General Events
Remembering Victoria Wood with Jasper Rees
(+ wine tasting!)

Merchant Taylors’ Hall, Aldwark, York 
7.30pm, 3rd December 2021


An evening in two parts, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of wine and some canapés to enjoy whilst we remember our late Patron, Victoria Wood with Jasper Rees, her authorised biographer. After a short break, Stuart will introduce us to a number of wines in a presentation which will be both instructive and entertaining.

If you are not local to York and would like to make a weekend of it, you’ll also be able to enjoy York’s famous Christmas Market.

For tickets and more info, click HERE

The Courage to Care: A Call to Compassion with Christie Watson

Tuesday 7 December, 5:30pm

Hill House School

FREE EVENT (Booking required)


Christie Watson is an award-winning bestselling writer. She was a registered paediatric nurse for twenty years. Spending most of her career in paediatric intensive care in large NHS hospitals before becoming a resuscitation officer.

Her first non-fiction book, The Language of kindness, was published in 2018 and was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award and Waverton Good Read Award, and her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, also achieved international critical acclaim.

Her latest book, The Courage to Care, reveals the remarkable extent of nurses' work. We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and beyond: in our schools, on our streets, in prisons, hospices and care homes. When we feel most alone, nurses remind us that we are not alone at all. Christie discovers that, time and again, it is patients and their families - including her own - who show exceptional strength in the most challenging times. We are all deserving of compassion, and as we share in each other's suffering, Christie shows us how we can find courage too. The courage to care.

Christie holds an honorary Doctor of Letters for her contribution to nursing and the arts, and is Patron of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. She is Professor of Medical and Health Humanities at the University of East Anglia.

Phone Hill House School on 01302 776300 to book your FREE place

Katherine Ryan: Missus

Thursday, 9 Dec 2021

York Barbican, 8pm

from £26 

Saturday, 11th December 2021

O2 Apollo, Manchester, 8pm

from £34.50


Creator and Star of Netflix smash hit The Duchess (along with two global Netflix comedy specials: In Trouble and Glitter Room) comedian and TV’s Katherine Ryan makes a hugely welcome return to the stage with her brand-new live show, Missus. 

Having previously denounced partnership, Katherine has since married her first love, accidentally. A lot has changed for everyone and we can look forward to hearing Katherine Ryan’s hilarious new perspectives on life, love, and what it means to be Missus.

For York tickets, click HERE

For Manchester tickets, click HERE

Mark Radcliffe: Loser?

 Thursday, 16 Dec 2021

Selby Town Hall, 7:30pm

Advance price £16.00

Door price £18.00


One of the UK’s best-known broadcasters and a bona fide national treasure, Mark Radcliffe, invites you to an intimate evening of his own songs and accompanying stories.

Previous one-man shows have concentrated on meetings with the rich and famous during his relatively illustrious broadcasting career, but this time he has chosen to concentrate on deeply personal material involving lost times, lost loves, lost friends, lost relatives and lost bets. Is he therefore the quintessential loser? Come and witness him alone on a bare stage to find out.

Mark presented shows on BBC Radio 1 for over 13 years alongside Marc ‘Lard’ Riley, before moving to BBC 6 Music, where he presents alongside Stuart Maconie, and Radio 2. A six-time Sony Award winner, Mark also presents TOTP2 as well as the BBC’s coverage of the Cambridge Folk Festival and Glastonbury.

For tickets and more info, click HERE