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Tea with Oscar Wilde

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Don’t Go Into the Cellar! are the British Empire’s top-notch Victorian theatre company bringing us Victorian theatre with bite! “This is much more than a show; it is ...

Card Ninja at Deer Shed Festival

Deer Shed Festival , Topcliffe

After causing a storm at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, attracting more than 3,000 people, Javier Jarquin AKA Card Ninja now brings his arresting mix of ninja skills, comedy and ...

Alaska: FRESH performance

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk

Alaska, Cheryl Martin's one-woman-show, is inspired by the writer-performers poetry collection, longlisted for the 2015 Polari Prize. This is a raw and powerful performance, with ...

Ripon Weekend Triathlon Event at Ripon Race Course

Ripon Race Course, Ripon

Based at the spacious Ripon Race Course, Ripon Triathlon offers athletes of all abilities the chance to enjoy triathlon at its very best. With an incredibly popular 1500m swim, ...

Leyburn Arts & Community Centre, The Old School House, Leyburn

David Tarn, Moira Metcalfe & Bill Oakey join together to put on an exhibition Opening Sat. 21st May for two weeks.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Leyburn Arts & Community Centre, The Old School House, Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

The Angel at Topcliffe, Topcliffe

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The Angel at Topcliffe, Long Street, Topcliffe, YO73RW

Sutton Hall open gardens

Sutton Hall, Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe

The resort is set in 24 acres of sprawling greenery, edged by our own woodland and bisected by a pretty river. Our dedicated team work hard to ensure the gardens can be enjoyed throughout the year. In the spring & summer season there is no finer experience than a casual stroll along the meadow or that of settling down on a picnic blanket by

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: Sutton Hall, Sutton, Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, YO7 2PS

Bedale Hall, Bedale

original paintings, everyone welcome

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Bedale Hall, Bedale, Bedale, DL8 1AA

The Forum, Northallerton

Five mile Great Broughton circular

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Wine Appreciation Lunch: A Taste of the USA

Swinton Park Hotel, Masham

Join us for a tutored tasting and talk, followed by a two course gourmet lunch. The event starts at 12 noon. £40 per person Advance booking essential.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Location: Swinton Park Hotel, Swinton Park, Masham, HG4 4JH

May half-term fun

National Railway Museum, York

There's something for all the family this half term at the National Railway Museum. Need For Speed family science show Learning Platform: Daily at 12:15 and 2:15pm Why are we always trying to go faster? How are we able to travel so fast on trains and which famous locomotives have broken incredible speed records? All this and more in our new

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Starring Scotsman

National Railway Museum, York

A free exhibition focusing on the celebrity of arguably the world’s most famous locomotive. Why is Flying Scotsman so well-known and how has that fame manifested itself? What is it about this particular engine that has captured the imagination of generations worldwide? Is its 'media darling' status deserved or is it merely a case of right

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Live/Wire (AC/DC show)

Fibbers, York

Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The unique six-man tribute to rock music's greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls' and over two hours of High Voltage Rock 'n' Roll. The AC/DC story is over forty years in the making, with two specific eras and the band cover both these as always with both 'Gary' Bon Scott and 'Pete' Brian

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Fibbers, The Stonebow, York, YO17NP

Bedale Hall, Bedale

Bedale Art Group open their Spring Art Exhibition in Bedale Hall with a preview evening 26 May at 7pm, entrance £1 includes glass of wine. Exhibition continues 27 and 28 May from 9am to 5pm, free admission, home made refreshments. Raffle of paintings.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Bedale Hall, North End, Bedale, DL8 1AA

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Rosemary Abrahams' floral paintings, landscapes and seascapes are inspired by the dramatic power of the North Sea and the simplicity of the countryside.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:00

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

With an emphasis on light, movement and colour, Christine Pybus' oil paintings reveal many of her favourite subjects - billowing clouds, sparkling water and deep, crisp snow.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:00

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Busy Bee week

Wyevale Garden Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

The events, aimed at children aged between three and eight years old, are designed to entertain, inspire and encourage little ones by teaching them the vital role bees play in the pollination process, encouraging flowering plants to bloom. Through activities such as learning how to build a Bee Hotel, making honey biscuits and cake decorating in

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Wyevale Garden Centre, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3SQ

JUXTAPOSITION, Contemporary Printmakers

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

This new exhibition celebrates the infinite possibilities of printmaking through the differing approaches of some of today’s most important painters and printmakers, both established and emerging. In varying subject matter and media, abstract and representational works contrast landscapes of unadulterated nature with those showing evidence of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

York Minster Mystery Plays 2016

Theatre Royal, York

The York Mystery Plays dramatise the greatest story ever told – from the creation of heaven and earth to the last judgement. It’s a story of good versus evil, of life and death and of love, betrayal, loss and hope. In May 2016 it will be presented on a monumental scale in the extraordinary setting of York Minster. It’s 16 years since the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Jeremy Hardy

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Jeremy Hardy begins his 4th decade as a stand-up this year! That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 32 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has another 32 years to go. Last year, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. Also known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181LL

How To Make A Lampshade

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

This session is the perfect opportunity for anybody with an interest in interior design to try their hand at it while exploring their artistic talents, as they are guided through the process of designing and fabricating a lampshade. Choosing from a range of designs participants will develop an understanding of foundation skills neccasary in

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181LL

Grand Opera House, York

An ageing tyrant’s whimsical decision to divide his kingdom tears his family apart, sparks catastrophic civil war and destroys all that he has. Driven from his home, King Lear endures madness and great suffering as he battles a great storm. Yet with madness he finds reason, after betrayal he discovers loyalty, and through his suffering a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Grand Opera House, Cumberland Street, York, YO19SW

Swaledale Festival

Box Office , Reeth

Award winning Festival of music and arts in the beautiful landscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale. The two-week Festival, which started in 1972, begins on the Saturday of the late May Spring Bank Holiday each year. Venues are mostly charming churches, chapels, village halls, and heritage

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Box Office , Hudson House, Reeth, DL11 6TB

Shaping the Body: Food, Fashion and Life

Castle Museum, York

An iron corset, crotchless pantaloons from the time of Jane Austen, bum rolls and a killer dress are a few of the items that will feature in this major new exhibition which charts the way fashion, food and fitness have shaped the body over the last 400 years. “In today’s selfie generation, it is said that we have become more image conscious

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Wonderful World of Wine 8-week Course York

Hotel du Vin York, York

The 8-week World of Wine Course is designed as a practical introduction to the world of wine. It is structured for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it in a fun and relaxed environment. You need no previous experience – the emphasis is on learning by your own experience of tasting the different varieties of wine. It is also

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: Hotel du Vin York, 88 The Mount, York, YO24 1AX

A Century of Shoes - The Rise and Fall of the Georgian Heel

Fairfax House, York

A Century of Shoes celebrates the visual splendour and dramatic forms of a century of shoes from the opulent and extravagant Georgian era. From the fanciful footwear of the wealthiest to the functional mules of the down at heel, this new exhibition reveals the fashion and function of Georgian footwear. For the wealthiest in society shoes were

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War

Art Gallery, York

The largest touring exhibition of British First World War Art for almost 100 years will go on show at York Art Gallery in 2016. IWM London’s Truth and Memory is a major retrospective that comprises over 60 works and features some of the most iconic images to emerge from the First World War, including paintings by Paul Nash, Percy Wyndham Lewis,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, York, York, YO30 7DR

Tom Wood: New Work

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

An exhibition of new work by portrait painter Tom Wood, whose subjects have included His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and Yorkshire author and playwright Alan Bennett, is showing at the Mercer Gallery until 19th June. Best known for his portraits, Wood’s subject matter also includes figurative subjects, animal and nature subjects,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG12SA

Hilarity Bites presents... Duncan Oakley & Ray Bradshaw

Coliseum Centre, Whitby

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Coliseum in Whitby on May 28th 2016: Duncan Oakley - “...the encore had me in tears of laughter” - BBC Ray Bradshaw - “a very promising writer, able to create some enjoyably twisted punchlines” - Chortle To buy tickets for this, or any of the shows coming up at Hilarity Bites, visit the Hilarity

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Location: Coliseum Centre, Victoria Place, Whitby, YO21 1EZ

Brandreth Bears at Newby Hall

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

Gyles Brandreth’s 1,000 strong collection of teddy bears is going on permanent public display at Newby Hall. Bear lovers of all ages will be able to get ‘up close and pawsonal’ with world famous bears including the original star of the Paddington animated TV series; Sooty; Muppet Show stalwart Fozzie and Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newby Hall & Gardens, Newby Hall, Ripon, Ripon, HG4 5AJ

Curious About Harrogate?

Starts: Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two unique self guided heritage walks with optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download then explore in your own time

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00, 09:00

Location: Starts: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

York Minster, York

Enjoy two self guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download then explore at your leisure.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: York Minster, Starts: Minster Yard, York, YO17HH



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