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Meet the author: Liz Mistry
Thu 23rd January 10:30 AM
Liz Mistry is a crime writer based in Bradford. She studied at Stirling University and taught in Bradford inner-city primary schools for many years. She writes gritty crime fiction drawing on the richness of Bradford's diverse cultures. Join Liz as she talks about her writing, and her latest novels ‘Last Request’ and ‘Unseen Evil’

High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1JX
Phone: 01609 534548
Web: skipton.library@northyorks.gov.uk
Starts 23rd Jan 2020, 10:30 AM
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...
Thu 23rd January 08:00 PM
Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert! A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC).

Leeds City Varieties, Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW
Phone: 0113 243 0808
Web: www.cityvarieties.co.uk
Starts 23rd Jan 2020, 08:00 PM
Simply Dylan
Fri 24th January 08:00 PM
Following festival appearances this summer including Isle Of Wight, John O'Connell’s Simply Dylan will be back in 2020 for a brand new headline tour across the UK. As straightforward as the title suggests: No frills, no gimmicks, no pretense; Simply Dylan is John O'Connell's personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. It is the band’s precise playing and high energy renditions of Dylan's work that has gone from a modest project recognising Dylan's 70th Birthday in 2011 to selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across the UK and igniting a new wave of passion for one of the world’s most prodigious song writers. John O'Connell, formerly of Groundpig who leads Simply Dylan, has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians to form his Dylan Band.

Leeds City Varieties, Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW
Phone: 0113 243 0808
Web: www.cityvarieties.co.uk
Starts 24th Jan 2020, 08:00 PM
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Sat 25th January 05:33 PM
Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more.

Grand Opera House, Clifford Street, York YO1 9SW
Phone: 0844 871 3024
Web: http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/grand-opera-house-york/
Starts 25th Jan 2020, 05:33 PM
Street Scene - Opera North
Sat 25th January 07:00 PM
On a stiflingly hot summer’s day in New York, a family is pushed to breaking point. Frank is angry at a world that’s changing too fast, his daughter Rose longs for a better life away from the squalor of the city, and his unhappy wife Anna struggles with a terrible secret that could tear them all apart… As the heat builds, the tension erupts into violence and their lives are changed forever.

Leeds Grand, 46 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6NZ
Phone: 0844 848 2700
Web: http://www.leedsgrandtheatre.com/
Starts 25th Jan 2020, 07:00 PM
Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns
Sat 25th January 07:30 PM
Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Leeds City Varieties, Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW
Phone: 0113 243 0808
Web: http://www.cityvarieties.co.uk
Starts 25th Jan 2020, 07:30 PM
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest
Sat 25th January 08:00 PM
TV favourite and star of Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, The Pilgrimage, Top Gear and QI Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy.Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

City Hall, Barkers Pool, Sheffield S1 2J
Phone: 0114 2789789
Web: https://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/
Starts 25th Jan 2020, 08:00 PM
Holocaust Memorial Day Evensong with Address
Sun 26th January 04:00 PM
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Lilian Black, Chair of the Trustees of the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association and the Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre at Huddersfield University, will give the address. Her late father, Eugene, was deported from his home in Hungary in 1944 and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. He lost most of his family to the Holocaust but survived concentration camps and forced labour to make a new life in the UK Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH
Phone: 01274 777720
Web: www.bradfordcathedral.org/
Starts 26th Jan 2020, 04:00 PM
Chinese New Year Gala
Sun 26th January 07:00 PM
The annual Chinese New Year Gala organised by York Chinese Society & Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) at University of York has now become the highlight of the Spring Festival tradition for all people in York. The 2020 extravaganza will be a special celebration heralding the lunar year of the Rat, which represents the new beginning of of the Zodiac circle. Everyone is welcome to join the 2.5-hour-long gala, featuring songs, dances, live band, choir and live orchestra; from ancient China to the modern genres, from traditional instrumentals to East-west fusions. Come and join us for the celebration and create an unforgettable night together!

York Barbican, Paragon St, York, North Yorkshire YO10 4AH
Phone: 0844 854 2757
Web: www.yorkbarbican.co.uk/
Starts 26th Jan 2020, 07:00 PM
Stephen K Amos: Everyman
Sun 26th January 07:30 PM
It’s easy to feel angry when mad talking heads and evil officials are looking for any slight difference of opinion to plough open and exploit. We need an everyman to bring people together using the most powerful tool we have: comedy. We need Stephen K Amos. He’s on a mission to bring about world peace. Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common. Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.

Leeds City Varieties, Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW
Phone: 0113 243 0808
Web: www.cityvarieties.co.uk
Starts 26th Jan 2020, 07:30 PM
LONGER EVENTS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Don’t miss the magic of this year’s enchanting family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Alhambra Theatre panto legend Billy Pearce, pop star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Faye Tozer and family TV favourite Paul Chuckle. See website for times of matinees.

Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1AJ
Phone: 01274 432000
Web: http://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
Ends 26th Jan 2020 10:00 PM
See Artist Adrian Wright at work in the Inspired by...gallery, Danby
See the creative process of a former soldier who transfored his life through art. From 28 March-4 May 2020 - The Power of the Sea exhibition. Check website for days and times of opening.

Inspired by...gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB
Phone: 01439 772737
Web: https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/
Ends 17th Feb 2020 04:30 PM
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Based on the early life and career of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King, the musical tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom; from being part of a hit song writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Hull New Theatre, Kingston Square, Hull HU1 3HF
Phone: 01482 300300
Web: http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullnewtheatre
Ends 25th Jan 2020 10:00 PM
Bombshells
A mother. A schoolgirl. A businesswoman. A widow. A bride-to-be. And a world-famous singer. Six women on the cusp of a crisis. In this hilarious & often heart-breaking one-woman play by Joanna Murray-Smith, we explore humanity on the edge of a breakdown. Why does your newborn baby keep crying? How do you cope when your husband cheats on you? How do you fill your days once your life partner dies? How do you survive after a series of life catastrophes?

East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Rd, Beverley HU17 9BE
Phone: 01482 874050
Web: www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk/
Ends 1st Feb 2020 10:30 PM
Night of the Living Dead ™ - Remix
For Spring 2020, imitating the dog, one of the UK’s most original and innovative theatre companies will join forces with Leeds Playhouse to recreate a unique shot-for-shot stage recreation of George A. Romero’s classic 1968 zombie movie – Night of The Living Dead™ - for today’s theatre audiences.

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP
Phone: 0113 213 7700
Web: http://www.leedsplayhouse.org.uk/
Ends 15th Feb 2020 10:00 PM