Vintage textiles, Eric Clapton and the launch of Sofar Sounds Harrogate. It's all happening in Harrogate this month.
UNLESS your numbers came up on the New Year Lottery there’s
a good chance you’re back at work and looking down the wrong end of the most miserable
month of the year.
Only last week we were in the “Crimbo Limbo” period, permanently
in our PJs while polishing off the last of the Quality Street and getting in some
serious sofa time in front of a box-set.
Now January stretches out before us like a grey, featureless
moonscape, with pay day just a distant dot on the horizon.
It’s a cruel month and it’s not going away any day soon so
we’re going to help you get through it by pointing you in the direction of some
great events coming up in Harrogate.
Berwins Salon North |Jan 25 | The Crown
Hotel | 7.30pm
A stimulating evening of debate on the
theme of constitution, guaranteed to blow the last of the Christmas cobwebs from
Berwins is a continuing programme of talks
presented by experts, aimed at cultivating debate on the arts, science and philosophy.
The revolutionary initiative recently came
sixth in GQ magazine’s Top 100 Things to do in the World, so expect tickets to disappear
Information at www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/salon-north
Icons of the Eighties |Jan 20 | Harrogate
Convention Centre | 7.30pm
Three acts from the more credible end of
the eighties pop scene are heading to the Convention Centre’s 2000-seat auditorium
Nik Kershaw, The Cutting Crew and Go West accrued
an admirable collection of hits between them so expect a great night of music
from this triple-header.
Information at www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk/whats-on
Sheila Bownas: A Yorkshire Life in Pattern
| Closes Sunday | Mercer Gallery
Fans of vintage textile design would do
well to catch this brilliant exhibition before it closes on January 8.
Sheila Bownas was the rural North Yorkshire
lass with a love for design, who went on to sell her works to Liberty and Co, Marks & Spencer and Laura
Ashley, Bownasamongst others.
The exhibition collects some of the many bold works which she continued to
create right up to her death at the age of 82.
Information at www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20152/mercer_art_gallery
Sofar City Harrogate | January 31 | Venue
and artists to be announced
Created by music lovers for music lovers, the global Sofar Sounds movement launches
in Harrogate this month.
The concept is simple; register with Sofar and you can attend, perform at,
or even host a live music event in your home town.
Artist and locations are kept a secret until shortly before each show, which
can be held anywhere from a warehouse or club to somebody’s kitchen. Recent gigs
in other UK Sofar cities have included James Bay and Hozier.
Register at www.sofarsounds.com/harrogate
Premier of Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars
| Jan 10 | Everyman Cinema
Blues/rock veteran Eric Clapton gets his own biopic and you can see it
before anyone else at this exclusive screening at the Everyman in Harrogate.
Following the film there will be a live Q&A session featuring Clapton
and the film’s director Lili Fini Zanuck, beamed to participating Everyman cinemas
around the UK (including Harrogate).
Tickets and information at www.everymancinema.com/harrogate/film-info/eric-clapton-life-in-12-bars-premiere-live-qa#scroll