Gorgeous Yorkshire Header Image

Magic and dragons in Knaresborough

September 22, 2017

Most grateful to Ripon-based artist John Cockshaw for letting us know about the fabulous fantastical art exhibition he is organising with gallery owner Elaine Grinter of Art in the Mill in Knaresborough. A collective of three Yorkshire artists and three internationally acclaimed artists are gathering for a show inspired by JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The[Read More]

Great North Art Show: free and fabulous

September 14, 2017

I love art and architecture and discovered the perfect marriage of the two at Ripon Cathedral this week.  It’s the location for the annual Great North Art Show, an exhibition of work by some of the finest northern contemporary artists and makers. It showcases everything from prints, paintings and photography to  ceramics and sculpture. I’m[Read More]

Marvellous makers at the Saltaire Festival

September 7, 2017

The fabulous Makers’ Fair returns to Victoria Hall as part of Saltaire Festival this weekend, launching tomorrow (Friday, the 8th September) evening from 4 – 8 pm, followed by all day Saturday the 9th, 10 am to 5 pm. We’ve both been in previous years, and it’s a real treat, with the opportunity to chat[Read More]

Celebrating David Hockney in jewellery art

September 1, 2017| 1 Comment

The fabulous Saltaire Festival 2017 begins next Friday the 8th of September and runs until the 17th September. If you haven’t been before, it’s brilliant and well worth making the effort. This year sees a special celebration of David Hockney’s 80th birthday with a show in Salts Mill Gallery 2 (2nd floor), as well as[Read More]

A pitstop in Helmsley

August 24, 2017| 1 Comment

Forgetting my car picnic  when on a far flung job deep in the heart of the North York Moors turned into an unexpected pleasure recently. It meant I had to stop off in Helmsley on the way home for food and water. Not only did I find a great little home bakery,  I discovered Bowley[Read More]