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

Hans Teeuwen is appearing this week at the eighth annual Harrogate Comedy Festival. Photograph by Eva Boeter.
Hans Teeuwen is appearing this week at the eighth annual Harrogate Comedy Festival. Photograph by Eva Boeter.

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, October 6 to Wednesday, October 12?

Thursday, October 6


Harrogate Comedy Festival. Various shows. Until October 16.

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

The Sharon Colgan Band at the Blues Bar. Perfectly Pitched at 49 Allhallowgate. 7.30pm. Until October 8. Matinee Saturday.

Live acoustic music at St Robert’s Social Club. 8-10.30pm. Alternate Thursdays.

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

Hales Bar - Blindfolded karaoke evening from 9pm in aid of Guide Dogs.

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

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

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


Adam Z Robinson and Little Mighty present ‘The Book of Darkness and Light’ at Knaresborough Library. 7.30pm. Free entry.


Badapple Theatre company presents comedy ‘The Last Station Keeper’ at Fewston Parochial Hall. 7.30pm.


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

Friday, October 7


Launch of Silson Contemporary Art Gallery. Private view 6-9pm. Visit www.silsoncontemporaryart.co.uk.

The Andy Power Band 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.


Wakeman lecture, 10am-noon at Thorpe Prebend House - ‘Significant Events in the CSI Calendar’. Visit www.wakemanlectures.co.uk.


Badapple Theatre company presents comedy ‘The Last Station Keeper’ at Thorner Victory Hall. 7.30pm.

Saturday, October 8


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

Harrogate Archaeological Society lecture ‘In search of Captain Cook’s Cottage at Great Ayton’. 2.30pm, Friends Meeting Hall, Queen Parade. Guests £5.

Ripon City Band in concert at Starbeck Methodist Church, 7.30pm. Pay at the door adults £7, child £3, family (two and two) £16. Visit www.starbeckmethodistchurch.org.uk.

Keep Fit and Socialise Sequence Dance at St George’s Dance Club. St George’s Road. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Visit www.stgeorgesdanceclub.uk.

Harrogate Comedy Festival’s Big Weekend at Harrogate Theatre Circle Bar. Various shows Sat/Sun including live acoustic music, 3pm-7pm. Plus Andy Hamilton – Change Management.

The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night with Biz Denton (Kasiuss) at The Den, Cambridge Street.


Live music at Park Place Social Club.

Black Ice bringing the best of rock, pop and indie at The Cross Keys. Starting about 9pm, free entry.

Boston Spa

Jazz in the Spa presents Savannah Jazz Band at the village hall.


Live music at The Golden Lion with John ‘Squeezy’ Spiers of Bellowhead. Visit www.wegottickets.com.

Bruce Jones - Les Battersby from Coronation Street appearing at The Magdalens from 2pm.


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.


Talk on Vindolanda to the Friends of Roman Aldborough at 2pm at Aldborough Village Hall. Visitors £5. Visit www.romanaldborough.co.uk.


Antiques/ Collectors Vintage Fairs at Thirsk Farmers’ Auction Mart, Blakey Lane. 9am-3.30pm.


Musical theatre concert from The Bev Jones Singers, 2.30pm and 7.30pm at Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. Tickets from the box office or by calling 01904 501935.

Sunday, October 9


Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

Harrogate Comedy Festival including James Acaster at Harrogate Theatre.

Three live acts at the Blues Bar including Vibetown (3pm), Ross Connor (6pm) and Al Hughes (9pm).

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


Classic Car and Bike Show at The Golden Lion Hotel, 9.30am-4pm. Free entry.

Monday, October 10


Harrogate Film Society screening of Tangerines (Georgia/Estonia, 2014) at Ashville College, Green Lane at 7.45pm. Members free, guests £5 (students £3).

Harrogate Comedy Festival including Shappi Khorsandi at Harrogate Theatre.

Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.


Cathedral Concert Society - Sacconi String Quartet and Robert Plane (clarinet) in Ripon Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tickets from www.riponconcerts.co.uk or at the door.

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

Tuesday, October 11


Sequence Dancing at St George’s Dance Club. St George’s Road. 7.30-10pm (coaching 7-7.30pm). Visit www.stgeorgesdanceclub.uk.

Harrogate Comedy Festival including ‘The Boy With Tape On His Face’ at Harrogate Theatre.

Acoustic session with Jess Edwards, Peculiar Blue, Jonathan Skinner and more at the Blues Bar.


Ripon Ramblers six mile walk in Nidd Gorge. Contact the leader on 07763 256752 to find out the nature of the walk.

Wednesday, October 12


AgeUK Yoga, 1.45-3pm. Fairfax Community Centre, Fairfax Avenue. £4. Contact Catharine, 01765 606872.

Modern and Sequence Dancing at St George’s Dance Club. St George’s Road, 2-4.30pm. Visit www.stgeorgesdanceclub.uk.

Harrogate Comedy Festival including Jason Byrne at Harrogate Theatre.

The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

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

Christ Church, Harrogate series of talks 9.30am - subject is ‘Whitby’.

Royal Hall Open Day, 10am-4pm. Free admittance. Guided tour at noon.


Knaresborough Players present ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Frazer Theatre. 7.30pm. Until October 18.

Further ahead


Memory Ball at The Pavilions on Saturday, November 19 in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research and The Haven. Drinks reception 7pm. Contact 07967 123182.


Andrew Grisewood presents a flower arranging demonstration at Ripon Grammar School at 7pm on Thursday, October 13. Tickets £10 on the door.

Boston Spa

Eighth Annual Boston Spa Art and Crafts Festival at Boston Spa Village Hall, High Street on Friday, October 14, 10am-5pm. Entrance £1.


An afternoon concert by Alverton Brass on Sunday, October 23 at 3pm at Northallerton Methodist Church. Tickets available from 01609 772620.

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