York performance poet pens script for Harrogate Youth Theatre


This August Harrogate Youth Theatre will bring some familiar characters to the stage at Harrogate Theatre as part of a new adaptation of the Robin Hood story, ‘Who Shot The Sheriff? – A Tale of Robin Hood & Maid Marian’. The 12-18 year olds will be working from a script commissioned from York-based performance poet, theatre-maker and playwright Henry Raby, ...

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Video: The Harrogate Big Bike Bash

Big Bike Bash 2015 - 119

The Harrogate Big Bike Bash took place over from the 19 to 21 June 2015. Here are two of our videos that show the public rides and the advanced races. Friday featured the Paddington Bear film on the big screen with Saturday being a packed day of entertainment.   The Big Bike Bash time trial – one lap of the ...

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Julian Lloyd Webber is the 2015 Harrogate International Festivals’ guest currator

Julian Lloyd Webber

He’s one of the biggest names in classical from one of the greatest musical dynasties, Julian Lloyd Webber is the 2015 Harrogate International Festivals’ Guest Curator. Elton John, Cleo Lane, Tim Rice, Katherine Jenkins…just a few of the collaborators of Julian Lloyd Webber that Harrogate audiences will get a taste of, as he recounts stories and anecdotes of touring, recording ...

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Royal Hall 1920s rose garden subject of latest artwork

Royal Hall Rose Garden - Caption: Yorkshire artist David Venables puts final touches to Royal Hall mural

The Royal Hall in the glamorous roaring twenties has been captured in the latest artwork commissioned by the Royal Hall Restoration Trust. Yorkshire based artist David Venables has produced a brand new mural showing the view you would have seen from the balcony at the rear of the town’s iconic building in the days when it had a popular rose ...

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My place your place


  Music was in the air in Harrogate today (19 June 2015) as musicians from the Harrogate Festival Orchestra performed live in unlikely locations. Unsuspecting audiences heard the sounds of Mozart (String quartet no. 4 in c major, k.157) and Harrogate composer, Finzi (Interlude for oboe and string quartet, op. 21), to celebrate the countdown to summer and the 50th Harrogate ...

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Evergreen celebrations for Long Marston open gardens


On the 21 June 2015 the green fingered residents of Long Marston will be opening their gates for the village’s biannual Open Gardens event in a celebration of local horticultural talent, raising money for the village community. The event will feature a record twelve gardens this year, each one unique in its approach. They include a thatched cottage garden, woodland garden, ...

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Harrogate will soon be alive to the sounds of Gilbert & Sullivan


The world famous International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival opens its 22nd season in Harrogate 1 -23 August with another memorable programme of Gilbert and Sullivan. There is no doubt that a major highlight  this year will be the seventeen performances of the critically acclaimed National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company with four brand new productions – The Mikado, The Gondoliers, ...

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Harrogate Big Bike Bash – full schedule of events

Harrogate big bike bash

The organisers of the Harrogate Big Bike Bash have released the full schedule of events for the weekend. Friday 19 June 2015 TIME ENTERTAINMENT 16:00 to 21:00 Event Village open 16:00 to 18:00 DJ Trev 18.00 to 18.30 Stray FM Road show 18:30 to 20:05 Big Film Screening Paddington (PG) 20:05 to 21:00 Stray FM Road Show     Saturday ...

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