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, March 9 to Wednesday, March 15?

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 9:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:05 am
Russian pianist Anna Tsybuleva will be giving a recital in Ripon Cathedral at 7.30 on Monday, March 13.

Thursday, March 9


Thursday karaoke from 9pm at Hales Bar, Harrogate.

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

Exhibition by artist/illustrator Isabel Alexander (1910-1996) at Mercer Art Gallery. Until June 4.

Shooting Bottles – Collages and Paintings by Thomas James Butler at RedHouse Originals gallery, Cheltenham Mount. Until March 18.

Harrogate Frack Free social evening with music by Joseph of Blyth Power and poetry by Tim Ellis at Major Tom’s, The Ginnel. 7pm.

The Resonators at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night at the St Robert’s Social Club, Robert Street. All genres, any instrument. Open to all performers and non-performers. Second and fourth Thursdays of the month. 8-10.30pm.

Men’s breakfast, 8-9am. A proper fry up and a thought-provoking talk at Starbeck Mission, Forest Avenue. Phone Stephen for more info 07970 751820.


Welcome to Yorkshire roadshow on the Tour de Yorkshire, 6-8pm in Wetherby Town Hall.


Ripon Cathedral lunchtime concert, 1pm. Stephen Raine (piano). Free admission.

Friday, March 10


Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama at Harrogate High School, Ainsty Road 6pm. Visit www.hcfmsd.co.uk.

Oatlands annual Beer, Wine & Music Festival at Oatlands Infant School. PTA Fundraiser. 7pm-11pm. Also Saturday.

The Dead Cats 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.

Boston Spa

Lunchtime concert at Boston Spa Methodist Church, 1pm. Light lunches served from noon. Myra Pigott playing the flute accompanied on the piano by Beryl Pankhurst.


Spofforth Village Society presents the Spofforth Beer Festival at the Long Memorial Hall, 6.30-10.30pm. Tickets from Londis and Hair Belle.


Wakeman Lectures Spring Series, 10am-noon at Thorpe Prebend House. Robin Kealy presents ‘The moors in Spain and the slave trade’.Visit www.wakemanlectures.co.uk.

Wakeman Mummers are touring three pubs in Ripon. Performing a short Mummers play called The Drinker followed by a dance and a few tunes. Starting at the Water Rat at 9pm, the South Lodge at 9.50pm and ending up at the Turf Tavern (Spa Hotel) at 10.40pm. Visit www.wakemanmummers.org.uk.

Saturday, March 11


Bilton WMC - Route 62, local covers band.

Circle Live at Harrogate Theatre Circle Bar with Gary Stewart + Howlin’ Ric & The Rocketeers. Free entry. 3pm-7pm.

The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama at Harrogate High School, Ainsty Road from 9am. Olde Tyme Music Hall at 6pm. Visit www.hcfmsd.co.uk.

Harrogate Music Centre biennial Gala Concert at the Royal Hall, 7pm. Tickets £10 and £5 for concessions, on the door or from the Harrogate Music Centre website - www.hmc-parents-assoc.org.uk.

Local group of Amnesty International will be marking International Women’s Day at the Victoria Shopping Centre between 10am and 4pm.

Charity coffee morning at Oatlands Community Centre, Gladstone Street, 10.15-11.30am. Cake stall and raffle.

Starbeck Methodist Church concert - Northern Voices, 7.30pm. Pay at the door. Visit www.starbeckmethodistchurch.org.uk.


The Cross Keys, Cheapside - Julian Socha - Blues.

Live music at Park Place Social Club.

Boston Spa

Jazz in the Spa presents Dave Mott’s Jazz Classics at the village hall.


80s School Disco at The Engine Shed. 7.30pm.

Antiques and collectors fair. Wetherby Town Hall, every Saturday 9am-4pm. Free admission. Wheelchair access and lift. Contact Dawn on 01937 582803.

Leeds Federation of Townswomen’s Guilds coffee morning for Comic Relief at Bank Street Methodist Church, Wetherby. 9am-noon.


Spofforth Beer Festival at the Long Memorial Hall from noon until dry. Tickets from Londis and Hair Belle.


Jumble sale at Grewelthorpe Village Hall, 10am-noon.

Sunday, March 12


Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

Three live acts at the Blues Bar including Miles Hillbillys (3pm), Laura Coyle (6pm) and Big Joe Bone (9pm).

Martin Rose hosts a weekly acoustic session at The Regency.

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

Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama at Harrogate High School, Ainsty Road, from 9.30am. Visit www.hcfmsd.co.uk.


The Bedale Antiquarian and second-hand book and postcard fair at Bedale Hall (DL8 1AA) - north end of the Market Place, 10am-4pm. Visit www.bedalebookfair.co.uk.

Monday, March 13


Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.


Cathedral Concert Society - celebrity piano recital by Anna Tsybuleva at 7.30pm in Ripon Cathedral. Tickets £15 (free if under 18) online at www.riponconcerts.co.uk or at the door.

Tuesday, March 14


Nidderdale Hardy Planters meeting, 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Starbeck. Talk by Andy McIndoe - Design and planting. Members free, non-members £3.

Award-winning WW2 production Narvick at Harrogate Theatre studio.

Stray Sound Ladies barbershop choir at Starbeck Methodist Church. 7.30-9.30pm. Weekly. For details, email Sue Lynch at [email protected]

Wednesday, March 15


The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

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


Bingo at the Friendship and Leisure Centre in Knaresborough Market Place, 7-8.15pm. For further information, contact Anita on 01423 865991.


Series of lectures at Wetherby Town Hall, 1.30-3.30pm. This week’s topic is Halifax. For further information, call 07741 294262.

Further Ahead


Friends of Valley Gardens AGM Thursday, March 16 at 7.30pm in the Brostoff Community Hall, St Peter’s Church. Malcolm Neesam - ‘The story of Harrogate’s parks and gardens’.


The Children’s Society wine tasting evening on Saturday, March 25 at 7pm in St James Church Centre. Tickets £15 per head from Jill Rose on Wetherby 586640.


The Hampsthwaite Players - The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Memorial Hall from March 23-25. For tickets, call Janine on 01423 770604.