The York International Shakespeare Festival (YorkShakes) is a major new cultural venture for York and for the North. It emerges from a productive and ambitious partnership between the York Theatre Royal, the University of York and Parrabbola, drawing in many other city, regional, national and international partners. The Festival, which runs in York from Monday […]
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A flower festival with a difference will take place in All Saints Church in the autumn (exact date yet to be decided), the difference being that all the flowers will be knitted or crocheted! If you’re already an expert with the needles or hook, and would like to take part, that’s great; and if you’ve […]
More tickets going on sale, this time for the 6th annual Yorkshire Cajun and Zydeco Festival. If, like me, you are – shall we say – under-informed as to exactly what Cajun and Zydeco are, here is a helpful explanation from the Festival’s website: Cajun Music has evolved throughout the years responding to influences from […]
The sixth York Festival of Ideas takes place from June 7 to 19, with talks, exhibitions, theatre, music and film. Here’s an introduction from Festival Director Joan Concannon: Welcome to another packed programme as York Festival of Ideas prepares to educate, entertain and inspire for a sixth year. In a short space of time, the […]
From the North York Moors National Park: The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are a stargazer’s paradise. We have some of the best night skies in the country. In an urban area you will be lucky to see 20 stars on a clear night, but in an area of low light pollution, such as our National […]
They say good things happen in threes, so here’s our third item in a row about a forthcoming Festival. Normally we wouldn’t include something as far away as this, but couldn’t resist a mention of the Harrogate History Festival because of its stunning line up. See below for some very well known names, and visit […]
As the nights start drawing in, York is gearing up for the annual celebration of light that is the illuminating York Festival. Now in its 10th year, the Festival was one of the first of its kind in the UK and it continues to pursue new ways of showing this beautiful historic city in a […]
Hovingham village will be humming with activity this weekend, with the usual monthly market on Saturday , and a ‘Flowers & Music Festival – a celebration of village life’ running from Friday to Sunday, raising funds for the Hovingham Church Roof Appeal. On Friday there is a Festival preview from 6.30 to 8.30 pm with […]
This year’s Ryedale Rose Festival will be held on the weekend of the 11 and 12 July 2015, at the RV Roger Plant Centre, Malton Road, Pickering. The Festival will include the British Isles Rose Society National Championship, as well as the Amateur Rose Breeders Association celebrating their 40th year. A spokesman for RV Roger […]
Small but perfectly formed, the Rosedale Walking Festival returns for the third year, on the weekend of June 13 – 14. This festival, which has just six walks, three on each day, manages to use its beautiful location to great effect. Walks don’t just go from A to B, but explore local history, wildlife, and […]
The programme is announced for the 4th annual Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival to be held again at the fabulous Milton Rooms in the wonderful North Yorkshire market town of Malton over the weekend of 13-15 March. This year the festival coincides with the monthly We Love Malton Food Market on the Saturday (14th) and […]
Friday 23 August – Wednesday 27 August ‘Dreams and Visions’ A festival of flowers, arts and crafts to celebrate the re-opening of the refurbished church premises. All are welcome to view the results of the recent building work. Opening times as follows: Saturday 23 August 9.30am – 2.00pm Sunday 24 August 2.00pm – 4.00pm Monday […]
The 2nd Ryedale Jazz Festival will take place from Sunday 20th July to Saturday 26th July 2014. The programme will be as follows: Sunday 20th Concert of Spirituals at the Church of St Peter and St Paul. 2.30 – 4.00 pm with Ryedale Jazz. Sessions at the Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering from 7.30 – […]
Walkers can just turn up on the day but numbers are limited. To secure a place by advance purchase you can call 01751 417505 or email email@example.com. There are six walks over the two days. You can find the details here. On Saturday the Tea Shop Walk offers an easy to moderate walk with two […]
Now in its fifth year, this highly popular family music festival will once again provide an eclectic mix to suit all tastes. From 5pm on stage until the late acoustic set under canvas, it will be one of the highlights of the summer outdoor music season. Event organiser Simon Waley is delighted to have Beth McCarthy performing this year: Everyone will […]
Then the Beck Isle Museum in Pickering could really do with your help. The museum is holding a display of pre 1970’s transport from Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th June as part of the Pickering 60s Festival. If you have a Tractor, Car, Commercial Vehicle, Land Rover or Bicycle and would like to help us […]
A small walking festival centred on lovely Rosedale Abbey should tempt you to get your boots on, with something for everyone. Just seven walks over the weekend of 14th – 15th June 2014 offer distances from 11 miles down to just one for ‘Little Boots’, based on trail booklets devised by pupils from the village […]
The Homegrown Food Fest is one of fastest growing food festivals in Yorkshire. This year it’s happening one week before the Tour De France Grand Départ, providing a brilliant opportunity for visitors to sample what this region has to offer. TV celebrity chef Brian Turner will be heading a fantastic line-up of chefs in the […]
Our Big Gig returns to host hundreds of music events in communities across the nation from 11-13 July. Grants and support available for event organisers who wish to programme community events in their areas. Our Big Gig, England’s largest community music festival is to return in 2014 from 11th to 13th July, Communities Minister Stephen […]
Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in two appetising Literary Lunch dates during Valentine’s weekend. Scarborough Library is working in partnership with Coastival Festival to bring two top writers to Scarborough this weekend. On Saturday 15th February Scarborough will welcome the wonderful Deborah Moggach. Deborah is author of 17 novels, including ‘The Best Exotic […]
OK it’s hard to believe, with all this rubbish weather, that there are people brave enough to put on arts festival at this time of the year but thank goodness there are – Coastival looks just the thing to cheer everyone up! The Coastival arts festival in Scarborough, which kicks off today, will feature about […]
Books by the Beach – 24th to 27th April. Scarborough’s new look book festival features a heady mix of top authors, broadcasters and historians. The fantastic line up includes Kate Adie, Joanna Trollope, Lucy Worsley, Margaret Drabble, Peter Snow, James Naughtie, Mark Lawson, Joanne Harris, Jo Baker, Michael Jones, Philippa Langley, Allan Mallinson, Sally Magnusson […]
A very happy new year to all those members of our community celebrating the Lunar New Year.
The Little Festival of Everything or #LittleFest for short is part of a project called On Our Turf run by York Theatre Royal to bring arts events into four glorious market towns across Yorkshire. We are working with Easingwold, Pocklington, Selby and Helmsley to programme festivals and produce theatre events with each community over the […]
It was great to receive a link to a film made by the highly talented Cup of Tea Productions of the Edstone Music Festival held earlier this month. As did the musicians, so film maker Sarah French gave her services free in support of the charitable aims of the event. Organiser Simon Waley is delighted […]
Thankfully the sun shone on Saturday for the first time in 3 years and the Great Edstone Music Festival, an annual charity fundraiser for the MS Society, enjoyed the best ever crowds. Event host Simon Waley estimated over 400 people came through the gates with many taking advantage of the free camping on offer. Starting […]
A key part of the highly popular Great Edstone Music Festival taking place this Saturday – July 6th is the charity auction. The event aims to raise money for charities the MS Society and Westnell UK and the auction makes a major contribution to the total achieved. Organiser Simon Waley was therefore delighted when he […]
It’s festival season again – time to get out the wellies and the camping gear. Outdoor music, whatever the weather, is a great experience and we’re lucky in that on July 6th we have the Great Edstone Music Festival on our doorstep (you don’t even need to camp!) Now in its fourth year the festival […]
Young people aged 11 – 19 (up to 25 with special educational needs) are invited to a Ryedale Youth Arts Festival at Brooklyn Youth Centre on Saturday July 20th. Ryefest is totally free and will run from 3 -9pm. There will be a main stage with live bands, and workshops will include jewellery making, felt-making, […]
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