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