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More details - A Heart at Sea
Come and be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. A Heart at Sea uses haunting live music to tell the story of a young Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea.
Leyburn Arts & Community Centre
Thu 10 May

More details - Upper Dales Family History Group
Janet Ratcliffe and Sue Thorne - Cakes and Creativity, Life in a Rural Rectory. A collection of hand written magazines discovered in the attics of Thirsk Museum, whose main contributors were the daughters of the late 19th century Rector of Sessay, The Rev.
The Village Hall, Harmby, nr Leyburn
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Friends of Swaledale Museum talk
Helen Bainbridge, ‘A Little Country in Itself - Ingilby and Hartley’s Swaledale’ This lecture is part of the celebrations connected with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby’s Life and Tradition in the Dales (1968).
Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth
Wed 9 May

More details - Coffee morning
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church, The Green, Reeth
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Coffee morning
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church, The Green, Reeth
Sat 19 May

More details - Badapple Theatre Company presents “Amy Johnson’
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.
Reeth Memorial Hall
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Badapple Theatre present 'Amy Johnson'
Celebrating 20 years of Badapple Theatre touring, Artistic Director Kate Bramley re-presents the first show the Company toured with ‘Amy Johnson’. The show follows the inspirational life of Hull aviatrix Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia.
Reeth Memorial Hall
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Andy Irvine
Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself".
Reeth Memorial Hall
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Ritchie Parrish Ritchie
Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Canadian band, Tanglefoot. Along with percussionist/singer/songwriter Beaker Granger, they have re-connected as RPR.
Reeth Memorial Hall
Sat 19 May

More details - Chic Vintique Fair
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.
Town Hall, Market Place, Richmond
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon
The race is on for cyclists to secure their place in this year’s Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon, the annual Yorkshire charity cycling event for the UK property and business community. The ride will raise money for LandAid, the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK.
T&R Theakston Ltd, The Brewery, Masham, Ripon
Fri 11 May

More details - Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park - Open Garden for NGS
A stunning hidden gem 30 acre woodland garden. Home to an extensive collection of rare Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Himalayan plants, set amongst plantings of showy hybrids.
Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Mon 30 Apr

More details - Two One Act Plays "A Call to Rememberance"  "Blackadder Goesforth (Goodbyee)
North Stainley Arts Society, commemorate the ending of the First World War ,100 years ago this year with a very special performance of Two One Act Plays .
North Stainley Village Hall Watermill Lane North Stainley Ripon
Fri 11 May and Sat 12 May

More details - Spring Plant Fair & Artisan Market
Saturday 12th May 2018 For 2018 our Spring Plant Fair & Artisan Market will be expanded to be bigger and better than ever before! With a selection of local stalls, artisan products and children’s treasure hunt, we’ll have something for every taste and age.
Ripon Walled Garden Palace Road Ripon
Sat 12 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Shanyaski, Pete Phillipson, and host Kate McCabe
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Tithe Bar in Northallerton on May 3rd 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Shanyaski, Pete Phillipson, and host Kate McCabe Show details: Steve Shanyaski – (replacing Dave Johns, due to filming).
The Tithe Bar, 2 Friarage Street, Northallerton
Thu 3 May

More details - Film : Victoria and Abdul (PG)
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. Judy Dench stars in this compelling drama about the true story of Queen Victoria’s unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 26 Apr

More details - TeesdaleArtNet Showcase Exhibition
Presenting work by selected artists from TeesdaleArtNet. Presenting work by selected artists from TeesdaleArtNet, the recently established network for all artists living or working in the dale.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 26 Apr to Sat 26 May

More details - Melrose Quartet
Nancy Kerr, James Fagan, Jess and Richard Arrowsmit. From deep roots in their hometown’s vibrant music, song and dance scene, to smashing concert appearances in the UK and abroad, Sheffield-based Melrose Quartet have attracted a reputation for making music that truly connects with people.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Workshop : Patterns in Nature with Karen Babayan
Celebrate spring by making relief prints with inspiration from plants and flowers - this workshop was postponed from 3rd March. due to the adverse weather conditions. Karen Babayan presents Patterns in Nature. Spring is on its way and in celebration we will use plants and flowers as inspiration.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Royal Ballet : Manon
Live Screening by the Royal Ballet. Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 3 May

More details - Testosterone (16+)
What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Is gender innate or is it nurtured?  Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 4 May

More details - Northern Crafts
Jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage. Based in Cumbria, Northern Crafts are event organisers, running arts, craft, gift and wedding events in Cumbria and the North East of England.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 5 May

More details - Day of Dance
Reviving the tradition of Longsword Dancing teams from Teesdale schools and further afield present the grand finale of the ’Day of Dance’ in Barnard Castle - the first of its kind in the country - with Town Mayor Sandra Moorhouse presenting awards and certificates.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 5 May

More details - teatro alla Scala : Don Pasquale
Performance recorded in HD from Teatro Alla Scala. Soprano Rosa Feola takes to the stage in this opera directed by Riccardo Chailly. Don Pasquale follows an old bachelor who decides to marry and produce an heir to spite his disobedient nephew Ernesto, who wants to marry for love rather than money.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Tue 8 May

More details - RSC encore screening : Macbeth
Shakespeare’s psychological thriller marks Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and Niamh Cusack’s return to the company. Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Wed 9 May

More details - Daoiri Farrell
Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017: The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track. A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being described by some...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 10 May

More details - Chalk About (8+)
Presented by award winning performance company, Curious Seed. This internationally acclaimed production, Chalk About was created for young audiences aged 8+ and is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chalk, chat and one perfect scene containing everything...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 11 May

More details - Art workshop : Felt art with Debra Esterhuizen
Felt Art - a workshop of wild abandon…… Learn how to create stunning pieces of textural felt art in this fun and creative session using a wonderful selection of wool (including merino), silks and other fibres.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 12 May

More details - Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden - Stitch and embroidery at Swanley
Come and learn basic stitches of needle-craft which the monks would have used from running stitch to chain stitch. While today needle-craft and embroidery is done as a hobby, in medieval times it was necessary to use stitch to make your own clothes. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains, Ripon,
Today to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden - folly! 2018
Surprising, intriguing and extraordinary... See the lost follies of the water garden re-imagined by artists and architects. Surprising, intriguing and extraordinary...
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains, Ripon,
Sat 28 Apr to Thu 31 May

More details - Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden - Carding and spinning at Swanley Grange
Before spinning the wool it needs to be carded to straighten the fibres. It’s similar to combing your hair! Have a go yourself at Swanley Grange ... During any period prior to 1800, if you were female and over 7 years of age you should have been able to spin yarn.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains, Ripon,
Tue 1 May to Sat 26 May

More details - Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden - Natural dye at Swanley Grange
Come along to watch this natural wool dyeing process, which has more than a hint of magic and alchemy about it. We will be gathering and using natural materials from the medieval garden at Swanley Grange and woodland to dye wool in amazing colours.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains, Ripon,
Sat 5 May

More details - Brimham Rocks - Family Funteering
Are you looking for some family fun that can also benefit a place you love' Join our rangers for a day in the great outdoors, learning traditional countryside crafts and experience the site in a different way.
Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate,
Sun 13 May

More details - Brimham Rocks - Breath of Brimham
Are you a rock-enthusiast' Let our guide walk and talk you through the last 320 milion years in a 90 minute journey around the rocks and moorland. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate,
Fri 18 May

More details - Ripon 10 mile
The race, which starts and finishes on Hell Wath Nature Reserve, is a hilly but picturesque course that leads the runners from Hell Wath around the Studley Royal Estate with beautiful views of Ripon and the stunning, surrounding countryside.
Ripon Rugby Club
Sun 13 May

More details - Cathedral Beer Festival
Join us for another annual Cathedral Beer Festival in the grounds of Ripon Cathedral. Enjoy award-winning beers, refreshing ciders and pimms, local food and live music. There is something for all the family including a bouncy castle, face painting and craft table for the children.
Ripon Cathedral Minster Road
Mon 7 May

More details - Woodlands Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
A one acre country garden created by its owners and making full use of its setting, which includes natural woodland with wild bluebells and gritstone boulders.
Woodlands Cottage, Nidderdale
Sun 13 May

More details - Ugly Chief (Jabberwocky Market)
Artist and performer Victoria Melody teams up with her dad, TV antique dealer Mike Melody, for her most ambitious show yet. Ugly Chief is a comedy based on true-life events, performed by a real-life father and daughter.
Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall, Grange Rd, Darlington
Fri 27 Apr and Sat 28 Apr

More details - Thornton Hall Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
C16 Grade I listed hall (not open). 2 walled gardens with Elizabethan raised borders, separate vegetable garden. Plantsman’s garden with emphasis on colour-themed borders, plant associations, form and foliage. Unusual perennials, interspersed with interesting trees and shrubs in mixed herbaceous borders.
Thornton Hall Gardens, Darlington
Sun 13 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Matt Reed, Lauren Pattison, Kelsey de Almeida, and Ray Bradshaw
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bannatyne Hotel in Darlington on May 21st 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bannatyne Hotel, Southend Avenue, Darlington
Mon 21 May

More details - Ripon Races - Saturday Racing
It is our first weekend feature raceday of the 2018 season so come along for an afternoon of top quality racing action.
Boroughbridge Rd, North Yorkshire, Ripon
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Ripon Races - Free Friday
Ripon Races - Evening racing and music with entry to Paddock and Course Enclosures completely FREE!
Boroughbridge Rd, North Yorkshire, Ripon
Fri 11 May

More details - Ripon Races - Traditional Family Day
Bringing you a fantastic day of horse racing and family fun including: • National Festival Circus • Punch & Judy from Professor Dan Slater • Kub Karts • Bouncy Castles & Fun Slides • Fairground Rides • Face Painting • Balloon Modelling And a special visit from Ronnie the Rhino and the Super League Trophy!
Boroughbridge Rd, North Yorkshire, Ripon
Sun 20 May

More details - Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Danny McLoughlin, host Andy Fury & support
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hole in the Wall in Darlington on May 14th 2018: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Danny McLoughlin, host Andy Fury & support Show details: Danny McLoughlin - “His innate comic timing, insightful digressions and ability to think on his feet puts him alongside the
Hole in the Wall, Horesemarket, Darlington
Mon 14 May

More details - Our Line
“I never met my great grandmother Nora, but she hovers around the edges of my mother’s memory. A tiny woman, she died when my mam was about 7. She remembers her baby teeth coming out at the time. Nora’s story is woven into the landscape that you travel through from Darlington to Bishop Auckland on the train.
Darlington Railway Station Bank Top Darlington
Thu 26 Apr, Sat 28 Apr

More details - Parcevall Hall Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
The only garden open daily in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 24 acres in Wharfedale sheltered by mixed woodland; terrace garden, rose garden, rock garden, ponds. Mixed borders, spring bulbs, tender shrubs and autumn colour. Tea rooms (contact no. 01756 720630) at the foot of the gardens.
Parcevall Hall Gardens, Skipton
Wed 16 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Carl Hutchinson, Daisy Earl, and host Rob Mulholland
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on May 5th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Carl Hutchinson, Daisy Earl, and host Rob Mulholland Show details: Carl Hutchinson - “An absolute must... the next big thing!” - The Skinny Daisy Earl - Chortle Awards Best Newcomer 2018.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington
Sat 5 May

More details - Low Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Romantic walled garden set on differing levels designed to complement historic C17 family home (not open). Spring bulbs, rhododendrons; azaleas round tranquil water garden. Asymmetric rose pergola underplanted with auriculas and lithodora links orchard to the garden.
Low Hall, Nidderdale
Sun 13 May

More details - Badapple Theatre Company presents “Amy Johnson’
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.
Markington War Memorial Institute
Sun 6 May

More details - Baby and Children's Nearly New Sale
This sale has sold out of stalls bringing lots of sellers together all under one roof selling 1000s of nearly new items ranging from baby to age 6. If you love bargains, you will love our market you are able to buy good quality affordable items ranging from Clothes, books, toys and lots of equipment.
Longfield Academy of Sports
Sat 28 Apr