feva Choral Eucharist

St John’s Church – 10.30 am

St John the Baptist’s Church will host its annual feva Choral Eucharist featuring Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C (K317) performed liturgically by St John’s Choir and friends. Further details: www.stjohnschoir.org.uk. Free

Make and Take Marketplace

Henshaws – 11 am to 4 pm

Visit the Urban Beach at Henshaws and enjoys its market stalls. Local artists and crafters sell handmade creations. Each stall offers you the chance to make your own items to take away. Live music. Free

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A Folk Dance Experience

Market Place – 12 noon

Our great local folk dance groups, Flag and Bone Gang, Medusa and Betty Lupton’s Ladle Laikers, fill the Market Place with colour and skill as they demonstrate traditional dance. Free


Lions’ Beer Festival

Knaresborough House – 12 noon to 5 pm

Pot luck day of the Lions’ Beer Festival starting at noon and lasting until to the beer runs out or 5 pm. Free entry

Mother Shipton and the Cardinal

Market Place – 1 and 3 pm

Knaresborough Mummers will celebrate Knaresborough’s rich heritage in this play featuring famous local characters Blind Jack and Mother Shipton. The Mummers have performed nationally and abroad. Free

Town Criers Competition

Market Place – 2 pm

Town Criers from across the North of England (Yorkshire and lesser counties) come to Knaresborough for this annual contest of their vocal prowess and the sumptuousness of their attire. Who will win ‘Crier of Criers’? Sponsored by Bowers Funeral Directors. Free

Singing Workshop

Gracious Street Methodist Church – 2 pm

Have fun and learn to sing choruses from Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury with members of Knaresborough Choral Society and director Robert Marsh. Free public performance at 5 pm.

Tickets: Standard tickets £8, under 18s £4.

Book tickets from Art in the Mill, Green Dragon Yard, or on the door.

Cadenza Singers in Concert

Old School House, Church Lane – 2.30 pm

Cadenza Singers – Enjoy High Tea and the beautiful singing voices of Cadenza. Performing a varied programme, from lilting melodies to humorous ditties, there’s something for everyone.

Cadenza are a group of twelve musical performers with diverse experience, gained in both professional and amateur theatre. Presenting an eclectic mix of vocal music from full group harmony to solo pieces suitable for all tastes. There will be raffles too.

Tickets: Standard tickets £11.50 including afternoon tea

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

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Open Day

Knaresborough Allotments – 1.30 to 4.30 pm

Fun for children and adults at Knaresborough Allotments, Stockwell Road. Get tips from allotment holders, join the Bug Hunt, enjoy cream teas and pick up freshly-grown bargains from the produce stalls. Free entry

Town Criers Competition

Marketplace –2 pm

Town criers from across Yorkshire (and less fortunate counties) compete before the public and an expert panel of judges for the prestigious annual title of Crier of Criers. Free

Something Nasty in the Woods

Royal Oak – 3 pm

Covers from the 1960s to the present. Free

More Poetry Please

Art in the Mill – 7.00 pm

Most poetry is written to be read aloud and shared. We would be delighted if you would share your favourite poems with others by reading them aloud (or having them read for you) and listen as others share theirs. Non-readers are welcome.

For those who intend to read – please bring a handful of your favourite poems with you to read aloud. Any genre is welcome –lyrical, serious, comic. It would add to people’s enjoyment if you could tell them why you enjoy them and what they mean to you. Last year, some people wanted to read their own poems. This year we will accept people’s own work – if it is about or inspired by the local area.

If you want to hear particular poems but don’t like reading in public, let us know the poems by title and author in advance or send us a copy so that we can arrange to have them read for you. For those who just like listening to other people read, please come along and enjoy. It would help us to structure the evening better if you could email your choices in advance to martinharrison7@gmail.com or let us know your choices by phone on 07795 338803.

Light refreshments and drinks will be available.

Tickets: £2 on the door

Romantics with Pro Musica

St John the Baptist’s Church – 7.30

Knaresborough Pro Musica reveals its sentimental side with a veritable feast of romantic classics, appearing alongside the award-winning Cassia String Quartet. Featuring Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams, Introduction and Allegro for String by Elgar and Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky.

Tickets: Standard £14,concessions £12, students £5 

Book tickets from Castlegate Bookshop, by phone on 01423 862222, or on the door.


Caffe Nero Acoustic Night from 7pm

Join us at Caffe Nero to celebrate local musicians in a relaxing environment with all our usual tastes and treats.

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.

www.raymutimer-artist.co.uk 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.

www.artinthemill.co.uk 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.

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.

www.henshaws.org.uk/what-we-offer/arts-crafts/ 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

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.