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What’s on in Yorkshire – gorgeous dates for your diary

July 30, 2019

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

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, email gorgeousyorkshire@gmail.com

THIS WEEK: Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival, Aug 1-4, St George’s Square, Huddersfield. In its 19-year history, the town’s festival has become one of the largest events of its kind in the UK, attracting crowds of more than 100,000. This year there are more than 100 stallholders. There’s also a fair trade zone and festival buskers, demonstrations of circus skills, face painting and much more. The event is free to attend. Thurs: 11am- 9pm; Fri and Sat: 10am-10pm; Sun: 10.30am-5.30pm. https://huddersfieldfoodfest.com

THIS WEEK: Whitby Traction Engine Rally, Fri, Aug 2-Sun, Aug 4. Attractions including tractor pulling, steam engines, classic cars, vintage tractors, classic motorcycles, fairground organs, miniature steam engines, stationary engines and vintage commercials. Admission on the day: adults £10, over 65s £8, under 16s £5, under 5s free, family ticket (two adults and three under 16s) £25. Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 10am-11pm; Sun: 10am-5pm. outdoorshows.co.uk/whitby-traction-engine-rally

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show, Tues, Aug 6, 2pm, St Hedda’s Schoolroom. Egton Bridge, eight miles from Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, stages the 219th village show devoted to gooseberries. The event was established in 1800 and is the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country. There will be music playing in the afternoon and the prize giving will begin at 6pm. Gardeners enter their biggest gooseberries into one of four classes: red gooseberries, yellow ones, greens and white ones. The heaviest gooseberry is determined by an apothecary scale, measured in drams and grains.  Past record winners have weighed in as high as 35 drams – slightly larger than the size of a golf ball. http://www.egtongooseberryshow.org.uk

Filey International Food Festival, Filey Evron Centre, Sat, Aug 10-Sun, Aug 11. Free entry. Event includes artisan pates, homemade cakes, gluten free food, fresh seafood, artisan chocolates, Yorkshire gin and vodka, real ale, prosecco bars and much more. www.facebook.com/evroncentre
ON NOW: By the Seaside, Peace Gardens, Sheffield,  until Aug 27, Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm. A trip to the seaside in the heart of the city. Includes a Punch & Judy Show, magician, DJ, helter hkelter rides, mini golf, and traditional boat swings, plus paddling in the Peace Garden fountains and a huge sandpit. https://www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk/sheffield-city-life/events/sheffield-by-the-seaside-p11
ON NOW: The Flourish of Liberty, exhibition inspired by the work of 18th century experimental novelist Laurence Sterne, who wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, which first appeared in 1759. Shandy Hall, Coxwold, until Aug 31, 11am-4.30pm, every day except Sat. The exhibition invites 102 artists to respond to the idea of ‘Liberty’, a theme taken from his novel, most of which was written at Coxwold in the North York Moors where Sterne was vicar for the eight years to his death in 1768. https://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/exhibition.php?id=233
ON NOW: Fabulous antique and vintage wedding dresses from the Harrogate Collection, Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate. Spanning almost two centuries, the exhibition includes more than 35 dresses showing how wedding fashion has developed and changed from the Victorian era onwards and also revealing some real life stories behind the dresses. Until Sept 15: adult £3.50, disabled/senior citizen/student £2.50, child (up to and including 16 yrs) £2, family ticket (two adults and up to three children) £10, annual family pass (two adults and up to three children) £30. https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/events/event/211/fabulous_wedding_dresses_from_the_harrogate_collection
ON NOW: Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, showcasing the works of 26 British-based makers; from fashion, textiles, woodwork, glass, metalwork, furniture, papercraft and lacquer, supplying an overview of excellence in craft today. Exhibitors include Juli Bolanos-Durman, Anthony Burrill, Hiut Denim, Reiko Kaneko and Yinka Ilori. Harewood House, Leeds, until Sept 1. https://biennial.harewood.org
ON NOW: Victoria Bellas Carter & Suzanne Jewellery, The Station, Station Yard, Richmond,  until Sept 1. Annual spring exhibition of two artists and designers devoted to the use of colour, Victoria Bellas Carter and Suzanne Tweddle. Victoria specialises in original artwork using a tissue paper collage technique while Suzanne is a lampwork artist and jewellery designer. http://www.thestation.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/victoria-bellas-carter-and-suzanne-jewellery
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: 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: Whitby Folk Week,  Sat, Aug 17-Fri, Aug 23. More than 300 concerts during seven days in 50 venues, featuring more than 100 performers. www.whitbyfolk.co.uk
COMING UP: Marathon Du Malton, Aug 25. Event combining locally made food and drink with a 10k walk or run around the North Yorkshire countryside, starting and finishing in Malton’s Market Place. There are food and drink stops around the course, featuring local products and producers, such as beer from Brass Castle Brewery, macarons baked by Malton-based Florian Poirot, and mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef from Malton Cookery SchoolThere’s also the Street Food Sunday event from 10am to 4pm. Tickets, which include all the food and drink on the course, can be booked at www.visitmalton.com and cost £25, plus booking fee.


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