Harrogate, Knaresborough and District Green Party Events

Here you will find details of both events upcoming, but also details of some of our previous endeavours, with links for further information. If you would like to contact us about any details on this page, please find information to do so here.

Upcoming Events:


Celebrating a year of a Green Mayor for Knaresborough - 16th May.


An invitation to an entertaining evening for all Green Party members and supporters!

An event is being organised at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre at 7pm on Tuesday 16th May in support of the Mayor's Charities.

A whole host of local shops, organisations and individuals have put together this outstanding show.  Ways and means of dressing well - within a budget, but at less cost to society and the planet. The cost is a Tenner - but there's a drink and some goodies to boot.

The Mayors Charities are: Orb Community Arts, Knaresborough Community Centre, Nidd Gorge Conservation Group


Previous Events:


AGM & General Election Hustings – 10th November, 7.30pm. Party members only.


Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 10th November, 7.30pm at:


The Quaker Meeting House, 12A Queen Parade, Harrogate. At the same time there will be a hustings for the candidates to become the Green Party candidate for parliament. Please note this meeting is for party members only'




Other events:


Film showing: Groundswell Rising, Wednesday 9th November


Groundswell Rising documents a social movement that sprang from the debate over fracking. The Producer is keen to engage both faith and non-faith groups in the moral and spiritual debate over fracking and will answer questions from the audience after the film. See: http://groundswellrising.com/


Venue: St John Church, Bilton Lane, Harrogate, HG1 3DT. 7pm, Wednesday 9th November. Free Entry.




Film showing: Call of the Forest - The Forgotten Wisdom of TreesWednesday 30th November


The is a special preview film showing and will be followed by a short talk from Professor Piers Forster and Tim Bliss from the University of Leeds, about their work to protect forests via ‘The United Bank of Carbon’. A trailer can be viewed at: http://calloftheforest.ca/


Venue: St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road, Harrogate, HG2 8AY. 7.30pm, Wednesday 30th November Suggested donation of £5.


Harrogate Futures Forum:

Harrogate & District Green Party a regular 'Forum', discussing a wide range of political topics for discussion with not only Harrogate & Knaresborough parliamentary candidate Shan Oakes and Chair of the local party Bill Rigby, but with a number of outside speakers too. Below is a record of previous discussions ; please contact our chair here if you would like further information about any of these events or if you have a particular topic you would like us to discuss with the forum.

 Thursday 19th May. 'Harrogate Futures Forum:Keeping the Skies Alive, conserving the Swift 'by Edward Mayer of Swift Conservation

Thursday 21st April: Harrogate Futures Forum: "Cars and batteries" a talk about electric cars

Saturday 27th Feb 2016: Fund raising gig featuring Da Vida & The Free Spirits and John Davey

11 February 2016: Harrogate Futures Forum: Designing & Building Sustainable Homes

3 October 2015 - The Green Party Party

A social event to aid party funds - including music and poetry!


17 September 2015 - Facts Before Fracks

April 2015 – The Future for Harrogate District

March 2015 – Bill Rigby on Climate Change:


February 2015 – A Green Vision for Harrogate & District:


January 2015 – “Sell Off”:

Screening and discussion surrounding the privatisation of the NHS


December 2014 – Gary Craig on Immigration:


November 2014 - David Malone on TTIP:



Other Previous Events: 

9 April 2015 - Harrogate Advertiser All Party General Election Hustings

Harrogate & Knaresborough Green Party Parliamentary Candidate, Shan Oakes, engaged in a head to head debate with the candidates for the other parties who contested the 2015 General Election.

1 April 2015 - Nationalise the Railways Demonstration, Harrogate Railway Station. 

16 February 2015 - Natalie Bennett Visit


28 March 2015 - March for the NHS Demo, Leeds


5 January 2015 - Railways Protest


21 September 2015 - People's Climate March


21 August 2014 - March for the NHS


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