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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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  1. 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 2018 To 31 Dec 2018
  2. Crime Author Event at Harrogate Library

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    Crime Author Event at Harrogate Library

    Type

    Lecture

    Harrogate

    A bumper afternoon of murder and mystery is guaranteed at Harrogate Library on Saturday 10th March at 1pm.
    With 7 authors attending, each will read an extract from their work and then take part in a question & answer session. This is a great opportunity to meet the people behind your favourite...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Mar 2018 To 10 Mar 2018
  3. Heritage Open Days at the Royal Pump Room Museum

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    Heritage Open Days at the Royal Pump Room Museum

    Type

    Historic

    Harrogate

    Enjoy free entry to the Royal Pump Room Museum.  Heritage Open days celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or usually charge for admission.  Discover other interesting local places to visit www...

    Venue

    Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    15 Sep 2018 To 16 Sep 2018

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