Exhibitions

Exhibitions

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Dave Purvis is one of Britains leading coracle builders

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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