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October 16, 2018

‘From Chocolate With Love’, Malmaison hotels

Here’s our round-up of upcoming gorgeous events – the perfect place to discover what’s on in Yorkshire. If you’d like to be featured, simply email gorgeousyorkshire@gmail.com

Celebrate National Chocolate Week, which ends on Sunday (Oct 21), at the former home of the Terry family in York with events including talks, trails and tastings. You can also unwrap the history of one of the world’s most iconic chocolates – the chocolate orange – and find out how it started life as a chocolate apple. Goddards House and Garden, 27 Tadcaster Road, York, North Yorkshire YO24 1GG. Oct 17-21, 10.30am-5pm. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/c76588dd-4dde-4002-b4f2-ec0ab2e81bd1/pages/details
Also for Chocolate Week, Malmaison hotels have launched a new limited edition chocolate cocktail to celebrate the occasion. Called ‘From Chocolate With Love’, it’s a heady mix of Absolut Vanilla, Crème de Cacao, chocolate bitters, chocolate milk and grated chocolate.The cocktail is available at Malmaison Leeds throughout Chocolate Week for £6. https://www.malmaison.com

10th Annual Harrogate Comedy Festival, until Oct 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

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, The Hepworth Wakefield, until Jan 20, 2019. Exhibition featuring the work of shortlisted artists competing for this £30,000 biennial award recognising a British or UK-based artist of any age, at any stage in their career who has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture. The sculptors in the running this year are Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Phillip Lai, Magali Reus and Cerith Wyn Evans. https://hepworthwakefield.org/whats-on/the-hepworth-prize-for-sculpture-2

Beer & Music Festival, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, October 18-21. A selection of more than 150 beers (mostly real ale) and also a large variety of wines, ciders, gins and cocktails, accompanied by live music and a large selection of food vendors. http://kwvr.co.uk/event/2018-beer-music-festival/2018-10-18

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. https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/category/literature-festival

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

Countryside Live, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, Oct 20–21 Harrogate. A showcase for the very best of food, farming and the countryside, including a chance meet TV shepherdess Amanda Owen, who will talk about her life running a 2,000 acre farm with 1,000 sheep and nine children at the head of Swaledale. Peter Wright of Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet will also appear. www.countrysidelive.co.uk

Northern Ballet autumn season. Northern Ballet revives family classics and showcases new dance. 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 Night Ferry, Burton Constable Hall & Grounds, Skirlaugh, Sproatley, East Yorkshire, until Oct 25. A compilation of images taken on the P&O ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge by local photographer Brian Rowlands. Free with normal admission charges. https://www.burtonconstable.com/DB/events/night-ferry

Goth Weekend, Oct 26–28, Whitby. Latest installment of the twice-yearly music festival which brings massive gathering of goths to the North Yorkshire seaside. www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk

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

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

Beningbrough Hall. Judi Dench, Amy Winehouse and JK Rowling feature in a new exhibition of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery. Until Nov 4. Tel 01904 472027. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough

Once Upon a Time, Chatsworth House, Nov 10-Jan 6. Be transported into a world of make-believe as Chatsworth presents a selection scenes from classic tales woven throughout the house to create a storybook world. The creative team has produced a Christmas experience that draws on the talents of the staff from across the estate to make costumes, props and sets as well as painting, decorating, printing and staging with lighting, sounds and scents. The Chatsworth Christmas market will be running from 16 November to 4 December, with more than 100 market stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations. Entrance to ‘Once Upon a Time is included with Christmas admission. Tickets include the house, garden and farmyard are priced at £25 per adult; £15 per child and £69 per family (2 adults, 3 children). https://www.chatsworth.org/events/christmas

1918: The Long Last Mile exhibition, The Folly, Victoria Street, Settle. A commemorative exhibition looking at the lives and deaths among the men of North Craven in the final year of World War One, the year which took the greatest toll of all. Until Dec 22, 1pm-4pm. Adults £2, 16 and under free. The exhibition is organised in association with the Craven and the First World War project and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. http://www.thefolly.org.uk

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

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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