Man playing guitar on stage, there is a spotlight from stage right shining on him

Orb at FEVA last year (Photo by Rainbow Rice)

We’ll be showcasing artistic and musical talent from the Orb Community at this year’s Knaresborough Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts (FEVA) on Sunday 15th August.

There’ll be live bands, DJs, a drum clinic, spoken word performances and artwork from Orb members, volunteers and supporters. Events take place both indoors and outdoor in the relaxing grounds of Henshaw’s Arts & Craft Centre, with food available all day and a licensed bar too.

We’re also fund-raising at the event to help continue our work promoting positive mental health at our community IT suite, recording studio and art space.

Line up

Here’s the running order for Orb at FEVA on Sunday 15th August (subject to change).

Main stage Poems, Prose & Pints EcoX Taste Gallery
Last of the Pick ‘n’ Mix, Girls T’Loud and other Acorn Centre/Orb artists
All day (between bands)
Brew Ha-Ha: Orb’s in-house band
All day (between bands)
Ridley Barbet: Rising local singer-songwriter pursuing her own take on Folk & Americana
All day (between bands) 4pm-5pm: Drum Clinic lead by Stevie
Saltlick Kitty
All day (between bands) 4pm-5pm: Drum Clinic lead by Stevie
Complaints: Local punk band with long standing connection to Orb
All day (between bands)
Lobo: A mainstay of the Harrogate rock scene and long time associates of Orb, this will be Lobo’s third performance the FEVA showcase
All day (between bands)
DJ Rory Hoy: A big talent on the dance scene as well playing a major role raising  awareness of Autism through his work as a film-maker
All day (between bands)
Japanese Fighting Fish: Up and coming Leeds rockers headline with their high octane blend of punk, pop and hardcore mayhem
All day (between bands)

Acorn Centre

We’re proud to have our friends Last of the Pick ‘n’ Mix and Girls T’Loud from the Acorn Centre in Harrogate taking part with us at FEVA. The Acorn Centre is part of Harrogate Mind: an organisation which provides a creative and supportive environment similar to Orb, for people with mental health support needs.

Booking tickets

You can buy tickets for £4 (£3 in advance, concessions £2), find out how to book at the FEVA web site. If you have any other questions about Orb contact us or leave a comment below. You can find out more about the festival at the FEVA web site.

This blog article was written by Chris Kenworthy: copywriter and photographer