FEVA Choral Eucharist

Haydn’s Little Organ Mass (Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo) performed liturgically by St John’s Choir & friends.

Time: doors open at 10am, start time 10.30am

Venue: St John’s the Baptist Church, Vicarage Lane, Knaresborough

Price:  Free

Scarecrow Trail

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

Price:  Free

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

Price:  Free

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

Price:  Free

Folk Dancing

Betty Lupton1Dancing from two of our popular local groups demonstrating their colourful but very different styles.

Time: 1pm

Venue: Market Place

Price:  Free

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

Price:  £11.50 incl afternoon tea
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Four Shadows Theatre Tour of Knaresborough

Four Shadows Tour 2Our 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! 

Time: 3pm

Venue: Meet in the Maket Place

Price:  Free

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

Price:  Standard £12, concessions £9

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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)