Great Exhibition of the North Update

Harrogate has not made the shortlist to host the Great Exhibition of the North despite

Criminal Success for Festival

The 14th Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival was a resounding sell-out success, selling 14,000

Change Of Conductor

Heiko Mathias Förster to replace Libor Pesek in Festival Finale, Sunday 31 July, 8pm

Change to Programme

Peter Robinson to replace Neil Cross, Sunday 24 July, 11.30am Due

Moving On – A Blog

There are more than two types of composers, but it is clear that some like

July’s Book of The Month

Security by Gina Wolhsdorf is a frightening, inventive, and stylistically provocative

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Love from Boy: Roald Dahl’s Letters to his Mother edited by Donald Sturrock This year

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On Duty with the Queen: My Time as a Buckingham Palace Press Secretary by Dickie

Life Begins at 50…

Celebrating the Festival's BIG Anniversary Year After 50 years of welcoming the world's best

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The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett When I picked up Jamie Bartlett’s book I did

Great Exhibition of the North #HarrogateToHost

Harrogate has officially bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018.

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After the Storm – Vince Cable Politicians are on the whole too consumed

June’s Book of the Month

Michel Bussi is the author of the bestseller , After

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“On Shakespeare’s Sonnets: A Poets’ Celebration” edited by Hannah Crawforth by Mark Sheldon  

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A Space Traveller’s Guide to the Solar System – Mark Thompson by John Carter

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The Boys of 66: The Unseen Story Behind England’s World Cup Glory by John

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Paris Spring by James Naughtie. by Phil Parkinson   In his novel, the

50th Anniversary Ball

We are delighted to invite you to join us as we celebrate 50 years

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Conversations with Paul McCartney by Paul Du Noyer by Pauline Sellers   To

Clarinettist Anna Hashimoto muses on Young Musician Platforms

I wonder if this sounds familiar to anyone: we start an instrument and fall in