Have-a-Go Pirates

Market Place – 11 am, 1 and 3 pm

These pirates are on the lookout for a crew and are keen to practice their pillaging techniques as they move through the streets of Knaresborough town centre. Youngsters can join them if they dare! Free 


Picnic in the Park

Knaresborough House grounds – 12 to 5 pm

Don’t miss feva’s fantastic free, open-air concert in this stunning natural amphitheatre.

Hosted by the brilliant DJ Trev, this year’s bands include:

  • Hot Sauce (from 12.30pm to 1 pm)
  • Tom Silcox and Chris Kramer (1.30pm to 2.15 pm)
  • Dori and the Outlaws (2.45pm to 3.30 pm)
  • Band of Friends (4pm to 5 pm).

All welcome; bring your own food and drink. There will be Spin Art and ice creams.

In Knaresborough House there will be teas and coffees supplied by Knaresborough in Bloom and an art exhibition on all weekend by the wonderful Knaresborough-based illustrator Caroline Miekina to celebrate the life and times of Blind Jack Metcalf, as part of the tri-centenary celebrations of his birth.

Sponsored by the Lions. Free

Memory Box

Henshaws – 2 to 5pm

Memory Box is an interactive installation interspersed with dance performance, suitable for all ages. It has come from the community, performed for the community; a celebration of the past, present and future generations.

Step inside our Memory Box and join us to celebrate the positivity and wonder of childhood, through interactive play and dance.

There will be lots of fun activities, games and dancing for the whole family to enjoy.

Let’s come together to share memories and create new ones.

Drop in anytime between 2pm-5pm. Free admission.

Sounds Like Us

Mother Shipton’s Inn – 3 pm

Vocal harmony duo.

The Conjurors

Frazer Theatre – 7.30 pm

Following the success of their sell-out show at FEVA 2016, The Harrogate Society of Magicians return for a spectacular night of magic, mind reading and illusion.

With well over a hundred years’ experience between them, the cast presents incredible magic, mind reading and illusion, which will keep you guessing for a long time to come! Witness the impossible right in front of your eyes!

The Conjurors promises to be their best show yet, and offers something for all the family.

Tickets: £8 concessions £6

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

Book now

Burlesque Bonanza

Henshaws – 8 pm

Henshaws presents feva’s burlesque, showcasing beauties from around the UK with comedy, drama and fantasy rolled into one queen-sized show. Via Neil Kendall International. With four-star review from international burlesque magazine.

Tickets: Standard £15, concessions £12 Book online

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

Book now

Chris Carter

Royal Oak – 9 pm

Covers from the 1960s till now.

Ruby Stone Alone

Cross Keys – 9 pm

Covers from this duo to the present day.


Tea on the Terrace – The HUB @ St John’s from 10am to 4.30pm

Morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas in the beautifully renovated church hall or outside on the terrace with one of the finest views in Knaresborough.

Lavendar rooms: A Feast of Knaresborough 7.15pm for 7.30pm

A second chance to enjoy a five course meal made using the finest local Yorkshire produce.  Bring your own wine – no corkage charge.  Booking essential.  Call 01423 860555.  £27.50 or £200 for a table for eight.

feva Visual Arts Trail 2017


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.

www.raymutimer-artist.co.uk Contact: 01423 867808

WISE PEOPLE 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.



THE GLASSHOUSE OPEN STUDIO WEEKENDS 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.


SUMMER SALON 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.

www.artinthemill.co.uk Contact: 01423 862963

WATERCOLOURS 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.


DECORA – LINE AND EDGE 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.


Sat 19 August only, 10am-5pm

An exhibition of original paintings by the members of Knaresborough Art Society using various media, including paintings and cards for sale.



Sat 19th Aug 10am-3.30pm

An exhibition of original paintings by members of the Society with a wide range of paintings and cards for sale.


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

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


INVASIVE 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.


ART AT THE TERRACE CAFE 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.

MERMAIDS AND OTHER TALES OF THE SEA 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.

www.henshaws.org.uk/what-we-offer/arts-crafts/ Contact: 01423 541888

TOPIARY TREASURE 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

NOT THE NORM 17 Studio 3, Finkle Street

Daily during feva 11am-4pm except Sats 2pm-4pm

Local artist, Norma Galley exhibits a vibrant selection of paintings and fused glass.



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.