Travel through time with bonkers boffins Warp & Weft meeting whip cracking Romans, Morris Dancing Vikings and a flying Siberian tiger! This family show is full of absurdly funny nonsense and tomfoolery.
The two performers arrive in the HG Wells style Time Machine. They then pause the hands of time to set up their props and sound system. Using the power of theatre and wibbly-wobbly dance, the audience is transported through time, visiting various pivotal moments in history designed to entertain and educate the whole family. The show includes time travel, science themed magic tricks, juggling and diabolo routines with lots of audience participation.
Bell and Bullock are new to FEVA and will be bringing a combination of sensational circus skills and visual comedy that is not to be missed!
Time: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Venue: Market Place
Dresses for Africa
Help make as many dresses as possible for this appeal for Africa. Suitable for beginners, under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. Book direct with the venue on 07730 057510 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 1 to 5pm
Venue: 6 Green Dragon Yard, Knaresborough
Price: Free though material donations also welcomed.
Frenchic & Fizz
Time: 7 to 9pm
Venue: Ted Kitchens and Bedrooms Ltd, 8a Kirkgate, Knaresborough
Price: £35 per person – book through the venue on 01423 864847
St Robert of Knaresborough
Peter Lacey, author of ‘Tales of a Celebrity Hermit’, will be talking about the life of St Robert, one of the most important but lesser known characters associated with Knaresborough. The Knaresborough Mummers will also be performing their new play ‘Eugene Aram and the Hermit’ at the start of the evening.
Peter Lacey’s talk and the Knaresborough Mummers play are part of a year-long programme of events in celebration of St Robert’s 800th anniversary. Robert, who was born in the late 12th Century in York, spent most of his life in and around Knaresborough and far from being the traditional reclusive hermit was actively involved in helping the poor and needy and even had a memorable encounter with King John.
Peter’s fascinating talk will shed light on our very own local saint and the efforts being made this year to bring him into the limelight.
The books ‘Tales of a Celebrity Hermit’ (£5) will be available to buy on the night and Peter will be happy to sign copies.
The Knaresborough Mummers irreverent new play ‘Eugene Aram and the Hermit’ features an encounter between Knaresborough’s most notorious villain and the local saint. Riotous history as it never happened!
Time: doors open 6.45pm, start time 7pm
Venue: Knaresborough Library
Phil Lyons and the New Vintage Band
Back by popular demand after a sell out show last year, Phil Lyons & The New Vintage Band are a fully live 8 piece band made up of some of Yorkshire’s finest young, professional musicians. This fun and high energy show consists of popular music from 1930s Jazz, 40s Swing and Jive, 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll and finishing with the early soul hits of the 1960s. They pay respect to artists Frank sinatra, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Louis Prima, Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, Wilson Picket, James Brown and others.
The band, led by charismatic vocalist Phil Lyons has been bringing their cool, ‘vintage’ sounds and style to weddings, functions and events across the UK since 2012.
Time: doors open 7.30pm, start time 8pm
Venue: Frazer Theatre