Feva 2013 in Knaresborough – your full what’s on listing

15 July 2013

Mandavi1ReducedThe is the full what’s on listing for Feva 2013 in Knaresborough running from the 9 August to 18 August 2013


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Street Entertainment


Spoken Word


Theatre and Dance


Friday 9 August 2013

  • Bob’s Your Uncle – Market Place – 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

This ever popular children’s entertainer opens feva at noon with fun and magic for all the family. Free

  • Scarecrow Making Workshop – Studio 3 – 10am to noon and 2-4pm

Scarecrow making plus lots of fun for children aged 5 years and over. All scarecrows can be entered in Sunday’s competition. Booking required 07966 173636. £3.50

  • Lions’ Beer Festival – Knaresborough House – 7pm to 11 pm

Knaresborough Lions Club’s annual two-day beer festival kicks off in support of feva, with a wonderful selection of real ales from around the country. Live music from 8pm. Free

  • Larkin Poe – Frazer Theatre – 8pm

After performing with Elvis Costello and Fairport Convention, and playing at the O2, American band Larkin Poe stop off from their European Tour to play the Frazer with their stunning blend of bluegrass, folk, soul, pop and rock. Online booking www.feva.info. £12 (concessions £10)

Saturday 10 August 2013

  • Medieval Playtime – Castle – 11am to 4pm

Medieval fun: try archery, hobby-horse jousting, sword-fighting and crafts. Visit the Castle, museum and sallyport and see birds of prey. Enjoy grizzly stories from Horrible History’s author Terry Deary. Some activities free, others cost one, two or three medieval tokens. Tokens £1 each or 6 for £5.

  • The Y Street Band – Market Place – 11am – 2pm

These popular street entertainers will play feva for the first time, lending their fabulous and individual style to pop and rock favourites. Free

  • RUFC Coaching – Knaresborough Community Centre – 11am

Rugby fun for ages 6 to 60, boys and girls. Professional Carnegie skills coaching to raise awareness of a growing sport. Come and give it a try. Organised by Harrogate Ladies Rugby.Free

  • Lions’ Beer Festival – Knaresborough House – 12 noon to 11 pm

Second day of the Lions’ Beer Festival, featuring the best of British beer. Staged in partnership with feva. Live music all day. Free

  • Jazz in the Garden – Carriages – 12 noon to 5pm

Smooth cool Jazz in the garden at Carriages Restaurant with the delicious All That Jazz band. £12.50. BBQ extra.

  • Drums Agogo Workshop – Calcutt Village Hall – 2.30pm

African drumming workshop with Alison of Drums Agogo – a feva favourite! Suitable for adults and children 8 and over (accompanied by an adult).Booking 01423 880628. £5

  • We’ll Meet Again – Market Place – 4pm

Four Shadows Theatre Company will present a light hearted family show about World War II, featuring singing, dancing and, of course, ukulele playing. Free

  • Desire – Frazer Theatre – 7.30pm

On the 50th anniversary of CS Lewis’ death 3rd Place Theatre Co reveals a fictional history: how a visit to Knaresborough inspired the great man to write one of his most famous sermons, ‘Weight of Glory’, after encountering a stranger with a suitcase of forbidden treasure. £7

  • Angel Voices – St John’s Church – 7.30pm

A wide variety of vocal and choral music to suit all tastes from St John’s Choir and friends. £6 (conc £4)

  • Saturday Night Burlesque feva – Henshaws – 8pm

Fun, froth and fantasy as art meets risqué glamour and great entertainment, when Lily la Belle’s revue delivers an upbeat and electric atmosphere. A mix of music hall and modern performance art. Online booking www.feva.info. £12

Sunday 11 August 2013

  • feva Eucharist – St John’s Church – 10.30am

Mozart’s Coronation Mass (K 317) performed liturgically by St John’s Choir and members of Knaresborough pro Musica. Service by Bishop of Ripon, Rt. Revd. John Packer. Free

  • Drums Agogo – Market Place – 12.30pm

African culture comes to Town as Knaresborough comes alive with the rhythmic beat of tribal drumming. Free

  • Singing Workshop – Gracious Street Methodist Church – 1pm

Learn show tunes with members of Knaresborough Choral Society and conductor Robert Marsh, ending with a performance. Booking knaresboroughchoralsociety@gmail.com. £8, under 18s £4

  • Open Day – Knaresborough Allotments – 1.30pm

Enjoy a stroll through the allotments with all the usual treats of home baking and cream teas, produce and plant stalls, photography competition on ‘Allotment Life’, plus annual scarecrow competition and quiz. £1.50 per family

  • Town Crier Contest – Market Place – 2pm

Town criers from far and wide compete in this popular annual competition in traditional attire. Sponsored by Bowers Funeral Directors. Free

  • Open Mic Day – Carriages – 2pm to 10.30pm

A great deal of musical fun and variety at the Open Mic Day at Carriages. Slots available on advance booking – 01423 867041. Free

  • Hornbeam Molly Workshop – Scout Hall, Castle Yard – 2.30pm

Come and learn traditional molly dancing with local Knaresborough troupe Hornbeam Molly. All ages welcome, both male and female – children accompanied by an adult. 24 places. Free

  • Russell T-Bird – Old Royal Oak – 3pm and 7pm

Sensational keyboard/vocal entertainer plays in the garden. BBQ. Free music

  • Hornbeam Molly – Market Place – 6.30pm

Molly dancing originated in the Fen country in the 18th Century but the tradition is being exuberantly continued by this local group – in distinctive disguise! Free

  • Hope & Social– Holy Trinity Church – 7.30pm

Described as ‘one of the UK’s top five live bands’ (the Independent), six-piece alternative rock band Hope & Social don’t just do gigs, they create memorable events. Think E-Street Band, Bowie, Arcade Fire. Accompanied by local choir Northern Songbirds. Online booking www.feva.info. £10 (concessions £8)

  • Angie Shaw – the Mitre – 8.30pm

Performance by our very own multi-genre, highly regarded local singer/songwriter. Free


Monday 12 August 2013

  • The Great Mandavi – Market Place – 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Back by huge popular demand from the under 10s! Don’t miss this amazing show as the Great Mandavi, Knaresborough’s favourite, once again dices with death. Free

  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey – Frazer Theatre – 2pm

Heart-warming, award winning documentary film about Kevin Clash, the man behind the puppet Elmo, whose creativity made him an outcast before finding a home on Sesame Street. Rated: Exempt. £5 (£4 conc)

  • History Tour – Castle – 2pm

Discover the history of the buildings, street names and characters of Knaresborough’s past on this two-hour walking tour. Starts at the Castle. Book 01423 556188. £4.50 (concessions £3) includes Museum admission.

A Place in History – Library – 7pm

Former Head of BBC Yorkshire and Director of the National Media Museum Colin Philpott will give an illustrated talk about his new book exploring the news stories behind the pictures. £4

  • Flag and Bone Gang – Market Place – 7pm

Come see Morris dancing with a difference as this veiled troupe perform in black and red costumes, and wield both flags and bones. Free

  • Sounds Like Us – Old Royal Oak – 7pm

A local talented guitar vocal duo plus BBQ. Free music

  • Summer Jazz feva – Dower House – 7pm

Rhythm Future play in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in the splendid setting of the Dower House. Price includes two-course barbecue, coffee and music ‘manouche’. £20

  • Calendar Girls – Frazer Theatre – 7.30pm

The Borough Hightimers present Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, based on the Miramax motion picture. Charity calendar on sale. Event sponsored by Cllr Anne Jones. £7


Tuesday 13 August 2013

  • Baby Yoga – Yorkshire Yoga Centre – 10.30am

Music, yoga and relaxation for parents and babies. Suitable from 12 weeks to crawling. Bring lunch to share. Booking essential: 01423 864343. £5

  • Properpunch – Market Place – 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30 pm

Mr Punch performed properly in the grand tradition of outrageous antics. Audience participation is required (oh yes it is!). Free

  • Lunchtime Cadenza Concert – Dower House – 12 noon

Musical treat: one-course lunch and coffee with musical harmony group Cadenza, featuring a range of famous and evocative songs. A perfect midday respite. Book via Dower House. £10

  • Children’s Art & Yoga Workshop – Yorkshire Yoga – 1pm

Summer holiday themed art and yoga workshop for children aged 5 to 11. Booking essential – see above. £5

  • Sound It Out – Frazer Theatre – 2.30pm

This film documents the last surviving vinyl record shop in the North East. Funny, intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role of music. Rated: 12A. £5 (£4 conc)

  • Creepy Castle Storytrail – Library/Castle – 2.30pm

Stories of spooky goings-on in times gone by! Starting at the library and ending at the Castle. For children aged 5 to 8 (must be accompanied). Free but advance booking required at Library

  • Hotspots – Henshaws 2 to 4pm

A lively and fun set or performers, the Hotspots are Henshaws band. Under music leader Shaughan Ferguson they will demonstrate a varied repertoire of pop and rock ‘n’ roll suitable for all the family. £5

  • Dancing with Medusa – Market Place – 6.30pm

An all-female troupe with their male musicians, bring a touch of mystery and elegance to Knaresborough with Gothic Morris dancing. Free

  • Dance feva– Frazer Theatre – 6.30pm

A dazzling display of all types of dance, performed by the talented youngsters of the Studio 3 Dance Workshop. £5 (concessions £4)

  • Gallery of Rogues – Library – 7pm

Gillian Hovel makes a welcome return tofevato demonstrate how the Greek and Roman gods still surround us: tales of gods posing divinely and behaving badly. £4

  • Twilight Tour – Castle – 7.30pm

As the sun goes down, discover the history of the Castle, its kings, queens and nobles and its unexplained events and tales. Book 01423 556188.£4.50 (conc £3)

  • Steve Womack – Old Royal Oak – 8pm

Top singer/songwriter, star of TV and radio in the Garden. All proceeds to Cancer Research. £3 on the door





Wednesday 14 August 2013

  • Orb Live – Orb Arts HQ – 1pm (ends 7.30pm)

Live bands, DJs, amazing sound and lighting, artspace expo, fairground games and exotic fresh garden food, all at venue next to the Frazer Theatre. Free

  • History Tour – Knaresborough Castle – 2pm

Discover the history of the buildings, street names and characters of Knaresborough’s past on this two-hour walking tour. Book 01423 556188.£4.50 (conc £3) includes Museum admission.

  • Alice in Wonderland – Castle – 2.30pm

Studio 3 presents a dance version of Lewis Carroll’s enchanting tale in the delightful setting of Knaresborough Castle Grounds, performed by youngsters upwards from 3 years old. Free

  • Bat Walk – Park Grove Methodist Church – 7.15pm

A talk about the local bat population followed by a walk around Jacob Smith Park with sensor equipment to identify species. Also, Friday 16. £4 or £7 for one adult and three kids

  • Ladies of a Certain Age – Frazer Theatre – 7.30pm

Readings from Jane Austen’s novels are interspersed with insights into the realities of life for women past their first blush of youth in Regency England; presented in History Wardrobe’s inimitable style. Online booking www.feva.info. £10

  • Clogarhythm – Market Place – 6.30pm

An exciting and energy-filled celebration of traditional English clog and step dancing, performed by a local troupe. Free

  • Youcef Preston and Lewis Fieldhouse – So! Bar – 7.30pm

Live performances by two talented singer/songwriters. Yorkshire tapas at extra cost. Free

  • The Stones – Working Men’s Club – 8pm

To celebrate 50 years since the first hit single from the Rolling Stones, feva welcomes Europe’s leading tribute band. Expect all the hits, and a performance like The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band from 1972. Online booking www.feva.info. £12 (concessions £10)

Thursday 15 August 2013

  • Angelina Ballerina – Knaresborough House – 10.30am, 1pm, 3.30pm

The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy invites children to come to a dance class. Highlight will be the appearance of Angelina Ballerina herself who will join the class, pose for photos and give free hugs. Cameras essential! Free

  • Jabberwocky – Market Place – 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Shadow puppet suitcase show. Rough Magic Theatre brings Lewis Carroll’s epic poem to magical life using shadow puppetry and live singing. An enchanting and unusual performance for all ages. Free

  • How to be a Detective – Library – 2.30pm

Want to be a Detective? Now you can learn with After Dark Murder Company. Discover how to solve crimes, tail criminals and look ultra cool in a trench coat with this with interactive workshop. Children 8 – 11. Free but book at the Library in advance. 0845 3005112

  • Titanic Mystery – the Diamond of Death – Library – 7pm

Discover the secrets of the survivors and break the curse of a deadly diamond before it claims another life in this murder mystery adventure, by the After Dark Murder Company. £7.50

  • Tango and Chib’s Acoustic Zone – Old Royal Oak – 7pm

Local talented guitar/vocal duo play in the garden. Free

  • Janey Lee Grace – Gracious Street Methodist Church – 7pm

Janey Lee Grace, Steve Wright’s sidekick on BBC Radio 2 and a top ten singer, shares her story and popular songs from the charts in conversation with Chris Gidney. Online booking www.feva.info. £10 (conc £8)

  • Twilight Castle Tour – Knaresborough Castle – 7.30pm

As the sun goes down, discover the history of the Castle, its kings, queens and nobles and its unexplained events and tales. Book 01423 556188.£4.50 (conc £3)

  • Swing Commanders – Frazer Theatre – 8pm

This international jazz quintet take American Songbook classics from the 30s-to-50s, featuring boogie-woogie, jump jazz to Western Swing, overlaid with lush vocals and hot solos. Online booking www.feva.info. £12 (conc £10)

Friday 16 August 2013

  • Barney Baloney – Market Place – 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Fun for all the family with the welcome return of this fabulous children’s entertainer with his blend of slapstick comedy and magic. Free

  • Chasing Ice – Frazer Theatre – 2.30pm

See the award-winning documentary on the big screen. James Balog’s mission to deploy revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic captures a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Rated: 12A. £5 (conc £4)

  • Miss Dotty’s Specs – Henshaws A&C Centre – 3pm

This hour-long, one-woman show turns a child’s everyday world into a magic land. Draws on popular children’s stories, bringing them to life in a light-hearted and fresh way. £3 (conc £2)

  • Freedom Performing Arts – Market Place – 4pm

There will be dancing in the streets with this ever-popular young local company and their exciting routines. A great crowd pleaser! Free

  • 70s Karaoke and Disco – Old Royal Oak – 7pm

Prizes for best singers and best dressed. BBQ. Free music

  • Bat Walk – Park Grove Methodist Church – 7.15pm

Also Wednesday, this is the second chance to hear more about the local bat population on a walk around Jacob Smith Park. £4 or £7 for one adult and three kids

  • Murder Ancient and Modern – Library – 7.30pm

Historical crime author Edward Marston and contemporary crime author Judith Cutler will entertain the audience while comparing techniques for writing about crime in the past and in the present. £7

  • Gilmore and Roberts – Henshaws – 8pm

Twice-nominated for BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound. Online booking www.feva.info. £10 (concessions £8)

Saturday 17 August 2013

  • Jeepers Creepers – Market Place – 11.15am, 2.15pm

Be amazed by the entertaining magic of Mr Jeepers Creepers, a member of the Magic Circle and International Brotherhood of Magicians! Free

  • Picnic in the Park – Knaresborough House – 12 noon – 5pm

feva’sfantastic, free open-air concert in this stunning natural amphitheatre. Hosted by the brilliant DJ Trev, this year’s bands are The Wilde, Plosnat Society and back by popular demand, Barcode Zebra. There’s no drink or food stalls so bring your own. Sponsored by Knaresborough Lions. Free

  • Cartoon Food – Henshaws – 5pm

A four-piece acoustic band who strive to craft the best songs for the enjoyment of others – and, of course, for themselves! Free

  • Basically Bach – St John’s Church – 7.30pm

Festival favourite: Baroque music from Knaresborough pro Musica with Richard and Chloe Fletcher playing Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. Tickets from Castlegate Books, 01423 862222 or on door. £12 (conc £10, students £5)

  • Guys and Dolls – Frazer Theatre – 7.30pm

First night of the Knaresborough Players’ production of the classic musical of gangsters, gamblers and the New York underworld. A show full of wit, humour and great songs (also 22, 23, 24 August). £8 (concessions £6)


  • Post Picnic Blues – Henshaws – 7.30pm

The Bluestars perform acoustic numbers from 1920’s Blues to the Drifters to Dylan – the bare bones of acoustic guitar accompaniment and the raw emotion of their harmonies. £6

Sunday 18 August 2013

  • Nidderdale Greenway Walk – Conyngham – 10 am

5-mile walk to Ripley, and 5 miles back! Make own arrangements to return from Ripley if you don’t fancy the whole route. Bring packed lunches and suitable footwear. Book on 01423 866987. Free

  • Beside the Seaside – Henshaws – 11am

Craft Fair with a fun seaside theme includes donkey rides, face painting, children’s trail and free children’s craft activities. Free

  • Bob’s Your Uncle – Market Place – 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Children will love this popular entertainer’s fun-filled magic show on during Sunday. Free


  • Beneath the Sky – Holy Trinity Church – 3pm

The Yorkshire Wind Orchestra presents aprogramme of music inspired by flight, space and the cosmos. Take a musical flight above the North York Moors and then via Jupiter and Mars, to a galaxy far, far away. Online booking www.feva.info. £8 (concessions £6)

  • fevaCider Fest – Old Royal Oak – 5pm

BBQ in the garden with lots of different ciders to try, and live music.Free music

  • Sophisticated feva – Carriages – 6pm

An evening of luxurious dining complimented by champagne and fine musical entertainment from ‘The Song Birds’. 01423 867041.£47.50 per head.

  • £1Entry Day – Knaresborough Castle – 11am – 4pm

Enjoy discounted entry to discover the King’s Chamber, dungeon and sallyport, experience life in a castle, see the Tudor courtroom and learn about the Town’s colourful characters. £1

  • Area 40 – The Mitre – 8.30pm

Local band Area 40 performs an eclectic mix of styles at this End of feva Party. Free

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