25-29 AUGUST – DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
Two crooked conmen try to outdo each other in an attempt to hoodwink a millionaire heiress. These lot are dirty, rotten and they aren’t half scoundrels.
Lyceum, Sheffield 0114 249 6000 www.sheffieldtheatre.co.uk
26 AUGUST – THE RAREE SHOW
A traditional Georgian peep show – don’t worry, this isn’t half as sordid as it sounds. A form of street entertainment, peep shows were used to educate and present morality tales. Learn more about this form of theatre and catch an authentic show this August.
Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond 01748 825252 www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk
UNTIL 27 AUGUST – NEVILLE’S ISLAND
Team building weekends – name badges, awkward silences and plenty of ‘trust exercises’. Argh, it makes us shudder just thinking about it. But can you imagine being marooned on a cold, wet, muddy island with those strangers? That’s exactly what happens in this revival of a play first performed at the SJT in June 1992.
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough 01723 370541 www.sjt.uk.com
31 AUGUST–5 SEPTEMBER – EAST IS EAST
Rudyard Kipling once wrote East is East, West is West and Never the Twain Shall Meet – how wrong he was. East does meet West in a 1970s Salford household when an English mother and a Pakistani father must decide how to raise their children. You’ll be weeping and whooping as Father Ted’s Pauline McLynn takes up the reins in this iconic comedy.
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford 01274 432000 www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
29 AUGUST – KEN DODD
Can you believe that Ken Dodd has been entertaining audiences for over 60 years? This year he is touring his famous Happiness Show again. Gosh. We don’t know how he does it.
Grand Opera House, York 0844 871 3024 www.atgtickets.com
Music & Dance
22–28 AUGUST – WHITBY FOLK WEEK
It might be famous for its whaling and fish and chips, but did you know that Whitby has been championing folk music for 50 years? This year’s Whitby Folk Week will welcome some of the country’s best musicians and storytellers, including Gordon Tyrrall, Wendy Arrowsmith and the Demon Barbers XL.
Whitby Pavillion www.whitbyfolk.co.uk
29 AUGUST – BLUE & ATOMIC KITTEN
Two of the biggest pop bands of the Noughties, Blue and Atomic Kitten broke our hearts when they split up at the end of the last decade. But now they’re back, ready to ‘All Rise’ and become ‘Whole Again’. Lets give them the homecoming they deserve at this all-singing, all-dancing concert in Scarborough.
Scarborough Open Air Theatre, 6pm 01723 818111 www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com
Events & Sport
30 AUGUST – FREDDIE FLINTOFF
England’s beloved cricketer comes to Leeds to talk about wickets, wins and warm-up banter. This one is guaranteed to bowl you over... (sorry, we couldn’t resist).
Leeds Grand Theatre 0844 848 2700 www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
30 AUGUST – SHEFFIELD STEELERS V JYP JYVASKYLA
We love you Sheffield, we do. Earlier this year the Sheffield Steelers became Elite League Champions and now they face some of best teams in European ice hockey. First up, JYP
Jyvaskyla from Finland.
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield 01442 565656 www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk
UNTIL 31 AUGUST – JORVIK MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL
This jam-packed festival celebrates all things Medieval from The Canterbury Tales with expert storyteller Peter Carrington-Porter and the Richard III Experience to Medieval Merriment and a showcase of arms and armours. Perfect for all the family.
JORVIK Viking Centre 01904 615505 www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk
Art & Exhibitions
UNTIL 29 AUGUST – SUMMER EXHIBITION
See some of the finest paintings, prints, jewellery and ceramics in Zillah Bell’s warm and wonderful Summer Exhibition.
Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk 01845 522479 www.zilllahbellgallery.co.uk
UNTIL 6 SEPTEMBER – HENRY MOORE
A major exhibition taking a look at the work of one of Yorkshire’s most important artists, Henry Moore, and his relationship with land. In addition to original works, this exciting exhibition also offers the opportunity to see some of the artist’s personal artefacts, sketches and photographs.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield 01924 832631 www.ysp.co.uk
UNTIL 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 NOVEMBER – JOSEPH BAKER FOUNTAIN
Are you a budding artist? Do you spend your days exploring vistas and painting landscapes? Then let Joseph Baker Fountain be your inspiration – though he had no formal training, Joseph’s paintings of his beloved Knaresbrough became local treasures. Many will be on display in Harrogate this summer.
Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate 01423 500600 www.harrogate.gov.uk
UNTIL 29 NOVEMBER – ‘FOLLY!’ IN THE WATER GARDEN
This summer the National Trust site will have its 18th century folly buildings transformed into 20th century art installations by some of the country’s most inventive theatre set designers, directors and artists. Whimsical, surprising and delightful, come along to see these historic buildings presented as never before.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon 01765 608888 www.nationaltrust.org.uk
UNTIL 31 DECEMBER – AGE OF GLAMOUR
Visitors will be able to view elegant couture from Dior and more displayed alongside many other beautiful dresses of the 1950s period following the refurbishment of the galleries in this historic house.
Lotherton Hall, Leeds 0113 378 2959 www.leeds.gov.uk