What's On - Events & Sport
Chalk up your cues and prepare for more action on the baize: the biggest event in the world snooker calendar comes to the Crucible for another year of potting, panting and all-around drama.
A whole range of amazing cultural events, talks and world premieres will be taking place across the whole city at the Leeds International Festival, with special guests from around the world. Don’t miss Inner Vision Orchestra, the UK’s only blind ensemble, performing a new piece of music for the first time.
The mighty Bradford Bulls will be taking on the Dons at Keepmoat Stadium in a special end of April League 1 tie. The Bulls have been dominant in the last three encounters, racking up 200 points to the Dons’ 50 – but there can always be an upset in sport.
Eight start and finish locations will be the site of some high-octane cycling from some of the world’s finest riders, but you can see the peloton zooming by across any of the routes that zig-zag across the county.
Book a babysitter and leave the kids at home – the sixth annual Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival returns this year and promises plenty of intrigue. Some of the country’s leading burlesque acts will be performing this year.
The oldest surviving subscription library is celebrating its 250th year of existence, and has a whole catalogue of events running throughout the year, including special tours around its historic collections on specific days. All are welcome, but booking is essential.
The annual cycling event for the property community returns to the historic market town of Masham – with 40, 60 and 80 mile route options through glorious countryside and an after-ride village filled with local produce – all in support of homelessness charity Land Aid.
All aboard the Yorkshire Belle! Set sail for Bempton’s towering cliffs and keep your eyes peeled for nesting puffins, gannets and other seabirds – as well as seals and porpoise, which could pop up through the waves at any time.
Arsenal have been on a downswing lately, meaning Huddersfield – though languishing down near the bottom of the table – could potentially eke out an important win at home here on the last day of the season. It may mean the difference between safety and relegation.
Soar through the skies in a luxury helicopter ride over the Yorkshire Dales – taking in sights such as Bolton Abbey, Burnsall and Grassington – before getting your feet back on the ground (though your head may stay up in the clouds) with a decadent Champagne afternoon tea.
It may be the city’s larger festival – Bloom! – in July, but Holy Trinity Micklegate’s Maytime offering really is the flower of the flock. They’re packing their pews with petal arrangements themed around a ‘monastery garden’, alongside daily musical concerts.
The second test match between England and Pakistan stretches out over four days in June at Headingley, and cricket fans are in for a treat. Sarfaz Ahmed’s men are no slouches out on the crease, and will put up tough opposition to England.
Now in it’s third year, this popular rally is cruising back to Newby Hall for a spectacular display of Italian-designed cars and motorbikes. With Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Fiat and Ducati all in the offing, it’s a must-see for any engine enthusiast and promises to keep the kids entertained, too.
In honour of the centenary of the Royal Air Force this year, the Yorkshire Air Museum have created a showcase of the timeline of their historic aircraft – spanning the entire history of British military aviation and showing the incredible progression of aviation technology over just 100 years.
Each side has won four games apiece in their last eight meetings and there’s not many points separating them in the table so far this season. It’s sure to be a tight, hard-fought game at the Keepmoat Stadium – but will the Dons still be top of the table afterwards?