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: The Luna Cinema, outdoor film screening at Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire: Thurs, Aug 22, Mary Poppins Returns. The screening starts at 8.15pm, with doors opening at 6.45pm. The Luna Bar will serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including Estrella beer, prosecco, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Food will also be available. https://
NEXT WEEK: Freedom Festival 2019, Aug 28-Sept 1, Hull. Artists from across the world supply circus street theatre, performances and talks, music and for all ages. Most of the festival is free, but there are five indoor ticketed shows: Humans by Circa, UduL by Los Galindos, Un Poyo Rojo, and Fidelis Fortibus by Circus Ronaldo. https://www.
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.
COMING UP: Ilkley Literature Festival, Oct 4-20. actors, food writers, journalists and poets descend on Ilkley in West Yorkshire this October for a 17-day celebration of literature, the leading event of its kind in the North and the second oldest in the country. Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will open the festival, and other visitors include actor David Suchet presenting his autobiography Behind The Lens: My Life which is out in October; poet Lemn Sissay reading from his new memoir My Name is Why; and The Great British Bake Off presenter Prue Leith talking to Guardian food writer Felicity Cloake.TV presenter Clare Balding will read the latest in her popular series of pony stories as part of the Children’s Festival. Tickets go on sale on Tues, Aug 27. www.
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://