Harrogate Choral Society remembrance concert to feature Sarah Fox

‘They shall grow not old as we who are left grow old.’ These stirring words set to music by Edward Elgar are central to The Spirit of England. This rarely heard work of remembrance is being performed on 8 November 2014  by Harrogate Choral Society under their conductor Andrew Padmore This year marks the centenary of the outbreak of World ... Read More »

Countryside Live pulls out all the stops

14 year old Richard Lancaster of Clitheroe, winner of the Sheep Young Handler Championship with steward Philip Hughes at Countryside Live 2014

Blue skies and sunshine brought the 2014 Countryside Live to a close, as organisers announced one of the highest figures in its 12 year history. A total of 12,215 visitors came through the gates of the little sister event to the Great Yorkshire Show which took place over the weekend (Sat 18 and Sun 19 October). The attendance figure is ... Read More »

Torch-lit procession to open History Festival


A troupe of Vikings will lead a torch-lit procession through Harrogate to open the second Harrogate History Festival. The literary event, in association with the Historical Writers’ Association, will open in dramatic style with the Ormsheim Dark Age Re-enactment Group on Thursday 23 October 2014. The Vikings will lead the parade from the Festival offices on Cheltenham Parade to the ... Read More »

Things warming up for Countryside Live

Adele Zebrauskaite and her father Darius with expert farrier Jason Gajczak who is getting ready for the World Team Championship farriery competition which will take place at Countryside Live

Three-year-old Adele Zebrauskaite had a sneak preview of the world-class farriery competition which takes place later this month at Countryside Live, on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October 2014. In what will be a first, farriers from across Europe and America will converge on Harrogate for the rural showcase to compete in the inaugural World Team Championships event. The two-day ... Read More »

Costumes from Agatha Christie classic films on display at Royal Pump Room Museum

Agatha Christie Harrogate

Relive the mystery and intrigue of Agatha Christie’s thrillers at Harrogate’s Royal Pump Room Museum this Autumn. An evocative display of costumes created for film and television adaptations of Agatha Christie’s novels, such as Murder on the Orient Express and Miss Marple will be making an appearance at Harrogate’s Royal Pump Room museum this Autumn, Dressed to Kill opens on ... Read More »

Dirty Stops Out – Dj Trev’s shOctober shocker

dj trev Harrogate

Basically, I’m on holiday this week. I realize also that last week’s column kind of read like I was “phoning it in” a bit too, but you know what it’s like when you are about to go on holiday, you find yourself saying things like: “I’m not gonna get those spread sheets done I’m afraid” “That stock take isn’t really ... Read More »

The only way is broadway to light up Harrogate stage


Extracts from more than ten smash hit musicals will light up the Harrogate stage next month featuring a host of talented local performers. Multi award-winning Roald Dahl musical Matilda, featuring lyrics and music by comedian Tim Minchin, will top the bill alongside Dahl’s 2014 Olivier award winning musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Long standing musical classics such as Les ... Read More »

Lemar all set to play Harrogate fundraiser


Brit Award winning R&B singer–songwriter, Lemar, has been announced as the headline act at this year’s prestigious Firecracker Ball. The chart-topping singer who shot to fame after appearing in the talent show Fame Academy, will be performing at Yorkshire’s annual glittering fundraising event for around 700 guests, helping to raise thousands of pounds for children’s charity Barnardo’s. Lemar has had ... Read More »