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A bold fox and other prints at Helmsley Arts Centre

An exhibition of prints by Gerard Hobson is now running at Helmsley Arts Centre. Art can be a very personal matter and what appeals to one doesn’t necessarily appeal to another. You may not agree, but this fox  made me laugh out loud with pleasure. Since childhood Gerard Hobson has had a love for birds, […]

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The Tempest, live from Stratford to Helmsley

Live relays of plays from London and elsewhere come thick and fast now, so are no longer news, and we don’t blog them as often as we did in the early days of this new theatrical venture. However, occasionally one comes along that deserves highlighting (in our opinion!). Into this category falls the Royal Shakespeare […]

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A round-up of Christmas shows

Advertising “ Snow White” at the Helmsley Arts Centre reminds us that the pantomime season is upon us. For the best seats at the big shows you need to have booked long ago, but don’t despair, there’s plenty going on with seats still available. Here’s a round-up of shows we know about, within striking distance […]

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Snow White at the Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre’s pantomime, Snow White, opens this Saturday, December 3. Join the in-house theatre company for the ever popular traditional 1812 pantomime, this year bringing a new take on a classic tale. With fabulous songs and dances, fun for all the family and sparkling local performers of all ages in a top quality show […]

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North Country Theatre return with The Wish House

North Country Theatre is celebrating its 20th Anniversary year with a new play called “The Wish House”, a sinister story of superstition, sacrifice and dirty laundry. Based in the Yorkshire Dales, North Country Theatre specialises in taking professional theatre out into the country, touring to village halls, small theatres, arts centres, churches, auction marts, castles, […]

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Pantomime audition dates

Helmsley Arts Centre have announced their audition dates for the Chrsitmas panto as follows: Monday 11 July: 5 – 6.30pm or Monday 18 July: 6 – 7.30pm at Helmsley Arts Centre Performers of all ages needed! [with two Junior Choruses doing five shows each] Directed by Em Whitfield Brooks Rehearsals start on 5 September Performances: […]

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Musical Memories ‘Happy Hour’

A new event for Helmsley that is currently being held in the Arts Centre (café bar). This is a social singing session which everybody is welcome to come along and enjoy. We will be singing some of the best loved songs of the 20th century with live accompaniment (piano and guitar), songbooks… and a cuppa […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre Pop up book shop‏

A second-hand bookshop will pop up at Helmsley Arts Centre on Friday 10th June at 10.00am until 12.00 noon in aid of Arts Centre funds. And I’ll be popping up with it in a new rôle as salesman and organiser. I hope it will be but the first of many Friday performances. That depends of […]

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“The Audience” returns to the Arts Centre

Enjoy a night out with theatre royalty! Helen Mirren gives an Olivier and Tony Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience”, returning in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday. For sixty years, the Queen has met with each of her Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting known as The Audience. From old […]

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Dying to talk about it?

A subject that must affect all of us one day; death and dying.  Do you want to talk about it? Then this could be the event for you. (The yellow print isn’t very legible, so we’ll just repeat: for further information call Chris on 01653 627170.)

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Cinema at Helmsley Arts Centre

Fancy a night at the pictures? Here’s a list of forthcoming films at the Helmsley Arts Centre. Related posts: Film Festival Expands to 11 Cinemas Across the UK, including Helmsley Films at the Helmsley Arts Centre Great movies coming up at Helmsley Arts Centre Autumn films at the Helmsley Arts Centre Films, Helmsley Arts Centre […]

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David Starkey to talk on Magna Carta in Helmsley

British constitutional historian and a radio and television presenter, David  Starkey, is coming to Helmsley . The UK’s leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views, is to talk about the Magna Carta, the 13th century agreement that , imperfect though it was, and radically modified in its first ten years, limited for the first […]

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Dalloway in Helmsley

1923: The War is over. While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock, and their memories and dreams magically intertwine with those of 15 other disparate souls, this hot blue day in June. Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle and upper-class London, this adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated […]

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Summer programme for Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre has just issued its programme for Summer 2016. Trustee and Treasurer Martin Vander Weyer said: There’s an amazing range of live and screen-based entertainment, exhibitions, workshops, classes and other activities, for all ages. Whether you want to hear David Starkey talking about Magna Carta, or take part in a Community Play in […]

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Jolly hockey sticks wanted

The 1812 Theatre Company, based at the Helmsley Arts Centre, urgently needs five old-fashioned hockey sticks for their forthcoming production of Daisy Pulls It Off, a comedy about 1920s schoolgirls. If you have one in your loft, in the cellar, or buried the recesses under the stairs, would you be willing to lend it to […]

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Fun show for kids coming to Helsmley Arts Centre

A treat for the little ones, coming soon to Helmsley Arts Centre. Roll up; roll up, for the most ‘magnifical’, ‘tremendible’ and ‘fantasticulous’ experience in town! The caravan of curiosities and its crew of mysterious misfits have arrived to entertain, amuse and beguile you. Ever wanted to count a Decapus’s, legs?  Or wondered what a […]

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Dogstar Theatre: The Tailor of Inverness

The Tailor of Inverness – much awaited play comes to Helmsley

Matthew Zajac’s multi-award winning play about his father has become an international hit since opening at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival. Zajac, with fiddlers Jonny Hardie and Gavin Marwick, has toured the show from Scotland to Australia, Poland, Ukraine, Germany and Sweden. This is its much awaited first English tour The Tailor of Inverness is an […]

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Piaf: the Songs, at the Helmsley Arts Centre

At Helmsley Arts Centre, a celebration of Edith Piaf devised in 2015, the 100th anniversary of her birth. Edith Piaf has become synonymous with French Cabaret of the 1940s & 50s and remains France’s most popular singer. Piaf’s life was the stuff of legend, from her dramatic rise from Paris street urchin to star of […]

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