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Category: Culture

Poetry with Olivia Mulligan
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Friday 25th May 2023

Rural Arts presents a Poetry Evening with Olivia Mulligan, Henry Ray and Hannah Davies. Born and bred in North Yorkshire, Olivia Mulligan is a keen cross country runner, a coffee barista, and now – poet. After spending many years in London, completing her degree in Drama and Creative Writing and working in the city for a short spell, she could no ...

Thirsk Outdoor Cinema Returns
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Friday 7th July 2023

You may or may not have heard but Dirty Dancing SMASHED box office records all over the world when it got release, and now, you get your chance to see it all over again, where we will be bring you a little slice of culture, nostalgia and immersive cinematic fun.

THIS IS GOING TO BE EPIC - Grab your picnics & drinks, outdoor gear and chairs ...

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Sunday 7th August 2022

WIth over 40 + stalls from our amazing local businesses including food & drink, fairground rides, attractions, an entertainment stage, live music, fun, games including sack races, welly toss and tug of war - what better way to spend your Sunday afternoon. This is a FREE event 10-6pm on Sunday 7 August. For more info visit - ...

A Dog's Life
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Sunday 21st August 2022

Charlie Chaplin’s ‘A Dogs Life’ and a selection of new short films by students of the acclaimed National Film and Television School will be accompanied by a 13-piece live orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Ellin will be played at one of the country's oldest cinema's. Tickets: Adult £10 U16s £6. For more info call into the Zillah Bell Gallery or alternatively ...

Carnival Day
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Saturday 20th August 2022

Carnival Day opens its doors at 11:00 with all U16s for FREE - featuring performances throughout the day on the Poet's Corner Stage, a Samba Parade at 15:30. Food stalls, local businesses, charities, face painting, children’s rides, lawn games and much more. Tickets available on the door at £5 per adult or pre-order online for £4. Car parking is ...

The Marriage of Figaro
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Friday 19th August 2022

Thirsk Hall Festival kicks off with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Semi-staged performance of the Mozart comedy classic. Directed by Sarah Helsby-Hughes of Heritage Opera and conducted by Benjamin Ellin. Features festival chorus of singers from across the region.St Mary’s Church, Thirsk, 19:00 Tickets: Adults: £15 U16s: £7.50. For more info call ...

Marbled Paper Stars
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Tuesday 31st May 2022

Marbled Paper Stars workshop will be running on Tuesday 31st May. “To infinity and beyond!” Our holiday workshops provide fun for all the family. In May we will be inspired by the solar system! Learn how to marble paper and use cutting and folding techniques to create a beautiful star. The perfect decoration for your bedroom.You will use foam and ...

Full English
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Friday 27th May 2022

On Friday 27th May 2022 FULL ENGLISH explores personal histories from the Canterbury Estate, where Natalie Davies grew up, along with her mother and her Nan, Cath – a reggae loving, dance enthusiast.Back in the late fifties, migrant workers started to arrive from Pakistan and Bangladesh. These young men soon met and started to fall in love with local ...

Exhibition on Screen Girl with a Pearl Earring
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Thursday 26th May 2022

On Thursday 26th May 2022 ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art.Even today, its recent world tour garnered huge queues lining up for the briefest glimpse of its majestic beauty – in Japan 1.2 million people came to see the exhibition. Yet the painting itself is surrounded by mystery. ...

Sarah Pym Can I See My Feelings?
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Friday 6th May 2022

From Friday 6th May until the 20th May 2022 Sarah Pym is both a professional artist and a practising mental health professional based in Thirsk. Her vision is to help others grow through change.

“Can I see my feelings” is an exciting body of intuitive abstracts designed to stimulate the viewers towards conversations, colours, and thinking ...

Summer Collage with Ink and Pen
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Wednesday 11th May 2022

On Wednesday 11th May 2022 Rural Arts will be hosting a summer workshop. 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.In this workshop you will create a collage combining an assortment of materials, mediums ...

Dandelion Workshop
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Wednesday 13th April 2022

On Wednesday 13th April 2022 Rural Arts will be hosting a print making workshop. Did you know the official flower of the military child is the dandelion? Dandelions put down roots almost anywhere they grow, and it’s almost impossible to destroy. It’s an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It’s a survivor in a broad range of climates.Military children ...

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Tuesday 19th April 2022

On Tuesday 19th April 2022 Use a collection of textured papers and patterned wallpaper scraps to create a quirky chicken collage. You will learn how to design and create templates for your collage and take inspiration from a number of different hens, chicks and chicken characters. You will use watercolour paints, colourful pencils and pens to add ...

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Friday 22nd April 2022

On Friday 22nd April 2022 Beached tells the tale of Arnold whose quiet walk on the beach quickly turns into an unexpected adventure . In this unique piece of family theatre, audiences listen to a soundtrack played through headphones, gathered round a table, becoming part of Arnold’s brilliant and beautiful little word.Each performance lasts 20 minutes ...

Book Signing Lucy Saggers
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Thursday 7th April 2022

On Thursday 7th April White Rose Bookshop will be hosting a book signing event with acclaimed photographer Lucy Saggers. Lucy will sign her book ‘Ford of the Sorrel ‘ £30rrp, (Bluecoat Press) shortlisted Belfast Photo Festival 2022. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start (ends 8.30-9pm). Tickets £3 redeemable against a copy of her book. Light refreshments ...

Katie Spencer At Rural Arts
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Thursday 3rd March 2022

Rural Arts is excited to welcome folk musician Katie Spencer to The Courthouse in Thirsk on Thursday 3rd March, 7.30pm!

Katie Spencer is an "intensely captivating" (Folk Radio) Yorkshire singer-songwriter and guitarist who writes songs imbued with the Northern landscapes of her home. Originally from Hull, the grainy imagery of the ...

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