BLANKET BY DAVID MURPHY
CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL
HARROGATE FLOWER SHOWS
TOMORROW’S GHOSTS FESTIVAL
Halifax, West Yorkshire 25 January - 7 April 2019
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, South Yorkshire 2 - 13 April 2019
Harrogate, North Yorkshire 25 - 28 April and 13 - 15 September 2019
Whitby, North Yorkshire 26 - 28 April 2019
By Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, the musical tells the true story of Yorkshire’s own Calendar Girls. The musical comedy shows life in their Yorkshire village, how it happened, the effect on husbands, sons and daughters and how a group of ordinary ladies achieved something extraordinary. This marvellous musical comedy which received fantastic five-star reviews in London’s West End comes home to Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre before continuing on its tour to tell the story to the rest of the UK. The new tour stars novelist and television presenter Fern Britton, alongside Anna-Jane Casey, Sara Crowe, Karen Dunbar, Ruth Madoc, Rebecca Storm and Denise Welch. The theatre hosts a regular programme of arts and cultural events.
Harrogate Flower Shows, in the spring and autumn, celebrate the seasons with amazing floral displays, beautiful blooms, wonderful fruit and veg, plus plenty of ideas and inspiration for planning a new year in the garden. This spring, stroll along The Avenue for great ideas and show garden inspiration, or over in the Plant Nursery Pavilion, there are plants for every space in your garden, from hostas to hydrangeas and air plants to acers. If flower arranging and floristry are your thing, view over 150 fabulous individual works of art and many amazing large-scale arrangements in the Floral Pavilion. Look forward to a mouth-watering selection of seasonal dishes from a fantastic line-up of talented chefs in the Feast! Food Theatre.
In partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Piece Hall Trust present a newly commissioned sculpture exhibition for spring 2019. Blanket is suggestive of a magnified textile weave, centrally located in the Grade I listed former cloth hall’s immense open-air courtyard. The Piece Hall was the most ambitious and prestigious of its type. It is one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings. It hosts a huge array of events, from contemporary and classical music concerts, to intimate site-specific performances, circus spectacles and street theatre. Seasonal festivities include markets alongside special food and drink celebrations and fairs. Visual arts, outdoor sculpture and video mapping all bring the building to life. The events programme is a mix of free events and charged admission.
Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival is a celebration of all things Gothic whilst embracing a wide-range of alternative culture. The festival hosts both established and up and coming bands to reflect the diversity of the goth and alternative music scene as well as including film, art and the spoken word. At the Dark Days Alternative Market, visitors can browse amongst curiosities and interesting finds.
STEAMPUNK Doncaster, South Yorkshire 25 - 26 May 2019 Doncaster is gearing up for the unusual! The town will be transported back in time to the Victorian era with science fiction for the Steampunk event. There will be stalls selling an array of goods from clothing to gifts to trinkets and memorabilia, alongside live music and entertainment, as well as exhibition stalls for visitors to immerse themselves in yesteryear.
HARROGATE MUSIC FESTIVAL
UNDERNEATH THE STARS
Harrogate, North Yorkshire 1 - 31 July 2019
Barnsley, South Yorkshire 2 - 4 August 2019
A month-long festival bringing the best of chamber, classical, jazz and contemporary music to Harrogate and nurturing emerging talent through the Young Musician’s Platform. As well as world-class performers the festival features guest curators, artist residencies, masterclasses, cross-arts performances, family events, lectures and pre-concert talks.
South Yorkshire’s stellar music and arts festival returns this summer. Enjoy an exciting line-up of talent across the folk, jazz, roots, bluegrass, fusion and Americana music worlds, as well as the promise of enticing workshops and arts and crafts stalls. A fantastic selection of street food vendors have been handpicked for their creativity.
HUDDERSFIELD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 15 - 24 November 2019 The UK’s largest festival of new and experimental music brings an international mix of performers to Huddersfield. A stunning ten-day programme of over 50 world-class events including ‘Free Monday’, a day of free performances across various venues.
THE ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP Leeds, West Yorkshire 30 May - 14 July 2019 The Cricket World Cup carnival is coming to Leeds! The tournament takes place in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019 and four of the matches will be held at Headingley. The format for the 2019 competition sees the ten best teams in the world go head to head in a round robin format. Set to be one of the biggest cricket carnivals ever to take place, it will see the best players from all over the globe going head to head.