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

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Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, October 19 to Wednesday, October 25?



Books: Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival. Various events at the Crown Hotel. Until Sunday.

Theatre: The Paper Birds present Mobile, a play in a caravan. Until Sunday.

Theatre: 6-12 presents Stones in his Pocket. Studio. Until Saturday.

Exhibition: Katharine Holmes: In Grandmother’s Footsteps exhibition at Mercer Gallery. Until January 14.

Exhibition: Exhibition by cultural critic Jonathan Meades at 108 Fine Art, 16 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate.

Exhibition: The La’s 1987 exhibition at RedHouse Originals gallery, Cheltenham Mount.

Event: Classic Cocktail Masterclass at West Park Hotel. 7pm.

Music: Live music with Scapegoat Kelly at the Blues Bar.

Music: Acoustic night at the St Roberts Social Club, Roberts Street. Second and fourth Thursdays of the month. 8-10.30pm.

Concert: Music at The Manhattan Club features Chiho Sunamoto. 8pm. Admission £6, free to new visitors. Free parking.


Festival: Wetherby Festival. Various events including Andy Kershaw, Paul Sinha and Mitch Benn Until October 22.

Concert: Wetherby Light Music Singers annual concert at the Engine Shed, Wetherby at 7.30pm. Tickets £6 available on the door.



Music: RAF in Concert tour at the Royal Hall.

Music: Back to the 80s Night at The Ivory, The Ginnel. 7pm-2am.

Music: Hoodoo at the Blues Bar.

Music: Reggae with Majesty at The Den, Cambridge Street.

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

Boston Spa

Concert: The Elysian Singers concert at Boston Spa Methodist Church 7.30pm.


Cinema: Wetherby Film Theatre - The Lego Ninjago Movie. Fri 4.40pm, Sat 2.30pm, Sun 4.30pm and Mon-Wed 2.30pm.


Cinema: Ritz Cinema Thirsk - Borg Vs McEnroe. Fri-Tues 7.30pm. Wed 2.30pm and 7.30pm.


Dance: Folk dance at Littlethorpe Village Hall with the Village Hop Band. 8-10 pm, only £3 refreshments included.



Event: Meet The Author: Frances Brody + book signing at Waterstones, James Street. 11.30am.

Music: The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Music: Acoustic night with Ed Balls & Em at The Den.

Music: Bilton WMC - Cooler King - excellent band.

Event: RHS Garden Harlow Carr October half term family fun – Creepy Creatures. Until October 29. Normal garden admission.


Music: The Cross Keys, Cheapside - Dr Blue - covers. 9pm.

Event: Halloween at Mother Shipton’s. Fun for all the family 10am-4.30pm. Come in Halloween costume for the daily costume competition. Until October 29.

Boston Spa

Music: Jazz in the Spa presents Temperance Seven at the village hall.


Event: Scholes in Bloom coffee morning at Scholes Village Hall 10am-noon.


Fair: Ripley Antiques Collectors and Vintage Fair at Ripley Town Hall. 9.30am-4pm. Admission £1.


Fair: Antiques and Collectors Fair. Wetherby Town Hall, every Saturday 9am-4pm. Free Admission.

Fair: RAOB, A One Lodge, Wetherby charity coffee morning at Wetherby Town Hall 9.30am-1pm.



Comedy: Milton Jones at the Royal Hall.

Music: Music at the Blues Bar - Tribute to Ian Peak (2pm), Becky Bowe (6pm) and Kymberley Kennedy (9pm).

Music: Martin Rose hosts a weekly acoustic session at The Regency.

Music: Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

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


Music: Covers duo Sounds Like Us at So! Bar. 7pm.

Pateley Bridge

Exhibition: Walking the Landscape: The Nidd’s Source and Early Journey exhibition by Sarah Garforth at Number 6 Studio Gallery. 10am-5pm. Until October 29.


Fair: Ripley Antiques Collectors and Vintage Fair at Ripley Town Hall. 9.30am-4pm. Admission £1.


open day: High Batts Nature Reserve annual open day 10am-4pm. Free admission. Guided walks 11am and 2pm. Sorry - no dogs. Off A6108 between Lightwater Valley and North Stainley. Event weather dependent - details 01765 604220.



Muisc: Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.

Event: Harrogate Workers’ Educational Association Autumn social evening at Christ Church Parish Centre, Church Square, Harrogate at 7pm.



Talk: Ray Mears - Born To Go Wild at the Royal Hall.

Music: Acoustic session at the Blues Bar.

Choir: Stray Sound Ladies barbershop choir at Starbeck Methodist Church. 7.30-9.30pm. Weekly.

Music: Country music session at Hales Bar (weekly) from 8pm.


Panto: The Tockwith Players present Beauty and the Beast at Tockwith Village Hall 7.30pm. Tickets from 01423 358626 or 01423 358063 or email dalgleish72@btinternet.com. Nightly until Saturday, October 28. Saturday matinee at 2pm.



Music: The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

Music: Matt Anderson’s Acoustic Underground + guests at Retro bar, Commercial Street.

Open Day: Final Royal Hall open day of 2017. 10am-4pm. Free admittance. Guided tours 11am and 2.30pm.

Jumble sale: Woodlands Methodist Church, Wetherby Road, Harrogate - Jumble Sale 1.30-3pm.

Event: RHS Garden Harlow Carr - Northern Fruit Group Apple Display. Normal garden admission. Until October 29.