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Thousands of visitors flock to Springtime Live

Thousands of visitors flocked to Springtime Live yesterday (23 March 2024), for a hugely successful celebration of farming, food and the countryside. Springtime Live is hosted by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show and held on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. From pigs, sheep and alpacas, to ferrets, Shire horses and giant tortoises, youngsters could get up close to farm animals as well as enjoying free demonstrations and hands-on workshops. There was also Diggerland, ride on tractors provided by Ripon Farm Services, Moo Music and crafts, as well as tractor trailer rides supported by Russell’s.  
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Fashion industry veteran brings added chic Harrogate Fashion Week

Fashion industry veteran Robert de Keyser is adding to the swagger and chic of February’s bi-annual Harrogate Fashion Week by taking over the Majestic Hotel in the middle of the historic spa town for the three days of the event. From 4 to 6 February 2024, the hotel’s luxurious banqueting rooms will showcase the 20 stunning international fashion brands represented by Jonny Drama, the company he owns and runs with his daughter, Lara. The company will also be offering a minimum of 150 nights free accommodation, including breakfast at the hotel for buyers and retailers during the Fashion Week. There
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North Yorkshire churches throw open their doors for Yorkshire Churches Day

Hundreds of churches across North Yorkshire are preparing to welcome visitors for ‘Yorkshire Churches Day’ (YCD) on Saturday 16 September. Run by the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust (YHCT), Yorkshire Churches Day is a day where everyone is encouraged to visit their local place of worship even if they have never stepped foot inside a church before. It will be a day for those who are curious about the history and heritage of their local surroundings. The initiative has been warmly welcomed by Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York and President of the YHCT: Yorkshire Churches Day is a wonderful opportunity Harrogate Informer …


Rowers make a splash for Martin House this weekend

Teams of rowers will make a splash for cash this weekend when Martin House Children’s Hospice holds its Dragon Boat Race at Roundhay Park. More than 40 teams will battle to be crowned champions in the contest on Waterloo Lake on Sunday 25 June. Maddie Bentley, events manager at Martin House, said: The Dragon Boat Race is such a great spectacle – there are races every 10 minutes, so there’s plenty of fast and furious action to watch. We also have a tug of war competition, family funfair and plenty of food stalls, all the in beautiful setting of Roundhay Harrogate Informer …


Harrogate Community Choir Festival

The Harrogate Community Choir Festival will be held at Harrogate Theatre on Saturday 18th March. Six choirs from across the district will be performing together for the very first time. The Stray Notes Choir is delighted to host the Harrogate Community Choir Festival as a celebration of singing, and the joy which comes from being part of a choir community. The benefits of singing as part of a group are wide ranging and scientifically proven, including supporting mental and physical health and building community. From shower soloists to music reading experienced choristers and from rock to classical music, there is Harrogate Informer …


Children with cancer in Yorkshire enjoy some magical Christmas fun at the Candlelighters Christmas Party

The children’s cancer charity held its much-loved Christmas Party for the families it supports on Sunday 4th December in Bradford, with over 400 family members from across Yorkshire attending. For over 45 years, Candlelighters has supported families facing childhood cancer across Yorkshire by offering a range of practical, emotional and financial support services. Each year, Candlelighters holds a Christmas Party for the many families they support, providing an opportunity for these families to spend some much-needed time together, and have some fun and escapism from their day-to-day reality. This year’s Candlelighters Christmas Party took place on Sunday 4th December at Harrogate Informer …


Candlelit Christmas Remembrance at Stonefall Cemetery

Sunday 18th December, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) was pleased to host a Candlelit Christmas Remembrance at Stonefall Cemetery in Harrogate. The now-annual event was the inspiration of local mum Benji Walker who had seen images of CWGC cemeteries in Europe lit by candlelight. She said: The Candlelit Christmas Remembrance is a chance for the local community to gather to remember the sacrifice of the hundreds of CWGC casualties buried at Stonefall, many of them thousands of miles from home. I am delighted so many people attended to pay their respects today to mark the sacrifice of these brave Harrogate Informer …