We’re delighted to welcome back one of Scotland’s most admired fiddle players and composers, performing music from his latest album, Sandwood, which draws its inspiration from a single location in Sutherland, the furthest northwest part of mainland Scotland.
Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.
Duncan Bythell, ‘Keld in Swaledale 1870-1970 - The Decline of an Upland Community’
At the end of the19th century,Keld,despite its smallness and remoteness, had a thriving community life: it boasted two chapels, a village school, a public house, a literary institute, and a brass band.
Christine Hallas, ‘The Garths of Crackpot, A Swaledale Yeoman Family’.
This lecture is based on five Day Books of the Swaledale Garths who lived at Crackpot farm and later at their newly built house, Haverdale House. The first Book was started in 1795 though there is a reference to possible earlier Day Books.
Syrian musician Maya Youssef is a virtuoso player of the Qanun - a traditional 78-string zither found across the Arab world, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Winner of an Exceptional Talent Award in 2012, she regularly appears on television and at venues and festivals worldwide.
A joyful and contagious blend of Celtic, gypsy and klezmer music played by Red Priest geniuses Piers Adams and Adam Summerhayes alongside a wizard of the accordion, a dazzling Irish percussionist, and a superb bass player.
For the first of two performances of J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations we are delighted to welcome the leading harpsichord soloist, Iranian-born Mahan Esfahani, whose recording of the seminal work won the 2017 BBC Music magazine Award for Best Instrumental Recording.
Peter Higginbotham - No Place Like Home.
Peter is well known for his research into workhouses and this talk covers a new direction in his research, looking into children’s homes and how children were looked after.
Newport, South Wales: a lowly dockworker’s son, obsessed with the exploits of magician Harry Houdini, dreams of a life of magic to escape a suffocating, impoverished future amid the industrial detritus of the docklands.
This eagerly-awaited concert is the first Swaledale Festival appearance by the giants of the brass band world.
They come to Leyburn in fantastic form - as the reigning National Champions of Great Britain.
It is a privilege to welcome back to Swaledale Festival the North’s world class symphony orchestra. This performance is a delicious programme of masterworks by Mozart, Grieg, Ravel and Kodaly, conducted by Jonathon Heyward.
That’s right, The Gin Fayre is on tour and we’re coming to a town you!
The Gin Fayre brings you a wide variety of gins from across Scotland, the rest of the UK and indeed, the rest of the world under one roof.
The Auction Centre & Garden Rooms
1 acre country garden with mixed planting, incl unusual trees, shrubs and some topiary. Small woodland garden and woodland glades. 2 ponds which encourage dragonflies. Several arbours where you can sit and relax. New paved topiary garden.
Returning to Settle Stories after a knock out performance at the 2016 Settle Stories Festival.
Join cop-turned comedian Alfie Moore for an hilarious, interactive work in progress performance for his critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy series ’It’s A Fair Cop’, before the show starts again on...
Settle Stories, The Joinery, Dawsons Court, Market Place, Settle, North Yorkshire
The annual event sees life-sized animals around the beautiful village of Malham taking on the theme of ‘Around the World in 80 days’ this year. Follow the quiz trail and count the hot air balloons to win prizes.
Rural setting with wonderful panoramic views of local countryside. Garden consists of mixed borders, roses and sweet peas. Large pond (small lake) stocked with ghost carp and trout, with natural planting including candelabra primulas and wild flower banks. Island has ducks, coots and moorhens nesting.
In 1996 this wonderful garden was a field. It now includes 2 ponds, one with koi, stream, bog garden and wooded area. Mixed colourful borders are full of herbaceous perennials. Informal and naturalistic, this is a rural idyll. Abundant wildlife incl kingfishers, dippers, wagtails, frogs and toads.
3 acres of cultivated and natural areas, in a secretive rural setting. A patio garden, large lawns, herbaceous borders and a small vegetable patch. Walks on the wild side around a mere and woodlands. Many birds can be seen at various feeding stations, also waterfowl on the mere. All managed by one OAP.
Violinist Jennifer Pike was crowned BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2002 at the age of twelve. Since her astonishing performance in the final she has blossomed into a commanding soloist with exquisite poise.
An incredible story for children and adults alike, told in puppetry, dance and projection with live music from a world-class pianist. Featuring pieces from Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev and Glass, this is the piano as you’ve never encountered it before.
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Canadian born pianist Angela Hewitt has made Bach’s music the cornerstone of her stellar career. Her expressive artistry, flawless technique and beauty of tone make her a compelling player of the highest order.
Chic Vintique Vintage & Craft fairs offer something for everyone whose passion is vintage, retro and collectables or gifts, crafts, jewellery and cards.......and much more! There is a vintage tearoom offering a selection of delicious cakes and a hot/cold drink served on fine china and with linen table cloths.
Enjoy how this much-loved picture book comes to life! Presented by New Perspective Theatre Company. What a to-do! One hot summer’s day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. The picnickers panic and the farmer stops haymaking.
The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
Ballet recorded live in HD from Teatro Alla Scala. Le Corsaire follows the swashbuckling adventures of a dashing pirate who journeys across the high seas to save his beloved from the Pasha’s harem with danger looming at every turn.
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.
John Hurt’s final performance as a terminally ill writer grappling with his own mortality, based on N.J. Crisp’s acclaimed stage-play. He has two final missions: to be reconciled to his son, Michael, and secretly to ensure he is not a burden to his wife, Anna, as he goes into that good night.
Looking back Rattle says, ’I felt that I was finding my voice on that day’. Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Beautifully landscaped garden with wild areas including Lake Set-a -side .
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Dates apply to 2018.
Sculptures by Marjan Wouda on view in the garden.
’A surprise round every corner’ is the most common response as visitors encounter fountains, streams, ponds, sculptures, boathouses and follies: Rapunzel’s tower, temple, turf maze, giant fish made of CDs, walk-through pyramid. 2 acre wildlife lake attracts many species of insects and birds.
Bonjour! Celebrating Queen Victoria in Paris, climb aboard for our journey to France during this drop in session. Take part in our French inspired day, the home of our beloved founder Josephine Bowes. Let’s see who can build the tallest Eiffel Tower!
The world-class vocal ensemble, directed by Rory McCleery, performs a cappella works by two early masters and two leading contemporary composers. Allegri’s sublime Miserere is one of the most popular choral pieces of all time, and MacMillan’s setting complements it perfectly.
Hutton Roof Country Fair and Fell Race at Hutton Roof, near Kirkby Lonsdale, is a great family day out with
lots of FREE stuff for kids to do including circus workshop, painting competition, traditional games and sports (sack race, egg and spoon etc).
Hutton Roof Village Hall, Hutton Roof near Kirkby Lonsdale
1½ acre part-walled country garden set around C18 former vicarage. Several defined areas have been created by hedges, each with its own theme and linked by intricate cobbled pathways. Beautiful setting with fine views across to Farleton Fell.
Badapple Theatre Company is celebrating 20 years on the road and to mark the milestone, it is re-presenting the first show the Company ever toured with. ’Amy Johnson’ will tour nationally starting in Yorkshire, travelling down through the Midlands, Surrey, Gloucestershire and finally Somerset.
Artist and potters garden of approx ½ acre of mixed planting designed for year-round interest, incl two linked small ponds. Roses, grasses and colour themed borders surround the house, with a gravel garden at the front, as well as a number of woodland plant areas, vegetable and fruit areas and sitting spaces.
Celebrate the beginning of British Summertime at Country Fest! A fantastic family weekend filled with delicious food and drink, countryside and children’s activities, spectacular and daring demonstrations, live music and plenty more for the whole family to get involved in.
County Showground,Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria
For more than 20 years visitors have followed our arts trail in and around the Lune Valley, near Lancaster. Visitors can seek out the studios and work places of artists producing ceramics, paintings, woven/felted textiles, sculpture, lino cuts and creative glass.
Various studios in the Lune Valley area. Visit our website for a printable map www.lunesdalearts.co.uk