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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, ...

North York Moors 300
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Saturday 6th July 2024

North York Moors 300, RedSky Bikes, 3 Campion Square, Thirsk YO7 1GW. A 300km cycling endurance event. Road and off-road. Non-stop or camp overnight. GPS route provided. It is NOT A RACE but an Individual Time Trial. Your ticket gets you a place on the mass start at RedSky Bikes HQ. There will be a basic breakfast spread at the start and a hot meal ...

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 ...

Thirsk Races 3rd July 2024
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Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Thirsk Races, Station Road , YO7 1QL. Enjoy a midweek summer afternoon of thrilling racing at Thirsk! Elevate your experience with our range of dining and private hospitality packages. Secure your spot at the best possible price by purchasing advance tickets before Midnight (12:00 AM) on Sunday, June 30th. After this deadline, ticket prices will ...

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. ...

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group July 2024
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Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group, Outside the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. An invitation to join us on the first Tuesday of each month, cycling on the lanes around Thirsk and surrounding villages with a social coffee stop. 10am. Free, just bring money for coffee stop. For more information click ...

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Monday 24th June 2024

Thirsk Afternoon Races. Indulge in an afternoon of thrilling racing at Thirsk! Elevate your experience with our range of dining and private hospitality packages.Secure your spot at the best possible price by purchasing advance tickets before Midnight (12:00 AM) on Friday, June 21st. After this deadline, ticket prices will switch to on-the-day rates, ...

Summer Solstice Weekend Retreat
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Friday 21st June 2024

Summer Solstice Weekend Retreat. Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Celebrating the summer solstice on the longest day of the year gives us the opportunity to connect with our spiritual longing with the rhythm of the earth's seasons, with Revd. Sue Hammersley, Helen Warwick & the Holy Rood ...

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 ...

Relaxing Wellbeing Day
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Thursday 18th July 2024

Relaxing Wellbeing Day. Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. A refreshing day for all, especially for people with low energy - with creative ideas, and Helen Warwick, a creative therapist & chaplain, will be offering well-being ways of exploring our energy & current journey in life. 9.45 ...

Thirsk Races 17th July 2024
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Wednesday 17th July 2024

Thirsk Races, Station Road , YO7 1QL. Indulge in an afternoon of thrilling racing at Thirsk! Elevate your experience with our diverse hospitality options for a truly special day. Secure your spot at the best possible price by purchasing advance tickets before Midnight (12:00 AM) on Sunday, July 14th. After this deadline, ticket prices will switch ...

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 ...

Meet Peppa Pig & George at Lightwater Valley
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Saturday 29th June 2024

Oink, oink! Guess what? Peppa Pig and her little brother George are visiting the park on Sat 29th and Sun 30th June! Come and see this lovable piggy duo, plus enjoy a full day of adventures with over 40 rides and attractions and of course...the odd muddy puddle! All included in your adventure park day ticket, this is an event not to be missed! ...

Bingo At Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall
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Friday 31st May 2024

Bingo. Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Cash prizes. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights (do not bring your own snacks & drink). Licensed bar & coffees available 5.30pm-8pm in front of the Town Hall. Eyes down at 7.15pm. £14 all-in. tickets: on the door. For more info click ...

Thirsk Ladies Club
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Thursday 23rd May 2024

Thirsk Ladies Club. Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall Annexe, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. "Traditional Storytelling" by Rod Dimbleby. What makes a storyteller popular? What makes a story interesting and how did we learn to pass these on through the generations? Come and hear for yourselves, maybe share your own experiences. 7.30pm. Free for ...

Sky Bet Irish Day
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Saturday 18th May 2024

Sky Bet Irish Day. Sky Bet are sponsoring our popular Irish Dress, we can’t wait to see a sea of green so come dressed in your favourite Irish-themed outfits and enjoy a fun packed day of racing and live Irish music. Secure your spot at the best possible price by purchasing advance tickets before Midnight (12:00 AM) on Wednesday, May 15th. After ...

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, ‚ÄėBoy Cries Wolf‚Äė, garnered much praise from Janice Long and was played on Radio 2 courtesy of Steve Lamacq. Gary is also no stranger to the ...

Sowerby Womens Institute May 2024 Meeting
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Monday 13th May 2024

Sowerby Women's Institute Monthly Meeting. Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk, YO7 1JG. 'Stained Glass, a Mystery Trade' talk by Ian Tomlinson. 7.30pm. Members free, small charge for visitors. tel: 01845 524529 tickets: Pay on door, no need to book. For more info click here

Thirsk Hall National Garden Scheme
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Sunday 12th May 2024

Thirsk Hall are delighted to be returning for the third year in a row for the National Garden Scheme. This charity run day allows unlimited access to the gardens whilst raising impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake. There will be a Pimms Bar too! Tickets available on the door. For more information ...

Bluey And Bingo At Lightwater Valley
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Saturday 11th May 2024

Bluey and Bingo are coming to Lightwater Valley on 11th & 12th May.Come and see the inexhaustible Bluey and her endlessly curious, little sister Bingo as they make personal appearances at intervals throughout the day. All included in your adventure park day ticket, with no extra cost to see Bluey & Bingo, as well as over 40 rides and attractions ...

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Saturday 11th May 2024

Thirsk Repair Cafe. Thirsk Library , Meadowfields, Chapel Street YO7 1TH. Be greener by avoiding waste and save money by letting a team of dedicated and talented volunteers try to repair your broken or ‚Äúworn-out‚ÄĚ items; cost is a voluntary donation. For further details or if you would like to volunteer, please email. 10am-1pm, last entries by 12.30pm. ...

Beer & Pizza At Thirsk Hall
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Saturday 11th May 2024

Beer & Pizza. Thirsk Hall, Kirkgate, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. Back by popular demand for the third year running is another Beer & Pizza night. £5.00 per adult including 1 drinks voucher. Under 16's go free! The organisers welcome families to the event, children 16 & under with free entry. Your ticket also means a free evening entry to the Thirsk ...

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group May 2024
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Tuesday 7th May 2024

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group. Outside the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. An invitation to join us on the first Tuesday of each month, cycling on the lanes around Thirsk and surrounding villages with a social coffee stop. 10am. Free, just bring money for coffee stop. For more info click ...

Family Fun Day At Burtree Country House
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Monday 6th May 2024

Family Fun Day. Burtree Country House, York Road, Thirsk, YO7 3AY. Burtree Family Spring Bank Holiday Fun Day. Traditional Maypole Dancing & Family Fun with Games & Crafts, complimentary spring punch (alcoholic for adults), Live music. Just off the A19 between Thirsk & Easingwold. 2-5pm. £5 per person. For more info click ...

Vickers Thirsk Hunt Cup Day
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Saturday 4th May 2024

Vickers.bet Thirsk Hunt Cup Day. Thirsk Hunt Cup Day is the most prestigious and historic race day in our calendar. Enjoy some quality racing on the course, alongside away coverage of The 2000 Guineas. Secure your spot at the upcoming race days at the best possible price by purchasing advance tickets before Midnight (12:00 AM) on Wednesday, May 1st. ...

Sowerby Flatts Bowls Club Open Day
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Saturday 4th May 2024

Sowerby-Flatts Bowls Club Open Day. Sowerby Flatts Bowls Club, behind The Institute, next to Sowerby Park. Come & have a go at the relaxing game with a competitive edge. We are not as old as we look. Learn the basics of bowling & try your hand. Expert help available from our friendly members with all equipment provided. Please come in flat-soled ...

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 ...

Charity Bridge In Aid of Herriot Hospice
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Saturday May 11th 2024

Thirsk Bidge Club invites you to our charity bridge day in support of Herriot Hospice at the Lambert. We are playing bridge to raise money for the soon to open Herriot Hospice. Afternoon tea and sandwiches, scones and cakes will be available. Tickets cost £10, cash or electronic payment. No partner required as this is a hosted event. Where ? Community ...

The Herriot Hike 2024
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Sunday May 12 2024

May 12, 2024. Step out and support Herriot Hospice Homecare by taking on the Herriot Hike 2024! This 9 mile sponsored walk along Sutton Bank takes in what James Herriot himself called ‚Äėthe finest view in England‚Äô ‚Äď but make up your mind for yourself on Sunday 12 May! For more information email : [email protected]

Meet Bluey & Bingo at Lightwater Valley
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Saturday 11th May 2024

We are very excited to announce that the loveable doggy duo, Bluey and Bingo are coming to Lightwater Valley on 11th & 12th May. Come and see the inexhaustible Bluey and her endlessly curious, little sister Bingo as they make personal appearances at intervals throughout the day.All included in your adventure park day ticket, with no extra cost ...

Bingo
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Friday 26th April 2024

Bingo. Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Cash prizes. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights (do not bring your own snacks & drink). Licensed bar & coffees available 5.30pm-8pm in front of the Town Hall. Eyes down at 7.15pm. For more info 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 ...

Vickers bet Raceday
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Saturday 20th April 2024

Vickers.bet Raceday. Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. The first Saturday race day of the season, sponsored by Vickers.bet. This twilight fixture will have a slightly later opening time, with the first race expected to take place around 3:30pm. For more info click ...

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 ...

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 ...

Thirsk Races Season Opener
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Tuesday 9th April 2024

Season Opener. Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Join Thirsk Racecourse for a Season Opener, the organisers can‚Äôt wait to open their ‚Äėnew‚Äô gates again after a busy winter renovating their Grandstand Entrances and see everyone enjoying the racing again. 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 ...

Repair Your Stuff April 2024
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Saturday 6th April 2024

Repair your stuff. Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Be greener by avoiding waste and save money by letting a team of dedicated and talented volunteers try to repair your broken or ‚Äúworn-out‚ÄĚ items; cost is a voluntary donation. For further details or if you would like to volunteer, please email. 10am-1pm, last entries by 12.30pm. ...

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 ...

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group April 2024
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Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group. Outside the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. An invitation to join us on the first Tuesday of each month, cycling on the lanes around Thirsk and surrounding villages with a social coffee stop. 10am. Free, just bring money for coffee stop. For more information click ...

Easter Retreat At Holy Rood House
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Monday 1st April 2024

Easter Retreat. Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Place & People bringing Presence & Peace. Travel with our Community through this special week, including reflections with poetry & prayers from our Patron, Prof. Nicola & philosopher & priest Steven Shakespeare. With liturgy, ...

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 ...

Mowbray Singers Stainer's Crucifixion
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Sunday 24th March 2024

Mowbray Singers: Stainer's Crucifixion. St Oswald's Church, Front St, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. The Easter-time favourite which includes the dramatic chorus 'Fling Wide the Gates' and the moving a Capella chorus 'God So Loved the World'. The choir will be accompanied on the organ. 7.30pm. £8, Under 16s free. For more info click ...

RedSky Bikes Reliability Ride 02
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Saturday 23rd March 2024

RedSky Bikes Reliability Ride #2. Our RedSky Bikes Head Mechanic Stu has devised 4 routes to choose from, each one is a little bit longer and a little bit harder. An opportunity to test your fitness or kick-start your season with challenges to aim for. Rides start at 08.30am outside the RedSky Bikes shop which is opposite Aldi at 3 Campion Square, ...

Sushi Night Returns
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Thursday 21st March 2024

Sushi Night Returns. Thirsk Lodge Barns, Thirsk, YO7 4DB. The incredible Henny's Kitchen is back by popular demand. Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival, along with a LOT of food including delicious canapés, before being seated for dishes and sharing boards. From 7pm. £60. 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 ...

Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers 10 mile Road Race
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Sunday 17th March 2024

Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers 10 mile Road Race. Thirsk Race Course. Fast, flat course; Goody bag for all finishers; Voucher prizes to 1st male & female finishers; Part of Yorkshire Veterans Athletic Associations Championship. 1.5 mile Fun Run 9am. 10 mile run 10am. For more info click here

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 ...

Spring Quiet Garden Day
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Thursday 7th March 2024

Spring Quiet Garden Day. Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Helen Warwick, one of our chaplains, & Mike, our residential gardener will be accompanying guests for a creative, reflective & relaxing day. Our large garden offers a quiet, gentle, healing space which includes a labyrinth, orchard, ...

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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 ...

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group March 2024
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Tuesday 5th March 2024

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group, Outside the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. An invitation to join us on the first Tuesday of each month, cycling on the lanes around Thirsk and surrounding villages with a social coffee stop. 10am. Free, just bring money for coffee stop. For more information click ...

Jazz Supper Fundraiser
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Saturday 2nd March 2024

Jazz supper Fundraiser, Thirsk Town Hall. Fundraiser organised by Rotary to support Herriot Hospice. Featuring SJB (Scruton Jazz and Blues) who play easy listening swing jazz. Pie, peas and cake supper. £15 a ticket. Table of 6 for £80. Tickets can be purchased from the Thisrk Bookshop, Thirsk Market Place. For more information click ...

RedSky Bikes Reliability Ride 01
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Saturday 2nd March 2024

RedSky Bikes Reliability Ride #1, 3 Campion Square, Thirsk YO7 1GW. An opportunity to test your fitness or kick-start your season with 4 routes to choose from. It's a road ride but use any bike. Rides start outside RedSky Bikes which is opposite Aldi at 3 Campion Square. On your return collect your Brevet Card from the shop and grab a hot drink!. ...

Capturing The Everyday
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Saturday 2nd March 2024

Capturing The Everyday. The Courthouse,4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Learn all about digital camera techniques and photography composition to get the best out of your camera and you! Photograph every day moments, to capture the beauty of evolving stories of ordinary family life. For more information click here

Herriot Hospice Jazz Supper Fundraiser
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Saturday March 2nd 2024

In aid of Herriot Hospice Homecareand supported by Thirsk Rotary there will be an evening of Jazz at the Thirsk Town Hall that includes a pie and peas supper with cake. Tickets are £15 each and available from Herriot Hospice Charity Shop Thirsk or The White Rose Book shop. For more info click here

Thirsk Ladies Club Gardening Disasters
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Thursday 22nd February 2024

Thirsk Ladies Club. Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall Annexe, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. "Gardening Disasters", an illustrated talk by Mike I'Anson, former Garden Manager at Helmsley Walled Garden. Enjoy a little bit of light hearted viewing of this green hobby! Come along and have a chuckle, gardening is not always serious. 7.30pm. Free ...

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Thursday 22nd February 2024

Long Lost Home. The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Daria Kulesh's soaring vocals and vibrant stories take us on a journey through the past in tribute to her grandparents, her family and their beautiful but troubled homeland of Ingushetia, deep in the Caucasus Highlands. Can love conquer prejudice? Can a wounded nation find peace? An uplifting ...

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Sunday 18th February 2024

Thirsk Artisan Market, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Locally-produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. 9am-2pm. For more info click here

The Nosy Little Troll
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Friday 16th February 2024

The Nosy Little Troll. The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Deep in the heart of the Norwegian Forest live the trolls - big trolls, tiny trolls and a Nosy Little Troll who has an amazingly sensitive nose... One day there is a mumbling and a rumbling from the trolls. What is that stinky smell wafting through the trees? From Garlic Puppet Theatre. ...

Freehand Machine Embroidery
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Friday 16th February 2024

Freehand Machine Embroidery. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Curious about freehand machine embroidery? Explore techniques, create samples, and unleash creativity in this relaxing and inspiring workshop! Create freehand machine embroidery artwork using the machine needle and thread as your drawing medium. For more info click ...

Spring Quiet Garden Day
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Friday 16th February 2024

Spring Quiet Garden Day. Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. Helen Warwick, Creative Therapist & Chaplain, & Mike our residential gardener, will be accompanying guests for a creative, reflective & relaxing day. our large garden offers a quiet, gentle & healing space which includes ...

Dark Skies Festival
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Friday 9th until 25th February 2024

Dark Skies Festival. North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales national parks. A chance to explore some of the darkest, starry skies the National Parks have to offer, whilst teaching you all about the stars that blanket the skies above us. New art experiences, simulated space walks and a recently-opened constellation trail will all be part of this year’s ...

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Wednesday 14th February 2024

xpressive Watercolour Flowers. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Learn simple techniques to express the beauty in flowers by sketching your design in pencil and then use watercolour and ink pens to add colour and detail to your creations. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. For more information click ...

Meet The Party Animals
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Wednesday 14th February 2024

Meet The Party Animals. Aquatic Finatic, Thirsk road, A168, DL63SB. We once again invite you to come and meet our party animals. This is a fantastic opportunity for your children to meet and handle exotic animals from all over the world. Booking prior to the event is essential to secure a slot. 11am, 12pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. For more information click ...

Thirsk Lego Brick Show
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Saturday 10th February 2024

Thirsk Brick Show. Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Lego for All Ages. Lego displays, activities and cafe. A great day out for families. Holy Rood House will be providing home-made cakes and light lunches. Funds will support the work of Holy Rood House. For more info click ...

An Introduction To Life Drawing Workshop
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Friday 9th February 2024

An Introduction To Life Drawing. Thirsk Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Always wanted to learn Life Drawing? Come along to this one day workshop and learn a variety of drawing techniques in a supportive environment. Suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop their drawing skills. All materials provided. No previous ...

Sing, Sign and Sensory Baby Activity
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Thursday 25th January 2024

Sing, Sign and Sensory. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Are you looking for a fun and engaging activity for your little one? Look no further! These enchanting performance workshops from Effectus Theatre combine the power of music, sign, and sensory play to create a magical experience for babies aged 0-24 months. 10:30 am - 11:15 am. For ...

Murder Mystery Evening
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Tuesday 30th January 2024

Murder Mystery. East Thirsk Learning Centre (next to Thirsk Community Centre) YO7 1SL. A fun filled event completing tasks and working as a team to eliminate suspects and uncover the murderer. Followed by creating your own murder mystery to impress your family and friends. Lunch included. 10:00 to 15:00. FREE. tel: 07977 802580 tickets: Book via ...

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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 ...

Five Loose Chippings Concert
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Friday 26th January 2024

Five Loose Chippings. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Longstanding Rural Arts supporters, this Thirsk-based group of musicians generously returns for another winter fundraiser. The band has made a name for themselves playing a variety of music from Blues, Country and Bluegrass through to Pop classics and classic western Swing. 7:30 pm. ...

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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 ...

A Taste of Italy
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Tuesday 23rd January 2024

A Taste of Italy. East Thirsk Learning centre (next to Thirsk Community Centre) YO7 1SL. Get a taste of Italian food, language and culture, have a go at making pasta and take home a free copy of "Healthy Italian for Less" by Gino D'Acampo. 10am to 12pm. FREE. Book with Barbara via email: [email protected]

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 ...

Thirsk Repair Cafe Jan 2024
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Saturday 13th January 2024

Thirsk Repair Cafe. Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Be greener by avoiding waste and save money by letting a team of dedicated and talented volunteers try to repair your broken or ‚Äúworn-out‚ÄĚ items; cost is a voluntary donation. For further details or if you would like to volunteer, please email. 10am-1pm. Free, donations welcome. ...

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Friday 12th January 2024

Lampshade Making. The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Join the Rural Arts team for a creative experience where you can select from a range of different fabrics to craft a one-of-a-kind lampshade tailored to complement your room decor or make for a thoughtful gift. For more information click ...

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 ...

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Monday 25th December 2023

Christmas Dinner. Family Life Church, Finkle Street YO7 1DA. You are invited to Christmas Lunch. Activities for all ages. Transport is available if booked in advance. Tel 01845 868188 or 07379 102266 for tickets. Please call to book a place or alternatively email: [email protected]

Raclette Night & Festive Music
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Thursday 21st December 2023

Raclette Night & Festive Music. Thirsk Lodge Barns, Newsham Road, Thirsk, YO7 4DB. Join us for a cosy evening of drinks, whilst we serve delicious melted cheese over hot potatoes, pickle onions & gherkins - the perfect treat for a chilly winters night & to kick off the Christmas weekend. 6pm-9.30pm. For more info click ...

Thirsk RBL Band Concert
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Saturday 9th December 2023

Thirsk RBL Band Concert, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR. Free festive music concert by the British Legion Brass Band. Conducted by Clare Winter & Deborah Price. Refreshments. 7.30pm. Free of charge, donation appreciated.For more information click here

A History of Christmas Chocolate
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Friday 8th December 2023

A History of Christmas Chocolate, White Rose Bookcafe, 79-81 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1ET. Calling all Chocaholics! Join us to hear Author, Broadcaster and Chocolate Historian Alex Hutchison, take us on a journey into the history of all things chocolate! Reading and Q&A followed by a book signing. From 7pm, doors open 6.30pm. For more information ...

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Thursday 7th December 2023

Christmas Shopping: Herriot Hospice, Thirsk Lodge Barns, Newsham Road, Thirsk, YO7 4DB. Join us to get your hands on some incredible gifts & treats at our Charity Christmas Shopping Event in aid of Herriot Hospice at the Lambert. Ticket sales will go directly to Herriot Hospice at the Lambert. 5pm-9pm. £5 admission. For more information click ...

Light Up A Life
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Tuesday 5th December 2023

Light Up A Life. Herriot Hospice, Chapel Street, YO7 1LU welcome you to join them at Light up a Life services, remembering your loved ones and sharing with us your special moments. The event offers people from across Hambleton and Richmondshire the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to loved ones, while supporting local families living with ...

Festive Ribbon Wreath Workshop
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Tuesday 5th December 2023

Festive Ribbon Wreath Workshop, East Thirsk Learning Resource Centre YO7 1DS. FREE SESSION! Booking Essential Come along and make your very own Christmas wreath using colourful ribbons tied around a wreath ring. Your wreath will be individual and will last for years!. 10:00am to 12:00pm. FREE. For more information and to book your place click ...

Christmas at Monk Park Farm
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From Saturday 2nd until 23rd December 2023

Christmas at Monk Park Farm, Monk Park Farm, Bagby, Thirsk YO7 2AG. Meet Father Christmas in his Grotto, make Christmas crafts and reindeer food with Mrs Claus and the farm elves. Also enjoy all the usual indoor and outdoor farm activities - meet and feed the animals, play in the huge park, go for a barrel ride, and visit the café for festive treats. ...

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 ...

Mowbray Singers Concert
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25th November 2023

Mowbray Singers Concert, St Oswald's Church, Front St, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. The programme will feature the ever-popular Gloria by Vivaldi and Schubert’s sublime Mass in G. In addition, special guest soloist Megan Crozier will perform Vivaldi’s Oboe Concerto in B-flat and the strings will play an arrangement of Ständchen (Serenade). For more info ...

Xmas Lights Switch On Event
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24th November 2024

Xmas Lights Switch On Event. Thirsk Market Place, YO7. Once again the team at YO1 radio will be supporting the Xmas Light Switch on event with the help from Chris & Jayne as part of their Saturday morning brunch show. Another fantastic opportunity to support the town and it's xmas lights. For more info click ...

Thirsk Christmas Fayre
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24th - 26th Nov

Thirsk Christmas Fayre. Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Stallholders, cafe and Santa. A limited number of stalls are still available on Friday 24th (4.00-7.30pm ish) & Sunday 26th (10-3pm). £30 per stall please Facebook message to book. 10am- 3pm. For more info click ...

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 ...

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club
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15th November 2023

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club. Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. A fast-paced evening with three top comedians. Host Pete Otway is a "devastatingly funny" (Chortle) former BBC New Comedy Award finalist. Joining him on the bill is the darkly set-deprecating Sam Serrano (pictured) and the surreal imagination and witty wordplay of Noel ...

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 ...

Wellbeing for Body, Mind & Spirit Session
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7th November 2023

Wellbeing for Body, Mind & Spirit. Holy Rood House, Centre for Health & Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd. Thirsk. YO7 1HX. This event is for anyone living with low energy, chronic fatigue or Long-Covid. Helen Warwick, Creative Therapist & Chaplain, will be offering healing ways to find a life-giving path through fatigue, physical & psychological ...

Time Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen
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The Extraordinary Time Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Friday 3rd November 2023. Jackanory meets ‚ÄėWhose Line is it Anyway?‚Äô 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 ...

FREE Game Quest Pre Launch Gaming Session
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3rd November 2023

FREE Game Quest Pre Launch Gaming Session. Blacksmiths Yard, YO7 1ET. To coincide with the launch of a brand new gaming school here in Thirsk aimed at mentoring and cultivating young gaming talent, Game Quest are offering a FREE (test) gaming session for all 10-12 year olds featuring networked PCs and an array of thrilling games. Immerse yourself ...

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

A Ride Out 002 Thirsk & Sowerby Flatts
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1st October 2023

In this weeks episode entitled 'A Ride Out 002 - Thirsk & Sowerby Flatts' this 8 minute video takes you past the home of Mrs Warner, the inspiration behind the character in the James Herriot books called Mrs Pumfrey. Together with her dog Tricky Woo and her sister, Mrs Warner was a larger than life character that formed the social elite that ...

Falconer Michael Kinder Testimonial
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1st October 2023

Watch Falconer Michael Kinder show off one of the many birds that make up the North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey sanctuary. In the 7 or so years that the Thirsk & Sowerby Festival has been running Michael has always been in attendance. He and his Golden Eagle love interacting with both the adults and the children that make up this FREE festival. ...

Repair Cafe
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Saturday 28th October 2023

Repair Cafe. Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel St YO7 1TH. Be greener by avoiding waste and save money by letting a team of dedicated and talented volunteers try to repair your broken or ‚Äúworn-out‚ÄĚ items; cost is a voluntary donation. For further details or if you would like to volunteer, please email. 10am-1pm. Free, donations welcome. For more ...

Ghost Story The Room Upstairs
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Saturday 28th October 2023

Ghost Story: The Room Upstairs. Thirsk Hall, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO1 7PL. Clap Trap Productions. Written by BAFTA-nominated writer, Tom Needham. A strange noise, or just the wind? The mind can play tricks, but then again.. doors open 6pm. £15pp includes a welcome drink. For more info click here.

The Yorkshire Flea Market
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Saturday 28th October 2023

The Yorkshire Flea Market. Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB. Between 70 & 100 traders in antiques & vintage items occupying stands in the foyer & pens of a step free spacious venue with ample free parking & a cafe. Expect to find a wide selection of stock from across three centuries & many disciplines. Everything ...

Who the F is Donal ?
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Sunday 22nd October 2023

Who the F is Donal ? Thirsk Hall, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO1 7PL. Clap Trap productions presents "Who the F is Donal?" One play, one cast, two ways by BAFTA nominated writer, Tom Needham. Please note that the play contains some adult swear words. Doors open 12.30pm. £20 per person, including welcome drink. For more info click ...

Bingo Fun Night
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Friday 20th October 2023

Bingo Fun Night, Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR. Cash prizes.. All profits go to the Thirsk Christmas Lights. Licensed Bar. Fred & Bert's coffees etc. 5.30-8pm in front of the Town Hall. This is a fund-raiser - please do not bring your own drinks or snacks. 6pm for Eyes Down at 7.15pm. £12 all-in. For more info click ...

Loose Chippings Concert
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Friday 20th October 2023

Loose Chippings Concert, Thirsk & Sowerby Institute, Flatts Lane, Thirsk. A selection of Americana, Country & Pop classics performed by a Thirsk-based band. Event starts at 7pm. Pay what you feel, fundraising for the Thirsk & Malton Labour Party. For more info click ...

Thirsk Artisan Market
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Sunday 15th October 2023

Artisan Market, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. A celebration of locally produced arts & crafts, food & drink. A diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. Market stall holders own from 10am. Closes at 3pm. For more info click here

Life After Fossil Fuels
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Friday 6th Onwards 2023

Life After Fossil Fuels, Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall Westgate Thirsk YO7 1QR. Organised by Thirsk Churches Eco Group, Ecologist and Economist Dr John Daniels examines the challenges an opportunities of a zero carbon future. Event starts at 7.30pm. This is a FREE event with donations welcomed.

Halloween Pumpkin Everything
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Friday 6th October 2023

Halloween Pumpkin Everything, Monk Park Farm, Bagby, Thirsk YO7 2AG. Running on selected days from October 6th to November 5th, the Monk Park Farm Spooktacular features pumpkin picking, carving and painting, as well as a mini pumpkin trail and even a pumpkin catapult. And there's lots more Halloween fun besides, ideal for little ones and older kids, ...

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group
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Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Leisure cycling around the Hambleton lanes, with a café stop, at a pace to suit the weakest rider; each Tuesday from 10am until 2pm. New riders welcome on the first Tuesday of the month. After three rides, ladies are requested to join Cycling UK. 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 ...

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Friday 15th September 2023

Oktoberfest at Thirsk Hall, YO7 1PL. Thirsk Hall has teamed up with Timothy Taylor’s, knowing that they use the very finest ingredients in their beer and alongside them, lso working with the amazing team at Frank Family Butchers. Frank Family Butchers are local to us to create a scrumptious sausage made from the beer! For more info click ...

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 ...

BresBet Ladies' Day
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Saturday 9th September 2023

BresBet Ladies' Day. Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk YO7 1QL. Where fashion and glamour meet the racecourse. Enter Best Dressed competitions and enjoy the electric atmosphere, live music from The Emerald Thieves. Gates open 11am, first race 1.10pm. For more info click here

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group
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Tuesday 5th September 2023

Thirsk Ladies Cycle Group. Outside Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre YO7 1LU. Leisure cycling around the Hambleton lanes, with a café stop, at a pace to suit the weakest rider; each Tuesday from 10am until 2pm. New riders welcome on the first Tuesday of the month. After three rides, ladies are requested to join Cycling UK. For more info click ...

Music at Junction 50
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Saturday 2nd September 2023

Music at Junction 50 , St James Church, Wide Howe Lane, Baldersby St James, Thirsk YO7 4PE. Mary Reid and brilliant Scottish folk singer, Ainsley Hamill. The pair met through their work with Live Music Now which supports young musicians to play in hospitals, care homes and schools for special needs pupils. They will provide a short programme of about ...

A Ride Out 001 Thirsk Market Place
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1st September 2023

To coincide with this months focus on cycling we've put together the 1st of what we hope are going to be a series of cycling video's designed to showcase the area. In this weeks episode entitled 'A Ride Out 001 - Thirsk Market Place' this 4 minute video takes you around the centre of Thirsk on a bike with some unique aerial views of Thirsk Hall, ...

The Real James Herriot
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Thursday 24th August 2023

The Real James Herriot . A Talk by Jim Wight about life with his father - James Herriot. Held at the Thirsk & Sowerby Hall. This is a fund raiser by Thirsk Ladies Club for HH@TL. All welcome. 7.30pm. Free for members, visitors £5. tickets. For more information click here

The Yorkshire Flea Market
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Saturday 19th August 2023

The Yorkshire Flea at Thirsk Auction Mart. Between 70 & 100 traders in antiques & vintage items occupying stands in the foyer & pens of a step free spacious venue with ample free parking & a cafe. We have furniture, ephemera, glass ceramics, treen & more. Unusual, beautiful & forgotten items to admire & purchase. 11am ...

Evening of Jazz
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Saturday 19th August 2023

Evening of Jazz, Chestnut Suite , Thirsk Racecourse. The band will be entertaining with classics from Frank Sinatra to Nina Simone. The racecourse provides a lovely setting, with the roof terrace and bar available throughout the evening. This promises to be a spectacular evening of well-known jazz charts with top-quality performers including vocals ...

BresBet Sausage & Cider Evening at Thirsk Racecourse
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Friday 18th August 2023

BresBet Sausage & Cider Evening at Thirsk Racecourse. An evening of racing alongside a sausage and cider festival showcasing some of Yorkshire's premium brands! Our friends at Heck will be supplying the sausages with a range of pork, chicken and vegetarian bangers on offer! Masham Cider and a range of other local independent cider makers will ...

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci Opera
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Friday 18th August 2023

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci Opera at St Mary's Church. Enter the twisted, love entangled lives of Turrido and Pagliacci in these two one-act operas. Heritage Opera, directed by Sarah Helsby-Hughes, are accompanied by the Festival Orchestra and Chorus. 7pm. £15, Child (under 16) £10. For more info click ...

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Wednesday 16th August 2023

Fabric Sculpted Fairy Houses workshop at Rural Arts. Using fabric sculpting techniques, you will create your very own magical fairy house for your home or garden. In this workshop you will work with artist, Abigail Lagden, to learn basic fabric sculpting techniques, and use materials and embellishments to create a magical fairy house for your home ...

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 ...

Thirsk and Sowerby Festival
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Sunday 6th August 2023

Thirsk and Sowerby Festival on the flatts is an amazing family event, full on fun, live music and much much more. We cannot wait to see you between 10am/4pm on Sunday 6th August 2023 to show you what we have in store. For more information click here

A Midsummer Night's Mischief
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Thursday 3rd August 2023

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

Sarah Beckerlegge Testimonial
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Saturday 1st July 2023

Medivet partner Sarah Beckerlegge talks about the importance of the dog agility on the health and well being of the entrants during the 2022 Thirsk & Sowerby Festival dog agility competition. She also provides a unique insight into very special relationship that her practice has with the James Herriots portfolio here in Thirsk. To watch this ...

Aerial Video of Thirsk & Sowerby Festival
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Saturday 1st July 2023

To coincide with next months Thirsk & Sowerby Festival, we've put together a special aerial video. This video is part of a growing portfolio of vistas that look to celebrate the beautiful landscape that is North Yorkshire. Thank you to David Duffey, Ian Hunter, Michael Kinder, Sarah Beckerlegge, Sue Calvert, Wayne Chadwick, Jake Roberts, Liz ...

Fresh 2022 Winner Ella Carney
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The winner of Fresh 2022 Ella Carney will be exhibiting her work during a two-week solo exhibition: A visual biography of living with a chronic disease; Crohn’s. From relapse to remission a collection of work depicting 7-years of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. For more information click ...

Mosaic Garden Plaque
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Saturday 1st July 2023

Design a mosaic garden plaque to place in your garden or outside your home. Using vitreous glass and French porcelain, you will learn the intricate process of making mosaics.

In this workshop you’ll learn the process of making mosaics, with tips on design and style as well as lots of inspiration available. This workshop is particularly for ...

NT Live Good
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Friday 30th June 2023

David Tennant (Doctor Who) makes a much-anticipated return to the West End in a blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays.

As the world faces its Second World War, John Halder, a good, intelligent German professor, finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences.

Olivier Award-winner ...

Thirsk Testimonials 03
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1st June 2023

Thirsk Town Councillor David Duffey shares his passion for the festival having contributed to its successful running for the past 10 years. As a resident of Thirsk David talks about why he loves living in the area together with why a sense of 'community' is so important to the wellbeing of Thirsk and the surrounding area. To view this and more testimonials ...

Thirsk From The Air 03
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1st June 2023

As part of an on-going initiative to highlight the many and varied things to do whilst here in Thirsk , we're putting together a portfolio of aerial photography providing an apparelled views of the town and the surrounding North Yorkshire countryside. In this months edition of the Visit Thirsk Town newsletter we share the views of Thirsk Racecourse ...

Scratch Night Spring
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Saturday 24th June 2023

Be the first to see snippets of new shows from four great emerging theatre companies entitled 'Scratch Night Spring'. Each company will be showing 20-minute excerpts and feedback from members of the public, so this is your opportunity to see exciting new work early and give advice on how best to improve the shows. For more information click ...

Tractor Festival At Newby Hall
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Saturday 10th June 2023

Tractor Festival at Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. The UK's largest vintage tractor & engine show. Each year the show attracts over 1,600 exhibits as well as in excess of 12,000 visitors who also get access to the award winning gardens and other attractions. Features over 1,000 tractors. 10am-4pm. £56 family, £18 adult, £15 child, under 4s free. ...

Tanunda Town Brass Band Concert
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Thursday 8th June 2023

Tanunda Town Brass Band Concert at the Thirsk Methodist Church, St James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Come & hear this amazing band from the Southern Hemisphere. They have a wide repertoire including traditional & pop. The evening will include refreshments. 7.15pm. A suggested donation of £15 to support the work of Holy Rood House. For more information 

Life Drawing with Laraine Simpson
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Monday  5th June 2023

The summer term is back for Life Drawing with Laraine Simpson in Gallery One at Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden.We have afternoon (2pm) and evening (6.30pm) classes available which last 2.5 hours. Life Drawing is every Monday from 5th June - 10th July.The classes are suitable for all abilities and are recommended for 18+ years of age. Drawing materials ...

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