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

Boston Spa Big Weekend Festival July 13-15. Over 35 events spread over the weekend.
Boston Spa Big Weekend Festival July 13-15. Over 35 events spread over the weekend.

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, July 12 to Wednesday, July 18?



Theatre: Millennium performed by Harrogate Youth Theatre 12-14s at Harrogate Theatre Studio. Until July 14.

Exhibition: Posy Simmonds: Sketches & Drawings at Mercer Gallery, Swan Road. Until September.

Exhibition: Great Yorkshire Art exhibition including Atkinson Grimshaw, Tessa Burney and more at Mercer Gallery, Swan Road. Until September 16.

Music: Harrogate Jazz presents singer Ian Shaw with the Jon Taylor Quartet at The Squinting Cat. 8pm.

Music: Live music with The Resonators at the Blues Bar.

Music: Acoustic jam session hosted by Rob Reynold and/or Aaron Bertenshaw at Charlies Place, Otley Road. 8pm. Weekly,

Music: Weekly karaoke at the Hales Bar from 9pm.

Quiz: Christie’s Bar Quiz from 8.30pm.

Music: Acoustic Night - Live music at the St Robert’s Club, Robert Street. All genres, any acoustic instrument. Open to all: performers and non-performers. Every Thursday, except third Thursday, 7.45-11pm.


Coffee Morning: Ripon Community Link coffee morning in Ripon Town Hall 10am-noon.

Event: The Big Movie Quiz at The Curzon. 8pm.


Event: Boroughbridge Manor Care Home picnic on the lawn at 1.30pm in the gardens of the home in Roecliffe Lane, Boroughbridge. Admission is free.



Theatre: Lip Service presents Withering Looks at Harrogate Theatre.

Music: Punk/rock night at Retro Bar, Commercial Street with Blue Jinns, Hell Fire Jack, Small Gods and The 7ups. 7.30pm.

Music: Motor City Blues at the Blues Bar.

Music: Covers from Marc & Abi of Issimo at The Den, Cambridge Street.


Cinema: Incredibles 2 - Fri, Tue & Wed: 4.30pm, 7.30pm. Sat & Sun: 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 7.30pm. Mon: 12.30pm, 4.30pm, 7.30pm. Thu: 2pm (Senior Screen), 4.30pm, 7.30pm. Visit www.wetherbyfilmtheatre.co.uk.


Cinema: Ritz Cinema Thirsk - Ocean’s 8 - Fri-Thu: 7.30pm. Visit www.ritzcinema.co.uk.

Boston Spa

Festival: Boston Spa Big Weekend Festival. Over 35 events spread over the weekend. Info at Boston Spa Parish Council website.

Concert: Saltmarsh Duo concert at Boston Spa Methodist Church 1pm. Tickets £5 on the door. Pre-concert lunches served from noon.



Concert: Harrogate Theatre Choir presents Summer Celebration in aid of Saint Michael’s Hospice with songs from classic musicals at Constance Green Hall, St Aidan’s School. 7.30pm. Tickets from 07413 382735.

Theatre: Barry Steele and Friends’ 30th Year Special at Harrogate Theatre.

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

Music: Acoustic night at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Coffee Morning: Charity coffee morning at Oatlands Community Centre, Gladstone Street, 10.15-11.30am. Raffle and cake stall.

Event: RHS Garden Harlow Carr Sweet Pea Weekend. Normal garden admission.

event: Book launch of Slaughter by James Stewart at Waterstones bookshop. 11am-2pm.


event: Summer Reading Challenge at Knaresborough Library. 9.30am-1pm.


Music: Soul and Motown with Sarah Collins and Keep the Faith at Ripley Town Hall.

Boston Spa

Music: Jazz in the Spa presents Stephanie Trick + Paulo Adlerrighi (part of Boston Spa Festival Weekend) at the village hall. 7pm.


Open Gardens: Norton Conyers open gardens from 2pm in aid of Saint Michael’s Hospice.


fair: Wetherby Antique and Collectors Fair ,Town Hall Market Place. Free admission, walk in lift, disabled friendly. Browse, buy and sell 01937 582803.

Coffee Morning: Fundraising coffee morning with hot bacon sandwiches & more for Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Wetherby Town Hall. 10am-1pm.



Theatre: Upstage Academy presents Into the Woods at Harrogate Theatre.

Music: Victoria Shakes (3pm), Sleepkick (6pm) and Glas (9pm) at the Blues Bar.

Music: Martin Rose’s acoustic session at The Regency.

Music: Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

Event: Be Inspired 3 presented by Jaron Joiner at Harrogate Ladies College, Clarence Drive, Harrogate. Tickets £10 (Three years and under free) from www.jaronjoinerofficial.com or call 07523 384083.


Event: Classic Car Event at Newby Hall with 1500+ pre-1972 cars in attendance.


Music: Mellow Tones 2.30-4.30pm at Golden Acre Park, Otley Road, Bramhope, near Leeds.



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



Theatre: OperaUpClose presents Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at Harrogate Theatre.

Music: Vinyl Sessions presents Pink Floyd’s classic album Dark Side of the Moon at Starlings, Oxford Street. 7pm.

Music: Harrogate Jazz presents singer/double bassist Nicola Farnon with the Andy Cholerton Trio at the Empress. 8.15pm.

Music: Acoustic at Blues Bar.

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

Club: Harrogate & District Family History Society’s meeting at 7.30pm, Gillian Waters talk ‘The Pilgrimage of Grace’ at St Paul’s Church Hall, Belford Road. Members free, visitors £1.



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

Bishop Monkton

Club: Flower arranging demonstration ‘Anything Goes’ with Venessa Wellock at Bishop Monkton Village Hall with Ripon Flower Club. 7.30pm. Entry £8 on door.