A sense of fun at Sights and Sounds

Elijah Kitching, three, meets community first reponders James Mamford and Clare Thorpe.(1503142AM7)
Elijah Kitching, three, meets community first reponders James Mamford and Clare Thorpe.(1503142AM7)
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There was fun for all the family across Ripon on Saturday when the Sights and Sounds festival celebrated the past, present and future of the city.

Organised by the Ripon Minster My Neighbourhood Project team, venues hosting activities included the Workhouse, Prison and Police and Courthouse museums, Ripon Library, Community House, Ripon Cathedral and the market square.

Ripon’s three museums were open with free admission and a fun range of activities including object handling, have-a-go craft sessions, youth drama performances and ‘Workhouse Soup’ cookery demonstrations. On the market square, members of the public were able to get up close to fire-fighting and police vehicles

At Ripon Town Hall, visitors were able to find out about the tradition of the Hornblower and see the city’s silver collection.

There was also plenty of craft and musical activities for babies and young children at Ripon Community House, while at Ripon Library there was a display charting the history of the city’s new skate park, which opened last year, plus a fun quiz.

Saturday’s event was the fourth My Community event organised by the Ripon Minster My Neighbourhood Project team, which comprises 15 public and voluntary organisations.