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March 27, 2018

Willy Wonka will be appearing at the City Varieties

Here’s our round-up of upcoming gorgeous events around Yorkshire. If you’d like to be featured, simply email gorgeousyorkshire@gmail.com

Easter Eggstravaganza, Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds. Follow Peter Rabbit and other Beatrix Potter characters, in the ruins of the abbey. Good Friday,  March 30 from 9.30am-4.30pm. Limited tickets are available from £6.50 per person. www.wegottickets.com/eggstravaganza

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds. Special interactive family screenings of the 1971 film of Roald Dahl’s classic featuring games, fancy dress and much more. Saturday, March 31, 1pm and 4pm. Tickets £11.60-£13.60. www.cityvarieties.co.uk/Online/WillyWonkaU

Chocolate Festival, York, March 29-April 2. Showcase of chocolate making in York, on Parliament Street in city centre. www.yorkchocolatefestival.co.uk/

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

15th Birthday Celebration, Element Jewellery, Hebden Bridge. Cake, drinks, prizes and discounts to mark a special anniversary. Saturday, April 21, 10am-5.30pm, 25 Market Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EU. www.elementjewellery.com/events

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

Yorkshire Lavender, family-run lavender farm, lavender gardens and specialist plant nursery. Until Sept 23. The Yorkshire Lavender Farm, Terrington, York YO60 6PB. www.yorkshirelavender.com

Chatsworth renewed: The house past, present and future 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, until 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. Until 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.  Until June 24, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. 01833 690606. www.thebowesmuseum.org.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. Until July 1. www.himalayangarden.com

York Fashion Week, runway shows, creative workshops, pop up shops, and collection launches, celebrating the city’s style and creativity. April 16-22. For details of the full programme and to book tickets online visit http://www.yorkfashionweek.co.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.

StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival, UK’s only National Street Food Festival with more than 50 street food and drink traders and entertainment, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, May 26-28, Sat/Sun 12pm-10pm & MON 12pm-8pm. Early Bird tickets are available now, £5 adults, children free. https://www.streatpr.co.uk

The Great British Food Festival, UK producers and street food vendors, celebrity chef demos, talks, lessons, and live music, Harewood House, near Leeds, May 26-28. Tickets £12.50 adults, £7.50 children.  www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com

Celebrating Chippendale: Otley’s Famous Son, month-long festival marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of England’s finest furniture maker Thomas Chippendale in 1718. Various events June 2-30. http://chippendale300.co.uk

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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