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: The Carnival, Harrogate, Sat, July 27. Featuring an opening parade with music, and dance from around the world including street theatre and local performers. The parade begins on Cambridge Road at 11am near the cenotaph before a tour of the town en route to the Valley Gardens for the main event. Attractions include music and dance stages, as well as the Theatre of Food featuring local chefs and cooks sharing ideas and tips. There is also a food zone, with dishes from Greece to Mexico, and from Italy to Lebanon to sample. Family activities taking place include crafts workshops, storytelling, face painting and art activities https://
THIS WEEK: Sedbergh Artisan Market, Sedbergh town centre, Sat, July 27, 9:30am-3pm. The market, now in its seventh year, gives a chance for small farmers, cooks, crafters, market gardeners, makers and artists to display their produce and products. https://www.
THIS WEEK: The Knaresborough Comedy Festival, final weekend, at the Frazer Theatre off Knaresborough High Street with shows destined for The Edinburgh Fringe. 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 8pm double-bill shows are £10 each, while tickets for both double-bill shows are £18. www.
THIS WEEK: 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.
THIS WEEK: 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
THIS WEEK: By the Seaside, Peace Gardens, Sheffield, July 27-Aug 27, Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm. A trip to the seaside in the heart of the city. Includes a Punch & Judy Show, magician, DJ, helter hkelter rides, mini golf, and traditional boat swings, plus paddling in the Peace Garden fountains and a huge sandpit. https://www.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Marathon Du Malton, Aug 25. Event combining locally made food and drink with a 10k walk or run around the North Yorkshire countryside, starting and finishing in Malton’s Market Place. There are food and drink stops around the course, featuring local products and producers, such as beer from Brass Castle Brewery, macarons baked by Malton-based Florian Poirot, and mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef from Malton Cookery SchoolThere’s also the Street Food Sunday event from 10am to 4pm. Tickets, which include all the food and drink on the course, can be booked at www.visitmalton.com and cost £25, plus booking fee.