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Pilgrimage to The Piece Hall

August 3, 2017 No comments

I had a sneak preview of The Piece Hall in Halifax  before it opened, so  I got a close look at how the Georgians’ gargantuan contribution to Yorkshire’s architectural heritage has been upcycled for the 21st century. Verdict: it’s amazing! The Grade I listed structure was built in 1779 for trading ‘pieces’ of cloth, which[Read More]

Underneath the Stars festival

July 20, 2017 No comments

We love folk singer Kate Rusby and so thought we’d post a last-minute reminder about her wonderful music and arts festival. It’s on this weekend at Cannon Hall Farm, in Cawthorne, between Huddersfield and Barnsley, July 21st to 23rd. It’s very much a family orientated event and is set in gorgeous Yorkshire countryside. See here[Read More]

This week’s Great Yorkshire Show catwalk

July 14, 2017 No comments

Tweed is a major fashion trend for the coming autumn/winter, seen on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, London, New York and now … Harrogate. On Tuesday this week, I was at the Great Yorkshire Show as part of my day job, specifically to watch, video and report on the annual fashion show. Originally introduced around[Read More]

Saltaire art and open houses trail

May 26, 2017 No comments

One of our favourite Yorkshire events takes place this weekend.  It offers a chance to see some fantastic and affordable art while allowing visitors to take a peep inside some of those lovely Italianate homes in Saltaire. The Saltaire Arts Trail runs from Saturday May 27 until Monday May 29. The community arts event prides[Read More]

Fabulous and free: York Open Studios

April 27, 2017 No comments

If you’re looking for something interesting, inspiring and free to do this bank holiday weekend, April 29 and 30,  we can highly recommend the York Open Studios. It’s a wonderful event that sees more than 100 artists and makers open their workplaces to the public. Some are based in shared workshops and others open up[Read More]