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Meeting House Court, Helmsley, York, YO62 5DW

1812 Social

Take part in an evening of fun, games, food and drink with 1812 Theatre Company and Youth Theatre and learn more about what they do.

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Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 19:30

Acting In Unconventional Spaces: Workshop

The chance for actors to explore performance in non-theatrical spaces. Includes a masterclass with director Helena Fox and the opportunity to work on staging text-based, devised or responsive performances.

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Sun 7 Sep

Be My Baby: 1812 Theatre Company

This moving play by Amanda Whittington explores the two-month stay of an unmarried girl who wants to keep her baby in a Church-run maternity home in the 1960s.

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Wed 22 Oct

£10 ( £9; £9; £9; Children £9 under 16s)

  • 19:30
Thu 23 Oct

£10 ( £9; £9; £9; Children £9 under 16s)

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Fri 24 Oct

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Sat 25 Oct

£10 ( £9; £9; £9; Children £9 under 16s)

  • 19:30

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

The Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
  • 2014

Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

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Sun 21 Dec
  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Bolshoi
  • 2008
  • Russia
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Cast: Svetlana Zakharova, Sergey Filin, Gennady Yanin

The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet presents 'The Pharaoh's Daughter', Marius Petipa's ballet about Englishman Lord Wilson who dreams of ancient Egypt.

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Sun 23 Nov
  • 15:00

Bouncers

  • Written by: John Godber

John Godber's comic play about the 1980s' club scene.

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Sat 15 Nov

£13 ( £12; £12; £12; Children £6.50 under 18s)

  • 19:30

Carol Messham

Works in watercolour, taking inspiration from plants and flowers growing in gardens, the wider countryside and the artist's own allotment. This year the themes within her paintings include birds, butterflies and bees.

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Tue 30 Sep

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  • 09:00 – 18:30
Wed 1 Oct

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Thu 9 Oct

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Fri 10 Oct

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Sat 11 Oct

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Sun 12 Oct

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Mon 13 Oct

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Wed 15 Oct

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Sun 19 Oct

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Wed 22 Oct

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Thu 23 Oct

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Fri 24 Oct

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Christmas By The Fireside

Sun 30 Nov

£10 inc mince pies

  • 19:30

The Christmassy Christmas Show Of Christmassy Christmasness

Squashbox Theatre's new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings.

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Sun 30 Nov

£7 (Children £5.50 under 18s)

  • 14:30

Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular rags-to-riches fairy tale.

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Sat 6 Dec

£13 ( £12; £12; £12; £34; Children £7 under 18s)

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Sun 7 Dec

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Tue 9 Dec

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Wed 10 Dec

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Thu 11 Dec

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Fri 12 Dec

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Sat 13 Dec

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Sun 14 Dec

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  • 14:30

Clare Simmonds: Douglas Finch, Beethoven, Stevenson, Galvin

  • Written by: Galvin

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Sat 13 Sep

£10

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Dave B

Fri 10 Oct

£14 (£13)

  • 19:30

David AJ Walshaw

Contemporary landscape watercolours capturing the scenery of Long Preston, to the west of the Yorkshire Dales.

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Tue 2 Sep

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Fri 26 Sep

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Faustus

Faustus

The three-piece comprised of members of Bellowhead and other outfits, perform traditional English folk music.

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Sat 18 Oct

£13

  • 19:45

Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Shostakovich, Beethoven

  • Written by: Beethoven

Classical evening including a Shostakovich and a Beethoven Quartet featuring Lucy Russell violin, Marcus Barcham-Stevens violin, Alan George viola and Heather Tuach cello.

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Sun 16 Nov

£20

  • 19:30

The Friends Quiz

Take part in a quiz night in order to raise funds for the Arts Centre.

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Fri 31 Oct

£7

  • 19:30

Helmsley Decorative & Fine Arts Society: On Either Side Of No Man's Land: British And German Artists Of The 1914-1918 War: Lecture

Clare Ford-Wille gives a lecture exploring the British Government sponsored images of the War To End All Wars.

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Mon 6 Oct
Auditorium

£10; £40 9 lectures

  • 19:30

Helmsley Decorative & Fine Arts Society:The Art Of Waterloo: Lecture

A lecture by Peter Warwick, a recognised authority on Waterloo, the bicentenary of which is in 2015. Waterloo was a defining moment in European history and he will show how artists have interpreted the event and so influenced our understanding of what actually happened.

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Mon 3 Nov

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  • 19:30

Holy Moly & The Crackers

The Newcastle-based six-piece band plays its Gypsy folk-rock material.

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Sat 22 Nov

£10

  • 19:30

How To Write For Children: Workshop

Wed 24 Sep

£90 10 sessions

  • 09:30 – 11:30

Little Monsters: Lifesize Self-portraits! (Ages 9-13)

Artist Andrew Dalton leads a Halloween workshop. Create and decorate monstrous self-portraits. Suitable for ages nine to 13.

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Mon 27 Oct

£20

  • 10:00 – 15:30

Mandela: Let Freedom Reign

This electrifying one-hour show performed by Darryl Van Leer, tells the story of Nelson Mandela from his early life until he became leader of the ANC.

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Thu 30 Oct

£11 (£10)

  • 19:30

Mary Bonner and Maggie Morton

An exhibition of works influenced by local buildings, landscapes and seascapes, observing textures and designs, using mixed media, acrylic and pen and wash.

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Tue 28 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 15:00
Wed 29 Oct

Free

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Thu 30 Oct

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Fri 31 Oct

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Sat 1 Nov

Free

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Sun 2 Nov

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Mon 3 Nov

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Tue 4 Nov

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Wed 5 Nov

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Thu 6 Nov

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Fri 7 Nov

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Sat 8 Nov

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Sun 9 Nov

Free

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Mon 10 Nov

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Tue 11 Nov

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Wed 12 Nov

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Thu 13 Nov

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Fri 14 Nov

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Sat 15 Nov

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Sun 16 Nov

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Mon 17 Nov

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Tue 18 Nov

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Wed 19 Nov

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Thu 20 Nov

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Fri 21 Nov

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New British Winds: Paul Taffanel, Ligeti, Mozart, Ferenc Farkas, William Mahias

  • Written by: William Mahias

The group performs works by Mathias, Mozart, Farkas, Taffanel and Ligeti.

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Sun 5 Oct

£10

  • 15:00 – 16:00

New Community Choir For Adults Giving Voice With Em Whitfield Brooks

Em Whitfield Brooks leads community choir sessions. No experience is necessary. Suitable for participants over the age of 16.

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Tue 9 Sep
Tue 30 Sep

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Tue 14 Oct

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Tue 21 Oct

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NextSteps: Workshop

Use creative techniques, such as mask making, to develop confidence and build self-esteem in a workshop led by Lynn Waits. Suitable for adults who benefit from a supportive environment.

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Tue 2 Sep

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Tue 16 Sep

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Tue 23 Sep

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Tue 30 Sep

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Tue 7 Oct

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Tue 21 Oct

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Tue 28 Oct

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A Night With The Light!: York Light Opera Company

A selection of songs from the shows, including Barnum, Ragtime, Guys 'n' Dolls, Miss Saigon, Fiddler On The Roof and lots more.

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Sat 1 Nov

£8 (£6)

  • 19:30

Northern Showtime Orchestra

Fri 26 Sep

£14 (£13)

  • 19:30

The Queen's Knickers

Queen's Knickers

This storytelling session is Nicholas Allan's The Queen's Knickers which ponders what Her Maj wears under her fancy dresses and jackets. Fancy dress optional.

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Fri 10 Oct

£7 (Children £5.50)

  • 13:15

A Sparrowhawk's Lament

Author David Cobham discusses the life and neglect of birds of prey. The talk also includes images by wildlife artist Bruce Pearson who illustrated the book A Sparrowhawk's Lament.

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Fri 19 Sep

£8

  • 19:30

Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me

  • 2014

A live event to mark the publication of Stephen Fry's brand new volume of memoirs More Fool Me. Get a sneak preview of the new book: a heady tale of the late eighties and early nineties in which Stephen - driven to create, perform and entertain - burned bright and partied hard and damn the consequences.

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Wed 1 Oct
  • 19:15

Stephen G Bird

An exhibition of the artist's paintings which incorporate narrative imagery related to literary and biblical themes, mythology and folk tale. His constant preoccupation is with the language of drawing.

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Sat 22 Nov

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Yoga And The City Of Gold

Renowned yoga teacher James Boag incorporates live storytelling, poetry, song and interpretation into a solo performance.

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Thu 2 Oct

£10

  • 19:30

Young Jazz Musicians

A performance by student musicians.

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Sat 8 Nov

£10

  • 19:30

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