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Magic Lantern Festival comes to Leeds

October 20, 2017

Here’s a heads up about the Magical Lantern Festival which is coming to Roundhay Park in Leeds from November 24. Now in its second year, it will be open Wednesday to Sunday each week and open every day during the Christmas holidays apart from Christmas Eve and Day. The Magic Lantern Festival, which also visits[Read More]

Sheila takes a bow at must-see exhibition in Harrogate

October 6, 2017

My favourite exhibition this year isn’t just a collection of exceptional art, it’s a happy ending to one of my favourite stories. Gorgeous Yorkshire followers may remember that I have written about Sheila Bownas before.  She was a gifted artist who ended her days in her native Yorkshire Dales. Quiet and reclusive and a victim[Read More]

A literary gift

September 28, 2017

We thought we’d share the latest creation from one of our favourite Yorkshire makers. It’s by literature lover, wordsmith and brilliant etched glass artist Andy Poplar, who trades as Vinegar & Brown Paper. He discovered a small batch of vintage glass door plates and has used them to conjure up some famous rooms from literature.[Read More]

Magic and dragons in Knaresborough

September 22, 2017| 2 Comments

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]