Friday, 2 October 2015

A Rural Review: Week 6!

Welcome back to A Rural Review! This week has seen a brand new newsletter, stone carvings, print making, an exhibition from some lovely WI ladies and urban dance... so all in all it is set to be a pretty standard blog for Rural Arts! If you this is your first time reading this blog (if so you're late - where have you been for six weeks?!) 'Rural Review' is  a light hearted look back at this week at the Courthouse and also gently points you in the direction of future events you should keep your eyes peeled for in the Rural Arts Calendar!

What's been happening

'Urban Conceptz'
On thursday the ON Tour team made the trip down to Doncaster to see the dance company Urban Conceptz perform their dance double bill - 'Inside my mind' and 'The Present Perspective' at the Cast. It was a great evening and so exciting to see a packed out theatre for an emerging company. It was great to see cutting-edge, contemporary dance at a fantastic new venue, and we are sure we will see more of Urban Conceptz in the future!
Click the video to see Urban Conceptz in action!

Our newsletter for October is here! These days, for environmental purposes, our newsletter only goes out online via e-mail to people on our mailing list - so if you are not on it you should sign up. It lets you know all this happening this month with easy links to book onto workshops, performances and more (thankfully it doesn't review all of last months activities or A Rural Review might cease to exist...) To sign up, tear yourself away from this blog for a moment (I know it's difficult - but you can do it - I know you can) and look to your right where you can just pop your e-mail address into the bar to begin reaping the rewards of receiving Rural Arts e-mails. Now you've signed up, as a reward you can continue to read the blog - congratulations!

Sowerby Art - Stone Carvings
Unlike certain ex-leaders of the Labour Party, we could not be more pleased with our stone carving ventures! Since June, Rural Arts has been working with local residents in North Yorkshire creating stone carvings of local events and landmarks in Thirsk, Sowerby and surrounding areas. These fantastic volunteers had never stone carved before attending our taster day in May - and here is just one of the fantastic results that have been created: 

To see this amazing work head to Thirsk Garden Centre now - we want to say a huge thank you once again to our volunteers who have been wonderfully dedicated, enthusiastic and generally all-round lovely over these few months (not to mention pretty darn talented!) To read more about this fantastic project click HERE to see how the Northern Echo covered it this week.

WI Exhibtion
As you may or may not know, this week the Thirsk WI have been using our gallery to celebrate the centenary of this fantastic British institution. It has been super having them this week and there has been a lot of lovely responses from people who have visited. If you want any proof that this has gone down a treat - check out cafe manager Charlotte fully embracing all things WI!

A Taste Of...
Our adults art club, 'A taste of...' is going from strength to strength! This week was paper cutting, and a full workshop of interested people settled in for one of our best sessions yet. To sign up for our adult art class, running every Wednesday from 10:30-12:30 click HERE
Look at all this lovely work!

Whats coming up

Ceramic Pumpkins Workshops
This was mentioned in the last Rural Review but we are including it again to stress just how good we think it is going to be! Do you love all things spooky but also style? Before frightening people would you like them to first admire your ornaments? Well this is the workshop for you! Join Fiona Mazza on Monday the 12th October in carving and making your own stylish Ceramic Pumpkin. Once completed, you can fill it with LED lights to create a wonderful piece that can be bought out every year. To sign up, click HERE

Edwina Hayes
Although this event is happening in November - we thought it only right to include it now because unless you book tickets soon you may miss out! Edwina is a singer songwriter who has been described by Nanci Griffith as having “the sweetest voice in England”. Edwina's accolades include opening numerous shows for Jools Holland and having her Randy Newman cover, Feels Like Home, featured in the Cameron Diaz film, My Sister’s Keeper. Edwina is a Rural Arts veteran and every time she has performed with us has been a huge hit - so grab tickets while you can. You can get them by clicking HERE

Click the video to hear Edwina's wonderful version of Feels Like Home (this version alone has nearly 2 million views on youtube!)
Thirsk Hour
Next week, Rural Arts is in charge of Thirsk Hour, a weekly twitter hour where all businesses in Thirsk band together to promote all the fantastic events/companies in your local area! With Immy and Angela heading up the ship - it is a sure to be the most fun and useful hour you can have on social media! So stop aimlessly scrolling through Facebook (don't lie to yourself you know you do it) and join the conversation @ThirskHour next Thursday 8th October between 6-7pm.

October half term workshops
This half term we are pulling out all the stops - from Monday 26th we have two workshops a day (yes you read that right - two a day! The Rural Review is never wrong) all with a scary, spooky theme. Whether you are making something to eat, something to wear, or something to stick up on the fridge - we have the workshop for you! To get you in the mood - here is a picture of just one of things you could make:
To sign up for any of these workshops, click HERE

Thanks for reading - join us next week for another Rural Review! 

Friday, 25 September 2015

A Rural Review: Week 5!

September is drawing to a close, which means darker nights, chillier days and the realisation that, to quote a popular TV series, "Winter is coming…". But this has been a brilliant month here at Rural Arts and although the days may be getting colder, the future at Rural Arts is looking bright! With that in mind, let's recap what has happened this week and what we have for you in the month of October.

Whats been happening

ON Tour Season
As we are sure you know, this month signalled the start of our ON Tour season - which means a whole host of village halls from the North Yorkshire region opened their doors to some high class, professional performances courtesy of Rural Arts. So far we have had 686 people book onto ON Tour performances both in September and for upcoming performances, which is an amazing start for ON Tour Autumn 2015. To put that into perspective, 686 people coming to our shows is:
  • 140 more than the amount of people who have been fatally attacked by sharks since 1580
  • The entirety of the full time residents of Vatican City coming to an ON Tour performance. (Plus 114 non full time residents - so if the Pope does ever want to visit he can bring some of his support staff - and if he is reading this he is welcome at any time!)
  • 3x more than the amount of athletes who competed in the first Olympic Games of the modern era 
Although these facts are a little silly we genuinely are thrilled not just with the amount of people who have attended our performances but the feedback we have received from everyone who attended.  Getting feedback from happy audience members is one of our favourite things, and we want to thank every single person who has come to an ON Tour show! But we must not sit on our laurels, it is full steam ahead and 'pedal to the metal' for the rest of season, which segways nicely too…

To say this performance, written by Maxine Peake and first seen at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in June 2014, has been a success would be an understatement! People have come in their droves to see these three performances at Northallerton, Settle and Sharow- including two members of the Rural Arts staff last night and more at the weekend!

With an amazing show last night and two sell out performances tonight and tomorrow, West Yorkshire Playhouse's first foray into rural touring has been an unbridled success  and we cannot think of a better performance subject matter than Beryl Burton, a wonderful sportsperson who deserves all the recognition she gets. Heres to you Beryl!

Courthouse brochures

Our brand new Courthouse brochure has arrived - detailing all the fabulous things you get involved with up until Christmas here at the Courthouse, including performances, workshops and exhibitions. Keep you eyes peeled for these which will be dotted around Thirsk and make sure you pick up a copy so you do not miss out on anything - it is the best way to keep up to date with all things Courthouse (this blog is a close second!) 

Here is our new Courthouse brochure sandwiched between the ON Tour brochures - and don't they both look lovely! Talking of sandwiches…

The Cafe - Something for the kids…

Yes, we know that last segway was a little 'cheesy' but we could't help ourselves! Charlotte has been busy this week rustling up some new items for our 'Courthouse Cafe' menu - take a look at the brand new mouth-watering 'Mac n Cheese' - made especially for the little ones!  

To keep up to date with all things Cafe related - you should like our brand new Facebook page dedicated solely to our award winning 'Courthouse Cafe', and there might even be a free Cream Tea in it for you if you do! Click HERE to do just that!

Whats coming up

#CREATEtour Taster Day - Sunday 4th October
You really don't want to miss out on this! If you are aged between 11-18 and live in the Redcar and East Cleveland area then come to our taster day on the 4th October. It is a free one hour workshop working with amazing jazz singer Lindsay Hannon and her band at Tuned In, Redcar. This is free and travel can be provided if you want to come along and have some fun. Also, if you enjoy the session, this taster day could lead you onto doing our full #CREATEtour - where you will spend 4 days working with Lindsay and her band creating your own short performance which you can then tour to 4 different venues, all free of charge with travel provided! To book e-mail or call 01845 526536.  More information can be found HERE

(P.S If you like the sound of Lindsay but are a little too old to do the #CREATEtour, never fear -you can still watch Lindsay and her band perform as part of ON Tour - book tickets HERE)

WI Exhibition
This is the week of our WI Exhibition and we are super excited! Come down to the gallery from the 26th to the 3rd October (excluding the 30th) to see crafts and archive footage from your local WI. The Women's Institute is an integral part of British modern history and if their centenary is not worth celebrating, then we think very little is- we hope to see you there!

Carve and Decorate a Ceramic Pumpkin
On Monday the 12th October, come and join artist Fiona Mazza to make and decorate your own Ceramic Pumpkin - fire it in the kiln and leave with your own special pumpkin to light up with LED lights for Halloween. This is the first time we have ran this workshop and is already proving to be a popular choice - book to avoid disappointment by calling 01845 526 536.

As you can see- it is all go here, but we can't wait to tell you all about it in next weeks 'Rural Review'. See you there!

Friday, 18 September 2015

A Rural Review: Week 4!

Welcome back to a 'Rural Review'! This week we are back to what we do best (which means considerably less rhyming...) recapping what has been a wonderful week here in the Courthouse, while letting you know what to keep an eye out for over the coming weeks.

Whats been Happening

Holy Moly & The Crackers
 As you may have seen - this week was the return of 'folknroll' band Holy Moly & The Crackers with their fantastic theatre show If the River was Whiskey. The spectacular six piece have just played a super gig in Settle Victoria Hall and are gearing up for their final performance of the ON Tour season at East Cowton which is happening tonight. We always love having this band here who never fail to disappoint! Thanks Holy Moly - you've been cracking!

(P.S If you can't get enough of the Holy Moly sound - you can hear their latest single, 'A punk called Peter' by clicking HERE)

'A Taste of…' Sessions
Our brand new adult art club kicked off this week. 'A Taste Of…' gives everyone the chance to try some brand new art styles, regardless of creative ability. The theme of the week was 'ceramic cupcakes' and the results were pretty impressive if we do say so ourselves! 

If these pictures appeal to the secret artist in you, you can still book onto all the rest of these fabulous workshops by clicking HERE and get involved on twitter at #tasteofart

Kevin comes to visit
Friday has been an exciting day at the Courthouse as local MP Kevin Hollinrake visited Rural Arts to run a surgery session in our media suite and then meet with Rural Arts staff to discuss art and culture in Rural areas.The day was a huge success -you are welcome back at any point Kevin!

If you needed photographic proof - here is Kevin Hollinrake and some of our Rural Arts staff outside The Courthouse

Meetings Galore
Our meeting with Mr Hollinkrake was one of only a number events hosted by Rural Arts this week. On monday we had 53 visitors from the housing association in our Courthouse, which certainly means a busier than day than usual here at Rural Arts. They were managed wonderfully by our Cafe and front of house staff - in particular our cafe manager Charlotte who never fails to impress! Remember - if you have an event that needs hosting in North Yorkshire, Rural Arts is the place to go! 

Whats Coming Up

Beryl - West Yorkshire Playhouse
The next performance of our ON Tour season is sure to be a winner! Beryl, a play written by the star of stage and screen Maxine Peake, was a sell out, critically acclaimed success when it premiered in summer of 2014. After another sell-out run in summer, We are absolutely thrilled to have this wonderful piece about a yorkshire sporting legend coming to our ON Tour season. However, this post comes with a warning - tickets are being bought almost as fast as Beryl cycled- so we would suggest snapping them up as quickly as you can or you may end up empty handed!

To buy tickets for the performance at Northallerton Forum on the 24th September call 01609 776230, or to book for Settle Victoria Hall on the 25th September or St Johns Sharow on the 26th September, click HERE 
WI Exhibition
When one thinks of Britian, they think of bad weather, fish and chips, big ben, and the Women's Institute (with maybe some other things!). 2015 is a big year for the WI as they celebrate 100 years of inception - and to honour this fantastic part of British culture there will be an exhibition in our gallery commemorating this amazing organisation. Come down to from the 26th September to the 3rd of October (not open on the 30th September) to see some handicrafts and archive material from your local WI.
We'll sign off here - thanks for reading and we will back next week for another Rural Review! 

Friday, 11 September 2015

A Rhyming Rural Review: Week 3!

Here at Rural Arts we love a challenge… With our next ON Tour performance being the fantastic 'folknroll' band Holy Moly & The Crackers and their toe-tapping performance 'If the River was Whiskey', we decided to recap whats happened here at Rural Arts and what's to come, completely in rhyme. To book onto Holy Moly's amazing show on the 17th and 18th September click HERE - they completely sold out when they last toured with us previously so grab them while you can! *Deep Breaths* Here we go…

A Rural Review: The Rhyming Edition

We'll start with this week, with what's gone before,
And an amazing performance that kicked off ONTour,
A piece where we heard one man laugh, talk and sing,
And show us his list of most brilliant things,
A piece that has been in New York as top billing,
We were so lucky to have it in Gilling,
Every Brilliant Thing was impossible to resist,
And a reason an audience member will 'start his own list!'
Another wrote it made them 'cry with laughter'
This was all down to Johnny, an incredible actor,
And all who attended, even if they tried to be resilient
Couldn't leave that hall without feeling just a little bit brilliant
But this isn't all that happened this week,
This week in the courthouse was the week of the tweet!
On Thursday Rural Arts promoted 'Thirsk Hour'
A twitter campaign giving local business some power,
Find it every Thursday on Twitter with a 7pm start
and if you want to follow us we are @ruralarts!
And so with this weeks fantastic events all done,
Let's turn our attention to what is to come!
We have many new workshops which are well worth a look,
From iPad troubles to the binding of books,
So if you want to know how bind a book right,
Click here to enrol on our lovely website,
And we are proud to give the WI some deserved recognition,
Come to our Gallery late September to see their amazing exhibition,
And are you are bored of the same evenings down the pub?
 well then click HERE to sign up for our adults art club!
If you have kids, either young or in their teens,
October half term is packed with activities for Halloween,
Edible spiders, mini beasts and creature masks galore,
come and make something spooky (with not too much gore!),
And of course our cafe is open, lovely as ever,
always good for a natter whatever the weather,
And our final event, what we wrote this blog for,
Is our brand new event next week for ONTour,
Holy Moly are here! at East Cowton and Settle,
Who will wow with their singing and their instrumentals,
If the River was Whiskey is a guaranteed fun time,
(And we promise they are much more skilled than us in rhyme!)
So next Thursday and Friday, come sing and dance,
We know you'll love it if you give it a chance,
We hope to see you there, and if not we might cry,
And there's not much else to do but sign off with a…. See you for the next blog! ;)
*and exhales…*

Friday, 4 September 2015

A Rural Review: Week 2!

"You're six years old. Mum's in Hospital. Dad says she's 'done something stupid'. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that's brilliant in the world.

Everything that's worth living for:

1. Ice Cream
2. Kung Fu Movies
3. Burning things
4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
5. Construction Cranes
6. Me

You leave it on her pillow. You know she's read it because she corrects your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of it's own."

This is the blurb of the first performance of our Autumn 2015 ON Tour season Every Brilliant Thing, which is being performed on Tuesday 8th September at Gilling East Village Hall. So for this week we thought we would use this play's fantastic concept as inspiration and play around with the form of our blog!  Below our lovely staff let us know what previous or upcoming event would be top of their very own 'Rural Arts themed' brilliant list! 

P.S tickets are running very low for Every Brilliant Thing so you should grab one immediately - (Tickets can be bought HERE!)

Angela Hall – Director

Over the last week I popped in to see the artist Suzie Devey to check on the progress of the mural we commissioned that is being created at the Hambleton and Richmond NHS Specialist Children’s Services Centre. The mural is coming along fantastically and we are thrilled with the work that Suzie is doing. Debbie Pearson, the team leader of the service, commented that “Suzie has worked really closely with us and her work reflects exactly what we hoped for.” Some of Suzie’s inspiration came from a workshop that she held with children who use the centre, their siblings and their mums, dads and carers. Based around exciting animals the mural is looking increasingly lovely by the day, as you can see below!:

We also want to extend a huge 'thank you' to the Children's Services Centre for their amazing fundraising efforts which have been truly 'brilliant!' The mural will be completed by the 30th October and more information on the service can be found here:

Sophie Backhouse - ON Tour Manager

The brilliant thing that i am looking forward to is…. folk band Holy Moly & The Crackers are back in our ON Tour Autumn 2015 season! A few years ago and earlier this year the band toured throughout North Yorkshire to our venues, their show is great fun and you can’t help but be uplifted by their rowdy folk songs. On the 17th & 18th of September they are playing East Cowton Village Hall and Settle Victoria Hall, you will definitely see me bopping away at the East Cowton show! Also I want to give a quick shout out to Pickering Arts, a group of promoters, who have recently created their own Facebook page. They are a fantastic bunch who programme amazing show and they are definitely worth a click!

To book for Holy Moly & the Crackers, click HERE and to follow Pickering Arts (which you totally should) click here:

Angela Holt - Courtroom Manager

Over the last week we have had some brilliant work in from Trevor Price - a fantastic artist who specialises in drypoints and etchings which are handmade and hand printed in his studios in London and St Ives. I am really excited to have it available for sale in our gallery - if you dropping by at Rural Arts over the next few weeks make sure you check them out!

The Tea Drinkers by Trevor Price - as can be seen at Rural Arts!

Jayne Rawlins - Outreach Team

Starting on September the 16th is our adults art class - 'A taste of' sessions which I am sure will be brilliant! It is the first time we have ran them in a while and the programme is full of exciting things to try out. I am particularly looking forward to the 'Ceramic Cakes' in the first week, although this is only the start of an amazing few months of arty fun up until Christmas! If you would like to book onto any of these adults art club sessions or want any more info - click HERE

Jade Graham - Gallery Intern 

My 'brilliant thing' is also tinged with a little sadness - this week our amazing exhibition 'The Forest of Possibilities' came down. We all loved having the exhibition in our gallery over the last 4 weeks and had so many amazing comments about all the different pieces - we just want to say thank you to all the artists involved for allowing us to showcase such unique and interesting work.

This will be sadly missed in our Gallery!

Charlotte Hartley - Cafe Manager

The whole of the 'FRESH' season I loved. My favourite performance from the season was 'The Maids' by local company Hedgepig Theatre - I took my 16 year old daughter who was sceptical before the show but could not take her eyes of it once it had started - it was an extraordinary, spell-binding performance! (FRESH is returning next year but for visual artists - if you are an artist who has recently graduated and want people talking about you this way get in contact with

To find out more about Hedgepig Theatre follow this link:

Immy Shaw - Marketing Officer

I’m  really excited that i’ve been asked to run a workshop at Rural Arts later this month in book-binding! I’ve worked here for around a year and have helped artists prepare and run workshops, so i’m looking forward to do one myself :). (To book onto this workshop you can click HERE)

An example of a book you could make if you turn up to Immy's workshop!

We’ve also just sent our ON Tour brochure off to print, which we’ve been working on for a while now - I can’t wait for it to arrive soon so we can send it out across North Yorkshire. There have been some amazing shows programmed for the year ahead, i'm so excited for the season to start on Tuesday with the most brilliant of Every Brilliant Thing! 

Lizzie Medley - Rural Arts Apprentice

Our Kids Arts Club is starting again next week! I love running these workshops on a Thursday and a Saturday, I am so excited to see some familiar faces again and hopefully meet some new ones! 

To book onto this course click HERE (P.S If you book all 12 sessions you get two sessions free which equals a saving of £13! - how good is that?!)

Joe Hennessy - ON Tour Assistant Intern

The brilliant thing that I am excited for is the #CREATEtour - a project we run where young people aged 11-18 get the chance to work with a professional performer creating a short piece which is then toured around local venue's as the opening act for their show. Since I joined the staff this is one of the projects I have been most looking forward to getting involved with  - we are recruiting for it now in the Redcar and East Cleveland area and I am counting down the days until October! If you want to know more about the #CREATEtour project click HERE

The previous participants of #CREATEtour in Redcar!

Thanks for reading and we'll see you next week - you've been brilliant! ;)

Friday, 28 August 2015

A Rural Review: Week 1!

Welcome to 'A Rural Review' - a new weekly blog from Rural Arts where we recap all the exciting things that have been happening over the last week, and point you in the direction of more exciting events to look out for in the near future!

What's been happening

Summer Slam!
This thursday saw our final performance of the 'FRESH' season, the Summer Slam, a night with 3 poets, a packed courthouse and plenty of Pimms! We were thrilled with how the event turned out, and want to thank everyone that attended for making our final 'FRESH' performance so special. We also need to say a massive thank you to our three poets, Keelan Swift, Laurence O'Reilly and Andy Humphrey, who lit up the evening with their enthusiasm, wit and talent.

P.S although finished for now, this is not the last you will see of 'FRESH'…. it will be returning in Spring and we need YOU! If you are an artist who has recently graduated and would like the chance to exhibit your work in a purpose-built gallery (who wouldn't?!) contact

Papercutting Workshop
On Saturday Rural Arts was awash with the sounds of cutting and sticking. Claire Brewster, a talented local artist, came in and did a fabulous paper cutting workshop with young people. We don't need to say much more - the pictures speak for themselves!

Innovation Project
The Outreach time has also been busy over the last few weeks - our 'innovation project' working with elderly people to reduce loneliness and isolation all across the North Yorkshire region has just come to a close. It has been a wonderful new venture for us and we have loved being a part of it. We even made it into the Ripon Gazette!  

Edinburgh Fringe
Over the last two weeks, three members of the Rural Arts team have travelled up to Edinburgh to try and tackle the exhilarating insanity that is the Fringe Festival. We have seen a little bit of everything, from children's shows to comedies, dance to live art, with shows ranging from tackling tourettes to a 70's cops pastiche with a performance including a live working Robot thrown in for good measure. 
Our personal highlights include: 
  • My name is… - a powerful theatre performance about religion and race set in Glasgow
  • Bromance - a truly unique circus show with three performances exploring what it is to be a male friend
  • Backstage in Biscuit Land - A show about living with Tourettes and how to celebrate, not be ashamed of, your differences. 

These are just a few of the shows we saw - if you have been to fringe we would love to hear what your favourite show was - get in contact with us via Facebook or Twitter (@ruralarts).

Whats coming up

Every Brilliant Thing
This uplifting and heart-warming show comes to us with critical acclaim and an 4 month transfer to New York under it's belt. Every Brilliant Thing is in North Yorkshire for one night only, the 8th September at Gilling East Village Hall, before another national and international tour. Tickets are selling very fast indeed so get yours now! Click here to hear the co-writer and star Johnny Donahoe talk more about the piece.

To book call 01845 526 536 or follow the link to book online:

Brochures Galore!
In the upcoming weeks look out for ON Tour brochure, detailing all the performances that could be happening in a village hall near you up until spring 2016 - and our Courthouse Brochure which lets you know all the fun things that will be happening at our Courthouse up until Christmas time, will be released! This is the best way to keep up-to-date with everything Rural Arts is involved with (apart from this blog of course!)

Art Clubs
The Rural Arts art club is back by popular demand! If you are between 5-18 and would like to give arts a go- sign up now for our weekly club that starts in September on a Thursday or Saturday, taught by professional artists with a wide range of skills. To find out more or to book call 01845 526 536 or follow the link to our website:

Also, new for this season, we are hosting an adult art club! Sessions are on from 10:30-12 on a Wednesday, beginning on the 16th September. These sessions are tailored to everyone, regardless of creative ability. Come along, explore a new style of art or develop a new technique - and hopefully take something unique home at the end.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Rural Arts prepares for a ‘brilliant’ season!

We are kicking off our ON Tour 2015 season with a play that has wowed audiences and critics alike across the globe.

For one night only, Gilling East Village Hall is hosting a performance of Every Brilliant Thing- a hilarious and uplifting tale about the lengths we go to for those we love. After a tour of the U.K and a hugely successful transfer to New York, Pentabus’ theatre event is one guaranteed to make you laugh and maybe even shed a tear or two! In a 4 star review, Time Out London suggests that Every Brilliant Thing is “filled to the brim with joy…beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny.”

Here's a sneak preview of what you will get to see:

Every Brilliant Thing is the opening act of our ON Tour Autumn 2015 season. A scheme that has been running for over 15 years, ON Tour delivers professional theatre out into the rural areas of North Yorkshire. This means that everyone in the region is given the opportunity to see performances of the highest quality.

“This performance is extra special to us because it is the first date of our brand new tour” says Pentabus, the theatre company who created Every Brilliant Thing. “ We’re super excited – we can’t wait to visit!”

This is only the first of a fantastic number of events and performances in the ON Tour Autumn season with upcoming performances from Newcastle band Holy Moly & the Crackers, as featured on the BBC introducing stage, and West Yorkshire Playhouse’s first ever rural tour; so keep you eyes peeled for these exciting events coming to a venue near you!

And don't forget our final FRESH 'pay-what-you-think' performance, the poetry Summer Slam, is happening on Thursday 27th August (with free Pimms on arrival!!!!) For more details on what is sure you to be a fantastic event click HERE

Every Brilliant Thing is being performed at Gilling East Village Hall on the 8th September at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:30. Please note there is no bar at this performance, but this is a ‘bring-your-own-bottle” event, so feel free to bring a drink (or two!) of your choice from 7:30 onwards.

Tickets can be reserved over the phone on 01845 526 536 or by following the link:

Join the conversation online at @RuralArts #ONTour15