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Regular Events – Pre-School Storytime & Rhymes, Every Friday 10am to 10.30am – Join us for stories, rhymes & a chat, suitable for preschool children. A free event.
Saturday Storytime & Crafty Fun, Saturday 24th August 10.30am to 11am – Join us for special Stories and a chat. Suitable for children age 2 to 7 years. A free event.
This September there will be 2 BLOOMIN CABARETS!
Bloomin’ Words Cabaret Evening
JOHN HEGLEY SPECIAL, Thursday September 19th, 7pm – 9pm in the
BookCafe. We are delighted to welcome John Hegley for an unmissable Bloomin’ Cabaret Evening, where Words Flourish! There will be a surprise host and musical performer.
John Hegley was born in Newington Green, North London, and was educated in Luton,
Bristol and Bradford University. His first public performance monies came from busking his songs, initially outside a shoeshop in Hull, in the late Seventies. He performed on the streets of London in the early Eighties, fronting the Popticians, with whom he also recorded two sessions for John Peel, and has since been a frequent performer of his words, sung and spoken, on both local and national radio.
He has produced ten books of verse and prose pieces, two CDs and one mug, but his largest source of income is from stages on his native island. An Edinburgh Festival regular, he is noted for his exploration of such diverse topics as dog hair, potatoes, handkerchieves and the misery of human existence.
We are thrilled that Rebekah Findlay is the musical performer at the Bloomin’ Cabaret.
roots for her music. A contemporary sound immersed in the elements of traditional music
A singer Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in North Yorkshire. Repertoire of music includes self penned and traditional songs, tunes and carefully selected covers in the folk and acoustic style. http://www.rebekahfindlay.co.uk/index.html
We are delighted that John and Rebekah will be visiting us for a very special evening of entertainment. to reserve your tickets tel: 01845 524353.
Tickets £8, concessions £5, inc glass of wine & nibbles.
Bloomin’ Words Cabaret Evening, Thursday September 26th, 7pm – 9pm
Hosted by Radio 4 Stand up Poet, Kate Fox who has just returned from performing at
Edinburgh Festival. Tickets are £7 ea, Concession £5 incl a glass of wine and nibbles.
Kate will introduce Andy Seed bestselling writer, best known for the hugely
popular “All Teachers” books, about his teaching career in the Dales. He is the
modern teaching equivalent of James Herriot.
Music from Pip Mountjoy a 19yr old singer, a BBC Introducing Act and
recently appeared at the Glastonbury Festival. Influences include Ryan Adams
& Laura Marling.
Plus Miles Salter a poet, journalist, musician and storyteller from York, who is launching his new Valley Press collection tonight.
Please look at Bloomin’ Words Cabaret facebook pagetoo! https://www.facebook.com/BloominWordsCabaret
association with Ripon International Festival
Literary Celebrity – Alison Weir ~ Gives a TALK: Elizabeth of York, Tudor Queen, Weds Sept 18, 7.30pm at Ripon Spa Hotel.
Alison Weir is one of our most compelling writers and speakers. The top selling female historian in the UK, she has sold over 2.3 million books worldwide. Her new biography is of Elizabeth of York, wife to Henry VII. Tickets £10 available at the BookCafe
Celebrity Author – Alexander McCall Smith ~ Fri 11th Oct, 7pm at Ripon Leisure Centre
We are excited to present an evening with the entertaining, funny and erudite author of The Number One Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over 20 million books worldwide, and has been adapted for BBC Radio 4. Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most popular and prolific authors whose books are translated into 40 languages. His new book is The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, No 14 in the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Tickets£10 available at the BookCafe.
Visit www.riponinternational festival.com for further events & information
Come & enjoy our BookCafe Terrace ~ open every day!
Now you can enjoy Summer Specials – Cranberry Cooler a very refreshing, long cool sparkling drink & Iced Coffees, on our relaxing outdoor Terrace, as well as delicious light
lunches, plus the NEW Gourmet Pate selection with salad garnish & toast, made in Yorkshire & exclusive to us from Harrogate Fine Foods.
If you get chance please review our Café on Trip Advisor.