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, November 3 to Wednesday, November 9?

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 9:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:21 pm
'It's Showtime' by St Peter's Players at St Peter's Church in the centre of town from November 9-12.

Thursday, November 3


Exhibition – The Arnups A Family of Artists. Paintings, sculpture and ceramics at 108 Fine Art, Cold Bath Road. Until November 19.

Liza Dracup Yorkshire landmarks exhibition of photographs at Mercer Art Gallery. Until January 8.

The Sharon Colgan Band at the Blues Bar.

Live acoustic music at St Robert’s Social Club. 8pm-10.30pm. Alternate Thursdays.

Hales Bar Thursday karaoke from 9pm.

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


Out of the Dark - debut exhibition by artist Holly Holder at Art in the Mill. Until November 25.

Bishop Monkton

Noel Coward’s famous play Blithe Spirit at Bishop Monkton Village Hall. Until November 5, 7.30pm daily. Tickets £8 at www.bmeg.org.uk.

Friday, November 4


Funk and Soul Night at St Robert’s Club with Ian Smith. 8pm.

Half Hand Hoodoo at the Blues Bar.

Karl Johnson – A Tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen at Harrogate Londesborough Club. 8pm.

Live music with Em and Them at The Den, Cambridge Street.

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

RHS Garden Harlow Carr Free Day Friday. Visit for free and enjoy the garden in all its autumnal glory.


Frazer Theatre Comedy Club with live stand-ups.

Folk music with The Blarge at the Old Royal Oak. 9pm.

Last Chance Saloon country club at Park Place Social Club.


Beckwithshaw Village Hall Bonfire. Fire lit at 7pm next to the village hall car park. Fireworks 7.30pm. No parking in the hall car park. Parking will be available at the cricket club.


The Wakeman Lectures Autumn Series continues 10am-noon at Thorpe Prebend House, with Meg Munn presenting Parliaments at Home and Abroad. Further information and program at www.wakemanlectures.co.uk.


Collingham Bonfire at rear of Collingham Scout Hut. Gates open at 6.30pm, bonfire lit 7pm. Firework display 7.30pm.

Saturday, November 5


Above The Clouds – Exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, rare editions and prints by Schoph, John Middleton, Peter Blake, Banksy and more at RedHouse Originals Gallery, Cheltenham Mount.

The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night with Rob Reynolds at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Harrogate Music Centre Open Morning at St Aidan’s School to see and hear what happens at Harrogate Music Centre on Saturday mornings. Contact Stephen Price on [email protected] or website www.hmc-parents-assoc.org.uk.

The Boys from Jersey - Jersey Boys/Frankie Vallie tribute and party band. Bilton WMC.


Live music at Park Place Social Club.

The Cross Keys, Cheapside - Barr Lane, rock covers.

Knaresborough WMC - Mike Everly, vocal entertainer.

Boston Spa

Jazz in the Spa presents TJ Johnson at the village hall.


Singles and Disco Night at The Engine Shed.

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

Coffee morning at Wetherby Town Hall 9am-12.30am. Free entry. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.


Darley Bonfire Night celebrations at Darley Playing Fields, Station Road. Bonfire lit at 6.45pm, firework display 7.30pm. Traditional bonfire night food on sale from 6pm. 

Church Fenton

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair at Church Fenton Bowling Club (Common Road, near the Railway Bridge) 10am-3pm. Free entry.


Snape Textile Group annual Christmas coffee morning at Snape Village Institute (near Bedale) 10am-12.30pm.


Friends of Roman Aldborough talk from author Bronwen Riley on her book Journey to Britannia, From the Heart of Rome to Hadrian’s Wall, AD 130. 2pm in Aldborough Village Hall. Visit www.romanaldborough.co.uk.

Sunday, November 6


Lecture on Railways and Harrogate at The Club, 36 Victoria Avenue with historian Malcolm Neesam. 3pm. Ticket only. Call 01423 502344.

Three live acts at the Blues Bar including The Petty Heartbreakers (3pm), tea time gig (6pm) and the Matt Goldberg Band (9pm).

Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

Martin Rose hosts a weekly acoustic evening at The Regency. 8pm.

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


Craft Fair, workshops and children’s activities at Henshaws Arts and Craft Centre. 11am-4pm.

Gunge! A Show With Gunge In It at Frazer Theatre. Comedy game show hosted by Kids Club MC Lee Kyle. 1pm.

Cadenza Singers’ autumn concert at Frazer Theatre with accompanist Paul Dyson. 7.30pm.

The Cross Keys, Cheapside - Northern Soul disco with David Crane.

Monday, November 7


Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.

Harrogate Film Society presents Taxi Tehran (Iran, 2015) at Ashville College, Green Lane at 7.45pm. Members free, guests £5 (students £3).

Lunchtime piano recital at the Wesley Centre, Oxford Street 1pm.

Tuesday, November 8


Acoustic session including Jim Thistlewhite and Sarah Boyle at the Blues Bar.

Nidderdale Hardy Planters AGM, 7pm, followed by usual meeting approximately 7.30pm, talk by Doug Stewart - The Drunken Gardener. Members free, admission £3 for non-members. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Starbeck.

St Peter’s Players present It’s Showtime at St Peter’s Church. Until November 12. Tickets from 07740 841194 or Harrogate Fair Trade Shop.


Knaresborough Art Society welcomes watercolour artist Tim Rose at the United Reformed Church Hall, 7-9pm. For more information call 01423 863927.


Ripon Ramblers walk. Meet at High Cleugh, 9.30am. Six mile circular walk via Middleham, Spennithorne and Coverbridge. Call 01423 202847 first to find out the nature of the walk.

Wednesday, November 9


The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

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

Sitting Room Comedy - 8pm St George Hotel, Ripon Road. Evening of stand-up comedy featuring four great comedians​ with headliner ​Marcel Lucont. Tickets £10 in advance (£12 on the door) from www.sittingroomcomedy.com and St George Hotel reception.

Further Ahead


Yorkshire Flower Club open demonstration with Tom Hodge - The Magic of Christmas on Wednesday, November 16 7.15pm at St Aidan’s School. Admission £10 including glass of wine. To book tickets, call 01943 464068.


Ripon Community Link regular coffee morning on Thursday, November 10 from 10am-noon at Ripon Town Hall.


Springfield Garth annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday, November 26 from 2pm onwards.

Nun Monkton

Fun charity night Saturday, November 19, 7.30pm at Yorkshire Heart Vineyard, Pool Lane, Nun Monkton. Live music and a hog roast. To book tickets priced £10, call 01423 330716 or email [email protected]