Arts festival returns to Knaresborough library

The Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts (FEVA) returns to Knaresborough library with a jam-packed programme from 9 to 18 August.

Emma Decent

Among the events on offer is a children’s story trail on Tuesday, 13 August, filled with tales of brave knights and courageous damsels. Children aged five to eight will solve clues along the way before enjoying a guided tour of the castle.

The secret sites of wartime Britain will be the subject of local author Colin Philpott’s talk on Tuesday, 13 August. He will be exploring where the sites were, why they were needed and what has happened to them since.

On Wednesday, 14 August, Emma Decent will bring her one-woman show, I Don’t Know What I’m Supposed to be Doing, to the library. A show about mothers, daughters and dementia, Emma uses poetry, theatre and library books to create a funny, moving and life-affirming experience.

Amanda Taylor will visit the library on Thursday, 15 August, to talk about her book, Aram. A tale of class, religion, incest and murder, it tells the true story of Eugene Aram, Knaresborough’s most notorious villain.

County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “It’s great to see the return of FEVA, which brings people of all ages to Knaresborough library over the summer holidays. With such an exciting programme on offer, I would urge residents to get their tickets and show their support for this unique local event.”

The story trail starts at 10.30am and tickets cost £2 per child (must be accompanied, parents and younger siblings are free). Booking is essential. The other events begin at 7pm and tickets cost £5. Signed copies of Colin and Amanda’s books will be available to buy. Places are limited.

Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre in the library or from the FEVA website. For more information, contact the library.

This story was published 29 July 2019