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

December 19, 2019

Cinderella, Northern Ballet. Picture: Emma Kauldhar

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

ON NOW: Cinderella, Northern Ballet,  until Jan 2, The Grand Theatre, Leeds. Artistic Director David Nixon and Northern Ballet’s dancers bring their own magic to the ultimate feel-good fairytale. https://northernballet.com/cinderella?gclid=CjwKCAiAxMLvBRBNEiwAKhr-nADxsitvuEky2a28TaJ3Lt4qgqU98J7vY65IT27nPhJwH1nAx060ohoCPMgQAvD_BwE

ON NOW: Christmas Show, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, until 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

ON NOW: The Christmas Experience, Lotherton Hall, Aberford, Leeds, until 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

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: 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

COMING UP: 2020 Dark Skies Festival, Feb 14-March 1, held jointly by the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. BBC Sky at Night presenter Professor Chris Lintott will talk about his new book The Crowd and the Cosmos – Adventures in the Zooniverse on Feb 21 at Helmsley Arts Centre. The 17-day annual festival showcases the pristine night skies of both national parks and the neighbouring areas. Other events include virtual reality space safaris, stargazing sleepovers astrophotography, canoeing, running, cycling, walking, caving, night zip wire and nocturnal wildlife spotting evenings. www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk

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