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September 5, 2018

The Wonder of Woodcuts, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds

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

Cézanne’s Card Players: A Masterwork from The Courtauld Gallery, London, Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square, Hull, until Sept 9. Paul Cézanne’s iconic masterpiece Card Players, 1892-6, This loan of one of the Courtauld’s most important paintings is accompanied by a display of 19th and early 20th century art from the Ferens permanent collection exploring rural life. http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/hull/events/event.page?record=0qTnYKwE6U4

The Wonder of Woodcuts, by printmakers Andy English and Jonathan Ashworth, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, until October 27. Showcasing woodcut prints by two artists exploring storytelling, nature, environmental issues, people and personal experiences. Open Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm, closed Sundays and Mondays. www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk

Decorative Home & Salvage Show, Ripley Castle, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. September 7-9. Reclaimed and salvaged materials, garden furniture and statuary, restored and up-cycled furniture, period home fixtures and fittings, decorative and architectural antiques, decorative furnishings and industrial items. Entrance: Fri: 12-5pm £10 per person; Sat: 10- 5pm, £7.50; Sun: 10-5, £7.50. http://www.asfairs.com/salvage-show/ripley-castle/show-information.aspx

Vintage Fair at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, Sept 8, hosted by Yorkshire Vintage Fairs. Twenty stalls of fabulous vintage fashions, accessories and homewares from the 1920s to the 1980s, plus live vintage vocalist, swing dance workshops and classic film screening of Some Like it Hot at the RIBA award-winning venue, next door to The Piece Hall. www.yorkshirevintagefairs.com

Leeds Vintage Furniture & Home Fair, Sept 8-9, The Old Woollen, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds. Featuring 25 stalls of original vintage, devoted to the home, all set within an industrial space. S part of Heritage Weekend in Farsley, Sunny Bank Mills will be running guided tours and Open Studios, and (on Saturday morning) hosting an Aston Martin rally.

Northern Ballet autumn season, from Sept 12. Northern Ballet revives family classics and showcases new dance. A trio of new short ballets features in its Mixed Programme at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds (Sept 12-15) and Doncaster Cast (Sept 21- 22): featuring The Shape of Sound by Kenneth Tindall, Mamela… by Mlindi Kulashe and The Kingdom of Back by Morgann Runacre-Temple. In October, returning to the stage for the first time since 2007, Northern Ballet’s The Three Musketeers will be performed at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield from October 24-27, choreographed by artistic director David Nixon. Later in October, Northern Ballet will hold the world premiere of its new children’s ballet Puss in Boots at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds from Oct 27-Nov 5. The season ends with festive favourite The Nutcracker at Hull New Theatre (Nov 14-17) and Leeds Grand Theatre (Dec 4-16). northernballet.com/whatson

The Autumn Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, Sept 14-16, Fri 9.30-5.30, Sat Fri 9.30-5.30, Sun Fri 9.30-4.30. The UK’s premier autumn gardening event. As well as welcoming around 100 of the UK’s top plant nurseries, the show features the work of both established and up-and-coming garden designers and landscapers. https://www.flowershow.org.uk

Pure Collection Clearance Event, Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, Sept 19, 9am-8pm. Up to 75 per cent off with cashmere from £45, tops from £10 and trousers from £15. https://pavilionsofharrogate.co.uk/whats-on-in-harrogate www.purecollection.com

Ryedale Book Festival, Malton, Sept 21-22. Writers including Alan Johnson, Tracy Borman, Stephen Booth, Tim Pears, Jane Lovering, Paula Byrne, Chris Power, Laura Stephens and wine-tasting with Peter Stafford-Bow. For children, there is film, music, illustration, poetry, magic, craft and special events. ryedalebookfestival.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

10th Annual Harrogate Comedy Festival, Oct 3-20, Harrogate Theatre. Top attraction Sarah Millican has already sold out. Other comics appearing include Nish Kumar, Jason Byrne, Sara Pascoe, David O’Doherty, Jimeoin, Ross Noble and Stewart Francis. https://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/harrogate-comedy-festival

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, The Crown Hotel, Harrogate, Oct 18-21. Featuring a line-up of writers including historical fiction author Conn Iggulden, historian David Starkey, TV star Nick Hewer, BBC journalist John Simpson, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson, wine writer Oz Clarke and wife of the late Professor Stephen Hawking, Dr Jane Hawking, whose book inspired the Oscar-winning film, The Theory of Everything, talking about her new novel, Cry to Dream Again.

The Ted Hughes Festival, October 19-21, various locations in Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge. Marking the 20th anniversary of the death of the late poet laureate, a variety of talks, tours and guided walks to celebrate his life, including a chance to hear poet Simon Armitage and daughter of Ted, Frieda Hughes, read a selection of poems. www.theelmettrust.org

Himalayan Fashion, Lotherton Hall, near Leeds. Until Oct 26. Discover sumptuous silk brocades, geometric dhaka cotton weaves, fine Kashmir wool shawls and rainbows of printed prayer flags. Entrance to hall and grounds, £7.50 (adults), see https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/lothertonhall/himalayan-fashion

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

Dolls’ House Exhibition, 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

A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes, a touring exhibition from The Civic, Barnsley, York Castle Museum. https://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk

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