Local Events September 2014
17th May - 21st Sep
Shafts of Light: Mining Art - The Bowes Museum, Barnard CastleA 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 RiponA 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.
Planning an Herbaceous Border - Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, RichmondHead 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
Seen and Unseen - the Architecture of Fountains Abbey - Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, nr RiponJoin a guided tour to find out about the architecture of the Abbey over 400 years looking at the incomplete remains following the Dissolution.
Hardraw Scar Brass Band Contest - Green Dragon Inn, Hardraw ForceThe 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.
Deer Watch - Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, nr RiponA 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 afieldThe 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 - MashamEvents 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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