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

July 9, 2019

Slingsby gin pairing dinner

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: Slingsby gin pairing dinner, Thurs, July 11, Hotel du Vin York, and Thurs, July 25, Hotel Du Vin Harrogate, both from  7pm-10pm. Four course gin pairing dinner in Hotel du Vin’s newly refurbished bistros, in partnership with Harrogate-based artisan distillery Slingsby. Price £45 per head, email nruecroft@malmaison.com to book or call 01904 405260 (York) or 01423 608121 (Harrogate). https://www.facebook.com/events/1094190390767681 and https://www.facebook.com/events/468064013965239

NEXT WEEK: Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, July 18-21, Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate. The festival, now in its 16th year, celebrates the best in crime fiction Events this year include Harlan Coben in conversation with Ian Rankin, and conversation between Belinda Bauer, Eva Dolan and Erin Kelly. There’s also Jo Nesbo, and Val McDermid speaking with old friend Nicola Sturgeon. Jeffery Deaver, James Patterson and Jed Mercurio will also appear in personal interviews. https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/crime-writing-festival

NEXT WEEK: The Knaresborough Comedy Festival, held over two weekends, from July 19-27, at the Frazer Theatre off Knaresborough High Street with eight shows destined for The Edinburgh Fringe. Fri, 19th July 19, 8pm: Harriet Dyer: “The Dinosaur Show”; Lou Conran: “Things I Think & Probably Shouldn’t Say”. Sat, July 20, 8pm: Rob Rouse and Helen Rutter: “Funny in Real Life”; Boothby Graffoe: “The Best Of”. Fri, July 26, 8pm: Tom Toal: “Mediocre Boy”; Mark Simmons: “One-Linerererer”. Sat, July 27, 8pm: Maisie Adam: “Hang Fire”; Alfie Moore: “Fair Cop Unleashed”. Tickets for the four 8pm double-bill shows are £10 each, while tickets for both double-bill show on the first or second weekend are £18. A ticket for all four shows is available for £32.  www.knaresboroughcomedyfestival.com

NEXT WEEK: Meadowfest, Malton, a boutique music festival with a difference, headlined by Levi Roots and his reggae band. Held in the grounds of The Talbot, 10am-10pm, July 20. The family-friendly festival combining food and music. Levi Roots will be supported by local talent such as Beth McCarthy, Flat Cap Carnival, Grand Old Uke of York, Tengu Taiko Drummers, Marc Atkinson and Ben Beattie’s After Midnight Band. There will also be street food stands, including vegan and veggie options, arts and children’s entertainment and a festival bar. https://www.visitmalton.com/meadowfest

ON NOW: Is this Planet Earth? Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, until Sun, July 28. Tributes in art to visionary sci-fi writers and filmmakers such as JG Ballard, John Wyndham and Douglas Trumbull who conjured and created apocalyptic landscapes and creatures. Sculptures by Salvatore Arancio, Halina Dominska and Alfie Strong, paintings by Dan Hays and Katherine Reekie, a sound installation by Jason Singh, a live performance by Patrick Coyle and videos by Helen Sear and Seán Vicary. https://www.hcandl.co.uk/campaign/planet-earth

ON NOW: The Flourish of Liberty, exhibition inspired by the work of 18th century experimental novelist Laurence Sterne, who wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, which first appeared in 1759. Shandy Hall, Coxwold, until Aug 31, 11am-4.30pm, every day except Sat. The exhibition invites 102 artists to respond to the idea of ‘Liberty’, a theme taken from his novel, most of which was written at Coxwold in the North York Moors where Sterne was vicar for the eight years to his death in 1768. https://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/exhibition.php?id=233

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: Fifty Works by Fifty British Women Artists 1900–1950. Exhibition highlighting the creative work of women artists active in the first half of the 20th century, from portraits and self-portraits, landscapes and cityscapes to industrial scenes and images of war. Until July 27. Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds. Free entry. Monday: 1pm–5pm. Tuesday–Saturday: 10am–5pm. Closed Sundays, bank holidays and days when the university buildings are closed. https://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/event/145/fifty_works_by_fifty_british_women_artists_1900%E2%80%931950

ON NOW: Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, showcasing the works of 26 British-based makers; from fashion, textiles, woodwork, glass, metalwork, furniture, papercraft and lacquer, supplying an overview of excellence in craft today. Exhibitors include Juli Bolanos-Durman, Anthony Burrill, Hiut Denim, Reiko Kaneko and Yinka Ilori. Harewood House, Leeds, until September 1. https://biennial.harewood.org

ON NOW: Victoria Bellas Carter & Suzanne Jewellery, The Station, Station Yard, Richmond,  until Sept 1. Annual spring exhibition of two artists and designers devoted to the use of colour, Victoria Bellas Carter and Suzanne Tweddle. Victoria specialises in original artwork using a tissue paper collage technique while Suzanne is a lampwork artist and jewellery designer. http://www.thestation.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/victoria-bellas-carter-and-suzanne-jewellery

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: Cinema under the stars, Chatsworth, July 26-27. Luna Cinema returns for unique movie  experience against the backdrop of Chatsworth. Visitors can watch Mary Poppins Returns (July 26) or Bohemian Rhapsody (July 27) , both starting at 9pm. Adult tickets are £15.50 and £10.50 for children (3-15 years). https://thelunacinema.com/chatsworth-house

COMING UP: Weeton Show, Sun, July 28. Gates open 8am. Entry: adults £8, concessions £4. Village show south of Harrogate with a wide variety of events including  Punch and Judy, brass bands, ferret racing, riders in the show jumping arena, carriage driving, hounds and beagles and shows throughout the day on the main event field. Also local food, trade and craft stalls, as well as the produce tent, where you can claim a rosette in a bake-off challenge, or local art, craft, horticulture exhibits or children’s classes. Main ring entertainment starts at about 12.30pm. www.weetonshow.co.uk


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