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Families enjoyed May Day at Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival

Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival was a huge hit after three-year COVID break – kindly sponsored by Wolseley. The Ripon Cathedral Beer festival was the place to be in Ripon this bank holiday Monday with 1,250 adults coming to enjoy a few beers to support the cathedral. Overcast skies failed to deter visitors and £18,000 was raised; this will help fund the music, heritage conservation and the education programme at Ripon Cathedral. The beer festival rounded off a long weekend of celebratory events and worship as Ripon Cathedral launched its 1350th anniversary celebrations, with lots more to come later this month Harrogate Informer…


Artisan markets in Knaresborough and Harrogate Valley Gardens cancelled for this weekend

This weekend’s artisan markets in Knaresborough and Harrogate Valley Gardens have been forced to cancel because of predicted strong winds and rain on both Saturday and Sunday. Knaresborough Monthly Artisan Market, which was due to take place tomorrow, Saturday February 5th, was set to feature 45 artisans, selling food, drink, crafted goods and gifts in the Market Place. Little Bird Markets, who also run events in Easingwold and Wetherby, have been looking forward to being back at Harrogate Valley Gardens on Sunday February 6th since their successful debut as part of the town’s Christmas Markets in December. But the predicted Harrogate Informer…


Number of events at Harrogate Convention Centre remains broadly level over the last 5-years

As the Harrogate Convention Centre is looking for further public money to redevelop its facilities, we have taken a look at the number of events held each year. We have found that the Harrogate Convention Centre is difficult to work with on news items, so we resorted to using the Freedom of Information (FOI) system. This was not ideal, and not the preferred way of working with an organisation. Information was returned by Harrogate Borough Council on the new events per year, total events held and the name of the new events. They have refused to give the total events Harrogate Informer…