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ONE DAY EVENTS
The Overtones - Christmas Party
Mon 9th December 07:30 PM
Classic songs and good time greats

Sheffield City Hall Barkers Pool Sheffield S1 2JA
Phone: 0114 2 789 789
Web: http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
Starts 9th Dec 2019, 07:30 PM
Little Lambs: Christmas Special
Tue 10th December 10:00 AM
Visit The Piece Hall for a Christmas special early years session in the Salon Perdu complete with sensory storytelling, movement and a festive craft.

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Web: http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk
Starts 10th Dec 2019, 10:00 AM
The Grumpy Old Christmas Show
Tue 10th December 07:00 PM
The Grumpy Old Christmas Show will combine spellbinding piano music with side splitting stories and revealing insights into his lengthy and varied career. Expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring music from YES, Rick’s own solo epics and early Bowie hits, plus fantastic arrangements of Beatles’ tunes, and much, much more, interspersed with knockabout (and sometimes bawdy!) humour.

Harrogate Royal Hall, Ripon Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2RD
Phone: 01423 500500
Web: http://royalhall.co.uk
Starts 10th Dec 2019, 07:00 PM
The Brodstock Takeover
Tue 10th December 07:00 PM
With a reputation for showcasing some of the best local musical talent and raising a ton of money for charity, the team behind Hipperholme’s fun-loving Brodstock Festival has curated a mini festival especially for The Piece Hall this Christmas. Yorkshire’s biggest annual charity event is bringing festive favourites Psychoslinkys, Funkside Soul Band, plus more special guests, for an evening of well-known sing-a-long, dance-a-long classics at the Salon Perdu.

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Web: http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk
Starts 10th Dec 2019, 07:00 PM
Carols on Air from Selby Abbey
Wed 11th December 07:00 PM
BBC Radio York will this year be recording their Annual Carol Service in Selby Abbey with the Abbey Choir under the direction of Dr Roger Tebbet and with readings from members of the local community. The Carol Service will reflect the Christmas Story alongside the Abbey’s own 950 year history. The recorded broadcast will go out on BBC Radio York at 8.00pm on Christmas Eve and at 10.00am on Christmas Day. The recording of the Carol Service on Wednesday evening is open to all and the congregation are invited to be in their seats by 7.00pm.

Selby Abbey, The Crescent, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4PU
Phone: 01757 703123
Web: www.selbyabbey.org.uk
Starts 11th Dec 2019, 07:00 PM
Rod Stewart - Live in Concert
Wed 11th December 07:30 PM
The tour is set to feature his classic hits plus tracks off the new album Blood Red Roses

First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BY
Phone: 0844 248 1585
Web: http://www.firstdirectarena.com
Starts 11th Dec 2019, 07:30 PM
Terrorvision’s Tony Wright plus supports
Wed 11th December 08:00 PM
Best known as the singer of Bradford rock band Terrorvision, Tony Wright heads to The Piece Hall armed with a set list of songs written and performed on his acoustic guitar. In addition to his three albums with his post-Terrorvision band ‘LaikaDog’, he has now released two solo albums to date with a third one in the works. Support to be announced in due course.

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Web: http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk
Starts 11th Dec 2019, 08:00 PM
A Christmas Evening with Merrill Osmond
Thu 12th December 07:30 PM
Join Merrill Osmond the lead singer for the world famous Osmond family for a Christmas evening. VIP Meet and Greet tickets available.

St Georges Hall, Bridge Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1JT
Phone: 01274 432375
Web: http://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/venues/st-georges-hall
Starts 12th Dec 2019, 07:30 PM
A Fabulous Christmas - John Barrowman
Thu 12th December 07:30 PM
A dazzling new Christmas tour - only 8 dates in the UK. His new album will be released 6 December 2019.

Sheffield City Hall Barkers Pool Sheffield S1 2JA
Phone: 0114 2 789 789
Web: http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
Starts 12th Dec 2019, 07:30 PM
Hope & Social
Thu 12th December 08:00 PM
Yorkshire rockers Hope & Social are known for their legendary Christmas shows, and this year they bring their shabby chic nature to the opulence of the Salon Perdu. As well as festive tunes and Christmas games, expect surprises, special guests and serious shenanigans.

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Web: http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk
Starts 12th Dec 2019, 08:00 PM
Emeli Sandé - The Real Life Tour
Fri 13th December 06:00 PM
Brit Award winner and No.1 recording artist - playing songs from the new album and all the classic hits

Bonus Arena, Myton Street, Hull HU1 2AG
Phone: 01482 456220
Web: http://www.hull-venue.co.uk/
Starts 13th Dec 2019, 06:00 PM
Loafers Presents
Fri 13th December 06:45 PM
A night of classic rock and soul curated for the second Loafers Presents show. Headlining are Stone Foundation, an 8-piece band who will bring their brand of sophisticated soul to Halifax having recently supported Paul Weller on his 2019 tour. The Paul Weller link continues with Liverpudlian Steve Pilgrim, originally a drummer in 'The Stands’, and now an established solo artist and drummer and vocalist for Weller. Andy Crofts, bass player and vocalist in Weller’s band and a founding member o

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Web: http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk
Starts 13th Dec 2019, 06:45 PM
Dr Hook 50th Anniversary Tour
Fri 13th December 07:30 PM
Dr Hook’s 50th Anniversary Tour is a musical event simply not to be missed!

St Georges Hall, Bridge Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1JT
Phone: 01274 432375
Web: http://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/venues/st-georges-hall
Starts 13th Dec 2019, 07:30 PM
We Love the 90's
Fri 13th December 07:30 PM
We Love The 90’s, the ULTIMATE nineties tour is coming to the UK in December 2019. In a huge lineup featuring Jenny Berggren from Ace Of Base, Vengaboys, 2 Unlimited, Snap!, Whigfield, Haddaway, DJ Sash, Rednex and many more, We Love The 90’s will see your favourite nineties pop acts perform over 60 UK Top 10 smash hit singles for one incredible night of nostalgia.

First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BY
Phone: 0844 248 1585
Web: http://www.firstdirectarena.com
Starts 13th Dec 2019, 07:30 PM
LONGER EVENTS
Barbara Hepworth - on permanent display
This exhibition provides a survey of Hepworth’s extraordinary career, from early wood carvings to iconic stringed sculptures and polished bronzes from the 1970s.

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
Phone: 01924 247360
Web: http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/
Ends 31st Dec 2019 04:00 PM
Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change
Reflection presents a dynamic and diverse vision of Britain and British art, which asks questions about identity and belonging. What does it mean to be British? How do we define British art? How do we present ourselves to the world? Free exhibition in Galleries 7 and 8

Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RA
Phone: 01482 613902
Web: http://www.hcandl.co.uk/ferens
Ends 5th Jan 2020 04:30 PM
Simon Annand: The Half
A major new photography exhibition by world renowned photographer Simon Annand will present rare images of the privacy actors experience backstage in the half hour before performing on the stage – the intense transformation from everyday life that is completely hidden from the audience.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen St, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SP
Phone: 01484 430528
Web: http://www.thelbt.org
Ends 1st Feb 2020 06:00 PM
The Half by Simon Annand
Simon Annand is one of the UK’s leading portrait photographers and has photographed the most recognisable faces of stage, including Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Daniel Craig and Jude Law. In this new exhibition to celebrate 25 years of the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Simon will showcase 74 photographs capturing actors and actresses at the beginning of their careers through to playing on the most famous stages.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen St, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SP
Phone: 01484 430528
Web: http://www.thelbt.org
Ends 1st Mar 2020 06:00 PM
Barnsley Markets 1982 - 1987 - Exhibition
Barnsley Market has formed an integral part of the town’s life for centuries. Though the market has changed appearance and location many times one thing has always remained consistent; the people. Many locals will have fond memories of the traders and characters who frequented the market over the years.

Barnsley Civic Theatre, Hanson St, Barnsley S70 2HZ
Phone: 01226 327000
Web: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
Ends 25th Jan 2020 06:00 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
COMING HOME
Sir Lawrence’s unfinished portrait of Wilberforce holds a special place in the history of British art, being one of the first works acquired by the National Portrait Gallery when it was established in 1856. As Wilberforce’s portrait will journey home, an accompanying exhibition will look at the reach of his legacy. Starting with Wilberforce, his life in Hull and his pivotal role in the Abolition campaign, the exhibition will explore how his memory has been celebrated in the City and inspired

Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RA
Phone: 01482 613902
Web: http://www.hcandl.co.uk/ferens
Ends 19th Jan 2020 04:00 PM
Life in Our Hands
A visual art exhibition - A joint work by international artist Shanthamani M and the people of the Yorkshire Dales. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and the first Saturday of every month

Settle Stories, The Joinery, Dawsons Court, Market Place, Settle, BD24 9ED.
Phone: 05603 845693
Web: https://www.settlestories.org.uk/life-in-our-hands
Ends 28th Feb 2020 04:00 PM
Autumn Open Exhibition
This prominent and popular northern art exhibition returns for 2019. Embracing of those with a connection to Harrogate, the Mercer Art Gallery Autumn Open Exhibition provides a high profile, visual platform for contemporary regional artists to present their work to the public. All media are welcomed, including sculpture, ceramics, photography and jewellery. From hundreds of entries, 120 exhibits will be displayed, with the overall winner announced at a special Preview Evening. Already open for e

The Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA
Phone: 01423 500600
Web: www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums
Ends 11th Jan 2020 05:00 PM
Alan Davie and David Hockney: Early Works
The Early Works At The Hepworth exhibition is all about creative convergences in more ways than one. It explores the early works of Alan Davie (1920 – 2014) and David Hockney (b. 1937) and in particular the years from 1948 to 1965.

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
Phone: 01924 247360
Web: http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/
Ends 19th Jan 2020 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
James Bywood Prints at The Hepworth Cafe
See a new exhibition of work by printmaker James Bywood in the cafe.

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
Phone: 01924 247360
Web: http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/
Ends 31st Jan 2020 05:00 PM
Explore & Draw stations
Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials to discover the exhibitions and create your own works of art.

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
Phone: 01924 247360
Web: http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/
Ends 31st Dec 2019 05:00 PM
The Hepworth Family Gift / Hepworth At Work
he Hepworth Family Gift consists of 44 full size, rarely seen working models – surviving prototypes in plaster and aluminium made in preparation for the works in bronze Hepworth executed from the mid-1950s to the end of her career. It also includes drawings and a large group of lithographs and screen prints by Barbara Hepworth, and has been given to The Hepworth Wakefield, via the Art Fund, by the artist’s daughters Rachel Kidd and Sarah Bowness, through the Trustees of the Barbara Hepworth

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
Phone: 01924 247360
Web: http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/
Ends 31st Dec 2019 05:00 PM
The Wizard of Oz
Soar over the rainbow, follow the yellow brick road and skip into the Emerald City to fulfil your heart’s desire, as Leeds Playhouse whisks you away on an unforgettable journey inside our newly refurbished theatre. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as the classic story and songs you know and love burst on to the stage in this technicolour spectacular!

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP
Phone: 0113 213 7700
Web: http://www.leedsplayhouse.org.uk/
Ends 25th Jan 2020 10:00 PM
Sean O'Connell: Broth Tarn - Exhibition
Sean O’Connell is a Barnsley based photographer and mixed media artist. O’Connell, who works mainly in black and white film photography, documents his friends, family and community engaging in daily life against the backdrop of the original architecture and suburbs of his hometown. In 2017, O’Connell’s gritty aesthetic and rejection of gentrification lead him to shoot a portfolio of images for Burberry.

Barnsley Civic Theatre, Hanson St, Barnsley S70 2HZ
Phone: 01226 327000
Web: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
Ends 25th Jan 2020 06:00 PM
Snow White
Join Snow White and a host of characters for the adventure of a lifetime, as they travel through the forest to the diamond mines on a thrilling quest to defeat the spells and enchantments of the evil Queen. They’re going to need all the help they can get – both from you in the audience and the seven very special, little folk that live in the forest.

Oxford Street, Harrogate HG1 1QF
Phone: 01423 502116
Web: https://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/
Ends 19th Jan 2020 10:00 PM
Kay Mellor's Band of Gold
Following the unprecedented sell-out success of Fat Friends The Musical, Kay Mellor returns to Leeds Grand Theatre in 2019, with the world premiere production of the multi-award winning TV series Band of Gold. Band of Gold was the groundbreaking crime drama that captivated over 15 million viewers each week when it aired on ITV. This nail-biting murderous thriller revolves around a group of women – Carol, Rose, Anita and Gina – as they battle to survive whilst working in Bradford’s red-li

Leeds Grand, 46 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6NZ
Phone: 0844 848 2700
Web: http://www.leedsgrandtheatre.com/
Ends 14th Dec 2019 10:00 PM
Victorian Winter Wonderland
Kids can step back in time and help the Victorian housekeepers transform The Piece Hall ready for the festive season. Huddle round the fireplace for a story, play some Victorian games and create a beautiful handcrafted gift to take home. Various dates and times available, see The Piece Hall website for details.

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Web: http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk
Ends 21st Dec 2019 04:00 PM
The Night Before Christmas
CAROL DOESN’T FEEL VERY CHRISTMASSY. WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? TREES, TINSEL, BAUBLES, PUDDING, PRESENTS…? WHAT A LOT OF NONSENSE. DEFINITELY NOT FOR HER. That is until the night before Christmas when Elf 30046, all stripey tights and pointy ears, falls down her chimney and they both tumble into a bigger adventure than they could ever have imagined. Will Elf ever do as he’s told? Will Carol learn to have fun? Will they ever spot the speeding sleigh and most importantly of all…can the

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP
Phone: 0113 213 7700
Web: http://www.leedsplayhouse.org.uk/
Ends 28th Dec 2019 06:00 PM
A Christmas Potion Advent Trail
Visitors can follow a festive trail around The Piece Hall shops and help create a Christmas potion. Collect a trail from the Welcome Centre and return once complete for a chocolate treat.

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Phone: 01422 525222
Web: http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk
Ends 24th Dec 2019 05:00 PM
Aladdin
This Christmas, join Blue’s Simon Webbe, Benidorm’s Jake Canuso, star of TV and film Robin Askwith and Fat Friends The Musical’s, Neil Hurst in Hull New Theatre’s festive family treat, Aladdin. Packed with all the traditional pantomime ingredients Hull audiences expect, Aladdin will feature a lamp-load of comedy, jaw-dropping special effects, sensational song and dance and plenty of boos and hisses the whole family will enjoy.

Hull New Theatre, Kingston Square, Hull HU1 3HF
Phone: 01482 300300
Web: http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullnewtheatre
Ends 29th Dec 2019 10:00 PM
Sleeping Beauty
York’s much-loved pantomime family returns with Martin Barrass, Suzy Cooper, A.J Powell and the dastardly David Leonard in a spectacular new show for the whole family. Join us again this year for what promises to be a magical Christmas treat, spinning together hilarious gags, stunning costumes, sparkling sets, thrilling choreography and foot-tapping songs.

York Theatre Royal, St Leonards Pl, York YO1 7HD
Phone: 01904 623568
Web: http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/
Ends 25th Jan 2020 10:00 PM
I am.....
Devised by the 15+ HYT Directed by Beth Knight I am a mosh pit I am watching democracy go to the dogs I am a late night netflix binge I am hopeful and at the same time hopeless. I am powerful and at the same time powerless. I am young but soon won't be. Harrogate Youth Theatre explore what it is to be themselves at this very moment. Devised by the company.

Harrogate Studio Theatre, 6 Oxford St, Harrogate HG1 1QF
Phone: 01423 502116
Web: www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/
Ends 14th Dec 2019 11:00 PM
A Nativity for York
The Nativity cycle of plays, drawn from the York Mystery Plays, consolidated into a new 60 minute production presented in the atmospheric Spurriergate Centre, St Michaels Church. A well known story of the ordinary people who are at the heart of an extraordinary event. See website for times.

York Theatre Royal, St Leonards Pl, York YO1 7HD
Phone: 01904 623568
Web: www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/
Ends 15th Dec 2019 11:00 PM
The Night Before Christmas
The most magical night of the year is here, and three Santa super-fans have come together in their headquarters at The Civic, Barnsley to catch a glimpse of the elusive Saint Nick… Join Full House Theatre for a dazzling and delightful performance which captures every child’s excitement on Christmas Eve. The Night Before Christmas follows the festive adventures of the Secret Society of Santa Hunters (SSSH!) as they track Father Christmas’ movements with a range of daft and entertaining sci

Barnsley Civic Theatre, Hanson St, Barnsley S70 2HZ
Phone: 01226 327000
Web: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
Ends 24th Dec 2019 10:00 PM