SHOWGROUND GETS READY FOR ELTON

Chef Ian King is polishing up his act in readiness for masterminding the food and drink at one of the country’s top concerts.

International superstar Elton John will be entertaining the crowds at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Tuesday 5 June, and already, Ian’s likeness to the world famous musician has been highlighted.   Ian is Head Chef at the venue and will be using his culinary expertise to provide the sumptuous menus for the VIP guests at the high profile event.

Heather Parry, Deputy Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society said: “It’s uncanny, but since we first began work on the concert, the likeness has been mentioned more than once. Ian’s an amazing chef, but he’s also a big Elton John fan and has just started having keyboard lessons.” 

The VIP guests will enjoy a Champagne and Pimms reception within Pavilions of Harrogate, a 3 course summer meal, VIP Show tickets, a post show party and preferential parking. For more information please contact Emma Ripley at Harrogate based Temple Roberts on 01423 563563.

The Society is the owner of the showground which is best known as the venue for the annual Great Yorkshire Show.

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8 May 2012 

Media contact: Judy Thompson, PR Manager Yorkshire Agricultural Society 01423 546215 or email judyt@yas.co.uk

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YORKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY: 

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to almost £1m. It is based at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Harrogate; the RAC includes Fodder, the Society’s regional food shop and café which opened in June 2009. Both the RAC and Fodder has won a number of awards, including in 2010, being named as the Observer Monthly Best Independent Local Retailer, and most recently it has been chosen as a finalist in the Taste of England category of the 2012 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

The Society is the organiser of England’s premier agricultural show, the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live. The 2012 Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 July and last year’s event attracted 135,086 visitors. The record attendance is 135,111, established in 2006. Countryside Live takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October and last year there were 10,700 visitors to the  event.

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The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. Best known for staging the annual Great Yorkshire Show, England's Premier Agricultural event and Countryside Live, it's sister event. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to nearly £1m. The 2016 Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July and Countryside Live is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2016. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life. The Society plays a key role in supporting rural life, through grants, sponsorships and has a very active education department which runs a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the knowledge of young people and their teachers about the important role farmers play in producing our food and caring for the landscape. An important date on the annual calendar is the annual Countryside Days event when thousands of primary school children use the showground as a resource for learning. In June 2009, the Society also opened its Regional Agricultural Centre at the showground which will be a focus for excellence for the industry, as well as the new home of the Society. Yorkshire Event Centre Limited (YEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society and all YEC’s profits go to fund its charitable work. Who's Who in the Yorkshire Agricultural SocietyChairman: Simon TheakstonPresident: Sarah YorkPresident Elect: Lord MiddletonChief Executive: Nigel Pulling

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