TWO remarkable live performances are heading to Thirsk this month, courtesy of regional arts charity Rural Arts.

On Thursday, February 13, multi-award winning writer and broadcaster Byron Vincent will perform his one-man show, Instagramming the Apocalypse.

After being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, Byron turns his sharp wit and curious mind to the modern malaise, posing questions on everything from fake news and politics to cynicism and relationships.

The performance is preceded by Wanted: Access Everywhere, a free day of discussion on what more can be done to support disabled people in the arts in rural areas.

Rural Arts is co-organising the event with Unlimited, a disabled commissioning organisation who funded the creation of Instagramming the Apocalypse.

Later in the month, on February 28, Leeds-based Balbir Singh Dance Company perform an exciting show that blends dance, music and food.

Love and Spice combines different art forms and cultural traditions with a chef cooking live on stage.

Both performances, as well as Wanted: Access Everywhere, will be presented at The Courthouse on Westgate, Thirsk.