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Calan Pick Up Their Fiddles And Fly To Grassington
Since they recorded their first album, Bling in 2008, Calan have spread their wings from their home in Wales and impressed audiences at festivals all over the UK and Europe, even receiving the award…
Calan
Mar
25
"Shaping The Body: 400 years of food, fashion and life"
Mar
26
Kunsthuis presents..."Colour, Surface, Description"
Mar
26
Process and Practice
Apr
1
"The Dales: People, Landscapes, Seasons"
Apr
2
Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts Exhibition
Apr
9
Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism
Apr
16
Art and the World of Cycling
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
25
"I Live Hull"
Apr
29
Ronnie Wood Exhibition
Apr
29
No Quiet Place Exhibition
Apr
30
A Private Collection Revealed
Apr
30
New Horizona by Richard Rowan
May
2
Jane Eyre - a romantic drama
May
3
The Last Tango: Vincent And Flavia
May
3
An Inspector Calls
May
4
Disney On Ice - Silver Anniversary Celebration
May
4
The Merry Wives - Light, funny and wickedly entertaining Shakespeare
May
4
Laila: The Musical
May
5
Opening Skinner's Box
May
6
Illusion is the First of All Pleasures
May
6
Wheatus
May
6
The Best Thing
May
6
John Wrightson Band
May
7
Print Day in May
May
7
Paul Young's Los Pacaminos
May
7
John Wrightson Band
May
8
York Does Vintage
May
10
The Bodyguard
May
10
The 39 Steps
May
10
Billy Elliott - The musical
May
12
National Theatre Live- A View from the Bridge
May
13
The Machine Stops - the world premiere production of E.M. Forster's classic short story
May
13
Stowaway - Political story-telling
May
13
Telling Tales
May
14
The Get Up Tour - Bryan Adams
May
14
Travis
May
14
James
May
15
Frogs and Snails and Teddy Bear Tales
May
16
Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!
May
17
An Audience with Martin Kemp
May
17
The Merry Wives
May
17
Pigs Can Fly Tour: Busted
May
17
Rights of Passage
May
19
Tipping Point - aerial theatre company Ockham's Razor
Elaine  Annable
Review: Halle Orchestra And Elena Urioste - King Georges's Hall, Blackburn
By Elaine Annable
Music Correspondent

Strauss Don Juan Tone Poem
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Jamie Phillips conductor Elena Urioste violin


Now in its 158th season, the Hallé Orchestra…

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Fri 6th May, 2016 | 8:00am

Graham Clark
Come Together - Eurovision Song Contest Album
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent

Yes, it's that time of year again when we will probably get "nul" points in the Eurovision Song Contest. This year the contest is being held in Stockholm, Sweden, who won last year's contest.

The…

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Thu 5th May, 2016 | 2:30pm

Richard Trinder
An Inspector Calls - For A New Set
By Richard Trinder
Editor

The Alhambra's An Inspector Calls is a beautiful play critically wounded by an overpowering set.

With the subtlety of a Donald Trump immigration policy, the set shows us the condensed,…

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Wed 4th May, 2016 | 8:37am

Lauren Masterman
Review: Brideshead Revisted - York Theatre Royal
By Lauren Masterman
York Correspondent
York Theatre Royal - photo De Matos Ryan
York Theatre Royal - photo De Matos Ryan
We've seen what's been done with the building, and the world stage premiere of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited gave us the first opportunity to see it come to life.

It's 1943 and…

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Mon 2nd May, 2016 | 10:30pm

Travis - Everything At Once


Chris Martin, lead singer from Coldplay once described Travis as "the band that invented Coldplay", you can see why as a lot of these tracks could be sung by Coldplay. Whilst Coldplay moved on to…

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Mon 2nd May, 2016 | 9:51pm

Gig Preview: Clare Teal - Settle Victoria Hall, Thursday 26 May 2016


In what must be a big coup for Settle, probably the biggest one since John Newman appeared there a few years ago, Clare Teal is performing at the Victoria Hall on Thursday 26 May.

The Radio 2…

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Mon 2nd May, 2016 | 12:35pm

Paul Young's Los Pacaminos - Holmfirth Picturedrome Saturday 7 May 2016


As part of the Holmfirth Festival of folk Los Pacaminos featuring legendary vocalist Paul Young (Wherever I Lay My Hat, Come Back and Stay) are coming to Yorkshire.

The London based outfit play a…

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Mon 2nd May, 2016 | 10:52am

Interview: Ana Moura


Ana Moura is one of Portugal's finest exports. With her sixth studio album, Moura, available now, we caught up with the one time Rolling Stones' collaborator to see what we should expect.

Album…

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Sat 30th Apr, 2016 | 11:44am

Interview: Lauren Alaina


Lauren Alaina recently visited the UK for the Country2Country festival. With her sets sending Twitter into overdrive, we decided to find out what all the fuss was about. With a real powerful pop…

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Fri 29th Apr, 2016 | 9:00pm

Carmen: Smoke, Lust, And A Donkey!


Carmen is an untamed child; a wild vivacious creature with an unhealthy disregard for the continuation of her existence. She is lusty, bawdy and a woman of the people.

Full credit must therefore…

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Thu 28th Apr, 2016 | 10:29am

Phil Hopkins
Her Name Was Laila.....
By Phil Hopkins
Theatre Correspondent

I never cease to be amazed by how few members of the Asian community I usually see in West Yorkshire's theatres.

So it was with some considerable enthusiasm that I found myself part of an ethnic…

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Thu 5th May, 2016 | 5:06pm

Review: Yes At Sheffield City Hall


Many of the classic bands of the Seventies are touring and playing the whole of an album in its entirety in the order the tracks follow on the record.

Yes have done this previously but on this…

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Thu 5th May, 2016 | 10:30am

Album Review: Robin McKelle - The Looking Glass


10 years after she first emerged this American artist releases her new album, The Looking Glass. This is her first album composed totally of new songs. In the last she has been compared to Ella…

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Tue 3rd May, 2016 | 8:30am

James - Girl At The End Of The World


James return with their 14th album, Girl At The End of the World. With James you know that the band will keep pushing the boundaries and they continue to evolve on this eclectic album: it does…

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Mon 2nd May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Album Review: Billy Ocean - Here You Are


The first CD of this two set collection features tracks personally selected by Billy Ocean that have had an influence on him both musically and in his personal life. So most of the tracks are at…

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Mon 2nd May, 2016 | 1:11pm

Tutti Frutti Go Wild At The Carriageworks

Rhys Warrington Molly Lopresti in WiLd! Photo by Brian Slater
Rhys Warrington Molly Lopresti in WiLd! Photo by Brian Slater
As we celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare and we're Looking Back In Anger at John Osborne, it's perhaps a good time to remind ourselves what a powerful role theatre can play in society.

It can…

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Mon 2nd May, 2016 | 11:54am

Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
The Common Linnets
By Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Arts Correspondent

The Common Linnets may have come a close second to Conchita Wurst at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, but in terms of the UK audience, they were the commercial winner.

While the contest's winner…

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Sat 30th Apr, 2016 | 12:54pm

KES Cast Flying High At Yorkshire Falconry Centre

Actor Dan Parr at SMJ Falconry - photo Anthony Robling
Actor Dan Parr at SMJ Falconry - photo Anthony Robling
The cast and creatives of the West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Kes visited the SMJ Falconry centre in Oxenhope near Keighley to see birds of prey in action.

During the visit the Playhouse…

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Sat 30th Apr, 2016 | 10:58am

Interview: Sanja Vucic (ZAA)


For those not in the know, tell us a little about yourself...

I am free, open, unstoppable, always ready to test the boundaries of my vocal abilities, to try every genre I have interest in.

What…

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Fri 29th Apr, 2016 | 1:42pm

Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker
Here's a question: If "Love is a Drag" in Grassington, why is Jessica Walker coming back for more?

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Jessica Walker has a list of credits as long as your arm. She trained at…

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Wed 27th Apr, 2016 | 3:37pm