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What's On Around Boroughbridge

Boroughbridge’s thriving programme of events throughout the year will appeal to the widest tastes of visitors!

The hugely popular Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show takes place each year in July and draws visitors, exhibitors and competitors from across the county for a great day out. 

As well as the traditional country show livestock and equestrian classes, enjoy displays of rural crafts and foods, terrier racing and dog agility, heavy horses, vintage vehicles and much more.  Truly something for everyone!

The town holds an Easter Walking Festival each year, celebrating its membership of the Walkers are Welcome Towns network.  It offers guided walks, taking in some of the fascinating local battlefield and Roman sites.

It could be down to the very fertile soil or the locals’ green fingers– but the cottage gardens around Boroughbridge are a riot of colour in Summer.  Many local villages hold open garden festivals – a wonderful opportunity to wander in and out of otherwise private gardens, to marvel at the blooms and perhaps partake of home baked cakes and a refreshing cup of tea while you take in your surroundings. 

Gardening is much celebrated in Boroughbridge with an annual Plot to Plate festival highlighting the allotment and the growing and cooking of home grown produce.

The Northern Aldborough Festival in June has developed a reputation over more than 20 years as a premier classical music event, bringing music to new audiences, in a range of venues where it might not otherwise be heard with an emphasis on showcasing young and new talent and commissioning new works.  Expect some very special performances!

Boroughbridge is the heart of a broad and rural community and local and village events are always taking place as the vibrant communities come together to celebrate their way of life and the unique texture of their special bit of Yorkshire.

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  1. The Northern Aldborough Festival

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    The Northern Aldborough Festival

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    Festival

    Boroughbridge

    The Northern Aldborough Festival was born in 1994, centred around the picturesque village of Aldborough near York. It has fast established itself as one of the most prestigious classical music events in the country and was recently described by the Times as ‘well on its way to being one of the...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jun 2017 To 1 Jul 2017
  2. Northern Aldborough Festival: Verdi's La Traviata

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    Northern Aldborough Festival: Verdi's La Traviata

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    Concert

    Boroughbridge

    Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose open the 2017 Northern Aldborough Festival with their new production, set in the Jazz Age, of La Traviata. The story of Violetta, a so-called 'fallen woman' who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover's family and future, La Traviata has...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jun 2017 To 22 Jun 2017
  3. Northern Aldborough Festival: Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)

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    Northern Aldborough Festival: Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)

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    Concert

    Boroughbridge

    Since bursting onto the scene in 2005 with his debut recording of works by Scarlatti, Yevgeny Sudbin's playing has attracted the highest awards and superlative reviews from the piano critics. To launch the inaugural 'Piano Weekend', The Northern Aldborough Festival welcomes a true modern titan of...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Jun 2017 To 23 Jun 2017
  4. Northern Aldborough Festival: James Baillieu & The Heath String Quartet

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    Northern Aldborough Festival: James Baillieu & The Heath String Quartet

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    Concert

    Boroughbridge

    The Heath Quartet, Aldborough alumni and recent winners of the 2016 Gramophone Award for Chamber Music, perform with the young South African pianist James Baillieu, whose extraordinary emergence recently led to the unique distinction of an eleven concert series in his name at the Wigmore Hall. The...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Jun 2017 To 24 Jun 2017
  5. Northern Aldborough Festival: Will Pickvance (piano/entertainer)

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    Northern Aldborough Festival: Will Pickvance (piano/entertainer)

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    Concert

    Boroughbridge

    What kind of father will the pianist be? And what kind of son was he to become a pianist? These grand questions lead Will Pickvance through his Pianohood - a virtuoso's variation on his life's theme.
    Sat at the piano under the light of a stand lamp, Will recounts, for his soon-to-be-born son,...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Jun 2017 To 24 Jun 2017
  6. Marton cum Grafton Open Gardens

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    Marton cum Grafton Open Gardens

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    Charity

    Boroughbridge

    On Sunday, 25th June 2017, 20 gorgeous gardens of Marton cum Grafton, North Yorkshire will be open to the public from 11.00am-5.00pm celebrating 25 years of open gardens. This fun-packed day, offers a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of the hidden and private gardens of this charming...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jun 2017 To 25 Jun 2017
  7. Northern Aldborough Festival: Gyles Brandreth's Word Play

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    Northern Aldborough Festival: Gyles Brandreth's Word Play

    Type

    Theatre

    Boroughbridge

    They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the former MP and Government Whip, regular on Just A Minute and longest surviving member of the Countdown team, takes us on a rollicking roller-coaster ride around his amazing world of words. Host of...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jun 2017 To 28 Jun 2017
  8. Northern Aldborough Festival: Close to you, Sinatra & the Hollywood String Quartet

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    Northern Aldborough Festival: Close to you, Sinatra & the Hollywood String Quartet

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    Concert

    Boroughbridge

    This classy reinvention of Close to You, one of the great Sinatra recordings, brings together an ensemble of twelve handpicked musicians chosen for their sound and empathy for this extraordinary music. Among them are jazz luminaries Matt Ford, a regular soloist with the John Wilson Orchestra,...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Jun 2017 To 29 Jun 2017
  9. Northern Aldboough Festival: Emma Johnson's Clarinet Goes to Town

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    Northern Aldboough Festival: Emma Johnson's Clarinet Goes to Town

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    Concert

    Boroughbridge

    Swing fascinates internationally-acclaimed clarinettist Emma Johnson. In her cool new programme accompanied by John Lenehan on piano and Paul Clarvis on percussion she will explore some of the elements - ragtime, cakewalks and spirituals - that fused together an explosion of popular culture in the...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jun 2017 To 30 Jun 2017
  10. Northern Aldborough Festival: L

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    Northern Aldborough Festival: L

    Type

    Music

    Boroughbridge

    TAKE THAT (Tribute) VS WEST LIFE (Tribute)!

    Imagine the world's most famous boy bands battling it out on stage? Well, that is exactly what the Aldborough Festival are proposing - or as near as!

    The Battle of the Boybands is taking on Saturday 1st July 2017 in the Grounds of Aldborough Manor at...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2017 To 1 Jul 2017
  11. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Show

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    Aldborough & Boroughbridge Show

    Type

    Agricultural Show

    Boroughbridge

    Dates

    From:
    23 Jul 2017 To 23 Jul 2017
  12. Artrageous August at Beningbrough

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    Artrageous August at Beningbrough

    Type

    Workshop

    Boroughbridge

    Workshops will be running 12,30pm - 3.30pm in the Hayloft.

    Hayloft accessed by stairs only.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Aug 2017 To 31 Aug 2017
  13. A young boy searching for bugs in the grass.

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    50 things Fridays at Beningbrough Hall

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Boroughbridge

    You can do many of the '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4s' play list at Beningbrough. On Fridays in August we're putting on some of the trickier challenges to help you complete the list.

    Friday 5 - find your way with a map and compass, 12 noon and 2pm

    Friday 12 - discover what lives...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Aug 2017 To 26 Aug 2017
  14. Bulb Planting Bonanza at Beningbrough Hall

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    Bulb Planting Bonanza at Beningbrough Hall

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    Participatory Event

    Harrogate

    Leave a flowering legacy by helping us to complete our mission to plant 300,000 bulbs in Beningbrough’s 300th year for the new ‘Ha-Ha walk’. As a follow up to the successful snow drop planting in February half-term we want your help to plant the remaining 100k to meet our birthday year target...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Sep 2017 To 25 Sep 2017
  15. Changing fortunes of a grand country estate exhibition at Beningbrough

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    Changing fortunes of a grand country estate exhibition at Beningbrough

    Type

    Exhibition

    Boroughbridge

    The display continues the celebrations for Beningbrough Hall's 300th year with a look into the archives.

    The Hayloft room is accessed by stairs only.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Sep 2017 To 23 Oct 2017

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