Arts & Screen

Jamie Oliver pranked in Yorkshire for return of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Two radio presenters went undercover in Harrogate to help prank celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for the return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

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By Jasmine Murray.

Your Picture of the Week

St John Church, Cragg Vale, in the heart of the forest, by Jasmine Murray.


VIDEO: Dickie Bird exhibition celebrates Test cricket umpire legend at Experience Barnsley

Howzat! Yorkshire's own Mr Cricket Dickie Bird has been bowled over by a home town exhibition celebrating his extraordinary life and career at Experience Barnsley.
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Newsies come into Vue

A recording of the Broadway hit stage version of Disney’s Newsies - a musical depicting the real life 1899 newsboy strike in New York - will be shown at Halifax’s Vue cinema on Sunday (February 19, 4.30pm).


It was gran who knew best for our Runway 2016 winner Natasha

But for her gran, the chances are Natasha Maude would have never submitted an entry to Runway last year.

The greatest

The greatest lover

Northern Ballet brings its World Premiere of Casanova to the Leeds Grand Theatre stage next month ahead of a nationwide tour.



It was one of the most horrific moments of the Falklands conflict when two Argentinian war planes attacked the RFA Sir Galahad.

Oscar nominated Hidden Figures gets a preview screening at Vue Cinema - we have tickets to be won.

WIN: Hidden Figures film preview tickets at Vue Sheffield Meadowhall

Oscar nominated real life space story Hidden Figures will blast off with a special preview screening at Vue Sheffield and we have tickets to be won.

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Blind Date returns - but who will host it?

Blind Date returns - but who will host it?

Mystery surrounds the identity of the new presenter of revived TV hit Blind Date.

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Unlikely heroes feature
in spring exhibitions

Unlikely heroes feature in spring exhibitions

New work by artists including Mark Murphy, John Baldwin, Martin Waters and Ian C Taylor is featured in the spring exhibitions at Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, which open on Saturday, February 11.



Playing dangerous games

Nominated for seven Oscars, ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ garnered critical acclaim for its stunning performances by Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer, its cinematography, costume design and Christopher Hampton’s screenplay.

Rachel Johns from The Egg factory, Hebden Bridge

Plans are already underway for the Hebden Bridge Open Weekend

Planning is already underway for the popular Hebden Bridge Open Studios event.


SLIDESHOW: Reader Pictures

A fab selection of wildlife photos taken by our readers.

David Aynesworth holds his polecat ferret, whilst judge Simon Smith holds an Albino ferret, before the start of the evening's ferret racing at the Craven Arms pub, Appletreewick.

Dales pub where they still race ferrets - with bonus video

There is a pub in the charismatic Yorkshire Dales village of Appletreewick called the Craven Arms. It has flagged floors, real fires, gas lighting and all the snug nooks and crannies one could hopes for from a 16th century inn. Sited at the rear is its undisputable crowning glory, a traditionally built cruck barn – hand-crafted from bent oak trees, with walls insulated with sheep’s wool and rendered with traditional lime and horse hair, and roofed with a hand-pulled heather ling thatch.


Collaboration of art and horticulture ...

Hebden Bridge Open Studios has joined forces with Hebden Bridge Arts Festival to create a special open cultural weekend this summer, writes Paul Clarke.

Good Ness Gracious me! It’s the Frou Frou Club

Good Ness Gracious me! It’s the Frou Frou Club

Burlesque is the word at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre on March 4 with the latest Frou Frou Club presented by the town’s own Lady Wildflower.

Can you hang on for a minute?

Can you hang on for a minute?

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back in the UK and Ireland for 2017, with more screenings and action than ever before.

What’s left

What’s left behind

Artist Jenny Zigzag lives in the same house in Shipley that 100 years previous was home to a woman called Poole. Old indentures say that the house was “in the occupancy of Mrs Poole” or “formerly in the occupancy of Mrs Poole and now unoccupied”; no first name, no husband, no family, no occupation. Meanwhile, the significance of the innumerable, mysterious and very visible symbols carved in old kerbstones all around the area is forgotten. Ordinary, half-lost things become all that is left as a memorial to someone gone by. In this exhibition Jenny investigates memory and loss, the marks we make and the things we leave behind. The results are at Hebden Bridge Town Hall from January 30 to March 4.

It’s a beast of a pantomime ...

It’s a beast of a pantomime ...

There can be few local productions that boast a cast of more than 200 - but that’s how many young people will be taking part in Sunday’s pantomime Beauty & the Beast at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

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British films on screen

The spring film season at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, opens with two poignant and relevant movies from critically acclaimed British directors.

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