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Arts: News and reviews from concerts, gigs, theatres, opera, ballet and cinema.

Lest We Forget The Barnbow Lasses
Large concepts like 'a World War' or Britain's exit from the EU are sometimes too hard to grasp in their entirety. However, when you look at the impact of such global issues at a micro level, then…
Dominic Gatley Colette O'Rourke & Kristin Atherton in Barnbow Canaries. Photo by Anthony Robling
Mar
25
"Shaping The Body: 400 years of food, fashion and life"
Apr
2
Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts Exhibition
Apr
9
Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism
Apr
16
In Tandem - Exhibition of Paintings
Apr
20
The Government Inspector
Apr
22
Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth
Apr
29
No Quiet Place Exhibition
Apr
30
A Private Collection Revealed
May
9
British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition
May
20
"A Vision of Dimensions"
May
21
Silk paintings of Dales scenes by Christine Carradice
May
21
Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
Jun
9
200 Years of Childhood at Hedon Museum
Jun
9
Into The Woods
Jun
10
'Arte Libre' Exhibition
Jun
15
Barnbow Canaries by Alice Nutter
Jun
16
Yorkshire Festival 2016
Jun
17
Grassington Festival 2016
Jun
18
Kate Whiteford OBE - False Perspectives
Jun
18
The Ted Hughes Poetry Festival
Jun
20
Cats - The Musical
Jun
21
Brideshead Revisited
Jun
25
Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape
Jun
25
The Fragile Moorland - Drawings & Paintings
Jun
28
Footloose - The Musical
Jun
29
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - on tour
Jun
30
Overlooked - An Exhibition of the North York Moors
Jul
1
Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival
Jul
2
Horsforth Walk of Art
Jul
2
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Jul
4
Brassed Off
Jul
5
Gangsta Granny
Jul
9
All Creatures.....
Jul
9
Midsummer Kaleidoscope - Concert by Pinsuti
Graham Clark
The Stone Roses At The Etihad Stadium
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent
Stone Roses
Stone Roses
For anyone who was at the legendary Spike Island gig back in 1990 tonight's gig was like a second coming. Playing the last of 4 nights in Manchester, the weather might have been typical Manchester…

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Thu 23rd Jun, 2016 | 7:08pm

Rick Astley - 50

Rick Astley
Rick Astley
Who would have thought that Rick Astley would return with a new album that would go straight to Number 1 in the UK album charts, but that is what has happened with this superb album.

He could have…

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Thu 23rd Jun, 2016 | 3:56pm

Ruby Turner At The Festival Hall, Grassington

Ruby Turner
Ruby Turner
The Grassington Festival audience gave Ruby Turner a very warm welcome in the intimate setting of Grassington's Festival Hall.

The venue must have felt quite a contrast to the large settings of…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 5:04pm

Clare Maguire: Leave You In Yesterday

Clare Maguire
Clare Maguire
Signed to Polydor Records in 2009 and rated fifth on BBC Sound of 2011, the pressure was on for Solihull born Clare Maguire to deliver high chart positions with her credible pop.

Sadly the big,…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 4:45pm

Fragile Moorland - Drawings And Paintings By Margaret Uttley

Crow's Domain by Margaret Uttley
Crow's Domain by Margaret Uttley
A new exhibition of work by Settle-based artist Margaret Uttley focuses on peat moorlands and our relationship with this fragile but important environment. Her drawings and paintings celebrate…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 4:14pm

Brexit Would Leave UK Culturally Isolated, Says Opera North Director

Mary Creagh, Richard Mantle and Dan Jarvis tour costume department of Opera North
Mary Creagh, Richard Mantle and Dan Jarvis tour costume department of Opera North
Being a part of the EU helps the arts in Yorkshire to thrive, and leaving would leave the UK "culturally isolated", industry leaders warned today.

General director of Opera North Richard Mantle…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 9:32am

Adults and children enjoying getting up close and personal with the star of the show, Alpasta the Alpaca
Adults and children enjoying getting up close and personal with the star of the show, Alpasta the Alpaca
Purple was the colour and children's picture books were the theme on Sunday 19 June as children gathered to listen to three interactive picture book stories outside Grassington's Church House.

Per…

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Mon 20th Jun, 2016 | 8:04pm

A Pluck Above The Rest!


I was an eleventh hour substitute as reviewer for the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and expected little other than an interesting night out. How wrong can a man be. Genius!

This motley band…

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Fri 17th Jun, 2016 | 5:39pm

Myths, Legends & Music From Belgium To Yorkshire


Iwan Kushka is a man who's travelled the world, worked for the 'devil', and dedicated his life to his art: storytelling. Yorkshire's most prominent storytelling organization Settle Stories, have…

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Tue 14th Jun, 2016 | 5:51pm

Victoria Benn
Grassington Festival Is Just A Week Away...
By Victoria Benn
Features Writer
Calan
Calan
From comedy to classical Grassington Festival has something for everyone.

Commencing next Friday June 17th, 80s chart toppers Hue and Cry will kick off 15 days of art and music in the beautiful…

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Tue 14th Jun, 2016 | 12:26pm

Roxette - Good Karma

Roxette
Roxette
Roxette have had a very long recording career and were very successful in the 90's and used to sell out the Sheffield Arena many times.

They return with their new album, Good Karma and it is like…

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Thu 23rd Jun, 2016 | 4:39pm

Barry Manilow Supported By Dave Koz

Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
Saxophonist Dave Koz has played alongside many artists such as Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross and tonight's headliner Barry Manilow.

His smooth jazz might be better suited to smaller…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 10:07pm

Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Tegan and Sara: Love You To Death
By Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Arts Correspondent
Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara
For far too long twins Tegan and Sara were on the outside edge of the mainstream. Their consistently brilliant and always diverse album releases were met with critical acclaim but only ever…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 4:50pm

York Early Music Festival 8 - 16 July 2016 Fairies, Witches and Aerial Beings!

Barokksolistene
Barokksolistene
York Early Music Festival marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, with music from the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres and pieces inspired by the Shakespearean themes of…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 4:36pm

Phil Hopkins
Cats - The Memories Are Still Strong
By Phil Hopkins
Theatre & Travel Correspondent

Despite the thirty-five years since Cats first opened on the West End stage, this Lloyd Webber musical still attracts mixed reactions in the same way it did all those years ago.

It was probably…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 2:28pm

Rod Stewart - KC Stadium, Hull


Now Sir Rod, Rod Stewart played probably his first ever gig of his career in Hull at the KC stadium. "It's my first time here in Hull, though I could have played here in the 60's" he joked.

Followi…

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Tue 21st Jun, 2016 | 3:50pm

Interview With Effie


Effie may be best known for her collaborations with Ghetts, FooR and O'D, but the London based vocalist is now stepping out in to the spotlight on her own. Armed with the killer single Pressure,…

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Fri 17th Jun, 2016 | 5:47pm

Harrogate Youth Strings Reach The National Finals!


HYS (Harrogate Youth Strings) is one of the senior ensembles at Harrogate Music Centre - part of the North Yorkshire Music Service.

The group has become known for its excellent standard of playing…

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Tue 14th Jun, 2016 | 10:20pm

A Fitting Tribute To Songwriting Greatness


Richard Gere was probably in the wings of Leeds Grand Theatre last night having a good old chuckle as the hard-working cast of Save the Last Dance for Me sweated their way through yet another…

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Tue 14th Jun, 2016 | 5:33pm

Actor And Director Barrie Rutter OBE On Radio 4's Desert Island Discs

Barrie Rutter as Falstaff. Photo by Nobby Clark
Barrie Rutter as Falstaff. Photo by Nobby Clark
Halifax's Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that their artistic director Barrie Rutter OBE will be a guest on the celebrated BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs on Sunday 19th…

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Tue 14th Jun, 2016 | 9:56am