Friday night Acoustic evening at the Sitting Room 

Friday 26th Oct 7-11pm

An Acoustic Evening with Henwen, Storm Chorus and Sadie Joan


Nationally renown Acapella group Henwen headline this evening of acoustic music.

North Yorkshire Goddesses of Acappella, Henwen perform big blues, old folk, new country and songs they write themselves across the UK – including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on national TV and radio, and alongside poets including Ian MacMillan, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Patience Agbabi. Kwesi Johnson said of them “I can’t think when I last heard anything so beautiful”.

Support from:

Rebecca Denniff

Rebecca Denniff  –  Everything you thought was a folk story is true in the lonesome woods . Murder ballads and killer tales. All killer grave filler.




Kicking things off:

Sadie Joan

Homegrown Guisborough indie/acoustic singer-songwriter Sadie Joan flys the flag for music in the town.


Civil Insolencies – The Story of the Battle of Guisborough

Sun 28th October – Methodist Hall, Westgate 4pm

Follow Join Bob Beagrie and his troubadores on a voyage back to the British Civil Wars.

Civil Insolencies is a sequence of poems set to live music and sound effects inspired by the Battle of Guisborough on January 16th 1642. The poems chart the events leading up to, during the conflict and the aftermath from various character’s perspectives, while drawing parallels between the World Turned Upside Down and our own uncertain times. 


Music and Spoken Word 

Jo Colley- Poet
Jo Colley- Poet
WHAT – Gigs and Pop-up performances by musicians and Spoken Word Artists across the Town.  – A collection of some of our most talented local folk musicians, acoustic artists, spoken word artists and vocalists 
WHEN – Daytime  Saturday 27th October and Daytime Sunday 28th October 
WHERE – In Independent and community venues across town and on the streets of Guisborough