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ONE DAY EVENTS
Hello Again - A Tribute to Neil Diamond
Tue 25th January 07:00 PM
The World's Greatest Celebration of The Life & Work of NEIL DIAMOND…Evocative imagery, video and narration enhance the magic, as the show takes you on a musical journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50-year career. Rescheduled. From The Bang Years to the present day, you’ll soon be singing along to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, America and many more.

Sheffield City Hall Barkers Pool Sheffield S1 2JA
Phone: 0114 2 789 789
Web: http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
Starts 25th Jan 2022, 07:00 PM
James Taylor & His All-star Band
Thu 27th January 06:00 PM
Legendary singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy award winner, James Taylor & His All-Star Band, who last toured the UK in 2018, announces a seven date UK tour. James Taylor’s classic songs: “You’ve Got A Friend”, “Fire and Rain” and “Sweet Baby James” to name a few, have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life and Taylor recently won his sixth Grammy award for Best Tradition Pop Vocal Album for his latest album “American Standard”.

First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BY
Phone: 0844 248 1585
Web: www.firstdirectarena.com
Starts 27th Jan 2022, 06:00 PM
Tosca
Thu 27th January 07:00 PM
The award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns in Spring 2022 with the International Opera Festival tour coming to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. Ellen Kent’s Productions have a reputation for lavishness, spectacle and grandeur and her latest production of Tosca will be no different, featuring two elegant greyhounds. Two royal greyhounds from the West Yorkshire Greyhound Trust will appear in Act 1 with Scarpia's entrance.

Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1AJ
Phone: 01274 432000
Web: www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
Starts 27th Jan 2022, 07:00 PM
Carmen
Fri 28th January 07:00 PM
The award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns in Spring 2022 with the International Opera Festival tour coming to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. Ellen Kent’s Productions have a reputation for lavishness, spectacle and grandeur.

Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1AJ
Phone: 01274 432000
Web: www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
Starts 28th Jan 2022, 07:00 PM
Nunkie Theatre Company presents 'A Warning to the Curious…'
Fri 28th January 07:00 PM
Over a century after their first publication, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. This gripping one-man show retells two of the eeriest. Nunkie Theatre Company presents “A Warning to the Curious…” Two Ghost Stories by M R James, Performed by R M Lloyd Parry Lost Hearts was among the first stories James wrote, and it offers one of his most memorable villains, the predatory scholar Mr Abney. It is paired here with the author’s most poignant and personal work: A Warning to the Curious, in which a young archaeologist is haunted and hunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure. The English seaside has never looked so menacing.

41 Monkgate, York YO31 7PB
Phone:
Web: https://www.41monkgate.co.uk/
Starts 28th Jan 2022, 07:00 PM
Carmen
Fri 28th January 07:00 PM
Featuring a majestic Andalusian stallion! Starring international Russian mezzo soprano Maria Davydova and Romanian mezzo soprano Ramona Bolojan*. An evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias. This dazzling production with orchestra, which includes a spectacular dance sequence by a majestic Andalusian stallion, features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including The Toreador’s Song, Carmen’s enticing Habanera and Don José’s lyrical Flower Song in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences.

Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1AJ
Phone: 01274 432000
Web: www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
Starts 28th Jan 2022, 07:00 PM
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Fri 28th January 07:30 PM
For over 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been recreating the sounds of the golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s, gaining an unparalleled reputation across the UK, Europe and beyond. Audiences can enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries and re-live the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Presenting the show – and putting on the top hat and tails – is suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway.

York Theatre Royal, St Leonards Pl, York YO1 7HD
Phone: 01904 623568
Web: www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/
Starts 28th Jan 2022, 07:30 PM
Madama Butterfly
Sat 29th January 07:00 PM
The award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns in Spring 2022 with the International Opera Festival tour coming to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. Ellen Kent’s Productions have a reputation for lavishness, spectacle and grandeur

Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1AJ
Phone: 01274 432000
Web: www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
Starts 29th Jan 2022, 07:00 PM
The ELO Experience
Sat 29th January 07:00 PM
The ELO Experience - Sensational Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits and More Tour Celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra. The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! '10538 Overture', 'Evil Woman', 'Living Thing', 'Diary of Horace Wimp', Don't Bring me Down' and of course 'Mr Blue Sky' went on to become the soundtrack of our lives. In 2016 Jeff Lynne’s ELO came back to prominence with the release of a brand new album - Alone In The Universe and a UK and World tour. The ELO Experience tour will include the greatest hits from an extensive and impressive back catalogue spanning over 45 years. Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO also released many classic albums such as 'A New World Record', 'Discovery' and 'Out of the Blue', and many sell out tours which further established them as one of the most important and influential bands ever.

Sheffield City Hall Barkers Pool Sheffield S1 2JA
Phone: 0114 2 789 789
Web: http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
Starts 29th Jan 2022, 07:00 PM
Circus Spectacular!
Sat 29th January 07:00 PM
International circus acts, amazing magic & lots of laughs come together for Circus Spectacular!

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 29th Jan 2022, 07:00 PM
LONGER EVENTS
The Ant-ic Museum – a new exhibition by Feral Practice
Power, sex, deception, family, and work – a new exhibition opening at Scarborough Art Gallery this autumn draws parallels between the complex social structures of humans and ants. Three new sculptures will bring the iconic shape of the wood ant nest into dialogue with ancient and modern human architectural forms. Audio and video works embedded into these sculptures will look intensely at the wood ant sisterhood of Broxa Forest in the North York Moors National Park, and reveal the surprisingly widespread influence of ants on human culture. A wall installation of collages, drawings, videos and text, its sprawling structure evoking the tunnels and chambers of the ant nest, will explore topics important to ants and human alike, such as farming, power, sex, deception, family, and work.

The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
Phone: 01723 374753
Web: https://www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/whats-on/
Ends 30th Jan 2022 04:00 PM
Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now
The town’s Cooper Gallery will play host to works by Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Grayson Perry, Anish Kapoor, Bridget Riley and more than 50 It is the British Museum’s first ever collaborative co-curated exhibition, with Barnsley Museums being included as one of four other successful locations for the tour of these artworks across the United Kingdom. The Cooper Gallery will be the last location in England, before the tour heads to its final destination in Orkney. The exhibition features original drawings and artworks all created using anything that’s not printing – including pen, pencil and paint.other leading names in the art world. FREE ENTRY

The Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AH
Phone: 01226 775678
Web: https://www.cooper-gallery.com/
Ends 5th Feb 2022 03:00 PM
“Love tokens, sittings and song - Knitting sticks from the John Dixon collection”
In the exhibition the knitting sticks are cased in groups that highlight the different styles. Some, called representations, are shaped like fish, hands, legs, shoes or dogs. Others are shaped like pegs, spindles, or have intricate chains carved from a single piece of wood. There are also examples from Spain, Greece, Holland, Bavaria and France. Some are decorated with tiny glazed windows containing messages or the name of the woman who would have received it as a gift. Others have heart shapes made from bone or are inlaid with wood. They are stunning objects that tell a fascinating story. The exhibition also includes knitting dialect and visitors are encouraged to share their family words linked with knitting and crafts.

Dales Countryside Museum, Burtersett Road Station Yard, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3NT
Phone: 01969 666210
Web: http://www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk/
Ends 27th Mar 2022 04:00 PM
Blood Brothers
Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it 'brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval' (The Daily Mail). Selling Fast! Recommended age 12+

Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1AJ
Phone: 01274 432000
Web: www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
Ends 23rd Mar 2022 11:00 PM
The Yorkshire Tea Ceremony
Explore the remarkable collection of W.A. Ismay MBE (1910 – 2001), the UK’s most prolific collector of post-war British studio pottery, in a new exhibition opening at York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) this month. Ismay accumulated over 3,600 pieces by more than 500 potters between 1955 and 2001. Upon his death, he left his collection and its associated archive to the city of York. It has been 20 years since the W.A. Ismay Collection moved from private to public ownership, and CoCA are celebrating that anniversary with an exciting new display. The exhibition coincides with the launch of the first major book on the W.A. Ismay Collection, written by Dr Walsh and published by the Centre of Ceramic Art and Paul Holberton Publishing. The book, which is based on new research, will be available to buy at York Art Gallery from 30 October 2021.

York Art Gallery, St Mary's Lodge, Museum Gardens, York YO30 7DR
Phone: 01904 687673
Web: www.yorkartgallery.org.uk
Ends 30th Dec 2022 04:00 PM
The Ultimate 70s show
This 7-piece return with pop, rock and Xmas favourites from music's classic decade

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham, N. Yorks, HG4 4DY
Phone: 01765 680200
Web: http://www.wegottickets.com/mashamtownhall
Ends 12th Dec 2022 10:00 PM
Nicola Moody’s Tear and Repair exhibition
It tells the woven stories of five remarkable women. The exhibition, which has toured around other Cathedrals since early 2020, came out of a collaboration between the artist and Luton-based charity Azalea, who ‘empower men and women to choose to walk free from being caught up in sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation’. The artworks are installed on frames, and you can explore Bradford Cathedral to discover more about them. You can also contribute your own handiwork as part of the community weave: visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to try some weaving, with full instructions available.

Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH
Phone: 01274 777720
Web: www.bradfordcathedral.org/
Ends 7th Feb 2022 04:00 PM
Opera North's Rigoletto
His difference is his curse In a world controlled by the privileged and powerful, Rigoletto is loathed and mocked for his difference. The only thing he lives for is his beautiful daughter Gilda, whom he hides away from a corrupt society. But when she is discovered by the predatory Duke, Rigoletto sets out on a path of vengeance from which there is no return.

Leeds Grand, 46 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6NZ
Phone: 0844 848 2700
Web: www.leedsgrandtheatre.com/
Ends 19th Feb 2022 11:00 PM
New Horizons: Rafal Karpinski and Jaroslaw Kowacki
Trapezium Gallery is pleased to present New Horizons, an exhibition by Rafal Karpinski and Jaroslaw Kowacki, two friends who share a passion for photography. Rafal and Jaroslaw say: “We are two Polish guys who love photography. Even though we have been doing it for a relatively short time and our fields are very different, we still love to work together, supporting each other’s progress and cooperating over this exhibition.” Rafal decided to specialise in street photography because he loves to watch people and capture them with the city of Bradford as a background. Jaroslaw is passionate about landscapes and portraits, loving the art of colours. They met each other through photography three years ago and even though their paths took them in different directions, they want to show how two, completely different styles can sit together and complement each other.

Trapezium Gallery, 58 Kirkgate, Bradford, BD1 1QT
Phone:
Web: art@trapeziumarts.com
Ends 19th Feb 2022 03:00 PM