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: Saltaire Festival 2019, until Sept 22, exhibitions, dance, poetry, plays, market stalls, food and drink. https://
THIS 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.
THIS 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.
THIS 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.
ON NOW: Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, 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.
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: 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: Railway in Wartime, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Oct 11-13. Full programme of World War Two and 1940s activities. Attractions including singing, dancing, workshops, parades and fashion shows. This year’s events include: Pickering – D-Day Exhibition: a visual display of the first 24 hours on the D-Day beaches; Levisham – interactive show ‘Other Side of the Tracks’ which goes back to Hull in 1941 and the evacuation of school children; Grosmont – Eden Camp takes-over Grosmont Station with fairground rides, military vehicles, vintage sweet shop and children’s games. https://www.nymr.co.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 Recipes. https://