HOUSEHOLD names from across the county are set to meet in Thirsk for a weekend of podcasts and interviews in the town for the first time.

Julian Norton from the The Yorkshire Vet, stand-up poet and comedian Kate Fox, and Robin Ince of The Naked Vet, are just some of the names that will meet as 27 audio files will be recorded in front of members of the public.

Event organisers claim the two-day event will bring "people from the community and beyond who wouldn't usually mix" under one roof.

During the event, Mr Norton, Ms Fox and Mr Ince will discuss music, mental health, astronomy, gardening, gaming, food, football, politics, and books.

Kate Fox, a stand-up comedian and poet from Thirsk, said: "To have any one of these podcasts being recorded in Thirsk would be exciting.

"To have a whole festival of these amazing acts is mind blowing.

"I love that Thirsk will be the centre of the podcast universe for one weekend in November.

"Even better to be joining in with my podcast, The Yorkshire Vet with Julian Norton, and by guesting on Hoovering and The Break Up Monologues."

Organised by Deer Shed Festival, the event will take place on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 at the Rural Arts centre on Westgate.

According to organisers, Toast of Harrogate has been selected to take over the café at the Rural Arts.