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AFTERNOON WITH IVOR NOVELLO

Show is starting at...25 August 2014

Crown Hotel

Oxbridge Opera Company’s Ivor Novello performance wowed audiences at last year’s Festival. The programme explores a wide range of this master’s work. Using an unspoken narrative, a series of ‘bright young things’ showcase some well-loved classics as well as obscure yet engaging surprises.

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KYLIE TRIBUTE NIGHT

Show is starting at...30 August 2014

Enjoy a three course meal followed by Coffee and entertainment at the Cairn Hotel. The meal begins at 7.30pm. Last booking through Harrogate Box Office 27th August. After this date please call the Cairn Hotel directly on 01423 504005.

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ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH - RIPON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Show is starting at...06 September 2014

Ripon Cathedral

Orchestra of Opera North Janusz Piotrowicz conductor Samuel Coles flute Beethoven Symphony no 8 in F Mozart Flute Concerto no 2 in D Mendelssohn Symphony no 3 “Scottish”

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ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH UNRESERVED SEATS

Show is starting at...06 September 2014

Ripon Cathedral

Orchestra of Opera North Janusz Piotrowicz conductor Samuel Coles flute Beethoven Symphony no 8 in F Mozart Flute Concerto no 2 in D Mendelssohn Symphony no 3 “Scottish”

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NIAMH NI CHARRA TRIO AT HELPERBY MILLENIUM HALL

Show is starting at...07 September 2014

Ireland’s premier folk singer and fiddler, globetrotting soloist with Riverdance, plays traditional Irish music and stories of old Ireland, presented with delightful charm. She tours extensively - recently to China, New England and Spain - and has recorded with The Chieftains and Carlos Nunez.

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NIAMH NI CHARRA TRIO AT THE PLAYHOUSE PATELEY BRIDGE

Show is starting at...08 September 2014

Niamh ní Charra fiddle, concertina, vocals Dom Keogh bodrán Paddy Kerr bouzouki A chance for Nidderdale dwellers to hear Ireland’s premier folk singer and fiddler, close to home in the intimate atmosphere of the restored Victorian theatre.

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THE CLASSIC BUSKERS - VERDI, VIVALDIAND LA DOLCE VITA

Show is starting at...10 September 2014

Michael Copley and Ian Moore The Classic Buskers have taken their madcap music, astonishing dexterity and side-splitting humour around the world, from Vienna to Valencia, London to Lyon, Toronto to Tokyo, Paris to Potsdam. Their concert features the delights of Rossini, Donizetti, Vivaldi, Corelli, Verdi and many others whose names inevitably end in I, all played on a vast assortment of unlikely instruments at improbable speeds!

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GREAT GUITAR CLASSICS - MORGAN SZYMANSKI

Show is starting at...11 September 2014

Morgan Szymanski’s musicianship and warm personality have won him following throughout the world. A top prizewinner at international competitions, he has toured Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China, Chile, France, Germany, Guatemala, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Macedonia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the USA and most recently to the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Vienna Konzerthaus and Mexico’s Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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A ROOM OF ONES OWN - VIRGINIA WOOLF

Show is starting at...12 September 2014

Sarah Blake presents a show based on one of the most brilliant and original literary works of the 20th century – A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. This inspirational book was originally based on a lecture series that Woolf delivered to Cambridge students. Sarah Blake has re-imagined that first lecture and brought it back to life, so audiences can experience how it must have felt to hear and see the famous author speak… and literary history being created.

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AQUILAE DUO - ENCHANTED WOOD

Show is starting at...12 September 2014

William Alwyn: Naiades Ravi Shankar: Enchanted Dawn Kojo no Tsuki: Moon over the Ruined Castle Debussy: Syrinx Tournier: Au Matin J. S. Bach: Sonata in G minor Baroque Flamenco Eleanor made her concerto debut at the QEH aged 15, won the Cardiff European Harp Competition in 2007, and Third Prize in the Netherlands International Harp Competition 2010. This year, she performs in the Dutch Harp Festival, at the American Harp Society in New Orleans, and the World Harp Congress, Sydney. Canadian, Lisa Nelsen, a founder-member of the New London Chamber Ensemble, has given recitals in Scandinavia, Greece, Italy, Holland, North America, and at the Wigmore Hall. Prepare to be entranced!

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FATLIP

Show is starting at...12 September 2014

‘Lost Boy Sketches’ is set in a time when Nirvana, Pixies, Notorious B.I.G and A Tribe called Quest had just been passed down to younger siblings. It uses storytelling, trainers and mix tapes to bring the diary scribblings of characters Robin and Blake to life.

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ROSS SUTHERLAND - PERFORMANCE CABARET

Show is starting at...12 September 2014

One of the most exciting voices to emerge in recent years – The Independent His poetry approaches the epic on a human scale – Ian McMilla

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ELEPHANT COLLECTIVE

Show is starting at...13 September 2014

Elephant are a collective of writers, poets, rappers, visual artists, producers and storytellers. They have performed around the world from New York to Berlin, Paris to Sofia to New Zealand, popping up everywhere from BBC radio, to CNN, to festival stages, sipping tea and telling stories.

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HENRY RABY & TRAVELS BY TELEPHONE

Show is starting at...13 September 2014

Practise Patience is a show which combines spoken word, poetry and sweet acoustic folk music to form a fresh and beautiful story. Practise Patience tells the story of a character finding themselves frustrated with the incessant addiction to their mobile phone, internet and constant connection. Seeking refuge, they throw away their phone, and in the process discover what finding friendship means without constant communication.

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MIKE GARRY

Show is starting at...13 September 2014

Mike Garry walks like a man and talks like a man and writes like a great northern poet. That’s northern as in centre of the universe and poet as in using words to go beyond words. Read him and leap for joy. ” Paul Morley – writer, broadcaster and Journalist

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NJABULO MADLALA - OPERA AND SONG

Show is starting at...13 September 2014

Winner of the Song Prize in the 2010 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, the Royal Overseas League 2012 and the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award, the creamy baritone of South African Njabulo Madlala has enthralled listeners around the world. He has sung with the English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Philharmonia, LPO, at the Wigmore Hall and Ravinia Festival Chicago.

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KATIE BONNA

Show is starting at...14 September 2014

Katie is a performance poet, actress and writer for stage and screen. Her poetry play Dirty Great Love Story, co-writtenwith Richard Marsh, won a Fringe First Award at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she was also nominated for Best Actress by The Stage.

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LUKE WRIGHT

Show is starting at...14 September 2014

Fat Dandy is Wright’s new alter ego, a bit like Ziggy was for Bowie. Think of him as the Fat White Duke or the Man Who Ate Your Lunch. By turns funny and moving, Fat Dandy looks at solitude, politics and Wright’s dual life as a “paunchy dad” and “jobbing fop” on tour. As well as more personal pieces Fat Dandy is full of Hogarth-esque characters. Meet the cantankerous, cane-swinging Bastard of Bungay, spend half-term with the lonely Science teacher Mr Hooper and cry NOT IN MY NAME with the irate residents of Much Harpingon. This is poetry at its most fun and contemporary. Chunky Dory! “One of our best young poets” The Observer

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MATTHEW BELLWOOD - AN ICY MAN

Show is starting at...14 September 2014

This is a story about the cold On a winter’s night, a woman goes out walking in the snow and encounters a stranger in a frozen field. The next morning she wakes up and finds that everything has changed…An intimate storytelling experience in which a limited capacity audience gather around a miniature model of a snowbound village,


JAZZ REPERTORY COMPANY - PETE LONG AND HIS GOODMEN

Show is starting at...17 September 2014

An evening celebrating the music of the Benny Goodman Quartet in the 1930s. Pete Long – one of Ronnie Scott’s All Stars - has played with all the top names from Jools Holland to Dizzy Gillespie and the Stereophonics, the Blind Boys of Alabama to Sting. His dazzling playing of the great jazz classics has received critical acclaim on tours of South America, Russia and Europe. With Bunny Thompson (Glenn Miller Orchestra), the exotic skill of Richard Pite, and top vibes player Tony Kerr, an occasion of world-class jazz is assured.

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SIR ANDREW MOTION - THE CUSTOMS HOUSE

Show is starting at...18 September 2014

Andrew Motion – Poet Laureate 1999-2009 - presents Laurels and Donkeys, his 'lucid, brilliant, melancholic, poetry collection' (The Times). He has taken part in all the major literary festivals, received the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Somerset Maughan Award, Whitbread Biography Award, the Arvon/Observer Prize and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. He also reads from his book The Cinder Path and answers questions about his writing and the role of Poet Laureate.

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MUSIC AT MARKENFIELD - ENSEMBLE FANTASTICUS

Show is starting at...19 September 2014

Fantasticus present authentic performance of virtuoso French baroque music with a programme which shines as a gem out of the repertoire. Adventure and discovery were the spirit of the age and pervade every performance of this dazzling ensemble. Based in Amsterdam, the artists play with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, and Bach Collegium Japan and have won many prizes such as the Bruges Musica Antiqua Concours. 'Fantasticus are a white-hot addition to the early music scene …the sheer freshness and fiery joie de vivre of the playing recalls the young Andrew Manze and his collaborators' BBC Music Magazine 2013

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CARLTON MAIN FRICKLEY BAND

Show is starting at...20 September 2014

Celebration and Commemoration Sullivan: Overture Yeoman of the Guard Eric Ball: Journey into Freedom Bliss: Checkmate with favourites of Lennon & McCartney and Queen, Great War songs, marches and The Last Post One of the most famous names in the brass band world, Carlton Main Frickley was Yorkshire Regional Champion 2013 and Champion Band of England and Scotland. Their highest recent achievement was 3rd place in the 2011 British Open Championships (only beaten by Cory and Black Dyke bands). Their programme includes a famous Championship test piece, the dazzling Journey Into Freedom, and poignant WW1 songs such as Roses of Picardy and Keep the Home Fires Burning.

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FAWLTY TOWERS - THE DINNER SHOW

Show is starting at...20 September 2014 to 19 December 2014

Entertainment provided by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment A delicious three-course meal and interactive comedy is hosted by Basil Fawlty, his long-suffering wife Sybil and confused loyal waiter Manuel - all brought to life by a critically-acclaimed cast of professional actors! Performed at the Yorkshire Hotel, in the stunning Roof Top function room as you dine, Fawlty Towers - The Dinner Show is a spectacular tribute to the iconic British sitcom.

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FRIENDS OF HARROGATE THEATRE TRIP TO SJT SCARBOROUGH TO SEE ROUNDELAY

Show is starting at...20 September 2014

A friends of Harrogate Theatre trip to see Alan Ayckbourn’s new play Roundelay five self contained one act plays, written to be performed in any order, all of which are connected in some way with the order they are seen in affecting the audience’s perception of the plays and characters; it will have been world premiered ten days before our visit on the 20th!

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THE ESCHER STRING QUARTET

Show is starting at...21 September 2014

Based in New York, the Escher String Quartet is recognized as one of the finest quartets of its generation, performing at festivals and major venues around the world, such as the Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, Ravinia, Perth and City of London festivals. They present enchanting Mendelssohn, haunting Ravel, and Beethoven at his most ingenious: the Cavatina – a passage of incomparable beauty – is perhaps the greatest movement in all chamber music.

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THE COAL PORTERS

Show is starting at...24 September 2014

Sid Griffin - best known as ringleader of 1980’s Indie-chart heroes, The Long Ryders – brings to the festival his exciting American/British All-Stars alt-bluegrass band with a dynamite live act: great four-part harmony singing and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world, from Glastonbury to Stagecoach (USA), from Hultsfredsfestivalen (Sweden)to La Roche (France), and back again. Their recent album, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention.

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ROBIN INCE

Show is starting at...09 October 2014

Crown Hotel

Robin Ince - Sony Gold Award winning comedian and science enthusiast (Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof Brian Cox) - presents another in his line of unhinged stand up comic lectures.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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LADIES NIGHT IN

Show is starting at...11 October 2014

Cocktail drinks reception, 3 course dinner with wine and disco.

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PETER & THE WOLF AND OTHER RUSSIAN TALES

Show is starting at...12 October 2014

In this spellbinding performance, renowned storyteller Martin Maudsley and musicians transform Prokofiev’s much loved musical tale into a playful interaction between live music and enchanting storytelling, brimming with vibrant images and musical delights. The tale of a brave little boy's adventurous encounter with a wolf is complemented by two other short Russian tales, one featuring a fiery fiend and some fiendish fiddling and the other about a bear, underscored by Ravel's Bolero - or 'Bear'lero!

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SILENT HEROES

Show is starting at...12 October 2014

Crown Hotel

Double takes, pratfalls and facial gagging. Mention silent comedy and immediately these visual qualities come to mind. And that’s understandable: most physical comedians are divorced from language and carry their best gag with them at all times, their body.

Your guide through this compendium of celluloid slapstick will be André Vincent, a stand-up comedian also trained in clowning, a man who knows literally how to take a fall. Accompanying him on the journey will be the finest silent film composer of his generation, Neil Brand.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

Family Friendly

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THE COMEDY ROAST

Show is starting at...12 October 2014

Crown Hotel

If you think you know your Reggie Perrin from your Lee & Herring, your Mrs. Merton from your Mrs.Brown, your Cannon from your Ball then have we got a quiz for you.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

Family Friendly

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JASON COOK

Show is starting at...13 October 2014

Crown Hotel

Having gained fans for his work in television and radio, Jason is back touring the country doing what he does best, lightning-fast stand up in front of a live audience.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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THE HORNE SECTION

Show is starting at...15 October 2014

Crown Hotel

Gathering together the UK's finest musicians and throwing them together on stage with the worlds most exciting comics, The Horne Section brings its indomitable fanfare to the Harrogate Comedy Festival.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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ABANDOMAN

Show is starting at...16 October 2014

Crown Hotel

After several years cutting a truly original path between rap music and comedy, Ireland’s top comedy hip hop improv team have leapt from strength to strength to fast becoming one of the most popular acts at the Edinburgh Festival and internationally on the live circuit. Abandoman are unrivalled by any other comedy / music act and constantly amaze audiences with their award-winning, mind blowing, interactive, word bending lyrical genius.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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PHILL JUPITUS IMPROV QUARTET

Show is starting at...17 October 2014

Crown Hotel

Join Phill Jupitus and three of the finest exponents of improvised comedy in the UK: Andy Smart,Steve Steen & Steve Frost as they conjure up comedy delights right in front of your eyes. Totally unscripted, the quartet will create a new and unique comedy show based entirely on suggestions from the audience, no matter how bizarre or daft they might be. Their lightening fast wit and repartee ensure that the jokes flow thick and fast throughout the show and have left audiences all over the world spellbound at their comedy brilliance.

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2014

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EDMUND & CO

Show is starting at...25 October 2014 to 12 December 2014

A new production brought to you from the UK’s leading comedy dinner show company. Fans of the television sitcom Blackadder will love this hilarious parody comedy tribute show. The dining audience are transported into the Queens Court and Edmund Blackadder, your cunning, shrewd and witty host for the evening, displays all the characteristic humour we know and love whilst endeavoring to keep in favor with the Queen. Baldric has a cunning plan, a Queen on a throne, Lord Melchette appears, what could do wrong!

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BOOTLEG BARLOW TRIBUTE NIGHT

Show is starting at...01 November 2014

Enjoy a three course meal followed by Coffee and entertainment at the Cairn Hotel. The meal begins at 7.30pm. Last booking through Harrogate Box Office 29th October. After this date please call the Cairn Hotel directly on 01423 504005.

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ALLO ALLO LE DINNER SHOW

Show is starting at...11 December 2014

Fresh from the success of Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show, Laughlines Comedy Entertainment brings you another hilarious treat ‘Allo ‘Allo - Le Dinner Show.

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CHRISTMAS CURRY PARTY NIGHT

Show is starting at...12 December 2014 to 19 December 2014


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