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July 2021
Monday, 19th July 2021 - Thursday, 5th August 2021
Community Archaeology Project
Venue: Richmond Castle
Solstice Heritage begin excavations. Volunteers welcome, no experience necessary.

Free event. BOOKING ESSENTIAL at www.richmond950.co.uk/Events-Projects/Archaeology

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Saturday, 24th July 2021 - Wednesday, 18th August 2021
Felt and Photograph
Venue: The Station
An exhibition of original feltworks and photographs inspired by rural life and landscapes from a mother and daughter collaborative.

Alison uses her spare time to create artwork. For many years she has enjoyed drawing painting, textiles and photography. Recently she has transferred her drawing and painting skills into felt making – exploring wet felting using a range of wool fibres and silk, then adding detail with needle felting techniques. Inspiration for her work is drawn from wildlife and Yorkshire landscapes.

Rachel is a professional photographer specialising in canine and equine portraits, game shooting and agricultural imagery; providing private commissions and unlimited edition prints. Rachel is often found behind the lens, photographing our four legged friends and creating memories that last forever.

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Monday, 26th July 2021
Stores Tours
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 11am
Visit the stores, where objects sit, concealed out of sight from the visitors’ gaze, waiting for their chance to step out of the shadows.


During the tour, which complements our current special exhibition, Curator Lynda Powell explains why some of our precious objects are kept under wraps, reveal the challenges of storage, conservation and display, and lift the lid, for your eyes only, on some rarely seen items from our treasured collection. This part of your visit will take about 40 minutes.

Tickets cost £10 and must be booked in advance

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Tuesday, 27th July 2021
Stores Tours
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 11am
Visit the stores, where objects sit, concealed out of sight from the visitors’ gaze, waiting for their chance to step out of the shadows.


During the tour, which complements our current special exhibition, Curator Lynda Powell explains why some of our precious objects are kept under wraps, reveal the challenges of storage, conservation and display, and lift the lid, for your eyes only, on some rarely seen items from our treasured collection. This part of your visit will take about 40 minutes.

Tickets cost £10 and must be booked in advance


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Thursday, 29th July 2021
Richmond Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2.30pm
The Richmond Wander is a stunning way to find out more about our town.


You will take a walk round Richmond with your knowledgeable guides, enjoying the scenery but also spotting the clues to its military past. Planes, prisoners, boats, boots, bridges, nurses, Normans, Belgians, castles and trains all feature!

If you have missed visiting Richmond recently, this is a must. And even if you have been many times before, you’re sure to learn something new about our fascinating town.

The Wander is suitable for all ages. You can’t go very far in Richmond without encountering a hill, so please ensure you are able to walk comfortably on and off for about an hour, if you are thinking of booking this event.

Call 01748 826561 to book your place, or call into the museum.

Tickets cost £3


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Friday, 30th July 2021
Antiques, Jewellery and Fine Art Valuation Day
Venue: The Station
Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm
Get your treasures valued for free.

Experts from Elstob & Elstob auctioneers, based in Ripon, will be on hand to give you free, no obligation, professional valuations of all types of jewellery, silver, fine art, modern collectables and antiques.

No booking is required just bring along the things you would like to be valued on the day.

Our specialists have many years of combined experience. They will ensure that your possessions are always valued fairly and accurately in a courteous and confidential manner.

Should you choose to go on and sell your items then they will advise on the most appropriate method of selling.

For more information, please contact the auction house on 01765 699200.

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August 2021
Thursday, 5th August 2021
Richmond Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2.30pm
The Richmond Wander is a stunning way to find out more about our town.


You will take a walk round Richmond with your knowledgeable guides, enjoying the scenery but also spotting the clues to its military past. Planes, prisoners, boats, boots, bridges, nurses, Normans, Belgians, castles and trains all feature!

If you have missed visiting Richmond recently, this is a must. And even if you have been many times before, you’re sure to learn something new about our fascinating town.

The Wander is suitable for all ages. You can’t go very far in Richmond without encountering a hill, so please ensure you are able to walk comfortably on and off for about an hour, if you are thinking of booking this event.

Call 01748 826561 to book your place, or call into the museum.

Tickets cost £3

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Saturday, 7th August 2021 - Monday, 30th August 2021
950 Years of Communication in Richmond
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Discover how Richmond has communicated since 1071. Fascinating exhibition curated by Richmond Rotary Club.

This event is open most days - check Town Council website and www.richmond950.co.uk/Events to check

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Saturday, 7th August 2021
Richmond Castle Clog Dancers
Venue: Richmond Market Place below the Clock Tower
Time: 11.00am - 3.30pm
Enjoy traditional, local clog dancing to celebrate Richmond's 950th anniversary.

Dancing starts at 11.00am and 2.30pm.

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Wednesday, 11th August 2021
Richmond Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2.30pm
The Richmond Wander is a stunning way to find out more about our town.


You will take a walk round Richmond with your knowledgeable guides, enjoying the scenery but also spotting the clues to its military past. Planes, prisoners, boats, boots, bridges, nurses, Normans, Belgians, castles and trains all feature!

If you have missed visiting Richmond recently, this is a must. And even if you have been many times before, you’re sure to learn something new about our fascinating town.

The Wander is suitable for all ages. You can’t go very far in Richmond without encountering a hill, so please ensure you are able to walk comfortably on and off for about an hour, if you are thinking of booking this event.

Call 01748 826561 to book your place, or call into the museum.

Tickets cost £3

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Thursday, 12th August 2021
Richmond Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2.30pm
The Richmond Wander is a stunning way to find out more about our town.


You will take a walk round Richmond with your knowledgeable guides, enjoying the scenery but also spotting the clues to its military past. Planes, prisoners, boats, boots, bridges, nurses, Normans, Belgians, castles and trains all feature!

If you have missed visiting Richmond recently, this is a must. And even if you have been many times before, you’re sure to learn something new about our fascinating town.

The Wander is suitable for all ages. You can’t go very far in Richmond without encountering a hill, so please ensure you are able to walk comfortably on and off for about an hour, if you are thinking of booking this event.

Call 01748 826561 to book your place, or call into the museum.

Tickets cost £3

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Sunday, 15th August 2021
Annual Open Day & 950 Swimming Event
Venue: Richmond Swimming Pool
Richmondshire Leisure Trust marks its 45th anniversary as well as the castle and town's 950th.

Events include: Richmond Dales Swimming Club & Richmond Tri Club Demonstrations; Aqua-fit, Aqua-play; special birthday offers; 950 Swimming Event; Taster Sessions. Open event, no need to book.

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Wednesday, 18th August 2021
Richmond Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2.30pm
The Richmond Wander is a stunning way to find out more about our town.


You will take a walk round Richmond with your knowledgeable guides, enjoying the scenery but also spotting the clues to its military past. Planes, prisoners, boats, boots, bridges, nurses, Normans, Belgians, castles and trains all feature!

If you have missed visiting Richmond recently, this is a must. And even if you have been many times before, you’re sure to learn something new about our fascinating town.

The Wander is suitable for all ages. You can’t go very far in Richmond without encountering a hill, so please ensure you are able to walk comfortably on and off for about an hour, if you are thinking of booking this event.

Call 01748 826561 to book your place, or call into the museum.

Tickets cost £3

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Wednesday, 25th August 2021
Richmond Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2.30pm
The Richmond Wander is a stunning way to find out more about our town.


You will take a walk round Richmond with your knowledgeable guides, enjoying the scenery but also spotting the clues to its military past. Planes, prisoners, boats, boots, bridges, nurses, Normans, Belgians, castles and trains all feature!

If you have missed visiting Richmond recently, this is a must. And even if you have been many times before, you’re sure to learn something new about our fascinating town.

The Wander is suitable for all ages. You can’t go very far in Richmond without encountering a hill, so please ensure you are able to walk comfortably on and off for about an hour, if you are thinking of booking this event.

Call 01748 826561 to book your place, or call into the museum.

Tickets cost £3


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Thursday, 26th August 2021
Richmond Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2.30pm
The Richmond Wander is a stunning way to find out more about our town.


You will take a walk round Richmond with your knowledgeable guides, enjoying the scenery but also spotting the clues to its military past. Planes, prisoners, boats, boots, bridges, nurses, Normans, Belgians, castles and trains all feature!

If you have missed visiting Richmond recently, this is a must. And even if you have been many times before, you’re sure to learn something new about our fascinating town.

The Wander is suitable for all ages. You can’t go very far in Richmond without encountering a hill, so please ensure you are able to walk comfortably on and off for about an hour, if you are thinking of booking this event.

Call 01748 826561 to book your place, or call into the museum.

Tickets cost £3


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Sunday, 29th August 2021
Mr Yorke's Walled Garden Open Day
Venue: Mr Yorke's Walled Garden, Cravengate
Time: 1.00-5.30pm
Enjoy a summer's afternoon in this restored c18th garden

Tea and cake on sale. Fundraiser for local causes. Adults £5, under-16s free of charge, pay on gate.

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September 2021
Friday, 3rd September 2021
Albert Lau piano recital
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
International pianist Albert Lau will perform Beethoven's Apassionata and other works.

Pianist Albert Lau, a Young Steinway Artist, visited The Georgian Theatre Royal shortly before lockdown and is delighted to be returning to perform on its stage with its wonderful acoustics. His programme will include Beethoven’s ‘Appassionata’ and works by Clara Schumann, Franck, Chopin, York Bowen, Ravel and Trenet/Weissenberg.

Born in Hong Kong and now living in Cologne, Albert studied at Indiana University and continued his postgraduate studies with Joanna MacGregor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Albert performs internationally as a solo pianist and chamber musician.

His first CD of works by female composers, Unveiled, was released in 2019 to critical acclaim and he has just recorded his second, Mirage.

Tickets cost £16 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.




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Friday, 3rd September 2021
Beers from the Past
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 7.00-9.00pm
Taste samples of historic beers recreated by craft brewers and compare to samples of today's beers, lagers and craft ales.

Illustrated with accounts of past brewing, ingredients and drinking lore.

One of 3 stand-alone, themed talks.

Tickets £15, 20 per session.

Booking via: www.brewlab.co.uk/product/brewing-talk-and-tasting

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Tuesday, 7th September 2021
Stores Tours
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 11am
Visit the stores, where objects sit, concealed out of sight from the visitors’ gaze, waiting for their chance to step out of the shadows.


During the tour, which complements our current special exhibition, Curator Lynda Powell explains why some of our precious objects are kept under wraps, reveal the challenges of storage, conservation and display, and lift the lid, for your eyes only, on some rarely seen items from our treasured collection. This part of your visit will take about 40 minutes.

Tickets cost £10 and must be booked in advance

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Friday, 10th September 2021
Jane Eyre
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece is brought to life in this new stage adaptation.

From the cruelty of Jane’s life as a child to the passions and mysterious secrets of her adult life, this is the story of Jane Eyre, an orphan with no love or family. Against all odds, she demonstrates the spirit to endure and grow into a strong and independent woman.

DOT Productions return in their 11th year of touring with another adaptation of a well-loved English classic. Bronte’s bold and enduring novel is full of gothic drama and heart-wrenching choices that translate perfectly onto the stage. Played out by five actors, this is not a show to be missed!

Tickets cost £13 (includes £1 restoration levy) and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.


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Friday, 10th September 2021
Beers from the Past
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 7.00-9.00pm
Taste samples of historic beers recreated by craft brewers and compare with samples of today's beers, ingredients and drinking lore.

Illustrated with accounts of past brewing, ingredients and drinking lore.

One of 3 stand-alone, themed talks.

Tickets £15, 20 per session.

Booking via: www.brewlab.co.uk/product/brewing-talk-and-tasting

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Monday, 13th September 2021
An evening with Moira Cameron
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Tales from the Tower of London and its first woman Yeoman Warder.

In July 2007, at Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, Moira Cameron became the first woman to be appointed as a Yeoman Warder, more commonly known as Beefeaters of the Tower.

In this talk, she is delighted to share with you some of the Tower’s less bloody history, as well as stories of its Beefeaters and ceremonies.

But, is this just for fun or is there more in common between the Tower of London and Richmond's 950th celebrations than just William the Conqueror? Come and find out for yourself.

Tickets cost £10 (includes £1 restoration levy) and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.

This is a 950th anniversary event sponsored by The Shallery.


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Tuesday, 14th September 2021
Swaledale Festival - Aurora Percussion Duo
Venue: St Mary’s Parish Church
Time: 16.00 and 19.30
Swaledale Festival - Aurora Percussion Duo

Two extraordinary percussionists perform musical acrobatics on a myriad of instruments. Sublime and amazing!

There will be two performances - 16.00 - 17.00 and 19.30 - 20.30.

U25 = £3

Regular ticket price = £15

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Friday, 17th September 2021
A Perfect Likeness
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
A rollicking Victorian odd-couple encounter between two titans of English literature!

Reclusive writer and photographer Charles Dodgson (also known as Lewis Carroll) invites celebrity author Charles Dickens to his Oxford home to pose for a portrait. Dickens is so intrigued by the whimsical Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that he accepts.

What ensues is a baring of two creative souls, the one private and fastidious, the other boisterous and irreverent. As Dodgson struggles to capture a "perfect likeness" of Dickens, Dickens craftily pries into Dodgson's personal life to get a handle on one of the most curious men he has ever met. The result is a hilarious and revealing conversation between two quirky, fascinating, and completely different men.

This follows the company’s hit production of Silas Marner which was performed at The
Georgian Theatre Royal.

Tickets cost £16 (includes £1 restoration levy) and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.



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Friday, 17th September 2021
Beers from the Past
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 7.00-9.00pm
Taste samples of historic beers recreated by craft brewers and compare with accounts of past brewing, ingredients and drinking lore.

Illustrated with accounts of past brewing, ingredients and drinking lore.

One of 3 stand-alone, themed talks.

Tickets £15, 20 per session.

Booking via: www.brewlab.co.uk/product/brewing-talk-and-tasting

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Saturday, 18th September 2021
Henri Ward and Researching for Horrible Histories
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
In conversation with Philip Wicks, Henri Ward will talk about presenting the history behind the popular TV series.

Henri has worked in television and publishing for the better part of a decade, as a researcher and producer on the popular TV adaptation of the bestselling book series Horrible Histories, as well as helping prominent historians compile their own books.

In conversation with Philip Wicks, Henri will reveal some of his favourite parts of the research process, the fine line he treads between telling a good story and making sure everything is 100% accurate, dispelling historical myths, and some of the pitfalls that come with the territory.

This is a combined Walking & Book Festival/Richmond 950th anniversary event
and is sponsored by Goosewing Gallery.

Tickets cost £15 (includes £1 restoration levy) and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.


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Saturday, 18th September 2021
E1: ‘Castle Fun at Richmond Library’ with Karen Langtree & Gill McLean
Venue: Richmond Library
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event

Free of charge; Book at Richmond Library – details to be confirmed, so enquire at the Library; Disabled access.

Meet Yorkshire authors, Karen Langtree and Gill McLean, and see how they created ‘The Knights of the Wobbly Table’.

Suitable for 7-11 year-olds who bring their own grown-up.

In partnership with Richmond 950 www.richmond950.co.uk



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Saturday, 18th September 2021
W2: Visit to Altberg Factory and walk to Willance’s Leap
Venue: Altberg Factory shop, Gallowfields Trading Estate DL10 4TG
Time: 10.00am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event.


at 10.00am. 6.5 Miles. Moderate. £7
Our traditional start of Festival event is back by popular demand. Altberg is the last remaining boot manufacturer in England, and we will start the day at the factory to see how the boots are designed and made - for walking, the army and biking. There’s time for a cup of tea and a look round the excellent factory shop before a walk along Whitcliffe Scar with great views over lower Swaledale to hear about the famous but gruesome legend of Willance’s Leap.

Sponsored by: Altberg www.altberg.co.uk


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Saturday, 18th September 2021
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2021
Venue: Yorkshire 3 Peaks
Could you take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks to help raise the vital funds needed to support local families living with terminal illnesses?

Challenge yourself and climb for Hospice Care. This is your chance to take on the 25-mile route including 1500m of ascent and descent and the aim of completing it within 12 hours. Every step you take and every pound you raise in sponsorship will help local families living with terminal illness and bereavement.

Climbing the famous three peaks, you will start with a leg-loosener for three miles up the shape of Inglebroough, then gaining height and taking upwards and across the dales on to Morecambe Bay and the Lakes. Then you will begin on to the second ascent- Whernside. As you descend you will be able to see Ribblehead Viaduct and this is the halfway milestone before heading down the path towards the final peak of Pen-Y-Ghent. Then descending back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

This challenge is provided by Large Outdoors who will provide fully trained guides and first aiders on the day. You will be in a team with other Herriot Hospice Homecare and Saint Michael’s walkers who will keep your spurred on. We will provide a fundraising pack for all walkers which will include a kit list, FAQ’s and an itinerary. Along the route we will provide treats and refreshments to keep you going strong!

The funds you raise and the inspiration you create whilst having a fantastic experience will support our home care teams on their epic challenge every day during this pandemic to provide care to people in our communities.

Venue: Yorkshire 3 peaks

Cost: Registration is just £40. Try and raise £100 or more in sponsorship

Team discount: Teams of 10 or more can register for just £20 per person.

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Sunday, 19th September 2021
T1: Richmond’s Wynds and Lanes
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 2.15pm
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event.

Meet outside the Town Hall at 2.15pm. Free but donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome.

This walk explores Richmond’s Wynds and Lanes offering big views, intriguing nooks, secret places and a chance to hear of the people who lived in them. The walk is mostly on pavements but also has some steep slopes and steps.


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Sunday, 19th September 2021
E3: AA Dhand & Kia Abdullah in conversation: ‘Author Confidential: What No One Tells You About Publishing Novels’
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 7.30pm
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event.

Tickets £10; Refreshments; Bookstall; Disabled access

Seven-figure sums, champagne breakfasts and transatlantic wining and dining. Just another day in the life of an author? Not so, say successful crime writers AA Dhand and Kia Abdullah. In this candid conversation, they discuss the harsh realities of publishing – including why most authors can’t give up their day job; why most books don’t make it into Waterstones; eye-opening moments from their own careers; and why, when it comes to publishing, it’s more dry-roasted peanuts and warm white wine than champagne and caviar.


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Monday, 20th September 2021
Baroness Hale of Richmond: A Life in Law
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Lady Hale, former President of the Supreme Court, will speak about her life and soon-to-be-published memoirs, The Spider Woman.


Brenda Hale was Head Girl at Richmond School, obtained a starred First Class Honours Degree at Girton College, University of Cambridge, and was the first woman member of the Law Commission and first female Lord of Appeal.

Well known for declaring the prorogation of Parliament unlawful in 2019 and wearing a variety of insect brooches, Baroness Hale will also answer questions in the second part of the evening.

This is a Richmond Walking & Book Festival event and is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Richmond & Dales and Purple Creative Studios.

Tickets cost £15 (includes £1 restoration levy) and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.


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Monday, 20th September 2021
E4: Ian Short and ‘Seasons on the Hill Farm’
Venue: The Station
Time: 11.00am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival

Tickets £5; Café, restaurant; Bookstall; Disabled access

‘Seasons on the Hill Farm’ is a fascinating book, a photographic record of the farming year of Swaledale sheep breeders, the Calvert Family, who live and work in Birkdale, the most northerly dale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
David Ian Short is a well-known local photographer based in Richmond, who runs the Richmond Station Photography Groups for beginners and experts. Ian has exhibited at Richmond Station, Scottish Natural Heritage in Perth, and the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton. He has previously completed photographic projects with the Alvie estate in Aviemore and has run photographic holidays in Scotland.
Ian’s background is in teaching and, as a geographer, he brings a wealth of knowledge about the area which is inter-weaved into his narrative. Ian’s love for the Dale comes through in his distinctive and engaging text, which accompanies his photographs.
Ian will be leading walk W16 on the Thursday of Festival week which will take the group into the area of Birkdale covered by the book. Please book separately for this walk.


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Monday, 20th September 2021
W8/8A: The Feldom Wander
Venue: The Station
Time: 9.15am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event starting at The Station.

8.5 Miles. Moderate. £7

This walk continues to be popular, so if you are interested in joining it please book early. We have special access to the MOD Feldom Ranges land, rarely walked, a mixture of heather moorland, scattered woods and deep cut valleys. This is an Army training area, not otherwise known to the rambler, and rich in archaeological remains, including a fine Hill Fort with impressive views to the northern dales; and some of the best cup and ring stones in the area. Our thanks go to the Headquarters Defence Training Estate North and Headquarters Catterick Training Area for allowing us to access the ranges for this walk.


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Monday, 20th September 2021
H1: Wenlock Wood - new
Venue: Tesco, Catterick
Time: 10.15am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event

Easy. Free just turn up on the day.

This walk winds through the woods of Leadmill Gill before crossing over onto Catterick Golf Course. We climb the short ‘Heartbreak Hill’ watching out for golfers, before entering the MOD Wenlock Plantation. We venture out across the open training area on Scotton Moor, before returning to the golf course past the curious Druggon Hill.


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Tuesday, 21st September 2021
E8: Laura Wood and ‘A Snowfall of Silver’
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event

Tickets £10 from: www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk; Bar; Bookstall; Disabled access

As well as discussing the challenges of writing historical fiction and the research required, Laura Wood will also talk about her novel ‘Snowfall of Silver’, inspired by the Georgian Theatre Royal.
Shortlisted for The Booksellers’ YA Award, ‘A Snowfall of Silver’ is a snow-dusted love story set in Autumn 1931. Impetuous Freya Trevelyan runs away from her home in Cornwall to follow her dream of becoming an actress but can reality ever live up to her expectations?


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Tuesday, 21st September 2021
E7: Festival Book Club & Walk
Venue: The Station
Time: 10.00am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event starting at The Station.

Free – pre-registration required. 6 miles – moderate

This year’s Festival Book Club book is ‘The Salt Path’, Raynor Winn’s 2019 Costa Prize nominated true story of a middle-aged couple who walk the South West Coastal Path under very challenging circumstances. We hope to spark lively discussion whether you loved or hated the book.
Walk to the George and Dragon, Hudswell for lunch and discussion of the book.


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Tuesday, 21st September 2021
W11: Hudswell and Hag Woods Nature Walk
Venue: The Station
Time: 9.30am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event starting at The Station.

7 miles. Moderate. £7

Join the local National Trust Ranger for a walk through Hudswell and Hag Woods. We will be identifying flora and fauna as we go and stopping to discuss the management of these important woodlands and riverside pastures. Despite being on the edge of Richmond some of the woodland paths are steep with some steps. Hag Wood may also be very slippery in wet conditions. Please bring lunch and a drink. Although the walk is relatively short we do stop to discuss points of interest and we usually eat lunch above Hag Wood at one of Turner’s views of Richmond Castle. The walk usually takes around 6 hours.


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Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
T2: Exploring Richmond
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 12 noon
Richmond Walking & Book Festival

Free but donations to the Richmond Mayor’s Charity most welcome.

Your costumed guide, a Richmond policeman of 1842, takes you for a walk back in time lasting just over one hour.


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Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
E10: Sally Magnusson, ‘The Sealwoman’s Gift’ and ‘The Ninth Child’
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Richmond Walking & Book Festival

Tickets £15 from www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk; Bar; Bookstall; Disabled access

Sally Magnusson, author and BBC presenter, is the eldest daughter of the Icelandic journalist and broadcaster Magnus Magnusson and the Scottish newspaper journalist Mamie Baird.
Author of the best-selling ‘The Sealwoman’s Gift’ and ‘The Ninth Child’, her writing has been strongly influenced by growing up in and around Glasgow in houses that were always filled with stories including those hilariously told by her mother about her early life in working class Rutherglen as well as those told by Magnus straight from the medieval Icelandic sagas which he spent much of her childhood translating from Old Norse into English.
Listen to Sally ‘in conversation’ to find out more…


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Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
E9: Graham Berry and ‘A Short History of Richmond Racecourse and its Grandstand’
Venue: The Station
Time: 11.00am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event

£5; Café/restaurant; Bookstall; Disabled access; tickets from Richmond Information Centre, The Station and Festival website.

Graham Berry spoke at The Walking and Book Festival in 2018 on his then newly-published popular history book, ‘Aftermath 1918 -1924: Years That Shaped The Twentieth Century’.

He returns this year with a talk on a recently-published collaboration with The Richmond Burgage Pastures Committee and racing historian, Professor Mike Huggins, ’A Short History of Richmond Racecourse and its Grandstand’.

Graham’s talk will give a fascinating and entertaining insight into one of Richmond’s lesser-known, but important, historical sites.

In partnership with Richmond 950 www.richmond950.co.uk

Graham will also be leading walk W18 “Richmond’s Racing Heritage” on the Thursday of Festival week which will visit important sites in the history of racing in the town.
Please book separately for this walk


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Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
H2: Carlton & Stanwick Walk - new
Venue: Stanwick, starting at Eppleby Village Shop
Time: 10.15am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event

3.5 Miles. Easy. Free just turn up on the day. Ample parking around the Village Green.

This short walk, with plenty of historic interest, takes us through the fields and lanes alongside Forcett Beck before joining Mary Wild Beck where we enter the Iron Age Fort and Earthworks at Stanwick. We pass through the ancient Kirkbridge churchyard and briefly explore the English Heritage site (Free). We head back across the fields for a welcome cuppa at the Village Store Café. Please Note: This walk can be a bit boggy in a couple of places after heavy rain so please wear appropriate footwear.


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Thursday, 23rd September 2021
The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
A riveting solo show portraying one of the great English writers of the inter-war years.

Following his fabulous performance of 'Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope' at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Mark Farrelly returns with another fantastic show.

Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays 'Rope' (filmed by Hitchcock), 'Gaslight', and classic novels 'Hangover Square' and 'The Slaves of Solitude'.

But Hamilton was also an alcoholic, whose wit darkened as his inner and outer worlds collapsed. Covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s thrilling life and writing, 'The Silence of Snow' entertains and challenges, asking: why do so many of us get through life without feeling we ever truly knew another person?

**** “You won’t be able to take your eyes off this magnetic actor Mark Farrelly. He inhabits the character of Hamilton with a blazing fluidity” The Times

**** “Farrelly’s performance is electric” What’s On Stage

**** “Farrelly’s achievement is to portray a life so lacking in personal happiness so entertainingly” British Theatre Guide

Tickets cost £11 to £16 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.


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Thursday, 23rd September 2021
E12: Dr Remi Adekoya and ‘Biracial Britain’
Venue: Richmond Library
Time: 7.30pm
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event

£10; Bookstall, tickets from Richmond Information Centre and Festival website.

Dr Remi Adekoya is an Associate Lecturer of Politics at the University of York. In his book ‘Biracial Britain’, he examines through a series of thought-provoking interviews, what it truly means to be of mixed-race in Britain today…the fastest growing minority group in the country.
Remi Adekoya is the son of a Nigerian father and a Polish mother. Before joining academia, he was a political journalist who has written for the Guardian, the Washington Post, Politico, Spectator and The Times. He will be in conversation with Gerry Foley, journalist and broadcaster with ITV Tyne Tees.


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Thursday, 23rd September 2021
E11: Judith Bromley and ‘The Birth of a Book’
Venue: The Station
Time: 11.00am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival

£5; Café/restaurant; Bookstall; Disabled access, tickets from Richmond Information Centre, The Station and Festival website.

Judith Bromley lives in Wensleydale and has spent much of her time out in the dales landscape in all weathers - walking, painting and writing.
She will tell the story of how the book ‘Climb up to the Moor’ evolved and then became a touring exhibition highlighting the importance of our moorlands especially for carbon capture and storage.
‘The more time I spent up on the moorland with the calls of curlew and lapwing, the more I rediscovered my true relationship with the earth.’


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Thursday, 23rd September 2021
W18: Richmond’s Racing Heritage – new
Venue: The Station
Time: 9.30am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event starting at The Station.

8 Miles. Moderate. £7, tickets from Richmond Information Centre and Festival website.

Richmond has a long and illustrious horse racing history dating from the 16th Century until the closure of the Low Moor Racecourse in 1891. The route goes across the racecourse site and then climbs up the beautiful and surprisingly isolated valley of Coalsgarth with its old limestone kilns and abandoned farmhouses. We walk up hill to The High Moor, the first of the possible original sites of horse racing in Richmond before the move to The Low Moor. The route will then return to the other ‘High Moor’ which has traditionally been held to be the site of Richmond’s annual races before 1765. We visit Willance’s Leap and two famous racing stables before returning to the Low Moor to complete the final furlong! Leader Graham Berry will describe the rich history of the various racing landmarks on the route.
He will be giving a Festival talk (E9) on Wednesday 22nd September based on his book which has recently been published by the Burgage Pastures Committee as ‘A Short History of Richmond Racecourse and its Grandstand’.


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Friday, 24th September 2021
The Killer Question
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
'The Silence of the Lambs' meets 'Last of the Summer Wine' in a dark comedy thriller!

Former game show champion Walter Crump lives for murder – it was even his specialist subject on the nerve-shredding, general knowledge quiz show, 'The Chair'. But did his obsession with death ultimately lead to his own? That’s certainly what Inspector Black believes, and now it is Crump’s dopey widow Margaret who finds herself in the chair – accused of her husband’s murder.

Will Inspector Black solve the mystery? Will Margaret be home in time for ‘Country File’? Who will prove to be the ultimate victim of 'The Chair'? And, just as important, which actor will play which character… the audience decides!

Tickets cost £14 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.


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Friday, 24th September 2021
E14: Tim Clissold - ‘China and its Poetry’
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 7.30pm
Richmond Walking & Book Festival

£10; Refreshments; Bookstall; Disabled access, tickets from Richmond Information Centre and Festival website.

Local resident and China expert, Tim Clissold shares observations and experiences from years of living in China and working in its business community, both reflected in his first two books, 'Mr China' and 'China Rules'.

According to ‘The Beijinger’, Tim’s bi-lingual third book, 'Cloud Chamber', gives “a Westerner's look at Chinese poetry, placing the poets and their work into the context of Chinese history and society through the eyes of a foreigner”, thus providing insights into a culture often felt elusive to western eyes.

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Friday, 24th September 2021
E13: Jane Hatcher and ‘The Richmondians’
Venue: The Station
Time: 11.00am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event

£5; Café/restaurant; Bookstall; Disabled access, tickets from Richmond Information Centre, The Station and Festival website.

Richmond writer Jane Hatcher is bringing out a book to coincide with the 950 celebrations in 2021. Called ‘Richmondians’, it celebrates men and women who have been connected with the town of Richmond in a variety of ways over its 950-year history.
The talk will discuss how she chose them, and why, and how she compiled their brief biographies. What, if anything, have the individuals left behind them in the town today? How do their stories reflect life in Richmond in their day?


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Saturday, 25th September 2021
Troy Hawke - Tiles of the Unexpected
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Multi-award-winning comedian Troy Hawke returns to The Georgian Theatre Royal for an excellent night of entertainment!

His last show, 1001 Moments with Troy Hawke was brilliant. This season’s offering promises to be equally entertaining and follows a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Having previously exposed supermarket chain Aldi’s links to the illuminati and the murder of Princess Diana, everyone’s favourite 1930’s throwback Scrabble-based investigator now puts Swedish furniture giant IKEA under his microscope…

Troy Hawke was 2019 Fringe World Best Comedy nominee, 2019 Fringe World Comedy Weekly Award Winner, Top 40 Best Reviewed Comedy Shows Edinburgh 2019 and Top 30 Jokes of the 2019 Fringe (GQ Magazine, The Telegraph).

“Troy Hawke must be one of the most accomplished and enjoyably daft character comics on the circuit today” - Wee Review 2019

“Elaborately concocted, funny and brilliantly bonkers” - Beyond The Joke 2019

"Be sure to catch this show before it ends…you really are missing something special if you don’t" - Fringefeed 2020

"Belly laughs from start to finish" - Weekend Notes 2020

"Clever, inventive, creative…i was utterly engrossed" - Perth Happenings 2020

"Character comedy at it’s finest" - Beyond the Joke 2019

Tickets cost £13 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.

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Saturday, 25th September 2021
E16: Claudia Hammond and ‘The Art of Rest’
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 7.30pm
Richmond Walking & Book Festival

£15; Refreshments; Bookstall; Disabled access, tickets from Richmond Information Centre and Festival website.

Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and Visiting Professor in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex.
As the presenter of ‘All in the Mind’ on Radio 4 and the World Service's ‘Health Check’, Claudia has become the BBC’s voice of psychology and mental health.
Her latest book, ‘The Art of Rest’, uses the results of a global study to examine why various forms of ‘rest’ are critical to maintaining stable mental and physical health.
Claudia will be in conversation with Pam Royle who recently retired as a broadcaster with ITV Tyne Tees.


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Saturday, 25th September 2021
T3: Richmond Town Guided Walk
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 2.15pm
Richmond Walking & Book Festival

Free, just turn up on the day. Donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome.
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event starting at The Station.

The walk lasts for between one hour and one and a half hours and remains on level ground, as far as is possible in Richmond!


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Saturday, 25th September 2021
E15: Hannah Russell and ‘Little Alf’
Venue: Richmond Library
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event

For accompanied children of 5 years upwards; £3 per child, £5 for two children, accompanying adult free of charge; Book at Richmond Library – details to follow; Disabled access

Hannah Russell is a best-selling author based in the Yorkshire Dales, most known for her books based on Little Alf, the miniature Shetland Pony, who stands at just 28 inches high due to him having dwarfism.
Hannah is a well-known businesswoman, with multiple businesses in Yorkshire, and is also a qualified interior designer. Her first book was published when she was 17 years old, and she now has a series of books published about Little Alf.


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Saturday, 25th September 2021
W23: A Linear Walk from Castle Bolton to Richmond Castle - new
Venue: The Station
Time: 9.15am
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event starting at The Station.

15 miles. Moderate. £10 includes bus to Bolton, tickets from Richmond Information Centre and Festival website.

This is one of our Festival walks marking the 950th anniversary of Richmond Castle. It links two noble castles situated in neighbouring dales. A bus will take us to the imposing Bolton Castle where we head up onto open moorland that once rang with the sounds of lead mining but today the cry of lapwings, curlew and grouse greet us. As we descend into Swaledale we enjoy splendid views of Reeth nestling under Calver Hill. From Grinton (toilet break) we take the Coast-to-Coast route back to Richmond following the River Swale as it flows through meadows and woods, past a priory and smelt mill to our destination of Richmond Castle.
Please note, as this walk is 15 miles in length, we will be walking at a reasonably fast pace and expect to return to Richmond around 6pm. Please bring sufficient refreshments for the day.


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Monday, 27th September 2021
Stores Tours
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 11am
Visit the stores, where objects sit, concealed out of sight from the visitors’ gaze, waiting for their chance to step out of the shadows.


During the tour, which complements our current special exhibition, Curator Lynda Powell explains why some of our precious objects are kept under wraps, reveal the challenges of storage, conservation and display, and lift the lid, for your eyes only, on some rarely seen items from our treasured collection. This part of your visit will take about 40 minutes.

Tickets cost £10 and must be booked in advance

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Tuesday, 28th September 2021
Stores Tours
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 11am
Visit the stores, where objects sit, concealed out of sight from the visitors’ gaze, waiting for their chance to step out of the shadows.


During the tour, which complements our current special exhibition, Curator Lynda Powell explains why some of our precious objects are kept under wraps, reveal the challenges of storage, conservation and display, and lift the lid, for your eyes only, on some rarely seen items from our treasured collection. This part of your visit will take about 40 minutes.

Tickets cost £10 and must be booked in advance

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October 2021
Friday, 1st October 2021
E17: ‘Poetry Open Mic’ as part of the up-coming National Poetry Day
Venue: Bishop Blaize pub, Market Place
Time: 8.00pm
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event

Free; Bar; Disabled access

Come along and listen, and read your own poems, particularly if you’ve written something about Richmond.


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Saturday, 9th October 2021
Autumn Melodies - An Evening with Graeme Danby and Friends
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Join opera star Graeme Danby for a wonderful evening of music.

A fabulous evening of Graeme Danby's unique style of entertainment with Valerie Reid, mezzo soprano, and Sarah Fox, soprano, along with Alice Dix, Austin Gunn, Ben Noble and Jenny Martins (accompanist).

There'll be music for everyone, from Faure and Vaughan Williams to Gilbert and Sullivan and Tom Lehrer.

Tickets cost from £21 to £26 and are available from the Box Office on 10748 825252 or online.

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Friday, 15th October 2021
E18: Simon Armitage and ‘An Evening of Poetry’
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Richmond Walking & Book Festival event

£20 from www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk; Bar; Bookstall; Disabled access

We are pleased to announce this special ‘Encore Author Event'. Simon Armitage, the UK Poet Laureate, will be ‘on stage’ at the Georgian Theatre Royal, for a reading of his work. It’s a real privilege, during Richmond’s 950th celebrations, to be regaled by this ever-observant and wonderfully accessible poet who, as a bonus of birth, happens to be a Yorkshireman.
Not put off by his failure at age 10 to have his first poem displayed in his classroom, Simon has gone on to pen around 30 books, but then who’s counting? Hope you can join us.


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Friday, 15th October 2021
Jazz Night
Venue: The Station
Time: 7pm
at The Station Café | Bar

Join us for Jazz Night

A delicious two course meal with live jazz music provided by The Joseph Carville Trio.

£19.95 per person.

01748 825967 / reservations@thestation.co.uk

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Saturday, 16th October 2021
The History Wardrobe - What Were We Thinking?!
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
The immensely talented and ever-popular History Wardrobe bring one of their new presentations to Richmond.

The team is skilfully adept at bringing periods of history to life through an exploration of its fashion, politics, art and literature. Words can't quite describe, so come along and see them in action!

In 'What Were We Thinking?!', the two Lucys (Lucy Adlington and Lucy Ridley) take on the 1970s in this hilarious new celebration of history’s most orange-and-brown decade.

What were you wearing in the seventies? We’ll have Bri-Nylon, Biba, bra-less Women’s Libbers… Disco sparkle, psychedelia, Punk, ponchos, hot pants and platforms, all with an irresistibly seventies soundtrack that will have you grooving in your Crimplene flares...

Tickets cost £11 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.

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Saturday, 16th October 2021 - Sunday, 17th October 2021
The Station in Wonderland
Venue: The Station
Time: 10am - 4pm
A Richmond 950 event organised by The Station.


Join us in the Victorian era to celebrate Richmond's former pupil Lewis Carroll's mesmerising classic, Alice in Wonderland.

There will be Victorian fairground rides, trails, crafts, stories, afternoon tea and much more. A truly memorable weekend.

Free entry - charges/donations may apply for activities.

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Thursday, 21st October 2021 - Friday, 22nd October 2021
Arrival - The Hits of Abba
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Top Abba tribute band with an authentic Abba sound!

Last year (for the eighth year running), Arrival was voted 'Best Abba Show' and 'Most Authentic Abba Show' by the UK Abba Fan Club. Widely regarded as the world’s no.1 Abba tribute band, Arrival has performed to millions of Abba fans across the globe in over 30 different countries.

Combining stunning vocals, beautiful harmonies, lavish replica costumes and choreographed dance routines, Arrival is a full live band that creates a truly authentic Abba experience.

Abba fans new and old can look forward to songs such as Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All and Thank You for the Music. A true celebration of Abba!

Tickets cost £21 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.

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Saturday, 23rd October 2021
Partita Fantasia Caprice - Violin recital by Philippa Mo
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Solo show by leading violinist Philippa Mo.

Philippa Mo studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Central Conservatory, Beijing, and now performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. Recent solo tours have taken her to Australia, Brazil and China.

In 2018, Philippa founded the series Philippa Mo@Shortwave Nights giving ten concerts with international guest artists. Philippa has released critically acclaimed recordings and won the 2020 Future Classic Women Awards.

This Partita Fantasia Caprice recital offers her favourite solo works from Baroque masterpieces such as the Biber Passacaglia and Telemann Fantasias right through to more modern compositions, and she is honoured to give the world
premiere of a piece written for her by the Lebanese composer, Naji Hakim.

Tickets cost £16 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.

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Saturday, 30th October 2021
Simon Evans - The Work of the Devil
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 8.00pm
Popular comedian Simon Evans makes a welcome return to the Georgian Theatre Royal.

Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year.

Simon Evans is the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth & Simon Evans Goes To Market. Simon has made appearances on This Week, Question Time, Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities and Mastermind The Professionals.


“A gripping and, ultimately heart-warming tale… rich with Evans' wit and caustic observation.” The Scotsman

“When he gets stuck into his show in earnest he guides us to a terrifically tender conclusion that he handles intelligently, informatively, amusingly and unsentimentally… Dynamite” The Times

Tickets cost £16 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.

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Sunday, 31st October 2021
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 2.00pm
A comedy outing for all the family!


Since 2005, Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits!

Over a decade later, the company has expanded from one London residency to being countrywide, running shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up.

The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day and the kids are allowed in. This is cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old.

"A highlight for children... giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club." The Guardian

Tickets cost £9 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.

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November 2021
Saturday, 6th November 2021 - Wednesday, 17th November 2021
Over Buttertubs
Venue: The Station
Photography exhibition by Richard Walls

Richard Walls takes the road over Buttertubs Pass every day on his journey between home in Wensleydale and work in Swaledale. Is there a better commute in the UK? Over Buttertubs is a collection of large format, aluminium printed, photographs of these two stunning but very different dales, capturing them in all seasons and all tempers, taken over the last four years.

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Thursday, 11th November 2021 - Saturday, 13th November 2021
Arcadia
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
Tom Stoppard's comedy masterpiece about sex, death... and algorithms.


In 1809, in an English country house, Thomasina is a precocious teenager with ideas about mathematics, nature and physics well ahead of her time. She and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues.

In the present, two competing scholars are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. As their studies unfold, the truth about what happened in Thomasina's time is gradually revealed.

Tom Stoppard’s brilliant and absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits - ‘the attraction which Newton left out’.

Arcadia won the Olivier and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play in 1994/5.

Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd. Directed by Kath Torbet.

Tickets from £7.50 to £14.50 are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.





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Friday, 12th November 2021
The Station Master
Venue: The Station
Time: 7pm
An immersive dining experience telling the story of The Station during World War Two.

Enjoy a wartime-themed three course menu and be entertained with 1940s songs, memories and stories.

A Richmond 950 event produced by Charlotte Jacqueline School of Dance and hosted by The Station Café | Bar.

1940s dress encouraged but not compulsory.

12 and 13 November.

Adult ticket price - £34.95
Child ticket price - £19.95

To book call 01748 825967 or email reservations@thestation.co.uk

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Thursday, 18th November 2021 - Saturday, 20th November 2021
The Addams Family
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm with a matinee performance on Saturday 20 November at 2.00pm
A new musical comedy!


Wednesday Addams has a secret that only her father knows; she’s fallen in love with a sweet, respectable man! Gomez must do something he has never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.

The family decides to host a typical ‘Addams’ style dinner for the ‘normal’ boyfriend and your favourite characters are invited, including Uncle Fester, Grandma and Pugsley (ancestors included!).

Richmond Operatic Society present this Tony Award nominated show, directed by Gary Winn. This musical comedy will have you laughing from start to finish with wit, humour and spookiness!

Tickets cost £11 to £17 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.

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Monday, 22nd November 2021
Agatha Christie & Art Deco
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 7.30pm
A History Wardrobe presentation.

Seductive, sensational, chic - stunning fashion presentation celebrating the life and times of the Queen of Crime... with a mystery to solve.
Dramatic readings; dazzling deco fashions.

Tickets, including glass of wine, £12.

Book via: www.richmond950.co.uk/agathachristie

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December 2021
Friday, 3rd December 2021
Beauty and the Beast
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: Various times
Richmond's legendary pantomime! The most enchanting fairy tale of all with a snappy Richmond twist!


Pantomime is a joyful and much-loved part of our festive celebrations and last year we really missed being able to get together to share the laughs and the magic. We are therefore doubly delighted to bring you our truly splendid Christmas family show for 2021.

Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as pantomime itself and what better place to see it than one of the oldest theatres in the land. Join us on a spell-binding journey to discover that true beauty is more than just skin deep. There will be huge helpings of fun and laughter on the way.

With spectacular scenery, captivating costumes and sensational special effects, Beauty and the Beast embodies the warmth and excitement of this special time of year. You will be completely enchanted!

Tickets cost from £12 to £22 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online.

The pantomime runs from 3 December 2021 until 9 January 2022.


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