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Cole Goes On Sale In Yorkshire!
In some ways Anything Goes is a 'borrowed' musical that is somewhere between a patchwork quilt and a beautifully laid dinner table. Whilst originally an 'idea' that began its life in the head of…
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Aurat
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Thunder
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Valedictory and Midnight Sun
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Maleficent

Choir Follows In Footsteps Of World's Greatest Artists

 Rhiannon Gayle conducts Rock Up and Sing! as they record at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London
Rhiannon Gayle conducts Rock Up and Sing! as they record at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London
The world's most famous recording studio has welcomed a group of 250 amateur singers to record their new album.

Members of Rock Up and Sing! from Harrogate and Skipton descended on Abbey Road…

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Thu 5th Mar, 2015 | 4:30pm

Graham Clark
V Festival Preview: Weston Park, Staffordshire - 22/23 August 2015
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent

V Festival 2015, sponsored by Virgin Media, is pulling out all of the stops to celebrate 20 years since it opened its gates '96, unveiling an incredible home-grown line up. Global platinum-selling…

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Tue 3rd Mar, 2015 | 11:07am

Gig Review: The Script - Sheffield Arena


On entering the venue and seeing the lengthy queue for the ladies toilets it would appear that the majority of The Script's fans are female but once inside the main auditorium it becomes clear…

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Mon 2nd Mar, 2015 | 11:35am

Inspired Harp Music.....

Sarah Dean
Sarah Dean
Singer, songwriter and Celtic harper Sarah Dean returns to the Inspired by... gallery at Danby next month.

Sarah, nicknamed 'the Incredible String Blonde', will play at the gallery at The Moors…

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Sat 28th Feb, 2015 | 10:55am

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Inspiration For New Theatre Company


Hebden Bridge Arts Festival takes place annually in June and July and one of the sell out events, Hebden Shorts, inspired one group of local actors to take the plunge and found their own theatre…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 1:23pm

Rick Melling
Haxby Swango - Banana Songs
By Rick Melling
Music Correspondent
Haxby Swango
Haxby Swango
UK Alt-Electronica duo Haxby Swango have released a new EP comprised of three tracks entitled 'Banana Songs'.

The record is an interesting listen, and the York based experimental outfit…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 1:09pm

Arts Charities Join Forces To Help Leeds' Arts Thrive

Balbir Dance Company
Balbir Dance Company
Four arts charities in West Yorkshire have joined forces to set up a consortium to help the arts scene in Leeds grow, and they are holding an event in March to showcase the cultural, social and…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 9:09pm

Album Review: Charli XCX - Sucker (Atlantic Records)


At only 22 years old, Charli XCX has already written the hit single last year for Icona Pop with the track I Love It and the 5 million selling single Fancy (Iggy Azalea). This British singer…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 11:43am

Leading Indian Musician Headlines 'Women In Arts' Finale

Roopa Panesar photo by EastWest Photography
Roopa Panesar photo by EastWest Photography
South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk) is bringing its year long 'Women in Arts' programme to a climactic end this weekend, with a performance in Leeds from one of the world's leading Indian musicians,…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 3:47pm

Groping For Words


The Sheffield based Midland Players have reached the final stages of rehearsals for a double bill of Sue Townsend plays - Groping for Words and Womberang.

Set in 1982, these comedic plays tackle…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 11:28am

Richard Trinder
Thankfully, Daniel Is Not My Brother
By Richard Trinder
Editor
'Daniel' in reheasal. Photo by Joe Priestley
'Daniel' in reheasal. Photo by Joe Priestley
In the shell of an old department store in Sheffield, opposite Debenhams and between Select and Dorothy Perkins, lives the Theatre Delicatessen (North).

It is a bizarre, cold, foreboding and…

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Thu 5th Mar, 2015 | 8:38am

Album Review: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday (Sour Mash Records)


With Noel Gallagher being the one who wrote most of the songs for Oasis it was always going to be him who had the greatest success after the band split up. Liam Gallagher's band, Beady Eye has now…

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Tue 3rd Mar, 2015 | 10:52am

Gig Review: The Levellers - Leeds Town Hall


The Levellers have been one of the most successful touring acts of the last 20 years: their live performances are always energetic and entertaining. With the spirit of groups like The Clash mixed…

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Mon 2nd Mar, 2015 | 11:17am

Pennine Way Comes To Life In Dales Countryside Museum

Work in progress showing sculptor Sarah Smith
Work in progress showing sculptor Sarah Smith
An artistic celebration of the Pennine Way goes on show at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.

In the year that the national trail celebrates its 50th birthday, the Museum has teamed up with a…

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Fri 27th Feb, 2015 | 7:00pm

Rachel Auty
Pam Ayres To Bring Belly Laughs To Grassington Festival
By Rachel Auty
Features Writer
Pam Ayres
Pam Ayres
Pam Ayres MBE is on the road again celebrating her 40th anniversary in the business and the recent release of her latest book of poetry, you made me late again.

Pam has been touring her one-woman…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 8:44am

Phil Hopkins
Scissorhands - A Cut Above
By Phil Hopkins
Theatre Correspondent

Matthew Bourne's productions are fresher than a Siberian wind blowing in from down town Novosibirsk.

I once commented that half the pleasure in watching Blood Brothers for a second time was the…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 12:26pm

The Libertines To Headline Reading & Leeds 2015

The Reading & Leeds Festivals have announced The Libertines as the final of this year's Main Stage headliners!

The indie-rockers will bring the good ship Albion to the Festivals this summer,…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 7:47pm

Album Review: Thunder - Wonder Days (Ear Music)


Thunder were one of the best rock bands to come out of the UK in the last 25 years but a few years ago they decided to call it a day but after 6 years since their last album they are back with…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 11:30am

The Fisher Singers - Spring Concert


The Fisher Singers will perform their spring concert this year on Saturday March 28th in St Peter's Church, Harrogate.

The main work will be Rutter's Feel the Spirit, a collection of spirituals…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 11:38am

Leeds singer Rupert Stroud announces the release of his new Talk To You EP


Four tracks of gritty, Northern passion with the kind of big-sky choruses that Richard Ashcroft or Elbow would be proud of. Like Rupert's previous releases, this EP, on his own Xidus label, is a…

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Thu 19th Feb, 2015 | 9:00pm

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