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Gorgeous dates for your diary

March 13, 2018

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In a new weekly feature, we bring you a round-up of upcoming gorgeous events around Yorkshire. If you’d like to be featured, simply email gorgeousyorkshire@gmail.com
A Yorkshire View, exhibition of paintings and drawings by Lynn Ward inspired by Dales landscapes. March 17-28, The Station, Station Yard, Richmond. www.thestation.co.uk
The Tinker Project: Family Sculpture Workshop, workshop where you can tinker and transform everyday objects into exciting sculptures. Sunday, March 18, 11am, 2pm. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield. https://ysp.org.uk/events/the-tinker-project-family-sculpture-workshop
Jane Pritchard Ceramic Showcase, until Sat, April 28, City Art Gallery, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, 10am-5pm, Mon-Sat. craftcentre-leeds@btconnect.com
Queens of Industry, exhibition telling the stories of the working class ‘queens’ elected to represent some of Britain’s greatest industries. Until Sep 29, Leeds Industrial Museum, Canal Road, Leeds. Free with admission to Leeds Industrial Museum. Tues-Sat: 10am- 5pm, Sun: 1pm-5pm. www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/armleymills
Beningbrough Hall. Judi Dench, Amy Winehouse and J K Rowling feature in a new exhibition of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery. Until Nov 4. Tel 01904 472027. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough
Estate of War: Doncaster’s Country Houses, exploring the impact of the First World War on Doncaster’s country houses. Until Dec 2019, Cusworth Hall, Cusworth, Doncaster. Closed Thurs and Fri. www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/culture-leisure-tourism/cusworth-hall-museum-and-park
York Literature Festival, March 15-26, various venues. Literature Festival. Authors, readings, talks and events. Featuring authors including Lucy Worsley, Fiona Mozley, Sir Simon Jenkins and Johnny Ball. www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk
International Yorkshire Antique Home and Vintage Fair, March 17-18, Great Yorkshire Showground. www.eventcentre.co.uk
Vintage Home & Fashion Fair, March 24, Victoria Hall, Saltaire. www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk
Yorkshire Lavender, family-run lavender farm, lavender gardens and specialist plant nursery. Re-opens Sat, March 24 until Sept 23. The Yorkshire Lavender Farm, Terrington, York YO60 6PB
Chatsworth renewed: The house past, present and future, from March 24, at Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, 11am-5pm. Celebrating the restoration of Chatsworth. https://www.chatsworth.org
Yorkshire’s Jurassic World. Discover lost giants at new exhibition, March 24-May 22, York Museum. www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
Whitby in the Time of Cook. Exhibition to mark the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. March 24-November 4, Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby. www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk
Watercolours from The Royal Collection. Exhibition created for and by Queen Victoria to remember the events of her visit to Paris in 1955. March 24-June 24, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. 01833 690606. www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk
Chocolate Festival, York, March 29-April 2. Showcase of chocolate making in York, on Parliament Street in city centre. www.yorkchocolatefestival.co.uk/
Dolls’ House Exhibition, from March 30, Newby Hall & Gardens, near Ripon. Seventy houses of all shapes, sizes, styles and ages in one of the world’s most important private collections. www.newbyhall.com
Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park. See new Floating Giant Lily Pads and permanent sculpture collection. March 30-July 1. www.himalayangarden.com
Springtime Live, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, Saturday, March 31, 9am-4.30pm. Tickets only available in advance, adults £10, children £5. http://springtimelive.co.uk/
Model Railway Show, York Racecourse, March 31-April 2.  www.yorkshow.org.uk
Harrogate Spring Flower Show, Thurs-Sun, April 26-29, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. Tickets £21 at gate (£19 on Sunday), £2.50 discount if booked before April 17. Book at www.flowershow.org.uk or call 01423 546157.
Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival, 130 vegan stalls, live entertainment, cookery demos, yoga, talks and workshops, June 16-17, Leeds Town Hall. Entry £5, all proceeds to charity. www.yorkshireveganfestival.com

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