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

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, August 17 to Wednesday, August 23?

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Day of fun at Ripon Cathedral

Crafts and trails at Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral is offering an opportunity for children to craft, explore and learn, whilst adults can enjoy a cuppa’ in historic surroundings.

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Concerned resident Clare McCormack outside the disputed Harrogate building - Victoria Park House. (17080774AM2)

Harrogate's Victorian heritage battles against demolition

A quiet, leafy Harrogate street is at the heart of an architectural battle for the soul of the town.

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Gobbledigook Theatre present an adaptation of Enid Blyton's The Famous Five

Join the Famous Five on an adventure

To celebrate the 120th birthday of children’s author Enid Blyton, there will be an immersive theatre performance of one of the writer’s best loved stories.

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VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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Excited by new acts at Leeds Festival - BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens.

BBC's Huw Stephens unveils Leeds Festival's rising stars 2017

The exciting new artists who will perform on the BBC Music Introducing stages at this year's Leeds Festival have been revealed.
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Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Leeds Festival organisers have announced that pineapples will not be allowed at the event this Bank Holiday.

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Win our Oktoberfest VIP prize for you and your pals.

WIN: £200 VIP table for eight at Oktoberfest beer festival in Leeds

Cheers! Raise your glasses to a competition prize every ale fan will want to win - we are giving away a £200 VIP table for eight at the Oktoberfest 2017 beer festival.
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Backing feva - Harrogate Mayor and Knaresborough Councillor Anne Jones at the Blind Jack bench in Knaresborough.

Exciting Knaresborough concert to mark legend Blind Jack’s anniversary

Knaresborough’s most historic figure has had a road named after him recently - and a beer - and also been the focus of a football match.

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Coming to Harrogate - Highly-rated Missouri country man Kenny Foster

Top alt-country acts coming to Harrogate shortly

The latest fab line-up to be handpicked and introduced on stage in Harrogate by legenday music broadcaster Whispering Bob Harris at Warehouse Recording Co, is offering a feast of Americana and country.

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Mansun in their 1990s heyday with lead singer Paul Draper, second from right.

Interview: Britpop era music hero is back!

Harrogate fans of iconic 90s band Mansun will be thrilled to know its former lead singer has his first highly-anticipated solo album out and is back on the road.

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Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead at work in her studio.

Harrogate artist's blockbuster show in new success

Such has been the blockbuster success of Swarm, Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead’s installation piece inspired by eco themes and the plight of the bees, it’s still attracting offers of exhibitions in a range of locations.
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Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead at work in her studio.

Harrogate artist's blockbuster show in new success

Such has been the blockbuster success of Swarm, Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead’s installation piece inspired by eco themes and the plight of the bees, it’s still attracting offers of exhibitions in a range of locations.

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Andy Day at Lightwater Valley

CBeebies stars will add sparkle to Lightwater Valley this summer

Stomping dinosaur raps, singing, dancing and arty parties will be top of the bill when two CBeebies stars bring their fun live shows to Lightwater Valley this summer.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Melvin Benn, managing director of organisers Festival Republic

Leeds Festival boss's call to tackle 'gender imbalance' in music

The chief organiser behind this year's Leeds Festival is backing a new initiative to support female-led bands and female solo artists.

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Game of Thrones admit to using Ikea rugs for actors' costumes

Game of Thrones admit to using Ikea rugs for actors' costumes

Game of Thrones fans may well have admired the warm fur cloaks worn by Jon Snow and members of the Night's Watch in the hit show.

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Great food at All Bar One.

WIN: All Bar One meal for four celebrating Eat Leeds Restaurant Week August 14-20

Eat Leeds Restaurant Week debuts next week with great savings at more than 70 of the city’s finest eateries and to celebrate we have a meal for four to be won at All Bar One.
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FUN FOR ALL: The Gilbert & Sullivan Festival is in Harrogate to August 20.

A little light opera

Gilbert and Sullivan’s popularity has waxed and waned, but Sarah Freeman meets Ian Smith who is determined to save their works for the nation.

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Stockheld Park between Harrogate and Wetherby.

Top dance festival for Harrogate-Wetherby area

Wetherby plays host to a cracking dance music line-up in the Mint Festival.

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