Harrogate Royal Hall
Arguably one of the most powerful operas of all time, Georges Bizet’s classic tale of love, jealousy and violence in 19th century Seville is a thrilling combination of fierce passion, heartrending melodies and nail-biting confrontation. If you only see one opera in your lifetime, make it this one.
BUILD A ROCKET
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
This dynamic depiction of a young heroine was first presented at the Stephen Joseph Theatre as part of their play reading programme – written by local lad Christopher York. As he explains, this isn’t the story of Icarus and Daedalus, it’s Yasmin and Jack. And they’re not going to fly too close to the sun – they’re going to fly straight through it.
City Hall, Hull
Fresh from his stint on The Great Celebrity Bake Off, the Birmingham-born comedian will be bringing his sharp, mischievous humour to Hull’s City Hall as part of the punderfully named tour: I’m About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett.
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
0113 275 2411
It’s been 10 years since her hugely successful debut album Little Dreamer, but Beth Rowley is back. With a heavier, more raw fusion of rock, blues and Americana in her new album Gota Fría, she’s certainly whet our musical appetite for more.
RIPON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Venues across Ripon
In a celebration of the arts that incorporates magnificent orchestras, choral, chamber, jazz and folk concerts, literary celebrities and poetry readings, the Ripon International Festival will stage events across the town (and beyond) until 6th October – from full concerts in Ripon Cathedral to intimate performances in rural village churches.