What's On This Week
Natural motor-mouth comedian Seann Walsh is arguably the most frighteningly-precocious talent to emerge from the British comedy circuit in years. Charming and charismatic, the former Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year is always sure to deliver sharp, creative observational comedy.
Named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically-acclaimed and prolific songwriters – providing material for the likes of Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt. Don’t miss this chance to hear his distinctive virtuosos first-hand.
Having decided to hang up his dancing shoes after a prolific career that has seen him perform all over the world – from the West End to Broadway – one of Strictly Come Dancing’s best-loved professional dancers embarks on his farewell tour this October. Expect show-stopping choreography, cheeky chat and, of course, plenty of sparkle.
Halloween at North Yorkshire’s Forbidden Corner is always a treat rather than a trick. Taking place this year between the 24th October and the 1st November, there’ll be Halloween quizzes and the chance to win prizes if you find the lost bones throughout the garden. Full of strange and curious things, the week culminates with a competition for the best and spookiest costumes.
Legendary comedy actress, author and activist Joanna Lumley has barely been off our screens since bursting onto the scene as Purdey in the New Avengers back in 1976. And now she’s hitting our stages too – taking audiences through some of her hilarious adventures from a truly illustrious career.
Winner of a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award and the Critics’ award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival, the cult Brontë spoof Withering Looks – from classic comic duo Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding – promises hilarity and (not so) highbrow hijinks when it lifts its curtain at Howden Shire Hall.
Arguably the most important date of Germany's cultural calendar, the world-famous Oktoberfest heads to York for the first time this year with a huge weekend of traditional Bavarian entertainment in the offing – including a showcase some of the most authentic Oompah bands from around the world, plus a large selection of traditional German foods (and not forgetting those all-important steins).
Leeds have made a flying start to the season this year and are in cruise control at the top of the Championship table. A home fixture against Forest looks set to keep their winning streak going, although what the Reds are lacking in the league they’re certainly making up for in their cup campaign. Not a forgone conclusion by any means.
The greatest show on earth is about to get even bigger and better – igniting the skies over Sledmere House as the estate’s fourth annual Musical Fireworks Spectacular get a reboot: circus-style. This family-friendly evening of incredible entertainment will include have-a-go circus skills, a funfair and refreshments, all culminating in a truly sensational fireworks display set to music. Sure to be a cracker.
Steam and scream your way through the Yorkshire Moors with this unique Halloween experience. There really is no better place to recount spooky ghost stories than on an eerie, Halloween-themed train carriage moving through the dark and secluded Yorkshire Moors. Keeping the kids out of mischief will be easy as they join in with songs, interactive tale-telling and activities found in their Halloween goody bags – all while dressed in the scariest Halloween attire (that includes you too).