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Local Events September 2014

17th May - 21st Sep

Shafts of Light: Mining Art - The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A salute to a once essential and powerful workforce, the exhibition illustrates the working environment of coal miners via their own interpretation of working life in and around the North East. Through their eyes, experience the hard working conditions and the social climate of the time.
6th Sep - 24th Sep

Ripon International Festival - Venues in and around Ripon

A feast of glorious music, magnificent architecture, atmosphere, in historic buildings and beautiful countryside. From baroque and lieder to the great romantic symphonies, folk to brass, drama to literary celebrities, there’s something for everyone.
11th Sep

Planning an Herbaceous Border - Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, Richmond

Head Gardener, Chris Baker, explains how to create the perfect border for all year colour, looking at design, structure and preparation for spring planting. The workshop will be held in the Hall and participants will have an opportunity to look around the gardens to see how Chris has planned and planted the restored Kiplin gardens. Booking essential
11th Sep

Seen and Unseen - the Architecture of Fountains Abbey - Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, nr Ripon

Join a guided tour to find out about the architecture of the Abbey over 400 years looking at the incomplete remains following the Dissolution.
14th Sep

Hardraw Scar Brass Band Contest - Green Dragon Inn, Hardraw Force

The contest, made popular by the television series “A Band for Britain”, takes place in a delightful setting in the grounds of the Green Dragon Inn within sound of the spectacular waterfall, Hardraw Force. More than a dozen bands are expected to take place in this historic competition.
20th Sep

Deer Watch - Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, nr Ripon

A guided walk of the medieval deer park at the Visitor Centre. Try and tell your stags from your hinds and your reds from your Sikas! 2-4pm
20th Sep - 28th Sep

Richmond Walking and Book Festival - Richmond and further afield

The 10th annual festival combines day-time walks led by knowledgeable guides, with evening talks from popular and emerging authors.
27th Sep - 28th Sep

Masham Sheep Fair - Masham

Events include an action packed programme with a Sheep Show, Sheep Racing, Craft Market, Bishop Blaize Procession, Fleece Stalls, Wool Competition, Sheepdog Demonstrations, Hand Bell Ringers, Morris Dancers, Art Exhibition and Tours of Theakstons & Black Sheep Breweries, as well as the Old Time Children's Fair. All proceeds from this year's fair will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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