THEAKSTON’S OLD PECULIER CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL
Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
One of the UK’s best literary festivals, more than 14,000 people attended the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival last year. This year speakers will include Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Ann Cleeves and Kathy Reichs. Notebooks at the ready.
21 JULY–6 AUGUST
THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE
Venues across York
The Great Yorkshire Fringe has wowed York residents each year it has run, and this year’s edition promises to be no different. Comedy, theatre, cabaret and music sit alongside family entertainment, plenty of food and kids’ activities.
Stage@The Dock, Hull
The BBC Proms travels outside London for a rare foray into Hull, where the surroundings of the dockside will provide the inspiration for the musicians. Nicholas McGegan will direct the Royal Northern Sinfonia as they play Handel’s Water Music suites.
The Engine Shed, Wetherby
The star of The Now Show is famed for his comedic songs, gently skewering politicians, celebrities and the general public, and will be performing plenty in his standup routine this summer.
UNTIL 13 AUGUST
Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds
0113 246 7467
A range of drawings and sculptures made between 1951 and 1985 by Ghisha Koenig captures what modern factory labour was like in those times. At a time when automation was replacing the human workforce, Ghisha was there, observing the dramatic changes.