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Spring into Rural Arts’ new season at The Courthouse

North Yorkshire arts charity Rural Arts has released its programme of events for Spring 2023 at its base, The Courthouse in Thirsk.  

The charity has a variety of bright and bold workshops, exhibitions, performances, and screenings for the January – June period, as it enters its thirtieth anniversary year. With almost 200 creative events and activities across the period, there’s something for everyone.  

Director and CEO Max May said: “As ever, we’re pleased to welcome back firm favourites like Willow Weaving and Fused Glass – and we also invite you to dip your toe into something new: how about Kurinuki Clay Carving or an introduction to the Handpan?” Max also highlighted the breadth of the organisation’s offer: “if performing arts are more your thing, why not join us for the beautiful and evocate Khoogi, or dance-comedy Sync or Swim?”. For younger audiences, Rural Arts will host holiday workshops and performances exploring the sea, sky, and farm life to keep children and young people entertained this Spring. 

Rural Arts also continues its outreach programmes, both at The Courthouse and beyond. This includes its Free School Meals programme, FEAST, delivered as part of partnership North Yorkshire Together, and its programmes for older people, including creative wellbeing sessions Heart & Craft and ArtBeat, activities in care settings and in the homes of housebound people. Reflecting the cost-of-living challenges all communities face, Rural Arts is also free and low cost activities, whilst all exhibitions are – as ever – free to attend.  

Rural Arts’ Spring 2023 programme of events is now available to view and book on, or by popping into The Courthouse, where you can also pick up a physical copy of their brochure.