FEVA Choral Eucharist
Time: doors open at 10am, start time 10.30am
Venue: St John’s the Baptist Church, Vicarage Lane, Knaresborough
From Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th August the Scarecrows are back at St Johns! Quiz sheets £1 from The Old Ticket Office (Railway Station). Follow the clues; prizes for the winners. Enjoy afternoon refreshments at The Hub overlooking the river.
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Venue: The grounds of St John’s Church, Knaresborough
Bottom of the Bottle on the Beach
For one afternoon during Feva Dj Trev is resurrecting the much loved ‘Bottom of the Bottle’, which was the area’s most iconic rock night from 2002 to 2015. For regulars and irregulars it was like a family. Now we’ve all grown up and got families let’s have a reunion on the Beach. Metal, Punk, Rock, Sandcastles and no crabs!
Time: 12 noon to 6pm
Venue: Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre
Knaresborough Allotments Open Day
See the vig plots, chat with allotment holders, complete the quiz trail, learn more about our hedgehogs with Bilton Hogspital, find out about the local horticultural society, take part in craft activities with Cone Exchange and Knaresborough Sparks or just come and enjot the refreshments!
Time: 1.30 to 4pm
Venue: Stockwell Road Allotments
Venue: Market Place
Cadenza Singers in Concert (with afternoon tea)
Enjoy Afternoon Tea and the beautiful singing voices of Cadenza, one of Knaresborough’s foremost vocal ensembles, performing a varied and eclectic programme of four part vocal music and solo pieces suitable for all tastes. Cadenza are a group of twelve experience local singers with pedigrees in choral groups, musical theatre, popular and folk music. Raffle. Ticket price includes afternoon tea.
Time: doors open at 2pm, start time 2.30pm
Venue: United Reform Church
Four Shadows Theatre Tour of Knaresborough
Our lovely friends at the Four Shadows Theatre Company will now be performing their last ever Non- Historical, Mildly Accurate, Completely Made Up Yet Highly Informative Tour of the town on Sunday 19th August at 4pm after Bob’s Your Uncle.
Four Shadows Theatre have delighted us in previous years with We’ll Meet Again – a WWII drama, and their own version of The Red Shoes (featuring Doc Martens!). This year, for one final time, they will be reprising their eccentric and entertaining tour of Knaresborough. See the town as you never have before – and never will again!
Venue: Meet in the Maket Place
Les Plaisirs de Versaille
2018 is the 350th anniversary of the famous French baroque composer Francois Couperin’s (1668 -1733) and ARIOSO is basing its 2018 programme theme on exciting works by him and his contemporaries mostly performed at court before the King. The programme includes a good variety of music which will appeal to a wide range of audience. The musical works are also well mixed: with vocal items for solo and combined voices accompanied by instruments and some purely instrumental pieces. These include the instrumental suites from Couperin’s celebrated Concert Royaux performed in the King’s private chambers as Louis retired to bed, and also Sonneries by Marin Marais which is a famous instrumental setting based on the bells of eglise Sainte Genevieve.
Both halves of the concert end with works for the entire ensemble: – Monteclair’s magical setting of Pyrame et Thisbe is a wonderful semi-staged piece retelling the original story of the lovers (ie not Shakespeare’s spoof!); – Les plaisirs de Versailles by Charpentier humorously recounts the bickering between two of the pleasures, La Musique and La Conversation, which is eventually calmed by the god of Play and by the god of festivities, Comus – it ends with a paean to the Sun King, Louis XIV – what else!
For this performance ARIOSO comprises four singers (Marie Lemaire, Emma Edgar, Martin Wallace, Roger Brock) and three instrumentalists: baroque violin (Sue Marshall), viola da gamba (Naomi Meredith) and theorbo/baroque guitar (Martyn Hodgson – Director).
Time: doors open at 2.30pm, start time 3pm
Venue: St John’s Church, Vicarage Road, Knaresborough
Even More Poetry Please
Following previous successful events, here is another chance to share your favourite poems by reading them aloud. Non-readers are also very welcome.
Time: doors open at 6.30pm, start time 7pm
Venue: Art in the Mill, Green Dragon yard, Knaresborough
Price: £3 on the door (£1 for readers)