Ripon Cathedral Revealed

Ripon Cathedral Revealed’ will run from Thursday 28 April to Monday 2 May 2016.

The weekend of events begins with the Festival Jazz Preview Evening with wine, canapés and speaker Martin Fish: a well-known gardener, writer and media personality.
The evening offers an opportunity to view the magnificent flower displays by award winning arrangers before the general public.

The whole festival offers a variety of activities including the spectacular Flower festival, Food festival, Children’s creative activities, Musical events including the Cathedral Choir, rounding off with our well known, annual Beer Festival within the Cathedral grounds on the May Day Bank Holiday Monday.

The weekend promises to be exciting, captivating, fun and fulfilling.

This festival is to celebrate the Cathedral’s rich heritage in the beautiful surroundings of Ripon, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

We look forward to you joining us.

This is an opportunity not to be missed.

What’s on over the Festival Weekend

Jazz Preview Evening
Thursday 28 April
(7pm onwards)

Tickets £15 available on the door

View the Flower Displays before the General Public

Live Music by Jazz Band Richmond Jam

Ceramic Art Installation

Free canapés

Bar

Speaker Martin Fish: a well known gardener, writer and media personality

The Vision of Ripon Cathedral is revealed

Introductions by The Dean

Rare opportunity to view Ancient Manuscripts from the Brotherton Library archive

A Year in the Life of the Cathedral video

There is also a special VIP package which , following on from the preview, you will have the privilege to enjoy an evening of fine dining with The Dean of Ripon at The Old Deanery. (Tickets £75, can only be purchased in advance by contacting the Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign Office on 01765 603583. Numbers are very limited)

Friday 29 April
(10am – 4pm)

Tickets £8 available on the door

Spectacular Flower displays

Food and Drink Festival on the Deer Park.

Ceramic Art Installation

The Cathedral pop up Café

Fairground Organ

Talk with the Cathedral Architect, 11am – 12pm

Live Performance by The Yorkshire Decibels, 12pm – 1pm

Organ recital by our Organ Scholar, 1pm – 2pm

Live Classical Guitar by Galina Vale, 2pm – 3pm

Drop in Embroidery workshop, all day

Rare Opportunity to see the Royal Portraits in Minster House, 3pm – 4pm (x2 30 minute tours)

Live readings of the Bible

A Year in the Life of the Cathedral video

Diocesan Map

Evensong

Pilgrimage Trail: Treasures Untold, 7pm

Friday 29 April
(10am – 4pm)

Tickets £8 available on the day. 

Spectacular Flower displays

Food and Drink Festival on the Deer Park.

Ceramic Art Installation

The Cathedral pop up Café

Fairground Organ

In the Footsteps of St Wilfrid, a talk by Prof Joyce Hill, 11am – 12pm

Live Performance by The Yorkshire Decibels, 12pm – 1pm

Organ recital by our Organ Scholar, 1pm – 2pm

Live Classical Guitar by Galina Vale, 2pm – 3pm

Drop in Embroidery workshop, all day

Rare Opportunity to see the Royal Portraits in Minster House, 3pm – 4pm (x2 30 minute tours)

Live readings of the Bible

A Year in the Life of the Cathedral video

Diocesan Map

Experience Evensong

Sunday 1 May
(1pm – 4pm)
Tickets £5 available on the door

Spectacular Flower Displays

The Cathedral pop up Café

Ceramic Art Installation

Fairground Carousel and Organ

Tours of the Bell Tower: includes the ringing rooms, the bells, the Cathedral clock and a ringing demonstration. 1pm – 3pm (Please note: tours limited to 10 people, not suitable for people with mobility difficulties or children under 8. Free, but must be booked from the box office on the day.)

Meet & Greet Bishop Nick, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Festival Songs of Praise, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Live readings of the Bible

A Year in the Life of the Cathedral video

Diocesan Map

Monday 2 May
(10am – 5pm)

Tickets £8 available on the door

Spectacular Flower displays

The Cathedral pop up Café

Ceramic Art Installation

Charity Exhibition

Fairground Carousel and Organ

Beer Festival on the Deer Park (Entry price: £3.50)

Live performance by Rock Choir, 1.45pm

Drop in Embroidery workshop, all day

Tours of the Bell Tower: includes the ringing rooms, the bells, the Cathedral clock and a ringing demonstration. 2pm – 3pm  (Please note: tours limited to 10 people, not suitable for people with mobility difficulties or children under 8. Free, but must be booked from the box office on the day.)

Come and Play our Organ, 11am – 1pm

Talk by Revd. Paul Reily from the Scargill Movement, 11am – 12pm

Holy Men and Holy Women: The Saints whom Wilfrid knew’, a talk by Prof Joyce Hill, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Live readings of the Bible

A Year in the life of the cathedral video

Diocesan Map

Pilgrimage trail: Benedictine Foundation, 7pm




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Please click on the link below to be taken to our online Box Office. Entrance for children is free. If you buy more than five advance day tickets from our box office, you receive a 50p discount per ticket.

Tickets are also available to purchase on the day. 

Jazz Preview £15, Day Tickets £8 (£5 on Sunday) 

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There are many ways you can be involved in this exciting event.
Click the link below to find out more.

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For any information about the Festival please contact Molly on

01765 603583 or mollybarrs@riponcathedral.org.uk

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