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

November 20, 2019

The Christmas Experience, Lotherton Hall

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: Christmas Show, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, Nov 19-Jan 11 (closed Dec 24-Jan 2). A celebration of contemporary craft by established and upcoming makers. York-based artist Loretta Braganza is one of the makers taking part, the first time that her Shimmer collection – loosely based on traditional Indian clay and metal and vessel forms – has been on show in Yorkshire. Her work sits alongside decorative and functional glass, ceramics, wood and works in mixed media showcasing a variety of skills and techniques.  www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk

THIS WEEK: The Christmas Fair, Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, Thurs, Nov 21 to Sun, Nov 24: Thurs and Fri, 9.30am-5pm,  Sat, 9.30am-5.30pm, Sun, 9.30am-4pm. Indoor festive fair in heated marquee featuring 155 companies. Also food hall, champagne bar and two restaurants. Free parking in village car park with free minibus running from 9.30am. http://www.ukgrandsales.co.uk/The-Christmas-Fair-at-Ripley-Castle.aspx?id=43

 The Christmas Experience, Lotherton Hall, Aberford, Leeds, Nov 22-Jan 5. Christmas magic and excitement complete with a Twelve Days of Christmas Walk around the estate, a fairy hideaway in the rock garden. and elves helping in their workshop. https://thechristmasexperience.co.uk

THIS WEEK: York Ceramics Fair, Sat, Nov 23-Sun, Nov 24, 10am-5pm, York Hospitium, Museum Gardens, York. Forty of Britain’s brightest ceramicists showcase a selection of their hand-crafted pieces. Running alongside the fair is a discovery programme all about ceramics in collaboration with the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). https://yorkceramicsfair.com

NEXT WEEK: The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate Convention Centre, Thurs, Nov 28 to  Sun, Dec 1 Featuring workshops, free craft and equipment demonstrations, artists, dressmaking competition, daily upcycling challenge and hundreds of exhibitors selling craft supplies. Also fashion show on Fri, Nov 29, 5pm, with collections by fashion and textile design graduates and lecturers from Harrogate College, Huddersfield University and Leeds Arts University. www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/harrogate

ON NOW: Alan Davie & David Hockney: Early Works, The Hepworth Wakefield, until Jan 19. Alan Davie, who had his first solo exhibition at Wakefield Art Gallery in 1958, was a major influence on the more celebrated Hockney, then a student at Bradford College of Art. The exhibition features 45 paintings and works by both artists. https://hepworthwakefield.org/whats-on/we-two-boys-early-works-by-alan-davie-david-hockney

ON NOW: Mosaic exhibition, Otley Courthouse, until early Dec, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. Works by 26 people from Mosaic Mania in Otley as well as by its founder and tutor Frances Taylor. https://otleycourthouse.org.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/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: Antiques and Fine Art Fair, The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, Fri, Jan 3, Sat, Jan 4 and Sun, Jan 5. Open 10.30am-4pm, 5pm finish on Sun. Including town and country furniture, silver, jewellery, paintings, sculpture, glass, porcelain, antiquarian  books and prints, angling antiques, oriental rugs, mirrors, clocks, lighting and many decorative items. https://www.gallowayfairs.co.uk

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