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October 31, 2018

Caroline Shepherd, The Station, Richmond

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

World War One Centenary Exhibition, The Station, Station Yard, Richmond. Exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1914-18 war by two local artists, Caroline Shepherd and Jennifer Richardson, until Dec 31. Also, the Station, working with the Green Howards Museum, is staging a special exhibition, The Station in War, from Nov 8 to Nov 12 focusing on the role of Richmond’s railway during the war. http://www.thestation.co.uk/news/remembrance-at-the-station

Northern Ballet autumn season. Northern Ballet revives family classics and showcases new dance, including the world premiere of its new children’s ballet Puss in Boots at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds until 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

Justine Warner, art exhibition, The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard. Work by local mixed-media and textile artist Justine Warner based on her year-long residency at the Yorkshire Arboretum. The exhibition includes 12 pieces inspired by the seasons and different views of the arboretum. Until Nov 4. www.yorkshirearboretum.org

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 aOnce 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

Castle Howard hosts The Twelve Days of Christmas, Nov 17-Dec 31. See the grand interiors transformed by magnificent decorations on a journey through the grand state rooms, brining you open fires, candlelight and live music plus the 25 foot traditional Christmas tree adorned with more than 3,000 baubles in the Great Hall, a fun indoor children’s trail, Christmas Market, Farm Shop and Garden Centre. And Father Christmas will be making some very special visits. www.castlehoward.co.uk.

The Christmas Fair at Ripley Castle, Nov 22-25. Fabulous fair in a heated marquee with more than 150 stalls selling festive food, fashion, beauty children’s games, decorations and gifts for the home and your loved ones. There’s a food hall, café, Champagne bar and restaurant. Tickets, £9 on the door. www.ripleycastle.co.uk

Christmas Shopping Evening, Heal’s at Redbrick, Thurs, Nov 22, 6pm-9pm. Evening of carols with Tingley Brass Band, complimentary food & drink (Charbonnel et Walkers truffles and Prosecco), and Christmas-based festivities. Redbrick, 218 Bradford Road, Batley. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heals-shopping-party-redbrick-mill-tickets-51806257912

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

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

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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