Thursday, 27 September 2012

BAMFEST - the new acoustic Music Festival in Bedale

There is to be a new 3 day Acoustic festival in Bedale running from Friday the 31st of May to Sunday 2nd of June 2013.

The plans are to feature some of the UK's top acoustic artists, there will be sing-a-round sessions and workshops for local children.

Anyone who would like to be involved can contact the committee at


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Levellers come to Harrogate for intimate tour.

The Levellers are to play at the Royal Hall Harrogate bringing their brand of folk-rock on an intimate tour.

Their hits include This Garden, One Way, Just the One and the Battle of the Beanfield.

Despite being in business for over a quarter of a centuary they have recently released their 10th studio album called Static on the Airwaves and it has been heralded as their most accomplished album to date.

They will perform at 8pm Saturday September the 29th - tickets avaliable from with their secure online booking.

(see for overnight stays)

Walking Poetry - A new innovation from the Ilkely Literature Festival

As part of the Ilkley Literature Festival ( the renowned poet Simon Armitage has written 6 new water based poems. These poems have been carved into stone and positioned to form a series of walking trails.
The trails have been divided up into - short family walks of less than one hour which would be idea for a day trip out during the weekend (Autumn Weather permitting!), there are 3 full day walks and last but not least the full trail itself of 47 miles - though this is not for the faint hearted.
The full map of the various trails can be downloaded from - or in hard copy by sending an A5 SAE to the value of £1.10 to The Manor House, 2 Castle Hill, Ilkley, LS29 9DT. The trail guide also includes info as regards parking, toilets, pubs, tea rooms and cafes.
The trail guide has been designed so you can do as little or as much as you want to.
Also if you feel inspired by the stones or scenery the Ilkely Festival asks that you email them in to

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival - Harrogate 2013

The dates for 2013 have now been announced as 18th July to the 21 July 2013 to be held at the Old Swan Hotel.

The inaugural chair is Val McDermid with special guests Kate Atkinson, Charlaine Harris, Susan Hill, Ruth Rendell and Jeanette Winterton also signed up and more to come.

If you require accommodation take a look at

More updates will be posted as and when we get more information.

Harrogate International Festival - Young Musicians: Autumn Series

As part of the Young Musicians: Autumn Series bringing the very best of young talent to Harrogate.

All these events are being held at the Wesley Chapel

Wednesday 26th September - Anneke Hodnett  - Harp

Wednesday 3rd October - Will Pound & Dan Walsh - Folk Duo

Wednesday 10th October - Katie's Allsorts

Wednesday 17th October - Jacquin Trio

Wednesday 24th October - Musala Trio

or for more information take a look at

Tickets are £10 or there is a discount if you book the whole series.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Harrogate Symphony Orchestra program for 2012-13!

3rd of November 2012 - Winter Concert - 7.30pm at the Royal Hall

22nd December 2012 - Family Christmas Concert - 7.00pm at the Harrogate International Center

23rd March 2013 - Spring Concert - World music program featuring music from Chile, Cuba and Mexico. Located at the Royal Hall starting 7.30pm

22nd June 2013 - Summer Concert, raising awareness for the "no Strings" charity. ( to be held at the Royal Hall Harrogate.

I would also point out if you are coming for any of these evening events - all the parking restrictions in the Kings road area stop at 6pm so all parking would be free.

for more information about the Orchestra take a look at