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 Festival Of The Moon, until Sun, Sep 8, Wakefield Market Hall, Union Street, Wakefield. A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo 11 rocket in 1969. The centre-piece is an artwork Museum Of The Moon by artist Luke Jerram, seven metres in diameter with every centimetre representing 5km of the moon’s surface. https://www.
THIS WEEK: Malton’s Harvest Food Festival, Sept 7-8. Food lovers celebrate some of the region’s finest food and drink. Cooking demonstrations will be hosted by local chefs Apple Charlotte from the White Skye Farm, Paul Nicholson from Butchery Know How, Adam Jackson from The Park, Marmadukes, Matthew Leivers from Star Inn Restaurants and many more. This year will also see a brand-new feature, ‘The Veg Out Patch’, a meat free area for vegan and vegetarian specialists, in association with Brass Castle Brewery, open from 10am until close. The local brewery will be serving drinks from their Brass Castle Bar with an Oktoberfest style. The Festival will be open to visitors with market stalls from 9am-4pm over the weekend and the street food court will be staying open until 9pm on Saturday as well. www.visitmalton.com
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: 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/
COMING UP: Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival, Sept 14-22, various locations. Celebration of all things cheese-related, opening with a two-day cheese festival at, the home of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, on Sat, Sept 14 and Sun, Sept 15. Includes local music, treet food and drinks along with a host of cheese-making, grading and cookery demonstrations from the Wensleydale Creamery, local restaurants and producers. There will also be cheese pairing demonstrations, and masterclasses in cheese. From Mon, Sept 16 to Sat, Sept 22, across the Yorkshire Dales, restaurants, cafes, farms and attractions will celebrate the range of produce.The festival finale, will be ‘The Final Bite’ held at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, giving another chance to meet local cheesemakers and producers, and learn more about dairying heritage, as well as take part in butter making and craft workshops. www.yorkshiredales.
COMING UP: Chatsworth Arts Festival, Sept 20-22. Chatsworth Arts Festival returns for its fifth year with a weekend of culture, talks, thought and performance covering music; design; painting, sculpture, and ceramics; dance; illustration and animation; film, theatre and photography; gardens; and writing. The festival opens with a DJ set and talk in the garden from Block 9, designers of temporary alternative realities. Headline acts include musician, artist and broadcaster Jarvis Cocker, a figurehead for Britpop as frontman of Pulp; celebrity gardener, broadcaster and writer Sarah Raven; plus Chi-chi Nwanoku, founder and artistic director of Chineke!, the first professional and junior BME orchestras in Europe. 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://