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La petite bohème
Sat 28th November 05:00 PM
Opera North takes music off the stage and out into the city streets this November, with two innovative new commissions designed to be experienced in the open air. Be transported to a crisp, winter evening in Paris with this animated re-imagining of Act III of Puccini’s best-loved opera La bohème. Times: 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm

Hull & East Riding Museum Gardens
Starts 28th Nov 2020, 05:00 PM
Heritage Tours
Delve into The Piece Hall's past with a free guided tour with one of our knowledgeable heritage guides who will lead you on a journey of discovery telling the stories of The Piece Hall from the Georgian period right through to the current day. TOUR TIMES Heritage tours begin from the Welcome Centre at the following times: Fridays 12pm Saturdays 12pm & 2pm Sundays 12pm & 2pm

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Ends 31st Dec 2020 04:00 PM
New Light Prize Exhibition
The high-profile exhibition, celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020, has in the past featured work by artists such as Norman Ackroyd CBE RA, Anne Desmet RA, Maxwell Doig, Mark Demsteader, Chris Cook, Mandy Payne, James Naughton and Jo Taylor. The New Light Prize Exhibition will be at Scarborough Art Gallery before moving on to Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle, The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle, and culminating in London at The Bankside Gallery.

The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
Phone: 01723 374753
Ends 10th Jan 2021 05:00 PM
A Contemporary Collection: Sculpture & Materials
On permanent display. The works on display in this exhibition have been selected from Wakefield's art collection to reveal the wide variety of materials artists have used to express sculptural ideas - through abstraction and figuration and from the early twentieth century up to the present day.

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
Phone: 01924 247360
Ends 31st Dec 2020 05:00 PM
Wonderlab Live
An all-new family experience featuring live demos, new experiements and fantastic adventures in the science of light and sound.

Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD1 1NQ
Phone: 0844 856 3797
Ends 24th Jan 2021 04:00 PM
Frontline Faces From Near And Far
The new exhibition, now showing at Gallery on the Green in Settle, honours the true heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic - the people who put their own safety at risk to look after us all.

Gallery on the Green, 3 Green Head Ln, Settle BD24 9HL
Ends 12th Dec 2020 12:00 PM
New Light Prize - Shining a Light on Northern Art
Established in 2010, New Light celebrates and promotes both well-known and emerging artists by offering some of the region’s best awards and opportunities with the biennial new Light Prize Exhibition, fast becoming one of the UK’s largest and most talked-about open exhibitions. This year's exhibition showcases 125 artworks from 105 of the most talented artists in the UK with artworks across a range of media by artists at all stages of their career.

The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
Phone: 01723 374753
Ends 17th Jan 2021 05:00 PM
In the moment: The art of wellbeing
Created to explore how art can help relaxation and provide a break from life’s daily worries and inspired by research that visiting an art gallery is good for your health. The exhibition, in partnership with the Arts Council Collection, features the works of high-profile artists such as L.S. Lowry, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Marc Chagall. The use of sculpture, colour and intricate sketching alongside video allows visitors to explore their own personal responses to the art. closed Monday and Tuesday

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York YO30 1DD
Ends 31st Oct 2021 03:30 PM
21st Century British Landscape
Featuring four artists -Emerson Mayes, Deborah Grice, Amelia Humber, and James Naughton, it is, as the title suggests, a celebration of landscape painting in one of the North's loveliest galleries.

Zillah Bell Gallery, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ
Phone: 01845 522479
Ends 28th Nov 2020 05:00 PM
Seasonal programme of Christmas Events
See the website for full details of all the various events, timings and prices at the Piece Hall, Halifax The programme will be subject to COVID-19 safety guidelines so please see event information.

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Ends 31st Dec 2020 10:00 PM
As You Are: A Soundwalk for Leeds
Opera North takes music off the stage and out into the city streets this November, with two innovative new commissions designed to be experienced in the open air. Part of the Leeds-based company’s Switch ON season, programmed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, As You Are: A Soundwalk for Leeds by Abel Selaocoe opens on 14 November, and a new animated film of Act III of Puccini’s La bohème begins a northern tour in the city on 17 November. Experienced through headphones on a 40-minute walk through central Leeds, As You Are is a major new commission for South African-born cellist, composer and improviser Abel Selaocoe. Runs daily until 9 Jan 2021. Closed Monday and 20-28 December 2020

Leeds City Centre (starts Victoria Gate)
Ends 9th Jan 2021 04:00 PM
Christmas IS coming to Yorkshire this year!
Lotherton announces special fifth anniversary Christmas Experience From 27 November 2020 to 3 January 2021, The Christmas Experience will return for its fifth fantastic year, and the elves have been busy tweaking the tinsel and adding the last sprinkle of festive fairydust to make this year as magical as ever. The Christmas Experience opening times unless otherwise specified: Sunday Thursday - 9.30am - 7pm, last entry 6.30pm Friday - Saturday - 9.30am - 8pm, last entry 7.30pm Santa visits are available via pre-booked slots only.

Lotherton Hall, Lotherton Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB
Phone: 0113 376 0318
Ends 3rd Jan 2021 08:00 PM
Christmas Fair
The ever-popular principle Christmas Fair will return to The Piece Hall courtyard. Free entry.

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Ends 29th Nov 2020 06:00 PM
An Illuminated Christmas at Castle Howard
Christmas at Castle Howard - Wish Upon A Frozen Star. ack Frost has cast an icy spell and turned the Walled Gardens into a beautiful winter wonderland. As twilight falls, journey through this enchanted world lit up by festive illuminations and immersive soundscapes. The only way to thaw the frosty spell and bring good cheer back in time for Christmas is to make a wish under Yorkshire’s starry skies and step out into a golden landscape of warmth, joy and wonder. Your journey will climax with an epic story, projected as a light show onto the iconic facade of the House. Will the trees be decked this year? Will the band strike up and the dancing in the Great Hall begin? And most importantly, will Father Christmas make it in time to save Christmas? Experience a festive evening like no other as we take to the great outdoors this Christmas season to produce a spectacular lighting extravaganza for all ages to enjoy. See the website for full details and times.

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA
Ends 31st Dec 2020 06:00 PM
GENESIS - The Last Domino?
Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford's first live outing together since the globe-trotting, sell-out Turn It On Again: The Tour in 2007. They will be joined on stage by Nic Collins on drums, and the band's long-time guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer.

First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BY
Phone: 0844 248 1585
Ends 3rd Dec 2020 11:00 PM