Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign is delighted to announce another year of fundraising events to look forward to in 2018. Kindly supported by local Business Partners, CNG of Harrogate, Brewin Dolphin (Leeds), Stratstone BMW and Stratstone Mini of Harrogate.

The return of the successful Spring Food Home and Garden Show on Saturday 14 April, with local head chefs cooking live in the cathedral including Past MasterChef the Professionals contestant Lee Rushforth from the Old Deanery. With over 50 stalls of seasonal food and springtime gifts, there will be the opportunity to meet gardener Doug Stewart as well as a bird of prey from Thorp Perrow. Entry is £3 and Children under 14 can enter for free.

The popular annual Cathedral Beer Festival will be taking place on May Day Monday 7 May, with award winning beers, delicious hot food and great live music from The Grand Ole Uke of York and Two Well Worn.

 An exciting new event, Ripon Cathedral in the Frame art exhibition will open with the preview night on Thursday 24 May, with special guest BBC Antiques Roadshow Expert Adam Schoon  and run until Sunday 3 June. The exhibition will explore Ripon’s illustrated history through artworks of Ripon, its cathedral and the surrounding area.  There will also be a number of events such as talks by the artists Harold Gosney, and Artist in Residence Rob Pointon, a valuation day and private tours of the dean’s residence. Please visit the website for all the information

The world-famous brass band the Black Dyke Band will return to Ripon Cathedral again for another sell out concert on Saturday 9 June. Tickets will go on sale online in early February.

Other fundraising events that will take place at the cathedral include:

Leeds Festival Chorus Concert on Saturday 14 July.

The Dean’s Banquet, the exclusive annual fundraising dinner on Friday 28 September.

The Christmas Gift and Food Fair on Saturday 24 November.

The Story of Christmas with Carols on Saturday 1 December.

We hope you can join us at these exciting events, which help to raise much needed funds to support the future developments at Ripon Cathedral.

 For more information please visit the fundraising events section on the Cathedral website, or contact Molly Barrs, Fundraising Events Officer on molly[email protected] or 01765 603583