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Magic Lantern Festival comes to Leeds

October 20, 2017 No comments

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 No comments

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]

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 No comments

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 2 Comments

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]