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

September 10, 2019

Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival

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: 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.org.uk/cheese-festival

THIS WEEK: Whitby Motown Weekender, Whitby Pavilion, Friday, Sept 13 and Saturday Sept 14: Two nights of music featuring live performances from Bobby Wilson, the son of the late Jackie Wilson. Hear All The Big Hits Such As I Get The Sweetest Feeling and Higher And Higher. Plus former Tamla recording artist And 70s Hitmaker Kiki Dee. Three rooms for dancing. Tickets: 01947 458899. https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/York/Whitby-Pavilion/Motown-Weekender/13561209/

THIS WEEK: Saltaire Festival 2019, Sept 13-22, 10 days of culture including exhibitions, dance, poetry, plays, market stalls, food and drink. https://saltairefestival.co.uk

NEXT WEEK: 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.chatsworth.org/events/chatsworth-arts-festival/?gclid=CjwKCAjwnrjrBRAMEiwAXsCc48guxgWNCzryUwPp7ZvEkKSzBD5K0k7NRJv7EWNWjjNPFfOrigyH4hoCaDcQAvD_BwE

NEXT WEEK: Scarborough Jazz Festival, Scarborough Spa, Friday, Sept 20 to Sunday, Sept 22: The 17th Scarborough Jazz Festival will feature a host of top musicians including Claire Martin, Liane Carroll and Clark Tracey. Also on the bill  is a pianist John Law the Freddie Gavita Quartet, Tony Kofi and the Organisation, Alec Dankworth’s Spanish Accents, Andrea Vicari’s New Jazz Extempore, Partisans, Wild Card led by guitarist Clement and the 18-piece band led by the superb vocalist Kate Peters.The MC will be Alan Barnes and there will be free events in and around the Spa’s Ocean Room. Tickets: 01723 821888.  https://www.scarboroughspa.co.uk/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=E4E3256C-A66A-491D-8AAC-D213D80E7C0C

NEXT WEEK: Open days at Giggleswick School’s chapel, near Settle, Sept 21 and 22. As part of the 25th annual Heritage Open Days national festival, visitors can look round the chapel, which was built to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and listen to musical recitals. It is open between 10am and 4pm on Sept 21 and from 1pm to 4pm on Sept 22.  www.heritageopendays.org.uk

ON NOW: Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, from now until Saturday October 5: A new play from Alan Ayckbourn. It is his 83rd play and premieres in the year of his 80th birthday. Directed by the author, it will be performed by a cast of four: Jamie Baughan, Jemma Churchill, Russell Dixon and Naomi Petersen. The play opens as Micky celebrates his 80th birthday. He and his wife Meg are awaiting the arrival of their son, Adrian, and his new – and latest – fiancée, Grace. Tickets: 01723 370541. https://www.sjt.uk.com/event/767/birthdays_past_birthdays_present

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: 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: 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.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

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 Recipeshttps://thearchesdeanclough.com/other-events/lunch-with-prue-leith-cbe


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