen@antiquesfairs.com

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Thirsk Market Place, YO7 1EY. Enjoy some tasty treats at Thirsk’s first ever artisan food and drink market. Thirsk food market will bring together a variety of fantastic stalls selling everything from handmade fudge to delicious African dishes. It’s the ideal day out for foodies and families. From 9am. Free to attend. tel: 01609 779977 web: http://www.hambleton.gov.uk/markets

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PS. Take That LIVE! are back! With many of the band’s biggest and best hits, this is always a great night. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy this open air concert. Gates open 7.30pm. tel: 01677 425323 web: http://www.thorpperrow.com

Sat 28 Jul 2018

White Swan carpark, Ampleforth YO62 4DA. Ampleforth Village Market. 9am-noon.

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Coverham Abbey, Middleham, N. Yorks, DL8 4RL. Flower Power Plant Fair. 11am-4pm. web: http://www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Sutton Bank National Park Centre YO7 2EH. Moorfest. A whole host of free activities at our annual moorland event. It’s a celebration of country life, culture and heritage. 11am-4pm. free.

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Model Railway Show - 12 + Layouts; Trade and Refreshments. 10.30am - 16.30pm. Adults £4; Child (5+) £2; Family (2+2) £10. web: http://www.expo-thirsk.co.uk

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 6 miles over Battersby Moor. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 9.15am, Ingleby Greenhow Church Lane 10am. tel: Sue Flanigan 01347 869045 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Weeton LS17 0AN. Weeton Show. tel: 01423 733233 email: hogroast@weetonshow.co.uk web: http://weetonshow.co.uk

Tue 31 Jul 2018

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

August

Fri 3 Aug 2018

Thirsk Racecourse Ltd, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Afternoon Racing. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 4 Aug 2018

Home Farm, Thimbleby DL6 3PY. Osmotherley Show. 10am-10pm. £6, child £5, under 5's free. tel: 01609 882752 / 07843 227599 web: http://osmotherleyshow.co.uk

Sat 4 Aug 2018

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Thirsk Summer Cup Day. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 4 Aug 2018

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. An Evening of Magic and Song A special night's entertainment with supper and performances from close-up magician, Bruce Munton, and North Yorkshire Singer Sarah Sleight. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. £12 includes supper but bring your own drinks. tel: 01845 578526

Sun 5 Aug 2018

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

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Thirsk and Sowerby Festival.The Flatts, Sowerby, YO7 1LU. Fun for all the family - a free festival which will include dog show, re-enactment society, archery, drum band, birds of prey, bouncy castles and soap box racing. Plus food and craft stalls and a beer tent. To take a stall or advertise, email Hazel: hazeldb@icloud.com, or Trish: beadle.patricia@hotmail.co.uk. 10am-4pm. Free. tel: 07920 018521 web: https://www.facebook.com/events/398965060553781

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. Afternoon tea in the Village Hall and Garden. 3pm-5pm. Afternoon tea £5 or, with a glass of prosecco, £7.50. tel: 01845 578526

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 8 miles Black Hambleton. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 9.15am, Nether Silton 9.45am. tel: Colin & Jayne Elcock 01845 440690 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Thornton le Dale, Pickering YO18 7RT. Country Show. £9, 5-16yrs £4, under 5s free. tel: 01751 476500 email: show@thorntonledale.com web: http://www.thorntonledale.com

Fri 10 Aug 2018 to
 Sat 11 Aug 2018

York Auction Mart, Murton, York YO19 5GF. British Wool Show 2018. 10am-5pm (4pm Sat). tel: 07790 391142 web: http://www.britishwool.net

Sat 11 Aug 2018 to
 Sun 19 Aug 2018

Only. Kettlewell. Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival, one of the original, biggest and best in the country. Themed trails with clue sheets, refreshments in Village Hall. All proceeds to local primary school, village hall & community projects. Car Parking £3 for whole day. web: http://www.kettlewelscarecrowfestival.co.uk

Sat 11 Aug 2018

St Leonard's Church, Thornton le Street, YO7 4DS. Church Explorers Open Day."The secrets of the Tombs" tours and talks, childrens activities, refreshments served all day. 10.00am to 4.00pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 574883 web: http://www.thorntonlestreet.com

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PS. Rhapsody Queen are back to entertain you with Queen’s biggest and best hits. Book well ahead to avoid disappointment. Gates open 7.30pm. tel: 01677 425323 web: http://www.thorpperrow.com

Sat 11 Aug 2018 to
 Mon 13 Aug 2018

Only. Whitby YO22 4BA. Whitby Regatta.

Sun 12 Aug 2018 to
 Sat 25 Aug 2018

All over North York Moors. North York Moors Chamber Music Festival. Over 40 musicians, 2 weeks, 10 churches, around 50 chamber works. tel: 07722 038990 email: bookings@northyorkmoorsfestival.com web: http://www.northyorkmoorsfestival.com

Sun 12 Aug 2018

Knayton Village Hall, Knayton YO7 4AS. Knayton Village Hall Committee will be serving Sunday Brunch And Cream Teas. Delicious Food. Brunch 10am-1.00pm Cream Tea 2.30pm-5.30pm.

Sun 12 Aug 2018

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

Sun 12 Aug 2018

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 2PW. Blue Cross Family Fun Day. Enter Your Dog in our Dog Show at 12.30pm. Nearly-new Pet care/Craft stalls/Raffle & Tombola/Bric-a-Brac/Face Painting/ Family Fun/Competitions/Inflatables. Food & Drink. 11am-4pm. Adult £2. Child £1. tel: 0300 777 1540 email: thirsk@bluecross.org.uk

Sun 12 Aug 2018

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 10.1/2 miles Dundale Pond & Griff, Levisham Brow, & West Side Brow. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 8.45am, Saltergate Car Park 10am. tel: Geoff Tweddle 01287 348763 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 12 Aug 2018

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 5.1/2 miles Byland Abbey to Observatory. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 9.15am, Layby on Coxwold/Byland road 10am. tel: Sue Flanigan 01347 869045 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Ripon Workhouse Museum, HG4 1LE. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Open Air Garden Theatre by Chapterhouse Theatre Co, bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. 6.30pm (gates open 5.30pm). Adults £16, Child £10, Family 2+2 £46, under 3s free. tel: 01765 690799 tickets: Ripon Workhouse Museum

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Evening Racing. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 15 Aug 2018

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

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Mount Grace Priory, Staddlebridge, Northallerton DL6 3JG. Chapterhouse Theatre Company open air Theatre presents 'Little Women ' by Louisa May Alcock. 7-30pm Gates open 6-45pm. On the night Adults £16, Child and concessions £13, (Cheaper in advance. tel: 0871 220 0260 tickets: English Heritage 0370 333 1183 web: http://www.seetickets.com

Wed 15 Aug 2018 to
 Fri 17 Aug 2018

The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn. The Greatest Show; 3 day creative course in acting, singing and dancing for children aaged 7-16. Participants will rehearse 15th-17th, 9am-4pm, with a final showcase on 17th August at 6pm. Rehearsals 9am-4pm, Showcase 6pm on 17th. £85 per child, includes t-shirt. Showcase £5. tickets: www.ajproductions.tv web: http://www.ajproductions.tv

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Castle Howard. Prom Concert with special guest Lesley Garrett, The London Gala Orchestra, York Musical Society, stunning Spitfire display with Firework and laser show finale. Gates open 5pm, bring a picnic, main programme starts at 7.30pm. Adults £33 in advance, £39 on the day. £5 children 5-16 years, under 5s free. tickets: www.castlehoward.co.uk web: http://www.castlehoward.co.uk

Sat 18 Aug 2018

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

Sat 18 Aug 2018

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

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Nunnington Hall, Near Helmsley YO62 5UY. Chapterhouse Theatre Company open air garden Theatre presents 'The adventures of Sherlock Holmes'. 7-30pm Gates open 6-30pm. Adults £16, Child £10, Family 2+2 £46. tel: 01439 748283 / 0871 2200260 tickets: Nunnington Hall web: http://www.seetickets.com / www.chapterhouse.org

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Castle Howard. UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey. Support from Aswad & Loose Ends featuring Carl Macintosh. Gates open 5pm. Advance tickets Adults £39.50,on the day £47.50. Children £20.Subject to booking fees. tickets: www.lphconcerts.co.uk web: http://www.castlehoward.co.uk

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Mount Grace Priory, Staddlebridge, Northallerton DL6 3JG. Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' presented by Rain or Shine Theatre Company. Please bring own seating & a picnic. 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm). In advance £13 adult, £11 concession. On door £15 & £13. tel: 01609 883494/ 0330 660 0541 tickets: E.H. card booking line 0370 333 1183

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 8 miles around Rosedale Abbey. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 8.45am, Rosedale Abbey village 10am. tel: Claire Hill/Christine Clarke 01845 587599 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. 'All Creatures Great and Small' Family Day racing. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Egton Cross, Egton YO21 1TZ. Egton Show. 8.45am-5pm. £7, child £3. tel: 01947 604329 web: http://egtonshow.co.uk

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Knayton Village Hall, Knayton YO7 4AS. 'As You Like It' by Wiliam Shakespeare, Open Air Theatre .Bring a Picnic. 7PM. Adults £11.50 Children under 16 £5.50. tel: 01845537653 tickets: Book online web: http://www.thepantaloons.co.uk

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Leyburn DL8 5JG. Wensleydale Show. £10, Child 5-16 £5, Under 5’s free. web: http://wensleydaleshow.org.uk

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Newfield, Mickley, Ripon HG4 3JH. Mickley Show. web: http://www.mickley-show.co.uk

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5JG. The Wensleydale Agricultural Show, featuring The West Lancs Dog Display Team and Black Watch - London Pipes & Drums. Free car park, free bus from Leyburn Station & Market Place. 9.30am. Adults £10, Children 5-16 £5, under 5s free, Family Tickets 2 adults + 3 children £25, Advance Tickets online. tickets: www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk web: http://www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Thirsk Market Place. Artisan food and drinks market in addition to the usual stalls. tel: 01609 779977

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Thornhill Farm, Chop Gate, Bilsdale TS9 7JS. Bilsdale Show. 8.30am-4.30pm. £6 with concessions. tel: 07958 569298 web: http://www.bilsdaleshow.co.uk

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PS. The fantastic ABBA Sensation are back with the band’s biggest and best hits. Bring a picnic and a chair and enjoy this open air concert. Gates open 7.30pm. tel: 01677 425323 web: http://www.thorpperrow.com

Sat 25 Aug 2018

White Swan carpark, Ampleforth YO62 4DA. Ampleforth Village Market. 9am-noon.

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Scotch Corner Chapel, now Hambleton War Memorial Chapel. Open Day. web: http://www.johnbunting.co.uk/memorial.html

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 10 miles Staithes to Easington & Cleveland Way, Leader Derek Hutchinson. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 8.30am, Cowbar Lane 9.30am. web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 26 Aug 2018 to
 Mon 27 Aug 2018

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

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Aysgarth, DL8 3TH. Aysgarth Fete. 1.30pm.

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Church Houses, Farndale,YO62 7LF. Farndale Show. email: gill.farndaleshow@gmail.com

Mon 27 Aug 2018

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

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, Thirsk, YO61 4AS. Flower Power Plant Fair. 11am-4pm. web: http://www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Reeth, Swaledale DL11 6AR. Reeth Show. 9.30am-5pm. £8, £2 child. Free parking. tel: 07506 380393 web: http://reethshow.co.uk

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Thirsk, Easingwold, Northallerton. The Moorsbus runs Sundays & Bank Holidays to Helmsley with connections to all over the North York Moors. web: http://www.moorsbus.org

Tue 28 Aug 2018

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

Fri 31 Aug 2018

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Pirates Family Day racing. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

September

Sat 1 Sep 2018 to
 Sun 2 Sep 2018

Masham Market weekend. Live music , extra stalls and special events. tel: 07939 136082

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PS. 'Michael', starring BEN is one of the best Michael Jackson tribute acts around, and this is sure to be a great night. Bring a picnic and a chair and enjoy this open air concert. Gates open 7.30pm. tel: 01677 425323 web: http://www.thorpperrow.com

Thu 6 Sep 2018

Markenfield Hall, nr Ripon. The Villiers String Quartet. James Dickenson – violin Tamaki Higashi - violin, Carmen Flores - viola Nick Stringfellow - cello. Mendelssohn, Devorak. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £24. tel: Ripon 01765 605508 web: http://www.riponinternationalfestival.com

Fri 7 Sep 2018

St. John’s Church, Sharow. Duo Dorado – Baroque by Candlelight. Hazel Brooks - violin & viola d’amore, David Pollock - harpsichord. 7.30pm. £15 (£8 student) Pre-concert and interval drinks. tel: Ripon 01765 605508 web: http://www.riponinternationalfestival.com

Sat 8 Sep 2018

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

Sat 8 Sep 2018 to
 Sun 9 Sep 2018

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

Sat 8 Sep 2018 to
 Sun 9 Sep 2018

Stanhope, Co Durham. Agricultural Show. From 8am each day. £7, OAPs £5, child £3, parking £2. email: sec.stanshow@gmail.com

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Ladies' Day racing. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Tue 11 Sep 2018

Sacred Heart Church Hall, Thirsk Road, Northallerton, DL6 1PJ. Local History Society. ‘The Civil War in North-East England’, Phil Philo - Although the main battles in this epic conflict occurred elsewhere, this talk will concentrate on the military preparation, manoeuvring and actual combat that affected this region. 7pm. £3 non-members welcome. email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Thu 13 Sep 2018

St. Felix Church, Felixkirk. Eleanor Turner - Harp Recital by Candlelight. 7.30pm. £15 (Student £10). tel: Ripon 01765 605508 web: http://www.riponinternationalfestival.com

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Thirsk Auction Mart Y07 3AB. The Yorkshire Flea presents The Twilight Flea, indoor and undercover stands, licensed cafe, free parking. 12pm - 7pm. £3 Admission. tel: 01274 588505/07889 828288 email: ben@antiquesfairs.com/helen@antiquesfairs.com

Sat 15 Sep 2018

West Barnley, Eggleston, Barnard Castle DL12 0DS. Eggleston Agricultural Show. £7, child £2. email: theoxbys@btinternet.com web: http://www.egglestonshow.co.uk

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York, YO10 5DD. Enjoy the sound of 'Rhapsody' featuring local artists Main Street Sound, 4 on Demand, Jacob the Yorkshire tenor, Paula and Sarah of Soundsphere, Bedlam Boys, Barbarellas + more. 7.30pm. £10, concessions £8. tel: 01904 760037 tickets: Wilberforce Trust/Visit York web: http://www.wilberforcetrust.org.uk

Mon 24 Sep 2018

Pateley Bridge HG3 5BD. Nidderdale Show. 7.45am - 6pm. £12, free parking, under 12s free. tel: 01969 650129 email: info@nidderdaleshow.co.uk web: http://www.nidderdaleshow.co.uk

Fri 28 Sep 2018 to
 Sun 30 Sep 2018

North York Moors Railway. Steam Gala. A combination of guest locomotives and the home fleet in steam over the weekend. Stations along the line are hosting exciting events of their own. web: https://www.nymr.co.uk

Sat 29 Sep 2018 to
 Sun 30 Sep 2018

Masham, Ripon HG4 4DZ. Masham Sheep Fair. Sheep Show, Sheep Racing, Craft Market, Bishop Blaize Procession, Fleece Stalls, Wool Competition, Sheepdog Demonstrations, Hand Bell Ringers, Morris Dancers, Art Exhibition and Tours of Theakstons & Black Sheep Breweries. 10am-4pm. email: susan@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.mashamsheepfair.com

Sat 29 Sep 2018

White Swan carpark, Ampleforth YO62 4DA. Ampleforth Village Market. 9am-noon.

October

Sat 6 Oct 2018 to
 Sun 7 Oct 2018

Masham Market weekend. Live music, extra stalls and special events. tel: 07939 136082

Tue 9 Oct 2018

Sacred Heart Church Hall, Thirsk Road, Northallerton, DL6 1PJ. Local History Society. Enjoying History Through Stained Glass’, presented by William Thackray - this member’s presentation, based upon his latest book, is a light-hearted pictorial homage to the 'illuminated wall decorations’ which remain fashionable +1,000 years after their invention. 7pm. £3 non-members welcome. email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Fri 12 Oct 2018 to
 Sun 14 Oct 2018

North York Moors Railway. Railway in Wartime. Hop on board steam and heritage diesel trains and relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of World War II, whilst enjoying various war-themed entertainment and vehicle displays. web: https://www.nymr.co.uk

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Picnic in the Park Sat 7 Jul

It is less than a month to the annual festivities in the grounds of Thirsk Hall. Gazebo pitches are sold out and it might be a good idea to get your tickets this week before they all go too.. The headline act is Faith - The George Michael Legacy. Also see Tina Turner - a Tribute by Niqi Brown. This is a real community event attracting thousands of people and raises money for Action Medical Research and local charities. Tickets are available at Thirsk's information centre with payment in cash or on a card. You can also get them at Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, CB Furnishings (Northallerton, Ripon & Thirsk) and Calverts Rug Shop in Thirsk.
https://thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

Artisan food & drink markets

There will be two new artisan food and drinks markets this summer in Thirsk on Sat 28 Jul and Sat 25 Aug. Food and drink businesses who would like to know more about participating should ring 01609 779977 or email:
rowanne.hibbit@hambleton.gov.uk

A great use of free time

The Thirsk Oxfam shop needs people to help stay open at weekends. If you can help for four hours please contact them. There is also a Wednesday afternoon vacancy for a till operator. You should be a team player and have a passion to end poverty, suffering and injustice around the world. Call in for an application form, have a look around the back rooms and see what goes on there. Or call 01845 523081 and ask for Claire.

Our future bus services

Contracts for North Yorkshire County Council subsidised local bus services in our area are due for renewal shortly. They are seeking comments on these services, to be better informed when preparing tenders for new contracts. Subsidised bus services that are to be considered for renewal are the 54, 55, 59/60/60A, 70, 80, 89, 147, 150, 153 and 155. If you would like to make a comment regarding these specific services, write to Public Transport, NYCC, County Hall, Northallerton DL7 8AH or email passenger.transport@northyorks.gov.uk. The deadline is Fri 13 Jul, please say if your comments may be shared.

Tickets available at the information centre

Sat 23 Jun 2018

St. Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk, YO7 1JG. Come and listen to our new conductor, Jeremy Carnall and Thirsk Sinfonia's performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, RR Bennett's Little Suite with solo soprano Diane Peacock, two Elgar minuets and Vaughan Williams' English Folk Songs. 7.30pm. £12.50 in advance. tickets: TTI, White Rose Books and thirsksinfonia@aol.com email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Thirsk Hall YO7 1PL - Raising Funds for Action Medical Research. Picnic in the Park - A tribute to George Michael, Tina Turner and Acoustic Weller. Fireworks Finale. Bring your own picnic. Food and drink on sale. from 5pm. Adults £25,12-16 yr old £16, Under 11 free (with adult ticket holder). tickets: Online or from TTI, Zillah Bell, CB furniture, Calverts email: info@thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

Sat 14 Jul 2018

St James Green Methodist Church, Thirsk. The Mowbray Singers singing medleys of songs from West Side Story, Oh! What a Lovely War, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables, conducted by Trevor Wilson plus Trio Giocoso and the York Flute Quartet. 7.30pm. £7 (under 16s free). tickets: Thirsk TIC, White Rose Books, choir members or on the door

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. Fireworks Championships. Three of the UK's best firework companies compete against each other with a display perfectly choreographed to music. lt is then up to you, the audience, to choose the winning display via standard rate text voting. Organisers, MLE Pyrotechnics, fire a larger closing display after the voting finishes. 5pm - 10.30pm. in advance: £19, £9 child, £10 camping permit. tel: 01327 876037 tickets: Booking recommended web: http://www.newbyhall.com/events

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