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ONE DAY EVENTS
Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club
Fri 30th July 07:00 PM
Originally hosted in the theatre’s Green Room Bar, the event will now be taking place in the theatre’s main auditorium. The Comedy Club will also take place on Friday 25 June and Friday 30 July. Funnyman and regular performer at the Victoria Theatre and Halifax Comedy Festival Tony Vino will return as MC for some of the ‘Spaced Out’ comedy events, along with some of the finest comedians currently on the comedy circuit,

Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax, HX1 1BP
Phone: 01422 351158
Web: www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria/
Starts 30th Jul 2021, 07:00 PM
‘Spaced Out’ comedy event
Fri 30th July 07:00 PM
The Victoria Theatre’s hugely popular Dick & Liddy's monthly Comedy Club returns on Friday 30 July. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club has hosted legends of stand-up comedy and laughter such as John Bishop, Alan Carr, Ross Noble and Michael McIntyre early in their careers.

Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax, HX1 1BP
Phone: 01422 351158
Web: www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria/
Starts 30th Jul 2021, 07:00 PM
Meadowfest
Sat 31st July 10:00 AM
Situated in Yorkshire’s Food Capital of Malton, Meadowfest will be returning this July, promising a full day of unique music with a relaxed atmosphere. Set in one of the UK’s most breathtaking festival destinations in Malton’s beautiful riverside meadows and gardens at The Talbot Hotel, Main Stage headliners The Lightning Seeds (who brought us the anthemic number one hit single ‘Three Lions’) will be supported by ‘The God of Hellfire’ Arthur Brown, known for his 1968 UK number one hit ‘Fire’ by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Whitby-born Brown is known for his flamboyant performances and is set to give a show to remember. The lineup also includes some of Yorkshire’s finest talent such as The Y Street Band, Ben Beattie’s After Midnight Band, Flatcap Carnival, Hyde Family Jam and ‘The UK’s maddest party band’ HUGE! – promising festivalgoers an eclectic mix of funk, blues, reggae, ska and rock to get everyone in the party spirit! Other confirmed acts are Ian Collingwood, Penny Whispers, Ross McWhirter, Mooch and the Tengu Taiko Drummers.

The Talbot Hotel, Malton, North Yorkshire
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Web: www.visitmalton.com/meadowfest
Starts 31st Jul 2021, 10:00 AM
Artists & Artisans Fayre
Sat 31st July 10:00 AM
12 great local talents have got together to provide a unique arts and craft event. All Calderdale based, these artists and artisans will be at this unique venue for you to visit and see what great products are on sale. There will be a range of Fine Art & illustration, jewellery, knitwear, textile arts and crafts, photography & mixed media, ceramics, extraordinary lamps, and so much more! Refreshments are provided by Dough it Yourself and Real Ales by Three Fiends. FREE admission

The Old School Room, Church St, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR
Phone: 07811 213716
Web: https://www.hawortholdschoolroom.org.uk/
Starts 31st Jul 2021, 10:00 AM
Annual Summer Fair - Selby Abbey
Sat 31st July 10:00 AM
The event will include craft, plant and bric-a-brac stalls, children’s activities, a raffle and tombola and refreshments, while visitors will be free to explore the wonders of Selby Abbey. The Summer Fair coincides with Selby’s Food and Drink Festival held right outside the Abbey in the Market Place where there will many opportunities to buy and sample local produce while there will also be cookery demonstrations and street entertainment during the day. FREE EVENT

The Crescent, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4PU
Phone: 01757 703123
Web: www.selbyabbey.org.uk
Starts 31st Jul 2021, 10:00 AM
Sunbirds Live
Sat 31st July 08:00 PM
Dave Hemingway of The Beautiful South is back with his brand new band plus support.

The New Adelphi Club, 89 De Grey Street, Hull HU5 2RU
Phone: 0871 220 0260
Web: https://sunbirds.co.uk/
Starts 31st Jul 2021, 08:00 PM
Lunchtime Organ Recital
Tue 3rd August 12:30 PM
Now entering its sixth season Selby Abbey’s acclaimed Lunchtime Organ Recital Series this year features a stellar line-up of celebrated international organists. The recitals take place on Tuesday lunchtimes at 12.30pm commencing on August 3rd and finishing on September 28th. Striking a high note right from the start on Tuesday 3rd August will be James 0’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, who will play works by Marchand, Franck, Durufle, Liszt and Bach. Other recitalists from a list of maestro organists playing later in the season include Aleksandr Nisse from Dublin, Johannes Geffert from Bonn and, more locally, Benjamin Morris from York Minster. Admission is free with a retiring collection for the work of Selby Abbey Trust which maintains the fabric of Selby Abbey.

The Crescent, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4PU
Phone: 01757 703123
Web: www.selbyabbey.org.uk
Starts 3rd Aug 2021, 12:30 PM
Brainiac Live!
Tue 3rd August 07:30 PM
Based on the popular TV show, come join the fearless Brainiacs as they take you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful.

St George's Hall, Bridge Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1JT
Phone: 01274 432375
Web: www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/venues/st-georges-hall
Starts 3rd Aug 2021, 07:30 PM
LONGER EVENTS
In the moment: The art of wellbeing
Created to explore how art can help relaxation and provide a break from life’s daily worries and inspired by research that visiting an art gallery is good for your health. The exhibition, in partnership with the Arts Council Collection, features the works of high-profile artists such as L.S. Lowry, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Marc Chagall. The use of sculpture, colour and intricate sketching alongside video allows visitors to explore their own personal responses to the art. closed Monday and Tuesday

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York YO30 1DD
Phone:
Web: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens
Ends 31st Oct 2021 03:30 PM
Ferens Art Gallery
The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederic Lord Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing. With a regular programme of events, guided tours and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to explore. Please book online and in advance (FREE). This is to help us manage the number of people, limit queuing and reduce contact.

Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RA
Phone: 01482 613902
Web: http://www.hcandl.co.uk/ferens
Ends 31st Jul 2021 04:00 PM
Scarborough: Our Seaside Town
A new exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery will look at life in a seaside town as seen through the eyes of local people. Scarborough: Our Seaside Town can be seen at the gallery from Tuesday 18 May to Sunday 12 September. Entry to Scarborough Art Gallery is by annual pass, which costs £3 and gives unlimited entry to both the gallery and the Rotunda Museum for a year. Opening hours for Scarborough Art Gallery are 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sundays plus Bank Holidays.

The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
Phone: 01723 374753
Web: https://www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/whats-on/
Ends 12th Sep 2021 05:00 PM
Animal Hauntings
An exhibition which combines collection objects and film to ask what, in times of environmental uncertainty, we can learn from the ghosts of animals past in order to create more solid future relationships with them and the natural world opens at Scarborough Art Gallery. Objects on display will include the tunny fish which was a favourite exhibit for many when the gallery’s neighbour, Woodend, was a natural history museum, examples of taxidermy including a pair of the now-extinct passenger pigeon, and equipme. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm

The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
Phone: 01723 374753
Web: https://www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/whats-on/
Ends 12th Sep 2021 05:00 PM
Drink Dance and Decadence: The Gilded Age
New displays at Burton Constable Hall give visitors a glimpse of how the Victorian aristocracy filled their filled their days of idleness. A glimpse of fashion, feasting and genteel entertainment. Exhibition included in house admission charges.

Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh, Hull HU11 4LN
Phone: 01964 562400
Web: www.burtonconstable.com
Ends 31st Oct 2021 05:00 PM
‘Custodians’ by Layla Khoo
‘Custodians’ by Layla Khoo is an evolving, semi-permanent art installation at Dalby Forest. In the piece Layla explores the history of rabbit warrening. It is inspired by the history that Forestry England is charged with preserving, and the future they plan to protect beyond their own lifetimes. The history protected in Dalby Forest lies everywhere beneath our feet, seldom even noticed but protected nonetheless within this working forest. Life-sized porcelain rabbits are placed in an otherwise unseen man-made rabbit warren, of sufficient historical importance to be listed as a scheduled monument, and yet lost to most visitors as part of the forest floor. These other-worldly white rabbits gaze upwards at viewers, their eyes silvery and reflecting the light shining down on them, highlighting the history of this land. This artwork identifies the site in the present. The future of the site is marked with sapling yew trees planted around its perimeter, an evolving feature with its own folklore connotations of death and rebirth, which will only come into fruition years after the sculptures have gone.

Dalby Forest, Dalby Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering YO18 7LT
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Web: https://www.laylakhoo.com/
Ends 31st Dec 2021 08:00 PM
Art Rounday Park
Art Roundhay Park is now permanently based at The Mansion Conservatory within the beautiful surroundings of Roundhay Park, Leeds, and has launched a new show for Spring Summer. Original art, limited edition prints, float framed canvas prints and miniatures by all artists; homewares, coasters, tablemats, mugs and tea-towels by The English Art Co.; stationery, notebooks, cards, by IONA Cards, Richard Locket and Anna Wright; seed cards and gifts by Seedball and Seedlings; craft kits by Corinne Lapierre; new jewellery by Darcy + Wolf, and deckchairs, featuring original art by David Lyon and Samantha Ward, by The English Art Co.

The Mansion Conservatory, Roundhay Park, Mansion Lane, Leeds LS8 2HH.
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Web: www.theenglishartco.co.uk
Ends 31st Dec 2021 05:00 PM
Belle Vue Studio Exhibition
As part of the museum’s exciting reopening programme, it has revealed a new permanent gallery shining a light on Bradford’s influential Belle Vue Studio, where thousands of the city’s residents had their portrait taken between the 1920s and 1970s. In the new exhibition, visitors can even get the chance to take their own photographic portrait, set against a backdrop inspired by the original studio.

Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD1 1NQ
Phone: 0844 856 3797
Web: www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk
Ends 31st Dec 2021 04:00 PM
The Dunwells
The Yorkshire Band - Brothers Dave and Joe Dunwell, who together make up the Indie Folk / Americana band ‘The Dunwells’ are looking forward to getting back in front of a live audience at Cottingham Civic Hall. In June they will release a new single, set to be the sound of the summer, with more new music following later in 2021.

Cottingham Civic Hall, 1 Market Green, Cottingham HU16 5QG
Phone: 01482 844599
Web: https://www.cottinghamcivichall.com/
Ends 4th Aug 2021 11:00 PM
A Dog's Tale
A new play by Poppy Hollman. A Dog’s Tale will kick off its tour at The Holbeck in Leeds on Saturday 5 June and then tour nationally by canal, river, and road until 19 September. Linda and her wayward rescue dog Gary are pursued by security through the halls and history of Crufts, accused of a terrible crime. When Charles Cruft, the ‘Greatest Showman in Dogdom’, held his first show in 1891, he had a sense that dog ownership and breeding was about to become big. In this extraordinary world of heroic hounds, pampered pedigrees and naughty nobblers, does Gary have what it takes to win the day? Touring 5 June - 19 September 2021

The Holbeck, Leeds
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Web:
Ends 19th Sep 2021 10:00 PM
Sweet Dreams
Leeds-based children’s theatre company Tutti Frutti has launched ‘Sweet Dreams’, its first ever audio play - written by one of the UK’s leading young people’s playwrights, and themed around the wonders and benefits of sleep.


Phone:
Web: https://tutti-frutti.org.uk/show/welcome-to-sweet-dreams
Ends 31st Jul 2021 04:00 PM
Whistle Stop Opera: The Magic Flute
A noble quest to save the climate… Prince Tamino has fallen madly in love with the beautiful Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night. All appears well in the kingdom, but look closer and you’ll notice there’s something strange afoot in this mythical world…The production will be performed to socially-distanced audiences at both indoor and outdoor venues. For outdoor performances we recommend dressing for the weather and bringing waterproofs just in case. At various venues on tour. Check website for details


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Ends 7th Aug 2021 10:00 PM
Exhibition of Earth Photo Finalists
The Dalby Forest outdoor exhibition will display 24 of the final shortlisted entries, allowing people to view the stunning images in the beautiful forest setting of Staindale. The selection of images encompasses the Earth Photo categories: People, Place, Nature, and Changing Forests. A Climate of Change, the competition’s newest category, marks the UN climate change summit COP26 which will be held in Glasgow in November 2021.

Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire YO18 7LT
Phone: 01751 460295
Web: https://www.forestryengland.uk/forest-event/events-dalby-forest/earth-photo-exhibition-2021-dalby-forest
Ends 19th Sep 2021 06:00 PM
In My Room Exhibition
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings’ first solo institutional exhibitionbringing together film, fresco painting and works on paper, is coming to Space 1 on Thursday 1 July until Sunday 12 September -coinciding with Absolutely Cultured's Creative Hull event.

Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street, Hull HU1 1TU
Phone: 01482 323484
Web: https://www.absolutelycultured.co.uk/humberstreetgallery/
Ends 12th Sep 2021 05:00 PM
John Hoyland: The Last Paintings
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hoyland’s passing, the exhibition sees his late works return to his hometown of Sheffield, creating a cyclical journey back to where his passion for art was first ignited. This energetic series of paintings made in the last years of Hoyland’s life functions both as an exuberant celebration of a life well-lived and a meditation on its approaching end. One of Britain’s leading abstract painters, John Hoyland is renowned for his bold use of colour and inventive forms. His tireless innovation pushed the boundaries of abstract painting and cemented him as one of the most inventive British artists of the 20th century.

Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP
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Web:
Ends 10th Oct 2021 04:00 PM
Home I'm Darling
by Laura Wade, directed by Liz Stevenson. A comedy about marriage and one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife, Home I’m Darling was a huge hit in 2018 for original co-producers Theatr Clwyd and the National Theatre. This is an SJT co-production with Theatre by the Lake and the Octagon Theatre Bolton.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1JW
Phone: 01723 370541
Web: sjt.uk.com
Ends 14th Aug 2021 10:00 PM
The Illegal Eagles
Celebrating the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band, The Illegal Eagles return in 2021 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship. This critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including Hotel California, Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.

St George's Hall, Bridge Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1JT
Phone: 01274 432375
Web: www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/venues/st-georges-hall
Ends 14th Sep 2021 11:00 PM
The Marketplace & I: Commercial Experiences of Disability Explored through Art
features artworks expressing experiences of dealing with the commercial world –when living with a disability. A collaboration with Lancaster University exploring disabled people’s experiences with commercial environments and challenges perceptions of (dis)ability. Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5.30pm

Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS
Phone: 01845 526536
Web: https://www.ruralarts.org/
Ends 30th Jul 2021 05:30 PM
Sound Season
Sound Season includes two brand new free exhibitions alongside a programme of special events. The exhibitions, Sonic: Adventures in Audio and Boom: Experiments in Sound, will uncover how the invisible phenomenon of sound has inspired people to explore its principles, including its origin and behaviour. The National Science and Media Museum and Pictureville Cinema are now open to the public Wednesday-Sunday, 10.00-16.00, and every day during school holidays. Visitors must pre-book a ticket to visit via the museum website. For more information about how to book and FAQs, please visit the website

Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD1 1NQ
Phone: 0844 856 3797
Web: www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk
Ends 5th Dec 2021 06:00 PM
PIAF
The Leeds Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse co-production of Pam Gems’ sensational play, which tells the extraordinary life story of the world-renowned chanteuse Edith Piaf, will run in the Courtyard Theatre

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP
Phone: 0113 213 7700
Web: www.leedsplayhouse.org.uk/
Ends 7th Aug 2021 11:00 PM
Wood Life
Our major summer exhibition is a special celebration of the importance of woodland and wood life in all its guises, featuring watercolourist Peter Reynolds, contemporary artist Paul Green, fine metalwork artist and designer Marcus Steel, artist and sculptor Carolyn Smith, wire sculptor Chris Moss, printmaker Joe Barry and contemporary textile artist Amanda Cobbett. Workshop: Saturday 24 July & Sunday 5 September, Woodland Watercolours Workshop: Saturday 14 August, Wire Sunflower Workshop

North York Moors National Park, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire - YO62 5BP
Phone: 01439 772700
Web: https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/see-and-do/inspired-by-gallery
Ends 30th Aug 2021 05:00 PM
Ferens Open Exhibition
Unique Art to See, Love, and Purchase, at this Year’s Ferens Open Exhibition - celebrates some of the best artistic talent in the region. The exhibition will feature more than 270 artworks including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, textiles and film produced by local amateur and professional artists. Many of the artworks are for sale, giving visitors the opportunity to buy and own a unique piece of art. The artwork on display was selected by a panel of judges consisting of: artist and photographer Colin Gray, whose photographs are in the Ferens’ permanent collection, Senior Curator at the Arts Council Collection Natalie Rudd, and Kofi Smiles, Breakfast Presenter at BBC Radio Humberside. The annual event remains central to the Ferens commitment to supporting and developing local and emerging artistic talent.

Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RA
Phone: 01482 613902
Web: http://www.hcandl.co.uk/ferens
Ends 3rd Oct 2021 06:00 PM
Kendall Calling - CANCELLED
Join Supergrass, Stereophonics, The Streets, Dizzee and SO much more still to come! Any tickets will automatically roll over to next year’s festival which will take place from 28th - 31st July 2022.

Lowther Deer Park, Penrith, CA10 2HH Lake District
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Web: https://www.lowther-holidaypark.co.uk/
Ends 1st Aug 2021 11:00 PM
Come and Celebrate Yorkshire Day in Marsden!
Lots of activities all weekend to celebrate Yorkshire Day. Go to to website to check out days and times.

Marsden Mechanics, Peel Street, Marsden Huddersfield HD7 6BW
Phone: 01484 844587
Web: https://www.marsdenmechanics.co.uk/events
Ends 1st Aug 2021 10:00 PM
Underneath the Stars Festival
Organisers of Underneath the Stars Festival have opted for a spacious, socially distanced, outdoor environment and lots of family fun as part of its packed schedule of leading folk, rock, and indie musicians. They’re joined by poets, authors and broadcasters, together with craft tents, storytelling, street artists and circus treats. Check website for days and times. https://issuu.com/uts-f/docs/uts_2021_programme

Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne near Barnsley.
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Web: https://underneaththestarsfest.co.uk/
Ends 1st Aug 2021 11:00 PM
The Things That Make Us
Trapezium Arts is delighted to be hosting an exhibition by The Beck Art Group, four artists who forged artistic links during lockdown. The theme of The Things That Make Us is that everything we come into contact with has an influence on us and art makes this connection visible. The exhibition brings together four artists’ creative work, shaped by their life experience and the environment around them. Three of the group are from the Bradford district. Opening times are Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 11am – 3pm

Trapezium Gallery, 58 Kirkgate, Bradford, BD1 1QT
Phone: 07986293601
Web: trapeziumarts.com
Ends 21st Aug 2021 03:00 PM