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August 2017   View All Events
Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Richmond Coffee Morning
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 9.00
Coffee morning in aid of Herriot Hospice Homecare

Come along and join Herriot for a warm drink and a slice of cake or two. We look forward to meeting you all and having a chat about all things Herriot

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Saturday, 5th August 2017
National Day of Stitch
Venue: The Station
Time: 10am - 4pm
Come and meet local craft enthusiasts!

Members of the Richmond and Leyburn branch of The Embroiderer's Guild return to The Station to showcase their work, and encourage others to give their craft a try.

The group will be stitching and chatting on the platform throughout the day. Come along and see what they are up to, have a go and be inspired!

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Sunday, 6th August 2017
Chic Vintique Fair
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Love vintage & retro? You'll find a wide range of traders selling everything from quirky vintage to that perfect gift or collectable.

Entry is free

There is a small lift available to the right of the main entrance, clearly signposted

M: 07702 160617

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Tuesday, 8th August 2017
Workshop - Summer hand-tied arrangement
Venue: The Flower Studio, 14 Finkle Street, Richmond
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Create a summer hand-tied arrangement.

Work with the best of the beautiful English Country Garden flowers and learn how to create a beautiful hand-tied arrangement. All flowers, foliage and materials are provided and you will take home your beautiful and unique creation. Refreshments will be served.

Booking essential as numbers are limited. £40, call 01748 824144 to book.

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Saturday, 12th August 2017
HHH Colour Run 2017
Venue: Catterick Racecourse
Time: 10.00
Colour yourself happy!

Herriot Hospice Homecares most colourful fun run is back! Join us on the 12th August at Catterick Racecourse

Tickets available at eventbrite by searching 'HHH Colour Run 2017'.

01609 777413

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Saturday, 12th August 2017
MAFA: Meet the artists day
Venue: The Station
Time: 10am - 4pm
Come and be inspired!

In celebration of our exhibition, 'Beyond Boundaries' by Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, we invite you to come and meet the artists and see their amazing work. We are so excited to have MAFA with us from 12th August - 6th September.

‘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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Saturday, 12th August 2017 - Sunday, 13th August 2017
Photography Workshop
Venue: Meet at the Paul Iles Learning Centre, Friars Wynd
Time: 10.00am until 3.00pm
Spend the day with local photographer Guy Carpenter.

This one-day workshop covers the fundamentals of photography and is suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to refresh their knowledge. It will include a photographic tour of Georgian Richmond. No previous experience is necessary and any camera is suitable.

This event is part of GeorgeFest17. The cost of each workshop which will run on both Saturday and Sunday is £45 per person. Maximum of 12 so early booking is advised. Tel: 07806 605031.

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Saturday, 12th August 2017 - Sunday, 13th August 2017
Culloden Tower Open Day
Venue: Culloden Tower
Time: 10.00am until 4.00pm
Following the huge success of last year's event, the Landmark Trust is opening the doors to this amazing building.

With fantastic views of Swaledale, Culloden Tower was built as a parkland ornament or folly in about 1746.

This event is part of GeorgeFest17. Free admission. No booking required.

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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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Saturday, 12th 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.

It will last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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

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Sunday, 13th August 2017
Open Garden - Mr Yorke's Walled Garden
Venue: Cravengate (DL10 4RE)
Time: 1pm until 5.30pm
A charming one-acre 18th century walled garden with fabulous views of Culloden Tower.

This event is part of GeorgeFest17. Admission is £5 (children free). Light refreshments are available. In support of the National Garden Scheme charities. Tel: 01748 825525. Please note that there is no parking available on site. Access is from Cravengate.

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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, 14th August 2017
Celebrity and Taste at the 18th Century Auction
Venue: The Paul Iles Learning Centre, The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 2.00pm
The 18th century saw the birth of a new breed of professional auction house and, with it, the rise of the celebrity auctioneer.

Drawing on sale catalogues and newspaper reports from the period, Madeleine Pelling explores how these events dealt in the notion of taste.

Tickets £6 from The Georgian Theatre Royal Box Office. Tel: 01748 825252 or via the online booking service.

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Wednesday, 16th August 2017
Political Meaning or Pure Folly? Culloden Tower and Other Georgian Landmarks
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Caroline Stanford, Landmark Trust historian, reveals the fascinating history of Culloden Tower.

This illustrated talk by the co-author of 'Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings' will feature other Landmark properties both in Yorkshire and further afield.

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Friday, 18th August 2017
Antiques and Collectables Valuation Day
Venue: The Station
Time: 10am - 3pm
With Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson of Darlington - one of the region's oldest auction houses - will be hosting a valuation day at The Station from 10am until 3pm. Drop in to find out what your treasures might be worth.

This free service provides an ideal opportunity for people to find out more about a whole range of contemporary or antique objects, including silver, ceramics, glass, pictures, sculpture or other collectables.

While there is no obligation at all attached to the valuations, anyone wishing to sell an item will be given the option to have it included in the next relevant auction at Thomas Watson’s Darlington saleroom.

For more information about Thomas Watson’s valuation services or the event at The Station, please call 01325 462 559

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Friday, 18th August 2017
Johnson, Garrick, and the Fight for Shakespeare
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Editor Samuel Johnson and star actor David Garrick struggled for ownership of Shakespeare's legacy in the 18th century.

Professor Tiffany Stern looks at the souvenirs invented by Garrick to promote Shakespeare in performance, and the variorum notes invented by Johnson to promote Shakespeare on the page, and asks to what extent modern 'Shakespeare' results from the tension between the two men.

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, 19th August 2017 - Sunday, 20th August 2017
Medieval Mayhem
Venue: Richmond Castle
Time: 11am - 5pm
Cheer on performers Dressed to Kill Knights, fighting knights and duelling warriors, as they perform in a combat display.

Join us for medieval mayhem, experience living history, duelling displays, test your skills at have-a-go-archery and get involved in interactive plays.

English Heritage members Free
Adult £5.70
Child, 5-15 years £3.40
Concession £5.10
Family £14.80

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Saturday, 19th August 2017
Coffee Morning
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 9am
with Richmond Operatic Society

Join us for a cuppa, a biscuits and a chat down at Richmond Town Hall. There will be a raffl a stall selling delicious homemade cakes!

All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards future projects for Richmond Operatic Society, in our 94th year.

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Saturday, 19th August 2017
Bad Girls and Bonnets - The History Wardrobe
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Jane Austen's guide to being brazen.

A bold, brash and beautiful celebration of Jane Austen's wicked women, and a truly revelatory look at clothes and crime in the 18th century - an era when stocking theft or silk smuggling carried serious penalties!

This event is part of GeorgeFest17. Tickets cost £13 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
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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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 GeorgeFest 17 programme.

£4

01748 826561

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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
An Evening of Georgian Theatre Ballards
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Relive the colourful world of 18th century theatre and hear songs that were performed on this Theatre's very own stage.

Grammy-nominated vocalist Vivien Ellis and multi-instrumentalist Giles Lewin bring these wonderful ballads of romance, crime, celebrity, sport and comedy back to the stage where they were originally performed by Richmond's own theatre builder Samuel Butler and his strolling company of actors.

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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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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