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New lease of life for cultural and commercial centre

The Piece Hall in Halifax has been at the heart of town life since the 18th century.

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PIC: Scott Merrylees

Novel background of Castle Howard’s stunning temple

When the Temple of the Four Winds was completed in 1738, those involved in its painstaking creation on the Castle Howard estate would surely have hoped it would be known the world over centuries later – but could not have been able to imagine the precise way that has come to pass.

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AT HOME: Philip Larkin with a wicker rabbit.

Fresh perspective

An exhibition at the Brynmor Jones Library at Hull University takes a quirky and interesting new look at Philip Larkin. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead at work in her studio.

Harrogate artist's blockbuster show in new success

Such has been the blockbuster success of Swarm, Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead’s installation piece inspired by eco themes and the plight of the bees, it’s still attracting offers of exhibitions in a range of locations.
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Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead at work in her studio.

Harrogate artist's blockbuster show in new success

Such has been the blockbuster success of Swarm, Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead’s installation piece inspired by eco themes and the plight of the bees, it’s still attracting offers of exhibitions in a range of locations.

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Artist Peter Hicks. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

A lifetime of art from North York Moors National Park goes on show

Six decades of North York Moors landscapes are celebrated in a retrospective exhibition next month by one of the region’s most prolific artists.

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Art collector Tim Sayer, who has curated a new exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield. Picture by James Hardisty.

Collector becomes curator to show off treasures

Tim Sayer first stepped inside The Hepworth Wakefield in the summer of 2015. Two years on he has donated his entire art collection to the gallery, helped it secure the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize and now he can add exhibition curator to that list of firsts.

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Singer-songwriter Nick Ellis at The Factory in Harrogate as part of Spirit of 67 event.

Success for eight-hour Spirit of 67 event in Harrogate

Organisers are celebrating the success of a unique and independent four event/four venue arts and music event in Harrogate.
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PIC: Tony Johnson

Ancient Yorkshire Dales village beloved of those seeking solace

There’s no doubt Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales goes back a long way.

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ARTWORKS: Bombay Sunset, 1972 - 1973 
Oil on Wood.

Special relationship

A new exhibition explores the key role that India played in the work of artist Howard Hodgkin. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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YP Comment: Nation’s favourites celebrated

While the honour of creating the nation’s favourite artwork has been bestowed upon mysterious Bristolian graffiti artist Banksy, it is heartening to see the influence Yorkshire has had on Britain’s creative tastes.

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Newby Hall employee Trish Sidebottom holds a chair from a dolls house created by miniaturist Jane Fiddick, at Newby Hall, Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 24, 2017. The dolls house, which took 22 years to create, is the latest addition to one of the most important private collections of dolls houses in the world. The collection at Newby Hall in Yorkshire features nearly 70 dolls houses of all shapes, sizes, styles and ages. See PA story ARTS DollsHouse. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Doll’s house that was 22 years in the making opens its doors at Newby Hall

A DOLL’S house 22 years in the making has taken its place among the collection at Newby Hall.

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Curator of ceramics Helen Walsh looks at Pablo Picasso's Heads of Women. Picture by Simon Hulme.

Works by Pablo Picasso go on show in Yorkshire

Bernard Leach, one of Britain’s leading potters in the 20th century, wasn’t much of a fan of Pablo Picasso. In fact he openly sneered at the Spanish artist’s foray into ceramics, so he may well not have approved of the arrival this week of 18 Picasso pots, destined to sit alongside his own collection at York Art Gallery.

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Rosa Nguyen, Gardening With William Morris.

Art of the inspiration

The standard of submissions for this year’s John Ruskin Prize was so high the exhibition has more to see than expected as Yvette Huddleston found out.

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David Edmunds who is launching Selby's first major Arts Festival pictured at Slby Abbey.
4 July 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Can an arts festival transform the fortunes of an overlooked Yorkshire town?

David Edmunds specialises in taking art to unusual places, so when someone said Selby could never sustain an arts festival he tells Sarah Freeman why he set out to prove them wrong.

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PIC: Scott Merrylees

Street art celebrates South Yorkshire town’s heritage in eye-catching style

VIBRANT artwork is adding a modern splash of colour to a historic site in a South Yorkshire town.

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Come on in, the surf’s up in sunny Scarborough

when you think of surfing you probably conjure up images of sun-kissed places such as Bondi Beach, in Australia, or any number of beaches in Hawaii – the undisputed home of surfing.

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The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

World comes to region for new sculpture event

FOUR venues in Yorkshire been awarded funding to stage a new triennial arts event which organisers say will position the region as a world centre for sculpture.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Almscliffe Crag: Dramatic history of climbers’ favourite location

Almscliffe Crag has to go down as offering one of Yorkshire’s most dramatic views – in every sense of the word.

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WEARY EMPATHY:  BBC drama Broken. Sean Bean as Father Michael Kerrigan. Picture: PA Photo/BBC/Des Willie

Sean Bean. What a revelation.

I’ve been watching him in awe in the excellent Jimmy McGovern-scripted drama Broken, which drew to a close this week, as a troubled Catholic priest tending to his flock in a deprived area of a Northern city. I’ve always thought of the Sheffield-born actor as watchable, reliable, capable and convincing in any of the many and varied roles he has played. True, he is not the most chameleon-like of actors – there is always, it seems to me, an element of himself in whichever character he is portraying, not least in the fact that his lines are more often than not delivered in that unmistakable gruff south Yorkshire growl – but there is never any faulting his honesty.

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