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Friday, 28 November 2014

Work of up-and-coming artist on show at Norman Rea Gallery

An exhibition featuring work by Noelle Turner-Bridger opens at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery runs from today (28 November) until 5 December.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Folk museum photo opportunity will make it a snappy Christmas

An angel ... Six-year-old Sophie Cheal
 in Ryedeale Folk Museum's Hayes studio.
Photo by Tony Bartholomew.
Ryedale Folk Museum is offering visitors the opportunity to create their own unique Christmas greeting.

The museum in Hutton-le-Hole, in the North York Moors National Park, is holding its annual festive weekend on 6 and 7 December, and is inviting visitors to take pictures in the magnificent Edwardian Hayes studio, believed to be the oldest daylight photographic studio in the country.

A case of the Blues with Chantel

Milton Rooms date:Chantel McGregor.
Award-winning blues guitarist Chantel McGregor rocks at Malton's Milton Rooms on Thursday 11 December.

Chantel became the first female artist to be voted guitarist of the year in the history of the British Blues Awards.

Paul Jones, of BBC Radio 2, commented on news of her award: "Not only is she a very fine singer indeed, but a quite stunning guitarist"

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Julie leads the party in museum trust's collections tour

Julie Baxter with a late 1920s beaded
dress from the Scarborough Collections.
Photo by Tony Bartholomew.
Party clothes and accessories are the subjects of the next store tour of the Scarborough Collections on Tuesday 2 December.

Julie Baxter, from the town's Museums Trust, will lead All That Glitters, which will look at dresses, bags, shoes, fans and other festive accessories held in its costume collection at Woodend.

She said: “I’ll be looking at evening clothes ranging from the Victorian era up until the 1960s, with a real emphasis on Christmas sparkle.”

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Tourism campaign gets visitors thinking beyond York

A new tourism campaign promoting York as the perfect touring base for North Yorkshire is under way.

The initiative is part of a partnership spearheaded by Visit York, Ryedale District Council and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Must-visit: Malton is among the Ryedale towns promoted.
The aim is to encourage anyone considering a short break in the city to look at a two-centre stay.

As well as promoting world’s class attractions, shops and restaurants, the Beyond York marketing campaign will promote stunning scenery in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, historic market towns such as Helmsley, Malton and Pickering.