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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Motorist info as fair hits town

The fun of the fair comes to Northallerton again from 30 April until 4 May. Parking and bus and taxi collection points are changed from Wednesday 29 April  at 6pm until Tuesday 5 May at 8am. Parts of the High Street between Zetland Street and All Saints Church will be closed during its opening hours and as the fair is set up and dismantled. Diversion routes will be posted throughout the town for drivers.

Pioneering black theatre consortium gives Macbeth new look

Black Theatre Live, a pioneering consortium of eight regional theatres committed to increasing the number of black and ethnic minority productions on the touring circuit, brings Macbeth to Harrogate from 5-9 May.

Monday, 27 April 2015

National park gallery exhibition is mirror image of printmaking

Witch Posts and Jet by Ian Burke, one of the pieces on display at the Mirror Images exhibition at the North York Moors national park's Inspired by ... gallery from Saturday 9 May to Monday 15 June. Connections North: Mirror Images sees three identical exhibitions opening simultaneously at the gallery and in Scandinavia before touring in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Scotland. The event focuses on contemporary printmaking. The exhibition features new and original work by 40 artists from four countries, ten of them from North Yorkshire. Further information:

Saturday, 25 April 2015

University series spotlights those at forefront of contemporary music

University of York’s music department is to host a new series of public presentations, workshops
and concerts featuring top composers.

The free programme has been organised by the city's Contemporary Music Research Centre and features five events between now and June.

Launching the series on Tuesday (28 April) is an evening with Judith Weir CBE, associate composer with the BBC Singers and recently appointed Master of the Queen’s Music.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Tractor festival might pull a record

Enthusiasts and families from across the country will gather in North Yorkshire this summer for the leading vintage tractor show and its world record attempt to attract at least a thousand of the agricultural workhorses.

The Yorkshire Vintage Association is calling on owners of the Ferguson, Massey Ferguson and Massey Harris marques to join them for the shot at the world record.