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Listings: Music

April 26 - May 3 2018

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Listings: Theatre

Listings: Theatre

April 26 - May 3 2018

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The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor. Picture National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that these 36 everyday phrases were created by Shakespeare?

April 23 marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and potentially his birth, although the exact date of this remains unknown). With this comes the remembrance and celebration of his life and the distinguished works for which he is known by to this very day.
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Book Club with Anna Caig

Book Club with Anna Caig

If, like me, your taste in fiction runs to the murderous, the annual ‘New Blood’ picks by Val McDermid as part of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate are a highlight of the year.

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Book Club with Anna Caig

Book Club with Anna Caig

Rachael says: I am a busy mum who hasn’t read a book in three years. Can you recommend

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Book Club: Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Book Club: Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Described by its creator as “Black Panther with magic”, Children Of Blood And Bone has set the 2018 publishing world on fire. It is believed to have earned the largest advance in the history of young adult fiction, and there are already plans to turn it into a film.

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 92 today, but her birthday wont be publicly celebrated until June 9, her second birthday of the year

Queen Elizabeth II: Did you know these 20 unusual facts about our monarch?

Queen Elizabeth II turns 92 today, but her birthday won’t be publicly celebrated until June 9, her second birthday of the year. This is a time when the nation will be looking back at the Queen’s reign and celebrating her life and achievements, but did you know these unusual facts about our monarch?

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In Focus: Time to get entries in as the weather improves

Simon Dell’s micro garden has really interested the wildlife. We saw squirrels with a shopping trolley full of nuts a few months ago and now a family of mice have moved into the cottage. I love how Simon has managed to convert his garden into a scene from Tales of the Riverbank.

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According to science there is a correct procedure for making a good cup of tea, but  there are a variety of different methods out there, so which is the best way to make a proper cuppa?

Which is the correct way to make a proper cuppa?

It’s well known that Yorkshire folk love a good cup of tea, but everyone has their own methods of what they think makes the ‘perfect cuppa’.
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Eduardo Paolozzi, Icarus, about 1958. � Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation

Column: Bronze sculptures made by pioneer of Pop Art are on display at gallery

Icarus is one of a series of bronze sculptures that Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) made in the late 1950s and is currently on display at the Graves Gallery.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea

The RNLI: Why we should be thankful for the lifeboat charity that saves lives at sea

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea, doing so not only around the coasts of the UK, but the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, alongside some inland waterways.

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Yorkshire is home to an array of unusual and quirky museums

12 of Yorkshire's most unusual and quirky museums you need to visit

Soak up some history at one of these unusual museums around Yorkshire, where a host of fascinating artefacts and displays await to be discovered.

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In Focus: Eye-catching gardens shot boasts a great depth of field

I’m jumping straight in with this picture of trollies lined up at the garden centre taken by Jeremy Biggin. It would have been an ideal photo to fit our patterns theme too, as they are placed ‘regimented’ as Jeremy has stated. But this is just showing that there are composition rules and themes that make up great photographs , no matter what you take photos of. Jeremy has thought outside the box when spotting this unusual interpretation of our ‘in the garden’ theme and it will get people looking twice.

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Book Club

Book Club

We’ve all head of the Kinder Scout mass trespass. It is an event embedded in ramblers’

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Book Club

Book Club

Frequent readers of Fargate From The Madding Crowd will know that I have a soft spot for

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Book Club: White Is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

Book Club: White Is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

Miranda and Eliot are twins whose mother has recently died, leaving them to live with their father in a haunted house on the white cliffs of Dover. They run a bed and breakfast in the rambling old building, but their guests are not the only extra inhabitants the family have to contend with.

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In Focus: Get inspired in the garden - whether at home or a day out

It wasn’t a great start to inspire us to get in the garden for this month’s competition. That didn’t stop some of you, in fact Simon Dell used the snow to his advantage and took this wintery scene of his micro garden. He also sent in a photo inspired by Easter of a bunny relaxing in his garden. Nicola Dell was also inspired by the Easter bunny and captured this great likeness in the sky from her garden. Eyes wide open and its amazing where you can find inspiration.

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The strangest and most unusual UFO sightings in Yorkshire

Numerous places around the UK have had multiple UFO sightings over the past few years and with Yorkshire seeing more and more apparent sightings, it now believed that Yorkshire is the top place in the country to see UFOs.
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Thornborough Henges dates back to over 5,000 years ago. Photo by Dave MacLeod, English Heritage.

Thornborough Henges: The history behind Yorkshire’s 5,000 year old monument

Located near the village of Thornborough, nearby to the town of Masham in North Yorkshire, Thornborough Henges is a prehistoric monument which dates back to over 5,000 years ago.

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Harry Kirby

HERITAGE: In search of grandad – a soldier from Great War

It all started when my wife Diane and I sat watching Who Do You Think you are featuring Chris Moyles.

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