UNTIL 18 JULY – THE LADYKILLERS
Emmy Award-winning writer Graham Linehan presents a new adaptation of the classic detective story, where a gang of hardened criminals are rumbled by their naive-looking, eccentric landlady.
Ilkley Playhouse 01943 609539 www.ilkleyplayhouse.co.uk
UNTIL 18 JULY – CAMELOT: THE SHINNING CITY
This is immersive theatre at its very best. For this epic reworking of the myth of King Arthur you will follow the 150-strong cast from the Crucible stage, into Tudor Square and then on to the city for a final spectacular battle.
Crucible, Sheffield 0114 249 6000 www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
UNTIL 18 JULY – BERYL
Beryl Burton was one of the most successful female cyclists of the 20th century – former world record holder, five times world pursuit champion and 13 times national champion, she won most competitions going. This new play was written by Maxine Peake.
WYP, Leeds 0113 213 7700 www.wyp.org.uk
13 JULY – GYLES BRANDRETH
A former MP and Government Whip turned comedian – we’re not kidding. This show is about word power. Could you get yourself out of a sticky situation with only vocab and language? Gyles will show you how.
Harrogate Theatre 01423 502116 www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk
14 JULY–2 AUGUST – GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE
A 10-day celebration of comedy, music, cabaret, theatre and family shows comes to York this summer. The inaugural Great Yorkshire Fringe welcomes comedians such as Al Murray, Paul Foot and Miles Allen.
Venues across York www.greatyorkshirefringe.com
15 JULY – KEVIN BRIDGES
Jesus at a nightclub? This hilarious Scottish comedian is known for his cheeky jokes and his latest show comes off the back of his political stand-up. Expect controversy.
St George’s Hall, Bradford, 8pm 01274 432000 www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
Art & Exhibitions
17 JULY–3 AUGUST – TAILORED: A VERY BRITISH FASHION
We all know that British tailoring is world renowned (think Savile Row), but did you know that Leeds plays an important role in the industry? The city is not only responsible for Yorkshire wool, but the first female Head Cutter on Savile Row and one of Ringo Starr’s famous jackets. Find out more at this fantastic exhibition.
Leeds City Museum 0113 224 3732 www.leeds.gov.uk
18 JULY–1 NOVEMBER – LIGHT FANTASTIC
Part of the celebrations for the UNESCO International Year of Light, Light Fantastic is an exploration of the science of light. It features hands-on workshops, family activities, live shows and interactive art installations.
National Media Museum, Bradford 0844 856 3797 www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk
UNTIL 15 AUGUST – CALL ME
Public telephone boxes were once a feature of everyday life in Britain (and they’re still one of our most potent emblems). Now two text artists, Ellen Bell and Jo Hamill, have erected a traditional phone box in Settle to examine this method of communication.
The Gallery on the Green, Settle www.galleryonthegreen.org.uk
UNTIL 16 AUGUST – NEW LIGHT
Stunning works by some of the North’s most collected contemporary artists exhibited among the historic splendour of Swinton Park – this has all the makings of a perfect afternoon out.
Swinton Park, Masham www.newlight-art.org.uk
UNTIL 22 AUGUST – THE ILLUSTRATED WORLD OF NICK SHARRATT
This interactive, hands-on exhibition explores the instantly recognisable illustrations that Nick Sharratt has contributed to books by Jacqueline Wilson (including Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Girls in Love) and other children’s writers.
The Civic, Barnsley 01226 327000 www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
UNTIL 23 AUGUST – WATERLOO 1815: THE ART OF BATTLE
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the Royal Armouries are offering a special exhibition of art, arms and armour. Learn more about the great battle and enjoy the fantastic pieces on display, including Daniel Maclise’s recently restored Waterloo cartoon and Scotland Forever! by Lady Elizabeth Butler.
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds 0113 220 1999 www.royalarmouries.org
UNTIL 29 AUGUST – A CULTURAL LEGACY
Once Director of Sheffield City Art Galleries, Frank Constantine played an important role in bringing world-class art to the city. As well as hosting countless exhibitions, he acquired over 500 artworks for the galleries’ collections. This exhibition pays tribute to him.
Graves Gallery, Sheffield 0114 278 2600 www.museums-sheffield.org.uk
Music & Dance
13 JULY – MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS
Thought Motown was a thing of the past? Think again. Relive the gospel tones of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas in this live performance by the original band.
The Duchess, York, 7.30pm 01904 641413 www.theduchessyork.co.uk
15 JULY – SINFONIA UK COLLECTIVE
Renowned musician (and University of Hull lecturer) Dr Lee Tsang has teamed up with Canadian jazz pianist David Braid for this exciting concert that will explore the relationship between classical and jazz music.
Priory Place Methodist Church, Doncaster www.sinfonia-uk-collective.org
16 JULY – RHYTHM OF THE DANCE
Thirty Irish dancers, a traditional Irish band and a collection of Irish tenors – this is the ultimate celebration of the entertainment and culture of the Emerald Isle.
Victoria Theatre, Halifax 01422 351158 www.calderdale.gov.uk
Events & Sport
16 JULY – GERMAINE GREER
One of the most influential feminists of the 20th century, Germaine Greer has been campaigning for women’s rights since the release of her bestselling book The Female Eunuch in 1970. This presentation about The Disappearing Woman includes a 30-minute Q&A with the author.
Harrogate Theatre 01423 502116 www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk
16 JULY – RESIDENTS RACENIGHT
Live in Doncaster? Want to watch horse racing for free? In an attempt to get more people into the sport, Doncaster Racecourse are opening their doors for a free evening of entertainment.
Doncaster Racecourse www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk