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January 29, 2019

Frank Knowles: Life Through the Lens, Leyburn

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

THIS WEEK: York Ice Trail – Myths and Legends. The largest outdoor ice trail in the UK celebrating Chinese New Year with Chinese dancers, 50 giant ice sculptures across the city and a new ice carving wall in Parliament Street. Sat, Feb 2, 10am-6pm. https://www.visityork.org/whats-on/ice-trail

ON NOW: Frank Knowles: Life Through the Lens, Remembering 1950s Wensleydale, The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn, until Feb 17. Frank Knowles captured life as a staff photographer for a local newspaper with subjects ranging from a railway crash to local gymkhanas and dramatic winter weather. More than 50 of his photographs are reproduced in this exhibition.  http://tennantsgardenrooms.com/?post_type=events&p=5945

ON NOW: Goodbye to all that? Legacies of the First World War, Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, University of Leeds, until Jan 31. Learn the stories of the children, women and men who experienced the conflict and the lasting impact on their lives. https://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/event/1900/galleries/80/goodbye-to-all-that-legacies-of-the-first-world-war

ON NOW: Norman Ackroyd: The Furthest Lands, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, near Wakefield. Exhibition of work by Norman Ackroyd CBE, RA, one of Britain’s leading landscape artists and print makers, showcasing a vast range of work that explores the western edges of the British Isles. Until Feb 24. https://ysp.org.uk/exhibitions/norman-ackroyd

ON NOW: Ceramic showcase by Anna Whitehouse – Sketching in Clay; 100 Bottles in 100 Days. A hundred bottles created by a Yorkshire ceramic artist on show today at The Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, Leeds. Last year Anna completed a 100-day challenge that started on January 1 to make a ceramic bottle a day for 100 days. Until April 20, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk

ON NOW: When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, until Feb 12. Rock band Kaiser Chiefs explore the boundaries between art and music in a unique exhibition, aiming to rethink sound as a medium, and inviting visitors to join them in exploring the edges between music, art, creation and performance. The exhibition includes works by internationally regarded sound artists, a “set list” of songs in response to works from York Art Gallery’s collection and a “silent gig” – using light, colour, and lyrics to create an immersive experience of a live music show and its elements. https://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk/exhibition/when-all-is-quiet

ON NOW: Colne Valley in black and white, Colne Valley Museum, Golcar,  until Feb 24. Historical photograph collection. www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk

ON NOW: A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes, a touring exhibition from The Civic, Barnsley, York Castle Museum. Until April 28. https://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk

ON NOW: Estate of War: Doncaster’s Country Houses, exploring the impact of the First World War on Doncaster’s country houses. Until Dec, Cusworth Hall, Cusworth, Doncaster. Closed Thurs and Fri. www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/culture-leisure-tourism/cusworth-hall-museum-and-park

ON NOW: The BFG in Pictures, York Art Gallery, until Feb 24. An exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl’s classic story The BFG. Curated by Quentin Blake himself, the exhibition contains 40 original artworks, including rarely seen unpublished illustrations, exhibited alongside the final illustrations for the book, giving an insight into the collaboration between author and artist. https://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk/exhibition/the-bfg-in-pictures

ON NOW: Chatsworth renewed: The house past, present and future at Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, 11am-5pm. Celebrating the restoration of Chatsworth. https://www.chatsworth.org

ON NOW: 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

COMING UP: Charity knitting/crochet group, Mon, Feb 25, 10am-12 noon. St Peter’s Church, Cambridge Street, Harrogate. Organised by The Knitter’s Yarn, to knit/crochet for a charity that each person attending would like to support.  Those attanding are asked to bring needles and some of their own (and any spare) yarn to start with. Entrance is £2.50 for tea/coffee/biscuits which will go towards the cost of hiring the facilities. Anyone wishing to learn to knit is welcome. https://theknittersyarn.com/pages/charity

COMING UP: Vintage Home Show, March 24, 11am-4pm, Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner,  Farsley, Leeds. Vintage, midcentury and retro home items, including sideboards, chairs, tables, display units and lighting from 1950-1970. Also ceramics, glass, kitchenaila and textiles from specialist dealers. Entry £2.50, early bird entry 10:30 am £4. https://www.vintagehomeshow.co.uk/leeds

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