Executive Producer leaves Harrogate Theatre after 10-years service

Kevin Jamieson takes up a new role in Manchester from Harrogate Theatre

Kevin Jamieson has left Harrogate Theatre after 10-years to become Senior Producer at a new culture hub in Manchester called HOME Jasper Gilbert has also been appointed as Technical Director and Head of Production. Both will be involved in delivering the artistic aims of the organisation, with Jasper Gilbert working across theatre, visual art and film, and Kevin Jamieson on ... Read More »

Harrogate District’s success in Yorkshire in Bloom Awards


The Yorkshire in Bloom awards, which took place on Tuesday 16 September, have proven to be a ‘blooming’ success for the Harrogate district with three category wins, four Discretionary Yorkshire Rose Award Winners and 15 Medals awarded across the district. The following towns and villages took the following category wins and awards: Village: Spofforth – Gold Medal and category winner ... Read More »

A match with chemistry


The Royal Institution, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Harrogate International Festivals bring the Modern Alchemist touring lecture to Harrogate. A spectacular display of fireballs and amazing chemical reactions feature at the event, sponsored by the Royal Institution and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The show, which takes place on 13 October, is free to schools across the region at ... Read More »

Success for Sasso in Harrogate


Family-run Italian restaurant Sasso, which has been open in Harrogate for the past 16 years, is one of just three restaurants in the spa town to be featured in the 2015 Good Food Guide. The Princes Square Italian eaterie is named after chef/joint owner Stefano Lancellotti’s home town in northern Italy, an hour’s drive from Florence. Six years ago Stefano, ... Read More »

Dirty Stops Out – Dj Trev’s “Wake me up when September ends” guide to a good night in bed, or a good night trying to get into someone else’s bed

Dj Trev from Harrogate

Last week I started doing my monthly quiz at Lure and remarkably – particularly given that I went on about it at some length in last weeks column and the column only got published the day AFTER the quiz took place – quite a few of you actually came to it… I mean, I’m not even being sarcastic, it was ... Read More »

The key to health, wealth and happiness

Neuroscientist Dr Sandrine Thuret

Salon North explores the secrets to life itself as it launches its first ever series: Health, Wealth and Happiness. Salon – London’s most talked about night out – is brought north by Harrogate International Festivals to enable Yorkshire audiences to take a lateral look at subjects from an art, science and psychological perspective. The revolutionary movement for the heart and ... Read More »

Literary hounds bay for more

Release the Hounds is straining at the leash with its programme of events for year two of this exciting festival. Performance poets of national standing bring their literary talents to Knaresborough from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 September 2014. Release The Hounds is the creation of DRAMA graduate Stephanie Jones. Having achieved her Masters in “Devising for Performance” Stephanie has ... Read More »

Dirty stops out – the column that gives you extra

Dj Trev in Rehab in Harrogate

Dirty Stops Out – Dj Trev forgot to change the headline of last week’s column and it slipped through the net of the strict editorial process; so in an attempt to avoid the confusion it caused, whilst taking advantage of lax editorial controls, this column is now “The Column that gives you extra inches” Tonight I am restarting my quiz. ... Read More »

Learn to Rock Up and Sing with Tour de France choir

Rock up and sing Harrogate

A group of community choirs which performed at the official Tour de France gala dinner is inviting potential new members to come to its rehearsals this September. Rock Up and Sing! is a group of four choirs in Harrogate and one in Skipton with members of all ages, from teenagers in the Youth Choir to the young-at-heart in the adult ... Read More »