LAUNCH OF “POETRY FROM THE HEART” ANTHOLOGY    with special guest Kate Fox

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Thirsk Community Library, Chapel Street, Thirsk.


Tickets £6.00 including £1 discount from the book

Tickets available from the office or on the night.

The poetry book is to highlight and celebrate Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognize the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

To celebrate Carers Week this year Gill Burn has put together a Poetry Book  of poems all written/composed by carers, staff and volunteers. It aims to be as successful as the one Gill put together in 1998 (example from the last edition below).

Thoughts in old age
Treasure the joys you have had
Don’t mourn for the things you cannot do
Give thanks for things that you can
I’d love to stand and walk again and chat with all my friends
Remembering the good times
Let us forget the bad times
I have a good memory, which is a blessing in old age
I am in fair, good health
(Elizabeth Bainbridge when aged 100 years)


An evening in with Hattie Briggs and Cellist Jasmine Scott Neale.

Saturday 29th April, 7:30pm
Upsall Castle

Tickets: £20, £10 for students/apprentices. All proceeds to Thirsk Community Care.

To book call the office on 01845 523115 or email

Hattie Briggs was nominated in March 2017 for Rising Star Award by She came on to the music scene with an illustrious start, being nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2014. Since then she has toured the USA, the Netherlands and the UK, playing numerous festivals and the O2 arena in London. Hattie will be accompanied by cellist Jasmine Scott Neale, daughter of Stuart Croxford Neale the keyboard player of 80’s band Kajagoogoo.