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.
THIS WEEK: Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival, Aug 10-18. Silver jubilee edition of the festival in the Yorkshire Dales village. To mark the 25th anniversary, many scarecrows will reflect the personalities and news stories of 1994. There will also be homemade cakes, sandwiches, soup and more on offer in the village hall. All profits go to Kettlewell Primary School, the village hall, St Mary’s Church and other community projects. http://www.
THIS WEEK: Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts (feva), Knaresborough. During the week from Fri, Aug 9, there are more than 90 different musical and artistic events in the community. http://www.feva.
THIS WEEK: 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/
NEXT WEEK: Vintage Weekend at Lotherton with Rose & Brown Vintage, Sat, Aug 17 and Sun, Aug 18, off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB. Up to 25 true vintage stalls throughout the grounds and live music from The Pretend Beatles Open 11am-4pm each day. Admission is the usual Lotherton entry price, which includes entry to the house, exhibitions, grounds, Wildlife World and the event. Fully dog friendly and free parking. www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk www.leeds.gov.uk/
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
ON NOW: Chatsworth renewed: The house past, present and future at Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, 11am-5pm. Celebrating the restoration of Chatsworth. https://www.
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.
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.
COMING UP: Meet Prue Leith, chance to share lunch with The Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu judge. Mon, Oct 21, 11.30am-3.30pm, The Arches events venue at Dean Clough Mills in Halifax. Tickets are £35/£50 each: £35 includes entry, arrival drink, three-course lunch and interview &and Q&A with Prue Leith; £50 also includes a signed copy of Prue – My All Time Favourite Recipes. https://