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.
Man of the Moment MILOŠ comes to Harrogate! This July, Harrogate International Festivals is delighted to bring classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglic to the Royal Hall. Milos happens to be building a reputation as the classical guitar world’s new pin-up boy, but that’s not to say he isn’t one of the most talented classical guitarists of our times, having topped the UK classical charts with his first commercial solo album Milos, The Guitar.
“…probably the biggest classical-guitar phenomenon since John William…” The Sunday Times
Miloš musical career started when he discovered an ancient and dusty guitar with broken strings on top of a cupboard in his parents’ bedroom. Inexplicably, this sorry wreck of an instrument convinced him that he must become a guitarist. His progress was blindingly swift. By the age of 9 he was giving public performances, and at 16 he moved to London from his home in Montenegro to study at the Royal Academy of Music.
"More extraordinary by far... was the way a single guitarist, playing an intimate and understated set, and equipped with a single microphone and some clever lighting, could shrink the Hall's cavernous space into something so close."
Set in the intimate surroundings of Harrogate’s Royal Hall and with a programme that spans mainstays of the classical guitar repertoire including De Falla and Granados, as well as arrangements of J.S Bach, to pop classics such as Girl from Ipanema; this intimate concert is bound to leave you wanting more.
Buy Tickets from - http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/
St Peter's Church, Harrogate
Friday 14th August, 7.30 pm
Following last year’s resounding success, talented young musician James Hendry will conduct the Sullivan concert in St Peter’s Church for us once again.
This year’s concert will focus on some of Sullivan’s exquisite chamber music, including a performance of the String Quartet in D minor along with a selection of his piano music to include: Daydreams and the AllegroResoluto in B flat major performed by James Hendry. The highlight of this evening’s concert will be a performance of Sullivan’s only song cycle, The Window or, the Song of the Wrens, in which Sullivan sets the text of the great Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson. Pure joy!
Tickets available from - http://gsfestivals.org/content/friday-14th-aug-sullivan-concert-st-peters-church
For 30 years now the Beverley Folk festival has found its home at Beverley Racecourse bringing some of the best of British folk music, film, comedy, poetry, drama, literature and story telling to the public.
The festival spreads over the village green, main stage marquee, concert marquee, wold top marquee, racecourse rooms and children's marquee leading to a family friendly atmosphere. There are also a selection of fringe events taking place all over Beverley but you will need to check www.beverleyfestival.com for the latest information.
INTERNATIONAL OPERA STAR DONALD MAXWELL IN CONCERT
Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond
Sunday 16th August, 7.30 pm
Tickets: £20 or with return bus transfers from Harrogate: £30
Donald Maxwell has established himself as one of the Festival’s favourite performers and in addition this year we welcome him in a new role, as director of the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company’s new production of Patience. This will certainly be a memorable evening in a memorable venue.
Donald is a former member of Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera, and has sung leading roles with all the major British opera companies and with international companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera and Paris Opéra.
The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond is Britain's most complete Georgian playhouse, built by the actor-manager Samuel Butler in 1788. The theatre is a typical eighteenth-century country playhouse and keeps alive an important period of English theatre architecture. No other playhouse can offer such authenticity, and few other theatres can offer such intimacy. A capacity today of 214 places is arranged in rectangular form: sunken pit, boxes on three sides and a small gallery above. The furthest seat is only 10.7m from the stage, whose proscenium width is 4.72m with a depth of 6.4m to the back wall. Performers and theatregoers are in the closest proximity in this enchanting 'courtyard' theatre, the proportions of which have been emulated many times worldwide in the late twentieth century
Tickets available from - http://gsfestivals.org/content/sunday-16th-aug-donald-maxwell-concert-richmond-theatre
Montpellier Madness; a long straight fast downhill that ends with a very tricky corner at the Crown Roundabout – fine judgement and nerves of steel will be needed to get round this corner with as much speed as possible.The Royal Run; taking its name from the Royal Baths and Royal Hall which overlook it, this fast and sweeping section is where riders will carry speed to keep their position in the race. But this section is not without technical challenge, the corner into the next section will be tight at speed and any small errors could well be costly.
Cavendish Hill; where adopted local hero Mark Cavendish’s hopes for yellow in 2014 came crashing down. This is a gruelling hill to just ride up let alone race. Strong riders will attack, others will just cling on. Every lap will make this hill more and more painful.
Stray’t Up leads out of the challenge of Cavendish Hill and is likely to see a lot of exciting moves as riders hope to open up a lead on each other with sudden jumps in speed, but all the speed they gain will be lost as the come to the tight and tricky U-turn at the end.
Stray’t Down is gently downhill, and will see riders exit the U-turn and try to regain all the lost speed. Heads down and teeth gritted, the riders will race by the event village as they ride back towards the town centre and begin the next lap.
But it doesn’t have to be that exhausting, everyone will have the opportunity to ride round this circuit at a more leisurely pace during the Ride the Route event on Saturday afternoon, before the racing gets under way.
remember if you want to ride the route it is open to the public but space is going fast and you must register in advance - so register today to "Ride the route" http://www.visitharrogate.co.uk/events/harrogate-big-bike-bash/ride-the-route
'Elderflower' festival, Bushcraft Demonstrations, Farm Animals & wildlife Walks - all as part of our Open Farm Sunday! Date: Sunday 7th June
Venue: Carr House Farm, Foston on the Wolds. YO258BS
Time: 10am - 3pm
Free entry open to everyone
There is disabled access and facilities.
There will be various activities running throughout the day:
Elderflower Festival We are one of the only commercial growers of Organic Elderflower in the UK and we use the flowers to make our award winning cordial.
There are so many wonderful ways to use Elderflower – come along and find out more!
Bushcraft Demonstrations There will be Bushcraft demonstrations all day from ‘Big Hat Bushcamp’ including: matchless firelighting and shelter building. Weather permitting there might even be woodland games!
Bushcraft is a great way to learn about the outdoors in a fun environment. Brilliant for the whole family, come along and get a taste for survival!
Farm Animals Come and see our friendly flock of rare breed Teeswater sheep. Learn about the importance of sheep as part of our Organic farm rotation. Also you can hear about the Teeswater wool which makes a high quality yarn.
Bakery Delights! The Side Oven bakery will be open all day busy baking specialist breads, croissant, cakes and sweetbuns. We will have a sitting area in the sunshine perfect to enjoy late breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas!
We will also be serving local Mr Moo icecream with our own homemade topping!
Our farm nature trail will be open all day for wildlife walks.
A brilliant day out for all the Family.
See Side Oven's web site for more info - http://www.sideoven.com/
One thing that’s becoming increasingly associated more and more with our great county is our wonderful food and drink suppliers who work tirelessly to tantalise our taste buds with new and exciting flavours and recipes, one thing’s for sure our food and drink aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Our county delivers not only the raw ingredients but the end products made with their own fair hands.
One group who have taken promoting Yorkshire’s bounty seriously is Deliciously Yorkshire who have many members covering where to buy home grown ingredients, where to purchase items such as Icecream made from local milk and working with restaurants, café’s and B&B’s all of which believe in shopping and serving locally. Over the last ten years Deliciously Yorkshire have blended together all aspects of the food industry by acting as a “glue” and bringing all together to celebrate and bring the best out of each other under deliciously Yorkshires membership banner.
Some of the foods that we are renowned for are Yorkshire pudding, Wensleydale cheese, rhubarb and we also have an ever-growing industry in micro-breweries which includes Daleside brewery. Daleside are based in Harrogate and they produce premium beers and ales using quality local ingredients – for more information you can see their website www.dalesidebrewery.com. The Organic Pantry who are based in Tadcaster in North Yorkshire grow a fabulous range of organic salad and vegetables, they deliver to customers throughout the north east of England and are proud to deliver impeccable service and quality whilst looking after the surroundings and local environment, you can visit their website at www.theorganicpantry.co.uk. These are just two instances of great people who deliver a great product whilst promoting Yorkshire as it should be.
One of the areas Deliciously Yorkshire is keen to promote is their Breakfast Scheme of which we are a member – each participant must have at least 6 items within their breakfast offer which are sourced within the boundaries of Yorkshire. For ourselves we are proud to serve Harrogate Honey, Muesli from Driffield, Bacon from Wetherby, Sausages from the local butcher who sources his wares entirely from Nidderdale and are made entirely from pork. We are also pleased to add to our selection from October 2014 Organic free range milk, Butter and eggs from the lovely people at Acorn Dairy and we also get our jam and preserves from The Fruity Kitchen in York, our rapeseed oil comes from wharfe valley farms who make fabulous varieties of oils for cooking and salads.
Kimberley Wilson & Simon Storer
owners and operators of The Camberley