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?

THURSDAY, JULY 12

Harrogate

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.

Ripon

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

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

Boroughbridge

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.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Harrogate

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.

Wetherby

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.

Thirsk

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.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

Harrogate

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.

knaresborough

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

Ripley

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.

Ripon

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

Wetherby

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 15

Harrogate

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.

Ripon

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

Leeds

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

MONDAY, JULY 16

Harrogate

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

TUESDAY, JULY 17

Harrogate

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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

Harrogate

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.