What’s on listings: Thursday, July 14 to Wednesday, July 20.

The 51st Masham Steam Rally is taking place this weekend July 16-17.
The 51st Masham Steam Rally is taking place this weekend July 16-17.

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, July 14 to Wednesday, July 20?

thursday, July 14


Bilton WMC - Open Mic night 8pm-10.30pm.

Thursday karaoke from 9pm at Hales Bar.

Great Yorkshire Show at the Yorkshire Showground.

Harrogate International Festival presents various music events. Continues until July 30.

Exhibitions of paintings and prints by Marian Koscialkowski and Kenneth Wood at 108 Fine Art, Cold Bath Road.

The Resonators at the Blues Bar.

Living With Fracking - Short film and information event. 7.30pm-9.30pm Friends Meeting House, 12 Queen Parade. Free entry. Visit www.frackfreeharrogatedistrict.com.

Photographic exhibition at St Peter’s Church, Cambridge Street, until Saturday, July 16, 9.30am-4.30pm daily.

Kate Whiteford False Perspectives’ Capability Brown exhibition at Mercer Gallery. Until September 18.

Noble Prospects Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape at Mercer Gallery. Until September 11.

RedHouse Originals gallery presents acclaimed Leeds artist David Rusbatch’s first exhibition since 2014. Until July 23.


Knaresborough Comedy Festival at Frazer Theatre. Various acts including Justin Moorhouse and Tony Law. Runs until Saturday.


Ripon Community Link coffee morning at Ripon Town Hall from 10am-noon.

North Rigton

Book launch (Glass House by Jackie Buxton) at Square & Compass. 7pm.


Karen Carpenter tribute act plus dinner at Sant Angelo restaurant.

friday, July 15


Platform Open annual art exhibition at Morphets Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, Albert Street. 10am-5pm. Runs until Sunday.

Drink to Music with Oz Clarke and the Armonico Consort at St Wilfrid’s Church. 8pm. Part of Harrogate International Festival’s Music Festival.

The Revelators at the Blues Bar.

Band night at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Blues pianist/vocalist Dan Burnett (residency) at The Ivory, The Ginnel.


Last Chance Saloon country club at Park Place Social Club.


Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tribute act (The Jersey Boys) plus dinner at Sant Angelo restaurant.


Harrogate band Black Ocean’s EP launch at 360 Club

Boston spa

Boston Spa Festival weekend until Sunday. Check the village website for more details - www.bostonspapc.org.uk.

Boston Spa Methodist Church Lunchtime Concert in the village hall at 1 pm. Light lunches will be served from noon. £5.


Horsforth School performance of The Pals at Masham Town Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £5, seniors £4, children £3 from Masham Community Office.


Wine tasting event in the Community Hall of St Wilfrids Church, Coltsgate Hill, starting at 7.30pm, food served at 8.30pm, £15 per person.

Aglow Ripon at The Wakeman’s House Cafe speaker Michelle Hewitt. 9.15am-11am.

saturday, July 16


Bilton WMC - Dad and Lad, father and son comedy vocals.

Summer Gathering at Harrogate Grammar School where the sports fields will be transformed into a family fun event, 11am–3pm.

Meet the Author Weekend at RHS Harlow Carr book shop with Lynn Hill and Rob Cowen.

Chill and Grill reggae barbecue with DJ Fidel at Fillmore and Union, Station Parade. 6pm.

The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre Great British Tennis Weekend, 9am-noon for juniors and noon-4pm for adults and families. The club is at the end of Claro Park. Visit www.spatennis.org.uk.


Roosters Brewery Open Day with beer, food and live music at Roosters. Noon-5pm.

AC/DC tribute act Highway to Hull and Two Tone Rust at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre. 6.30pm.

Live music at Park Place Social Club.

The Cross Keys - Blue Grass music with Howling Matt.


RipleyBlues presents Them Lewis Boys at Ripley Town Hall. (switch of date from July 23)


Top Police tribute band The Rozzers play Thorp Perrow Arboretum tea Room. 7.30pm.

Boston Spa

Jazz in the Spa presents Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell at the village hall.


The 51st Masham Steam Rally at Marfield Fields, just half a mile North of the town on the A6108 Leyburn Road.


Antiques and collectors fair. Wetherby Town Hall, 9am-4pm. Free admission. Wheelchair access and lift. Contact Dawn on 01937 582803.

sunday, July 17


Sunday acoustic session 4.30-7.30pm hosted by Matt Anderson and Ade Payne at Hales Bar.

Meet the Author Weekend at RHS Harlow Carr book shop with Ian Townsend and Christina James.

Three live acts at the Blues Bar including Vintage (3pm), Two Tone Rust (6pm) and Delta Groove (9pm).

Dan Burnett’s Open Mic night at The Ivory (weekly). 8pm.


Darley Open Gardens and Craft Fair 11am-5pm. Maps £5 per person from Darley Memorial Hall.


Rhythms and Blooms open garden charity event at Yorke House, Dacre Banks. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Visit www.yorkehouse.co.uk.


Ripon Ramblers walk. Meet at High Cleugh at 9.30am. Leighton Reservoir and Masham Moor. Contact the leader (01765 635246) first to find out the nature of the walk.

Classic Car Show at Newby Hall 10am-4pm. Visit www.newbyhall.com.


The 51st Masham Steam Rally at Marfield Fields, just half a mile North of the town on the A6108 Leyburn Road.

pateley bridge

Summer Series of concerts at The Recreation Ground, 2-4pm - Ade Payne.

monday, July 18


Open Mic Night with Pete Oliver at The Blues Bar.


Auctioneers Lockdales are holding a specialist valuation event at Wetherby Town Hall from noon–4pm. Visit www.lockdales.com.

tuesday, July 19


Harrogate and District Family History Society meeting, 7.30pm, St Paul’s UR Church Hall. Jackie Depelle talk on Writing up Your Family Tree.

The Urban Pioneers at the Blues Bar.

wednesday, July 20


The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

Matt Anderson’s Acoustic Underground and guests at Retro bar, Commercial Street.

Harrogate Harmony - an evening of musical entertainment at St Robert’s Club. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £5. Visit www.harrogateharmony.org.uk.


Ripon Summer Yoga at Ripon Leisure Centre, 7.45pm-9.15pm. Contact Jen Thompson 01765 605287 or Celia Grieve 01765 603286.

further ahead


Harrogate Fake Festival on The Stray. Saturday, July 23. World-class tributes to Queen, Kasabian and U2. Visit www.fakefestivals.co.uk.


Knaresborough Flower Club meets July 27 for a demonstration by Judy Watkin entitled ‘Friends in Nice Places’ at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Gracious Street. 7pm for 7.30pm.

pateley bridge

Car boot at Pateley Bridge showground for Glasshouses Cricket Club on Sunday, July 24.

Enquiries 01423 712821.


Copt Hewick Village Annual Funday - Saturday, July 23 at Copt Hewick Village Hall (Nr Ripon - HG4 5BY) 2-5pm, free entry.


Haydn Jeugd Strijkorkest (Haydn Youth String Orchestra) at Masham Town Hall on Friday, July 22 at 7pm. Free entry.


Classic Car Gathering at Ripon Racecourse on Sunday, July 24 10am-5pm. www.riponclassiccargathering.org