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2021 Events

Celebrate Richmond 950 is a year-long programme of events and projects for and by our community. The celebration is for sharing throughout Richmondshire as well as with visitors who come from further afield to enjoy our lovely town for a day, a week or perhaps even longer!

Local groups, individuals and the organisers of Celebrate Richmond 950 have worked to produce a programme of events that we feel sure will offer sufficient variety to offer something of interest for everyone. More events are in the pipeline, so please watch this space.

All are invited to take part in some or all of the many events to celebrate the birth of Richmond castle and our favourite Yorkshire market town.

There are one-off events from concerts to talks, markets to brewing, golf to garden openings through to larger projects that have come about whilst planning this year of commemoration. These include a new woodland of 950 trees, community archaeology, a children’s writing project and a new exhibition showing how Richmond has communicated through the centuries.


Drink to this anniversary year with two celebration brews from Richmond Brewing Company – Red Rufus and Celebrate 950. These will be available as cask and bottled from the brewery at The Station and selected local pubs.

Some events may also be available on Zoom or YouTube. To find out what, where and when, please look at the individual events.

All events are subject to current Covid-19 restrictions and may be altered to accommodate the guidance and rules in force at the time.

Events may be added as the year progresses – please keep visiting this site - www.richmond950.co.uk - for up to the minute information.

View the Events Leaflet...

March
3
Wednesday

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Richmond and District Civic Society Lecture

The Early Years of Richmond Castle

In the lead up to the official launch of the 950th festivities at the end of March, the Civic Society welcome William Wyeth, Properties Historian for English Heritage, who specialises in medieval castles and will share for the first time his...

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April
7
Wednesday

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Richmond and District Civic Society Lecture

Richmond’s Gardens and Designed Landscapes - Through the Ages

Valerie Hepworth, BEM, presents this evening's lecture. Val Hepworth was a founder of the Yorkshire Gardens Trust and a former Chairman of the Association of Garden Trusts. She has dedicated much of her life to the cause of garden and...

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April
17
Saturday

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Music for a Norman Court

Trouvere Perform on Authentic Period Instruments

With Paul Leigh, Gill Page and singer Richard de Winter Follow the history of Norman Richmond in this programme of music from the 11th and 12th centuries.  Their programme takes in music of the Saxon and Norman church, the songs of the...

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May
5
Wednesday

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Richmond and District Civic Society Lecture

Richmond and the Picturesque

De. Veronique Gerard Powell discusses Richmond's historic townscape and beautiful setting, which have been a source of inspiration for famous and less well-known artists and many more who have been influenced by the Picturesque Movement. A...

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May
8
Saturday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Official Launch of Celebrate Richmond 950

Historical Market and Street Entertainment

Medieval musicians, Town Crier, jester, Victorian policeman, historical market stalls, storytelling and more. Madcap music capering from medieval minstrels Trouvere – with bagpipe, flute and drum -  catchy rhythms and original...

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May
9
Sunday

Richmond Swimming Pool

Richmondshire Leisure Trust Annual Open Day Marking its 45th Anniversary.  

A day of fun for the pool's 45th birthday celebrations and comemorating Celebrate Richmond 950. Events include Richmondshire Dales Swimming Club & Richmond Tri Club Demonstrations Aquafit, Aqua play - come and try! Special...

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May
28
Friday

Richmond Meet CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Start of the 129th Richmond Meet

The Annual Richmond Meet

Details to follow in February.

 

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May
30
Sunday

The Richmond Meet CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Day Three of this Popular Weekend

The Annual Richmond Meet

Details to follow in February

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May
31
Monday