Remarkable history of the Buddhist faith is celebrated in Leeds

A fascinating collection of items has gone on display in Leeds as part of a new exhibition exploring the ancient history of the Buddhist faith.

Watercolour of a European Green Woodpecker [Picus Viridis] perched on a branch;  n.d. [pre 1663]

Rare records go on display of scientist who created first encyclopedia of birds

RARE books and documents produced by a pioneering ornithologist known as the Isaac Newton of natural history are going on display in Yorkshire.

Hazel Richardson, Heritage Project Officer, looking through the Tom Twisleton Celebration  exhibition  at The Folly in Settle

Tom Twisleton and the lost language of the Dales

They are words lost in time. The cautionary tale of a drunken woman stumbling along the stalls at Settle market, written in the almost forgotten 19th century dialect of the lower Dales, will ring out once more at the weekend as the village marks a peculiarly local centenary.

An image from the exhibition Spence: The Art of War at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. (Picture: Simon Hill).

Artists who offered a different perspective on the First World War

As an exhibition of watercolours goes on display at the Royal Armouries, Chris Bond asks whether First World War art has the same impact as its poetry.

Attendees line the Mall as they watch ceremonies to swear in Donald Trump on Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017. Picture: National Science and Media Museum

Exhibition reveals how despite Donald Trump’s claims, untruths have been spread for many decades

Donald Trump famously claimed that he had “invented” the phrase Fake News, but he evidently had not been reading the old Daily Herald.

Work on display at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate from 23rd-26th November

Sew far, so good as knitters stitch up minister

KNITTERS at Britain’s biggest textile event, which opens in Harrogate next week, will be invited to gently needle the government by stitching their names on to an embroidered petition.

Barnsley Civic Marketing Assistant Becki Tovey looks at Robyn Hitchcock by Robyn Hitchcock, one of 50 finalists in this year's Best Art Vinyl, an international award celebrating the best in record cover design. Picture Scott Merrylees

Exhibition shows a different perspective on vinyl cover art

A CELEBRATION of the art that lies in your record collection has been unveiled in Barnsley.

The gallery's Rebecca Hardy with some of the more contemporary exhibits on show. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Silver service as exhibition brings treasures to the table

They brought out the best silver yesterday, from perhaps the country’s biggest sideboard.

Doreen Kerfoot works at a loom

You’ve won first prize - a date with Stalin

IT WAS the sort of impossibly glamorous prize to which a self-respecting working woman of the 1930s could hardly say no - a trip to Russia and a date with Stalin.

Henry Moore with Reclining Figure and Mask. Picture: Henry Moore Foundation Archive

On show after 100 years: The roll of honour carved by Henry Moore for his old school pals

It was the war they said would be over by Christmas, but the inscription carved by Henry Moore at the foot of Castleford Secondary School’s roll of honour tells its own story.

Jason White, curator of Britain's first exhibition of contemporary vinyl art, at the Civic, Barnsley. Picture by Simon Hulme

Wall of sound: Barnsley gallery stages record art show

STONE Age man had his cave walls and Michelangelo the Sistine Chapel, but for the last two generations of artist the medium of choice has been the record sleeve.


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.

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