Harrogate International Festivals – Year Round
“The north of England’s leading arts Festival” The Times
The north of England’s leading arts Festival” The Times
A charitable organisation, our passion, ambition and innovative eye maintains our position as an arts organisation delivering Festivals of national importance, as well as a key cultural provider for the North throughout the year.
Established with a reputation for delivering the world’s most enthralling performers to our doorstep, we create distinctive cultural experiences through our year-round delivery of festivals, series and events, as well as nurturing local young talent. Our diverse portfolio dramatically increases the cultural and tourism offer for Harrogate and the surrounding area.
As well as entertaining audiences, we bring internationally acclaimed artists to work with young people and communities all year-round. Our outreach and education work taps into the arts to change lives.
Our calendar of work includes:
Harrogate International Spring Series – international chamber concert series
Harrogate Festival – international arts festival throughout July, the foundation of all our work
Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival – a stellar line up of literary events in beautifully intimate settings
Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival – world class, award winging literature weekend
Harrogate History Festival – an innovative new Festival celebrating the genre of historical writing and its authors
Our year-round work and outreach work encompasses a wide range of innovative projects and events:
Young Musician’s Platform – creating a platform for local and international talent
Spiegeltent – diverse artists in a unique venue
Children’s Festival – literature, music and arts delivered within the Spiegeltent setting
SalonNorth – a revolutionary movement exploring the best of arts, science and psychology
Big Read – increasing engagement in reading across the north of England
Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year – national partnership with libraries and bookshops to celebrate outstanding crime fiction with readers
Reader in Residence – supporting literacy development across the region
Musical Mums – weekly singing project for teen mums and their babies
Global Villages world music deliver across rural area of the District
You’re Booked – a digital hub for aspiring writers and readers