Festivals

The Fabulous Swaledale Festival coming up 25 May to 8 June 2019

The Fabulous Swaledale Festival coming up 25 May to 8 June 2019

Again an amazing programme to enjoy for fifteen exciting days in May and early June not only in Swaledale but Wensleydale too, Richmond Georgian Theatre, local churches and other local venues and villages. Some of the highlights include the legendary flamenco guitarist PACO PEÑA will play solo in Grinton Church. The phenomenal cellist SHEKU KANNEH-MASON will perform chamber music with his talented siblings and friends from the Royal Academy of Music. The great violinist TASMIN LITTLE will perform a solo recital and give a masterclass.

Flowers of the Dales Festival - March until October 2018

Flowers of the Dales Festival - March until October 2018

This year will be the 10th anniversary of this wonderful festival which celebrates everything amazing about the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding area, wild life, wild flowers, ancient woodlands, moors and valleys which help to form one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

Annual Swaledale Festival 26 May until 9 June 2018

Annual Swaledale Festival 26 May until 9 June 2018

The annual Swaledale Festival will take place again this year starting on Saturday 26 May and the last performances on Saturday 9 June. It’s always such a fabulous event. This year there will be young stars of the future alongside world-class instrumentalists, singers, actors, choirs, poets, films, exhibitions, talks, workshops, puppets, and a series of themed walks celebrating the magical landscape of the northern Dales.

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival 12th until 20th August 2017

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival 12th until 20th August 2017

Well, what a wonderful afternoon we all spent at the Scarecrow Festival in Kettlewell, Wharfedale, an annual event with all proceeds going to the Church, Village Hall, School and local projects to benefit the whole community. Totally organised, considering how many people were there, parking was easy, volunteers were so helpful, made sure we had our route sheet and quiz, places to eat along the way round.

feva! Knaresborough Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts Friday 11 until Sunday 20 August 2017

feva! Knaresborough Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts Friday 11 until Sunday 20 August 2017

Don’t really know where to start with the Knaresborough Festival, there’s so much going on, 10 full days and evenings of music, street entertainment, spoken word, activities, theatre and dance and events. A lot of the events are free, some you need to book but all information can be found on www.feva.info. Friday kicks off with Bob’s Your Uncle in the Market Place at noon and throughout the afternoon with some riotously entertaining magic, great fun for all the family.

Swaledale Festival 2017 comes to a close

Swaledale Festival 2017 comes to a close

So sad the Swaledale Festival for this year has come to a close, a magical two weeks of music, art exhibitions, workshops, talks and poetry held in some interesting venues and guided walks in breath taking countryside in Swaledale and Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. Famous artists and not so famous all added to an exciting and entertaining mix for us all to greatly enjoy. For me the highlight was a small intimate concert held in the Cloisters in the Gardens Rooms at Tennants in Leyburn.

The Dales Festival of Food and Drink 17 and 18 June 2017 in Leyburn Market Place

The Dales Festival of Food and Drink 17 and 18 June 2017 in Leyburn Market Place

The Dales Festival of Food and Drink is coming up in June, a celebration of the very best the Yorkshire Dales has to offer held the large market place in Leyburn. Now a free event, please park at Tennants and let the shuttle buses take you into town.

Flowers of the Dales Festival - March until October 2017

Flowers of the Dales Festival - March until October 2017

This year there are over 120 events taking place between March and the end of October including walks, talks, arts and crafts, family activities, conservation days and photography workshops. An exciting collection of activities inspired by nature here in the Yorkshire Dales.

Swaledale Festival in the Yorkshire Dales 27 May to 10 June 2017

Swaledale Festival 27 May to 10 June 2017

A feast of music, art and walking in the Yorkshire Dales an event not be missed, come and stay in one of our cottages during this time and enjoy some wonderful entertainment. Venues range from a local pub in Grinton to St Andrews church in Aysgarth and St Oswalds in Askrigg; Gunnerside Methodist Chapel; the Georgian Theatre in Richmond; Tennants Garden Rooms in Leyburn and guided walking in the most glorious countryside you will find anywhere.

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