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

Be spooked on the Ripon Ghost Walk
Be spooked on the Ripon Ghost Walk

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, October 13 to Wednesday, October 19?

Thursday, October 13


Jason Byrne at Harrogate Theatre. Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival which runs until October 16.

Jo Caulfield at Harrogate Theatre Studio. Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival.

RedHouse Orignals presents Funny How? - An Exhibition of Comedy Legends by Thomas James Butler at Harrogate Theatre Circle Bar. Until October 16.

Robert Macmillan’s Approaching Light exhibition at 108 Fine Art gallery, Cold Bath Road. Until October 22.

The Resonators 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.


Knaresborough Players present ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Frazer Theatre. 7.30pm. Until October 18.


Andrew Grisewood flower arranging demonstration at Ripon Grammar School at 7pm. Tickets £10 on the door.

Ripon Ghost Walk. Meet at the Cabman’s Shelter, Market Square. 7.30pm start. Adults £2, under 16s £1.


Tockwith Primary School Open Evening, 5-7pm at Tockwith Primary School, Southfield Lane.


Harrogate Platform Open presents Lucy Saggers Photography at Rural Arts. 6pm. Until October 19.

Friday, October 14


Mark Watson at Harrogate Theatre. Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival.

Live ghost stories at Harrogate Library with The Book of Darkness and Light. 7.30pm.

Ont’ Sofa presents live music at The Club, Victoria Avenue. 7pm.

The Early Mac Band at the Blues Bar.

Kasiuss at Monteys Rock Cafe.

Marc and Abbie of Issimo at The Den, Cambridge Street.

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

Boston Spa

Eighth annual Boston Spa Art and Crafts Festival at Boston Spa Village Hall, High Street, 10am-5pm. Entrance £1.


Covers duo Sounds Like Us (and bassist/vocalist) at The Orange Grove. 8.30pm.

Last Chance Saloon country club at Park Place Social Club.


The Wakeman Lectures Autumn Series, 10am-noon at Thorpe Prebend House, The Recovery Years 1951-1964. Visit www.wakemanlectures.co.uk.


Sarah Collins and Keep the Faith at Masham Town Hall. 7.30pm. Tickets from Masham Community Office on 01765 680200.

Saturday, October 15


Trombone quartet Slidin About concert at ChristChurch, High Harrogate, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from ChristChurch Parish Office 01423 530750 or 01423 883348.

Bilton WMC - Virtue, boy/girl duo.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr - Alpine Weekend in association with the Alpine Garden Society. Normal garden admission.

Pinewoods Conservation Group - Bulb and flower planting. 10am-noon at Council Nurseries off Harlow Moor Road (HG2 0FH).

Hyena Lounge Closing Gala at Harrogate Theatre. Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival.

Tamla Motown Show with Stevie at Harrogate Londesborough Club, Bower Road. 8pm.

The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night with Dave Pilla and Ella Coast at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Keep Fit and Socialise Sequence Dance at St George’s Dance Club. St George’s Road. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Visit www.stgeorgesdanceclub.uk.

Harrogate Bellringers Jumble Sale at St Peters Church glass entrance on Cambridge Street from 10am.


Stockyard Crossing – Rock and Blues – 9pm at The Cross Keys, Cheapside.

Folk sounds from The Blarge at The Orange Grove. 9pm.

Live music at Park Place Social Club.

The Jar Family and Matt Woosey at Ripley Town Hall.


Oktober Beer Fest with beer, bratwurst and fries plus oompah band and DJ. 7pm. Tickets from 01937 588884.

Antiques and Collectors Fair. Wetherby Town Hall, 9am-4pm. Free admission. Contact Dawn on 01937 582803.


Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal - Fountains by Floodlight 5–9pm (last entry 8pm) Choirs performing 7–8pm. Normal admission charges apply.

Boston Spa

Eighth annual Boston Spa Art and Crafts Festival at Boston Spa Village Hall, High Street 10am-4pm. Entrance £1.

Jazz in the Spa presents The Basin Street Brawlers at the village hall.


The Children’s Society Ceilidh at Collingham Memorial Hall 7.30pm.

Sunday, October 16


Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

Russell Kane at the Royal Hall. Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival.

Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra at St Aidan’s School. 3.30pm.

Three live acts at the Blues Bar including Little Liam (3pm), tbc (6pm) and Barcode Zebra (9pm).

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


Covers duo Sounds Like Us at The Old Royal Oak. 8pm.


Ripon Ramblers eight mile circular walk via Aysgarth Falls, Carperby and Castle Bolton. For more details, contact 01423 324011.


Flea market, bric-a-brac and home-made refreshments at Norwood Social Hall (B6451) 9.30am-4pm.

Monday, October 17


Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.


AgeUK Dance Mix, 2-3pm. Allhallowgate Church Hall, Ripon. £4. Contact Catharine 01765 606872.

Tuesday, October 18


AgeUK Social Group with exercise. 10-11.45am Montpelier Court, Cold Bath Road. £4. Contact Catharine 01765 606872.

Blueswater at the Blues Bar.

Charity Fashion Show for Dementia Forward with Marks & Spencer at Marshall Honda. 7pm.

Harrogate & District Family History Society at 7.30pm in St Paul’s UR Church Hall. Marion Moverley - Caught in Chancery-the story of Jane. Visitors welcome - £1.

Sequence Dancing at St George’s Dance Club. St George’s Road. 7.30-10pm (coaching 7pm-7.30pm). Visit www.stgeorgesdanceclub.uk.

Wednesday, October 19


Harrogate St Andrew’s Players present Legally Blonde, The Musical at Harrogate Theatre. Until October 22.

Poems, Prose and Pints with guest poet Bee Smith. Tap n Spile. 7.30pm.

The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

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

Christ Church, Harrogate series of talks 9.30am. This week’s subject is ‘Upper Wensleydale’.

Modern and Sequence Dancing at St George’s Dance Club. St George’s Road, 2-4.30pm. Visit www.stgeorgesdanceclub.uk.


Painting for pleasure at Killinghall Village Hall. Beginners welcome. 1pm-1.30pm. Contact Bryan Allison on 07877 547272.


AgeUK Art Class. 2-4pm. The Meads, South Crescent. £3.50. Contact Catharine 01765 606872.

Further ahead


Harrogate History Festival at the Old Swan Hotel, October 20-23. Tickets 01423 562303.www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com.

Retirement seminar, 7pm on Thursday, October 20, arranged by Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club at the Crown Hotel.