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Beware of the Bull – The Enigmatic Genius of Jake Thackray, presented by Paul Thompson

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Paul will be singing Jake’s songs and talking about his colourful life. He is so passionate about Jake’s music that he even bought one of his guitars, which he will be using at the show! Paul has performed Jake’s songs at venues and festivals across the country and appeared on Radio 4 and BBC6 Music.

“Beware of the Bull – The Enigmatic Genius of Jake Thackray”, co-written by Paul with John Watterson, was included in the Daily Telegraph’s pick of the best music books of 2022. It tells the fascinating story of a complex, charismatic, self-effacing man whom many loved, but few understood. ‘A terrific and illuminating portrait’. (Neil Gaiman) ‘It is, quite simply, one of the best biographies I have ever read.’ (Tykes Stirrings)

‘Swaledale held a special place in Jake’s heart,’ says Paul. ‘He made a TV programme about the dale in 1971, and it inspired him to write some of his most beautiful songs. I’m really looking forward to having the chance to perform them in their place of birth.’

Tickets £10

Event Details


September 21
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Events Category:
01748 884132
Price - Adult
Price - Child
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Honesty box parking on the green.


Reeth Memorial Hall
Arkengarthdale Road Reeth North Yorkshire DL11 6QT United Kingdom + Google Map