Showing posts from January, 2019

Rural Arts Appoints New Director

Organisation welcomes back former colleague, Max May Angela Hall in front of the Rural Arts Processions banner commissioned by Artichoke Trust and made in 2018 to celebrate 100 years of votes for women. Angela Hall, who founded Thirsk-based Rural Arts over 25 years ago, is stepping down as Director of the organisation. The position will be taken up by Max May, the organisation’s former Communications and Engagement Officer and a past intern at Rural Arts, who returns to his home town of Thirsk from London. May is appointed with immediate effect.  Angela Hall, who set up Rural Arts in 1993 with the support of the Rural Communities Council (renamed Community First Yorkshire), leaves the organisation to focus on her own creative work, with exhibitions planned later this year.  Angela explains:  “Rural Arts reaches the people other organisations can’t – I’ve run workshops in fields, set up dark rooms in people’s toilets, and worked in army tents with only fairy l

My CREATE Tour: RJC Dance & Norton College

My CREATE Tour: RJC Dance & Norton College 💃 Touring to Ryedale this March! 💃 This March, award winning dance company RJC Dance and students from Norton College will be touring to venues across Ryedale as part of our CREATE Tour project.  Robling Photography © RJC Dance will be performing their show "Still Blazin'" which has performed previously at Tuned In! in Redcar and Thirsk Town Hall. Last year's audience were amazed by the show and we're sure this year will be just the same, with a performance that is guaranteed to make you want to get out of your seat and join in dancing! "Still Blazin'" will be Touring to: Wednesday 6th March Wintringham Community Hall, ( Tickets ) 07968 732128 / 07969 227642 Thursday 7th March Helmsley Arts Centre  ( Tickets ) 01439771700 Friday 8th March   The Milton Rooms ( Tickets ) 01653 696240 This half term, RJC's facilitator, Tricia, will be going

ON Tour Autumn 2018 Roundup

A Fond Farewell to Pocket Panto and ON Tour Autumn 2018 Until next time! Yesterday saw the very last of our Pocket Panto Dick Whittington shows as part of Rural Arts ON Tour.  We had over 25 pantomimes touring as part of our rural touring scheme and the company themselves delivered over 50 performances across the region! The lovely performers kept us up to date with everything that went on during their tour of North Yorkshire with below being just a few of our favourite moments of theirs! We got some great feedback from our audiences with comments such as "Hilarious and an excellent piece of entertainment. Worth every penny!" (Croft-On-Tees audience member) and "A really good bash, very enjoyable" (Terrington Village Hall  audience member) It wasn't only the last Panto show on Sunday but also our last show for the Autumn season of ON Tour. For this reason we thought we'd tell you our personal highlights of ON Tour for Autumn, aside

Happy New Year from Rural Arts

Happy New Year from Rural Arts A taste of what's to come this year! Happy New Year from Rural Arts! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Some of the more eager of you may have already spotted that our  new programme  is out now, ready to collect from the Courthouse; full of workshops, events and performances up until June! 2019 is bringing a lot of new and exciting things for Rural Arts, but we will also soon be bidding farewell to Director Angela Hall as she retires, after having worked for Rural Arts for over 25 years. We wish her all the best, as she embarks on many new and exciting ventures and will be sure to see her around at Rural Arts in the future! With our new programme out, here is what the first six months of the year has in store for all of you! ______________________________________________________ January Edwina returns to perform at The Courthouse on Saturday 26th January, with a few tickets still available! In the daytime of Saturday 2