W25: Sunday Lunch Walk (new)
Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start White Swan Gilling West 9.15am. 8 miles. Easy / Moderate. £7.
Our now traditional end-of-Festival Sunday Lunch Walk will again be centred around The White Swan at Gilling West but will this time take a new figure-of-eight route via Skeeby to return us to our starting point. We start with a very pleasant stroll alongside Skeeby Beck. If we are lucky we may see a kingfisher. Through the little village of Skeeby, we take field paths and vehicle tracks with excellent long-distance views on both sides to Brompton Bridge. Crossing the beck, we head back to Skeeby then to Gilling by a different route in time for lunch at The White Swan. The walk is on generally easy gradients, but may be muddy in places and there are a few stiles.
Generously supported by The White Swan - Gilling West.
T10: Exploring Richmond
Meet outside the Town Hall at 12.00 noon. Free, but please book a place. Donations to the Richmond Mayor’s Charities most welcome.
Your costumed guide, a Richmond policeman of 1842, takes you for a walk back in time. Lasts just over an hour.
Locomotive Rhythm - Graeme Robinson
Richmond Station DL10 4LD * 2pm: walk to Easby * free, although a donation to The Station would be appreciated * no booking required
'Locomotive Rhythm' is a new piece of music celebrating the local railway heritage of the north east of England and the world-changing developments leading to the birth of the modern railway system, heralded by the opening of The Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825. The work features new and unique instrumentation, in the form of replica locomotive wheels, cast in a local foundry using recycled bronze and aluminium, to produce resonant percussion effects inspired by walks along disused railway track beds, wagon ways and station platforms. A walk along the railway line to Easby starts at 2pm and is followed by a percussion performance by Graeme on the return of the walkers.
E14: Former MP, Clare Short and her 'Desert Island Books'
Richmond School Main Hall, DL10 7BQ * 7.30pm * Tickets £8 * Book stall * Fair Trade bar * Disabled access
Former Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood and Secretary of State for International Development between 1997-2003, Clare Short will be in conversation with Judy Moorhouse, former President of the NUT, about the books that have spoken to her concerns and influenced her thinking.
Generously supported by the Richmond Fairtrade Forum