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Thursday 24 May – Sunday 3 June 2018

Save the date in your diary to join us for Ripon Cathedral in the Frame, and discover for the first- time Ripon and the Cathedral's History illustrated through stunning artworks.

Adam Schoon

Featuring special guest BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Adam Schoon who will be sharing his wealth of knowledge.

Rob Pointon

We are delighted to welcome back Artist in Residence Rob Pointon whom has exhibited work all over the world – watch him working on his next masterpiece painting live in the Cathedral.

Mark Littler

We are delighted to have Independent Antique Valuer, Mark Littler joining us for a Valuation Day. Come and have your items valued by him. Further details to follow soon. Visit Mark’s Website Here.

Special Events

For more information please contact Molly Barrs, Fundraising Events Officer on or 01765 603583

Preview Evening Thursday 24 May, 7.00pm

With special guest speaker Adam Schoon, a unique opportunity to view the exhibition before the general public. Join us from 7.00pm for wine and nibbles.

Intimate Talk with Artist Harold Gosney – Friday 1 June, 3.30pm

Join the celebrated artist as he talks about his work in the Cathedral. Tea & cake included. Tickets limited and must be pre-booked.

Valuation Day with Mark Littler Saturday 26 May, 12.30pm – 4.00pm

Learn more about your treasures and have them valued for £3.00 per item. Free Entry, no need to book.

Photograph an Empty Cathedral – Friday 1 June

Join Cathedral Photographer Joe Priestley and gain special access to all areas including at height, in an empty Cathedral, whilst catching the sunrise over Ripon. Places are limited and must be pre booked.

Tour of Minster House Portraits Saturday 26 May, 2.30pm

Discover the private residence of the Dean of Ripon and its fascinating Tudor Portraits. Enjoy the option of Afternoon Tea with the Dean following the tour. Spaces are very limited and must be pre-booked in advance.

An Evening with Artist Rob Pointon

Further details to follow soon.

Donate Art

As part of the Ripon Cathedral in the Frame exhibition, we are asking for donations or loans of any original artworks.

Any unwanted or unloved artworks will be sold during the exhibition, helping us to turn ‘Old Art into a New Build‘ for Ripon Cathedral Renewed. You can find out more Here.


We are launching a photography competition and the winner will be exhibited as part of the Ripon Cathedralin the Frame exhibition. You can enter in 2 easy steps:

Snap your favourite view of Ripon Cathedral

Send your image to Molly Barrs with the subject line ‘In The Frame Competition’ along with a few lines about the image.

We are also asking for local artists who’s work depicts Ripon Cathedral to get in touch with Molly.


Could you spare a few hours to help serve drinks in the café?

Or taking sales or stewarding the exhibition?

Please do get in touch is you are interested in being a volunteer.