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Kettlewell Fuels sponsors volunteers at Ripon Theatre Festival

Your Harrogate's Nick Hancock (right) and Ripon Theatre Festival volunteers.

North Yorkshire fuel supplier Kettlewell Fuels is helping power this year's Ripon Theatre Festival.

The event is returning for a third year from 2nd until 7th July with a variety of pop-up events across the city.

Venues for performances include various schools, the library, cathedral and even Newby Hall.

And ahead of the festival, Kettlewell Fuels has sponsored the volunteers who play a key part in making the event what it is.

Katie Scott, one of the organisers of Ripon Theatre Festival, said:

“We really couldn’t do it without the volunteers! We’re a volunteer-lead organisation, so we’ve got a team of eight or nine who meet regularly throughout the year to put it all together.

“We need 30 people throughout the festival to keep things safe, move things along and make sure our audience and artists are looked after.”

There will be over 100 events taking place throughout the festival.

And there will be more daytime events this year aimed at an older audience.

Katie added:

"Kettlewell Fuels are helping us make the festival happen with their contribution, and it’s great they recognise that it’s people that house the festival and we can’t make a community event like this happen without lots of people’s involvements at all different levels."

Ripon Theatre Festival is billed as six days of "drama, street theatre, circus, dance, puppetry, storytelling and more."

Want to find out more about Ripon Theatre Festival? Check out our guide to the event here.

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