Question Time at the bar
If you thought teatime at a festival is an opportunity to nip back to the tent for a rest, or to doze off in the sun by the river, then Parklands may well surprise you this year.
For when the clock strikes six we're getting a bit serious for an hour, and hosting a range of political debates on topical issues. Among them will be fracking, which is a very contentious topic in Ryedale and beyond, with Helmsley itself potentially affected. We're asking 'What is Democracy?' in the 21st century, and also exploring issues around global threats to peace and supplies. We'll be looking to ensure every side of the argument is presented and debated.
The Rye River Parlour is the place to be for all this each evening - the venue which also hosts spoken word artists, comedy, storytelling and the Speak Easy sessions. See you there!