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Dressed To Impress
Local author Sophie Nicholls launches paperback edition of debut novel The Dress. This evening's book launch at Waterstones York is a familiar affair for Sophie Nicholls - not only is she local to…
Sophie Nicholls - The Dress book launch in York
Mar
25
"Shaping The Body: 400 years of food, fashion and life"
Apr
9
Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism
Apr
30
A Private Collection Revealed
May
21
Silk paintings of Dales scenes by Christine Carradice
May
21
Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
Jun
18
Kate Whiteford OBE - False Perspectives
Jun
25
Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape
Jun
25
The Fragile Moorland - Drawings & Paintings
Jul
2
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Jul
8
Alan Ayckbourn's The Karaoke Theatre Company
Jul
9
All Creatures.....
Jul
9
'Lost in Something'
Jul
9
Everyday Objects: In Transition
Jul
15
Kunsthuis Gallery presents "Kleurvelden" (fields of colour)
Jul
15
Exhibition: Leonora Carrington/Lucy Skaer curated by Catriona McAra
Jul
18
'People and Places in the Dales'
Jul
19
Views on Views
Jul
20
Common Ground Theatre present The Lumberjills
Jul
20
Wicked
Jul
22
Swarm - addresses the plight of the honeybee
Jul
23
In Your Face
Jul
23
Tiny Time Tales
Jul
27
Sea to City - vibrant works by Jean Hobson
Jul
28
The World Goes Round
Jul
29
Seafest 2016
Jul
29
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Jul
30
Photography and textile design by Escape Tunnel Crafts
Jul
30
The Beat - Holmfirth Summer Ska Splash
Jul
30
Joe McElderry - A Classical Summers Evening
Aug
2
Virtuoso organist to play at Selby Abbey
Aug
3
National Playday
Aug
5
Consuming Passions by Alan Ayckbourn
Aug
6
Summer Sounds - Leeds
Aug
6
The Coastline Festival
Aug
7
Leeds District Oddfellows Brass Band Concert
Aug
11
A Feast of Laughs

Interview: Uncle Lucius

Uncle Lucius
Uncle Lucius
The Light is the fourth studio album by Uncle Lucius, a troupe of Americana loving muso's who deserve to be filed alongside Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton for the raw honesty of…

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Fri 29th Jul, 2016 | 3:42pm

Preview: Summer Sounds, Millennium Square, Leeds


The line up for the Summer Sounds show in Leeds Millennium Square on Saturday 6 August looks quite appealing.

The show is held in two parts with one being held earlier in the day and the second…

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Thu 28th Jul, 2016 | 4:47pm

The Highs And Lows Of Setting Up A Literary Festival

NiddFest
NiddFest
My wife, Megan, and I have been to many literary festivals over the years and loved them. We still go now, having recently just returned from The Curious Arts Festival. We're both writers and my…

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Thu 28th Jul, 2016 | 8:00am

Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Skye / Ross
By Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Arts Correspondent

Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey, launch their brand new project SKYE | ROSS, with an eponymously titled album due for release September 2nd on Fly Agaric Records / Cooking Vinyl Records.

Both…

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Wed 27th Jul, 2016 | 8:30am

"In The Writers' Wood": Reconnecting With Nature At Niddfest 2016

Kathryn Williams. Photo © Tom Sheehan
Kathryn Williams. Photo © Tom Sheehan
In a society obsessed with Facebook, Netflix and Pokémon Go, NiddFest literary festival returns this August with an impressive programme of speakers and events that promise to rekindle visitors'…

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Mon 25th Jul, 2016 | 10:59am

Star Trek Beyond: To Go Boldly Where Trek Has Gone Before


Fresh off rejuvenating the Fast & Furious franchise, director Justin Lin heads into the final frontier, with this newest instalment in the Star Trek franchise.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary,…

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Sun 24th Jul, 2016 | 10:00pm

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year 2016

Val McDermid and Clare Mackintosh
Val McDermid and Clare Mackintosh
Clare Mackintosh last night (21 July 2016) scooped the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for I Let You Go.

Celebrating its twelfth year, the Award is considered one of the most…

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Fri 22nd Jul, 2016 | 8:30pm

Review: Steven Isserlis - Harrogate International Festival

Steven Isserlis
Steven Isserlis
The impressive Grade 1 listed building of St Wilfred's Church, Harrogate was the setting for two very different concerts on two consecutive evenings of the Harrogate International Music Festival…

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Fri 22nd Jul, 2016 | 3:00pm

Review: Key 103 Summer Party, Manchester Arena

Olly Alexander of Years and Years
Olly Alexander of Years and Years
The Key 103 concerts are held every summer and winter and feature some of the best current UK chart acts. Opening up the summer edition were Years and Years, the band have been very successful…

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Tue 19th Jul, 2016 | 7:00pm

Preview: Scarborough Open Air Theatre Concerts

Wet Wet Wet
Wet Wet Wet
Every summer some of the artists who normally miss out Scarborough when they tour, visit the seaside town to play at the Open Air Theatre. The programme this year includes current performers as…

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Mon 18th Jul, 2016 | 7:15pm

Graham Clark
Preview: Lytham Festival 1-6 August 2016
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent
Lemar
Lemar
Worth a trip over the Pennines to the hugely popular Lytham Festival. It used to be called the Lytham Proms and took place over 3 days, now the event has been renamed the Lytham Festival and runs…

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Fri 29th Jul, 2016 | 3:00pm

Preview: Coastline Festival, Whitby


This one day boutique festival is being held on Saturday 6 August to help raise funds for the cash strapped Whitby Town FC.

Rather than try to raise funds via the normal routes such as a raffle…

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Thu 28th Jul, 2016 | 4:22pm

Phil Hopkins
Still Spellbinding A Decade On
By Phil Hopkins
Theatre & Travel Correspondent
Carly Anderson and Jacqueline Hughes - photo Matt Crockett
Carly Anderson and Jacqueline Hughes - photo Matt Crockett
Wicked has everything a great musical should have - deep themes, an extremely clever storyline, tunes that stay with you more consistently than doggy doo doo on the shoe shoe, and a great cast!

Tak…

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Wed 27th Jul, 2016 | 11:18am

The Meow Meows


The Meow Meows proved earlier this year that they were a band unafraid to bring the political to the fore. As they work towards their new album, the outspoken ska inspired troupe release their…

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Tue 26th Jul, 2016 | 10:00pm

Jack Bottomley
The BFG - The Biggest Dahl Adaption Yet
By Jack Bottomley
Media Correspondent

In translating the works of an author like Roald Dahl, a filmmaker certainly has a lot to use and The BFG is among Dahl's most treasured works.

Films like James and the Giant Peach, Matilda,…

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Mon 25th Jul, 2016 | 8:00am

Cream Ibiza 2016


In 2016 Cream, Amnesia Ibiza's longest running club night is back on the island for its 21st year and to celebrate they are releasing this 3 CD album, which contains some of the biggest dance…

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Sun 24th Jul, 2016 | 9:30pm

Elaine  Annable
Oz And Armonico - Drink To Music - Harrogate International Festival
By Elaine Annable
Music Correspondent
Armonico Consort and Oz Clarke
Armonico Consort and Oz Clarke
Opening the evening our host Oz Clarke stated that the intention was to amuse, entertain and lubricate. By the end, Armonico Consort and Oz Clarke, one of the world's leading wine experts, had…

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Fri 22nd Jul, 2016 | 3:45pm

Making Music Magical

Bassoonists - photo Bill Hiskett
Bassoonists - photo Bill Hiskett
A hundred-strong orchestra of the country's finest young musicians are gearing up for their upcoming performance at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 13 August - all of them 13 years of age or younger!

N…

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Wed 20th Jul, 2016 | 8:00am

Review: Black Dyke Band - Harrogate International Music Festival

Black Dyke Band with trophies
Black Dyke Band with trophies
The world's most famous brass ensemble returned to Harrogate International Music Festival with a programme featuring well-known film music with a focus on science and space, in a nod to the…

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Tue 19th Jul, 2016 | 8:00am

Review: Oddsocks - Macbeth At Harlow Carr


Touring indoor and outdoor venues in all seasons, Oddsocks has become established as one of the UK's best-loved touring theatre companies. They take classic texts, often Shakespeare and create…

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Mon 18th Jul, 2016 | 3:40pm