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August Event Diary

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31/July - 3/Aug/2014 Whitby & District Lions 5th Annual Beer Festival at Whitby Mission and Seafarer's Centre
Whitby & District Lions 5th Annual Beer Festival aims to raise money for various local charities and good causes as well as supporting Whitby Lions Disability Scooter Programme and the club’s efforts to raise awareness of diabetes. This year’s event will be held for the first time in a new venue in the Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate, Whitby. The festival which is open from Thursday 31st July to Sunday the 3rd August is a celebration of the finest local and regional handcrafted “Real Ales” produced by the best Micro Breweries.
For further details call Chris Harrison on 01947 897249.
5/Aug/2014 Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Show at St Hedda's RC Primary School
Egton Bridge, eight miles from Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, is the setting for the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country, established in 1800. The show is held on the first Tuesday in August each year by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society. Upholding the 19th-century tradition of finding the heaviest gooseberry has always been of utmost priority at Egton Bridge. Some 210 years after its origin, entrants to this competition at St Hedda's Schoolroom are as enthusiastic as ever.
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5/Aug/2014 Tea Dance with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion Complex
14:00 to 16:00
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8/Aug/2014 Hinderwell Show at Hinderwell Village Hall / Showground
For 2014 the show will be the 145th, having been held since 1868, providing family entertainment and fun with opportunities for people to show their skills and animals in “friendly” competition.
Classes include: Horse Classes: Hunters, Cleveland Bays, Agricultural, Pony Breeding, Shetland, Welsh, Mountain and Moorland, Coloured Horse or Pony, Tack and Turnout, Lead Rein, Thelwell Look Alike and Fancy Dress, Show Jumping & Gymkhana.
Hinderwell Show is renowned for its Cleveland Bays
Other Classes: Sheep, Ferrets, Dog Show, Vintage Machinery, Farm Produce, Garden Produce, Flowers, Handicrafts, Confectionary, Preserves, Photography & Children’s Classes.
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9-11/Aug/2014 Whitby Regatta
Come and join us for three full days of entertainment for all the family to enjoy, including yacht racing, rowing races, fun fair and various free forms of entertainment around the town of Whitby, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display!
One hundred and seventy four years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.
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12/Aug/2014 Tea Dance with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion Complex
14:00 to 16:00
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13/Aug/2014 Danby Agricultural Show at Danby Showground
Celebrating it's 154th Show in 2014, having been founded in 1848 by Canon Atkinson, (a well-known author of Forty Years in a Moorland Parish) this is the oldest agricultural show in the area and attracts around 6,000 people each year.
Sheep dog trials, Vintage tractor and farm machinery displays, competitive classes such as horticultural and dairy, judging of a variety of animals from cattle and sheep to ferrets and the craftsmanship of the humble walking stick.
Horse and pony classes, including the old Cleveland Bays and Hunters to Dales ponies and miniature Shetlands.
All in all a great wholesome day out for the whole family!
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16-22/Aug/2014 Whitby Folk Week
Britain’s premier folk festival with seven days and nights in celebration of traditional music, song and dance of the British Isles. Some of our finest musicians and singers form over 600 events including concerts, dances, singing and dancing in most of the local bars, sessions, workshops, street entertainers and a whole lot more.
The Whitby Folk Week continues to enjoy the very best in traditional music and dance, many events taking place in the Pavilion Complex with Concerts, Ceilidh’s and Social Dance events in this venue.
In and around the town over 600 events takes place in one week making this one of the country’s premier festivals.
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17-30/Aug/2014 North York Moors Chamber Music Festival
North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, is holding its sixth annual celebration of showcasing chamber music within historical buildings, which themselves celebrate the rich history of the moors and coast. No details are available at the time of writing.
19/Aug/2014 Tea Dance with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion Complex
14:00 to 16:00
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20/Aug/2014 Egton Show at Egton Cross, Egton
This year will be Egton's 125th Show. The show will include a wrought iron and farrier display, a farmers market, plus all the usual horse, cattle, sheep, goat, ferret, fur and feather classes. There will also be the bee keeping, produce and handicraft along with the children's sections. Arriva will be operating a shuttle bus to the showground from outside the Co-Op at half past the hour.
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25/Aug/2014 Burniston Show at Flatts Farm
Burniston Show was first held as a Floral and Horticultural Society Show in 1888, and was funded by local farmers, who pledged up to £10 each to fund the Burniston and District Agricultural and Horticultural Show.
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26/Aug/2014 Tea Dance with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion Complex
14:00 to 16:00
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30/Aug/2014 Bilsdale Show at Bilsdale
Bilsdale show is a traditional dales show renowned locally for it's equestrian events. In addition to the many equestrian events, there will be classes for beef shorthorn cattle, rabbits, pigeons, cavies and bantams, sheep, sheep dog trials, hound trails and dog classes.
Other attractions at the show, which is held at Thornhill Farm on the Helmsley to Stokesley road, will include demonstrations of birds of prey, Bilsdale Silver Band, Bilsdale Study group and the Dales Farmers’ Hunt.
Contact: Sue Barker on 01642 778244
30-31/Aug/2014 Mind, Body & Spirit Fayre at Whitby Pavilion Complex
Well respected psychics, tarot readers, mediums, clairvoyants, aura photographers, psychic artists and other spiritual consultants will be available to offer life guidance, many of which work internationally and have many years of experience in their field.
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