Choral Eucharist, St Johns Church 

Feva Eucharist

Choral Eucharist free

St John the Baptist Church – doors open 10 am

A special service of Choral Eucharist to celebrate feva sung by St John’s Choir and friends, including Haydn’s Little Organ Mass and Mozart’s popular motet Ave Verum Corpus. A great opportunity to hear some wonderful choral music performed in the context for which it was written in the atmospheric surroundings of our ancient and historic parish church. The Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo was composed by Joseph Haydn around 1775 and the Benedictus features a charming Soprano solo with organ accompaniment from which the alternative title of Kleine Orgelmesse (Little Organ Mass) is derived. The preacher at this service will be the Revd Canon Peter Moger, Precentor of York Minster.

Make and Take Marketplace : Henshaws

Make and Take Marketplace – free entry

  • Henshaws 11 am to 4 pm

Visit the Marketplace on the Urban Beach at Henshaws and see local artists and crafters sell their handmade creations. Each stall also offers the chance to make your own items to take away.

Cadenza Singers in Concert (with lunch) £20pp


Cadenza Singers in Concert (with lunch) £20pp

Dower House – doors open 12 noon

Enjoy an engaging and versatile musical concert from one of Knaresborough’s foremost vocal ensembles, including lunch, at the beautiful Dower House. A wide range of favourites delivered in full harmonic colour.

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Yorkshire Life Aquatic – Dry Land Synchronised Swimming ; free

Market Place – 12.30pm, 2pm and 3 pm, free

In homage to the days of Hollywood and the Million Dollar Mermaids, Yorkshire Life Aquatic recreate the fun and glamour of vintage synchronised swimming – in the Market Place!

Open Day Knaresborough Allotments, free entry

Knaresborough Allotments

Stockwell Road – 1.30 to 4 pm

Vegetables, fruit and flower fun for all the family at the annual allotment open day. There’s plenty of activities plus you can take a look around, talk gardening with the plot holders or simply relax and enjoy refreshments. Free entry

Town Criers Competition, free

Town Criers

Town Criers Competition

Market Place – 2 pm, free

Visit feva’s perennial favourite annual criers’ challenge in which Town Criers from across the North gather for this contest of vocal prowess, verbal dexterity and sumptuous attire. Who will be voted Crier of Criers? Sponsored by Bowers Funeral Directors.

Sacred and Profane, The Two Faces of Naples £12 / £9


St John’s Church – doors open 2.30 pm;
£12, concessions £9

Music on the exciting cusp of the Baroque and Classical by the leading Neapolitan composers: Pergolesi’s famous ‘Stabat Mater’ and Scarlatti’s scandalous ‘La Dirindina’. Performed by acclaimed period performance ensemble Arioso. £12, concessions £9

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Even More Poetry Please, £3

Even More Poetry Please

Art in the Mill– doors open 7 pm

Here is another chance to share your favourite poems by reading them aloud. Non-readers also welcome. Tickets from the venue or on the door. £3

You Give Me feva Quiz, £1

Blind Jacks Pub

You Give me feva quiz, £1 to play

Blind Jack’s – 7pm

DJ Trev’s ‘you give me feva’ pub quiz, performed in his unique, humorous style.  All welcome – alone or with friends. £1

Introduction to Whittling, Station Haus

Station Haus – 1 to 3.30pm
Workshop on whittling. Create a Hillbilly caricature using
only a knife. No under 16s. Safety equipment supplied.

Scarecrow Trail, St. Johns Church

The Scarecrows are back in the grounds of St. John’s Church every day from 10 to 18 August. Follow the clues; prizes for the winners; quiz sheets are available priced £1 from the Old Ticket Office on the railway station. Enjoy afternoon refreshments at the Hub overlooking
the river.

See also the “Arts Trail” “Flavours of feva” King James’s School

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