Happy Place

Ripon Arts Hub 49 Allhallowgate, Ripon, United Kingdom

‘Weight of the world getting you down? Get down to your nearest Happy Place and leave your worries at the door. With over seven thousand locations nationwide, we create personalised realities at affordable prices.’ In a near dystopian future, corporations have commodified happiness into virtual reality booths, costing just the price of a coffee for …

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£5 – £12

Tales from the Scriptorium

Ripon Library The Arcade, Ripon, United Kingdom

A morning of heritage crafts, history and storytelling. Join Brother Aidan of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne as he creates an Anglo Saxon book whilst weaving talks of his life as a monk. To do this he will have on hand a huge range of replica artefacts and the audience members will experience parchment making, …

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Songs from Shakespeare

Ripon Cathedral Minster Road,, Ripon, United Kingdom

A recital of Shakespeare songs and arias including works by Verdi, Gounod and Cole Porter, finishing with Brush Up Your Shakespeare! Performed by soprano Louise Wayman, accompanied by Tim Harper. Louise, originally from Dorset, studied at the Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile. Previously she studied at Birmingham Conservatoire with …

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Once Upon a Fairytale

Ripon Library The Arcade, Ripon, United Kingdom

Goldilocks is missing and we need your help to find her! A fun-packed, interactive show for little folk. There’ll be games, music, puppets and so much more! Fairytales have been around for centuries. Passing from generation to generation and taking on different twists and turns there are usually lessons to be learnt and characters to …

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Sense and Sensibility

The Old Deanery Minster Road,, Ripon, United Kingdom

The social season is upon us! You are cordially invited to the Sense and Sensibility Matchmaker’s Ball. Ladies Elinor and Marianne Dashwood each seek to meet an honourable man of good fortune (and handsome countenance if possible) by whatever means necessary. As you mingle amongst the beau monde, revelry and romance will ensue and together …

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Bread is Life

Holy Trinity Church Kirkby Road, Ripon, United Kingdom

Let’s make bread - the Syrian way. We’ll mix the dry ingredients, in a bowl bought in a souk from Idlib, then we add water… and wait for it to rise. And when it is ready, and the room is filled with the smell of freshly-baked bread, we will share it with our friends and …

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Mike and Millie Go to the Seaside

Holy Trinity Church Kirkby Road, Ripon, United Kingdom

Specially created for those living with later-stage dementia, this charming show takes the audience on a day trip to the 1960s. Using music, dance, mime and rhyme, the performers from Smashing Mirrors Theatre Company provoke memories and stimulate interaction in a safe and comfortable setting. There’s even sand, seaweed and shells to touch and take …

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Ripon Heritage Ghost Walk

Ripon Marketplace Market Place, Ripon, United Kingdom

Explore the darker side on Ripon’s history from the macabre to the mysterious. Discover ancient burial sites, curious bone finds and characters who lived and died hundreds of years ago, but who some say still linger… Led by Ripon Museum Trust Guides. All proceeds to Ripon Museum Trust Ticket Price: £4 - £6

£4 – £6

The Last Motel

Ripon Arts Hub 49 Allhallowgate, Ripon, United Kingdom

Abalone’s desperate, he’s taken holiday to commit armed robbery and now he has a woman stuffed into the boot of his classic car. Join us at The Last Motel to see if Abalone’s hostage changes his perspective on life. 'A theatre, more than a hint of Tarantino and Lynch' – Fictionmaker. ‘A kind of homespun …

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£10 – £12

The Hare and the Moon

Ripon Marketplace Market Place, Ripon, United Kingdom

Performed in miniature on beautiful sets within a vintage suitcase, the tale of the adventurous Hare and her patient friend Moon is told through five delightful minutes of puppetry, spoken word and music. Children and adults alike will be charmed by this enchanting story of night skies, light and the joy of friendship. 10-10.30am The …

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