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An Evening with Sunny Ormonde

An Evening with Sunny Ormonde

Sunny has been playing the “outrageous and raunchy Lilian Bellamy” in Radio 4’s The Archers since 2000 and has become one of listeners’ most favourite characters. Her antics have kept the nation gripped and entertained, whether it be riding round Ambridge on a Harley Davidson, drinking the Bull and Cider Shed dry with Eddie Grundy, or absconding to Costa Rica with her beloved and very recently departed Tiger! Join us for an entertaining and absorbing evening with Sunny where she will fill you in on all the behind the scenes stories about the world’s longest running soap opera — an evening of anecdotes, banter, and favourite pieces from Sunny’s long and distinguished acting career — humorous and touching in turn. You don’t have to be an Archers listener to enjoy this highly entertaining evening. There is something for everyone! Plus a question and answer session about the making of The Archers.  And last but not least — a prize for  the most original Archers question!

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Wednesday 21 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Anna & Andreas Andersson

Anna & Andreas Andersson

ANNA & ANDREAS ANDERSSON A Scargill House Jazz & Gospel Experience Scargill House, Kettlewell 4.00pm – Gospel Workshop 5.00pm – Cream Tea & Garden Tour 7.00pm – Concert Join us in exploring the sounds, rhythms & spirit of Jazz & Gospel music. Internationally acclaimed musicians Anna & Andreas Weister Andersson will guide you through an evening of depth and joy. Originals and improvisations mixed with ’classics’ will ensure an exciting and playful time in the atmospheric Scargill House Chapel. Special guests will bring poetry and stories adding further flavour. Enhance your experience by joining the Choir workshop & afternoon tea including strawberries, fizz and a tour of the beautiful gardens.

Tickets:  £20 – Workshop, Cream Tea & Concert £15 – Cream Tea & Concert £10 – Concert Only

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Tuesday 27 Jun 20174:00pm Book Now (Worksop, Cream Tea & Concert)
Tuesday 27 Jun 20175:00pm Book Now (Cream Tea & Concert)
Tuesday 27 Jun 20177:00pm Book Now (Concert Only)

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin'  Fiddles

We are delighted to welcome back Blazin’ Fiddles, undoubtedly one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Over the last 17 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions, from Scotland’s Highlands and islands, and the individual style from each fiddler — Inverness’ Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander Jenna Reid, Nairn’s Rua Macmillan, and Orcadian Kristan Harvey — in a blend of ensemble and solo sets. Fiddles and bows come alight atop guitar and piano from Anna Massie and Angus Lyon, delivering a musically intoxicating evening for all. Whatever the hall — be it in a Highland village or London’s Royal Albert — this legendary, multi award-winning act never fails to set the hearts of their audiences alight.

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Friday 16 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Bramble Napskins plus Maia

Bramble Napskins plus Maia

The Bramble Napskins are a carnivalesque cacophony of life and sound. They’ve thrown it all into the cauldron and what’s come out is a party they want everyone to attend. With saxophone, flute, clarinet, accordion, electric guitar, bass and drums, they’re an orchestra brimming with young, fierce energy, all underpinning the piercing soprano tones  of the lead vocalist. Self-proclaimed ‘Sci-fi folk’ evangelists Maia formed in 2009 as experimental acoustic alchemists playing whatever instruments were lying around. They are known for their genrebusting mix of sweet, stunning vocal harmonies over funky blissed out grooves; punctuated by echoing banjo, guitar, shimmering mandolins, spooky brass and keyboards.

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Saturday 17 Jun 20178:30pm Book Now

Clare Teal & her Hollywood Orchestra

Clare Teal & her Hollywood Orchestra
Accompanied by her 17 piece Hollywood Orchestra, and conducted by world class trumpeter, composer and arranger Guy Barker, award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter, Clare Teal presents ‘The Ella Fitzgerald Legacy’. 2017 marks the original first lady of song’s centenary and Clare explores the many facets of Ella Fitzgerald as well as Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson and Peggy Lee and the timeless classics penned by the legendary musical storytellers of the last 100 years, and celebrates giants of the Great American and British Songbooks through to the work of more contemporary writers crafting the standards of today plus Clare’s own original compositions. The eclectic song list, with music from Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Tim Rice to Sting, includes ‘Mack The Knife’, ‘Let’s Do It Let’s Fall In Love’, ‘Manhattan’,  ‘Sans Souci’, ‘Secret Love’, ‘Feeling Good’, ‘Lush Life’, ‘It Might As Well Be Spring’, ‘Wild Is The Wind’ and ‘Paradisi Carousel’. As the UK’s Queen of Swing, Clare Teal’s concerts are renowned across the country for their energetic exuberance and ‘The Ella Fitzgerald Legacy’ promises an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment, performed by the very best.

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Thursday 29 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Craven College Performing Arts

Craven College Performing Arts
Craven College return to the Octagon with their BTEC Year 2 students presenting their end of year show. This has been a regular feature of the Fringe in recent years with a number of Craven College students going on to become regulars in local theatre groups. Please come along and take this great opportunity to support young, local talent.

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Tuesday 20 Jun 20177:00pm Book Now

Derek Eland

Derek Eland

In April 2016, British artist Derek Eland, a former Captain in the British Army’s Paras and official war artist on the front line in Afghanistan, became the first ever artist in residence at Everest Base Camp, living in a temporary community with 1,000 people as they prepared to climb to the summit. During his time there, he created a unique confessional style “diary room” and asked everyone there to write down what Everest meant to them. The material he collected included hundreds of raw and confessional handwritten accounts, photographs, social media and video. Join Derek as he shares his thought-provoking and moving experience of his 6-week residency. The Everest project has been covered by the world’s media and the evening will be a fascinating exploration into the question: what it’s like to be ‘human’ in the harsh environment of Base Camp

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Tuesday 20 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Dry Stone Walling (Intermediates)

Dry Stone Walling (Intermediates)

The first thing you notice about the Dales are  the walls! Come and improve your skills on a working farm with Dales Master Craftsman Ian Daggett. Please bring suitable footwear (no trainers), sturdy gloves and a packed lunch. Advance booking essentia

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Saturday 24 Jun 201710:00am Book Now

Dry Stone Walling - Beginners

Dry Stone Walling - Beginners
The first thing you notice about the Dales are the walls! Come and find out the basics of building them on a working farm with Dales Master Craftsman Ian Daggett. Please bring suitable footwear (no trainers), sturdy gloves and a packed lunch

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Saturday 17 Jun 201710:00am Book Now

Explore Threshfield Quarry

Explore Threshfield Quarry

Join Dales volunteers (YDNPA) on this 3.7 mile (6km) guided walk to discover the recent work that has taken place by conservationists to regenerate this previous industrial site on a scale never before seen in this area. With new access routes and opportunities for wildlife, this site demonstrates what can be achieved after the quarrymen have left. This is a moderate walk with some steep gradients, stiles and very uneven loose stone surfaces. Dress for the Dales Weather: bring sensible footwear, waterproofs, sun screen, snack and drink. No Dogs. Advance booking essential

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Sunday 25 Jun 201710:30am Book Now

Explore the Dales

Explore the Dales

Meet at the Fountaine Inn for a bacon sandwich before setting off on a guided 5 mile (8.5km) circular walk over Linton moor and on to Cracoe. (Bring cash for any refreshments at the mid-way stop there). Return to the Fountaine Inn for a two course meal. Well behaved dogs are welcome on a short lead. Dress for Dales weather: bring sensible footwear, waterproofs, sun screen, and a drink. Advance booking essential.

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Friday 23 Jun 201710:30am Book Now

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

This delightful family film (PG) reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.

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Saturday 17 Jun 20172:00pm Book Now

Gala Concert 2017

Gala Concert 2017
Europe in the 18th century is a continent obsessed with exploring outwards; Alessandro Volta revolutionizes our knowledge of Electricity, James Hutton explains the creation of planets and on the 8th  August 1786 Balmat and the Paccard reach the summit of the continent by conquering Mont Blanc. The same year Mozart composes one of classical music’s most enduring works, the serenade Eine Kleine Nacht Musik. As the explorations of Volta, Hutton, Balmat and Paccard expose myth, superstition and rumour to the light of truth so Mozart’s composition shines with the clarity, confidence and outward beauty of this Age of Enlightenment. At the same time Haydn writes his C Major Cello Concerto, a work full of vivacity and virtuosic brilliance, for his long term friend Joseph Franz Weigl. Haydn records the composition in his catalogue but the work then vanishes to be discovered in the Prague National Archives in 1961 through the explorations of musicologist Oldrich Pulkert. One hundred years after Haydn and the exploration is less outward as the gaze turns inward. Freud coins the terms id and ego and explores how our desires and wants are coded in our subconscious whilst Marx tries to devise a political system that tries to address the abstraction that working people feel from their labour. This world is perfectly capture by the music of Arnold Schoenberg, it is music where aesthetic perfection fades and as tonality creaks at the seams we look beyond the façade at the real truth underneath. International cellist Raphael Wallfisch and former BBC Music Fellow Ben Crick join Skipton Building Society Camerata in the fantastic surroundings of Bolton Abbey Priory for this programme that explores both our world and ourselves. The programme: Mozart          Eine Kleine Nacht Musik Haydn           Cello Concerto in C Schoenberg   Verklärte Nacht

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Sunday 18 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Grassington Heritage Trail

Grassington Heritage Trail
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has two main purposes — to protect and conserve the National Park and to help others share and enjoy it. Join their experienced Dales Volunteers on this approx. 3 mile (5km) guided walk around Grassington’s historical and industrial past taking in the River Wharfe and the Parish Church at Linton before returning to explore the lesser known parts of the village. This is an easy walk with some minor gradients and uneven ground. Dress for the Dales Weather: bring sensible footwear, waterproofs, sun screen, snack and drink. No Dogs. Advance booking essential

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Tuesday 20 Jun 20172:00pm Book Now

INWARD Festival Bus

INWARD Festival Bus

From 16th June to the 1st July and in partnership with Grasssington Hub and The Wharfedale Packhorse a Festival Bus will run each evening as needed from Skipton to Grassington and back after the show.

6.30pm Departs Skipton (outside the Library)
Tickets: £5 single / £8 return
£4 / £6 concession (OAP & U16s)

Please Note: If you require a bus ticket both to the festival and back again you must book your outward ticket seperately. Click HERE to book your outward Festival Bus journey now. The return ticket prices are adjusted automatically after adding both journey's to your basket

Please book at least two weeks in advance and direct any questions to the Festival Box Office on 01756 752691.

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Friday 16 Jun 20176:30pm Book Now
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John Watterson Presents...

John Watterson Presents...

John Watterson is the UK’s leading performer of the work of the late Jake Thackray, the irreverent Leeds born singer who inspired a generation of musicians, comedians and satirists. Having toured with the Fairports and appeared at Cropredy, Latitude and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, John returns to Burnsall with his latest show, a hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the life and songs of one of Yorkshire’s finest and funniest wordsmiths. Highly entertaining whether you are discovering Jake for the first time, or an ardent fan.

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Friday 23 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
National icon Jools Holland needs little introduction as a renowned composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster. He’s earned his place in our hearts as much for his acclaimed TV shows across four decades — including his legendary Hootenanny performances — as he has for his outstanding big band rhythm and blues collaborations with award winning artists spanning many generations of music history.  We’re delighted to welcome Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra back to Grassington after a sell-out performance in 2013. Get your tickets now — be part of this dazzling night!

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Tuesday 27 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Last Night Party - Bananarama

Last Night Party - Bananarama
We are delighted to announce that the 80’s smash hit group, Bananarama, will headline our Last Night Party and end Grassington Festival 2017 in spectacular style. Bananarama, who will perform with original members, Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin, and their 4 piece band, celebrated their 30th Anniversary in 2012 and their achievements speak for themselves. They have two Band Aid appearances under their belt and an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful female band worldwide with the most charting singles, all of which were international hits. To date they have had 32 Top 40 UK hits, including Venus, Cruel Summer and Robert de Niro’s Waiting, and have released 10 albums and sold 30 million records. We are delighted they will be helping us celebrate our last night, so get ready for an amazing night to boogie and let your hair down. Please note this is a standing event

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Saturday 1 Jul 20177:00pm Book Now

Lead Mining Archaeology

Lead Mining Archaeology

Join the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Archaeologist on this 4.3 mile (6.92km) guided walk exploring the remains of the lead mining on Grassington Moor and learn about the mining related activities. Visit the remains of shafts, adits, ore dressing, lead smelting, the reprocessing of spoil heaps and water management. Discuss some of the issues in the present management of the landscape and the work of the YDNPA and English Heritage. This is an easy walk with some gradients and uneven ground. Dress for the Dales weather: bring sensible footwear, waterproofs, sun screen, snack and drink. No dogs or unaccompanied children but the walk is suitable for families. Advance booking essential.

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Saturday 17 Jun 20172:00pm Book Now

Live At The Festival Hall (16+ Only)

Live At The Festival Hall

Compered by Rachel Fairburn, this is a feast of stand-up  comedy not to be missed.


RACHEL FAIRBURN. Sweet as chocolate and  twice as dark, Rachel Fairburn’s comedy treads the line between kitchen sink confessional and a bleakness unmatched by her peers. She’s been a finalist of several prestigious competitions including Funny Women, City Life Comedian of the Year, NATY’S, English Comedian of the Year and the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award

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JASPER CROMWELL-JONES. Privileged and ever so slightly pompous Jasper Cromwell Jones, hapless explorer who tours the country recounting details of his latest (and usually disastrous) expedition. His blissful ignorance, upper class social standing and loveable dope personality, combine beautifully to create a character where audiences are happy to tag along for the ride.


MATTHEW OSBORN. Hugely popular with audiences and highly respected by fellow comedians, Matthew Osborn’s sardonic performances never disappoint. A comic on the up with an ever growing and critically acclaimed presence on the UK comedy circuit as well as regular appearances on TV and radio.


EDD HEDGES. With an incredibly endearing stage presence, Essex-boy, Edd Hedges, has a natural affinity with his audiences and since winning So You Think You’re Funny in 2013 his career has skyrocketed. Edd has taken the UK circuit by storm performing his unique style of ridiculous anecdotes.


JOE BOR.  Joe Bor is one of Britain’s top circuit comedians. He has been a finalist in several national comedy competitions including English Comedian of The Year and is a regular booking on the UK Festival circuit including Latitude. His dry wit and natural rapport with an audience make him a firm favourite on the international comedy scene.


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Sunday 25 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Mark Bamforth

Mark Bamforth
After the outstanding success of his one man Tony Hancock show in 2015, Mark returns to the Fringe with an evening of Beckett one-act plays. The full programme is under development but will likely include “Krapp’s Last Tape” and “Catastrophe”, Beckett’s 1982 play dedicated to Vaclav Havel, the Czech dissident playwright and later president of the Czech Republic. Running time 90 minutes.

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Sunday 18 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Meghann Clancy

Meghann Clancy

The songs of Grassington-born Meghann Clancy can be described in just one word: captivating. Featuring strong pop sensibilities delivered with charm, energy and heart, and drawing diverse influence from folk, country, pop and rock, Meghann has been compared to the likes of such artists as Carole King, Katie Melua and Tori Amos. This special show previews her new album Lost & Found, in an exclusive full-length performance. Opening the event is emerging talent George Hodgson, a singer-songwriter from West Yorkshire. Moving from powerful and gritty, to delicate and intimate, George’s incredible vocals will delight

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Saturday 17 Jun 20176:30pm Book Now

Morgan & West's Magic Show

Morgan & West's Magic Show

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!  Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyperreality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!

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Sunday 18 Jun 20172:00pm Book Now

Newton Faulkner

Newton Faulkner
We are delighted to be welcoming for the first time the unique and world renowned singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner. Newton is known for his incredible guitar playing talent and the power and purity of his voice. He has a unique playing style that enables him to produce a bewildering array of percussive effects on his instrument and an amazing gift of totally captivating his audience as soon as he starts to play. He has produced five albums and will be performing all the classic hits from his extensive repertoire of outstanding music. He released his debut #1 album Hand Built by Robots in 2007 which sold a million copies and spent a year in the Top 40. He released three singles from this album, the beautiful Dream Catch Me, the unbelievably catchy I Need Something and the atmospheric Teardrop. The follow-up, Rebuilt By Humans, was a tribute to the surgeons who saved his career after his right wrist was shattered in a freak mishap in the French Alps. His third album, the upbeat Write In On Your Skin, gave him a second chart-topper in 2012, followed by 2013’s Studio Zoo and in 2015 his latest studio album Human Love. He consistently delivers outstanding performances on stage and is very much at home headlining large festivals. Regardless of the size of his audience, he has a very special talent of making these big venues feel intimate and leaving his listeners spellbound. He is a natural live performer who immediately connects with his audience, holding them in the palm of his hand from his very first note to his last. This is a concert not to be missed. (Please note that this is a standing event)

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Friday 30 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

OUTWARD Festival Bus

OUTWARD Festival Bus

From 16th June to the 1st July and in partnership with Grasssington Hub and The Wharfedale Packhorse a Festival Bus will run each evening as needed from Skipton to Grassington and back after the show.

10.30pm Departs Grassington (from the Square)
Tickets: £5 single / £8 return
£4 / £6 concession (OAP & U16s)

Please Note: If you require a bus ticket both to the festival and back again you must book your inward ticket seperately. Click HERE to book your inward Festival Bus journey now. The return ticket prices are adjusted automatically after adding both journey's to your basket.

Please book at least two weeks in advance and direct any questions to the Festival Box Office on 01756 752691.

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Friday 16 Jun 201710:30pm Book Now
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Otello

Otello

Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by  Keith Warner.

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Wednesday 28 Jun 20177:15pm Book Now

Patrick Baddeley

Patrick Baddeley

Join Patrick Baddeley as he gives an enlightening account of his recent 1,500 mile “K Walk” across India to raise funds for a charity close to his heart, Future Hope, which provides a safe home and a loving family environment for street children in Kolkata, India. His journey took him from Kanya Kunari at the very southern tip of India up to the east coast in Kolkata and was dubbed the “K Walk” in memory of his late daughter, Katie. Hear about the wonderful work of Future Hope as well as the places he visited on his epic adventure and the inspirational people he met along the way.

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Tuesday 27 Jun 20171:00pm Book Now

Rails in the Dales

Rails in the Dales

Local author, David Joy, is a former editor of The Dalesman and has written more than 40 books, mainly on railways and the Dales. His enthusiasm started at Grassington station during its last years, when he was allowed to ‘help’ in the signal-box and ride the footplate on the daily goods train. His talk about the railways in eight Yorkshire Dales will detail the diverse lines that once served a region noted for its magnificent scenery and unique character.

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Friday 23 Jun 20173:00pm Book Now

Raven

Raven
Raven are delighted to return to their favourite festival, having performed at Moonbeams Festival, Beverley Folk Festival and Cornucopia Festival, they love the special atmosphere of Grassington. These multi-talented instrumentalists blend their original music, inspired by nature, life and love with enchanting harmonies and infectious melodies taking you on a journey through a fusion of rootsy folk, beautiful acapella and crunchy chords. “This sextet of vibrant women doing something they clearly love is irresistible” – Yorkshire Post Magazine Tickets: £8 / £5 Students & U16s

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Saturday 1 Jul 20174:30pm Book Now

Ray Snape

Ray Snape

Memories of an Household Cavalry Man.


An entertaining peep behind the scenes of pomp and pageantry. In the early 1950s, Ray Snape served with The Royal Horseguards (The Blues, now The Blues and Royals). Come and join Ray for this interesting illustrated talk over morning coffee and explore the world famous tradition of the Household Cavalry. Ray will be delighted to answer your questions.

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Monday 19 Jun 201711:00am Book Now

Richard Bellerby

Richard Bellerby

The climate is changing and scientific consensus pins the blame on human interference in the natural carbon cycle. Climate change will have a disproportionate effect on global systems altering weather patterns and the distribution of heat and water, acidifying the oceans and threatening food security. Should we be concerned and who  will be the winners and the losers? Join Richard Bellerby, locally educated at Arncliffe Primary and Ermysted’s Grammar Schools and now Climate and Oceans Professor in Shanghai, China and Bergen, Norway, for a discussion on climate and ocean change.

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Thursday 29 Jun 20171:00pm Book Now

Richard Darn

Richard Darn

Join us for an illuminating journey through  the night sky by life-long amateur astronomer, Richard Darn. Richard was part of the team responsible for the designation of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park  by the International Dark Sky Association, the recognised world authority on light pollution, and he also helped launch the remarkable Kielder Observatory. As well as running a high profile astro tourism training project called Animating Dark Skies in North East England, he has been involved with other similar dark skies initiatives in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. His numerous TV and radio appearances include the BBC’s Sky at Night and Stargazing Live.

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Wednesday 28 Jun 20171:00pm Book Now (Sold Out)

Scottish Sock Puppet Theatre

Scottish Sock Puppet Theatre

Starring at the Edinburgh Fringe and touring internationally since 2007, delighting audiences from Aberdeen to Adelaide — Earth’s funniest footwear return to the Dale with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence, taking on The Bard Of Avon himself. A show of comedy and culture featuring Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and the Two Gentlesocks Of Verruca. The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre is a comedy act that has to be seen to be believed. Don’t miss this opportunity to share one of the truly great comic inventions of our time. Laugh your socks off!!!

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Tuesday 20 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Skerryvore

Skerryvore

Back on the remote Scottish island of Tiree in 2005, the raw but contemporary trad quartet that formed Skerryvore could have only dreamed that over the next decade they would become a multi-award winning act that was performing in over 25 countries worldwide and featured as ambassadors for their country in an International advertising campaign for Visit Scotland. From those traditional roots the band have developed both in size and sound to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs with the urban sounds of rock, pop and funk. With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmerising voice of award winning singer-songwriter, Alec Dalglish, Skerryvore have become an international sensation. See this international sensation now!


Skerryvore are supported by the hugely talented Edwina Hayes, “the sweetest voice in England” (Nanci Griffith).

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Saturday 24 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Snake Davis & The Suspicions

Snake Davis & The Suspicions
Snake Davis is well known for his solos on the hits of M-People, Lisa Stansfield and Take That but is at his happiest and fieriest when out doing his own thing live. With their soulful playing, sax led versions of Stax, Motown and Atlantic classics, the Northern Soul scene has embraced The Suspicions, and when you see them perform it’s easy to understand why. They are renowned as the best soul band performing live in the UK today with Snake’s searing Junior Walker-inspired sax, the sumptuous vocals of Doreen Edwards and Sue Quinn, trumpet and a killer rhythm section. Performing classics such as “Tainted Love”, “Sweetest Feeling”, “Green Onions”, “Love is Serious Business” and “Do I Love You”, all great to listen to, even better to dance to. They are joined by the UK’s hottest rising sax star, 18-year-old Jess Gillam, who made history in 2016 as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year. Truly multi-award winning, she was recently featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine.

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Thursday 22 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Spitting Feathers (16+ Only)

Spitting Feathers

A personal view of things that delight, irritate, outrage and enrapture the poet or photographer (Dave is both!) shown through his poetry, photography and performance, aided and abetted by local stage star Paula and some mystery guests…

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Thursday 22 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Studs & Crooks

Studs & Crooks

Join Victoria and Jamie for an illuminating event that brings to life one of our finest Yorkshire Dales institutions, Kilnsey Show. This engaging talk will uncover the thrills and humorous tales of this historical show which is now in its 120th year — from the stud marks of the runners tackling the gravity defying fell race, to the daredevil harness racers. The only crooks you’ll hear about are those which belong to the shepherds and farmers who have come together at this iconic location for hundreds of years. With a story round every corner, locals Victoria and Jamie celebrate the passion and pride of the local people who have always ensured that the show goes on! There will be a book signing after the event.

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Monday 19 Jun 20173:00pm Book Now

Stuff

Stuff

STUFF is a love story but not one you have seen a million times before, this is another kind of love story, maybe everybody’s love story. STUFF is playful, funny, sad and familiar. Lead clown for Cirque du Soleil, Sean Kempton, mixes comedy, mime, clowning and the odd bit of dance in this non-verbal 60 minute solo show about love, developed from interviews of people from the ages of 6 through to 84 on the subjects of Love and human connection.  The result is a highly energetic and entertaining physical piece that takes its audience on a journey through the fragility, hilarity and awkwardness that love can sometimes entail.

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Friday 16 Jun 20176:00pm Book Now

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes
We are delighted to present Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, Illyria’s cheekiest show ever! Based on the timeless Hans Christian Andersen story, Illyria first performed the show in 2000 when it was Critic’s Choice at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and attracted multiple 5-star reviews on a sellout UK tour. The Emperor is a lovely man, but he’s not the best judge of char­acter. What keeps him sane is the monthly Grand Parade at which he wears his newest outfit. When two swindlers offer him the ability to identify competence by making him clothes which only the wise can see, what price will he have to pay? Will he end up losing his crown jewels? When someone spins a yarn must everyone be taken in? Illyria, now in their 26th season, return with one of the most famous cautionary tales ever told. As in many of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories, beneath the tale’s fancy clothes lies something more meaningful; human weak­nesses are satirised mercilessly; a capacity for loving is the highest value. There are larger-than-life characters, and an ending that will leave you laughing helplessly. [NB – there is NO nudity in the production. Although one of the actors may be a little chilly…)

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Friday 30 Jun 20176:00pm Book Now

The Heath Quartet

The Heath Quartet
The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet are fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. In May 2013 they became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music they were selected for representation by YCAT, were awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship and in 2012 won Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Heath Quartet regularly enjoy working with a host of talented collaborators including Anna Caterina Antonacci, James Baillieu, Ian Bostridge, Adrian Brendel, Michael Collins, Colin Currie, Stephen Hough, Sunwook Kim, Richard Lester, Joanna MacGregor, Aleksandar Madzar, Anthony Marwood, Mark Padmore, Lawrence Power, Carolyn Sampson, Jamie Walton and the Tokyo Quartet, plus even venturing into the world of jazz with a ‘Wigmore Late’ concert together with saxophonist Trish Clowes and pianist Gwilym Simcock. Strong exponents of contemporary music, the Quartet have also worked with several leading composers including Hans Abrahamsen, Louis Andriessen, Brett Dean, Anthony Gilbert, Sofia Gubaidulina, Steven Mackey and John Musto. They took part in the European première of Steve Mackey’s ‘Gaggle and Flock’ for string octet, the world première of John Musto’s ‘Another Place’ with Carolyn Sampson at the Wigmore Hall as well as receiving unanimous critical acclaim for their performance of Ligeti’s Quartet No.2 and Thomas Ades’ ‘Arcadiana’ for The Park Lane Group at the Purcell Room. The Heath Quartet members are Professors of Chamber Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, individually holding instrumental teaching posts in the faculty. We are delighted to welcome them to Scargill House in Kettlewell, with one of the best acoustics in the north of England, and this is a concert not to be missed. The programme: Beethoven Opus 18/3 Bartok Quartet No 2 Beethoven Opus 59/1

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Sunday 25 Jun 20173:30pm Book Now

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

Reckless Sleepers create original theatre pieces, installation projects and interventions that both entertain and challenge audiences, viewers and participants. The Last Supper is a performance piece tackling notions around death, fame, immortality and myth where the last words of the famous, the infamous, the not so famous, criminals, victims, heroes, heroines and stars are spoken and then eaten. With real, invented, futuristic and past scenarios, The Last Supper is part performance, part meal, made up of half-remembered words and the forgotten last requests of death row inmates. The audience is limited to just 39 places so early booking is essential.

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Friday 23 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

The Moonbeams

The Moonbeams
The Moonbeams are based in the Yorkshire Dales and play contemporary folk based music reflecting their love of the landscapes and life of our beautiful Dales. Making music rooted deep in the countryside, willingly tied to the landscape, alert to the changing seasons and sensitive to the creatures that share the environment with our complicated human hearts. Music that evokes the beauty of the landscape and lifestyle of the people. Music to listen to while dreaming and reflecting on the better things of life.

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Thursday 29 Jun 20177:30pm Book Now

The Ukulele Orchestra of GB

The Ukulele Orchestra of GB
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure. ‘Heresy II Heritage’, their new tour, charts the Uke’s rise from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to the Royal Albert Hall. The Ukes of GB have performed for the British Royal Family, the BBC Proms, Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall, but heretics they remain, poking fun at the cultural elite, defying you to believe their own hype, bemused by all the hot air. On an ongoing “hand-luggage only” world tour, the Ukes provide pure entertainment, dead-pan British humour and irresistible foot-tapping music. They are masters of the unexpected, whether re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical music favourites, uncovering quirky versions of rock covers, or playing the performers’ own all-original compositions. With glowing reviews: “Iconoclastic. Unabashed genre crashing antics. Nothing is spoof proof.” Sunday Times “Most people have to die before they become immortal. These ukulele superstars have no such worries.” New Musical Express We guarantee that this will be an evening you will not forget!

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Wednesday 28 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Three

Three

As part of our Day of Stories, Half Moon presents a Wrongsemble production featuring three wishes, three witches, three sisters, three pigs, three bears, three musketeers...Three singing actors weave together famous tales, which all feature the elusive number three! Jump on board the ingenious and cleverly crafted wagon of fairytales in this spellbinding new musical play for children aged 3-8 and their families.

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Tim Harper

Tim Harper
In September 2014, Ripon Cathedral appointed Mr. Timothy Harper to the position of Assistant Director of Music. Tim was Assistant Organist at Birmingham Cathedral, having previously held organ scholarships at Clare College, Cambridge, Canterbury Cathedral, and St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Hebden is pleased to welcome this new, outstanding organist to play the Harrison and Harrison organ

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Sunday 18 Jun 20172:30pm Book Now