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Looking Back: Highlights from May and June at The Courthouse

Saturday 18thMay – Hey Clay   Hey Clay was our ceramics event, with a range of workshops, artist demos and local artwork available to buy. We ran three workshops – making ceramic fish, ceramic planters, and ceramic ring dishes. We also had a ‘Play with Clay’ area for young children, giving them the chance to get their hands […]

Half Term at Rural Arts

??Half Term Fun at Rural Arts!??   We’ve had yet another lovely half term at Rural Arts with pirate-themed workshops, the wonderful children’s show “A Heart at Sea” and a fabulous CREATE Tour workshop with RJC Dance and Kirkham Henry Performing Arts. #CREATETour On Wednesday, Trisha from RJC Dance went along with our Arts Development […]

A Special Exhibition for Art On Your Doorstep

Art On Your Doorstep Exhibition Yet another special event at the Courthouse!   Last week we hosted an exhibition at The Courthouse full of work made by participants of our Art On Your Doorstep project. The work on display were pieces made at Art Cafe, one-to-one sessions and creative projects that had been done at home. […]

LGBT History Month

?LGBT History Month?  at Rural Arts ????? This February it’s LGBT History Month; a nationwide annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history. At Rural Arts we decided to host some extra special activities to mark this LGBT Activities day on Wednesday 6th February and James McDermott performing his show Rubber Ring on Friday […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Very Merry Christmas at Rural Arts

??A Very Merry Christmas at Rural Arts! ?? Merry Christmas from everyone at Rural Arts! We’ve been up to lots of fun festivities over the last few weeks, with Christmas themed workshops, the Makers Market, a special festive Art Cafe, the ever popular Wreath making, Five Loose Chippings and the annual Pocket Panto! The Christmas Makers […]

Celebrating International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day A Massive Thank-you to all our wonderful volunteers at Rural Arts; past and present! Wednesday 5th December is International Volunteer Day where businesses and charities celebrate all of their hardworking volunteers worldwide! At Rural Arts we have an array of volunteers that help us keep everything running smoothly, so we thought we’d […]