Leeds skeletons exhibition uncovers 2,000 years of history

A fascinating collection of skeletons capturing more than 2,000 years of human history will go on display today in a ground-breaking new exhibition in Leeds.


Town celebrates ‘spend, spend, spend’ Viv with exhibition

SHE rose to fame after promising to “spend, spend, spend” a huge win on the pools, and now Viv NIcholson’s hometown of Castleford has celebrated her life with a new exhibition.


Village that went through the mill: Saltaire then and now

IF anyone had told Ian Beesley in 1985 that Saltaire would one day be a world heritage site recognised by the United Nations, he would likely have dropped his Leica.

Jurassic Kingdom coming to Leeds this October

MONSTER OFFER: Save 20% on tickets to Jurassic Kingdom dinosaur exhibition coming to Leeds

A monster-sized saving of 20% off tickets is on offer to celebrate a roar-some animatronic dinosaur exhibition coming to Leeds.

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Ancient crafts on show at Moors festival

IT is the biggest woodland event in the north, with more than 100 artisans demonstrating crafts that date back centuries.

Elspeth Williams  from  the Great North Art Show carrying  a painting 'Prize Catch' by Adam King from Scarborough  across the aisle  in Ripon Catherdal.

Ripon’s cathedral to art

IT is one of England’s smallest cities, but this weekend it becomes a cathedral to art.

Ian Burke at Eton

Bill and Ben and my Uncle Tommy, by Eton master

REPEATED almost until the film wore out, the crude children’s TV puppet shows of the 1950s and 60s left an indelible impression on generations of children.

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.

Kerry Chase with the sculpture by Jesse Darling, March of the Valedictorians

Yorkshire Sculpture Park marks 40th anniversary

THE YORKSHIRE Sculpture Park near Wakefield is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an exhibition curated by the Bangladeshi-born artist, Rana Begum, winner of this year’s Abraaj Group Art Prize.

The exhibition on the life and work of Philip Larkin, at the Brynmor Jones Library, at Hull University. Pictures by Simon Hulme

Larkin around: Poet’s personal collection goes on display in Hull

HE REMAINS one of Britain’s best read poets, yet the more that is disclosed of the contradictory, private life of Philip Larkin, the less understood he becomes.

Bethany Ronksley carefully takes 150 years worth of dirt from one of Brodsworth Halls finest carpets.

Carpet cleaners get
to work on 150 years of dirt and soot

IT HAS 150 years’ worth of accumulated soot and dirt, so it was always going to take more than a bottle of shampoo to clean the hand-knotted, 10-metre superfine Axminster that covers the drawing room floor at Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster.

Frieda Hughes poses in front of her piece, 400 Days, at Chichester Cathedral.

400 paintings that nearly drove me up the wall, by Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes’ daughter

AN unusual collection of 400 paintings created in as many days by the poet and artist Frieda Hughes went on display yesterday at Chichester Cathedral.


Chatsworth flower show will match Chelsea spectacle

Sheltered by 1,000 acres of mature trees, where Yorkshire yields to the Peak District, the contrast to the Royal Hort­icultural Society’s traditional home could hardly be more striking. Instead of the view of Battersea Power Station over the Thames, only the gentle swish of the River Derwent punctuates the landscape of hills and trees.

Curator Jeanine Griffin with works by Ryan Mosley. Picture by Scott Merrylees

Sheffield gallery goes with the flow to celebrate contemporary art

A collection of paintings, sculptures, video, photography and soundscapes by emerging and established Sheffield artists has been unveiled before going on public display tomorrow.

Exhibitions officer Olivia Threlkeld at Shandy Hall  with some of the 18th century literary prints

Writing’s on the wall at Shandy Hall

THEY were the cinema posters of their day, more than a century before the movies were invented.

Curator Robin Diaper with an amplification horn mistaken by one child as a device for making crumpets, on show as part of Bill Baileys Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum.  Picture by Tony Johnson.

Hull museum drafts in comedian Bill Bailey for new exhibition

Today we might write it off as a vanity project, but to Sir William Constable, it was a window of wonder on to everything in the known world.

Emma Raw from Fryup wearing a headpiece made by artist Bridget Bailey. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

A carved a career from my childhood brush with a wasp

Growing up in Sandsend in the 1960s, Bridget Bailey spent a lot of her youth beachcombing with her sisters and scouring the nearby North York Moors for fascinating objects. “My two sisters are older than me, so they were always finding better things,” she recalls. “But I loved turning over stones to see what was underneath them – maybe some bits of agate, maybe some sphagnum moss.”

Curator Kajal Mehghani with a crown presented to the Prince by the Taluqdars of Auradh in 1876 at the Splendours of the Subcontinent exhibition. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Souvenirs of a royal grand tour go on display in Bradford

These days a royal tour usually last a week, possibly two. Back in the late 19th century, things were a little different. It was in October 1875 that the Prince of Wales set off on an epic four-month tour, a journey that would see him travel nearly 7,600 miles by land and 2,300 miles by sea. As he made his way through India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal, he shook the hands of more than 90 rulers as he did his best to strengthen ties between the subcontinent and the British Crown.

The portrait of 
JK Rawling is placed on the wall

Harry Potter and the art show where the eggs follow you around the room

A PORTRAIT it may be, but unlike the Mona Lisa it’s not the eyes that follow you around the room, it’s the boiled eggs.

Protest badges from the Sheffield social history collection. Picture: Museums Sheffield

Rebels with an eternal cause: Kicking up a stink in Sheffield

Sheffielders have always enjoyed a good protest. Any excuse for a march, a demo, a public meeting, a bit of banner-waving, slogan-chanting argy-bargy. What do we want? Protest! When do we want it? Now!

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