Save the date:  Wednesday 14th August, from 1.00 pm till early evening at the Orb centre down the alley by Tesco’s.

orblive@feva is with us again, celebrating summer with live music, art and great food.

‘I suppose you could call it a tradition by now,’ says Mark.  ‘There’s always a great atmosphere and it’s an opportunity for local people to drop in, be entertained and take a look at what we’re doing here at Orb to promote mental well being through creativity.’

This year the event will be opened by Andrew Jones, MP.  Admission is free to everyone, with a small charge for refreshments.


So who’s going to be there?

There will be a wide range of music provided by Orb musicians as well as guest artists.  Here’s a list of some names you may know:

Acorn Centre Band                                                                                

Sophie and the Trigonomics

Sophie and the Trigonomics

Anton and Sonata

Graham Borkett                                                                                                

Liam Adams

Manor Acoustic

Sophie and the Trigonomics

The Northern Songbirds

Tidswell noise Collective

Popular local DJ Rory Hoy will be hosting, supported by DJs James, Steve, Greg M and Jake Davey.


As well as live music throughout the afternoon there will be displays of some of the really vibrant  work that’s being produced in the art studio, a chance to relax in our  Secret Garden and admire the progress that’s been made there in the past few years. Plus some very nostalgic fairground games!


Here’s a taster of some of this year’s art work:








mark artist



The theme for this year’s event is ‘Celebrating the Orb Green Garden Project’.  Funded by Ecominds for the past four years, the Orb garden produces much of the fresh food for Orb events –and also provides that much needed ‘green’ boost to mental well being for service users and volunteers alike.

‘We’re showing our appreciation for what Ecominds has done for us,’ says Leon .  ‘Events like this give Knaresborough people an opportunity to see the way our garden is developing, and also find out more about our other creative projects.  Our musicians, artists and gardeners have had such a good year so far – I’m looking forward to meeting new people who are interested in our work.’



Reaping the rewards in the Orb garden

Reaping the rewards in the Orb garden