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Arts: News and reviews from concerts, gigs, theatres, opera, ballet and cinema.

Kes At The Courtyard
I can't remember when I first saw the film Kes directed by Ken Loach. I guess it must have been in my late teenage years. It was based on the 1968 book A Kestral for a Knave by the recently…
Jack Lord as Man and Dan Parr as Billy. Photo by Photography by Anthony Robling
Mar
25
"Shaping The Body: 400 years of food, fashion and life"
Apr
1
"The Dales: People, Landscapes, Seasons"
Apr
2
Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts Exhibition
Apr
9
Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism
Apr
16
In Tandem - Exhibition of paintings
Apr
20
The Government Inspector
Apr
22
Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth
Apr
23
Ceramics, Still life & Abstraction
Apr
29
No Quiet Place Exhibition
Apr
30
A Private Collection Revealed
May
6
Illusion is the First of All Pleasures
May
7
Fireside Quilters Exhibition
May
9
British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition
May
10
Billy Elliot - The Musical
May
13
The Machine Stops - the world premiere production of E.M. Forster's classic short story
May
14
Shelley Burgoyne - Venice Residency
May
20
"A Vision of Dimensions"
May
20
KES
May
21
Silk paintings of Dales scenes by Christine Carradice
May
21
Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
May
24
Guys and Dolls
May
27
Blast From The Past
May
28
Malton Food Lover's Festival
May
28
Absolute Bowie
May
29
The Tudors at Temple Newsam House
May
29
PURE - The Business of Chocolate by Mikron Theatre Co.
May
29
Dirty Dusting
May
30
Derren Brown - Miracle
May
31
Magical Wonderland
Jun
1
Return of the Romans! - Eboracum Roman Festival, York
Jun
1
Rock Me Amadeus
Jun
2
Dr Feelgood
Jun
3
The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival
Jun
3
Clare Teal performing with her Trio
Jun
4
Wool Festival
Jun
4
PURE - The Business of Chocolate by Mikron Theatre Co.
Jun
4
Javier Jarquin: Card Ninja
Jun
5
Canary Girls - Mikron Theatre Co.
Jun
7
Little Feet Festival of Children's Theatre
Jun
7
PURE - The Business of Chocolate by Mikron Theatre Co.
Jun
8
PURE - The Business of Chocolate by Mikron Theatre Co.
Jun
9
National Theatre Live- The Audience
Jun
9
Edinburgh Festival Special Preview Comedy Cellar
Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Interview: Hattie Briggs
By Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Arts Correspondent
Hattie Briggs
Hattie Briggs
Hattie Briggs is one of the folk words most interesting talents. The former Oxford student quit her Russian degree and embarked on a recording career.

With her new album Young Runaway already…

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Fri 27th May, 2016 | 8:30am

Splendours Of The Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour

A spectacular enamelled gold plate and attardan, from the city of Jaipur
A spectacular enamelled gold plate and attardan, from the city of Jaipur
Some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display in a new Royal Collection Trust exhibition that tells the story of the grand tour of the Subcontinent made by the…

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Thu 26th May, 2016 | 9:23am

Interview: Shel

photo - Fake-Make-Design
photo - Fake-Make-Design
Sisters Shel have been compared to Haim for rather obvious reasons, but anyone who has heard their sensational new album Just Crazy Enough will know that there is something distinctive about the…

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Wed 25th May, 2016 | 8:19pm


Described as "off the scale fabulous" by Chris Evans and "Flawless" by Mojo, The Bootleg Beatles are the most famous tribute band in the world.

Their re-creation of the 'fab four' is mind…

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Wed 25th May, 2016 | 7:51pm

Gig Preview: Level 42 - Doncaster Racecourse

Level 42
Level 42
The idea of putting on a concert after a race meeting has taken off over the last couple of years. I have seen Tom Jones, Spandau Ballet and Madness at these events and it is always a great end…

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Mon 23rd May, 2016 | 10:31pm

My Life As An Artist

Lower School Richmond
Lower School Richmond
My name is Caroline Hamilton. I am 43 years old and a disabled artist from Richmond North Yorkshire. I have always had a passion for creativity, but decided to intensify it later in life now that…

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Mon 23rd May, 2016 | 6:00pm

Album Review: Mari Wilson, Pop Deluxe


Most people remember Mari Wilson for her big hit from 1982, Just What I've Always Wanted. Her style of music always harked back to the Sixties and the songs of Burt Bacharah.

Now she has released…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 6:38pm

Clare Teal At Wakefield Cathedral

Clare Teal
Clare Teal
Award-winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter, Clare Teal presents her new show Twelve O'Clock Tales.

At her show Clare will be backed by her excellent trio on piano, bass and drums.

You will…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 12:34pm

Richard Trinder
Jane Eyre Casts Off In Doncaster
By Richard Trinder
Editor
Javier Torres as Mr Rochester, Victoria Sibson as Bertha. Photo by Emma Kauldhar
Javier Torres as Mr Rochester, Victoria Sibson as Bertha. Photo by Emma Kauldhar
With impeccable timing in both planning and execution, Northern Ballet's world première of Jane Eyre has hit the Cast cultural centre in Doncaster and is already completely sold-out.

Fans of the…

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Fri 20th May, 2016 | 9:34am

Chris Longden
Humour Is So Horribly Subjective
By Chris Longden
Features Writer
Rob Beckett. The Mouth of the South?
Rob Beckett. The Mouth of the South?
Humour is so horribly subjective isn't it? And this is perhaps one of the reasons (other than me being a Yorkshire tight wad) that I rarely part with a couple of tenners in order to sit through an…

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Thu 19th May, 2016 | 11:55am

Graham Clark
Bruce Springsteen In Manchester
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent

It might have been the end of May but with the rain teaming down and the temperature around 11c it could be March, but this did not stop the 50,000 fans present tonight from having a great night.

A…

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Thu 26th May, 2016 | 10:30pm

Local Artist To Perform At This Year's Summer Solstice Festival

Suhail Khan
Suhail Khan
Running for its fifth year, South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk) will host its magical Summer Solstice festival, on Saturday 18th June.

The only all night festival in the UK, marks the longest day of the…

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Thu 26th May, 2016 | 8:51am

Interview: Izzy Flynn


Leeds based Izzy Flynn may have studied jazz, but the electro minimalism of her debut single Medicine shows that she has been able to apply her studies to reinvent a genre. With BBC Introducing…

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Wed 25th May, 2016 | 8:00pm

Phil Hopkins
Guys And Dolls. Flirt Without The Dirt!
By Phil Hopkins
Theatre & Travel Correspondent
Guys and Dolls. Photo credit Johan Persson
Guys and Dolls. Photo credit Johan Persson
Guys and Dolls is a musical of its time.

Originally inspired by the works of journalist cum sports reporter, Damon Runyon, it is widely regarded as 'a musical fable of Broadway'.

Based largely on…

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Wed 25th May, 2016 | 3:22pm

Review: Manic Street Preachers - Leeds Arena


Exactly 20 years to the day of this gig the Manic Street Preachers released the landmark album Everything Must Go, which they play tonight in its entirety.

A lot of bands these days are choosing…

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Mon 23rd May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Album Review: Bruce Foxton, Smash The Clock

From-The-Jam-Live-4- photo Derek-D-Souza
From-The-Jam-Live-4- photo Derek-D-Souza
Bruce Foxton will always be associated with The Jam. The former bass player from the band releases his new album which features guest appearances from Paul Weller, Wilko Johnson and Paul Jones.

Th…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 6:54pm

Review: Alleluia By Cantores Salicium

Cantores Salicium by Steve Finch
Cantores Salicium by Steve Finch
On Saturday (14th May) evening my wife and I, together with an almost packed audience, very much enjoyed the choral and instrumental concert entitled 'Alleluia' staged at Bolton Abbey Priory…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 6:28pm

Urban Sprawl, Homeless Theatre Company

Some of the cast of Spartacus
Some of the cast of Spartacus
Urban Sprawl, Yorkshire's only homeless theatre company, launches its first regional tour, supported by Arts Council England.

The theatre troupe will stage a production of Spartacus performing in…

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Fri 20th May, 2016 | 6:00pm

A Tasty Treat For Chocolate Lovers

L-R: James McLean, Matt Jopling, Stephanie Hackett, Claire Burns
L-R: James McLean, Matt Jopling, Stephanie Hackett, Claire Burns
95% of us love chocolate and 8 billion of us eat it every single day here in the UK; we just can't get enough of the stuff.

Mikron Theatre Company's show 'Pure' is a story of many flavours being…

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Thu 19th May, 2016 | 3:30pm

Forster On Forster - Another Dystopian Nightmare!

EM Forster
EM Forster
Maybe the uncertainty of our world is making producers a little jumpy these days, with tendencies towards all things Dystopian?

First Northern Ballet gave us its take on Orwell's 1984, last year…

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Wed 18th May, 2016 | 5:48pm