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 Mon 9 Dec 2019

Only Mon. The Frankland Arms, Ingramgate, Thirsk. YO7 1DF. Christmas Choir. Fancy a festive singalong? We need your voice! We are setting up a scratch choir to perform at our '6' Contemporary Carols on Sunday 15th Dec. Rehearsing at the Frankland Arms on Monday Nights. (Organised by Thirsk Parishes). 7.30pm - 9pm.

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ripon. HG4 2EY. Ripon Concerts (Cathedral Society).Oliver Cox & Owen Gunnell in the extreme percussion dexterity of O Duo. 7.30pm. £0 - £17. tel: 01904 801804 web: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Macmillan Christmas Carol Concert. 6.45pm for 7.30pm. tickets: www.macmillanriponcarolconcert.co.uk web: https://macmillanriponcarolconcert.co.uk

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 Tue 10 Dec 2019

Only Tue & Sat. Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk. YO7 1QS. 'Crafty Tales'. A weekly crafting & storytelling session run by Story Craft Theatre. Each session is designed around a brilliant picture book with interactive, multi-sensory & imaginative play for ages 2 to 5 year year olds. Sessions are on Tuesdays in in term time only. 10.15am - 11.30am. £4. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thirsk Rd. Northallerton. Northallerton Local History Society. 'The English Countryside in the time of Richard III' by John S Lee. 7pm. Non members welcome - £3. tel: 01609 774662 or 01325 789702 (Membership) email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Thirsk Athletic Bowls club Newsham Rd. Domino Drive, Xmas special. Prizes, raffle. First game starts at 7.30pm. £2.

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 Wed 11 Dec 2019

Only Wed & Sun. The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Calamity Jane' (Singalong) 12A rating, starring Doris Day & Howard Keel. 7.30pm, Matinee Wed 11th. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Start fromThirsk Tourist Information. Walking for Health: Hambleton Strollers.(medium length). Meet 10.15am.

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 Thu 12 Dec 2019

Not Sun. The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'The Good Liar' 15 rating. 7.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 12 Dec 2019

All UK. National General Election. Polling stations open 7am to 10pm.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Coppelia'. A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. 19:15. £16, £13, £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 12 Dec 2019

The Village Inn, Brompton, DL6 2RL. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A presentation of 'NYMR on DVD - Part Two'. 2:00 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: On the door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Coxwold Village Hall YO61 4BB. Holy Moly and the Crackers. Open Bar/Gin Bar. Tickets need to be bought in advance as numbers are limited. 7:30pm. £15. tickets: coxwoldvillagehall@gmail.com

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 Sat 14 Dec 2019

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Rd. York, YO31 8TA. 'Sinbad & Tilly' - Pantomime. tel: 01904 501935

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 Sat 14 Dec 2019

St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL. York Early Music Christmas Festival. Ten shows over 8 days. tel: 01904 658338 email: boxoffice@ncem.co.uk web: http://www.ncem.co.uk

Fri 13 Dec 2019 to
 Sat 14 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Chubby Xmas 2019' (18) Roy Chubby Brown is back and he’s as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing. Strictly 18+ only. 7pm. £24. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 13 Dec 2019 to
 Sat 14 Dec 2019

Only Fri & Sat. Town Hall Northallerton. Northallerton Musical Theatre Company presents " Christmas Time " The evening will feature well known Christmas music, readings and monologues. Price includes a glass of wine and mince pies. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01609 770936 tickets: Maureen Willoughby

Sat 14 Dec 2019

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, YO7 1PW. 'Light up a Life' - event to celebrate the lives of friends and family menbers who are no longer with us. 4pm. tel: 01609 777413 email: fr.team@herriothh.org.uk web: http://wwwherriotlual.org.uk

Sat 14 Dec 2019

St Michael Le Belfry, York. Christmas Carol Concert by the Chapter House Youth Choir and their Handbell Ringers- a festive evening of carols to set you up for Christmas. 7.30pm. £15/£13.50. tickets: Website web: http://www.chapterhousechoir.org

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, YO7 1QR. 'Mother Goose' - A cracking pantomime EGGstravaganza! presented by Pocket Panto. Please be aware that during the panto crisps & sweets will be given out. (Please make the cast & event organisers aware if your children have any allergies.). 1pm. Adults £8/ under 18's £6. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruraarts.org

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Pocket Panto: 'Mother Goose'. Join lovable Mother Goose & her friends as she discovers that while its very nice to be important, it's more important to be nice. With singing, dancing & lots of audience participation. There's something for everyone in this cracking production. 1pm. Under 18s £6; Adults - £8. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book Online at www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 14 Dec 2019 to
 Sun 15 Dec 2019

Shandy Hall. Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. Explore 600 years of history at Shandy Hall by firelight and candlelight, as in days gone by. After the tour please join us by the fire for a glass of mulled wine, hot ginger, & mince pies. Limited numbers!. 4pm. £16. tel: 01347 868465 tickets: Numbers strictly limited. Book early to avoid disappointment, at www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk (What’s On page) or phone for more details web: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk

Sat 14 Dec 2019 to
 Sun 15 Dec 2019

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk. Santa's Grotto will be open - courtesy of Thirsk Rotary. tel: 01845 523032

Sun 15 Dec 2019

All Saints Church, Northallerton, DL7 8DJ. North Yorkshire Chorus: A Light in the Stable by Alan Bullard. 3.00pm. £0 - £10. tel: 01609 779568 web: http://www.northyorkshirechorus.org.uk

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Circular Walk. Preston-under-Scar and Redmire, return along the River Ure. Grade B 7 miles. 10.00 am Wensley Bridge. tel: 0174881894607909861725 tickets: Leader - Teresa Quinn email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Only Sun. St. Columba's Church Topcliffe. Nine Lessons and Carols - Come and hear the reading of the Christmas story and sing your favourite carols.Afterwards you can linger for Christmas Cheer with drinks and finger food. 6.30pm.

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Sutton under Whitestonecliffe Village Hall. Thirsk RBL Band play carols around the tree. 4pm-5pm. web: https://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Sun 15 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Elvis the Legend at Christmas'.This new smash-hit Christmas tribute concert show is a musical journey through all eras of Elvis’ incredible career. A professionally trained actor and singer, JD King becomes the character of Elvis in a way that is the closest anyone can get to Elvis himself. 19:30. £18, £16. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Thirsk RBL Band play carols. 11am-1pm. web: https://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Mon 16 Dec 2019

Carlton Miniott. Thirsk RBL Band play carols around the tree. 7pm-8pm. web: https://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Mon 16 Dec 2019

Thirlby Village Hall, YO7 2DJ. Thirlby Local History Group: Crazy Horses, Men in Tights, The Palio di Sienna, illustrated talk by Joanne Aston. Followed by Festive Bring and Share Supper, pre-booking essential. 7.30pm. £3. tel: 01845 597077

Tue 17 Dec 2019

Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Thirsk RBL Band play carols around the tree. 7pm-8pm. web: https://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Tue 17 Dec 2019

Sowerby Methodist Church Hall. The Mowbray Singers perform Christmas Carols Songs & Words Free Admission with retiring Collection. 8pm.

Tue 17 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Its A Wonderful Life' (PG). Join us for our Christmas "Relaxed Screening" a special screening of a classic film accessible to all. We'll be keeping the lights on low and adjusting the sound to suit the audience and we’ll be serving complimentary teas and coffees and cake and biscuits. 14:00. £6/£5 carers FOC. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 17 Dec 2019

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A talk on 'The LMS in Scotland' by Steve Armitage. 7:30 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: On the door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

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 Wed 18 Dec 2019

Only Wed. The Rectory, Cemetery Road, Thirsk. Alpha is a 10-week course inviting you to explore Christianity in a relaxed setting. Each week there is a meal followed by a short talk and a chance to discuss what you've heard with the group. Wednesday 7pm. tel: 01845 574742

Wed 18 Dec 2019

Start fromThirsk Swimming Pool, Chapel St, Thirsk. Walking for Health: Hambleton Strollers,(short to medium). Meet 10.15am.

Wed 18 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. A Classic Christmas. Enjoy a selection of festive favourites in the company of vocalists Amy Fudali and Colin Bailey with 'Tales from the Tree' told by Mark Cronfield as Saint Nicholas. Colin, Amy and Mark hail from Wensleydale and enjoy sharing the magic of Christmas with audiences countrywide. 19:30. £12 / £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

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 Thu 19 Dec 2019

Only Thu. Thirsk Community Library, YO7 1TH. Free computer skills drop-in. Learn anything to do with computers and the internet at your own pace. Every Thursday. 10am-noon. Free. tel: 07587 789471 email: victoria@greentreeonline.co.uk web: http://www.greentreeonline.co.uk

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 Thu 19 Dec 2019

Only Thu. Local car parks. There will be free parking in all Hambleton District Council operated car parks every Thursday in December and every day inclusive from 25 December to 1 January. Parking time restrictions still apply.

Fri 13 Dec 2019 to
 Thu 19 Dec 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Frozen II' PG rating. 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 14th & Sun 15th. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 19 Dec 2019

Circular Walk from Reeth. Peter's Xmas walk. From Reeth along the Swale to Junipers. Return via Harkerside Road and paths to Grinton. Walk towards Marrick before going back via High Fremington. 7 miles Moderate. 10 am at Reeth Green SE038992/DL11 6TB. tel: 01609 770090 tickets: Leader - Peter Fowler web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 19 Dec 2019

Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James Green, Thirsk. Christmas Memory Chuch, this service is for people with and without dementia, come along to sing carols etc., followed by opportunity to make a seasonal craft & refreshments. 2-3pm. tel: Helen 07751 078506 email: helenmethodisturc@outlook.com

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Family Life Church, Finkle Street, Thisk, YO7 1DA. Christmas Gingerbread Party, for children aged 5-11 - Live Music,Drama,Crafts,Food,Games & Prizes. 5.30 - 8pm. tel: 01845 868188 tickets: Contact the Church Office email: admin@flcthirsk.co.uk

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Kilburn Institute YO61 4AH. Pocket Panto presents Mother Goose - a cracking pantomime eggstravaganza with singing, dancing and lots of audience participation. 6.00pm. Adults £10.00 accompanied children free. tel: 01347 868359/01347 869626 tickets: Julie Harron/Jacky Owens email: jmharron@outlook.com web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Nether Silton Church, Thirsk YO7 2JZ. Thirsk RBL Band play carols. 7pm-8pm. web: https://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Ripon Choral Society sing Handel's Messiah interspersed with carols- a new take on the Christmas story with professional soloists performing traditional arias and the 150 strong choir raising the roof with some of Handel's most stirring choruses. 7.30pm. £23 reserved, £20 unreserved, student concessions available. tel: 07986 861332/ 01423 525954 tickets: Online, telephone or Ripon Cathedral shop web: http://www.riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Sandhutton, Thirsk YO7 4RS. Thirsk RBL Band play carols Around the Tree. 6pm-7pm. web: https://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Sat 21 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Northallerton Male Voice Choir - Christmas Concert with their guests Easington Colliery Band. 3.00pm Matinee & 7.300m Evening. £10 (no concessions). tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Forum Box Office from 10am. web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 21 Dec 2019 to
 Sun 22 Dec 2019

Shandy Hall. Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. Explore 600 years of history at Shandy Hall by firelight and candlelight, as in days gone by. After the tour please join us by the fire for a glass of mulled wine, hot ginger, & mince pies. Limited numbers!. 4pm. £16. tel: 01347 868465 tickets: www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/exhibitions-events.php email: shandyhall@dsl.pipex.com web: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk

Sun 22 Dec 2019

Circular Walk from Coxwold. Coxwold to Husthwaite and back, via Oulston. Grade B 9 miles ( can be shortened to 5 in bad weather). 10.00 Coxwold Village Hall CP. tel: 0134786904507564322195 tickets: Leader - Sue Flanigan email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 16 Dec 2019 to
 Mon 23 Dec 2019

Not Tue Thu Sat. Thirsk. Don't miss him! Santa tours the town accompanied by Thirsk Rotary. Sun 16 Dec East Thirsk 4pm-7pm. Mon 17 Dec Sowerby 3.45pm-7.30pm. Wed 19 Dec Sowerby Gateway 3.45pm-7pm. Fri 21 Dec Norby & Stockton Rd 3.45pm-7pm. Sun 23 Dec Carlton Minniot 4pm-6.30pm.

Fri 20 Dec 2019 to
 Mon 23 Dec 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'The Aeronauts' PG rating. 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 21st & Sun 22nd. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Mon 23 Dec 2019

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Thirsk RBL Band play carols. 11am-1pm. web: https://thirskrblband.weebly.com

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 Tue 24 Dec 2019

Mother Shipton's, Prophecy House. Santa is flying here to see you! Let the twinkling lights draw you into the wonder of Mother Shipton’s magical memory-making Christmas experience. 10am-7pm. £6-£8 adult, £19.50-£22.50 child, £10-£12 under 1s. tel: 01423864600 tickets: Online booking only https://mothershipton.digitickets.co.uk/tickets email: info@mothershipton.co.uk web: http://www.mothershiptonco.uk

Mon 23 Dec 2019 to
 Tue 24 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Star Dog and Turbo Cat (U). Mon 11:00. Tues 14:30. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

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 Mon 30 Dec 2019

Only Fri Sat Sun. Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley, HG4 3HT. Alice in Winterland, Christmas Lanter Spectacular,Discover Fantastical Seasonal Adventure. Hundreds of giant illuminated light sculptures will illustrate stories from Alice in Wonderland in a festive trail. Selection of fairground rides & indoor play with seasonal food & drink to enjoy. 4pm - 8pm last entry 7pm, Fri, Sat & Sun. tel: 01637 873379 tickets: Limited Availability - Book online for saver tickets. email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/events/alice-in-wondeland-at-lightwater-valley

Mon 23 Dec 2019 to
 Tue 31 Dec 2019

Not Wed Thu Sun. The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Frozen 2 (PG). Mon 14:30,Tues 12:30, Fri 17:30, Sat & Mon 14:30, Tue 11:00. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 12 Dec 2019 to
 Sat 4 Jan 2020

Grand Opera House York YO1 9SW. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomome. A Magic mirror iPad, an ugly truth told to an evil step mother, a poisoned red apple. £19.40-£23.40. tickets: online web: http://www.atgtickets.com/york

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 Sun 5 Jan 2020

York Designer Outlet, St. Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York YO19 4TA. The North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink. A giant Christmas tree is the centrepiece, surrounded by an illuminated forest, log cabins and café. Open every day except 25 Dec. tel: 01904 682700 web: http://www.yorkshireswinterwonderland.com

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 Sun 5 Jan 2020

Eureka! The National Children's Museum. Weekends from 23 Nov and every day from 20 Dec – Sun 5 Jan Meet the friendliest elves around as well as Father Christmas himself in our Santa’s Grotto – “One of the best in the UK” - NetMums. Watch our festive show ‘Snow Day’. 10am - 5pm. Standard entry or free with your Annual Pass. Plus additional cost to visit Santa's grotto. tel: 01422330069 tickets: On the door or online - https://www.eureka.org.uk/buy-tickets/ email: info@eureka.org.uk web: https://www.eureka.org.uk/event/winter-season-eureka/

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 Sat 25 Jan 2020

Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD. 'Sleeping Beauty' - pantomime. York’s much-loved pantomime family returns with Martin Barrass, Suzy Cooper, A.J Powell and the dastardly David Leonard in a spectacular new show for the whole family. email: boxoffice@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

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December

Tue 24 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. CBeebies Hansel & Gretel (U). 11:00. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Wed 25 Dec 2019

Family Life Church, Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Christmas Day Lunch, transport is available if booked in advance. Activities for all ages. 12noon - 4pm Lunch served 12.30pm. Free, but please call to book a place. email: admin@flcthirsk.co.uk

Wed 25 Dec 2019 to
 Wed 1 Jan 2020

Local car parks. There will be free parking in all Hambleton District Council operated car parks every Thursday in December and every day inclusive from 25 December to 1 January. Parking time restrictions still apply.

Thu 26 Dec 2019

Boxing Day Walk. Contact Walks Secretary for details. tel: 01748818946 tickets: Details from Walks Seretary email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Fri 27 Dec 2019 to
 Tue 31 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Judy (12A). Fri 14:30, Sat 19:30, Mon 17:30 Tue 14:30. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 27 Dec 2019 to
 Sun 29 Dec 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The Good Liar (15). Fri 19:30 Sat 17:00, Sun 19:30. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 27 Dec 2019 to
 Thu 2 Jan 2020

Not Tue or Wed. The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'The Aeronauts' PG rating. 7.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s and over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 29 Dec 2019

Parochial Hall, Sowerby. Christmas Sequence Tea Dance. CD Music by Mick G, Pooled Refreshments,Soft Drinks Provided, Raffle. Proceeds in aid of Cancer Research Charities. 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Admission on door £4.00. tel: Dor or Mick 01845 523743

Sun 29 Dec 2019

Sutton under Whitestonecliffe Village Hall. The Snow Queen presented by Northumberland Theatre Co. Magical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's tale. 7.30pm, doors open 7.00pm. Adults £10.50, under 16s £5.50, family (2+2/3) £30.50. tickets: 01845 597329 Booking essential web: http://www.suttonunderwhitestonecliffevillagehall.co.uk

Tue 31 Dec 2019 to
 Wed 1 Jan 2020

Festival Arena, The Village Green, Flamborough. YO15 1LA. Flamborough Fire Festival. With the event now in its fifth year it has attracted more than 15,000 visitors, from all over the country, who love the spirit of the occasion and the amazing Festival atmosphere! 2000 torches will set fire to the Viking Longship. There will be fire-ball swingers, flaming swords & a firework finale at midnight. The Festival is a wonderful way of celebrating the New Year with all your friends and family!. 10:30 pm. £0.00. tickets: Gate inc. suggested donation: £5 If Adults and Children 13+ dress in a FULL Viking costume email: flamboroughfirefestival@gmail.com

Tue 31 Dec 2019 to
 Wed 1 Jan 2020

Flamborough Village,. Flamborough Fire Festival. This year's Festival promises to be the most spectacular ever with yhe Viking Longship being set alight by a ring of 2000 flaming Viking torches. There are also flaming Fire Swords, a Viking Mead Hall more than 30 Flamborough Fireballs in action. This will be followed by a magnificent Fireworks Spectacular set to music at Midnight. To find out more see the website. 10.30pm. Anyone wearing Viking costume will get free admission, others will be asked to make a donation. email: info@flamboroughfirefestival/org web: http://www.flamboroughfirefestival.org

January

Thu 2 Jan 2020

Thirkleby Village Hall. Thirkleby Local History Society Quiz (bring your own bottle!). 7.30pm. tel: 01845 501365 for further details

Fri 3 Jan 2020 to
 Sat 4 Jan 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Official Secrets (15). 14:30. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 4 Jan 2020 to
 Sun 5 Jan 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Andre Rieu - 70 Years Young. Andre will be celebrating a very special birthday soon & is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party. Sat. 19.00 hrs. Sun. 18.00 hrs. £15/ £12.50/ £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: on line or from box-office. web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 5 Jan 2020

Circular Walk around Thirsk. Field paths and farm tracks around Thirsk. Flat but muddy. 8 miles. Grade A. 10am at Thirsk Garden Centre. tel: 01609 779461/ 07938 998809 tickets: Leader - Derek Hutchinson email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Fri 10 Jan 2020 to
 Sun 12 Jan 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Sorry We Missed You (15). Fri 14:30, Sat & Sun 19:30. £6 and £5. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 10 Jan 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Mark Watson: The Infinite Show'. Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. The world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them?. 20:00. £19. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 12 Jan 2020

Circular Walk from Masham. Fearby and Ellinstring. Probably muddy. 9 miles. Grade A. 10am at Masham Market Place (honesty box). tel: 01609 779461/07938 998809 tickets: Leader - Derek Hutchinson email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 13 Jan 2020

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Ripon Concerts (Cathedral Concert Society). Music for string ensembles by J S Bach, Brahms & Hindmith played by the 10/6 Chamber Ensemble. 7.30pm. £0 - £22. tel: 01904 801804 web: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Tue 14 Jan 2020

Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA. Bedale Archaeology & History Society, AGM + The Examination and Trouble of Thomas Parkinson by Lauren Goodall BA. 7.30pm.

Sun 19 Jan 2020

Circular Walk from Ripley. Nidderdale Way & Cayton Bank. 6 miles. Grade A. 10am at Ripley CP. (honesty box). tel: 01748818946 tickets: Leader - Teresa Quinn email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 19 Jan 2020 to
 Sat 25 Jan 2020

Not Wed. The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs'. Tickets on sale November 30th!! Welcome to the Award winning Northallerton Variety Company’s next pantomime - Snow White and the seven Dwarfs. Fun and laughter are guaranteed. This is a must see for all the family. Sun 14:15, Mon - Sat 19:15, Sat also 14:15. £10.50 and £8.50. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Brompton Methodist Church The Green Brompton Northallerton DL6 2QT. Brompton Heritage Group: Talk 'Rattle his Bones over the Stones' John Buglass, consultant archaeologist and raconteur, on the archaeology of death and burial as evidence of our past. 7.00 pm. £3.50 incl. light refreshments. tel: 01609 780633 tickets: On the door email: unitystack@gmail.com web: http://

Thu 23 Jan 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas. Readings by actors from the National Theatre and fascinating interviews to celebrate one of the world’s greatest living writers. Buy Atwood’s books on the night courtesy of White Rose Book Cafe. 7.30pm (1hr50m). Adults: £10, Concessions: £8. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Sat 25 Jan 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Willow Weaving Cockerel. Come and weave your own chicken or cockerel and take home a beautiful willow sculpture for your garden. 10am - 4pm. £55 + £12 materials. tickets: www.ruralarts.org

Sun 26 Jan 2020

Circular Walk around Teesdale. Follow the Teesdale Way to Piercebridge, cross Tees and follow tracks and lanes and return via Winston Bridge. Mainly flat. 11.6 miles. Grade B. 09.30am - Road in front of Winstonberry Tea Room, Gainford DL2 3DL. NZ171168. tel: 0793899880901609779461 tickets: Leader - Claire Hill email: hillclairep@aol.com

Sun 26 Jan 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Royal Opera House: 'The Sleeping Beauty'. This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet in its new home after World War II. 19:00. £16, £13, £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 28 Jan 2020

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A talk on '1970s Industrial Steam - North' by Richards Stevens. 7:30 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: Door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Wed 29 Jan 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Royal Opera House:'La Boheme'. Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 19:45. £16, £13, £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 31 Jan 2020

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Megaslam Wrestling Live!!!! are coming to Northallerton for the first time with their Live and Loaded 2020 Tour. Expect to see edge of your seat, death-defying moves as the stars of the world’s leading federations take part in an action packed show for the whole family to enjoy!. 19:00. £15 and £10 family of 4 £40. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: On-line, by telephone or from the box office email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

February

Sat 1 Feb 2020 to
 Sat 22 Feb 2020

Zillah Bell Gallery, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk.YO7 1PQ. 'Straying from the Path' - Debbie Loane. Preview Fri. 31st Jan 6.30 - 8.30. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Tue 4 Feb 2020

Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA. Bedale Archaeology & History Society, Talk by Mark Newman on Recent work at Fountains. 7.30pm.

Sat 8 Feb 2020

The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Woven Table Runner.' Learn how to weave using a peg loom, exploring a range of different yarns from natural to man-made, and make your very own woven table runner. 10am - 4pm. £58 + £7 materials. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sun 9 Feb 2020

Circular Walk around Aldwark and Myton. Easy walk on field paths and farm tracks around Aldwark and Myton. Lunch at Aldwark Arms afterwards. 7 miles. Grade A. 09.30am at Aldwark Arms CP. YO61 1UB. tel: 0134786904507564322195 tickets: Leader - Sue Flanigan Phone to book lunch email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 9 Feb 2020

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music presents more senior Yorkshire Young Musicians students in a recital of classical music. It is preceded by Tea & Buns. 3pm, concert 4pm. £10, £11 on the door. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: Online, White Rose Books or on the day email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: https://sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sun 16 Feb 2020

Circular Walk from Castleton. Castleton and Westerdale across moorland. Fields, roads and tracks. 8.8 miles Grades B/C. 09.30am. CP at top end of Castleton. Grid ref. NZ681077. tel: 0160977946107938998809 tickets: Leader - Claire Hill email: hillclairep@aol.com

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Circular Walk from Greta Bridge. To Barnard Castle and back. Field, woodland and river paths, and some country lanes. Fairly flat but probably muddy. 8.5miles Grade A. 09.30am. Roadside at Greta Bridge (beyond traffic lights). tel: 01609 779461/07938 998809 tickets: Leader - Derek Hutchinson email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Tue 25 Feb 2020

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A tan - 'Railway Roundabout, 2019' by John Hunt. 7:30 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: Door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Sat 29 Feb 2020 to
 Sat 21 Mar 2020

Zillah Bell Gallery, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk.YO7 1PQ. Society of Wood Engravers Centenary Exhibition (82nd Annual Exhibition). Preview 28th Feb. 6.30 - 8.30. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

March

Sun 1 Mar 2020

Circular Walk around Roseberry Topping area. Cooks Monument and Roseberry Topping which includes some steep ascents. 7 miles. Grade B. 09.45 am at Gribdale CP. TS9 6HN. tel: 0160977946107938998809 tickets: Leaders - Colin & Jayne Elcock email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 1 Mar 2020

St Oswalds Church, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk. YO7 1JG. Viennese Extravaganza of Music to lift your spirits and music to waltz to!. 3pm. £13.50 in advance, £16 on door. tel: 07981 819766 tickets: Information Centre, White Rose Books, www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

Tue 3 Mar 2020

Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA. Bedale Archaeology & History Society, Talk by Dr Dave Errickson, lecturer in Archaeology/Anthropology on Conflict Casualties: the archaeological recovery of bodies from conflict zones. 7.30pm.

Sun 8 Mar 2020

Circular Walk from Byland. From the Abbey to Oldstead via Mount Snever Observatory on forest tracks and paths. 7 miles. Grade B. 10am at CP behind Byland Abbey Tea Room. tel: 07736 371355 tickets: Leader - Jess Stajniak email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 8 Mar 2020

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music. Theodore Platt, baritone with Keval Shah, piano. Countess of Munster Trust Recital - a programme of Brahms, Rachmaninov, Wolf and Barber. 4pm. £10, £11 on the door. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: Online, White Rose Books or on the day email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: https://sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sun 15 Mar 2020

Circular Walk from Sneck Yate bank top. Hilly Hawnby and the Drove Road, two steepish climbs, moor and woods. 12 miles. Grade C. 09.30am Sneck Yate bank top. Grid ref. SE509877. tel: 01609 770446 tickets: Leader - Richard Forster email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 22 Mar 2020

Circular Walk from Chop Gate. Nab End and Round Hill - the highest peak on the North York moors. 10 miles. Grades B/C. 09.30am Near Chop Gate Village Hall TS9 7JW. Grid Ref. SE559993. tel: 0160977946107938998809 tickets: Leader - Colin & Jayne Elcock email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Tue 24 Mar 2020

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. A talk - 'Memories of a Sheffield Trainspotter' by Ted Parker. 7:30 p.m. £3.00 (all proceeds to help with projects on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. tel: 07950 243748 tickets: Door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Sat 28 Mar 2020 to
 Sat 18 Apr 2020

Zillah Bell Gallery, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk.YO7 1PQ. Neil Bousfield 'Created Territories (Relief Engravings 2012 - 2020) Preview Fri. 28th March 6.30 - 8.30. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 29 Mar 2020

Circular Walk from Green Hammerton. A flat, easy walk via Whixley from Green Hammerton. 8 miles. Grade A. 10am at Bay Horse Inn, Green Hammerton YO26 8BN. tel: 01748818946 tickets: Leader - Teresa Quinn & Kath Atkinson email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Local News

Christmas in Thirsk

– The Information Centre in the middle of Thirsk Market Place has Christmas cards from about 30 different charities. It also stocks Christmas stamps, saving you the queue at the Post Office.

 – A grotto with Santa, courtesy of Thirsk Rotary, will be open at Thirsk Garden centre on Sat 14 Dec & Sun 15 Dec. Tel: 01845 523032.

 – Don't miss him! Santa will tour the town accompanied by Thirsk Rotary: Sun 16 Dec East Thirsk 4pm-7pm. Mon 17 Dec Sowerby 3.45pm-7.30pm. Wed 19 Dec Sowerby Gateway 3.45pm-7pm. Fri 21 Dec Norby & Stockton Rd 3.45pm-7pm. Sun 23 Dec Carlton Minniot 4pm-6.30pm.

 – Fancy a festive singalong? The Frankland Arms needs your voice! Their scratch choir to perform Contemporary Carols on Sun 15 Dec. Rehearsing at the Frankland Arms on Monday Nights. This has been organised by Thirsk Parishes.

– Join in carols around the Tree, accompanied by Thirsk RBL Band at Carlton Miniott on Mon 16 Dec at 7pm, in Front St, Sowerby, on Tue 17 Dec at 7pm, at Nether Silton Church on Fri 20 Dec at 7pm and at Sandhutton on Sat 21 Dec at 6pm. You can also hear the Band in the Market Place on Mon 23 Dec from 11am.
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Ritz Cinema, Thirsk, Fri 6 Dec to Thu 12 Dec

For the General Election week The Ritz has 'The Good Liar' (15).

There are often complaints that there are few opportunities for starlets who have become stars, but recent releases hand the lie to this. "Mrs Lowry" (Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave) was one recent example, "Two Popes" - now vanished from the big screen into the maw of Netflix is another, and this week's film is one that didn't get away. Helen Mirren, a perennial favorite with Ritz audiences stars with Ian McKellen in "The Good Liar", a tale of an elderly but still wily con man, and the recently widowed lady, living in a comfortable retirement bunglow (Mirren). They meet via online dating, and Roy (played by McKellen) swings into his practised routine.  The relationship develops beyond a mere financial transaction - but will the con man not only get the cash but the girl too? Also starring Jim Carter (Downton Abbey). Two minutely observed performances by seasoned and skilled performers. 7.30pm daily BUT NOT SUNDAY.

On Sunday at 7.30pm and Wednesday at 2.30pm from The BFI archive The Ritz has one of a pair of classic hollywood musicals they will be screening either side of Christmas. "Calamity Jane" - the singalong version - (12A) stars Doris Day.

£6, and £5 for Monday, matinée & concessions (cash only, no cards).
https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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Police notice for cyclists

The police have a new winter campaign and say that the highway code states that at night cyclists must have white front and red rear lights. Bikes must also be fitted with a red rear reflector and amber pedal reflectors. Having white front reflectors and spoke reflectors will also help you to be seen. Flashing lights are permitted, but you are recommended to use a constantly-illuminated front light, particularly if you are riding in areas without street lighting.

If you’re cycling in dark or dim conditions, you should:

• Ensure that you have front and rear bike lights with you (and take back up lights or spare batteries if possible);

• Check that all your lights and reflectors are clean and working before every trip;

• Wear light coloured clothing;

• Invest in some high-visibility clothing or reflective ‘slap-wraps’ to maximise visibility.

Any cyclists in dark clothing or without lights on their bike will be stopped by uniformed police officers/Pcso’s.

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