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The Lavender Rooms
The Lavender Rooms can be found in the historic market town of Knaresborough and is a listed building dating back to 1720. Located above 'The Oldest Chemist Shop' in England, the tea rooms are complete with oak beams and dark mahogany furniture as menu boasts a selection of teas, cakes and lunch dishes.
Pioneering Leeds bar group North Bar have announced the grand opening of their new Harrogate venture, welcoming customers from 19th February.
The site on Cheltenham Parade will be dedicated to the excellent customer service and speciality drinks for which the independent bar brand is known. Open from 8am, the venue will focus on their hot drink and cafe offering during the day, with locally-sourced charcuterie, cheeses and pastries. The bar will be serving their bespoke coffee blends, created with Darkwoods Coffee in Huddersfield.
North Bar in Harrogate will also continue to champion the North Bar group’s love of high-quality drinks, with a large range of spirits and wines, plus 12 different taps featuring beer from the bar’s own brewery, North Brewing Co, and a constantly-changing lineup of beers showcasing the best that Yorkshire, the country, and the world, has to offer, including Magic Rock Brewing.
The new bar features a sunny outdoor area, and a 50-capacity upstairs room will be available to hire for private functions and parties, and will also be used to host cinema nights and events screenings. The venue size and capacity makes it the largest of the North Bar group.
Co-director John Gyngell said ‘We’re so excited to be getting involved in the thriving independent scene in Harrogate, and are keen to collaborate with active independents and foster relationships locally. It has long been the mission of North Bar to ensure we’re active stakeholders in the community, and already feel very welcomed by the people and businesses in Harrogate.’
North Bar have been a constant presence on the Leeds bar scene since opening in 1997. 19 years later, and the group’s venues include the award-winning Cross Keys pub in Holbeck, Alfred in Meanwood, Further North in Chapel Allerton, Preston in Oakwood, and North Bar Social in Otley. In 2015 they launched North Brewing Co. brewery and tap. The original North Bar in Leeds City Centre is considered by many to be the first ever ‘craft beer bar’ in the UK.
For more information and to see what events are coming up at this exciting new venue check out their web site and the Harrogate location at - www.northbar.com
This will be the first time the band has played at the Town Hall, Masham. We follow in some legendary footsteps of course but recognise we need as much promotional help as we can get for a first time gig - so thanks a lot for your offer to help. Despite living in Reading since
1972 I am actually a Yorkshireman - born in Bradford. My family has a long association with the Dales going back many generations involved with lead mining in the 18th/19th century. A couple of 17th century cottages remain in the family. My musical background therefore is choirs and brass bands at Christmas before getting into folk at school and running a folk and blues club in the sixth form. This lead on into ceilidh bands at university and joining the Whiteknights Morris in 1973.
I lead the side on a tour of The Yorkshire Dales in 1975 which included a stand in Masham and through brewery, Leeds Morrismen and Fairport Convention connections the town of Masham has been a place I've been to regularly.
Feast of Fiddles sprang from an empty folk club date on Valentines Day
1994 which I offered to fill with half a dozen fiddle players essentially in front of my ceilidh band but with Dave Mattacks drumming.
The fiddle players included Chris Leslie, Phil Beer, Ric Sanders, Simon Swarbrick, Tom Leary and Ian Cutler. It was truly a meet in the car park and then do the gig after cobbling together a set list of stuff we mostly knew.
This was so successful that we repeated the format the following year and then again the year after that. Then another gig was added in Kent and then another in Worcester and so the mini tour grew into an annual two week tour plus a few festival appearances along the way. The classic line up of Cutler, Knight, Leslie, McNeill, Leary and Beer got established quite early on. Joe Broughton depped for Chris during a period when he was not available staying with the band for 6 years. Beer comes and goes these days according to his solo, band and Show of Hands commitments and Garry Blakeley who often depped in the band previously has been a permanent member for 5 years now. The most recent addition - Alan Whetton is in his 4th year playing keyboards and sax.
2016 sees us embarking on our 23rd annual tour and we can definitely claim to be the UK's longest lived fiddle band albeit only rather part time.
Tickets available from http://www.wegottickets.com/mashamtownhall
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The Ghost Creeper is instantly recognisable by his top hat and Dickensian overcoat. Played by performer Gary Goldthorpe, the Creeper is a storyteller who frequently spooks audiences with new stories and facts. He takes visitors on an 75-minute tour through York, setting off at 7.30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Coppergate Walk, outside Jorvik Viking Centre. Private group bookings can be arranged for alternative times.
Pictures provided from Welcome to Yorkshire -www.yorkshire.com
The DealOn an afternoon visit to Cafe Fleur, patrons can tuck into finger sandwiches with fillings such as roast ham, and cheese and tuna. Next, guests can enjoy homemade fruit or cheese scones with jams and clotted cream plus assorted cake. Diners can stay refreshed with a choice of tea or coffee each. Customers should note that menu items are subject to change.
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Voted Readers' Restaurant of the Year 2013 in The Good Food Guide, and sporting two AA rosettes among its accolades, Van Zeller emanates prestige out into its Montpelier Quarter surroundings. The team provide a fine dining experience in their stylish restaurant, with a diverse selection of menus ranging from three to ten courses, while private dining and external catering services are also available.
Tickets available through the web site to collect on the door - http://www.hsap.co.uk/what-is-love-book-now.html
Sunday 14th February - An evening of live singing with a sections of the Greatest Love songs from Musical Theatre. All funds raised go to support this amazing local group and will go towards their production of Legally Blond later in the year.
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The holistic approach at this salon stems from the belief that treating the body and mind as one enables reaching optimum health. A wide range of massages, manicures and facials is on offer, with Reiki therapies also available. Embrace Holistics uses natural cosmetics from local companies for their treatments, as well as a variety of aloe vera products.
http://www.embrace-holistics.co.uk/ - boutique salon located just outside of Harrogate in North Rigton.
The Moonbeams and Friends Settle folk festival 2016 have a number of acts for your enjoyment this year, firstly The Moonbeams themselves play original music which brings out the wonderful culture of the dales, their recent album Watching Wildlife came 37th in The Telegraphs top folk albums of 2015. The William Small Small Orchestra is led by the legendary Mike Harding who is accompanied by his very own foot stomping Ceilidh band. Also joining the line up is Ben Avison and Sam Lawrence who are two very talented and outstanding local musicians again play original songs on guitars, pipes, whistles, mandolin and the accordion. Karin Grandal-Park and Rosie Glegg will play original songs together with both traditional and contemporary covers, during the songs they include the use of guitars, banjo's and harmonies. The doors open at 6.45pm and the tickets for this event are £5. For more information about this event or to get in touch with the organizers got to www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk.
Kimberley Wilson & Simon Storer
owners and operators of The Camberley