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Talks and Lectures

Have your interests captured on a range of subjects at one of the informative talks that take place across the Harrogate District.

Educational talks and lectures are taking place regularly with topics ranging from local history to an artist’s life and work, from life changing personal experiences to authors sharing the inspiration to their characters and stories.

The History Festival, Literature Festival and the world's greatest Crime Festival all feature thought-provoking, illuminating and entertaining speakers and our music festivals often include conductors, composers or other experts who will enhance your understanding of a performance with a preview talk beforehand.

The strong gardening focus in the area menas our gardens and flower shows regularly present national and local experts to provide horticultural tips and gardening advice.

Our stately homes and historic buildings often provide a magnificent or atmospheric backdrop to a lecture, often shedding new light on the building in which you are sitting.   It is also worth keeping an eye open for guided tours of these properties.

Harrogate District’s museums and galleries frequently feature talks about new exhibitions and offer many learning experiences for both young and old.

Of course talks do not need to be static. There are also plenty of opportunities to let a local expert give you a guided tour of part or all of our district. Be it on foot, by bike or in a car there is always someone here to tell you more about our fantastic area.

Finally, a recent addition to the cultural calendar is the Salon North series, hosted by the Harrogate International Festivals, consisting of a cabaret-style night of the most stimulating ideas in art, science and psychology designed to change your life for the better.

Whatever your passion or interest, with a regular programme of events from a host of popular organisers you’re sure to find an event taking place perfect for you when you visit .

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Ongoing Events

  1. Martin Bell: Literary Lunch

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    Martin Bell: Literary Lunch

    Type

    Harrogate International Festivals

    Harrogate

    Join war correspondent and author, Martin Bell, for a lunch to remember.

    War and The Death of News – out this Summer –  is a compelling account that mixes autobiography, reportage and a ‘state of the nation’ survey of wartime reporting from one of the outstanding TV journalists of our time....

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2017 To 25 Apr 2017
  2. Your Local History Archives

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    Your Local History Archives

    Type

    Lecture

    Harrogate

    Join expert archivist Anthony Hughes from North Yorkshire County Record Office as he leads you through a journey of discovery of local archival treasures.

    £6 places are limited please book tickets in advance, tel 01423 556188 or email museums@harrogate.gov.uk

    Dates

    From:
    10 May 2017 To 10 May 2017
  3. Diversity in Art & Literature

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    Diversity in Art & Literature

    Type

    Lecture

    Harrogate

    A Literary Review at the Crown Hotel. This event is free thanks to the Manager and staff at The Crown Hotel. An evening with James Nash looking at literature with stories and poetry celebrating Diversity. Discussion on Diversity in literature. Awards for best literature work will be given out.

    Dates

    From:
    15 May 2017 To 15 May 2017
  4. Diversity In Action

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    Diversity In Action

    Type

    Lecture

    Harrogate

    An evening with local organisations sharing their stories of working with diversity.

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2017 To 16 May 2017
  5. Diversity in Sport

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    Diversity in Sport

    Type

    Lecture

    Harrogate

    A discussion on diversity in Sports. Recently Harrogate Town have been addressing Homophobia. An evening with Daniel McGreachie, Head of Communication Harrogate Town AFC

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2017 To 17 May 2017
  6. Performing Arts and Diversity

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    Performing Arts and Diversity

    Type

    Lecture

    Harrogate

    An evening celebrating Diversity in song and drama.

    Dates

    From:
    18 May 2017 To 18 May 2017
  7. Faithful Conversations

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    Faithful Conversations

    Type

    Lecture

    Harrogate

    Faithful Conversations at The Crown Hotel. Humanist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian views on what it means to be diverse. A discussion with those of faith, and none, on how Diversity and Inclusion should be integrated.

    Dates

    From:
    19 May 2017 To 19 May 2017
  8. Harrogate Turkish Baths Guided Tours

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    Harrogate Turkish Baths Guided Tours

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Harrogate

    Guided tour of Harrogate's iconic Turkish Baths every Wednesday 9am-10am. Fee payable.

    Please note Tours are subject to availability

    Venue

    Turkish Baths & Health Spa, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017 To 31 Dec 2017

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