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August 2017   View All Events
Saturday, 12th August 2017 - Tuesday, 5th September 2017
Beyond Boundaries
Venue: The Station
Manchester Academy of Fine Arts.

An exhibition of works by a number of elected Members of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts.

‘Beyond Boundaries’ is a wonderfully mixed exhibition of recent work which showcases a wide variety of art including sculpture, painting and printmaking. This exhibition provides a splendid opportunity for the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts to introduce some of its distinguished Artist Members to a wider audience and the Platform Gallery is a very exciting venue for us to step beyond our usual exhibiting boundaries.

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Monday, 14th August 2017 - Monday, 28th August 2017
Theatre Museum Fortnight
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 10.00am until 4.00pm
See the Theatre as it would have been in Georgian times.

The Theatre's fascinating history will be unveiled by guides dressed in period costume. Guided tours from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday and from 12noon until 3pm on Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday.

This event is part of GeorgeFest17. Tickets on the door cost £5 for adults and £2 for children. Valid for 12 months.English Heritage Members: £4.

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Monday, 21st August 2017
George Cuit the Elder (1743 - 1818)
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 7.30pm
An illustrated talk by local historian Jane Hatcher on Richmond's favourite Georgian artist.

Cuit spent over 40 years recording his favourite local scenes and characters, and even racehorses and cattle!

This free event is part of GeorgeFest17. Donations appreciated for the Richmondshire Landscape Trust. No booking required.

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Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
Gin and the Georgians
Venue: The King's Head Hotel, Richmond
Time: 7.00pm
Indulge in an evening of gin - includes arrival cocktail, gin talk and tasting, and some Georgian-themed canapes.

This event is part of GeorgeFest17. Tickets cost £25 per person, available from the Hotel's reception. Please note that the venue is not fully accessible.

Tel: 01748 850220

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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Will's Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 11am to 12noon
Take a stroll round Richmond with our volunteer guide.

Spot the clues to Richmond's military past on this relaxed walking tour of the town.

FREE event, but donations appreciated.

01748 826561

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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Mrs Inchbald's Shoe Repairs: Actors' Travels on the Northern Circuit
Venue: The Paul Iles Learning Centre, The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Several acting companies toured northern England in the late 18th century and they covered considerable distances.

In this fascinating talk, Ian Small looks at how far they travelled and what travelling could be like for strolling players, whose journeys on track and unmade roads - and often on foot - were made in all weathers.

This event is part of GeorgeFest17. Tickets cost £6 and are available from the Theatre Box Office, tel: 01748 825252 or via the online booking service.

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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Guided Town Walk
Venue: Meet at the Town Hall steps
Time: 11.00am
A guided walk (1 to 1.5 hours) revealing the town's illustrious Georgian past.

This free event is part of GeorgeFest17. Donations appreciated for the Richmondshire Museum.

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Thursday, 24th August 2017
In Pursuit of Pleasure
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
The polite and impolite world of Georgian entertainment.

Hannah Phillip, Director of York's Fairfax House delves into the often surprising world of what the Georgians did for fun ...

The event is part of Richmond's GeorgeFest17.

£4 - 01748 826561

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Thursday, 24th August 2017
Ghost Walk
Venue: Meet at the entrance to Friary Gardens opposite the Theatre
Time: 2.00pm
Find out about Richmond's Georgian ghosts in this entertaining walk with Rhoda Fraser (approx 1 hour and 15 mins).

This event is part of GeorgeFest17. Adults £4, children £2.50, under 5s free. Advance booking required. Tel: 0777 561 8472.

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Friday, 25th August 2017
The Fortress on the Danube by Guilbert de Pixerecourt
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
See for yourself why melodrama dominated the theatres of Europe at the beginning of the 19th century!

This community performance (in translation) of this hit melodrama from 1805 combines musical flourishes, comedy and high drama in a grand theatrical spectacle. Supported by professional musicians.

This event is part of GeorgeFest17. Tickets cost £9 and are available from the Theatre Box Office, tel: 01748 825252 or via the online booking service.

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Saturday, 26th August 2017
Coffee Morning
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 9am
with The Station

Join us for a coffee/tea and a biscuit.

All funds raised will go towards our heritage projects.

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Saturday, 26th August 2017
Bell-ringing Workshops
Venue: St Mary’s Church
Time: 11.30am to 2.00pm
The art of bell-ringing was accelerating in the Georgian period.

If you fancy composing your own tune to be rung on St Mary's bells or hearing stories from the belfry, then why not drop in to these fascinating workshops? Suitable for adults and children.

This free event is part of GeorgeFest17. Donations appreciated for St Mary's Church.

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Saturday, 26th August 2017
Church Tower Tours
Venue: St Mary’s Church
Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
An opportunity to visit the ringing chamber and see the new bells of St Mary's in action.

Those of an athletic bent might wish to visit the historic bells in the belfry (including a notable Georgian bell). There will be an associated display in the church. Refreshments available.

This free event is part of GeorgeFest17. Donations appreciated for St Mary's Church.

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Saturday, 26th August 2017 - Monday, 28th August 2017
Beer, Cider & Cheese Festival 2017
Venue: George & Dragon, Hudswell
Time: 11 am to 11 pm each day
More than 20 real ales and 12 real ciders, local cheese platters, BBQ all weekend, live music. CAMRA national pub of the year.

Come along and enjoy the Bank Holiday in our cosy country pub and great beer garden overlooking the Swale valley. A short walk from Richmond, we're offering more than 20 real ales from Yorkshire's best breweries and 12 real ciders, plus matching cheese platters and a BBQ all day. There'll be live music and garden games. No need to book, just turn up. We're proud winners of CAMRA Pub of the Year, and Yorkshire's first community owned pub. For more information tel 01748 518373

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Monday, 28th August 2017
Locomotive Rhythm
Venue: The Station
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
A second chance to experience Locomotive Rhythm, in celebration of our 10th birthday.


Guided railway walk, led by John Young. 1.30pm - 2.25pm
An inspiring look at the hidden history around the former railway line from Richmond Station. Bring your walking shoes.

Live percussion / DJ set, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Following the guided walk along the railway, musician Graeme Robinson takes us on a percussive journey in the form of solo percussion and DJ set, inspired by the early railway heritage of north east England. With a fusion of dance rhythms, specially cast resonant locomotive wheels and a celebration of drumming, running, walking and progressive motion. Bring your dancing shoes!

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Monday, 28th August 2017
Drummer Boy Story Circle
Venue: The Buck Hotel Newbiggin
Time: 7pm
Storytellers Rhoda Fraser and Charlie Grumbley Trading Tales. Come and listen or bring a tale.

Admission free

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Wednesday, 30th August 2017
Will's Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 11am to 12noon
Walking tour of the town with volunteer guide.

Spot the clues to Richmond's military past.

FREE event, but donations appreciated.

01748 826561

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