Whats on: Your guide to events in and around the Harrogate district area across the next seven days.

Fountains by Floodlight - KVU Singers at Fountains Abbey
Fountains by Floodlight - KVU Singers at Fountains Abbey

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 5?

Thursday, September 29


Thomas James Butler ‘In Dreams’ collages at Major Tom’s Social, The Ginnel. Until October 11.

The Revolutionaires at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic music session at St Roberts Social Club. 8pm. Alternate Tuesdays.

Hales Bar - Thursday karaoke from 9pm.

Christie’s Bar Quiz from 8.30pm. £1 entry.

Terence Rattigan’s ‘French Without Tears’ at Harrogate Theatre. Runs until October 1.

Tai Chi Qigong new class starting at St Roberts Centre, 2pm. £6 per session. Suitable for all abilities. Call 07956 250040.

AgeUK circuits, 11am-noon. Jennyfields Styan Community Centre, Grantley Drive. £4, refreshments included. Contact Catharine 01765 606872.


Medusa Gothic Morris open evening at Park Grove Methodist Church, Park Grove from 8pm to find out about our dances and tunes. For further information call 01423 868753.


Snake Davis at Ripon Walled Garden. Tickets from Ripon Community Link and Ripon Spa Hotel.

Friday, September 30


King’s Road Pharmacy - Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning between 8am and 6.30pm.

Bilton WMC - Soul and motown disco.

The Wolves at the Blues Bar.

Ocean Film Festival World Tour at the Royal Hall.

Band night at The Den, Cambridge Street.

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


Knaresborough Macmillan Coffee Morning in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Briggate, from 10am-noon.

Last Chance Saloon country club at Park Place Social Club.


Collingham and District branch of the Royal British Legion - Musical evening 7.30pm-10.30pm, Linton Village Hall. Tickets £10 call 0113 2892164.

Comedy night at The Engine Shed with three live acts including Game of Thrones’ Ben Crompton. 7pm.


World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Lightwater Country Shopping Village, North Stainley, from 10am.

The Wakeman Lectures Autumn Series, 2-4pm at Thorpe Prebend House. ‘Ancient Egypt – New Stories’. Casual attendances £8 per visit. Visit www.wakemanlectures.co.uk.

Saturday, October 1


Odeon Cinema Harrogate 80th anniversary celebration fun day.

Bilton WMC - Kidd Galahad, Elvis tribute.

The Autumn Food and Wood Festival at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Normal garden admission.

Local band The Big C’mon at St Robert’s Club, St Robert’s Street, at 7.30pm for Parkinson’s Harrogate charity. Free entry.

Robert Macmillan’s ‘Approaching Light’ exhibition at 108 Fine Art gallery, Cold Bath Road. Until October 22.

The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night with Rob Reynolds at The Den, Cambridge Street.


The Harrogate branch of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People annual Bazaar at COGS, Gracious Street, between 10am-2pm.

Live music at Park Place Social Club.

Kirk Deighton

Meet the All Saints’ Church Organ, Kirk Deighton, 10am-1pm. Learn how the pipe organ works, talk to the organist, have a go. Free admission. For further information call organist Ian Ireland on 01937 585559.

Kirkby Malzeard

A Night of Southern Rock and Blues at Kirkby Malzeard Mechanics Institute in support of two local children. Tickets £10 from Kirkby Stores or online at www.eventbrite.co.uk.


Badapple Theatre Company presents the comedy ‘The Last Station Keeper’ at Ripley Town Hall. 7.30pm.

Boston Spa

Jazz in the Spa at the village hall.


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


Fountains by Floodlight - KVU Singers at Fountains Abbey 7-8pm. £6.50 adults, £3.25 children - refreshments and guided tours of the abbey are available.


Seventh Annual Beer Festival at Ulleskelf Village Hall noon until late. Live music. Freshly cooked pizza. Tickets £6, entrance by ticket only. Email ulleskelfvillagehall@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 2


Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

The Autumn Food and Wood Festival at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Normal garden admission.

Three live acts at the Blues Bar including The Bourdurants (3pm), The Big Bambora (6pm) and The Matt Goldberg Band (9pm).

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

Kirkby Malzeard

Badapple Theatre Company presents the comedy ‘The Last Station Keeper’ at the Mechanics Institute. 7.30pm.


The Grewelthorpe 13km multi-terrain race. 11am. For further details, visit www.gmtr.co.uk.

Monday, October 3


Lunchtime Piano Recital - Nikola Avramovic plays Haydn, Brahms and Liszt at Wesley Centre, Oxford Street, at 1pm.

Harrogate Photographic Society presents a portraits exhibition at St Peter’s Church. From noon. Until October 9.

Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.


AgeUK Dance Mix, 2-3pm. Allhallowgate Church Hall. £4, refreshments included. Contact Catharine on 01765 606872.

Tuesday, October 4


Acoustic session at the Blues Bar.


Tai Chi Qigong, 6.15pm, Chain Lane Community Centre. £6. All abilities. Call 07956 250040.


Special event at Ripon International Festival with bestselling historical author Alison Weir at Ripon Spa Hotel. 7.30pm.

Wednesday, October 5


The Great Tour of Yorkshire lecture on Mid Wharfedale at Christ Church, 9.30am. Further details from Mark Saville on 0113 2584680.

Lunchtime recital by flautist Alexandra Clarke at Christ Church. 12.15pm. Free entry.

The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

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


Woodlands Methodist Church charity stall at Knaresborough Market from 8am.


A Fungus Foray around the gardens and grounds of Ripley Castle from behind the gift shop, 1.30pm. £5. For further details and to book, call 01423 770152.


Age UK Art Class, 2-4pm. The Meads, South Crescent. All abilities welcome. £3.50, refreshments included. Contact Catharine on 01765 606872.


An Evening with Matthew Wilson – My Chelsea Story at Grewelthorpe Village Hall. Entry by ticket only. Grewelthorpe Gardeners’ Club members £5, non-members £7.50. Call Dianne Kilburn on 01765 658464 or Carol Johnson on 01765 658990 to book tickets.


Harrogate Platform Open presents Lucy Saggers Photography at Rural Arts. 6pm. Until October 19.

Further Ahead


Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Oatlands Community Centre, Gladstone Street, on Saturday, October 8, 10am-11.15am.


An Evening with Trevor Sewell; blues and rock guitarist and singer at Grewelthorpe Village Hall on Saturday, October 8, 8pm. Tickets £10 from the Hackfall Cafe or email grewelthorpelivemusic@gmail.com.

Nun Monkton

Fun charity night Saturday, November 19, 7.30pm at Yorkshire Heart Vineyard, Pool Lane. Live music and hog roast. Tickets £10 from 01423 330716 or email office@yorkshireheart.co.uk.