Twenty different community groups and local performers will be joining us over the weekend of the festival to bring music, dance, drama and colour to the city.
We are so grateful to everyone who is prepared to give up their time, bravely perform and contribute to the festival spirit. Alongside walkabout acts, street entertainment, theatre and puppetry performances from visiting professional companies, our local performers will be found indoors and outdoors across the city.
Musicians will be found busking in The Arcade and on Kirkgate, choirs and dance troupes in the Market Place, Ripon Spa Gardens and Minster Gardens and stories, poetry and drama indoors at The Little Ripon Bookshop and the Crypt at the Curzon.
And the variety is tremendous – from zumba, performance poetry, ukuleles, and drumming to belly-dancing, folk song and handbells.
Join us in supporting local creativity and celebrating the talents of all our performers!
The Local Line-up
Ripon City Morris & the 400 Roses – Market Place 10.30am & 1.30pm and also Minster Gardens 2.30pm
Ripon Drum Circle and Sycamore Drummers – Minster Gardens 11am
Ripon Youth Theatre – Market Place 12pm
Upstage Youth Academy – Curzon Cinema 12.30pm
Ian Gouge, Poet – Curzon Cinema 1pm
Open the Book – Little Ripon Bookshop 2pm
All for One Choir – Market Place 3.30pm
Plus music from Freddie Cleary and Maggie Wakeling (Ripon Arcade) and Alannah Creed (Kirkgate)
Rock Choir – Market Place 10am
Trinity Singers – Spa Gardens 10.30am & Market Place 12noon
Ripon Walled Garden Performers– Spa Gardens 11am
Cricket on the Hearth Appalachian Folk Dance – Spa Gardens 11.30am
Open the Book (Noah’s Ark) – Spa Gardens 12noon
Ripon Goes to Bollywood – Spa Gardens 12.30pm
Lily Worth – Market Place 12.30pm
Passion for Movement – Market Place 2pm
Ripon U3A Ukulele Band – Spa Gardens 2pm
Trinity Handbells – Spa Gardens 2.30pm
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