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Henry Moore - Courtesy of Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) © Jonty Wilde
The Jungle Book, Fawlty Towers and an exhibition of Henry Moore at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

THEATRE

3–15 AUGUST – THE JUNGLE BOOK
Oh, oobee doo, I wanna be like you... Come and hang out with Mowgli, the King of the Swingers and all your favourite characters when The Jungle Book lands in Huddersfield. 
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 01484 430528 www.thelbt.org

15 AUGUST – TREASURE ISLAND
Ahoy there me hearties! Fancy a fun-filled evening with Jim Hawkins and his potty parrot? There’ll be laughs, adventures and grog as Treasure Island comes to Harrogate. Just don’t forget – X marks the spot.
RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate 01423 502116 www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk 

UNTIL 23 AUGUST – GILBERT & SULLIVAN FESTIVAL
Do you know your Mikado from your Pirates of Penzance? Your HMS Pinafore from your Ruddigore? Then this is the festival for you. WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan have been the unrivaled kings of the comic opera since the late 19th century and this is a celebration of all of their mad and marvellous ways.
Venues across Harrogate www.gsfestivals.org

COMEDY

11 AUGUST – FAWLTY TOWERS
Soup in your lap, mice in the dining room and plenty of blundering gaffs – anything that could go wrong will go wrong in this reenactment of the classic John Cleese sit-com. But don’t think you can watch from the safety of the auditorium, you’ll be in the restaurant and served by the actors.  Crikey.
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford 01274 432000 www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

14–15 AUGUST – JAMIE SUTHERLAND
Liverpool comedian Jamie Sutherland left his job as a bank manager for a career in stand-up. Nowadays the hospitality MC at Everton Football Club is raking in the laughs rather than cashing the cheques. He performs as part of The Last Laugh Comedy Club alongside a host of other comedians.
Sheffield City Hall 0114 278 9789 www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk 

MUSIC & DANCE

12 AUGUST – HERE COMES SUMMER
Beach huts, deck chairs and pantaloons – no, this isn’t a Carry On film, but a celebration of the quintessential English summer complete with singalong favourites, show tunes, rock & roll and the sound of the Sixties. Buckets of fun and you don’t need your bathing suit.
Sheffield City Hall 0114 278 9789 www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

EVENTS & SPORT

15–16 AUGUST – SHEFFIELD FILM & COMIC CON
Right, are you ready for this? The second annual Film & Comic Con will welcome Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger in Nightmare on Elm Street), Kenny Baker (R2D2 in Star Wars), Peter Purves (Doctor Who), Michael Biehn (Aliens & Terminator) and the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones to Sheffield. We couldn’t be more excited.
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield 01442 565656 www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk

16 AUGUST – ESCRICK 10K
Summer is the perfect time to dust off those running shoes, dig out your shorts and start pounding the pavement. Why not push yourself a bit harder? Clock a time, test your strength and pit yourself against other racers at the Escrick 10k this summer.
Escrick Park Estate, Selby www.escrick10k.co.uk

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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 

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

 

Published in: July 2015

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