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Monday, 20 October 2014

It's a shore thing as seaweed expert seeks information about Victorian

Jane Pottas collects seaweeds on Scarborough's South Bay beach.
Photo by Tony Bartholomew.
Whitby-based seaweed expert Dr Jane Pottas is appealing for information on a Victorian lady collector ahead of a talk in Scarborough later this month.

She gives her talk Seaweeds – Cinderellas of the Seashore to Scarborough Field Naturalists’ Society on 28 October.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Dales museum is quick on the draw

The Dales Countryside Museum team at Hawes says it has pulled together a fun-packed half-term for youngsters.

Staff have organised a bundle of activities to keep them amused, including taking part in the Big Draw, which runs throughout the UK until 2 November and offers thousands of mainly free drawing activities that connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers and illustrators.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Comedy's bound to ruffle feathers

The feathers will by flying when the Allerton Players’ bring their next production to Northallerton's Forum.

Derek Benfield's Flying Feathers farce is set in a large country house whose owner, Bernard, has died. When his sister, Sarah, and brother, chief constable Henry Potterton, arrive to sort things out, they find several scantily clad young ladies wandering about. It seems the housekeeper has turned the place into a ‘house of sin.’

Director Christine Trenholm said: "It’s fast and furious and a lot of laughs.There’s a vicar, of course, a solicitor on horseback, a possible ghost, lots of attractive young ladies, and lots of comings and goings with a laundry basket."

The production is being staged on 20, 21 and 22 November. Further information: www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Fifth return for touring opera company

English Touring Opera returns to Harrogate Theatre for a fifth consecutive year with its exploration of Baroque-era opera and music.

Working once again with period instrument orchestra The Old Street Band, this year’s mini-season features two contrasting operas: Handel’s romantic and serious Ottone and Haydn’s humorous Life On The Moon.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Ewe better believe it! Tourism team says wool's jumper-ing in popularity

A Yorkshire Dales tourism initiative has been launched to entice visitors to the area by drawing on the nation’s growing love affair with wool.

The Dales Tourism Network is promoting a national wool tourism campaign to support the numerous businesses with a vested interest in the success of the woollen trade.