Mother of all Halloween displays at the Whitby ruin that inspired Dracula

Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire has been dramatically lit up to mark Halloween.

Lara Turner, Senior Curator of Art, cleaning the Youth figure by Ron Mueck.

Art up close: 600 years of pressing the flesh

The word “flesh” can conjure a variety of images. Whether human, animal or vegetable, alive or dead, beautiful, ugly, shocking or sensual, flesh provokes a reaction, so it is not surprising that artists over the centuries have drawn inspiration from it and the latest exhibition at York Art Gallery explores this response in a fascinating, thoughtful way.

Pupils at Queen Mary's School, Baldersby Park' with Robert Beaumont' biographer of the Railway King. Picture: Mike Cowling

Expelled and bankrupt: Amazing story of Yorkshire’s Railway King

A MAN WHO was expelled from school and his village before becoming an exiled bankrupt does not sound like an ideal role model for school pupils.


Video: Yorkshire Buccaneer pre-war car rally at Bramham

Bowcliffe Hall owner Jonathan Turner opened proceedings for the Yorkshire Buccaneer Pre-War car rally at the Bramham landmark on Saturday.

One of Mister Finch's trademark hares.

Hare today, gone tomorrow: The age of the internet artist

The internet has revolutionised the lives of artists and makers who can now showcase their work without moving from their back bedroom. It can also spare them the agony of touting their wares around galleries. Still, there are obstacles.

Judith Bright from Cosprop fitting Alan Rickman's bridegroom outfit alongside Kate Winslet's wedding dress from the 1995  film 'Sense and Sensibility' at the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate, part of the new exhibition 'Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte: Costumes from Films and Television' which starts Saturday unti 31 December.

Classic wedding costumes worn by Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet to feature in Harrogate Brontë and Jane Austen exhibition

Classic wedding gowns, made famous by some of the country’s greatest screen dramas, are to go on display in a unique exhibition in Harrogate.

Bradford Council leaders launch their bid for the exhibition last May

Bradford and Sheffield lose out as Gary Verity’s team hands Great Exhibition to Newcastle

BRADFORD and Sheffield have lost out in their bids to host a so-called Great Exhibition of the North - which will be held instead in Newcastle and Gateshead.

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Picture by Sam Hobson

Most fantastic fox picture ever, as this one begins his night on the town

A remarkable image of an urban fox taken by a photographer who spent hours every night trying to gain its trust is among the highlights of an exhibition opening in Yorkshire.


Video: Behind the scenes at the Harrogate Antiques Fair

With 40 collectors’ stands brimming with antiques and fine arts from across the world, it’s a connoisseur’s dream.

Thomas Hezekiah Goode, outside his shop on Abbeydale Road

Portrait of city: Exhibition shines spotlight on the many nationalities which make-up Sheffield

Frenchwoman Magali Fleurot admits she was “a little bit apprehensive” back in 1998 when she was told that her student placement across the Channel would be in Sheffield. “People said: ‘I’m sorry... but you’ll be all right’,” she says. “People have an assumption about the north of England, that it’s all grim...” In the event, she found Sheffield, and the rest of South Yorkshire, “a wonderful shock to the system” and has settled there. Why? “It’s the ‘You all right, love?’, the ‘Ay up sweetheart’, the amazing countryside, the freedom to be who you are without being judged, and most importantly, the people. Nowhere else have I come across such welcoming and kind people; they take you under their wing. My bus journeys are always full of nattering.”

Sculptor Brendan Hesmondhalgh in his studio at Bottoms Hill, Holmfirth. Picture by Simon Hulme

Beauty of the beast: The sculptor conjuring mammals from memory

A rotund, black pig sits at the door apparently enjoying the breeze on her leathery skin. Inside, several gnarly toads observe each other from their respective plinths while, across the room, a whippet offers his long nose to the air, eyes squinting in that attitude of self-satisfaction typical to sighthounds. The first surprise on visiting Brendan Hesmondhalgh’s Holmfirth workshop is that these sculptures, so expressive of their living inspirations, are made entirely from memory.

The art installation, Sea of Hull, by artist Spencer Tunick in Hull

Revealed: How Hull will launch its year as UK City of Culture in 100 days’ time

Hull says its tenure as UK City of Culture in 2017 will leave a lasting legacy for the city, Yorkshire, and the country as a whole.

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Richard Gibson, of Shiptonthorpe, with his wire creations of a fox, barn owl and leopard. Picture: Gary longbottom

East Yorkshire artist’s wire animals are in-demand

Getting stabbed on a daily basis might not seem fun but it can be a painful means to an end in Richard Gibson’s fledgling business.

A visitor looks at the chrysanthemums on display at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show at the Great Yorkshire Showground.  Pictures: Tony Johnson.

Autumn flower show opens in Harrogate

Sweet scented petals form a riot of colour and the size of the prized vegetables just keep getting bigger. Sure signs that Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is well and truly underway.


Video: Harrogate Autumn Flower Show sneak preview

HARROGATE’S three-day Autumn Flower Show gets under way on Friday, with thousands expected through the gates of the Great Yorkshire Showground.

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A photograph from the Riding High exhibition at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum showing a BE2c airacraft armed with machine guns for the anti-zeppelin defence of Sheffield.  Pic: IRK/Stewart Leslie.

New exhibition explains South Yorkshire’s key role in World War victory

When aeroplanes were transformed from pleasure crafts into deadly weapons of war, an area of Yorkshire famed for its industrial might was plunged into the heart of a terrifying battle for the skies.

From the series Annals of a Life Threatening Postcode (working title), 2016.

After 40 years in obscurity meet Britain’s most overlooked photographer

Is Peter Mitchell our most overlooked photographer? Martin Parr certainly thinks so. Sarah Freeman met the man who has spent 40 years finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.

The British Art Show at the Leeds Art Gallery, last October. Picture by Simon Hulme

Why Leeds is Yorkshire’s new tourist destination

TOURISM leaders have pledged to build on a boom in millions of visitors who have booked stays in the wake of a succession of international sporting and music events in a Yorkshire city.

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Hanging artwork at Ripon Cathedral ready for the Great North Art Show.

Grandeur of cathedral is perfect gallery for art show

THREE hundred artworks are being carefully installed amid the grandeur of Ripon Cathedral in preparation for the 15th Great North Art Show, which opens this weekend.


Next generation embraces spirit of Wensleydale Show

Generations of farming families took to the ring on Saturday as thousands turned out to enjoy the 102nd Wensleydale Agricultural Show.

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