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

Inspiring Exhibitions
'Fibres with a Twist' is a new exhibition of silk painting, crochet, felting and weaving by the Cleveland Fibre Arts textile group. Running alongside this exhibition will be 'One Moor Year',…
Last Light Over Gormire by Robin Puplett
Richard Trinder
York Art Gallery Re-Opens After £8M Refurbishment
By Richard Trinder
Editor

We live in fiscally challenging times. With George Osborne calling for a 40% cut in all government spending, and child benefits being slashed across the country, how is it possible, or is it…

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Thu 23rd Jul, 2015 | 8:51am

Beat-Herder 2015 '10 years Young' Review:


There is no doubt the Beat-herder crew really know how to throw a party.. and this year to mark their tenth anniversary was no exception. Not even the predicted rain dare show a face to overshadow…

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Wed 22nd Jul, 2015 | 10:34pm

Caroline Lamb And Her Dangerous To Know Challenge

Caroline Lamb as Emily Brontė - photo Ian Howard
Caroline Lamb as Emily Brontė - photo Ian Howard
A month or so ago, Caroline Lamb, the Artistic Director and resident writer of theatre company Dangerous To Know, set out on a rather daunting challenge to raise awareness of her theatre company,…

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Wed 22nd Jul, 2015 | 12:30pm

Album Review: Incognito - Live In London, 35th Anniversary Show


Last July Incognito celebrated their 35th year together by performing a landmark gig at the o2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London.

When you listen to the album it makes you wish that you had been…

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Tue 21st Jul, 2015 | 8:30am

Album Review: Simply Red - Big Love


Mick Hucknall decided to split up Simply Red 5 years ago, in the meantime he has got married and started a family, he released a solo album and there was also a solo tour that visited York.

It…

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Mon 20th Jul, 2015 | 10:30am

Scout Beck
Dunstan Bruce of Chumbawamba - Tubthumping interview
By Scout Beck
Correspondent

He's launched a project to tell the story of one of the most iconic songs of the 90's and it seems his passion has struck a chord.

Dunstan Bruce, formerly the frontman of Chumbawamba, is…

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Fri 17th Jul, 2015 | 12:24pm

Opera North: Montiverdi With Latitude

Last year's Latitude Festival
Last year's Latitude Festival
Opera North, England's award-winning opera company in the north, travels to Henham Park in Suffolk on Thursday 16 July for the Company's first performance at Latitude Festival.

Joining a host of…

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Wed 15th Jul, 2015 | 4:03pm

Local 'Heartland Artist' Turns Lifelong Love Of Art Into Colourful Career

Susan Williams with Fantastic Flowers pieces
Susan Williams with Fantastic Flowers pieces
A rising Richmond artist has credited the beauty and scenery of the North East for her blossoming career.

Susan Marie Williams is preparing to showcase her paintings, inspired by the region,…

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Mon 13th Jul, 2015 | 11:20am

They Get Up Again - Chumbawamba to make feature documentary


It's a Kickstarter project that just cannot go unnoticed.

Dunstan Bruce of legendary anarchic 90's Leeds band Chumbawamba is embarking on a collaborative venture to make a feature length…

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Sun 12th Jul, 2015 | 12:38pm

Internationally Acclaimed Young Organist To Play At Selby Abbey

Joshua Stephens
Joshua Stephens
Joshua Stephens, acclaimed as one of Britain's most brilliant and exciting young musicians, visits Selby Abbey on Tuesday 14th July to perform a recital as part of a summer season of Lunchtime…

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Fri 10th Jul, 2015 | 4:32pm

Graham Clark
Album Review: House Every Weekend
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent

With the Number One success recently of the David Zowie track, House Every Weekend, Universal records have released this 3 CD compilation of house music tracks as the genre seems to be coming back…

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Thu 23rd Jul, 2015 | 8:30am

Album Review: Opolopo - Superconductor


Opolopo was born in Hungary who now lives in Sweden has just released this album of dance tracks on London based Z records which is owned by Dance music house producer, artist and remixer, Joey…

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Wed 22nd Jul, 2015 | 9:00pm

Summer Organ Recitals At York Minster


Award-winning and internationally acclaimed organists will perform a series of recitals at York Minster this summer, continuing a tradition of musicianship at the cathedral which spans a…

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Tue 21st Jul, 2015 | 8:11pm

'Best Line-up Yet' Announced For 7th Harrogate Comedy Festival

Nina Conti
Nina Conti
The line-up for the 7th annual Harrogate Comedy Festival has been announced by organisers, Harrogate Theatre, and looks set to further strengthen Harrogate's reputation as 'comedy capital of the…

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Mon 20th Jul, 2015 | 4:58pm

Hallam FM Summer Live

Dappy
Dappy
Every year Hallam FM holds its Summer Live event at the Sheffield Arena. With the summer school holiday's about to commence this was a great way for many to begin the start of their summer.



Wi…

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Sun 19th Jul, 2015 | 4:01pm

Hull's Leading Author Launches Competition


Hull's leading and award-winning author, Val Wood has sold over 1.5 million novels all with stories set in and around Hull. The author hopes to inspire other budding writers and has teamed up for…

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Fri 17th Jul, 2015 | 8:00am

Review: Kurt Elling At Nice Jazz Festival


In an ideal world Kurt Elling would be known beyond the jazz world, in many ways he reminds me of Michael Buble with his stage presence and commanding voice and his ability to reinvent to any song.

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Mon 13th Jul, 2015 | 12:38pm

Review: Quartetto Di Cremona


For those who have never seen a string quartet live and up close... you must: it's a truly stunning experience and non-more so than the recital given last Thursday at Wesley chapel by the…

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Sun 12th Jul, 2015 | 6:57pm

Review: Liv Warfield At The Nice Jazz Festival

Liv Warfield
Liv Warfield
Liv Warfield is a name you might not be familiar with but you soon will be. Her album The Unexpected has no other than Prince as the executive producer and Liv is the newest member of the New…

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Sat 11th Jul, 2015 | 6:00pm

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