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Monday Fellowship Talks
Mon 8th August 03:00 PM
Summer Fellowship Strawberry Tea The group meet on the second Monday of every month to catch up with each other over tea, coffee and cake, alongside enjoying a talk from a guest speaker. Alongside the social side and the talks, there is also space for prayer and a hymn at the monthly meeting. In the de Lacy Centre, a building in the Cathedral grounds opposite the main site. The talk – ‘Experiences in Sudan’ – will be led by congregation member Fiona Beevers. She will talk all about her experiences whilst working as a head teacher in Sudan.

Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH
Phone: 01274 777720
Starts 8th Aug 2022, 03:00 PM
Ring The Alarm
Wed 10th August 10:00 AM
Panel and performance with national and local pioneers on the history, role and impact of sound systems from their genesis in Jamaica, to their evolution in Leeds and the UK. Guest contributors include Mark Iration from internationally renowned Leeds-own Iration Steppas Sound System with more guests to be announced. Tickets: £7 booking details coming soon

Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB
Phone: 0113 378 5005
Starts 10th Aug 2022, 10:00 AM
The Yorkshire Tea Ceremony
Explore the remarkable collection of W.A. Ismay MBE (1910 – 2001), the UK’s most prolific collector of post-war British studio pottery, in a new exhibition opening at York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) this month. Ismay accumulated over 3,600 pieces by more than 500 potters between 1955 and 2001. Upon his death, he left his collection and its associated archive to the city of York. It has been 20 years since the W.A. Ismay Collection moved from private to public ownership, and CoCA are celebrating that anniversary with an exciting new display. The exhibition coincides with the launch of the first major book on the W.A. Ismay Collection, written by Dr Walsh and published by the Centre of Ceramic Art and Paul Holberton Publishing. The book, which is based on new research, will be available to buy at York Art Gallery from 30 October 2021.

York Art Gallery, St Mary's Lodge, Museum Gardens, York YO30 7DR
Phone: 01904 687673
Ends 30th Dec 2022 04:00 PM
The Ultimate 70s show
This 7-piece return with pop, rock and Xmas favourites from music's classic decade

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham, N. Yorks, HG4 4DY
Phone: 01765 680200
Ends 12th Dec 2022 10:00 PM
We’re All in This Together: The Lockdown Art of Rachel List
Two years on from the first Covid-19 lockdown, explore the lockdown artwork of Pontefract-based artist Rachel List. The Covid-19 lockdowns meant Rachel was unable to work as normal, so she started painting big, bright murals around Pontefract, honouring the work of NHS staff and other pandemic heroes. Rachel has recreated these murals for Pontefract Museum, which you can see alongside two films exploring Rachel’s story and the role of community in Pontefract during the pandemic.

Pontefract Museum, 5 Salter Row, Pontefract, WF8 1BA
Phone: 01977 722740
Web: We’re All in This Together: The Lockdown Art of Rachel List - Experience Wakefield
Ends 23rd Sep 2022 04:00 PM
What Shall I Wear: Eveningwear through the ages
Explore Lotherton’s latest fashion exhibition, What Shall I Wear. The return of eveningwear marks a positive and welcome step towards enjoying life at its most fabulous. This year, the fashion galleries at Lotherton will showcase the changing styles, rules and occasions associated with eveningwear and what we consider it to be today. Pieces on display will showcase traditional and opulent styles, as well as daring and eccentric formal wear, which all celebrate the theatre of dressing up after dusk. Highlights include dresses from John Bates (Jean Varon), Zandra Rhodes, Balenciaga and Norman Hartnell. A key focus of this exhibition also includes a section on re-wearing and will include a film with contemporary views on eveningwear from people of Leeds.

Lotherton, Lotherton Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB
Ends 16th Oct 2022 04:00 PM
Celebration - Modern British Abstract Painting
An exhibition of artworks – many never seen before – by some of the biggest names in Modern British Abstract art, including John Hoyland, Patrick Heron, Gillian Ayres and Albert Irvin is now on show at Harrogate’s Mercer Art Gallery. The middle years of the 20th Century saw a sea change in the British art scene, triggered by the first UK exhibitions of the theatrical, visceral abstract art by American artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

31 Swan Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SA
Phone: 01423 556188
Ends 4th Sep 2022 04:00 PM
Theatre Tour & Tea
Discover the hidden secrets of our theatre From Roman soldiers, to medieval monks, to Georgian ladies, this site has been important to the people of York for millennia. Throughout the year, we offer a fascinating backstage tour of the theatre, with a deep dive into our history. Find out how our ghost, The Grey Lady, came into existence, and why you must never whistle on stage! The tour includes a cream tea to finish, freshly made by our kitchen team. See website for dates and times. (normally 10am Sat and 2pm Fri)

York Theatre Royal, St Leonards Pl, York YO1 7HD
Phone: 01904 623568
Ends 8th Oct 2022 04:00 PM
Charmaine Watkiss: The Wisdom Tree
Explore the wisdom, strength and resilience of Jamaican women across generations in this new exhibition by London-based artist Charmaine Watkiss. The Wisdom Tree showcases recent work that acknowledges and celebrates the experiences and contributions of people of Jamaican heritage in the UK.

The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA
Phone: 0113 378 5350
Ends 1st Oct 2022 04:00 PM
‘As we journey together: an exploration of Faith in Bradford’
hotographer Kate Abbey has been the Artist in Residence at Bradford Cathedral since October 2020 and, following over 18-months of work with the Cathedral, is launching her retrospective exhibition ‘As we journey together: an exploration of Faith in Bradford’. Please note that Bradford Cathedral will be closed for the August Bank Holiday on Monday 29th August. Kate’s work explores the multi-faith community unique to Bradford, asking the question ‘is it possible to photograph faith?’. Having encountered initial restrictions of access due to lockdown, Kate met members of the Cathedral’s congregation in parks, then gardens, and then homes. As the residency progressed and the work deepened, the project expanded, exploring many different faiths as well as personal spirituality.

Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH
Phone: 01274 777720
Ends 31st Aug 2022 04:00 PM
Body Vessel Clay
Black Women, Ceramics & Contemporary Art curated and conceived by Dr Jareh Das in partnership with Two Temple Place, explores artworks by three generations of Black women artists working with clay. Clay is one of the oldest forms of making, with indigenous pottery traditions existing in almost every location in the world, marked by technical variations from culture to culture.

York Art Gallery, St Mary's Lodge, Museum Gardens, York YO30 7DR
Phone: 01904 687673
Ends 18th Sep 2022 04:00 PM
Barnsley Serves the World - Stories From The Slazenger Factory
An exhibition celebrating Barnsley’s unlikely heritage is taking place at Experience Barnsley museum throughout the Wimbledon fortnight and runs until October. Barnsley Serves the World is free to attend and there’s plenty for visitors to enjoy including memorabilia, photographs, evocative Pathé films, newly commissioned films, as well as activities for sports fans of all ages

Experience Barnsley, Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA
Ends 31st Oct 2022 04:00 PM
The Day the World came to Huddersfield Exhibition
The UK’s first ever National Pride took place in Huddersfield on 4th July 1981. To mark the forty-first anniversary, a newly-commissioned portrait exhibition by internationally-acclaimed photographer Ajamu X opens in Huddersfield. The free exhibition entitled “The Day The World Came To Huddersfield” will run at the Lawrence Batley Theatre3 from 9th July to 9th September 2022.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen St, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SP
Phone: 01484 430528
Ends 9th Sep 2022 04:00 PM
Rebellion to Romance Exhibition
A natural progression from the 2019 Eulogy Project on first-generation Jamaicans of Leeds, Rebellion to Romance will explore the lives of the city’s second-generation West Indians coming of age in the 1970s and 80s. Their keepsakes of the era will tell a powerful story of young Black people hugely influenced by Jamaican culture, music and style, immersed in their parents’ Caribbean roots yet shaping an identity of their own. Gathered keepsakes and photos of the day curated by Out of Many Festival Director, Susan Pitter, will sit alongside recreated contemporary portraits by famed artist and ‘Godfather of Black British photography’ Vanley Burke. His portraits will capture a generation that can firmly say: “We are Black, we are British, we are West Indian and we are Leeds.” Opening times: Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Admission: FREE

Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB
Phone: 0113 378 5005
Ends 29th Oct 2022 05:00 PM
Spend the summer holidays at the National Science and Media Museum
This summer at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, families can discover a wealth of free or low-cost activities and experiences. From new exhibitions, free workshops and the summer reading challenge trail to seeing a film at Pictureville or having a splash at nearby City Park, there will be plenty of fun to keep all ages entertained throughout the summer holidays.

Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD1 1NQ
Phone: 0844 856 3797
Ends 4th Sep 2022 05:00 PM