The Story of Christmas

StoryXmaspicYou are invited to attend a new ambitious production at Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm. This has been specially written for Ripon Cathedral to help raise funds for the Cathedral Choir and Music Trust. This will be a powerful interpretation, through acting, dance and singing carols, of the story of The Nativity with local actors bringing to life an adult version of the Story of Christmas and the journey to Bethlehem.

John Middleton (retired vicar on Emmerdale and awarded actor) will be the narrator and three dances are being choreographed especially for this evening by the Academy of the Northern Ballet. Evocative and reverent music will be accompanied by The Cathedral Choir and the Ripon Grammar School choir. The production will also feature a donkey a belly dancer and a few other surprises along the way!

Tickets are available to buy online and from the Cathedral Shop www.riponcathedral.org.uk/event/storyofchristmas

Great Ouseburn Beer Festival

The eighth annual Great Ouseburn Beer Festival will be held on Saturday 7th October from 1pm till 11pm.

There will be live music from two fantastic local bands. No Direction take to the stage first, followed by Citizen Smith to close the night. There will be over 20 beers, ciders, Fizz and hot food served all day.

The festival has now raised in excess of £40,000 for local charities including Open Country, Henshaws College, Jennyruth Workshops, Candlelighters and St Michael’s Hospice, along with Great Ouseburn Village Organisations including the Village Hall, Cricket Club, Football Club, Primary School and both Ouseburn Parish Churches. This year we continue to support the Great Ouseburn Village Organisations along with The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Harrogate based Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.

For more information, see www.greatouseburnbeerfestival.co.uk