Whats on around the Harrogate District from Thursday, May 12 - Wednesday, May 18.

Broadway actor Bruce Kuhn will perform the Gospel of Luke at Holy Trinity Church, Ripon on Saturday, May 14
Broadway actor Bruce Kuhn will perform the Gospel of Luke at Holy Trinity Church, Ripon on Saturday, May 14

Are you looking for something to do in the Harrogate District over the next few days?

Here’s our weekly whats on listings guide.



Bilton WMC - Open Mic night 8pm start.

You’ve Got A Friend – The Music of James Taylor & Carole King at Harrogate Theatre.

Charm presents Live at Leeds fest rock band Fighting Carvans at Major Tom’s, The Ginnel. 7.30pm.

The Resonators at the Blues Bar.

Arthritis Care Harrogate Branch talk by Paul Jennings - local historian at Bilton Community Centre, Bilton Road 6.45pm-9pm. Members £2, visitors £3. Call Nanci Downey 01423 330428 or Lindsay Mitchell 01423 566540.


Try Tennis Week at Knaresborough King James’s Tennis Club until Sunday, May 15. Contact amanda@nolimitstennis.co.uk


Ripon community Link regular coffee morning from 10am-noon at Ripon Town Hall.


Olly Murs tribute act at Sant’ Angelo restaurant.



Bilton WMC - Spice Girlz, admission by ticket only, £3 members, £6 non members.

Blind Dead McJones at the Blues Bar.

Band night at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Blues pianist/vocalist Dan Burnett (residency) at The Ivory, The Ginnel.


Last Chance Saloon country club with Trevor Cooper at Park Place Social Club.


Soul and Motown with The Gillettes at Sant’ Angelo restaurant. 7pm.

Boston Spa

Lunchtime concert St Mary’s Church, Boston Spa - Serendipity - Words and music to celebrate the Seasons. 1pm, light lunches from noon. Concert admission is £5.



Bilton WMC - Steve Michaels, young male vocalist.

Coffee morning at St John’s Church Hall, Bilton, 10am-noon.

Baghdad-Paris-London, an exhibition by Kenneth Wood at 108 Fine Art, Cold Bath Road.

The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Charity coffee morning at Oatlands Community Centre, Gladstone Street, 10am-11.15am supporting Myeloma UK.

Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre Great British Tennis Weekend. Junior coaching 9am-noon, adults noon-4pm. Visit www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays


My Brilliant Divorce at Ripley Town Hall, 7.30pm. For tickets, email andy@ripleylive.com or call 01423 860340.


Spring Fair at St Mary’s Church, 11am-2pm, to raise funds for the refurbishment of The Old School (former parish hall). Entry free.

Harrogate and Knaresborough branch of Amnesty International Book Sale, 10am-2pm, at URC Church Hall, corner of Gracious Street, Knaresborough.

Singer Joe Ross at Park Place Social Club.

Cross Keys - Motor City Blue (Classic covers band)


North Yorkshire Chorus and Wetherby Choral Society, joint concert at Ripon Cathedral, 7.30pm. Verdi - Requiem. For tickets call 01937 583126.

Broadway actor Bruce Kuhn performs the Gospel of Luke at the Holy Trinity Church, Ripon, 7.30pm. Visit www.riponareaconcerts.co.uk


Coffee morning, cakes and produce for sale, 10.30am–noon. Darley Methodist Church.


Covers duo Sounds Like Us at The Mexborough. 9pm.

Boston Spa

Boston Spa Gardening Society annual plant sale, 10am-noon at the Deepdale Community Centre.


Thirsk Auction Mart. Antiques, Collectors, Vintage Fair. 9.30am-3.30pm.



Bilton WMC - LITL - Dan Burnett, 2pm-4pm. Harrogate Poker League, 7pm-10.30pm.

Three live acts at the Blues Bar including Husky Tones (3pm), Matt Montez (6pm) and Strangers in Paradise (9pm).

Dan Burnett’s Open Mic night at The Ivory (weekly). 8pm.


Ripon Ramblers walk. Meet at High Cleugh at 9.30am for a circular walk via Dacre Banks, Fell Beck and Old Spring Woods. Call 01765 603819 to find out the nature of the walk.

Family fun day at Ripon Races. Gates open noon, first race 2pm.

Ruth Carr’s Macmillan charity yard visit and Ripon Races Day. To book call 07721 926772.

Push the boat out invititation day with White Rose Sailing Association at Givendale near Ripon on the River Ure from noon-4pm. Call 01423 504235 or visit www.wrsa.org.uk.


Woodlands Cottage Garden, country garden in Nidderdale situated close to Summerbridge on the B6165 (HG3 4BT), is open for the National Gardens Scheme from 2pm-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free.



Harrogate and District Community Awareness Day at the Wesley Chapel (Upper Hall) from noon-3pm.

Open Mic Night with Pete Oliver at The Blues Bar.

Where To Turn drop-in event at Wesley Church, Oxford Street, 11am-3pm. Informing the community of local services.


Knaresborough Library, craft group drop-in session, 1.30pm-3pm (and every third Monday of the month). All ages and abilities welcome.



Acoustic music from Maggie 8 and The Four 45s at Major Tom’s Social, The Ginnel. 7.30pm.

Acoustic session at Blues Bar.

Harrogate Civic Society illustrated talk by Sharon Canavar on 50 Years of the Harrogate International Festival at The Kings Room, Ascot House Hotel, 53 Kings Road. 7.30pm. Tickets £5, Non members £7. Call 01423 501981.

Harrogate & District Family History Society meeting, St Paul’s UR Church hall on Belford Road, Harrogate, 7.30pm. Myko Clelland from Find My Past. Visitors welcome, small charge £1.


Covers duo Sounds Like Us (Janet Salisbury & Morv Andrews) at Blind Jacks. 7.45pm.



Gilbert and Sullivan Society production of the Pirates of Penzance at Harrogate Theatre until May 21. Box office 01423 502116 or visit www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk.

Swing music at Sasso restaurant with Emmerdale’s Richard Daniels.

The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

Matt Anderson’s Acoustic Underground and guests at Retro bar, Commercial Street.


Knaresborough Library illustrated talk by Fraser Skirrow on Knaresborough - one town and its territorials, Knaresborough men in the First World War. 7pm, doors open 6.45pm. Tickets £4 from Knaresborough Library 01609 533610.



Local and family history fair at Ripon Library Thursday, May 19, 10.30am-4pm. Visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/riponlibrary