12oz Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
For the filling :-
6oz Mixed Dried Fruit
2oz Grated Apple
Grated rind and juice 1/2 lemon
3oz golden syrup
1 1/2oz fresh brown breadcrumbs
Set oven to 425F or Mark 7 - Butter an 8 inch pie plate. roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use half to line the pie plate. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and spread the mixture over the pastry base. Cover with the remaining pastry and damp and seal the edge. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes then reduce oven to 350F or Mark 4 and bake for about a further 30 minutes until golden. Leave on the plate to cool.
The Countryside comes to Town again as Skipton holds its annual Sheep Day event on Skipton High Street on Sunday, 5th July – and this year, there are more stalls, more demonstrations, more entertainment – and plenty of sheep.
The world renowned Sheep Show returns once again – a hilarious, educational show about sheep and the history of the wool trade, featuring plenty of real sheep and shearing demonstrations.
We have spinning and weaving demonstrations this year plus drystone walling with Chris Swales.
The Young Farmers Association will be there with a display of vintage and modern tractors plus the chance for younger visitors to learn about milking cows with ‘Daisy Duke’. Corio Raptor will be on hand to educate and entertain about birds of prey...from the hawk to the owl - they know their stuff!
There will be live music and entertainment for most of the day including Skipton Brass Band, Carleton Stompers Troop and Furness Morris Dancers.
Another great attraction coming back to Sheep Day this year is our MINI ZOO - we will have rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, pygmy goats, lambs, calves, piglets, alpaca, mini donkeys and mini ponys on hand for you to pet and get more 'hands on' with feeding and being educated about these amazing animals.
A children’s fairground ride area will be present – and the regular monthly Farmer’s Market will be moving to the High Street for the day, instead of their usual spot on the canal basin.
NEW to this year we have the RED WYVERNS who usually entertain crowds at Skipton Castle, but this year will be on the High Street to guide you through a bit of Skipton's past...make sure you don't miss that! They will show you how to arm a knight and even train you in their knight school - then...well, lots of fighting and clashing swords.
This year we also have our giant Swaledale sheep puppets on show with Sammie the Sheep dog so say hi if you see them wandering around town.
Also wandering through town will be 'Farmer Giles' peering over his fence and having a good old chin-wag with passers by and the Beck-To-Beck magicians who will entertain you whilst you are walking around looking at the great stalls and sideshows.
The event is organised by Skipton Town Council, supported by funding from the Skipton Business Improvement District.
Sheep Day starts at 10am and runs through until around 4pm. The event takes place on Skipton High Street, which will be closed to traffic from early on Sunday morning until the end of the event.
All the above are subject to change and more events will be added soon.
Sticky Parkin is best kept in a tin for about a week before eating to allow it to become really moist.
2 level teaspoons baking powder
2 level teaspoons ground ginger
1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon
8oz medium oatmeal
6oz black treacle
4oz hard margarine
6oz soft brown sugar
1 egg beaten
1/4 pint milk
Set oven to 350F or Mark 4. Grease and line a 9 inch square cake tin or equivalent. Sieve the flour, baking powder, ginger, and cinnamon into a bowl and stir in the oatmeal. Put the treacle, margarine and sugar into a pan over a low heat and stir occasionally until the margarine has melted. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and gradually stir in the treacle mixture and then the egg and milk. Beat well until smooth. Pour into the tin and bake for about 1 hour until golden. Cool slightly in the tin and turn out onto a wire rack. Store in an airtight tin.
For full and complete up to date information please see - http://hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk/ for complete listings.
Ticket prices: Adults £17 Students £11.90 Children 7-16 years £10 Under 7's £3 Please note all bookings are subject to a £1.75 transaction fee Book tickets through www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com or 01423 562 303
This rarely performed piece will be conducted by James Hendry. Soloists include National G&S Opera Company stars Sylvia Clarke and Bruce Graham supported by the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus and members of local choral societies, accompanied by the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra.
The Golden Legend is a cantata by Arthur Sullivan with libretto by Joseph Bennett, based on the 1851 poem of the same name by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The piece premiered at the triennial Leeds Music Festival in 1886. Scenes following the premiere transcended any known before, with the audience on its feet waving programmes and hats, climbing on chairs and hurling flowers. During Sullivan’s lifetime it was widely considered his greatest and most successful work of serious music. Said Queen Victoria after a performance at the royal Albert Hall in 1988, "At last I have heard the Golden Legend, Sir Arthur...You ought to write a grand opera - you would do it so well"...
This will be an outstanding evening in an exceptional venue.
THE GOLDEN LEGEND
Saturday 15th August, 7.30 pm
Tickets: £20 or with return bus transfers from Harrogate: £30
Book tickets from - http://gsfestivals.org/content/saturday-15th-aug-golden-legend-ripon-cathedral
The 2015 Cake & Bake Show extravaganza, in association with Neff begins at the Harrogate International Centre from 19-21 June, before heading for London, Manchester and Edinburgh in October.
‘Honorary’ Yorkshire woman, Rosemary Shrager will be joining the nation’s favourite baking stars including Eric Lanlard, John Whaite, Lisa Faulkner and Phil Vickery. Yorkshire baking fans will be served up an array of delicious treats including live demonstrations with the nationals favourite baking celebrities, skills classes, market stands, sugar crafting, live competitions, book signings, plus all the latest baking trends and tools!
Come and join in the fun, be inspired and learn new skills from the Cake & Bake Show family and new comers:
Gregg Wallace: Television presenter and foodie king (and Strictly Come Dancing survivor..!)
Aaron Craze: Junior Bake-Off presenter and children’s television favourite.
Brendan Lynch: Great British Bake Off finalist from Series Three.
TV Chef Rosemary Shrager, says: ‘I’m tremendously excited to be part of the Cake & Bake Show family and coming to Harrogate is an extra thrill because I lived in Yorkshire for so many happy years. I cannot wait, the atmosphere at the shows is always so exciting and it will be wonderful to be able to meet so many baking enthusiasts – so come along and say hello.’
Simon Kent, director of HIC Yorkshire, added: “Cake & Bake 2015 is a great show to have on Harrogate’s calendar of summer events. It promises to be a vibrant event with lots going on and we are expecting a good turn-out of food lovers making their way to Harrogate for the range of activities and famous cookery experts. “If baking is all about having a go and having some fun then Harrogate is exactly where you can do just that at the Cake and Bake Show.”
There are lots of exciting new features this year, including a Super Cake & Bake Theatre, in association with Neff: a FREE, super-sized baking theatre, with a programme of delicious demos from some of the nation’s biggest baking stars. There is something for everyone one including a range of exciting activities for cake experts and baking enthusiasts to hone their skills even further in 3 Classrooms: Decorating, Baking and Tasting.
Also from a visitors point of view there is a large car park underneath the Harrogate International Centre which allows all day parking. There is also free all day parking available on the surrounding streets on a Sunday so its worth checking in advance and save your money for shopping in the show! I have also enclosed a map of where the multi story car parks are as a further back up.
Swing to Victory Dance
An evening of forties fun! On the Saturday evening before the Valley Gardens 1940s Day
On the evening of Saturday 27th June - is the Swing to Victory Dance night.
Once again this is a vintage themed fun evening:
Dance music from the 1930s & 1940's provided again by the fabulous Major Swing & Kitty.
Our venue is Harrogate's Manhattan Club, where the main function room will be transformed into a 1940's shelter for the evening. Music from 7:30pm join in a fun evening of swing music and dancing
so don't miss if vintage is your thing.
We also have a Yorkshire lass to add some live music and entertainment to the evening, so we are delighted to have Lubelle Rose, http://www.lubellerose.com/ acclaimed International vintage style singer who will be performing classic songs from the 1920s and 30s.
Can't dance? no problem - Major Swing & kitty will be helping you get on the floor to take a few steps and will be teaching some old favourites plus a recently re-discovered dance called the "Park Parade" sounds fun. Vintage dress is encouraged to help you feel in theme.
We'll have a selection of super prizes in our charity raffle and tombola - all presented by our special club hostesses.
Tickets are all now available on-line (online is cheaper than on the door price on the night)
From 7pm on Sunday 28th June (at the end of the 1940s day in Valley Gardens Park ) Des McLernon
will be playing an old upright piano in Hales Gaslit Bar. There will also be include 1940's favourites so if you want to carry on your day the oldest pub in Harrogate is literally across the street.
Kimberley Wilson & Simon Storer
owners and operators of The Camberley