For our first day we have some real treats to get us started off.  Join us in the Market Place at noon for the grand opening of FEVA by the Mayor of Knaresborough.

Children’s Scarecrow Making Workshop

A fun morning designing and creating a scarecrow – on your own, with friends, or as a family.  The entrance fee also includes materials, but if you have anything you would like your scarecrow to wear, feel free to bring it along.

Children under five must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential.  Please telephone 07966 173636. Limited places.

All scarecrows made are eligible for entry into the Trail at St John’s Church and can be sited immediately after the workshop.

Time: 10am to 12 noon

Venue: Studio 3 Dance Workshop, 1 Finkle Street, Knaresborough HG5 8AA

Price:  £3.50 per child including materials and snack

Bob’s Your Uncle

Feva opens at noon with fabulous family fun and magic from the endlessly energetic Bob!

Time: Performances at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Venue: Market Place

Price:  Free!

FEVA Pink Afternoon Tea

The Bridge Coffee Bar, Gracious Street Methodist Church

Enjoy afternoon tea in the pleasant atrium-style Bridge cafe with homemade sandwiches, scones and cakes, tea or coffee.  Book with the Bridge Coffee Bar by phone on 01423 860750.

All profits to be donated to Knaresborough Food Bank.

2 to 4pm

£5, book by phone 01423 860750

Sam Illingworth: The Poetry of Science

Biology meets balladry, physics encounters pentameter, and chemistry confronts cadence as Dr Sam Illingworth presents a celebration of the creative similarities between science and the performing arts.

Dr Sam Illingworth is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he uses poetry to help develop dialogue between scientists and non-scientists. He has performed his unique brand of science poetry to audiences across the world.

Time: Doors open 7 pm, start time 7.30pm

Venue: Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre, Bond End, Knaresborough

Price: £5 book online or tickets on the door
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Mother Shipton’s BBQ

Blast off FEVA with live music and a traditional barbecue.  D Band are playing in the atmospheric pub garden with great food.  All welcome.

Time: from 6pm

Venue: Mother Shiptons pub

Blind Jacks

Blind Jack will be teaming up with street food legends Tacoporium for delicious eats and hosting a tap takeover from Vocation Brewery.

Time: Doors open 7 pm, start time 7.30pm

Venue: Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre, Bond End, Knaresborough

Price: £5, book online or tickets on the door.

Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies

A double nomination in  the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene

Not only is Jez one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns and The Duhks.

Jez has tours of America, Holland, and Canada lined up over the next twelve months, alongside an enviable list of UK dates. Festival appearances planned for summer 2018 include appearances at Warwick,  Chester, Whitby, Broadstairs and Sidmouth. The Radio Ballads series continues to enthrall, and major concerts based around The Ballad Of Child Migration are being lined up for the Autumn.

Time: Doors open 7pm, start time 8pm

Venue: Fraser Theatre, Knaresborough

Price:  £12, book online up to 3pm today to ensure you get a seat.  Thee may be a few tickets on the door.
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