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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
Web: www.thepiecehall.co.uk
Ends 31st Dec 2020 04:00 PM
Rare original William Smith map goes on show
A rare and particularly well-preserved map created by the ‘father of English geology’, William Smith, can be seen at Scarborough Art Gallery this autumn.

Scarborough Museums Trust Woodend The Crescent Scarborough YO11 2PW
Phone:
Web: http://scarboroughmuseumstrust.org.uk
Ends 2nd May 2020 10:00 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
Web: https://www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/whats-on/
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
Web: http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/
Ends 31st Dec 2020 05:00 PM
Theatre Tour & Tea
York was the largest Roman town in northern England, and the site of York Theatre Royal fell within the city walls, an original section can be seen across the road. Through the medieval period, the site was used as a hospital and for the site of a mint – a theatre was built in 1744, and has been producing and displaying work ever since. Come and join us to find out more about the fascinating history of theatre in York and learn why there is a Georgian folly backstage, why a stage is called a deck and why you should never whistle in a theatre. Our expert tour guides will lead you on a 75 minute tour of the whole theatre site, before tea and scones are served in our upper foyer. Please note that due to the number of stairs involved on the tour, it is not currently possible to accommodate customers with impaired mobility. Tours 10.30am Saturday and 3.00pm Friday.

York Theatre Royal, St Leonards Pl, York YO1 7HD
Phone: 01904 623568
Web: www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/
Ends 25th Jul 2020 05:00 PM
Turner: Northern Exposure at the Mercer Art Gallery
The varied Yorkshire landscape inspired Turner to explore deeply Romantic architectural subjects, including Kirkstall Abbey and Bolton Abbey, where he uniquely captured both the last glimmers of sunlight and the first hints of a sublime harvest moonlight through the ruins. He sketched Scarborough Castle on the Yorkshire coast from every angle and in various shades of light and weather too, honing the skill that was to influence his whole career and which introduced him to special Yorkshire places that were to occupy his imagination for decades.

31 Swan Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SA
Phone: 01423 556188
Web: https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20152/mercer_art_gallery
Ends 19th Apr 2020 04:00 PM
Encounters with Jesus by Ali Thistlethwaite
Secret transactions with God in prayer have life-changing consequences. Within worship and prayer, sorrow can be turned to joy, tension to peace. Alison Thistlethwaite’s paintings aim to capture some of this process in paint. Her paintings are not just depictions, or recollections, of encounters with God through the Spirit. They are themselves painted in encounter with God, much like the prayers of any one of us, but in physical form.

Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH
Phone: 01274 777720
Web: www.bradfordcathedral.org/
Ends 12th Jun 2020 05:30 PM
People Play by Alice Irwin
People Play is the first outdoor installation by Irwin, who graduated in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 2018. Using this background, Irwin pushes the boundaries of what traditional print processes can be, expanding into a world of the three dimensional.

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Web: www.thepiecehall.co.uk
Ends 1st Jun 2020 04:00 PM
Ideas Hub
It is a collaborative space for the public to explore, engage and have conversations with museum staff looking at how the museum presents its objects, tells stories and programmes its exhibitions and events. A key part of the Hub is an area for visitors to explore a series of objects that represent all areas of the museum’s collections, including photography, film, television and sound. Visitors will be encouraged to give feedback on their preferred way of learning about the objects’ stories - whether it’s text, imagery, video or another method. Objects range from the original Mousetrap Camera invented by one of the fathers of photography William Henry Fox Talbot in the 1830s, to an original Teletext television receiver from the 1970s, and an early iPod from 2003.

Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD1 1NQ
Phone: 0844 856 3797
Web: www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk
Ends 10th Jun 2020 06:00 PM
A Blast of Seaside Colour - Tony Dexter
An exhibition of paintings inspired by the vibrant colours of the seaside opens at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre later this month. Gallery is open 10-6 Mon-Sat. except during show times. Check website for further details. Entry free.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1JW
Phone: 01723 370541
Web: sjt.uk.com
Ends 27th Jun 2020 06:00 PM
Two
Pull up a stool and join the regulars amongst the humour and heartbreak that’s found at the bottom of a glass

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1JW
Phone: 01723 370541
Web: sjt.uk.com
Ends 18th Apr 2020 10:00 PM
TWO
A co-production with Hull Truck Theatre, Jim Cartwright’s mesmerising, bittersweet comedy TWO opens at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre later this month. Pull up a stool and join the regulars amongst the humour and heartbreak that’s found at the bottom of a glass. In Jim (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Road) Cartwright’s play set in a northern pub, two actors – Nicola Stephenson and Matthew Wilson – play no less than 14 characters between them.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1JW
Phone: 01723 370541
Web: sjt.uk.com
Ends 18th Apr 2020 10:00 PM
Little Red Riding Hood
A modern spin on an age-old fairy tale is the Easter treat for young audiences. This new adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood (7 to 11 April) is from the pen of award-winning children’s novelist Saviour Pirotta, whose first play, Granny’s Exploding Toilet, was a big hit at the SJT last autumn. A regular speaker at literature festivals nationwide, Saviour’s books include The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths, Firebird and The Ancient Greek Mysteries series for Bloomsbury. Little Red Riding Hood will be performed by Charlotte Brooke, Nicola Holliday, Charlotte Oliver and Marcquelle Ward. Check website for times.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1JW
Phone: 01723 370541
Web: sjt.uk.com
Ends 11th Apr 2020 10:00 PM
Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival
Get ready to enter a world of adventure featuring daring tales from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival. You’ll join fearless wayfinder Moana and the greatest demigod that ever lived, Maui, on an action-packed voyage to return the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Journey alongside royal sisters from Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain-man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven from Disney’s Frozen as they navigate sparkling landscapes in a thrilling story full of courage, magic and unforgettable characters.

First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BY
Phone: 0844 248 1585
Web: www.firstdirectarena.com
Ends 12th Apr 2020 10:00 PM