We take a look at some of them:
Ripon Poetry Festival:
Thursday September 21
Open Mic Evening, Claro Lounge, 8pm
Friday September 22
Michael Rosen, Operatic Hall/Ripon Arts Hub, 6.30pm
Saturday September 23
10am: Children’s Poetry workshop with Adisa the Verbaliser, Ripon Library. Ticket £2, accompanying adults free.
11am Sarah Wimbush and Robert Powell: Writing from Photographs, Ripon Library. Tickets: £10.
2pm: Sarah Wimbush and Robert Powell, Operatic Hall/Ripon Arts Hub. Tickets: £5.
3.15pm: Alison Carr, Operatic Hall/Ripon Arts Hub. Tickets: £5.
4.30pm: Hadley-James Hoyles, Operatic Hall/Ripon Arts Hub, Tickets £5.
5.30pm: Children’s Anthology Launch, Operatic Hall/Ripon Arts Hub. Tickets £6 (Under 18s Free)
7.30pm: Grown-Ups Festival Anthology Launch, Operatic Hall/Ripon Arts Hub. Tickets £6 (under 18s free)
Sunday September 24
7.30pm: When Stars Fill Darkened Skies, Chamber Oratorio by Andy Croft and Tim Harrison, The Leper Chapel, Ripon. Tickets £10
Sunday October 1
6pm: An audience with Barrie Rutter, Operatic Hall/Ripon Arts Hub
Tickets are now on sale at The Little Ripon Bookshop or online.
The bookshop and other venues are also hosting a series of the following music and literary events:
Kenneth Wilson – cellist
Thursday September 21, 5pm
Kenneth will be talking about his extraordinary journey from Hadrian’s Wall to Rome on a bike with a cello. He will also be playing selected pieces.
Tickets £6 available in the bookshop.
Rick Broadbent - Now Then - A Biography of Yorkshire
Thursday October 12, Ripon Arts Hub, Allhallowgate, 7pm
Join award-winning Times journalist Rick Broadben as he introduces the entertaining, biographical book about our own terrific Yorkshire from the Bronte sisters and Dracula to Yorkshire pudding and Betty’s Tea Rooms.
Tickets £8/£20 (with book) are on sale in the bookshop and online.
Sabrina Ghayour – Flavour
Thursday October 19,Oliver’s Pantry, 7pm
A fantastic opportunity to meet this culinary star, watch a cookery demonstration and taste some of her new delicious recipes from Flavour.
Tickets £15/£35 (with book) are on sale in the bookshop and online.
Helen Rebanks – The Farmer’s Wife
Saturday October 21, Thorpe Prebend House, 2pm
Your chance to meet and chat with Helen Rebanks, wife of farmer, James Rebanks. She will be talking about the joys and challenges of juggling farm and family. There will be tea and cake.
Tickets £10/£25 (with book) are on sale in the bookshop and online.