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

February 4, 2020

Snowdrop Spectacular, Burton Agnes 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: Snowdrop Spectacular, Feb 7-March 1, Burton Agnes Hall near Driffield. Spectacular display of snowdrops  across the woodland at the Elizabethan house, 11am-4pm, weather permitting. https://www.burtonagnes.com/DB/Events_2/Snowdrop_Spectacular.html

 The Costume, Accessories & Textiles Sale, Tennants Auctioneers, Leyburn, Sat, Feb 8, 10.30am. Wide range of collector’s items and fashion from the 17th century to the present day. https://bid.tennants.co.uk/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/810

Northern Exposure, until April 19, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate. Following in the footsteps of JMW Turner’s eight-week sketching tour of the North of England in 1797, when he was 22. He visited many sites in Yorkshire, County Durham and Northumberland before going west to Cumbria and the Lake District, as he was transforming himself into one of the finest British landscape painters. Contemporary landscape artists Ed Kluz, Emerson Mayes, Debbie Loan, Katherine Holmes and Anna Lilleengen also present their own responses to Turner’s views and the Yorkshire landscape. https://www.turnernorthernexposure.co.uk/harrogate

ON NOW: Saad Qureshi: Something About Paradise,  Yorkshire Sculpture Park, until March 20. Artist Saad Qureshi explores what paradise means to different people in an exhibition presented in the nave of YSP’s 18th century chapel. https://ysp.org.uk/exhibitions/saadqureshi

COMING UP: Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Feb 14-May 25. Exhibition featuring work by Carpaccio, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck. https://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/museums/millennium-gallery/exhibitions/coming-soon/lines-of-beauty-master-drawings-from-chatsworth

 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

 Bradford Beer Festival, Victoria Hall, Saltaire, Thurs, Feb 20-Sat, Feb 22. More than 130 real ales, keg and international beers, real ciders and perries, fruit wines,  food and entertainment.Thurs, 4pm-10.30pm. Fri/Sat, 11am-4pm & 5.30pm-10.30pm. www.bradfordbeerfestival.co.uk

 Spring Quilt Festival, Feb 21-23, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate. Demonstrations, needlework displays, and workshops with quilters and textile artists. Fri/Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm. https://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/view_show.php?ID=35

 Potato Day, Feb 29, Mytholmroyd Community Centre. A celebration of our favourite tuber by Calder Valley Organic Gardeners, featuring 40 varieties of potato (organic and non-organic), children’s activities, stalls, plus food and drink. Admission of £1 includes entry to the potato raffle.

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