Sunday, 31 July 2011

14th August 2011 Volkswagen Festival at Harewood House

See thousands of VW's of all ages on display for a lively motoring event. There will be Live Graffiti and Airbrushing artists at work, show and shine compeition, childrens fun fair and face painting, live music & entertainment, club displays and stands and a beer tent and food stalls.
Should you have an old VW you can have it graffitied by professionals made into a work of art. visit for tickets or

Harewood house launches a book shop with a difference
The new read and recycle book shop opens 1st of August 2011 proceeds from the book shop will be put back into the trust maintaining all of the Harewood estate. The book shop is currently looking for volunteers to run the shop from 11am to 3pm every day and they are appealing for stock (DVD's, books and CD's) and these can be dropped off at the visitor reception at the main gate. for more information on joining the team ring Personel Manager Sarah Irwin-Jones on 0113 218 1039.

Friday, 29 July 2011

James McCreet book signing in Harrogate

30th of July 2011 at Waterstones on James Street the event is free and starts at 11am.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Everyday Delicious 10th August Bettys Cookery School

mouthwatering flavours from the Mediterranean learn to prepare whole roast chicken with Lemon & Rosemary and a feta. Main course Greek Lamb koftas and for desert Tunisian orange cake and rose water mascarpone. -

Betty's cookery School Trade Secrets

20th August & 5th October 2011 - hone your culinary skills and learn the tricks of the trade and make smoked haddock, leek & Gruyere twice baked souffles, duck leg confit and finish with a trio of deserts and how to put on those vital finishing touches. (

Betty's cookery School 6th August Sur La Table

Simple, tasty provincial dishes - French cuisine at its best. traditional soup a L'oignon (onion soup) pate de Campagne (country pate) cassoulet (a hearty chicken dish) etc.

Light Entertaining Bettys Cookery School

Thursday 11th of August - you don't need to compromise on flavour to create a lighter meal. It includes Ham Hock terrine, cauliflower & toasted almond soup and coconut rice pudding. - and stay at

betty's cookery school Inspirational Entertaining - prepare an inspiring and delicious four course meal dishes comprise of crab and saffron tarts, pan-seared duck breast with a sour cherry glaze; potatoe galette. There will also be tips on stylish presentation tips to impress your guests.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Inspirational Entertaining Bettys Cookery School

Effortless Entertaining with Bettys Cookery School

Make Smoked Salmon & Wasabi Mousse on poppy seed crisps; goats cheese, roasted beetroot & red onion filo tartlets; chicken saltimbocca with a lemon & sage butter; roasted garlic mash; and chocolate espresso pots with chocolate & nut biscotti. Dates avaliable 13th August and book with for a comfortable stay.

Easy Entertaining with Bettys Cookery School

Learn how to create Olive & Rosemary palmiers, thai-style fish cakes, beef olives with brandy cream, fondant potatoes and chocolate and orange terrine. date available is the 3rd September 2011. and for a comfortable and convenient way to stay.

Dinner Parties Betty's Cookery School

Master the Art of the perfect dinner party dishes taught include Beef Wellington and Passion fruit panacotta dates avalaliable 4th August 2011. and you can book with us for your stay.

Summer Supper Party Bettys Cookery School - entertain with ease with these light recipies and learn how to make a four course meal - smoked salmon parcles, pork fillet and desserts such as lemmon possett with fresh raspberries and butter biscuits. Book for your stay in Harrogate.

A Perfect Supper Party with Bettys Cookery School - As winter draws in what could be better than having friends round for a meal? learn how to make a perfect 4 course meal using seasonal ingredients. For example Butternut Squash, Pine Nut Soup, Bubble & Squeek potato cakes. Date available is 12th October. Book for your accommodation while you study.

Elegant Entertaining Bettys Cookery School Day Class

Eating in has become the new going out so why not amaze your dinner guests? learn how to create the latest inspirational recipes such as delicious herb blinis with seared hot smoked salmon, slow roast tomatoes and lime creme fraiche and various other options Dates avaliable are 29th September. Book for your accommodation while you study.

Bettys Cookery School Certificate Course 12-23rd September

To bring out your inner chef try this 10 day course which covers eveything from vegetable preparation to pasta making. During the 9 days you will cover Knife Skills, Stocks, sauces and dressings, Fish and seafood prep, meat and poultry prep, veg prep, egg dishes, pasta making, partry techniques, baking, desserts and chocolate and last but not least Bread making. You will also cover food and beverage service, napkin folding and cutlery settings as well as Menu planning, time management aand budgeting. The 10th day you will sit the exam to achieve the level 2 Award in Food safety in Catering. or to book accommodation during your course.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Gruff Rhys Super Furry Animals

Gruff Rhys comes to Harrogate Theatre on Monday 18th of July as part of the Harrogate Festival and working with the Harrogate Band "The Birdman Rallies" he will be performing at Harrogate Theatre and tickets can be bought from the box office.
Rhys's recent solo albums are very different from his Super Furry animals work.

Ed Byrne 18th October

Tickets £20 after his last show Different Class this star of Mock the Week and Have I got News for You is back with his new show Crowd Pleaser continuing his quest to turn into a grumpy old man with laughs in abundance.

Russell Kane October 15th

Tickets £17.50 from Join Russell Kane Fisters Comedy Award winner and star of Mock the week and many other tv comedy shows will be bringing his comedy show exploring the state of masculinity in the modern world.

October 14th Nicholas Parsons

Showbusiness legend Nicholas Parsons shares his experience of life and his extensive work. Tickets on sale from or for more information Price £16.50

Tony Hawks 11th October 2011

Tickets £16 a regular member of the UK's most famous radio and tv comedy shows Hawks the best selling author of "Round Ireland with a Fridge" looks back on the strangest moments and funniest moments of his travels. for more info on Tony Hawks

Al Murry the Pub landlord 10th October

Al Murry the UK's best loved Pub Landlord opens the Autumn Comedy festival from October 10th at Harrogate Theatre (tickets on sale now from the Harrogate Theatre web site) £25.50 per person.

Sitting Room Comedy Club comes back to Harrogate after the Summer break on September 14th with a strong line up of Paul Foot (Never mind the Buzzcocks & Last Comic Standing) Tony Burgess (Ideal & Jonny Vegas's Night Class" and last but not least Carly Smallman (The Rob Brydon Show & BBC Comedy online) our resident MC Tom Taylor will be back to keep this herd of comedy cats under control.

Jools Holland comes to Ripley Castle

( Jools Holland is comming to Ripley Castle on the 16th of July 2011. Jools brings his tour to the Harrogate area every year and we suggest booking early both tickets and accommodation as this is a very popular event. We would also point out that this event sometimes clashes with other popular events so it may be necessary to book accommodation in Knaresborough.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Chris Addison February 2012

Chris Addison comes to Harrogate theatre ( on the 3rd of Feb 2012 for a 1 night show. Tickets are on sale now and we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment. Chris regularly appears on The Thick of it, Mock the Week and Have I got News for you ( Please be aware we are a mere 8 minutes walk from the theatre handy for shows.

Fabulous Fifties

The reality of life for housewives in the 50's could be far from glamorous, but for this superb presentation we transform a domestic drudge into a domestic goddess. This transformation is inspired by Dior's New Look. This is all done by experts on the decade that reinvented dazzel. A two course set meal will be served, followed by Tea or Coffee. £21.95 per person. ( All held at Bettys in Harrogate.

Cath Kidston Luncheon

13th September 2011 12.30pm at Bettys Harrogate ( the Cath Kidston team from the Harrogate Store will be coming in to Bettys to help you make a special craft project to take home and keep. It will be a great opportunity to learn a new skill and pick up a Cath Kidston goody bag worth £10. A two course lunch will be served with tea or coffee. £21.95 per person. (

Just the Job, Lad Friday 2nd of September 7.30pm to 10pm. Star of the BBC's Country Cops Mike Pannett who is also a published author of "Just the Job, Lad" which is the story of a local bobby. A two course set meal will be served, followed by Tea or Coffee with handmade chocolates. £26.50 per person.
Phone 01423 814070 to book.

Some Like it Hot

Friday 12th August - the popular swing band "Some Like it Hot" plays an evening of Jazz made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more. Three course set menu will be served followed by Tea and Coffee and handmade chocolates. £42.50 per person. or phone 01423 814070 (this event is also repeated on the 6th of October 7.30pm to 10pm)

Wartime Wedding Luncheon or 01423 814070 - the History wardrobe presents "Wartime Wedding" it's 1944 and Land Army girl Annie Barrow is getting married and you are all invited to Bettys to help celibrate. See them russel up wartime clothes, cake and even confetti. Glorious wartime nostalgia followed by a two course lunch followed by Tea or Coffee £21.95 per person. for more information.

Songs from the Shows

Friday the 15th of July from 7.30pm to 10pm. Lucy Rhodes winner of BBC2 Choirgirl of the year will be performing a show song spectacular featuring popular songs from the best loved West End Musicals. A three course set meal will be served followed by Tea or Coffee with handmade chocolates. £42.50 per person Phone 01423 814070 or

Yorkshire Artist Luncheon

Tuesday the 12th of July from 12.30pm - Jane Gamble is a professional painter and will be talking about Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Catering will be in the form of a two-course lunch with tea and coffee £21.95 per person Phone 01423 814070. Or

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Sheep Days in Skipton - The countryside comes to Skipton High Street and Sheep Day is a celibration of everything that Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales have to offer from arts and crafts to balloon modelling. A family day out with something for everyone. Have you ever wanted to try dry stone walling this is your opportunity.