What's On / Local Events in Richmond, North Yorkshire

What’s On is a free service for individuals and organisations in and around Richmond including all of Richmondshire and communities throughout the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

If you are a commercial provider of events and activities, we are pleased to publicise your business too. To discover how to use What’s On for a modest fee just email – info@whatsonrichmond.co.uk

4 April - 24 October
Venue: Bedale Sports Club and Community Centre
Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Bedale and Dales Croquet Club
BSCCC Sports Ground, Leyburn Road, Bedale, DL8 1HA
The season starts on Tuesday 4th April 2023 and finishes Tuesday 24th October 2023.
You are warmly invited to come along and try the game of croquet, whether you are a complete novice or have experience of the game. Club members are available at the sports ground to offer tuition and guidance. The main club day is Tuesday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, with other weekdays available to members. Mallets are available for newcomers.
Throughout the season we play club and inter-club matches with clubs in North Yorkshire and County Durham and have several social events throughout the year.
If you are interested in having a go, contact the Secretary, Rob Brown Tel: 01969 625306; Email: wardlebrown@gmail.com

01969 625306

21 April - 22 December
Venue: Green Howards Museum
Time: Mon-Sat 10:00-16:00

Our special exhibition, Great Escapes, explores a rich history of daring feats, escape and evasion, the kindness of strangers, personal sacrifice and real-life survival by the skin of your teeth.


29 May - 23 December
Venue: Green Howards Museum
Time: 24/7

This special online exhibition will be available on our website for you to access regardless of whether or not can can visit the museum during this anniversary year.


31 August - 27 September
Venue: The Station
Time: 09:00 - 20:00 Monday - Saturday, 09:00 - 19:00 Sunday

Artists from around the Dales & Moors area who work in various media and are members of Brigantia - Art, Craft & Design Association who have come together to display their work. All work is inspired by the landscape they find around them and produced in their own studios at their homes.

Exhibiting artists include:

Clare Dean, Lyn Bailey, Andrew Moodie, Shirley Sheppard, Jo Garlick, Lynda Logan, Jane Carpenter, Clothylde Vergnes, Sally Parkin, Beatrice Jackson


15 September - 26 September
Venue: The Station
Time: 09:00 - 20:00 Monday - Saturday, 09:00 - 19:00 Sunday

A series of photographs accompanied by short essays about Kisdon Hill, written by those with a close relationship to this special fell in Upper Swaledale.


15 September - 24 September
Venue: In and around Richmond
Time: 09:00 to 10:00

Our walks programme offers a selection of walks of varying length and ability each day in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. These are led by friendly and knowledgeable local people and visit interesting local historic estates as well as remote moorland locations with beautiful and wild views. Some mornings and each evening an event is held in various venues in Richmond featuring authors talking about their works plus performers at the Georgian Theatre Royal . Subjects range from Ernest Shackleton to the story of life on Earth. Outdoor topics include the head of paths at the Ramblers talking about Lost Paths and Sally Coulthard owner of a Yorkshire smallholding in conversation about the history of the countryside. A full of description of events is to be found in our brochure or online.

23 September
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 1930

Sir Nick Young's memoir is a fascinating and candid account of his thirteen successful years as chief executive of the British Red Cross (2001-2014). During this critical period he led the organisation's response to a financial crisis, the Iraq War, the Asian Tsunami, the London bombings, a kidnapping, the fighting in Syria, media challenges, and numerous earthquakes, floods and other disasters. Nick shares the strains and the moments of personal fulfilment, relief and humour, as he played a key role in the humanitarian response to some of the 21st Century's most dramatic and dangerous events.

Nick will be in conversation with Peter Barron, Editor of the Northern Echo for 40 years and Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham

A Richmond Walking & Book Festival Event. £12