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Sat 2 Mar 2024

RedSky Bikes Reliability Ride, 3 Campion Square, Thirsk YO7 1GW. An opportunity to test your fitness or kick-start your season with 4 routes to choose from. It's a road ride but use any bike. Rides start outside RedSky Bikes which is opposite Aldi at 3 Campion Square. On your return collect your Brevet Card from the shop and grab a hot drink!. 08:30am. Free. tel: 01845 444464 tickets: No tickets just turn up on the day email: shop@redskybikes.co.uk web: https://www.redskybikes.co.uk/pages/newsandevents/

Sat 2 Mar 2024

Darlington Stitch and Create Workshop, Elm Ridge Church Hall. Darlington DL3 8DJ. Deb Cooper a prominent Textile Artist will be leading a workshop ‘Manipulated and Knotted’. 1-5pm. contact secretary as detailed below. tickets: on the door email: secretary@darlingtonstitchandcreate.co.uk web: https://darlingtonstitchandcreate.co.uk

Sat 2 Mar 2024

Jervaulx Singers, St John's Church, Berrygate Lane, Sharow HG4 5BJ. Works by Stanford, Holst, Vaughan Williams and Stanford's only female pupil, Rebecca Clarke. Sam Gardner also marks his final concert with us by including some personal favourites. 7.30pm. £15, Under 19s free. tickets: Online or on the door web: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/paulinus

Sat 2 Mar 2024

Tom Stade: Natural Born Killer, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. The legendary Canadian superstar returns with a killer new hour! A master of his craft; unabashed and mischievous with an innate ability to connect to audiences. 7.30pm. £18.50. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 2 Mar 2024

Thirsk Community Library Quiz, Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Quiz. 7.30pm. £5 per person. tickets: Payment on door

Sat 2 Mar 2024

Jazz supper fundraiser, Thirsk Town Hall. Fundraiser organised by Rotary to support Herriot Hospice. Featuring SJB (Scruton Jazz and Blues) who play easy listening swing jazz. Pie, peas and cake supper. 19.30. £15 a ticket; Table of 6 for £80. tickets: Bookshop and Herriot shop Thirsk Market Place.

Sat 2 Mar 2024 to
 Sun 3 Mar 2024

Event image Living History Tudor Weekend, Bolton Castle, Leyburn DL8 4ET. Tudor England was a time of great change. Come and join ‘living historians’ and find out how life would have differed between 1485, the beginning of the reign of King Henry VII, and 1603 with the death of Henry’s granddaughter, the last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I. The event is included as part of usual admission charges. 10am to 5pm each day. £15, Child (5-18) £12.50, Senior (67+) £12.50, Family £60. Parking £5. tel: 01969 623981 email: info@boltoncastle.co.uk web: https://boltoncastle.co.uk

Sun 3 Mar 2024

Richmond Chamber Orchestra, Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Rd, DL10 4DW. The first concert by this new orchestra on the scene, Richmond's 'pocket orchestra'. Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6 No2Mozart Piano Concerto in A K414, Grieg Holberg Suite, Janacek Suite for strings. 2.30pm. www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk. tickets: Book online web: https://www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk

Sun 3 Mar 2024

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Around 20 artisan food and drink producers bring the fruits of their labour to the centre of this historic market town. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 3 Mar 2024

Adventure Film Festival (15), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. A fabulous night of big screen outdoor adventure Films to raise funds for Herriot Hospice@The Lambert. Expect stories that are life affirming whilst adrenaline fuelled - as well as adventure there are thought provoking moments, plenty of visual flair and lots of humour. Armchair adventure at its best! NB: age 15 or over only. 7pm for 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Online booking only web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 3 Mar 2024

Sunday Jazz, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Enjoy the fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed, in an open session, by Alan Owens and The Forum Big Band. Noon to 2pm. £4. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 4 Mar 2024

Botanical Watercolours (4 Weeks), The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Develop your observational skills, watercolour talents and techniques through botanicals. 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm. £125. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Tue 5 Mar 2024

Bedale Archaeology & History Society, Bedale Hall and Zoom. The Richmond to Lancaster Turnpike 1751 – a coast-to-coast project - an illustrated talk by Hilary Jones of The Milestone Society. 7.30 pm. non-members £3 (full-time education free), or £12 for this talk and membership for the whole of 2024. tickets: pay on the door or email for details and the Zoom link. email: bahsoc@outlook.com

Tue 5 Mar 2024

Lapis Lazuli in the Middle Ages, Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8PP. The Arts Society Hambleton - Sally Dormer lecture on Lapis Lazuli and ultramarine in the Middle Ages - Blue was the most precious colour in medieval colour symbolism. where did it come from and how was it used?. 1.45pm. Free to members, Visitors £10. See website for more information. tickets: On the door web: https://theartssociety.org/hambleton

Tue 5 Mar 2024

Event image Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group, Outside the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. An invitation to join us on the first Tuesday of each month, cycling on the lanes around Thirsk and surrounding villages with a social coffee stop. 10am. Free, just bring money for coffee stop. tel: 07531 093357 / 01845 522942 email: glenbank.2@gmail.com web: https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/thirsk-ladies

Wed 6 Mar 2024

Lino-printed Paper and Crafts, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Learn the traditional process of relief printing. Print your design onto a range of cards to share. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. £18. tickets: Online

Wed 6 Mar 2024

Hilarity Bites, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Ant Dewson performs at the top comedy clubs in the country and has shared the stage with some great comedians including Mickey Flanagan, Lee Mack and Noel Fielding. 7:30 pm. £12, £10 concession. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Up to
 Thu 7 Mar 2024

Jackdaw (15), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. A former motocross champion and army veteran, now caring for his younger brother. Broke, he agrees to do an open water pick up of a mysterious illegal package in the North Sea. A resulting double cross and his brother’s disappearance set him and his old bike on a violent nocturnal odyssey through England’s northern rust belt. 7.30pm, also Sun & Wed 2.30pm. No Sunday evening performance. £6 all tickets. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 7 Mar 2024

Spring Quiet Garden Day, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Helen Warwick, one of our chaplains, & Mike, our residential gardener will be accompanying guests for a creative, reflective & relaxing 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, & an Art room. 10am - 4pm. tel: 01845 522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Thu 7 Mar 2024

Existin' La Vida Loca, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Brand new stand-up show from Edinburgh Award nominated viral sensation Josh Pugh. Josh returns following a sell-out debut UK and Ireland Tour with a show about enjoying yourself and doing your best. 7.30pm. £17.50, Child/Senior £15.50. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 8 Mar 2024

Megaslam Wrestling: 2024 Live Tour, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Team Megaslam battle it out with Team Nasty in a series of exciting, edge of your seat matches designed to get the whole family out of their seats and cheering on their favourites!. 7.30pm. £15, Child £10, Family of Four £40. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 8 Mar 2024 to
 Sat 9 Mar 2024

Exhibition: Power Through Performance, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Celebrating International Women’s Day (8th March) we have curated a series of short film screenings, from young filmmakers and digital artists, that reveal the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 526536 email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 9 Mar 2024

Malton Monthly Food Market, Malton Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LX. Yorkshire's finest specialist food stalls, popular with all those who care about where their food is sourced.
The market is loved by foodie visitors, chefs & keen amateur cooks alike. 09.00 - 15.00. Free entry. tel: 016536928494 email: enquiries@visitmalton.com web: https://www.visitmalton.com/monthly-food-market

Fri 8 Mar 2024 to
 Sun 10 Mar 2024

The Color Purple (12A), The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about the life-long struggles of an African American woman living in the south during the early 1900s. 1.30pm Fri, 7.30pm Sat, 2.30pm Sun. £6, Child/Senior/Student £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 10 Mar 2024

Northallerton Farmers' Market DL7 8EF, Applegarth Car Park. From jams to gin, sourdough to scones, and cupcakes to Korean pickles - we've got it all. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 10 Mar 2024

Titanic - The Musical, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. A stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own. 7.30pm. £16, Child £10, Senior £13. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 11 Mar 2024

BBC Cardiff Singer 2023 Finalist, Holy Trinity Church, Kirkby Rd, Ripon HG4 2EY. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2023 Grand Finalist Beth Taylor- mezzo soprano with Julius Drake- piano.
Elgar’s Sea Pictures plus German, Irish and English songs.
For sad reasons, Alice Coote cannot sing as planned.
‘tender and magnificent’ (The Telegraph), ‘outstanding’ (Financial Times), ‘sensational’ (The Guardian).”. 7.30pm. £25, Child free, Student £5. tel: 01765 635244 tickets: Book online email: info@riponconcerts.co.uk web: https://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Tue 12 Mar 2024

Northallerton Local History Soc, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd, Northallerton. ‘Robert Blyth, Yorkshire Merchant, Blockade-buster, and Prisoner of Napoleon’. Member Robert Latter. 7pm. Non-members welcome £3. tel: 07566 770625 email: heritage1138@outlook.com web: http://northyorkshistory.co.uk

Wed 13 Mar 2024

Enamelling, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Come and explore the basics of enamelling and take away an item that has been fired in a kiln. you will take a copper piece and fire with ground glass (vitreous enamel). 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. £20. tickets: Online

Fri 8 Mar 2024 to
 Thu 14 Mar 2024

Argylle (12A), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. When the plots of reclusive author Elly Conway's fictional espionage novels begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organisation, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past. Accompanied by her cat and Aiden, a cat-allergic spy, Elly races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers. Stars Bryce Dallas-Howard. Sunday evening will be shown with English subtitles. 7.30pm, also Wed 2.30pm. £6 all tickets. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 15 Mar 2024

Romanby Jazz&Swing Cabaret Club, Romanby Golf & Country Club Yafforth Rd, Romanby Dl7 OPE. 'Georgina Jackson in Cabaret.' Includes supper at 8.30pm. 6.45pm for 7.30 start. Finish at 10.30pm. £26. Supper included. tel: 07856 432673 email: stephenwest277@gmail.com

Fri 15 Mar 2024

Spring Fused Glass, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Create your own glass panel based on landscapes and floral images with fusible sheet glass and glass products. 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. £70. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 15 Mar 2024

Easter Egg Cosies, Thirsk shops & hairdressers. Easter egg cosies made by the Thirsk Yarnbombers for sale in shops /hairdressers around Thirsk -all proceeds to Herriot Hospice.

Sat 16 Mar 2024

Ripon Choral Society Concert, Ripon Cathedral HG4 1QT. Handel's Solomon, conducted by John Dunford wth five soloists and Orchestra D'Amici featuring The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. 7.30pm. £25 reserved, £22 unreserved, student concession £10. tickets: Online, on the door or in person at the Cathedral shop email: info@riponchoralsociety.org.uk web: https://www.riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 16 Mar 2024

Guided Walk: Hole of Horcum, Saltergate Car Park, A169, Lockton, Pickering YO18 7NR. From the car park we will drop down into Levisham Bottoms before crossing the North York Moors Railway and dropping down to Levisham Station where we cross the line again. From Levisham Station we will climb up to Sheephouse Rigg and across Levisham Moor back to our start point at Saltergate Car Park. 8 miles, includes stiles, steps and steep inclines. No dogs. 10.30am - 4pm. Free. tel: 01439 772738 tickets: Booking online essential web: https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/things-to-do/events

Sat 16 Mar 2024

Northallerton Male Voice Choir, St Columba's Church, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RU. A wide and varied repertoire of traditional and more modern male voice choir songs - something to suit everyone. The price includes a glass of wine or soft drink & light refreshments. 7pm. £10, Child £5. tel: 07831 188819 email: johnphillips05@gmail.com

Sat 16 Mar 2024

The Manfreds, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Follows their 60th anniversary tour in 2023. They are considered one of the finest and most respected bands from the 1960’s era. Their numerous hits were not just ‘pop’ songs, many were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz. 7.30pm. All tickets £30. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 17 Mar 2024

Event image Thirsk Artisan Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 9am-2pm.

Sun 17 Mar 2024

Dance It Up North, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. A chance to see the many forms of dance that’s being practised and produced locally. Schools, youth dance companies and community groups come together to celebrate dance. It is a joyous and moving event. 7pm. £7, Child & Senior £4. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 17 Mar 2024

The Thirsk 10 Mile Race, Thirsk Race Course. Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers 10 mile Road Race. Fast, flat course; Goody bag for all finishers; Voucher prizes to 1st male & female finishers; Part of Yorkshire Veterans Athletic Associations Championship. 1.5 mile Fun Run 9am. 10 mile run 10am. web: https://www.tasharriers.club/thirsk10

Sun 17 Mar 2024

Classic Car Sunday, Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS. Bring your classic vehicle to the stunning parkland of Thorp Perrow for easy Sunday morning car chat. The ticket price includes a hot or cold drink, and a bacon or sausage bap (or a piece of cake for a sweet treat). Keep your ticket handy so that you can show it to our staff in the Tea Room. 10am-noon. Classic Car Sunday £10. tickets: Book online web: https://www.thorpperrow.com

Fri 15 Mar 2024 to
 Thu 21 Mar 2024

The Iron Claw (15), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports. Sunday evening will be shown with English subtitles. 7.30pm, also Wed 2.30pm. £6 all tickets. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Tue 12 Mar 2024 to
 Sat 23 Mar 2024

Exhibition: Yore Valley, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Yore Valley Artists are a group of sixteen professional, semi-professional and experienced amateur artists who paint regularly together in a variety of styles and media, including oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels, and prints. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free Entry.

Up to
 Tue 26 Mar 2024

Warm Space Cake and Cuppa, Great Thirkleby Parish Hall, Mill Lane, Great Thirkleby YO72AT. A warm welcome is extended to our newly refurbished Parish Hall. Come and enjoy an amazing selection of cakes, along with a lovely cup of Tea or Coffee in a friendly atmosphere along with our Easter Craft Stall and Raffle. 2pm - 4.30pm. £5 per head.

Sun 17 Mar 2024 to
 Sun 5 May 2024

New Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place. Holiday-themed knitting and crotcheting around the town.

Up to
 Thu 30 May 2024

Event image See Flying Scotsman for free, National Railway Museum, Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ. Until the summer, the locomotive is displayed in the Flying Scotsman Story exhibition at the National Railway Museum. Visitors can see the locomotive and access the footplate via an accessible ramp. 10am-5pm seven days a week. Free. tel: 0330 058 0058 tickets: Not essential, but you are encouraged to book online web: https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk

Up to
 Tue 25 Jun 2024

Social Duplicate Bridge, Community Hub, Orchid House, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1GT. Only Tue. Friendly Duplicate Bridge including refreshments. Non-members welcome. Partner not required. Free lessons for improvers. 6.45pm for 7pm start every Tuesday. £3. tel: 01845 523582 email: janebridge21@gmail.com web: https://www.bridgewebs.com/thirsk

What’s on later

Sun 17 Mar 2024

Event image Thirsk Artisan Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 9am-2pm.

Sun 17 Mar 2024

Dance It Up North, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. A chance to see the many forms of dance that’s being practised and produced locally. Schools, youth dance companies and community groups come together to celebrate dance. It is a joyous and moving event. 7pm. £7, Child & Senior £4. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 17 Mar 2024 to
 Sun 5 May 2024

New Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place. Holiday-themed knitting and crotcheting around the town.

Sun 17 Mar 2024

The Thirsk 10 Mile Race, Thirsk Race Course. Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers 10 mile Road Race. Fast, flat course; Goody bag for all finishers; Voucher prizes to 1st male & female finishers; Part of Yorkshire Veterans Athletic Associations Championship. 1.5 mile Fun Run 9am. 10 mile run 10am. web: https://www.tasharriers.club/thirsk10

Sun 17 Mar 2024

Classic Car Sunday, Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS. Bring your classic vehicle to the stunning parkland of Thorp Perrow for easy Sunday morning car chat. The ticket price includes a hot or cold drink, and a bacon or sausage bap (or a piece of cake for a sweet treat). Keep your ticket handy so that you can show it to our staff in the Tea Room. 10am-noon. Classic Car Sunday £10. tickets: Book online web: https://www.thorpperrow.com

Tue 19 Mar 2024

On-line Lent Creative Journaling, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Journeying with Wisdom in the Wilderness. Facilitated by Helen Warwick. How do we connect to Holy Wisdom in difficult climates? These retreats will be suitable for anyone wanting to explore their personal journey, whether experienced or a beginner. Crayons or felt-tips, a pen and paper will be all that is needed for exploring ideas that will lead to insight & uncover our wisdom. 10am - 11.30am. tel: 01845 522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Tue 19 Mar 2024

Copper Wire Hare, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Learn how to craft with copper wire and take home a 15cm hare for indoor display. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £40. tickets: Online

Wed 20 Mar 2024

Traditional Sign Painting, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. An introduction to traditional sign painting in which you will learn about colour and shading, as well as the basic brush techniques needed to master lettering. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. £20. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 21 Mar 2024 to
 Fri 22 Mar 2024

Ukrainian Opera: Traviata & Butterfly, Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate DL1 1RR. Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv present stunning classical productions of Verdi’s La Traviata on Thu 21 Mar and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on Fri 22 Mar. 7.30pm. £21 to £44. tel: 01325 405405 tickets: Phone or book online web: https://www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk

Thu 21 Mar 2024

Bumps, Babbies and Bairns, Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Two Lucys from History Wardrobe take you on a journey into historical motherhood, from maternity clothes to baby layettes. The stage is set for a brilliant array of smocks, baby frocks and toddler gear, not to mention nappies boiling on the hob…. 6.30pm for 7pm (finish 9pm). £20. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: https://kiplinhall.co.uk

Thu 21 Mar 2024

National Theatre Live, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. The Motive and the Cue, a new play by Jack Thorne directed by Sam Mendes. 1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel. 7pm. £15, Child £10, Senior/Student £12.50. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 21 Mar 2024

Thirsk Lodge Barns Sushi Night, Thirsk Lodge Barns, Thirsk, YO7 4DB. The incredible Henny’s Kitchen is back by popular demand! Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival, along with some delicious canapés, before being seated for small dishes and sharing boards. YUM!. Join us from 7pm, with food being served at 8pm. £60. tel: 01945 591158 tickets: https://thirsklodgebarns.com/product/sushi-night-3/ email: enquiries@thirsklodgebarns.com web: https://thirsklodgebarns.com/product/sushi-night-3/

Thu 21 Mar 2024

Sushi Night Returns, Thirsk Lodge Barns, Thirsk, YO7 4DB. The incredible Henny's Kitchen is back by popular demand. From 7pm. £60. tel: 01945 591158 email: enquiries@thirsklodgebarns.com web: https://thirsklodgebarns.com/product/sushi-night-3/

Fri 22 Mar 2024 to
 Sun 14 Apr 2024

Buckets of Fun Easter, Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Discover buckets of fun activities hiding in the grounds of Kiplin this spring. Play games, explore trails, learn, and laugh as a family in the fresh air. Kiplin’s buckets of fun will be placed in the grounds and gardens for you to find. After using the resources in the buckets please put them back for another family to find. 10am-5pm, closed Thursdays. No extra charge - standard admission. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: On the gate or online email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: https://kiplinhall.co.uk

Fri 22 Mar 2024 to
 Thu 28 Mar 2024

Bob Marley: One Love (12A), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Biographical Musical Drama that celebrates the life and music of Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley. The story of an icon who overcomes adversity to become the most famous reggae musician in the world. Inspiring a generation through his message of love and unity. Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, James Norton & Lashana Lynch. Sunday evening will be shown with English subtitles. 7.30pm, also Wed 2.30pm. £6 all tickets. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 22 Mar 2024

Ria Lina: Riawakening, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently. 7.30pm. £15. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 23 Mar 2024 to
 Sun 24 Mar 2024

Event image Northallerton Medieval Market, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8QR. Come and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Northallerton’s market as it might have looked in Medieval England between 1066 and 1307. You will have the opportunity to talk to (and sample the produce from) medieval market traders including a baker, a pie stall, a surgeon, and a fletcher and bowyer with authentic medieval music providing a truly immersive experience. Free.

Sat 23 Mar 2024

RedSky Bikes Reliability Ride, RedSky Bikes, 3 Campion Square, Thirsk YO7 1GW. An opportunity to test your fitness or kick-start your season with 4 routes to choose from. It's a road ride but use any bike. Rides start outside RedSky Bikes which is opposite Aldi at 3 Campion Square. On your return collect your Brevet Card from the shop and grab a hot drink!. 08:30am. Free. tickets: No tickets just turn up on the day

Sat 23 Mar 2024

Maxwell Quartet, Richmond School, Darlington Road DL10 7BQ. Richmondshire Concerts. Exploring the traditional music of the Maxwell Quartet's homeland of Scotland. It brings together songs, dances and stories from times past, borne out of the historic industries that Scotland is renowned for. 7.30pm. £20, Under 16 £1.

Sat 23 Mar 2024 to
 Sun 24 Mar 2024

Migration (U), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Fun animated adventure for all the family. After a migrating duck family alights on their pond with thrilling tales of far-flung places, the Mallard family leave the safety of home and embark on a family road trip, from New England, to New York City, to tropical Jamaica. Matinees only. Sat & Sun 2.30pm. £6 all tickets. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 23 Mar 2024

Experimental Textiles, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Participants will be introduced to the technique of free hand machine embroidery and have opportunity to experiment with heat guns to create colourful and textured textile pieces inspired by rock pools. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £40. tickets: Online

Sat 23 Mar 2024

Bingo that's Bonkers (18), The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. We’re taking bingo out of the hall, adding comedy, music and even bigger balls. With a smashing atmosphere, crazy games, and not to mention great prizes, the Bingo revolution starts here. 7pm. £20. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 24 Mar 2024

Event image Mowbray Singers: Stainer's Crucifixion, St Oswald's Church, Front St, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. The Easter-time favourite which includes the dramatic chorus 'Fling Wide the Gates' and the moving a Capella chorus 'God So Loved the World'. The choir will be accompanied on the organ. 7.30pm. £8, Under 16s free. web: http://mowbraysingers.co.uk/performances

Sun 24 Mar 2024

Richmondshire Orchestra Spring Concert, Tennant's Garden Rooms, Harmby Rd, Leyburn DL8 5SG. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No 3, Tchaikovsky:
Rococo Variations, Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5. 3pm.

Tue 26 Mar 2024

Thirkleby Easter Cake and Cuppa, Great Thirkleby Parish Hall , Mill Lane, Great Thirkleby YO72AT. "Come let us drink tea, eat cake, and talk about happy things." Craft stall, Raffle. Proceeds in aid of the Parish Hall. 2pm – 4.30pm. £5 per head. Donations.

Tue 26 Mar 2024

Case of the Missing Bunny, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Join us at Mother GOOSE detective agency to go on a case like no other. This is an egg-tremely serious situation… it’s no yolk… we must crack it… we shell crack it!. 2.30 pm. £8, £6 concession. tickets: Online

Tue 26 Mar 2024

Event image ROH: Madama Butterfly (12A), The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Royal Opera House. With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. 7.15pm. £20. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door. email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: https://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Wed 27 Mar 2024 to
 Tue 2 Apr 2024

Easter Retreat, Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Place & People bringing Presence & Peace Travel with our Community through this special week, including reflections with poetry & prayers from our Patron, Prof. Nicola & philosopher & priest Steven Shakespeare. The Art exhibition 'Reflections' by Susan Carr will enhance our creativity. With liturgy, discussion, music, creativity, trips out & good food. Wed. 4pm to Tues. 11am. tel: 01845 522580 tickets: 01845522580 email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk web: http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk

Wed 27 Mar 2024

Romanby Jazz&Swing Cabaret Club, Romanby Golf & Country Club Yafforth Rd, Romanby Dl7 OPE. Eugene Farrar Band. Including buffet lunch at 1.30pm. 12noon for 12.30 start Finish at 3pm. £15 Lunch is included. tel: 07856 432673 email: stephenwest277@gmail.com

Wed 27 Mar 2024

Thirsk Probus Club for Ladies, Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk. Annual General Meeting. 10.15am. £2 Monthly Meeting fee to be collected at each Meeting.

Wed 27 Mar 2024

Spring Fair, Scampston Hall & Walled Garden, Malton YO17 8NG. Spring Fair in Conservatory. tel: 01944 759111 email: info@scampston.co.uk

Wed 27 Mar 2024

Cyanotype, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Cyanotype is a form of art whereby the image created can only be achieved once. This allows for a truly unique piece to be created each time. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. £18. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 28 Mar 2024

Thirkleby Local History Society, Thirkleby Parish Hall, Great Thirkleby YO7 2AT. Talk by Glennis Whyte- "The Treasurer's House and the Rise of the Green family". 3pm. £3 visitors Welcome. tel: 01845 501365 tickets: On the door or telephone

Thu 28 Mar 2024

Thirsk Ladies Club, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall Annexe, Westgate, Thirsk., YO7 1QR. "The Nightingale Shore Murder" by Rosemary Cook. This is the fascinating story of the unsolved murder on a train, of Florence Nightingale's god-daughter in 1920. As the jury, can you guess who the murderer might be? One to get you thinking!. 7.30pm. Free for members, visitors £3. tel: 01845 522819

Fri 29 Mar 2024 to
 Thu 4 Apr 2024

Wicked Little Letters (15), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a dark and absurd scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, the film follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding. 7.30pm, also Wed 2.30pm. £6 all tickets. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 29 Mar 2024

Experimental Print, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Produce printing plates and different inking effects to explore pattern, texture and mark making. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £50. tickets: Online

Fri 29 Mar 2024

Joel is Elton, Thirsk & Sowerby Institute. Elton John tribute. Members £4, non-members £6.

Sat 30 Mar 2024

Spring Makers Market, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Join us for our Spring Makers Market at The Courthouse. Pick up some gorgeous gifts or treat yourself to something special at this springtime showcase of contemporary art and craft from local artists and makers. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free Entry.

Mon 1 Apr 2024

Afternoon Tea in the Hall, Scampston Hall & Walled Garden, Malton YO17 8NG. A very special occasion. tel: 01944 759111 email: info@scampston.co.uk web: http://http:/

Tue 2 Apr 2024

Bedale Archaeology & History Society, Bedale Hall and Zoom. A Yorkshire Year: 365 days of folklore, customs and traditions - an illustrated talk by local historian and author Catherine Warr. 7.30 pm. non-members £3 (full-time education free), or £12 for this talk and membership for the whole of 2024. tickets: pay on the door or email for details and the Zoom link. email: bahsoc@outlook.com

Tue 2 Apr 2024

Event image Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group, Outside the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. An invitation to join us on the first Tuesday of each month, cycling on the lanes around Thirsk and surrounding villages with a social coffee stop. 10am. Free, just bring money for coffee stop. tel: 07531 093357 / 01845 522942 email: glenbank.2@gmail.com web: https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/thirsk-ladies

Tue 2 Apr 2024 to
 Sat 13 Apr 2024

Exhibition: The Arts Collective, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Come and enjoy an excellent selection of artwork by our Open Studio scheme participants who produce prints and ceramics. The artwork is made by The Arts Collective. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free Entry.

Wed 3 Apr 2024

Drawing Urban Rooftops, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Lose yourself in the beautiful architecture of urban rooftops in recognisable cities such as Oxford, London and Paris. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. £18. tickets: Online

Fri 5 Apr 2024 to
 Thu 11 Apr 2024

Dune: Part Two (12A), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Follow the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, Paul endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. 7.30pm, also Wed 2.30pm. £6 all tickets. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 5 Apr 2024

Colourways inspired by Albers, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. From Joseph Albers' teachings, learn to create a range of interesting, and often surprising, colour effects. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £45. tickets: Online

Sat 6 Apr 2024

Thirsk Community Library Quiz, Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Thirsk Community Library Quiz. 7.30pm. £5 per person. tickets: Payment on door

Sat 6 Apr 2024

Event image Repair your stuff, Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Be greener by avoiding waste and save money by letting a team of dedicated and talented volunteers try to repair your broken or “worn-out” items; cost is a voluntary donation. For further details or if you would like to volunteer, please email. 10am-1pm, last entries by 12.30pm. Free, donations welcome. email: thirskrepaircafe@gmail.com

Sun 7 Apr 2024

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Around 20 artisan food and drink producers bring the fruits of their labour to the centre of this historic market town. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Tue 9 Apr 2024

Northallerton Local History Soc, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd, Northallerton. 'All Human Life: extracts from the Quarter Session records'. Dan Sudron, NYCRO. 7pm. Non-members welcome £3. tel: 07566 770625 email: heritage1138@outlook.com web: http://northyorkshistory.co.uk

Tue 9 Apr 2024

Northallerton-&-District Local History Society, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thirsk Rd., Northallerton. "All Human Life: extracts from the Quarter Session records ." Speaker: Dan Sudron, NYCRO. 7.00pm. Non members £3. (free for those in full-time education). tel: 07566 770625

Tue 9 Apr 2024

The National Gallery, The Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8PP. The Arts Society Hambleton - the World's Greatest Paintings; 200 years of the National Gallery. Simon Whitehouse explores the founding of the Gallery and its evolution since. 1.45pm. Free to members, Visitors £10. tickets: on the door. See website for more information web: https://theartssociety.org/hambleton

Wed 10 Apr 2024

Organic Ceramic Forms, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. You will explore a variety of ceramic techniques including creating pinch pots and joining using slip. Glazing and finishing techniques will also be explored to finish off your piece. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. £18. tickets: Online

Sun 14 Apr 2024

Northallerton Farmers' Market DL7 8EF, Applegarth Car Park. From jams to gin, sourdough to scones, and cupcakes to Korean pickles - we've got it all. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 14 Apr 2024

Classic Car Sunday, Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS. Bring your classic vehicle to the stunning parkland of Thorp Perrow for easy Sunday morning car chat. The ticket price includes a hot or cold drink, and a bacon or sausage bap (or a piece of cake for a sweet treat). Keep your ticket handy so that you can show it to our staff in the Tea Room. 10am-noon. Classic Car Sunday £10. tickets: Book online web: https://www.thorpperrow.com

Wed 17 Apr 2024

NT Live: Vanya, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Sherlock) brings to life multiple characters in Simon Stephen’s (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. 7:30 pm. £10, £8 concession. tickets: Online

Wed 17 Apr 2024

Pet Sketch, Drawing Animals, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. A Taste of Art. 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. Develop your observational skills of our furry friends!. 10.30am-12.30pm. £20. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 19 Apr 2024

Colour Reduction Linoprinting, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Learn how to create beautifully coloured lino prints during this specialist printmaking workshop. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £50. tickets: Online

Sat 20 Apr 2024

Club Origami, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. An immersive and interactive dance show inviting family audiences to create, imagine and explore whole new ways of thinking, playing, and moving. 2:30 pm. £8, £6 concession. tickets: Online

Sat 20 Apr 2024

Thirsk Races, Thirsk Race Course. Vickers.Bet Season Opener. Advanced Sales discounts & group bookings for parties of 10+. email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://thirskracecourse.net

Sun 21 Apr 2024

Thirsk Artisan Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 9am-2pm.

Wed 24 Apr 2024

Bold Birds in Mixed Media, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Choose from watercolour, acrylic or gouache to paint your bird. Then add pen, pencil or oil pastel to create additional detail within your piece. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. £18. tickets: Online

Thu 25 Apr 2024

The Beauty of Being Herd, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. A funny, playful, and tender show with comedy and original music about a woman who tries very hard. You might recognise performer and writer Ruth Berkoff from previous Rural Arts pantos. She shared an early version of this piece at our autumn 2022 Scratch Night. 7:30 pm. £10, £8 concession. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 25 Apr 2024

Thirkleby Local History Society, Thirkleby Parish Hall, Great Thirkleby YO7 2AT. Talk to be advised. 3pm. £3 visitors Welcome. tel: 01845 501365 tickets: On the door or telephone

Fri 26 Apr 2024 to
 Sun 28 Apr 2024

Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby (park & ride YO21 1TL). An alternative festival incorporating the Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market which features over 100 indoor stalls. It was founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire and has grown to become one of the world’s premier Goth events. email: info@whitbygothweekend.co.uk web: https://whitbygothweekend.co.uk

Tue 30 Apr 2024

Willow Sunflowers, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Learn the art of willow weaving and create one large willow sunflower of your own to display in your garden. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £48. tickets: Online

Thu 2 May 2024

Event image The Forage Box, Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Enjoy nature’s pantry. A 5-hour guided session with a foraging expert, which includes ID guidance and finding wild ingredients. There will also be plenty of food and drink to get stuck into! Expect a walking route of around 2km predominantly on footpaths. 11am-4pm. £70. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: Book online email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: https://kiplinhall.co.uk

Fri 3 May 2024 to
 Tue 22 Oct 2024

Tony Cragg at Castle Howard, Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA. Castle Howard will host a collection of sculptures by the internationally celebrated artist Tony Cragg. Castle Howard’s first ever headline contemporary sculpture exhibition; sculptures will appear in the House and Grounds, including the Temple of the Four Winds and the Great Hall. tel: 01653 648333 tickets: Online email: house@castlehoward.co.uk web: https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/whats-on/tony-cragg-at-castle-howard

Sat 4 May 2024

Thirsk Races, Thirsk Race Course. YO7 1QL. VickersBet Thirsk Hunt Cup. Advanced sale discounts & booking offers for parties of 10+. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://thirskracecourse.net

Sun 5 May 2024

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Around 20 artisan food and drink producers bring the fruits of their labour to the centre of this historic market town. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Tue 7 May 2024

Bedale Archaeology & History Society, Bedale Hall and Zoom. Rievaulx: A Place in History, an illustrated talk by Rev. Dr Greg Hoyland FRSA FHEA, volunteer guide for English Heritage. 7.30 pm. non-members £3 (full-time education free), or £12 for this talk and membership for the whole of 2024. tickets: pay on the door or email for details and the Zoom link. email: bahsoc@outlook.com

Tue 7 May 2024

Event image Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group, Outside the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. An invitation to join us on the first Tuesday of each month, cycling on the lanes around Thirsk and surrounding villages with a social coffee stop. 10am. Free, just bring money for coffee stop. tel: 07531 093357 / 01845 522942 email: glenbank.2@gmail.com web: https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/thirsk-ladies

Tue 7 May 2024

Displayful!, Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW. Liberty Hodes, Angela Knipe, Wendy Galloway, Luke Beech, Kate Fox. Under 18s free. tel: 01723 374753

Tue 7 May 2024

A Conservator's View, The Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8PP. The Arts Society Hambleton - Julia Korner and Identifying lost gems of the art world. How the conservation of paintings can lead to unlocking their identity. 1.45pm. Members free, Visitors £10. tickets: on the door. Please see the website for more details web: https://theartssociety.org/hambleton

Sat 11 May 2024

Event image Repair your stuff, Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Be greener by avoiding waste and save money by letting a team of dedicated and talented volunteers try to repair your broken or “worn-out” items; cost is a voluntary donation. For further details or if you would like to volunteer, please email. 10am-1pm, last entries by 12.30pm. Free, donations welcome. email: thirskrepaircafe@gmail.com

Sun 12 May 2024

Northallerton Farmers' Market DL7 8EF, Applegarth Car Park. From jams to gin, sourdough to scones, and cupcakes to Korean pickles - we've got it all. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 12 May 2024

Classic Car Sunday, Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS. Bring your classic vehicle to the stunning parkland of Thorp Perrow for easy Sunday morning car chat. The ticket price includes a hot or cold drink, and a bacon or sausage bap (or a piece of cake for a sweet treat). Keep your ticket handy so that you can show it to our staff in the Tea Room. 10am-noon. Classic Car Sunday £10. tickets: Book online web: https://www.thorpperrow.com

Sat 18 May 2024

Easingwold Singers Concert, St Oswald's Church, Sowerby. Performance of Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle. 7pm. tba. web: http://www.easingwold-singers.com

Sat 18 May 2024

Gary Stewart - Solo, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Influenced by the major singer/songwriters of the sixties and seventies, Gary writes, records and performs music in the Folk/Pop vein. The Scottish songsmith has released four albums to date – his latest, ‘Lost, Now Found‘, self-recorded, produced and released in June 2021. 7:30 pm. £15, £12 concession. tickets: Online

Sat 18 May 2024

Thirsk Community Library Quiz, Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Thirsk Community Library Quiz. 7.30pm. £5 per person. tickets: Payment on door

Sat 18 May 2024

Thirsk Races, Thirsk Race Course. YO7 1QL. Irish Day. Advanced sale discounts & booking offers for parties of 10+. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: https://thirskracecourse.net

Sun 19 May 2024

Event image Thirsk Artisan Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent
producers and makers. 9am-2pm.

Wed 22 May 2024

Coffee morning, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR. Yarnbombers coffee morning in aid of the Herriot Hospice. 10am-noon.

Thu 23 May 2024

Thirsk Ladies Club, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall Annexe, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. "Traditional Storytelling" by Rod Dimbleby. What makes a storyteller popular? What makes a story interesting and how did we learn to pass these on through the generations? Come and hear for yourselves, maybe share your own experiences. 7.30pm. Free for members, visitors £3. tel: 01845 522819

Sat 25 May 2024 to
 Sat 8 Jun 2024

Event image Swaledale Festival, All over the Yorkshire Dales. A broad selection of the finest musicians and artists from Yorkshire, elsewhere in the country, and all around the world! There are hands-on events such as workshops, participatory walks and craft demonstrations, many of which explore landscape, ecology and climate change. web: https://swalefest.org

Sat 25 May 2024 to
 Mon 27 May 2024

Malton Food Lovers Festival, Malton Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LX. Malton’s 3 day family foodie extravaganza is a festival like no other. Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, festival bar, live music & much, much more! The fun begins at 9am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. 09.00 - 18.00. tel: 016536928494 email: enquiries@visitmalton.com web: http://www.visitmalton.com/food-festival-yorkshire

Sun 2 Jun 2024

Event image Thirsk Farmers' Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Around 20 artisan food and drink producers bring the fruits of their labour to the centre of this historic market town. 9am-2pm. email: info@northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com web: https://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 2 Jun 2024 to
 Sun 9 Jun 2024

New Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place. D-Day themed knitting and crotcheting around the town.

Snowdrop Strolls at Kiplin Hall

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The verges are now alive with swathes of snowdrops. Edging woodland paths and footing views of the Hall with pale dustings, the snowdrops are at their best in February. Pick up a snowdrop spotters guide in the porch. After a walk or stroll come indoors and warm up in the Tea Room with seasonal soups and delicious scones.

The Kiplin Hall Historic House Museum, Gardens, and Tea Room is on the road B6271 between Northallerton and Richmond.

Entry is £13 each with reduced price child, student, concession and family tickets all available. Book in advance or at the door.

kiplinhall.co.uk

Ripon Theatre Festival

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Six of the festival’s July events are now on sale. Highlights include Britain’s leading radical theatre company, Red Ladder, a cabaret act featuring the music of Victoria Wood from Paulus, the Cabaret Geek (pictured above) and a return visit from Barrie Rutter OBE.

This summer’s programme will see Newby Hall as a new location for festival favourites and open-air specialists Illyria.

The garden at The Old Deanery will also provide the perfect backdrop for theatre al fresco as the venue for the festival’s Sunday night Shakespearean finale.

The first release of tickets includes Look After Your Knees, a beautiful and touching one-woman show from up-and-coming artist Natalie Bellingham, Shakespeare’s Royals from Barrie Rutter (plus special guest), Looking for Me Friend – the Music of Victoria Wood and We’re Not Going Back – Red Ladder’s thought-provoking musical comedy set during the 1984/5 miners’ strike.

Open air family theatre tickets are on sale for Newby Hall (The Adventures of Doctor Doolittle) and Shakespeare’s As You Like It at The Old Deanery, performed by Folksy Theatre.
ripontheatrefestival.org

An Everesting Challenge

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David Sharp, chief executive at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre and his cousin Graeme are to undertake a major challenge on Mount Everest this spring to raise funds for the Carlton Lodge Bursary Fund and for Women Against Cancer, a subject close to the Team’s heart.

The ‘everesting’ challenge, will take David and Graeme through some of the toughest parts of the mountain and they have been in training for months to prepare. David said:

“I’m very excited about the challenge as it will help raise much needed funds for the various groups we help throughout the year. Our continuing investment in developing Carlton Lodge Activity Centre gives our young visitors an overall high-level experience as part of their activity events here. Money raised will enable more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to have this experience.”

The Centre team are all rooting for David and have started a JustGiving Fund Raiser where donations can be made at:

YO7.org.uk/everest

On the Footplate at NYMR

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During a Steam Footplate Experience, visitors can immerse themselves in the golden age of steam, with a truly unforgettable journey on a heritage steam locomotive. On arrival, the footplate crews are on hand to welcome them onboard to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the steam age on a return journey between Pickering and Grosmont stations.

The Steam Footplate Experience includes a 36-mile return footplate ride on a heritage steam locomotive along the highly scenic journey between Pickering and Grosmont (18 miles in each direction) and a certificate signed by the locomotive's driver.

This experience starts from and returns to Pickering Station, departing at 10:55am and returning to finish at 1:50pm. The Experience costs £430.

nymr.co.uk/steam-experience

New Station Car Park Open

The new car park at Thirsk Station is now open. Enter from Station Road, park, then take the footpath directly into the station.

Use postcode YO7 4LT on SatNav.

The prices are the same as the TransPennine Express operated parking: £3.90 day, £17.50 week, £47 month.

No app is required, just pay online using the website below and location code 8680.

tap2park.co.uk

Garden Waste Removal

You can now pay for a licence for the 2024 garden waste service. The collection period for the 2024 season is from March to early December.

If you have already paid for collections until the end of March, your renewal cost will be reduced to £42.00. The cost for new customers is £46.50.

This provides a cost-effective way to dispose of your garden waste. Buy online at
YO7.org.uk/gardenwaste

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Book online for The Ritz

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Thirsk's Ritz Cinema is one of the oldest continuously run cinemas in the United Kingdom, having first opened to the public in 1912.

The original silent movie screen with the crest above it still exists behind the present screen. The ‘talkies’ arrived in 1927 and the cinema capacity was increased to accommodate the ensuing larger audiences by fitting a balcony area. It was at this time that the name was also changed to ‘The Ritz’.

Since 1995 the cinema has been run by a dedicated team of volunteers and it aims to bring recent film releases to this rural town at affordable prices.

Also keeping up wth the times, you now have the option of booking online, choosing either downstairs or balcony seats. The price is £7 each and you pay by debit or credit card.

RitzCinema.co.uk