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ARTS FOR EVERYONE IN RYEDALE - AND BEYOND!
Helmsley Arts Centre is a meeting place for the creatively curious; a community-led, social hive with opportunities to be creative and experience high-quality arts and culture.
Our community is the core of HAC: The 1812 Theatre Company and 1812 Youth Theatre; our volunteers; outreach projects with local schools; Youth Training programmes; Harminis; Community partnerships; HAC Singers; Ryedale Writers; Friday Morning Café and more!
Our events offer the broadest range of theatre, music of all genres, comedy, spoken word, talks, exhibitions, classes, workshops, courses, cinema, live screenings from National Theatre Live as well as half term, holiday and weekly activities for all ages across all art forms, from ballet, yoga and creative writing to crafts, musical theatre and a huge variety of art exhibitions throughout the year.
Illustration courtesy of Tony Husband
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Did you know Helmsley Arts Centre is a charity?
You can help us meet our annual fundraising target of £80,000 to keep our doors open for the community.
There are many ways you can get involved and help secure our future:
Make a one-off or regular donation via our website or Box Office - Be part of a community giving back
Become a Patron - A regular donor making a huge difference
Become a Sponsor - Sponsor an event, a production, a young person’s membership and more
Name a Seat - Personalise your very own seat in the auditorium
Leave a Legacy Gift - A gift for future generations
Join Easyfundraising www.easyfundraising.co.uk - Shop online and support us
Host a Fundraising event - A sponsored sing, a cake stall, gala dinner...
As a registered charity (1058130) Helmsley Arts Centre can claim Gift Aid on donations. If you are a UK tax payer, for every £1 you give, we can claim an extra 25p from HMRC.
For more information on how you can support HAC:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Call 01439 771700
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Would you like to meet new people, learn new skills and support your local Arts Centre? Why not come along to our coffee, cake and conversation mornings and find out how you can get involved?
Tuesdays 10.30am until 12noon Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12
Our Volunteering opportunities include:
Artist Liaison Front of House
Friday Café Exhibitions
Box Office Gardening Bar Staff (training provided)
For further information about volunteering, please contact HAC’s Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Barker on 01439 771704 or email: email@example.com
Friends Of Helmsley Arts Centre
We are looking for eager volunteers with a passion for the arts to join the Friends of HAC committee to organise social and fundraising events throughout the year. If you’d like to meet new people, support your local Arts venue and get involved email Natasha firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Friend
To sign up for an annual membership for just £20 contact the Box Office 01439 771700 / email@example.com
100 Club Lottery!
Take part in our 100 club lottery: for as little as £3 per month you’ll not only be helping HAC but may also win a cash prize in the monthly draw. Draws are made at the last Friday Café of the month.
Entry forms from the Box Office or visit www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/getinvolved/friends
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1812 Theatre Company
The 1812 Theatre Company is our in-house amateur company, with a rich and varied show history, producing four productions and the everpopular 1812 Pantomime each year. We’re always keen to welcome new members. Whatever age, with or without experience, there are many ways you can join in: on or offstage! The 1812 also has a play reading group which is open to all and provides an opportunity to read a variety of scripts.
Contact Jean Sheridan on 01439 772388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1812 Youth Theatre
The 1812 Youth Theatre meets weekly in term time to take part in workshops, or rehearsals for productions, or to devise projects. Members are encouraged to develop their acting skills, to learn about the technical and ‘backstage’ aspects of theatre and to explore new ideas. Working to create good theatre takes a lot of discipline and commitment - to the production and to everyone else in it. It’s also a lot of fun. Working together like this does a lot to increase our members’ self-confidence and their ability to express themselves and to communicate.
Group 1 | 5-7yrs | Wednesday | 4 - 5pm Group 2 | 8-10yrs | Wednesday | 5 - 6pm Group 3 | 11-13yrs | Tuesday | 4.30 - 6pm Group 4 | 14-18yrs | Tuesday | 6 - 8pm
Cost: £55 per term
To join or for more info contact Youth Theatre Director Natasha Jones email@example.com
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CLASSES, ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
BALLET - JILL THOMAS SCHOOL OF BALLET
Children’s classes are held on a Saturday in term time from 10am for children 3+, with Mrs Jill Robertson, a qualified and registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance.
Ladies’ Class held on a Monday, 11am - 12noon - all standards welcome For more info contact Jill: firstname.lastname@example.org 01642 762911
CREATIVE CONNECTIONS WITH HANNAH TURLINGTON
Tuesdays 6 - 8pm | See website for details
FREE - book via HAC website or Box Office 01439 771700
A free weekly session to get creative and connect with others in a relaxed enviroment. You can bring your own creative project along, or you could learn a new creative skill with resources provided and support from artist Hannah Turlington. Hannah will suggest ways in which you can continue your creativity at home in a very short space of time. This is completely voluntary.
More info at www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/classes
Mondays 7 - 8.15pm | £6 per session paid by half term
Book at www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/classes or call HAC Box Office 01439 771700
Be part of a friendly and social singing group, meet new people and develop your singing voice with singing leader Jessa Liversidge. The sessions will cover a wide range of music, including pop, folk and other uplifting eclectic styles. Whatever your singing ability or experience, you are welcome to take part.
HARMINIS! WITH KATE TYSON
Fridays in term time | 10am - 11am
Book your place at www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/classes
Classes are £6.50 per session booked on a termly basis. Sibling rate, £4.50. FREE for babies under 1 when they come with their older sibling!
Have a magical, exciting hour with your child each week at Harminis.
A sociable, fun and educational session to help develop early years childhood key skills through music and movement. Harminis offers a chance for you to meet other parents, grandparents and friends while your little one benefits from multi-sensory, musical fun in a supportive and nurturing environment. For more info contact Kate Tyson
07824738813 email@example.com facebook.com/Harminismusic
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Mondays at 7pm | Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11
All writers, at all levels of experience, are welcome. If you are interested in joining Ryedale Writers please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just Happy, Just Healthy, Just Movement
Easy to follow dance routines designed to keep body and mind active. Good fun, good music and great company. Everyone welcome!
To book call Anne on 07899 751049 or email: email@example.com
YOGA WITH NADJA SCHUTT
Thursdays in term time | 9am - 10.30am
£50 for Block of 5 Sessions | £12 per drop in session (Please contact for availability)
Fun, relaxing and uplifting yoga classes for all levels of experience. Enjoy gentle movement, breathing and peace, and go home feeling energised, centred, happy and refreshed.
To book contact Nadja Schutt | 07795 837738 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ARTS SOCIETY - HELMSLEY
A varied programme of fascinating illustrated lectures, given by entertaining and knowledgeable professional speakers.
£30 joining fee and £10 per lecture | 7.30pm (doors 7pm) For Arts Society information contact email@example.com
Autumn 2023 Lectures:
2 Oct: THE BLUE HOUR: PAINTING THE NORTH Lecturer: Karin Fernald
6 Nov: THE TRIUMPH OF LUTYENS’ NEW DELHI Lecturer: Anthony Peers
M ust happy. ust healthy. J J Just ovement. Seated ZUMBA with Anne Little Just Happy, Just Healthy, Just Movement Easy to follow dance routines designed to keep body and mind active. Good fun, good music and great company. Everyone welcome. Just Movement is delighted to be chosen as a Co-op Local Cause. By supporting our cause, Co-op members can help us raise money to start seated ZUMBA class in the local area. For more information and to select us as your local cause please use the following link. https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/72672 CLASSES IN MALTON AND HELMSLEY
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MYTHICAL CREATURES AND MAGICAL BEASTS WORKSHOP
WITH NICOLA HUTCHINSON
A 70 MINUTE FANTASY PUPPET SHOW
Sun 1 Oct £10 per child
10am-12noon or 1pm-3pm
Join Nicola for an exciting workshop of paper play, craft, painting and collage. Let your imagination run wild whilst we explore the enchanting world of fabulous beasts and magical creatures inspired by myths, legends and folklore from around the world.
Enjoy dreaming up the most fantastical creatures and create moving imagined lands for your beasts to roam. All to take home with you at the end of the session.
All material, juice and biscuits included. Please note under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Sat 28 Oct 2pm
£8 (£12 for Show & Puppet Workshop ticket)
Dragon is an exciting dangerous adventure set in a verdant valley ringed by mountains that protect it from the outside world. In this rich and beautiful land an young orphaned child is reluctantly being taught their hunting duties by their older sibling, but in this land where dragons are real they will soon learn of the dark magical cycle at the heart of their idyllic world and what the price of living in paradise is.
This visually stunning fantasy genre puppet show is performed by 3 puppeteers to a soaring original score accompanied by cutting edge projection and digital animation. Its epic, thought provoking and wordless nature is perfect for adults and children aged 7+.
LIFE & LIMB PUPPETS PRESENT DRAGON
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LIFE & LIMB PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP FAMILY
Sat 28 Oct 3.45 - 4.45pm
£5 (£12 for Show & Puppet Workshop ticket)
Make your own hybrid hand puppet!
The main characters in Dragon are all hybrid hand puppets, these puppets are easy to use and can perform beautifully, as you can see if you also join us for the show!
Come along to the workshop and make your own hybrid hand puppet to start planning what magical stories you too can tell with puppetry!
All materials and tools provided. But do bring clothes you don’t mind getting a big messy! Suitable for anyone aged 7yrs+
Thu 2 Nov 2.30pm u16 £5.50 / adult £8
Follow Ember and Wade in a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together.
Cast - Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie Del Carmen
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Ghosts and Shadows
Tue 5 Sep - Fri 3 Nov
“In Autumn 2022, frustrated by post-pandemic inertia and craving new stimulation for my work, I spent two months at “Cyprus College of Art”. Despite it‘s name, “Cyprus College of Art’’ has no known academic accreditation - but trust me when I say, it is no less impressive for that. Situated in the small village of Lempa, next to the ancient ruins of a Neolithic village (now a UNESCO site), on the hills just north of Paphos and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, real magic happens!
Founded in the 70’s by the artists Stass Paraskos and his British wife, Mary, this inexpensive and unique retreat was established for visual artists of all ages and genres from across the globe, who come in search of like- minded souls, shared ideas and creative inspiration. Living is simple, accommodation basic and the ever-changing company is as diverse and eclectic as it is stimulating and challenging.
The work in this exhibition includes many of my drawings and paintings carried out whilst there and some of the canvases completed on my return.”
Check our website for exhibition opening times. Closed Monday & Saturday.
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NICOLA HUTCHINSON A Safari of Dreams and other Lands
Tue 7 Nov - Wed 20 Dec
Nicola Hutchinson is an English artist based in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Her colourful work is often inspired by imagined magnificent creatures, a deep appreciation for the natural world and a love of colour. Nicola’s wish is to transport you to a magical land through her illustrations. Nicola’s first solo exhibition “A safari of dreams and other lands” is a celebration of everything she loves about our planet, blossoming bold blooms, moonlit starry skies and joyful magical creatures parading amongst enchanting scenes.
“Making art for me is about happiness, I choose colours and subjects that make me smile, dreaming up characters I would love to meet whilst roaming our beautiful world”.
For more information and up-to-date exhibition listings, please visit our website www.helmsleyarts.co.uk
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CINEMA at HAC
BOY: THE NOEL COWARD STORY
Wed 6 Sep | 7.30pm
Director/Writer - Barnaby Thompson
An exploration of Coward’s expansive career which features credits across the stage and screen, including Brief Encounter, Blithe Spirit, and Private Lives.
Wed 13 Sep | 7.30pm
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks
Following a writer on his world famous fictional play about a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his world view disrupted forever.
Wed 25 Oct | 7.30pm
Cast: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Ramy Youssef
The incredible tale about the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter.
A HAUNTING IN VENICE
Wed 1 Nov | 7.30pm
Cast: Kelly Reilly, Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh
In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a Séance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.
AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY
Wed 27 Sep | 7.30pm
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
The intrepid archaeologist must race to prevent a resurgent Nazi menace from claiming an artifact that could change history.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE
Wed 4 Oct | 7.30pm
Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell Ethan Hunt and his IMF team must track down a dangerous weapon before it falls into the wrong hands.
Wed 11 Oct | 7.30pm
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon
A brilliant physicist takes on the task of designing the ultimate weapon in this brooding and political US biopic, but will the atom bomb ensure world peace or bring about the destruction of humankind?
Thu 2 Nov | 2.30pm
Cast: Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie Del Carmen
Follows Ember and Wade, in a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together.
THE MIRACLE CLUB
Wed 8 Nov | 7.30pm
Cast: Laura Linney, Kathy Bates, Maggie Smith
There’s just one dream for the women of Ballygar to taste freedom: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes.
THE OLD OAK
Wed 15 Nov | 7.30pm
Cast: Trevor Fox, Debbie Honeywood, Laura Lee Daly
A pub landlord in a previously thriving mining community struggles to hold onto his pub. Meanwhile, tensions rise in the town when Syrian refugees are placed in the empty houses in the community.
£8 / U16S £5.50
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SNAKE DAVIS + GARETH MOULTON
Fri 8 Sep 7.30pm £20
Snake teams up again with long time cohort and best buddy Gareth Moulton for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with pop, rock, jazz & soul.
Snake Davis - One of the most in-demand rock jazz and soul sax players in the world, He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner, Klingande to Paul McCartney, The Eurhythmics to Amy Winehouse.
Gareth Moulton - Manchester born singer-songwriter-guitarist, Snake’s long time friend and collaborator in the Classic Sax Solos project and Heather Small Band, Gareth also sings and plays for Cutting Crew and Wang Chung and is one half of the touring play ‘Fly-half’.
snakedavis.rocks | garethmoulton.com
HAC STUDIO BAR OPEN MIC
Sat 9 Sep 7.30pm Free Entry
A social evening in HAC’s studio bar with the opportunity to hear local musicians perform. Helmsley has so many great, local performers. Our open mic nights are always popular with local singers/musicians and performers and some even come from much further away to see us! If you wish to perform you will be welcomed with open arms, and those wanting to watch are in for a real treat. No need to book to perform or watch, just turn up and enjoy! For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
IAGO BANET - “THE GALICIAN KING OF ACOUSTIC GUITAR”
Fri 15 Sep 7.30pm £12
Iago was born in Galicia in the north west of Spain. As a teenager, he found a classical guitar at home and set about learning to master it. From that moment, there was no going back: guitar became his passion, his obsession and his future. With two studio albums and a live album under his belt, Banet redefines the boundaries of the instrument; creating stories without words and enthralling audiences as he does so. Banet is releasing his third studio album in early 2023, and in it he will take the acoustic guitar to its limits. A one-man-band on acoustic guitar not to be missed!
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Sun 17 Sep 2.30pm £20 or Classical Package for £50 (3 events)
Ezo Sarici - violin
Annemarie Federle - horn
Harry Rylance - piano
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro
Ravel - Tzigane
Wagner arr. Harry Rylance - Tannhäuser Overture (for horn trio)
Stephen Hough - Fanfare Toccata
Brahms - Horn Trio
(encore: Piazzolla arr. Trio Arisonto - Libertango)
THE LONG RIDER
Wed 20 Sep 7.30pm £10
When Filipe Leite leaves his adoptive home of Canada, the aspiring journalist sets out on an epic quest to ride from Calgary to his family’s home in Brazil - and later beyond - entirely on horseback. Inspired by Aimé Tschiffely’s 1925 equestrian journey, Filipe’s 8 year odyssey over 25,000 kms across 12 international borders sees the young immigrant battle intense heat, drought, speeding transport trucks, nature’s wrath and corrupt border guards on his history-making long ride home. A documentary from Director/Writer/Producer Sean Cisterna.
Organised in partnership with and support of Ryedale Bridleways Group. Please note there is no BBFC classification for this film.
JO CAULFIELD - HERE COMES TROUBLE
Fri 22 Sep 8pm £18
Voted Comedians’ Comedian of The Year 2021/2022, Jo Caulfield is quite simply one of the most consistently funny and creative comics in the country. Hot on the heels of her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Here Comes Trouble is packed with brilliant routines and fantastically embarrassing stories. This is Jo Caulfield doing what she does best: pure Stand-Up. Just Jo, a microphone and a bad attitude.
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GERTRUDE LAWRENCE: “A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING”
Sat 23 Sep 7.30pm £13 / U18 £6.50
The latest collaboration between ‘Superbly gifted’ actor and singer, Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus. Directed by award winning cabaret artist Sarah-Louise Young. Gertrude Lawrence, the 1930’s star of musical comedy tells her story. Lucy Stevens has cleverly crafted a new, vibrant script using Gertrude Lawrence’s own words taken from her memoirs. With songs and storytelling, Lucy embodies the spirit of Gertie, leading the audience from her childhood in Clapham, to London’s swanky nightclubs and the bright lights of Broadway.
WOODWORKING WITH TOM TRIMMINS - STEAM BENT HOOK
Wed 27 Sep 10am - 1pm £70
Join woodworker and author Tom Trimmins and make a beautiful steambent coat hook for your home. We will work with beautiful black walnut wood and you’ll use some of the fundamental tools of woodworking such as chisels, Japanese saws and marking tools. All materials and tools will be provided. This 3 hour workshop is suitable for all levels of expertise. 18+
A LITTLE LIFE
Thu 28 Sep 7pm £16 / u18 £8
James Norton stars in the ‘utterly compelling’ theatrical event of 2023 as visionary director Ivo van Hove stages the English language premiere of A LITTLE LIFE. Filmed live at the Savoy Theatre, London, during its West End run, this record-breaking production of the million-copy bestseller by Hanya Yanagihara comes to the big screen for a limited time only. Age recommendation - 18yrs+ | Running time: 3 hours 40 minutes including interval
Fri 29 Sep 7.30pm £10 / u18 £5
Join the Helmsley Arts Centre Singers, led by Jessa Liversidge; Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band’s training band led by Jeanette Kendall; and Kirkbymoorside Community Brass band, led by Emma Smailes, in this collaborative concert to celebrate music, community and the impressive array of talented local musicians and performers in our area.
For more info on Kirkby Band - www.ryedale.co.uk/kirkbyband/kirkbyband
For more info on HAC Singers - www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/classes
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STRICTLY SMOKIN’ BIG BAND: HARLEM ‘58
Sat 30 Sep 7.30pm £20 / u18 £10
A musical tour through the iconic photograph featuring STRICTLY SMOKIN’ BIG BAND and Alice Grace. 10am, August 12th 1958 at 17 East 126th Street in Harlem Between Fifth and Madison Avenues–a collection of the most influential jazz musicians of all time gather to be photographed for the front cover of Esquire Magazine by ArtKane. HARLEM 58 tours the music of these iconic names whilst delving into their intricate personalities and the exciting world of jazz in 1950s New York City
BEN BEATTIE AND HIS “AFTER MIDNIGHT BAND”
Fri 6 Oct 8pm £18 / u18 £9
The After Midnight Band experience takes audiences on an epic musical journey celebrating the sounds of the greats and the lesser known. Taking you through all the very best rip-roaring-honking woooopin’‘n’a hollerin’ Jump Blues, hypnotic Latin beats, joyous African township music and the kinda smokey Jazz that would normally only be found in a Chicago speakeasy at 3am!
EDGE STREET LIVE PRESENTS:
HENRY NORMAL - COLLECTED POEMS AND OTHER LANDFILL
Sat 7 Oct 8pm £16.50 / u21 £14
The very latest and greatest poetry of Henry Normal - 90 minutes that’s been a lifetime in the making. Henry is a writer, poet, TV & Film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Literature festival) and cofounder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to Television.
THE NOISE NEXT DOORHOMETOWN HEROES
Sat 14 Oct 7.30pm £13
The quickest wits in comedy are coming to Helmsley with a side-splitting evening of hilarious off-the-cuff songs, scenes and characters. The stars of ‘Tonight at the Palladium’ (ITV1) will spin comedy gold out of the all things that YOU, the live audience, think are the best, worst and down right weirdest things about your hometown. Maybe a bit of local laughter really can save the day! Age Suggestion: 15+
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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER
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RAPHAEL WALLFISCH (CELLO) & PIERS LANE (PIANO)
Sun 15 Oct 2.30pm £20 or Classical Package for £50 (3 events)
Schumann 5 Pieces in Folk Style op102
Brahms Sonata in E minor op38 Interval
Cesar Franck Sonata
Raphael Wallfisch is one of the world’s most celebrated cellists performing on the international stage, renowned for his curiosity and commitment to exploring and broadening the full range of repertoire for the instrument, and drawing on a rich musical heritage.
London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane has a worldwide reputation as an engaging, searching and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire.
THE KITCHEN SINK BY TOM WELLS DIRECTED BY SARAH BARKER
Thu 19 - Sat 21 Oct 7.30pm £12 / u18 £6
An irresistibly funny and tender play about big dreams and small changes. Amid the dreaming, the dramas and the dirty dishes, something has to give. But will it be Kath or the kitchen sink? Things aren’t going to plan for one family in Withernsea, Yorkshire. Pieces are falling off Martin’s milk float as quickly as he’s losing customers and something’s up with Kath’s kitchen sink. Billy is pinning his hopes of a place at art college on a revealing portrait of Dolly Parton, whilst Sophie’s dreams of becoming a ju-jitsu teacher might be disappearing down the plughole.
WOVEN WALL HANGINGS
WITH WEST PLUM STUDIOS
Sun 22 Oct 10am-1pm or 2-5pm £35
You will be using an Autumn/Winter inspired colour palette with a choice between deep purple and pink or rich orange and brown. Please let us know which option you would prefer when booking your place by emailing email@example.com
Sophie is passionate about supporting the local economy and protecting the environment so the materials are as local and eco-friendly as possible. She believes in the mindful power of weaving and looks forward to sharing this with you. We encourage you to take this time for yourself. You could also take your new weaving skill home to bring more moments of calm into your life.
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WOODWORKING WITH TOM TRIMMINS - GREEN WOOD CARVING
Wed 25 Oct 10am - 1pm £70
Join woodworker and author Tom Trimmins for a relaxing morning of green woodworking – carving freshly cut, unseasoned wood with just some simple tools and your imagination. We’ll explore how to work with the natural properties of green wood and learn safe use and care of the tools whilst making a whimsical little boat with a leaf for a sail. I like to make these boats and set them sailing across a lake or river carrying a thought or intention with them. Wood and knives will be provided. This workshop is entirely suitable for beginners, or offers something a little bit different for anyone interested in wood, whatever your level of expertise. Open to anyone 18+.
DAVID HARPER - A BASH WITH THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Fri 27 Oct 7.30pm £14
David Harper’s second ‘stand up history’ show (after his ‘Romp With The Georgians’) is a celebration of funny, shocking and little known stories from the time of the British Empire ‘A Bash with The British Empire’ takes a funny and fresh look at the real people of the empire. The celebrities, the everyday general public, their odd habits, customs and even their fashion mistakes! The show is packed with stories you’ve never heard...and will never forget! An interactive show, questions throughout and family friendly. Age 12+
HALF TERM FUN!
ALCHEMY LIVE - THE NEW TRIBUTE TO DIRE STRAITS AND MARK KNOPFLER
Sat 4 Nov 8pm £16
Formed in 2022 by frontman Martin Ledger, Alchemy Live hail from Yorkshire and bring together a group of professional players and friends who share a common love of the music of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits. Collectively the band have toured worldwide and have shared the stage with rock legends such as Mike Rutherford, Mick Hucknell, Roger Taylor and many more. Close your eyes and you’re right there, at the Hammersmith Odeon back in 1983!
See page 8 & 9
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HAC STUDIO BAR OPEN MIC
Sat 11 Nov 7.30pm Free Entry
A social evening in HAC’s studio bar with the opportunity to hear local musicians perform. Helmsley has so many great, local performers. Our open mic nights are always popular with local singers/musicians and performers and some even come from much further away to see us! If you wish to perform you will be welcomed with open arms, and those wanting to watch are in for a real treat. No need to book to perform or watch, just turn up and enjoy! For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SEAN TUCKERTHE MEANING IN THE MAKING
Fri 17 Nov 7.30pm £12
Sean Tucker will be giving an hour long talk discussing some of the themes in his new book, “The Meaning in the Making.” In this one hour talk Sean unpacks his philosophy for the creative life and gives us ideas about how to stay mentally healthy and motivated as ‘makers of things.’ Sean is a photographer, filmmaker and author, but this talk is aimed at ALL creative people, so whether you’re a painter, designer, animator, musician, poet, dancer, actor, chef or just someone who can’t help but create, this talk is for you.
YORK GUILDHALL ORCHESTRAA TRIBUTE TO JEAN KERSHAW
Sun 19 Nov 3pm £20 or Classical Package for £50 (3 events)
Simon Wright - Conductor
Delia Blood - Flute Chamber concert to include Mozart - Flute Concerto in D K.314
The orchestra, which is formed of York locals with a passion for symphonic music, has been in existence since 1980 and performs three concerts each season, with repertoire drawn from the great composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RUN A CLASS AT HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE?
See ‘Hire our Spaces’ on page 22 or visit the room-hire page on our website for more info www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/room-hire
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WOODWORKING WITH TOM TRIMMINS - WOODEN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
Wed 22 Nov 10am - 1pm £70
Join woodworker and author Tom Trimmins for a festive and relaxing morning of woodworking. We will use a mixture of fine hand tools to make a hanging star decoration from beautiful hardwoods like oak, ash and walnut. Use Japanese saws to cut the main shape and then decorative drilling, carving and sawing techniques to take it to the next level. Wood and tools will be provided. This workshop is entirely suitable for beginners, or offers something a little bit different for anyone interested in wood, whatever your level of expertise. Open to anyone 18+.
FABULOUS FESTOON GARLANDS! WITH
Sun 26 Nov 10am-4pm £45 (all materials included)
Colour, texture, joy - that’s what these garlands are all about. Join Costumier, artist and all round Creative Tabitha Grove in a full day workshop making the most beautiful garlands your Christmas Tree has ever seen! These aren’t your simple paper chains, they’re luxurious, sophisticated little works of art, adorned with embroidered, felted and beaded decoration that you can keep for generations to come. A relaxed, fun and informative workshop with all materials, equipment and refreshments provided. Suitable for 16+. Aimed at total beginners and suitable for all. More info at www.helmsleyarts.co.uk
A MAGICAL FAIRY TALE PANTOMIME BY TOM WHALLEY | DIRECTED BY HELENA FOX
Matinees 2.30pm Sat 2, Sun 3, Sat 9 , Sun 10 Dec
Evenings 7.30pm Sat 2, Tue 5, Wed 6, Thu 7, Fri 8, Sat 9 Dec
Tickets: £16 / u16 £8 Family £45 (2 adults + 2 u16)
Kind and beautiful Cinderella is forced to do all the terrible chores at Hardup Hall by her two awful, ugly stepsisters. She dreams of the day her Prince Charming will take her away to a happily ever after but her wicked stepmother will stop at nothing to make poor Cinderella’s life a misery. With some magical intervention from her Fairy Godmother and with her lovable best friend Buttons by her side, will Cinderella make it to the royal ball? Find out in the most magical pantomime of them all!
20 NOVEMBER / DECEMBER
BOOK ONLINE www.helmsleyarts.co.uk
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MÁIRE NÍ CHATHASAIGH & CHRIS NEWMAN’S CELTIC CHRISTMAS STRINGS - A FESTIVE FEAST OF HARP & GUITAR
There’s something magical about harps at any time, and particularly at Christmas, though Máire and Chris’s alchemy on harp and guitar creates a very special magic at all times. Their celebrated partnership, “one of the UK’s finest and most influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) has presented its unique musical vision and “dazzling virtuosity” (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH) in twenty-two countries on five continents: in venues ranging from the tiniest of village halls to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and the Philharmonie in Cologne. Expect a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, spiced with striking new compositions. www.maireandchris.com
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The award-winning Dyad Productions bring their magic to Dickens’ classic and perennially relevant ghost story. It’s Christmas Eve, and the miserly misanthrope, Ebeneezer Scrooge, is about to have a ghostly night he’ll never forget.Taking inspiration from Dickens’ original performances of his own work and utilising the brilliant narrator of the novel to bring the story to life, the piece is performed by Andrew Margerison (Frantic Assembly’s Fatherland, Macbeth), and directed by Rebecca Vaughan.
★★★★★ ‘Intelligently adapted, beautifully performed...entrancing’ (British Theatre Guide)
15% off your bill
Come and join us for a pre-event dinner or after show dinner with a booking. Present your ticket and receive 15% off your bill on the performance night stated on your ticket. Tel 01439 771044 | www.fatchefcompany.co.uk
BANTAM’S PRE–THEATRE MENU
2 Course menu £16
5:00pm – 6:15pm Wednesday to Saturday
Pre–theatre menu available to ticket holders on the performance night Tel: 01439 770479 | www.bantamrestaurant.co.uk
Fri 15 Dec 7.30pm £15 / u18 £7.50 Sun 17 Dec 7.30pm £15 / u18 £7.50 21 BOX OFFICE 01439 771700 DECEMBER M Á I R E N Í C H A T H A S A I G H & C H R I S N E W M A N
Harp & Guitar T H E D A L Y T E L E G R A P H “ D A Z Z L I N G V I R T U O S T Y T H E G U A R D I A N N A C L A S S O F T H E I R O W N * * * * T H E T M E S * * * * T H E R I S H T M E S * * * * S O N G L N E S * * * * T H E S C O T S M A N
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Hire Our Spaces
Our rooms can be hired for rehearsals, parties, meetings, workshops and many other events. For information and prices see our website or contact Karen on 01439 771715 or email email@example.com
The main theatre has an intimate, friendly atmosphere with exceptional acoustics.
The raked seating can accommodate 138 people including 2 wheelchair spaces. There is a stage area and a full size cinema screen with digital projection facilities.
The floor area is 7.5m (25’) x 7m (23’) Height from floor to ceiling 6m (20’)
Dorothy Morley Room
The Dorothy Morley Room is an excellent light and spacious room, perfect for meetings, talks, classes and small dance/movement groups.
It can accommodate 30 people theatre style or 20 boardroom style. Chairs and tables are available and the room has its own tea and coffee making facilities.
The studio is a multi-purpose room with a bar and courtyard garden. The space is used for exhibitions as well as meetings, yoga, ballet, parties, workshops and a weekly café. The wooden floor makes the room suitable for dance, small scale theatre and music events.
East facing French doors open out on to the courtyard garden where we host regular summer jazz concerts.
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Call our Box Office 01439 771700
Book online www.helmsleyarts.co.uk
Pop in Wednesday - Friday 10am - 2pm Saturday 10am - 12 noon (term-time only)
Make a donation when booking tickets. A small donation will really help our ongoing fundraising. Sign up to easyfundraising to support us while you shop!
See our website for details of concessions and booking terms and conditions. Please note tickets are non-refundable.
Contact & Enquiries
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Write to us Helmsley Arts Centre, Old Meeting House Court, Helmsley, York YO62 5DW.
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Come to the Friday Café Every Friday 10am - 12 noon.
Studio Bar And Friday Morning Café
Our Studio Bar is open at all our events with a variety of drinks on offer including Beer from Helmsley Brewery and Brass Castle Brewery, and a selection of Wine & Gin from Helmsley Wines.
Our Friday Morning Café is open every Friday 10am - 12noon serving freshly ground coffee, a variety of teas and a selection of delicious home-made cakes. Visit Helmsley Market for your shopping then head to our cafe and enjoy coffee and cake in our Studio Bar or Courtyard garden!
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Tue 5 - Fri 3 Nov Julia Burns - Ghosts and Shadows Exhibition
Wed 6 Sep, 7.30pm Mad About the Boy: The Noel Coward Story Cinema
Fri 8 Sep, 7.30pm Snake Davis & Gareth Moulton Music
Sat 9 Sep, 7.30pm HAC Studio Bar Open Mic Music/Spoken Word
Wed 13 Sep, 7.30pm Asteroid City Cinema
Fri 15 Sep, 7.30pm Iago Banet Music
Sun 17 Sep, 2.30pm Trio Arisonto Classical Music
Wed 20 Sep, 7.30pm The Long Rider Film/Documentary
Fri 22 Sep, 8pm Jo Caulfield - Here Comes Trouble Comedy
Sat 23 Sep, 7.30pm Gertrude Lawrence: “A Lovely Way to spend an evening” Theatre
Wed 27 Sep, 10am-1pm Woodworking with Tom Trimmins - Steam Bent Hook Workshop
Wed 27 Sep, 7.30pm Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Cinema
Thu 28 Sep, 7pm A Little Life Screening
Fri 29 Sep, 7.30pm Community Sounds Music
Sat 30 Sep, 7.30pm Strictly Smokin’ Big Band: Harlem ‘58 Music
Sun 1 Oct, 10am & 1pm Mythical Creatures and Magical Beasts Workshop
Wed 4 Oct, 7.30pm Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One Cinema
Fri 6 Oct, 8pm Ben Beattie and his “After Midnight Band” Music
Sat 7 Oct, 8pm Henry Normal - COLLECTED POEMS and other landfill Poetry
Wed 11 Oct, 7.30pm Oppenheimer Cinema
Sat 14 Oct, 7.30pm The Noise Next Door - Hometown Heroes Comedy/Theatre
Sun 15 Oct, 2.30pm Rafael Wallfisch (Cello) & Piers Lane (Piano) Classical Music
Thu 19 - Sat 21 Oct, 7.30pm 1812 Theatre Company - The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells 1812 Theatre
Sun 22 Oct, 10am-1pm / 2-5pm Woven Wall Hangings with West Plum Studios Workshop
Wed 25 Oct, 10am-1pm Woodworking with Tom Trimmins - Green Wood Carving Workshop
Wed 25 Oct, 7.30pm Poor Things Cinema
Fri 27 Oct, 7.30pm David Harper - A Bash with the British Empire Talk
Sat 28 Oct, 2pm Life and Limb Puppets - Dragon Family Theatre
Sat 28 Oct, 3.45 - 4.45pm Puppet Making Workshop Children’s Workshop
Wed 1 Nov, 7.30pm A Haunting in Venice Cinema
Thu 2 Nov, 2.30pm Elemental Cinema
Sat 4 Nov, 8pm Alchemy Live - the new tribute to Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler Music
Tue 7 Nov - Wed 20 Dec Nicola Hutchinson - A Safari of Dreams and other Lands Exhibition
Wed 8 Nov, 7.30pm The Miracle Club Cinema
Sat 11 Nov, 7.30pm HAC Studio Bar Open Mic Music/Spoken Word
Wed 15 Nov, 7.30pm The Old Oak Cinema
Fri 17 Nov, 7.30pm Sean Tucker - The Meaning in the Making Talk
Sun 19 Nov, 3.00pm York Guildhall Orchestra - A Tribute to Jean Kershaw
Woodworking with Tom Trimmins - Christmas Decorations
& 7.30pm 1812 Pantomime - Cinderella by Tom Whalley Pantomimes 1812 Pantomime
Fri 15 Dec, 7.30pm Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman’s Celtic Christmas Strings Music
Sun 17 Dec, 7.30pm Dyad Productions - A Christmas Carol Theatre
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Workshop Sun 26 Nov, 10am-4pm Fabulous
Music Wed 22 Nov,
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