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 2 to Wednesday, March 8?

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 9:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:49 am
The Spring Dub VW Motor Show will take place at the YEC, Great Yorkshire Showground, on Sunday, March 5.
The Spring Dub VW Motor Show will take place at the YEC, Great Yorkshire Showground, on Sunday, March 5.

Thursday, March 2


Nashville’s Caitlin Koch and Kris Barras Band and Devon Mayson at Warehouse Recording Co, Wetherby Road. Ticket only.

Unfolding Theatre presents ‘The Futureheads’ Ross Millard in Putting The Band Back Together at Harrogate Theatre. Until March 4.

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

Silson Contemporary Gallery’s Winter Show – New Artists, New Work at 17 Harlow Oval. 10.30am-4pm. Until April 30.

The Sharon Colgan Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night at the St Roberts 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.

Thursday karaoke from 9pm at Hales Bar, Harrogate.

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

Arthritis Care Harrogate Branch talk by Anne Richards on the Swinging 70s. Bilton Community Centre, Bilton Road 6.45-9pm.

Friday, March 3


Harrogate Film Festival presents Gravity gala launch at the Crown Hotel. 7pm.

Harrogate Film Festival presents Shaun of the Dead zombie night at the Hales Bar. 6.30pm.

The Andy Powers Band at the Blues Bar.

Soulful! Vinyl funk, soul, northern and dance night with DJs John Lee, Ian Smith amd Keith Hudson at the St Robert’s Social Club, Robert Street. 8pm.

Band night at The Den, Cambridge Street.

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

Celebrate Women’s World Day of Prayer at Wesley Chapel, Harrogate town centre on Friday, March 3 at 2pm.

Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama at Harrogate High School, Ainsty Road, March 3-5 starting at 6pm Friday, 9am Saturday and 9.30am Sunday. Visit www.hcfmsd.co.uk.

Soul Night at the St Robert’s Club, Robert Street. 8pm. Free entry.


Women’s World Day of Prayer, prepared by the women of the Phillipines, at St Wilfrid’s Church, Coltsgate Hill at 11am. Refreshments from 10.30am.

The Wakeman Lectures Spring Series, 10am-noon at Thorpe Prebend House. The Mystery of Lady Eleanor Talbot and Richard III. Visit www.wakemanlectures.co.uk.

Saturday, March 4


Harrogate Film Festival presents Toy Story at Ashville College. Noon.

Harrogate Film Festival presents Night at the Museum at the Royal Pump Room Museum. 6pm.

The Comedian’s Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith at Harrogate Theatre.

The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night with Jonny Skinner at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Bilton WMC - Hot Sauce, local party band.


Live music at Park Place Social Club.

Knaresborough WMC - Rebecca Daniels, female vocalist.

The Cross Keys, Cheapside - X Roads, Rock and blues, 9pm.


British blues singer-guitarist Mark Harrison at upstairs room at Ripley Town Hall.


St Cecilia Orchestra’s Spring Concert at Holy Trinity Church including Prokovfiev’s Concerto No 1 and Haydn’s Symphony No 99. 7.30pm.

The Gary Stewart Band present Paul Simon’s Graceland at The Golden Lion. Tickets from 01765 605287.

Ripon Salvation Army sale at the hall on Lead Lane, 9-11.30am.

Boston Spa

Jazz in the Spa presents Alex Welch Remembered with all-star line-up at the village hall.


Wetherby Cricket Club coffee morning, 9am–12.30pm. Books, cakes, tombola. Free admission.

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

Variety Night at The Engine Shed in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm.


The Southmartins at Masham Town Hall. Doors 7.30pm, admission on the door £15.

Sunday, March 5


Harrogate Film Festival presents Scarface at Revolucion de Cuba. 4pm.

Harrogate Civic Society presents an illustrative talk by historian Malcolm Neesam about Harrogate in the 20th Century at The Club, 36 Victoria Avenue. 3pm.

Harrogate Film Festival’s Closing Ceremony with Filmmakers Awards at the Crown Hotel. 7pm.

Live music at the Blues Bar including Lock and Load (3pm), Hiers of Zigardy (6pm) and The Matt Goldberg Band (9pm).

Martin Rose hosts a weekly acoustic session at The Regency.

Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

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

Spring Dub VW Motor Show at the YEC, Great Yorkshire Showground. Doors open 10am. Visit www.springdub.co.uk.

Old Magnesia Well Pump Room Open Day, 10am-3.30pm, Valley Gardens. Free entrance.

The Big Quiz at the St Robert’s Club, Robert Street. 8.30 - 10.30pm. Open to all.


The Cross Keys - Sol Sunday with David Crane - 4-9pm.

Monday, March 6


Roderick Williams (baritone) and Iain Burnside (piano) perform Die Schone Müllerin by Schubert. Wesley Centre, Oxford Street, 1pm.

Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.

Harrogate Film Society presents Victoria (Germany, 2015) at Ashville College 7.45pm. Members free, guests £5 (students £3).

Boston Spa

Bridge Afternoon, 2-5pm at Boston Spa Methodist Church. Tickets £10 per person, book as teams of four by calling Jo Vernon on 01937 360016.

Tuesday, March 7


Acoustic session at the Blues Bar.

Stray Sound Ladies Barbershop Chorus meets every Tuesday at Starbeck Methodist Church. 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Wednesday, March 8


Sitting Room Comedy Club. 8pm at the St George Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate​. T​ickets £10 in advance (£12 on the door) from www.sittingroomcomedy.com.

The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

Royal Hall Open Day, 10am-4pm. Free admittance. Guided tours 11am and 2.30pm.

Would you like to be Bilton Gala Queen or King 2017? Come to The Knox Arms at 6.30pm. Visit www.biltongala.org.uk for further details.


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


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

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