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August 2018   View All Events
Sunday, 5th August 2018 - Tuesday, 4th September 2018
Richmond Town Council - Job Vacancy
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Receptionist/Office Administrator

Richmond Town Council is currently looking for an experienced receptionist/office administrator to join a small team in a busy office.

Salary £5,628 per annum based on 12 hrs per week. Attractive holiday and pension scheme available also a car parking permit

The ideal candidate should possess good IT skills, typing qualifications, a cheerful and helpful telephone manner and strong organisational skills. The role involves managing the Mayor’s diary and his events, dealing with the general public and general office duties.
This is a part-time role covering 9.30am – 1.30pm over 3 days between Monday to Friday.
Ideally, we would like the successful candidate to start with immediate effect, however would be prepared to wait for the right person to serve their notice.

Please submit your CV to:

Heather Lawler
Town Clerk
Richmond Town Council
Town Hall
Market Place
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4QL

Email address: townclerk@richmondtowncouncil.org.uk
Or for further details please ring 01748 850808

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Saturday, 18th August 2018
Secret Salons: A Georgian Musical Promenade
Venue: Various
Time: 6.30pm
Three fabulous concerts held at three of Richmond's exclusive Georgian gems!

Move leisurely between the gracious interiors of Culloden Tower, Temple Lodge and Millgate House where you will be entertained by music and words from the period.

The programme at each venue is as follows:

Millgate House - a period song recital by Gary Matthewman (square piano) and Edward Jowle (baritone)

Temple Lodge - a sequence of words by Jane Austen and others with music by Abel, played by Susanna Pell (viola de gamba) and narrated by Dorothy Clague.

Culloden Tower - a whistlestop tour of the early clarinet in England with a programme of airs, fantasias, dance tunes and duets from mid- to late-18th century England by members of historical wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass.

Performances start at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Due to the salon-style configuration at each venue, tickets will be limited so early booking is advised.

The event is part of GeorgeFest18 and will raise funds for The Georgian Theatre Royal.

Tickets £20 (to include a glass of wine) from The Georgian Theatre Royal Box Office on 01748 825252.

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Saturday, 18th August 2018 - Sunday, 19th August 2018
Culloden Tower: Open Weekend with the Landmark Trust
Venue: Culloden Tower
Time: 10.00am until 4.00pm
A rare chance to see inside this iconic Richmond building as part of GeorgeFest18.

Culloden Tower was built as a parkland ornament or folly in 1746. Restored by the Landmark Trust, it is now available to everyone for holidays and has fantastic panoramic views across the town and Swaledale.

FREE ADMISSION. NO BOOKING REQUIRED.

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Saturday, 18th August 2018
A Walking Tour of Temple Grounds
Venue: Yorke Square Car Park
Time: 2.00pm
A guided walk as part of GeorgeFest18.

Led by historic landscape expert Val Hepworth, this walk (approx. 2 hours) will explore the historic designed landscapes and exteriors of Culloden Tower and Temple Lodge, taking in the attractive private Green Walk that links the two buildings. There is an incline up to Culloden Tower and stout footwear is advised. No dogs please.

FREE EVENT BUT DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR THE GEORGIAN THEATRE ROYAL.

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Sunday, 19th August 2018
Open Garden: Mr Yorke's Walled Garden
Venue: Cravengate (DL10 4RE)
Time: 1.00pm to 5.30pm
An open garden event as part of GeorgeFest18.

A charming one-acre 18th century walled garden with fabulous views of the Castle and Culloden Tower.

Access from Cravengate (DL10 4RE). No parking at the site.

Admission £5 Children free. Homemade cakes on sale. In support of the National Gardens Scheme Charities.

T: 01748 825525

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Sunday, 19th August 2018
Guided Town Walk
Venue: Meet at the Town Hall steps
Time: 2.15pm
A guided walk (1 to 1.5 hours) revealing the town's illustrious Georgian past.

Part of GeorgeFest18.

FREE EVENT BUT DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR THE RICHMONDSHIRE MUSEUM.

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Sunday, 19th August 2018
Ghost Walk
Venue: Meet at the entrance to Friary Gardens opposite the Theatre
Time: 2.30pm
A GeorgeFest18 guided walk.

Find out about Richmond’s Georgian ghosts in this entertaining walk with Rhoda Fraser (approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes).

Adults £4 Children £3 Under 5s free.
Advance booking required.
Tel: 07775 618472

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Sunday, 19th August 2018
Talking with Georgians
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 3.00pm
A GeorgeFest18 event.

Discover the world of salon culture in Georgian Richmond!

At this interactive event, you'll learn how Georgians shook up the rigid rules of the aristocracy through face-to-face conversation and you'll experience, first-hand, soirees styles from the 1760s and 1770s.The University of York’s Dr Chloe Wigston Smith will reveal what made conversation tick in the eighteenth century. The answers may surprise you!

Tickets £5 from The Green Howards Museum on
01748 826561


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Monday, 20th August 2018
Mr Strickland of Richmond, Traitor to King George? (1745 and All That)
Venue: Richmondshire Museum
Time: 7.00pm
A GeorgeFest18 event.

Roger Strickland’s brother was a companion to Bonnie Prince Charlie but was Roger also a Jacobite? Find out in this illustrated talk by Gordon Alexander, the author of recently published research on Francis Strickland, one of the ‘Seven Men of Moidart'.

FREE EVENT BUT DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR THE RICHMONDSHIRE MUSEUM.

Due to space limitations, advance booking is essential at the Museum

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Tuesday, 21st August 2018
The Secret Diary of a Georgian Lady
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm
An entertaining talk that has all the intrigues of an Agatha Christie 'whodunnit'!

A diary from the 1760s by an unknown Richmond woman has recently been uncovered. We know exactly what she thought about shopping, ribbons, gardening and menfolk. But her true identity remains a mystery. All will be explained by Jane Hatcher and Bob Woodings – authors of a new book containing the diary.

This event is part of GeorgeFest18.

Tickets £7 from The Georgian Theatre Royal Box Office on 01748 825252.

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Tuesday, 21st August 2018
A Taste of Georgian Literature
Venue: The Station
Time: 10.00am until 11.00am
A GeorgeFest18 event.

Some fantastic literature came out of the Georgian period, not least the celebrated novels of Jane Austen. Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society will entertain you with extracts from famous Georgian writings and poetry.

Tickets £3 (to include a cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake) from The Station Shop on 01748 850123



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Tuesday, 21st August 2018
Afternoon Tea at The Georgian Theatre Royal
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
A GeorgeFest18 event.

Why not indulge in afternoon tea at the UK’s most complete working Georgian playhouse? The Friends of The Georgian Theatre Royal will be hosting this special event and there will also be the opportunity to join one of the regular guided tours to discover more about the Theatre itself and life in 18th century England.

FREE EVENT BUT DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR THE GEORGIAN THEATRE ROYAL.


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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
Museum Family Fun
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2pm - 3.30pm
Children's activity session during the school holidays at the Green Howards Museum.

Drop in for a fun session based around objects from our amazing collection.
We could be looking at medals, uniforms, camouflage or far flung locations; whatever we choose there’s loads to learn and make during your visit.

The session is included in museum admission. Under 16s are FREE.

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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
Methodism and the Theatre: The Other War of the 18th Century!
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal (Paul Iles Learning Centre)
Time: 7.30pm
Find out why Methodists and thespians attacked each other for most of the second half of the 18th century.

The famous preacher George Whitefield was a particular target for satire, and he and Methodists were wickedly portrayed on stage by such writers as Samuel Foote. Ian Small (Chairman of the York Georgian Society) will explore how the two sides locked horns and how the theatre fought Methodism for the souls of the British people!

This event is part of GeorgeFest18.

Tickets £6 from The Georgian Theatre Royal Box Office on 01748 825252.

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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
Guided Town Walk
Venue: Meet at the Town Hall steps
Time: 11.00am
A GeorgeFest18 event

A guided walk (1 to 1.5 hours) revealing the town’s illustrious Georgian past.

FREE EVENT BUT DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR THE RICHMONDSHIRE MUSEUM.

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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
Georgian Summer Assembly
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm
A GeorgeFest18 event.

Richmond Town Hall was built in the 18th century to provide a setting in which balls and assemblies could take place. Come and join members of the Richmond Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society for a special afternoon Summer Assembly, which will provide a flavour of social dancing of the Georgian period and an appreciation of how the style has evolved to the present day. Refreshments will be available.

FREE EVENT BUT DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR THE SOCIETY. NO BOOKING REQUIRED.


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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
Guided Town Walk
Venue: Meet at the Town Hall steps
Time: 11.00am
Part of GeorgeFest18.

A guided walk (1 to 1.5 hours) revelaing the town's illustrious Georgian past.

FREE EVENT BUT DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR THE RICHMONDSHIRE MUSEUM.

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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
Probus Club
Venue: Richmondshire Cricket Club
Time: 10.30am
A talk for retired and professional business people.

Talk on "The Old Grammar School"

Free but please ring the Secretary on 10748 850385

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Thursday, 23rd August 2018
Talk: Sighing for a Soldier: the lure of the scarlet coattee
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 7pm - 8pm
In this talk, the Museum’s Director, Lynda Powell looks at the pleasures, opportunities and pitfalls of life in the North York Militia.

“She saw all the glories of the camp; its tents stretched forth in beauteous uniformity of lines, crowded with the young and gay, and dazzling with scarlet; and to complete the view, she saw herself seated beneath a tent, tenderly flirting with at least six officers at once.” Jane Austen’s description of Lydia Bennet in ‘Pride and Prejudice’

The attentions of the local female population were just one of the attractions on offer to men serving with the North York Militia in the 1800s.

This Museum Talk is part of Richmond’s GeorgeFest18 programme.

Price: £5


Book your tickets via 01748 826561, events@greenhowards.org.uk or on our website.

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Thursday, 23rd August 2018
Will's Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2pm
Take a walk round Richmond with our knowledgeable volunteer guide, Will, spotting the clues to its military past.



The wander takes about an hour, suitable for all the family.

It's FREE, but donations to the museum would be very gratefully received.

Meet at the museum.

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Thursday, 23rd August 2018
Ghost Walk
Venue: Meet at the entrance to Friary Gardens opposite the Theatre
Time: 6.30pm
A GeorgeFest18 event

Find out about Richmond’s Georgian ghosts in this entertaining walk with Rhoda Fraser (approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes).

Adults £4 Children £3 Under 5s free.
Advance booking required.
Tel: 07775 618472

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Friday, 24th August 2018 - Saturday, 25th August 2018
Tour of the Castle
Venue: Richmond Castle
Time: 2.00pm
A GeorgeFest18 event.

Discover the history of the Castle and what happened during the Georgian period.

No additional charge for tour. Normal admission charges apply. English Heritage members free of charge.
T: 01748 822493



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Friday, 24th August 2018
Georgian Sing-along
Venue: The Station
Time: 7.00pm
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

A GeorgeFest18 event.


SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Monday, 27th August 2018
Independent Art Exhibition
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 10am - 4pm. 1pm - 4pm Saturday 25/08/18
Exhibition of art by a small group of amateur artists from Darlington. Free admission with light refreshments available

The exhibition is open

1pm - 4pm Saturday 25/08/18
10am - 4pm Sunday 26/08/18
10pm - 4pm Monday 27/08/18

Tel. contact 07530813985

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Saturday, 25th August 2018
Gilbert and Sullivan Gala Concert
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 2.30pm
This afternoon concert is part of the 25th International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

It features the English tenor Nick Sales who works extensively with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, together with soprano Sarah Helsby Hughes, Artistic Director of Heritage Opera.

The concert will feature many highlights from the music of Strauss, Lehar, Romburg and others. Nick and Sarah will be accompanied by the Festival’s Musical Director, Andrew Nicklin.

Tickets cost £14 (includes £1 restoration levy) and are available from the Box Office or via the online bookings service.

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Saturday, 25th August 2018
Photography Workshop
Venue: Meet at The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 10.00am until 3.00pm
A GeorgeFest18 event.

Spend the day with local photographer Guy Carpenter, including a session covering the technical fundamentals of photography (suitable for complete beginners or people wanting to refresh their knowledge), followed by a photographic tour of Georgian Richmond. No previous experience is necessary and any camera is suitable.

Cost: £45 per person. Maximum of 12 so early booking is advised.
T: 07806 605031



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Saturday, 25th August 2018
Guided Town Walk
Venue: Meet at the Town Hall steps
Time: 2.15pm
A GeorgeFest18 event.

A guided walk (1 to 1.5 hours) revealing the town’s illustrious Georgian past.

FREE EVENT BUT DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR THE RICHMONDSHIRE MUSEUM.

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Saturday, 25th August 2018
Ghost Walk
Venue: Meet at the entrance to Friary Gardens opposite the Theatre
Time: 6.30pm
A GeorgeFest18 event.

Find out about Richmond’s Georgian ghosts in this entertaining walk with Rhoda Fraser (approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes).

Adults £4 Children £3 Under 5s free.
Advance booking required.
Tel: 07775 618472

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Saturday, 25th August 2018
St Mary’s Church Annual Plant / Produce Sale.
Venue: St Mary’s Parish Church
Time: 10am-5pm
This will incorporate various stalls including Books, CDs DVDs, Tombola, Raffle. There will be the Belles Tower Café, Bell Tower Tours.

Books, CDs, DVDs, Tombola, Raffle, Jams, Jellies, Chutneys, plants, and so much more. Home baking in the café, and the Bell Tower Tours. All are welcome

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Sunday, 26th August 2018
Guided Town Walk
Venue: Meet at the Town Hall steps
Time: 2.15pm
A GeorgeFest18 event.

A guided walk (1 to 1.5 hours) revealing the town’s illustrious Georgian past.

FREE EVENT BUT DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR THE RICHMONDSHIRE MUSEUM.

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Sunday, 26th August 2018
Ghost Walk
Venue: Meet at the entrance to Friary Gardens opposite the Theatre
Time: 2.30pm
A GeorgeFest18 event

Find out about Richmond’s Georgian ghosts in this entertaining walk with Rhoda Fraser (approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes).

Adults £4 Children £3 Under 5s free.
Advance booking required.
Tel: 07775 618472

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Sunday, 26th August 2018
Car boot sale
Venue: Crabtree Farm, Waters Lane, Gilling West
Time: 12 noon
Access for sellers to Field from 12 noon and for general public from 1 - 4pm.

Car parking available. Access fees:
Sellers = £8; General Public = £1 per adult; 50p per child.
Cake and other refreshments will be
will be available.

Funding will be in aid of St.Agatha's church.

Telephone contact: 01748 850158.

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Monday, 27th August 2018
Duck Club Sports Day
Venue: Richmondshire Cricket Club
Time: 1pm
Richmond Duck Club invites you to its annual Sports Day.

Fun for all the family.

Races for children of all ages, many other games and attractions, raffle, refreshments and lots of fun.

Races start from 2pm.

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Monday, 27th August 2018
Humphry Repton: An Exploration of Yorkshire's Georgian Landscapes
Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal (Paul Iles Learning Centre)
Time: 7.30pm
The 9 Yorkshire commissions of the renowned English landscape gardener Humphry Repton spanned 20 years between 1790 and 1810.

To mark the publication of their new book, Patrick Eyres and Karen Lynch will be offering insights into these commissions that included Wentworth Woodhouse, Rudding Hall, Mulgrave Castle, Harewood House and Oulton Hall.

This is a GeorgeFest18 event.

Tickets £6 from The Georgian Theatre Royal Box Office on 01748 825252.

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Monday, 27th August 2018
Photography Workshop
Venue: Meet at The Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 10.00am until 3.00pm
A GeorgeFest18 event.

Spend the day with local photographer Guy Carpenter, including a session covering the technical fundamentals of photography (suitable for complete beginners or people wanting to refresh their knowledge), followed by a photographic tour of Georgian Richmond. No previous experience is necessary and any camera is suitable.

Cost: £45 per person. Maximum of 12 so early booking is advised.
T: 07806 605031

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Tuesday, 28th August 2018
Drop-in research session
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 11am - 3pm
A drop-in research session for anyone thinking about getting involved with our Ribbon of Remembrance project.

We’d love anyone with a connection to someone involved in the First World War to share their story and help us create our ribbon. It’s easy to do, we’ll help you with the research and you don’t even need a connection to a Green Howard soldier to join in.
If this project’s something that appeals – just pop along and have a chat about the Ribbon.

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Wednesday, 29th August 2018
Septennial Boundary Riding
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 8.30am
A Richmond traditional walk following the town boundary.

The custom goes back to the Royal Charter given to the town by Elizabeth I in 1576 and is also confirmed under the Charter of Charles II 1668 that the Mayor, as Lord of the Manor, accompanied by his Councillors, Officers and townspeople should beat the bounds of the town every seven years.

Meet at the Town Hall @ 8.30am
Free parking for the day.

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Wednesday, 29th August 2018
Museum Family Fun
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2pm - 3.30pm
Children's activity session during the school holidays at the Green Howards Museum.

Drop in for a fun session based around objects from our amazing collection.
We could be looking at medals, uniforms, camouflage or far flung locations; whatever we choose there’s loads to learn and make during your visit.

The session is included in museum admission. Under 16s are FREE.

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Thursday, 30th August 2018
Will's Wander
Venue: The Green Howards Museum
Time: 2pm
Take a walk round Richmond with our knowledgeable volunteer guide, Will, spotting the clues to its military past.



The wander takes about an hour, suitable for all the family.

It's FREE, but donations to the museum would be very gratefully received.

Meet at the museum.

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