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Events & Activities – Autumn 2023



‘Through the Decades 40s, 50s, 60s, & 70s’: 14–15 Oct, North Yorkshire Moors Railway North York Moors Dark Skies Fringe Festival: 27 Oct– 5 Nov, North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s ‘Light Spectacular Express’: 27 Oct– 5 Nov,

North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s ‘Santa Specials’: 25 Nov–24 Dec,

See for more events, workshops and guided walks.



‘200 Years of Collecting’: until 3 Dec, Exhibition Gallery, Whitby Museum, celebrating the Bicentenary of the Museum and a history of wonderful objects from the collection,

‘200 Years of Fashion’: until 3 Dec, Costume Gallery, Whitby Museum, celebrating the changing face of fashion over the last two centuries,

Musicport Festival: 20–22 Oct, Whitby Pavilion

Illuminated Whitby Abbey: 21–31 Oct; also, Halloween Half Term at Whitby Abbey (21 Oct–5 Nov),

Whitby Goth Weekend: 27–29 Oct,

Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival: 27–28 Oct,

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society presents Agatha Christie’s ‘A Murder Is Announced’: 10–12 Nov, 7.30pm,

Live Music Night: 11 Nov, 7pm, Brunswick Centre, David Neil Crabtree & Sons of Sheila – Rob Smith, Paul Whittaker & David Neil Crabtree Ensemble performing lively upbeat covers in aid of the Zambezi Sunrise Trust

Whitby Christmas Market & Festival: 18–20 Nov, Front Marina Car Park, Langbourne Road,

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Co presents ‘Shrek, The Musical JR’: 30 Nov–2 Dec

Tom Rolfe Productions present ‘Cinderella’: 8–9 Dec,

Eliza Carthy & Jon Boden’s Wassail: 10 Dec,

St Hilda’s Studios present the Ballet ‘The Sleeping Beauty’: 16 Dec, 2.30pm, a classic tale set to Tchaikovsky’s score,

Whitby’s Apollo Players present ‘Hansel & Gretel’: 15–20 Jan, 7pm,



Concert: Martin and Jakob Skimp: 24 Oct, 7.30pm, Joan of Arc Hall, playing Bach, Beethoven, Grieg, Martinu; tickets £10 on the door



Exhibition: ‘The Secret Life of Hedgerows’: Until 6 Nov, Inspired by… Gallery, Danby Lodge,

Danby Christmas Fair: 11–12 Nov, 10am–3pm, Danby Village Hall, stalls, handmade gifts

Christmas Craft Fair: 11–14 Nov, 11am–3pm, Danby Lodge,

Exhibition: ‘Inspired by Christmas’: 11 Nov– 14 Jan, Inspired by… Gallery, Danby Lodge,

‘Stepping into a story wonderland’: 25 Nov– 5 Jan, Sutton Bank and Danby Lodge NP Centres,

‘Xmas Shopping Weekend’: 25–26 Nov, Sutton Bank and Danby Lodge NP Visitor Centres,



Fear in the Forest: 30 Oct, first walk starts 5.30pm, last walk 8pm, Dalby Forest Courtyard

Winter Solstice Yoga Special: 20 Dec, 6.30–8.30pm

Booking and more events and workshops at:



Johnny Dowd: 9 Mar 2024, 7.30pm, The Bandroom,



A Night at the Music Hall: 10 Nov, 7.30pm (7pm early doors), Robinson Institute, fun and frolics with Glaisdale Cloggers, String Lizard, Patchwork, Fagin’s Gang, Miss Marple & Hercule Poirot, plus celebrated Local Artistes, BYO tipple and nibbles, refreshments, exit collection to Retina UK; cafe-style tables – reserve a table: 07958 193079

Jamie’s Gym ‘The Ultimate Workout’: Circuit training tailored to your needs, Mondays 7.30–8.30pm, £5, Robinson Institute; email



Dogwood Productions present ‘Another Winter’s Tale’: 14 Nov, 7.30pm at Saltburn Arts Centre,



Vi’s Community Cafe at St Matthew’s Church: every Thursday, 10.30am–3pm, homemade soup, cakes, hot butties, teas and coffees, supporting Ukraine.

Pumpkin Competition & Halloween Games: 29 Oct, 6–8pm, MPD Shed end of Grosmont Foot Tunnel (see page 145) Artisan Market: 19 Nov, 11am–3pm, St Matthew’s Church

Christmas Wreath Display: 18 Dec onwards, St Matthew’s Church, free entry



Exhibitions: Until 4 Nov – Jonny Hannah, ‘Shipbuilders and Fisherfolk’; 18 Nov–13 Jan – Hartlepool Art Club’s 76th Annual Exhibition; at Hartlepool Art Gallery,



Guided Walks and Health Walks: Loftus ACCORD walking group, free walks, no booking needed:



Farewell to Henwen: 27 Oct, Village Hall, 7.30pm, free entry

Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend: 2–3 Dec,



1812 Theatre Co presents ‘The Kitchen Sink’: 19–21 Oct, Helmsley Arts Centre,

Night Time Bike Riding Introduction: 27 Oct, Sutton Bank NP Centre,

Exhibition: ‘Something Old, Something New’: Until 12 Nov, Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole (closed on Fridays), bridal gowns through the ages, 

Exhibition: ‘Drawn Together’: Until 12 Nov, Ryedale Folk Museum, 

HAC Studio Bar Open Mic Night: 11 Nov, 7.30pm, Helmsley Arts Centre,

York Guildhall Orchestra – A Tribute to Jean Kershaw: 19 Nov, 3pm,

Malton’s First St Clement’s Festival: 25 Nov, Malton Market Place, 10am–8pm, celebrating winter, harvest, music and blacksmithing,

North York Moors Chamber Music Concert: 25 Nov, 7pm, All Saint’s Church, Helmsley, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Strauss, £15, / 07722 038990

‘Stepping into a story wonderland’: 25 Nov– 5 Jan, Sutton Bank and Danby Lodge NP Centres,

Christmas Shopping Weekend: 25–26 Nov, Sutton Bank and Danby Lodge NP Visitor Centres,

Christmas Shopping Weekend: 25–26 Nov, Ryedale Folk Museum,

1812 Pantomime ‘Cinderella’: 2–10 Dec, 2.30 & 7.30pm, Helmsley Arts Centre,

Helmsley Christmas Tree Festival: 2–16 Dec, All Saints Church

Christmas Strings – a Festive Feast of Harp & Guitar: 15 Dec, 7.30pm, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Helmsley Arts Centre,

Dyad Productions present ‘A Christmas Carol’: 17 Dec, 7.30pm, Helmsley Arts Centre,

National Theatre Live – ‘Dear England’: 25 Jan, 7pm, new play by James Graham starring Joseph Fiennes, gripping examination of nation and game, Helmsley Arts Centre,



Saltburn Farmers’ Market: 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec,

Saltburn 53 Theatre Co presents ‘Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’: 19–21 Oct, 7.30pm at Saltburn Arts Centre,

Seaside Folk with The Lost Trades: 27 Oct, 7.30pm, Saltburn Arts Centre,

The Colin Holt Band: 3 Nov, 7.30pm, Saltburn Arts Centre,

Dogwood Productions present ‘Another Winter’s Tale’: 15 Nov, 7.30pm at Saltburn Arts Centre,

Saltburn Annual Beer Festival: 17–18 Nov, 11am–5pm, Saltburn Arts Centre,

Jazz Night with Alligator Gumbo: 1 Dec, 7.30pm at Saltburn Arts Centre,

Robin Hood – The Modern Christmas Panto!: 20 Dec, 7pm, age 4+



Dogwood Productions present ‘Another Winter’s Tale’: 12 Nov, 7.30pm at Saltburn Arts Centre, 



Scarborough Symphony Orchestra Concerts: 25 Nov (Panufnik, Mozart, Saint-Saëns); 10 Feb 2024 (Boulanger, Fauré, Foulds, Tomasi), 7.15pm, Methodist Central Hall, Queen Street, YO11 1HQ,

‘Thor’s Great Big Adventure’: 12–23 Dec, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Xmas show for under 6s,



Children’s Halloween Craft Workshops: 20 & 27 Oct, Liverton Village Hall, no booking required

Record Fair: 22 Oct, 1am–4pm, Apple Orchard Garden Nursery, Marks Lane, Skelton-in-Cleveland, presented by Willoughby Records, free entry

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine: 31 Oct, Middlesbrough Town Hall, Bruch’s Violin Concerto,

‘She: The Show’: 4 Nov, 8pm, Middlesbrough Town Hall, celebrating some of the most inspiring pop/rock SHEroes in music

Classical Café presents ‘The Nutcracker’: 19 Nov, 3pm, Middlesbrough Town Hall,

Chapterhouse Theatre Co presents ‘A Christmas Carol’: 22–23 Nov, Middlesbrough Theatre

Royal Northern Sinfonia: 23 Nov, 7.30pm, Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, Middlesbrough Town Hall,

Classical Café presents ‘Teesside Gilbert & Sullivan Society’: 10 Dec, 3pm, Middlesbrough Town Hall,

100 Voices Christmas Concert: 21 Dec, 7.30pm, led by MD Jeanette Wainwright, one of the largest choirs in the North East will be joined this year by the South Tees NHS choir, Middlesbrough Town Hall,

Royal Northern Sinfonia Viennese New Year’s Concert: 2 Jan, 3pm, Handel’s Messiah, Middlesbrough Town Hall,

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