A partnership of local businesses and organisations is bringing a new programme of events to Malton.

Kemps book and general store, along with The Milton Rooms, The Cooks Place and Be Amazing Arts are aiming to encourage people to enjoy evenings out again.

Upcoming events include Alison Weir - best selling historical fiction writer and historian will be sharing a talk about Life In the Tudor Court and her many books on this subject and 'all those wives' on November 11.

This will be followed by comedian Robin Ince, from Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage, who will be visiting on November 28 to talk about his book 'The Importance of Being Interested : Adventures in Scientific Curiosity'.

Both events will be held at the Milton Rooms

Liz Kemp, owner of Kemps, said: "We are so excited to have begun our programme of events and activities at Kemps. Through our partnerships we hope to really try and bring something different to Malton. In supporting these local groups and venues it will hopefully encourage people to enjoy evenings out again and all the hospitality businesses in town too."

For more information and tickets go to ticketsource.co.uk

* Gazette & Herald readers have the chance to win a pair of tickets for each event and a copy of the writers' book. To enter, answer the following question and send it to gazette@gazetteherald.co.uk by Wednesday, October 27. Usual Newsquest rules apply.

Which period of history does Alison Weir write about?