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YES - The Album Series Tour 2020
Fri 29th May 08:00 PM
The Album Series 2020 Tour will feature their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites and the tour is coming to York! The show will comprise two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall. The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue. The second will feature Relayer, the seventh studio album by YES, and one of the band’s most distinctive.

York Barbican, Paragon St, York, North Yorkshire YO10 4AH
Phone: 0844 854 2757
Starts 29th May 2020, 08:00 PM
Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory
Sun 31st May 07:30 PM
The year is 2020. The world stands on the brink. Turmoil is the norm. Questions have been asked and none answered. What we need is one man, to step forward, one man with all the answers.

St George's Hall, Bridge Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1JT
Phone: 01274 432375
Starts 31st May 2020, 07:30 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
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
Ends 25th Jul 2020 05:00 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
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
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
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
Ends 27th Jun 2020 06:00 PM
The Lion King
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.

Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1AJ
Phone: 01274 432000
Ends 20th Jun 2020 10:00 PM
A Little Night Music
A Leeds Playhouse and Opera North co-production. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP
Phone: 0113 213 7700
Ends 6th Jun 2020 10:00 PM
Swaledale Festival
Music, arts & walking in the Yorkshire Dales. Three days of family fun in Reeth, maestros from the classical world, comedy theatre, two beautiful films, contemporary dance, insightful lectures, poetry, a wealth of folk, jazz and world music, an intriguing world premiere, art exhibitions, walks and a whole lot more...

Swaledale Festival, Hudson House, Reeth, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6TB
Ends 6th Jun 2020 11:00 PM
Piaf - Courtyard Theatre
Jenna Russell will take Leeds audiences on a Parisian adventure as she brings to life the sensational, world-renowned French singer Edith Piaf, whose most famous songs include La Vie en Rose and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien. Written by the late Pam Gems, the dramatic biographical musical explores the extraordinary life led by Piaf – from singing in the streets to becoming one of France’s biggest international stars.

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP
Phone: 0113 213 7700
Ends 13th Jun 2020 10:00 PM