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

A Roaring Success For Footloose
Footloose is an interesting musical; bit like a lion on a lead! Inspired by a true story the Dean Pitchford / Walter Bobbie stage show centres on the fictional town of Bomont in the US where, for…
Mar
25
"Shaping The Body: 400 years of food, fashion and life"
Apr
9
Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism
Apr
16
In Tandem - Exhibition of Paintings
Apr
29
No Quiet Place Exhibition
Apr
30
A Private Collection Revealed
May
20
"A Vision of Dimensions"
May
21
Silk paintings of Dales scenes by Christine Carradice
May
21
Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
Jun
9
200 Years of Childhood at Hedon Museum
Jun
15
Barnbow Canaries by Alice Nutter
Jun
16
Yorkshire Festival 2016
Jun
17
Grassington Festival 2016
Jun
18
Kate Whiteford OBE - False Perspectives
Jun
20
Cats - The Musical
Jun
25
Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape
Jun
25
The Fragile Moorland - Drawings & Paintings
Jun
28
Footloose - The Musical
Jun
29
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - on tour
Jun
30
Overlooked - An Exhibition of the North York Moors
Jul
1
Open Studio - Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Jul
1
Burton Agnes Jaz & Blues Festival
Jul
2
Horsforth Walk of Art
Jul
2
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Jul
4
Brassed Off
Jul
5
Gangsta Granny
Jul
9
All Creatures.....
Jul
9
Midsummer Kaleidoscope - Concert by Pinsuti
Jul
10
Galphay Open Gardens 2016
Jul
14
Manjula

Interview: Alluri

Alluri
Alluri
Hyderabad born, London based musical experimenter Alluri has delivered one of this year's most intriguing debut singles, Texture Composure. Already finding support from Q and NME, his upcoming…

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Thu 30th Jun, 2016 | 11:04am

Elaine  Annable
Review: Hackney Colliery Band - Grassington Festival
By Elaine Annable
Music Correspondent

Playing to a packed Grassington Festival Hall, support band Issimo kicked off the evening's entertainment.

Having already attracted attention and great reviews with shows at Lattitude Festival,…

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Tue 28th Jun, 2016 | 5:34pm

Harrogate's Month-Long Festival Begins!


Harrogate International Festivals officially begins on Friday 1 July, with five-long weekends featuring the best music, literature, street art and events in venues across the town to celebrate its…

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Mon 27th Jun, 2016 | 10:00pm

Phil Hopkins
Lest We Forget The Barnbow Lasses
By Phil Hopkins
Theatre & Travel Correspondent
Dominic Gatley Colette O'Rourke & Kristin Atherton in Barnbow Canaries. Photo by Anthony Robling
Dominic Gatley Colette O'Rourke & Kristin Atherton in Barnbow Canaries. Photo by Anthony Robling
Large concepts like 'a World War' or Britain's exit from the EU are sometimes too hard to grasp in their entirety.

However, when you look at the impact of such global issues at a micro level, then…

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Fri 24th Jun, 2016 | 10:26am

Roxette - Good Karma

Roxette
Roxette
Roxette have had a very long recording career and were very successful in the 90's and used to sell out the Sheffield Arena many times.

They return with their new album, Good Karma and it is like…

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Thu 23rd Jun, 2016 | 4:39pm

Barry Manilow Supported By Dave Koz

Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
Saxophonist Dave Koz has played alongside many artists such as Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross and tonight's headliner Barry Manilow.

His smooth jazz might be better suited to smaller…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 10:07pm

Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Tegan and Sara: Love You To Death
By Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Arts Correspondent
Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara
For far too long twins Tegan and Sara were on the outside edge of the mainstream. Their consistently brilliant and always diverse album releases were met with critical acclaim but only ever…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 4:50pm

York Early Music Festival 8 - 16 July 2016 Fairies, Witches and Aerial Beings!

Barokksolistene
Barokksolistene
York Early Music Festival marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, with music from the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres and pieces inspired by the Shakespearean themes of…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 4:36pm

Cats - The Memories Are Still Strong


Despite the thirty-five years since Cats first opened on the West End stage, this Lloyd Webber musical still attracts mixed reactions in the same way it did all those years ago.

It was probably…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 2:28pm

Rod Stewart - KC Stadium, Hull


Now Sir Rod, Rod Stewart played probably his first ever gig of his career in Hull at the KC stadium. "It's my first time here in Hull, though I could have played here in the 60's" he joked.

Followi…

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Tue 21st Jun, 2016 | 3:50pm

Opening Procession - photo Sam Carlin
Opening Procession - photo Sam Carlin
The Rainy Day Project is a creative workshop running the duration of the Grassington Festival of Arts and Music. It is a "wonderful opportunity to finish unfinished projects" artist, project…

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Thu 30th Jun, 2016 | 10:01am

Interview: Reverieme


Reverieme just released Straw Woman, a scintillating collection of country folk that will move heart and engage your brain. We caught up with her to find out what songs make her...

Smile

'Disconne…

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Tue 28th Jun, 2016 | 2:24pm

Rosalind York
Jane Kite Profile
By Rosalind York
Features Writer
Jane Kite
Jane Kite
Poet and editor Jane Kite has given her last performance of Bad Jenny, a pamphlet she published two years ago and premièred (as Jenny, A Frightening Woman) at the Ilkley Literature Festival. The…

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Mon 27th Jun, 2016 | 9:00pm

Graham Clark
The Stone Roses At The Etihad Stadium
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent
Stone Roses
Stone Roses
For anyone who was at the legendary Spike Island gig back in 1990 tonight's gig was like a second coming. Playing the last of 4 nights in Manchester, the weather might have been typical Manchester…

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Thu 23rd Jun, 2016 | 7:08pm

Rick Astley - 50

Rick Astley
Rick Astley
Who would have thought that Rick Astley would return with a new album that would go straight to Number 1 in the UK album charts, but that is what has happened with this superb album.

He could have…

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Thu 23rd Jun, 2016 | 3:56pm

Ruby Turner At The Festival Hall, Grassington

Ruby Turner
Ruby Turner
The Grassington Festival audience gave Ruby Turner a very warm welcome in the intimate setting of Grassington's Festival Hall.

The venue must have felt quite a contrast to the large settings of…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 5:04pm

Clare Maguire: Leave You In Yesterday

Clare Maguire
Clare Maguire
Signed to Polydor Records in 2009 and rated fifth on BBC Sound of 2011, the pressure was on for Solihull born Clare Maguire to deliver high chart positions with her credible pop.

Sadly the big,…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 4:45pm

Fragile Moorland - Drawings And Paintings By Margaret Uttley

Crow's Domain by Margaret Uttley
Crow's Domain by Margaret Uttley
A new exhibition of work by Settle-based artist Margaret Uttley focuses on peat moorlands and our relationship with this fragile but important environment. Her drawings and paintings celebrate…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 4:14pm

Brexit Would Leave UK Culturally Isolated, Says Opera North Director

Mary Creagh, Richard Mantle and Dan Jarvis tour costume department of Opera North
Mary Creagh, Richard Mantle and Dan Jarvis tour costume department of Opera North
Being a part of the EU helps the arts in Yorkshire to thrive, and leaving would leave the UK "culturally isolated", industry leaders warned today.

General director of Opera North Richard Mantle…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 9:32am

Adults and children enjoying getting up close and personal with the star of the show, Alpasta the Alpaca
Adults and children enjoying getting up close and personal with the star of the show, Alpasta the Alpaca
Purple was the colour and children's picture books were the theme on Sunday 19 June as children gathered to listen to three interactive picture book stories outside Grassington's Church House.

Per…

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Mon 20th Jun, 2016 | 8:04pm