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Category: Arts

An Evening with Ian Moore
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Monday 15th July 2024

An Evening with Ian Moore. White Rose Book Cafe, 79-81 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1ET. Follow the hilarious misadventures of Ian Moore and his family as their search for serenity in rural France leads them on a journey of chaos, commotion and comedy. This will be a highly entertaining evening and includes a talk, reading, Q&A and book signing. ...

Freehand Machine Embroidery
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Wednesday 10th July 2024

Freehand Machine Embroidery. Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Artist Linda Breckon will introduce you to freehand machine embroidery. Explore techniques, create samples, and unleash creativity in this relaxing and inspiring workshop. You will learn various techniques of freehand machine embroidery, including applique, ...

Pre Loved Creating a Patchwork
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Saturday 6th July 2024

Saturday 6th July 2024. Pre-Loved Patchwork. Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Join our very own resident textile-artist Dove Armistead to celebrate your passion for sustainability by learning the skills needed to up-cycle pre-loved textiles and new finds! Learn how to create a patchwork in the third week of this exciting ...

Collage Masterclass
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Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Collage Masterclass. Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. During this masterclass, you will learn a number of collage techniques, taking inspiration from artists like Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Hoch and Matisse. You will be guided through the creation of collages in different styles, learning about how the great artists ...

A Taste Of Arts Ceramic Clocks
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Wednesday 3rd July 2024

A Taste Of Arts : Ceramic Clocks , Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Mould, shape and decorate your own ceramic clocks to hang in your home. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of… sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. ...

A Taste of Decoupage
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Wednesday 19th June 2024

Taste of Decoupage. Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Decoupage, the process of decorating different surfaces by cutting and gluing different imagery onto surfaces alongside painting and stencilling to create different effects. Suitable for all abilities. 10.30am - 12.30pm. £20.00 per person. For more info click ...

Wild Wire Flowers
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Friday 12th July 2024

Wild Wire Flowers. Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Come and join a relaxed and informative wire flower workshop and get creative, to hand make your own wire daffodils. Wendy, from Twigs and Sprigs will teach you the techniques to create two wire daffodils to take home with you at the end of the session. For more information ...

Gary Stewart Solo
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Saturday 18th May 2024

Gary Stewart Solo. Rural Arts, Courthouse 4 Westgate, YO7 1QS. Influenced by the major singer/songwriters of the sixties and seventies, Gary writes, records and performs music in the Folk/Pop vein. His debut, ‘Boy Cries Wolf‘, garnered much praise from Janice Long and was played on Radio 2 courtesy of Steve Lamacq. Gary is also no stranger to the ...

Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden Reopens For 2024
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Wednesday 1st May 2024

Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden reopens on 1 May 2024 with some exciting new additions by Laura Ford, Kenneth Armitage and William Tucker RA. Tickets can be purchased online or on arrival. Opening hours are Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm. For more information click ...

Bold Birds in Mixed Media
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Wednesday 24th April 2024

Bold Birds in Mixed Media. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. In this workshop you will create a beautiful bird illustration by combining an assortment of mediums and techniques. Choose from watercolour, acrylic or gouache to paint your bird. Then add pen, pencil or oil pastel to create additional detail within your piece. 10:30 am - 12:30 ...

Club Origami
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Saturday 20th April 2024

Club Origami. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. An immersive and interactive dance show inviting family audiences to create, imagine and explore whole new ways of thinking, playing, and moving. 2:30 pm. Rip, fold and scrumple ! Shall we see what we can make with a single square of paper ? For more info click ...

Pet Sketch Drawing Animals
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Wednesday 17th April 2024

Pet Sketch, Drawing Animals. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. A Taste of Art. With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of… sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques. Develop your observational skills of our furry friends!. 10.30am-12.30pm. ...

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Sunday 14th April 2024

On Sunday 14th April, 10am - 12.30pm Kunsthuis Gallery start with some short poses to warm up before settling into the long pose (2hrs 15min). Guidance and feedback on life drawing in small groups. Max 4 participants. £25 per session, including basic materials (newsprint, pencils, charcoal) and refreshments. Easels and boards available, bring your ...

Exhibition The Arts Collective
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Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 13th April 2024

Exhibition: The Arts Collective. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Come and enjoy an excellent selection of artwork by our Open Studio scheme participants who produce prints and ceramics. The artwork is made by The Arts Collective. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free Entry. For more info click ...

Organic Ceramic Forms
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Wednesday 10th April 2024

Organic Ceramic Forms. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. You will explore a variety of ceramic techniques including creating pinch pots and joining using slip. Glazing and finishing techniques will also be explored to finish off your piece. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. For more information click ...

Spring Ribbon Wreath Workshop
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Tuesday 9th April 2024

Spring Ribbon Wreath Workshop. East Thirsk Learning and Resource Centre YO7 1SL. A relaxed 2 hour session where you will make a Spring wreath by measuring out lengths of pretty ribbon. All the materials are provided and you will take home a wreath that will last for years. 10am. FREE. For more information click ...

Thirsk Hall Local Residents' Day
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Saturday 6th April 2024

Thirsk Hall Local Residents' Day. Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden, Kirkgate, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. Experience Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden. Our Gallery Shop will be serving a selection of snacks & refreshments & you are welcome to bring your own picnic. Open to all Thirsk & Sowerby residents with proof of Post Code. Up to 2 adults & 3 children ...

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Thursday 4th April 2024

Decorate a Butterfly. Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Spring is here and colours are everywhere. Aimed at children 6-13, with their parents/carers joining in/helping. Younger siblings can be given other activities to do alongside. Drop in any time 10.30am-12.30am. For more information click ...

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Wednesday 3rd April 2024

Drawing Urban Rooftops. Rural Arts, The Courthouse, YO7 1QS. Lose yourself in the beautiful architecture of urban rooftops in recognisable cities such as Oxford, London and Paris. You will learn tips on perspective and develop mark-making techniques to create different textures within your drawing. Use photographs or content from our lovely collection ...

A Taste of Art Cyanotype
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Wednesday 27th March 2024

A Taste of Art: Cyanotype. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS.Explore the cyanotype process, using natural chemicals that react with light rays to create unique blue and white prints. Combining the use of found objects, printed acetate stencils and drawing you will have the opportunity the create your own mini prints onto paper. 10:30 am ...

Experimental Textiles
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Saturday 23rd March 2024

Experimental Textiles. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Participants will be introduced to the technique of free hand machine embroidery and have opportunity to experiment with heat guns to create colourful and textured textile pieces inspired by rock pools. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £40. For more info click ...

Traditional Sign Painting
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Wednesday 20th March 2024

Traditional Sign Painting. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. An introduction to traditional sign painting in which you will learn about colour and shading, as well as the basic brush techniques needed to master lettering. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. For more info click ...

Copper Wire Hare
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Tuesday 19th March 2024

Copper Wire Hare.The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Join Wendy from Twigs & Sprigs to learn how to create a 15cm high copper wire hare for indoor display only. Wendy will guide you through the process of creating this cute wire sculpture in small steps and you can add your own personal touches . For more info click ...

Spring Fused Glass
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Friday 15th March 2024

Spring Fused Glass. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Design and make your own glass panel based on landscape and floral images with fusible sheet glass and other compatible glass products.The basic skills of scoring and breaking glass will be covered as well as some simple theory of the principles of glass fusing using a kiln. For more ...

A Taste of Art Enamelling a Unique Item
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Wednesday 13th March 2024

A Taste of Art: Enamelling a Unique Item. The Courthouse. 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Come and explore the basics of enamelling and take away an item that has been fired in a kiln. you will take a copper piece and fire with ground glass (vitreous enamel). 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. £20.For more information click ...

Thirsk Exhibition Power Through Performance
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Exhibition: Power Through Performance. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Celebrating International Women’s Day (8th March) we have curated a series of short film screenings, from young filmmakers and digital artists, that reveal the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free Entry. For more ...

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Wednesday 6th March 2024

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club. The Courthouse,4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The spring return of our pop-up comedy club. Ant Dewson performs at the top comedy clubs in the country and has shared the stage with some great comedians including Mickey Flanagan, Lee Mack and Noel Fielding. For more info click ...

A Taste of Art Linocut Printed Cards
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Wednesday 6th March 2024

A Taste of Art: Linocut Printed Cards. The Courthouse,4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Learn the traditional process of relief printing. Print your design onto a range of cards to share. You will draw your design, transfer it to your lino and then cut out of the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, a V-shaped chisel or gouge. For more info click ...

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Friday 26th January 2024

Mono-Printing. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. In this workshop you will discover how to use a variety of materials to create original imagery; with practical work on linear, reductive and additive methods of printing. You will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas using those methods, as well as learning how to use the printing ...

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Thursday 25th January 2024

Punch Needle Embroidery. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. This workshop will introduce punchneedle embroidery to beginners. During the session you will produce a completed piece of work to create a patterned coaster. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. For more information click ...

Draw and Paint Dogs Workshop
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Saturday 20th January 2024

Draw and Paint Dogs. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. During this course your tutor, Jo Lawson, will guide you through every stage of painting and drawing dogs. This will cover pet portraits and how to capture movement in animals, looking at basic shapes and proportions of the body, details of their features, to how to draw and paint fur. ...

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Wednesday 17th January 2024

A Taste of Art : Print and Texture. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Experiment with different inking effects to explore pattern, texture and mark making. You will print your own unique artworks on different papers and fabrics. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Tickets £20. For more information click ...

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Monday 15th January 2024

Oil Painting (6 Weeks). The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The course will introduce you to colour mixing, suitable surfaces and getting used to manipulating oil paint. Through a series of painting projects those skill will be reinforced and will give you the confidence needed to enjoy and to get the most out of oil painting. 1:30 pm - 5:00 ...

Rob Ward Exhibition Las Piedras
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Until Friday 29th March 2024

Rob Ward | Las Piedras. Gallery One.Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden, YO7 1PL. Rob Ward has played a significant part in the shape and trajectory of British sculpture in the second half of the twentieth century. His work spans drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. For more information click ...

Hand Painted Wooden Decorations Workshop
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29th November 2023

Hand Painted Wooden Decorations. The Old Courthouse, YO7 1QS. Within this workshop you will be creating your very own hand-painted wooden ornaments, ready for the festive season. Carefully paint onto wooden slices with different seasonal themes befogging adding ribbon for that finishing touch. Take your ornaments home with you to gift to friends ...

Lino Cut Wrapping Paper Workshop
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18th November 2023

Lino-Cut Wrapping Paper. Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Design your own intricately carved linocut stamps to hand decorate paper rolls using our professional tools and inks. Use your paper to wrap your presents and add that an extra level of thoughtfulness when gifting loved ones this ChristmasFor more info click ...

Scratch Night Autumn
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10th November 2023

Scratch Night Autumn 2023. Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Storytelling, spoken word and poetry. Four up-and-coming artists share their new work in an evening compered by Henry Ray. Support each show to develop by sharing your feedback on the night. Part of Rural Arts’ commitment to emerging artists. Starts 7.30pm. For more info click ...

A Taste of Art Relief Carve Clay Plaque
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8th November 2023

A Taste of Art: Relief Carve Clay Plaque. Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Create your very own relief carved clay plaque in this Taste of Art workshop. You will explore a variety of ceramic techniques including creating pinch pots, joining using slip, carving into your piece. Additionally, glazing and finishing techniques will be explored ...

Time Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen
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The Extraordinary Time Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Friday 3rd November 2023. Jackanory meets ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ In this award-winning family show, where top comedians tell extravagant improvised stories. There will be pirates and princesses, sword fights and spacemen - all completely and irrefutably true!. For more information ...

Hugo Dalton Ceres Light Drawing
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1st November 2023

Hugo Dalton Ceres Light Drawing. Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden YO7 1PL .This winter Thirsk Hall will be illuminated with the help of artist Hugo Dalton. Dalton has worked with major institutions such as the Chateau Versailles; The Fitzwilliam Museum; Blenheim Palace and the Royal Opera House to create captivating drawings which are projected onto ...

Christmas Floral Demonstration
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2nd November 2023

Christmas Floral Demonstration. Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby YO7 1JG. Thursday 2nd November. The Sowerby Flower Club will be demonstrating special Christmas Floral by David Ryland entitled 'With Christmas In Mind' starting at 2pm. For more information click here

Mylar Prints
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Wednesday 27th September 2023

A Taste of Art: Mylar Prints. Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, YO7 1QS. Use mylar sheets to create unique monoprints in our Taste of workshop. Design a landscape or similar to transfer into a stencil. This then be used to create a series of prints onto paper, by rolling ink onto the mylar templates or adding stencils to printing plates. ...

Bold Birds in Mixed Media
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Wednesday 20th September 2023

A Taste of Art: Bold Birds in Mixed Media. Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, YO7 1QS. In this workshop you will create a beautiful bird illustration combining an assortment of mediums and techniques. Choose from watercolour, acrylic or gouache to paint your bird. Then add pen, pencil or oil pastel to create additional detail within your ...

An Exhibition Of New Paintings By Robbie Fife
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Friday 15th Sept - 18th Nov 2023

'Native', an exhibition of new paintings by Robbie Fife. Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden, YO7 1PL. The exhibition marks a return to Fife's native land, having moved back to North Yorkshire in 2022. This new body of work has brought the artist back in close physical proximity with the place that inspires him; the majority of the paintings having their ...

Ceramic Tableware
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Wednesday 13th September 2023

A Taste of Art: Ceramic Tableware. Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, YO7 1QS. Create your own condiment dishes, herb shredders and garden labels in this 2 hour workshop. Use a selection of herbs, leaves and flowers to decorate your pieces, as well as letter stamps to add a personalised touch. You will explore a variety of ceramic techniques ...

Natural Fabric Dyeing
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Wednesday 6th September 2023

A Taste of Art: Natural Fabric Dyeing. Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, YO7 1QS. Explore how to use natural materials such as flowers and vegetables, to add various colours and patterns to fabric. Learn how to prepare your fabric, ready for different techniques. Explore flower pounding, natural dyeing and more. For more info click ...

Drawing Urban Rooftops
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Wednesday 9th August 2023

Lose yourself in the beautiful architecture of rban rooftops of recognisable cities such as Oxford, London and Paris. In this class entitled 'Drawing Urban Rooftops' you will learn tips on perspective to recreate your urban rooftop scene and develop mark- making techniques to create different textures within your drawing. Use photographs or content ...

A Midsummer Night's Mischief
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Thursday 3rd August 2023

The fairies in the forest are starting a fight – but which side are you on? Team Titania or Team Oberon? Hoglets Theatre presents their interactive and larger-than-life version of Shakespeare’s summer comedy A Midsummer Night's Mischief – especially for young audiences. Expect wild characters, raucous singalong songs, puppets, stunts, and some frankly ...

Brothers Gillespie 
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Friday 29th April 2022

On Friday 29th April 2022Northumbrian duo The Brothers Gillespie sing traditional and original songs with lyrical and visionary intensity. Described by Folk Radio as “weaving an especially compelling magic”, and “showing off British acoustic music in its best possible light”, their music is rich with sounds of soaring sibling harmony, guitars, flute, ...

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