Local Events March 2014
2nd Feb - 26th Mar
Snowdrops and Spring Flowers - Kiplin Hall, near ScortonSwathes of snowdrops and aconites herald the spring in the beautiful lakeside grounds of Kiplin Hall. Hall open Sunday - Wednesday.
The Temperance Seven - Georgian Theatre Royal, RichmondThis band hit the top of the charts in 1961 and they are still going strong in 2014 playing music from the 1920's. They are best known for songs like Home in Pasadena, The Charleston and The Black Bottom. Hear them live in this delightful historic theatre. Call the box office on 01748 825252 for more information or visit the website for online booking.
Raceday at Catterick - Catterick RacecourseStandard Raceday at nearby Catterick racecourse. National Hunt. First race: 14.20; last race: 17.20.
The Royal Flute Lesson - Influence Church, Victoria Road, RichmondThis dramatised concert in costume evokes a musical evening in 1747 at the Palace of Sans Souci, where Frederick the Great indulged his passion for music including the flute. The music, played on instruments of the period, will include trio sonatas, solo flute sonatas by JS Bach, Quantz and CPE Bach, a Bach cello suite and solo harpsichord pieces. Tickets are £13 on the door.
Geraldine McEwan in conversation - Georgian Theatre Royal, RichmondGeraldine McEwan is one of Britain's most famous actresses, known to many for her television appearances in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Hear her in conversation with Richard Digby Day in the wonderful setting of this historic theatre. 3.30pm. Call the box office on 01748 825252 for more information or visit the website for online booking.
Women and the Great War - History Wardrobe - Scorton Memorial HallThe ever popular History Wardrobe bears witness to the lives of women during the Great War by showcasing their stories and their clothes. The presentation promises to be moving and amusing, with many anecdotes and a unique display of costumes and uniforms. To book, contact Kiplin Hall (01748 818178).
Hazel O' Connor in concert - Georgian Theatre Royal, RichmondStriding into the spotlight with cult movie Breaking Glass, award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O' Connor immediately became an iconic figure. Call the box office on 01748 825252 for more information or visit the website for online booking.
St Patrick's Day Party - Bolton CastleBolton Castle is hosting an evening of Irish folk music, themed meal and plenty of Guinness! Tickets cost £20 per person. 7.30pm.
The Only Way is Downton - Georgian Theatre Royal, RichmondDirect from a successful West End season, this is a remarkable tour-de-force one man show by Luke Kempner who made his name with YouTube hit Downstairs at Downton. Call the box office on 01748 825252 for more information or visit the website for online booking.
Gardening Workshop - Kiplin Hall, near ScortonChris Baker, Head Gardener at Kiplin Hall, is running a workshop to help gardeners get the best from their vegetable garden, including how to start from scratch. The workshop will be held in the hall and participants will have an opportunity to look around the Walled Garden to see how the garden produce area is being developed at Kiplin. Tickets cost £15. Booking is essential. Please call Kiplin Hall for more information (01748 818178).
Bird Watching for Beginners - Fountains Abbey, near RiponWant to learn how to 'twitch'? Come down to Swanley Grange where you can find out more about birdwatching, bird species and habitats on a guided walk and talk. 11.00am. Free event. Normal admission charges apply.
27th Mar - 30th Mar
Old King Coal - Beamish MuseumFrom banner parades to brass bands, and steam locomotives to horse-drawn waggons - there's lots to see and do at this event which marks the start of the spectacular Great North Festival of Transport.
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