Summer is finally kicking in, and where better to spend a summer afternoon than at orblive@feva2012 on Wednesday 15th August  (1.00pm – 7.30pm).

As part of Knaresborough’s feva celebrations, Orb members and other local musicians will be entertaining old friends and new visitors with live bands, DJs, artwork, fairground games and food in what has become an annual showcase event.

And this year it’s on our home turf – the Orb Garage itself!.

Who’s going to be there?

Kicking off the afternoon will be Orb’s good friends   THE ACORN CENTRE BAND. Local act   WYNTERWOOD will also be guesting.


Throughout the afternoon you can hear plenty of Orb talent: STICKS AND STONES, FLAT 69, DOWNRIGHT4MIDABLE and   LITTLE MISS K.

As we move into the early evening  popular local DJ,   RORY HOY will be taking the lead.


Rory Hoy at Feva 2010
Rory Hoy at feva 2010

Also dropping in to the event will be   TWEAK, the local band who made such a hit last year,     THE RETROS and DJs     JAMES LEE and    STEVE.

Tweak performing in 2010
Tweak performing in 2010


Don’t tell me there’s more!?

There certainly is!

There’s an opportunity for visitors to look round Orb (specially tidied for the day) and talk to Mark and Leon about the work they do.

There’s an exhibition of  art by Orb members.

orb art
A taste of Orb art

There are some guaranteed-to-be silly fairground attractions.

There’s an opportunity to be inspired by our garden, transformed from a patch of waste ground by Orb users, volunteers and staff.

And – for a small charge – refreshments, including plenty of cake and chilled beer. 


A special thank you to UNISON

This year Orb has been successful in gaining a £400 grant from the public workers’ union, UNISON, to help stage this event.

Leon has been expressing his appreciation:

‘We’re really grateful to UNISON for helping to make this afternoon possible.  This will be a great opportunity for people to explore and appreciate one of Knaresborough’s hidden gems, meet one another and maybe even discover new volunteering opportunities?  There are all sorts of opportunities at the moment from working in the music studio right up to Treasurer.”

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