Day 2 of FEVA kicks off in style in the Market Place…

feva Busk Stop

Market Square – 11 am to 4 pm

Drop by our ‘Busk Stop’ in the Market Square, run by Jonathan Skinner from The Omega Era, to enjoy performances by a number of local musicians who will be stopping by over the course of the day to entertain the crowds.

Check back here for the schedule or send us a message to request a slot to play. Free

Civil War Day

Knaresborough Castle – 11 am to 4 pm

A spectacular experience from the days of the English Civil War, as reenactors from the Sir Thomas Glemham’s Regiment of the Sealed Knot Society create a living history village in the Castle grounds. Let us transport you back to a time when the sights and sounds of cannon, musket and pike drills and firing guns filled the Knaresborough air! Free

Photo credit: Courtesy of Sir Thomas Glemham’s Regiment of the Sealed Knot Society

Lions’ Beer Festival

Knaresborough House – 12 noon

Second day of the Lions’Beer Festival, featuring the best of British beer. Live musical entertainment in the afternoon with Knaresborough Silver Band and Ian Wallace in the evening. Free entry

Knaresborough Silver Band

Knaresborough House –1 to 3 pm

An unmissable chance to enjoy the award-winning Knaresborough Silver Band outside Knaresborough House as an accompaniment to the afternoon at the Beer Festival. ]


Circle Live

Henshaws – 4 pm

Harrogate Theatre’s monthly live acoustic afternoon comes to feva.

Local musician Andrew Cameron hosts with appearances from three other acts. Free

John Metcalf: a Man of Vision

St John’s Church – doors open 7pm, start 7.30pm

A musical celebration of the life and times of Blind Jack of Knaresborough presented by St John’s Choir and friends. Interval refreshments available. A percentage of all ticket sales will be donated to local charities for the visually impaired.

Further details at

£15 standard, £10 concessions, children free.  Tickets on the door.

The Lure of the Sea

Henshaws – doors open 7.30pm, start 8pm

Enter a magical world where fairy tale meets mystery through middle-eastern dance and storytelling.Enter a magical world where fairy tale meets mystery through middle-eastern dance and storytelling. Harrogates very own middle-eastern and belly dance troupe, Houriat, are proud to present a fantasy production of The Lure of the Sea– a tale specially written for Feva and presented using dance and storytelling. We are joined by the Egyptia dance troupe from Leeds.

Tickets: £12

Book tickets from Tourist Information at the Library, by phone 01423 866886 or online

 Book now

The Knaresborough Players Present: Black Comedy

Frazer Theatre – 7.30 pm

Award-winning Knaresborough Players present the hilarious one-act Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer, and meet the cast afterwards.

Poor sculptor, Brindsley, borrows his neighbours’ furniture to impress his prospective father-in-law. The action supposedly in the dark is illuminated; when the lights are on, the stage is in the dark! Puzzle this one out.

£8 includes one drink per person

Book tickets from Tourist Information at the Library, by phone 01423 866886 or online

Book now

Nick Turner

Royal Oak – 9 pm

Acoustic guitar and vocals.

Gary Hall

Cross Keys – 9.15 pm

Singer/songwriter of roots music and Americana.

feva Visual Arts Trail 2017

8, Whiteway Head, Calcutt, HG5 8LE

Daily during feva 11am-4pm

Paintings in watercolour and acrylic, illustrations including Postman Pat by Ray Mutimer. Ray’s vast portfolio of sketches and working drawings will also be on show. Contact: 01423 867808

26, Windsor Lane, Knaresborough

Saturdays and Sundays during feva 10am-4pm

Open Studio: Bridget Adams’s work is inspired by the moral and decorative wonder of Byzantine Art and celebrates the decent qualities in us all.

16, Stockdale Walk, Knaresborough

Saturdays and Sundays during feva 10am-4pm

Jane Prestedge-Hunter opens her Glasshouse Studio: Visitors are invited to look around the studio and enjoy the stunning Nidd Gorge. Refreshments available.

Art in the Mill, Green Dragon Yard.

Mon to Sat 9.30am-5.30pm, Sun 11am-5pm

Art in the Mill is celebrating its 10th birthday this summer with a showcase of paintings, original prints, sculpture, ceramics and glass selected from many of the artists who have exhibited here over the past 10 years. Contact: 01423 862963

Gracious Street Methodist Church Hall, Church Street

Fri 11 to Sat 19 Aug 10am-4pm

Shirley Vine paints her delicate watercolours of local scenes from around Yorkshire and Knaresborough at her annual exhibition here.

Gracious Street Methodist Church Hall, Church Street

Fri 11 to Sat 19 Aug 10am-4pm

Thirteen textile makers and artists make up Decora. They use a variety of techniques to produce pictures, wall hangings and 3D items. Members of the group will demonstrate their work during the week.

Manor Room, The Centre on Gracious Street

Sat 12 Aug 10am-4pm

A varied collection of works from this creative group who like to experiment with textiles and crafts.

Floral Décor, 12 Kirkgate

Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-2pm

Paintings, prints and photographs inspired by flowers using a variety of media.

Tanacetum Studio, 14 Kirkgate

Daily during feva 10am-4pm

Sherry Doyal hosts Shaeron Caton-Rose. A selling exhibition of new works by both artists on the Nidd Gorge invasion by pink Himalayan Balsam, introduced in Britain by horticulturalists in 1839.

The Hub @St John’s Church, serving teas on the terrace.

Fri 11 Preview Evening 7.30pm, Sat 12 to Sun 20 10am-5pm

Bill Bradshaw heads up this group of artists with his popular display of turned wood. Peter Kearney, Lois Folkard and Michael Kestell exhibit their paintings in a variety of media alongside.

Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre,

Daily during feva 9am-4pm

The arts and crafts Summer Exhibition takes on a Mermaid and sea theme. Come and marvel at the wonderful creations of our art makers: pottery, jewellery, papier-mache, woodwork, prints and textiles. Contact: 01423 541888

6 St Margarets Road

Sats and Suns and Wed 1.30pm-4.30pm

Enjoy tea and home made scones while relaxing and get inspiration for a small garden from Topiary, Acers and Bonsai.

Contact: 01423 866260

6 Princess Close, HG5 0AQ

Sats and Suns only 10am-4pm

Local potter Makiko Hastings opens the studio to showcase a range of her ceramic pieces, both functional and decorative.