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Leeds band The Strawberries in line-up for Leeds Festival

A cracking Leeds rock band who headlined Harrogate's recent Spirit of 67 multi-media day will be in the spotlight at Leeds Festival next weekend.
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New exhibition reveals hidden side of Brimham Rocks

New exhibition reveals hidden side of Brimham Rocks

Dedicated walkers, scientists and climbers are among the quarter of a million visitors who flock to the famous natural landscape of Brimham Rocks every year.

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Concerned resident Clare McCormack outside the disputed Harrogate building - Victoria Park House. (17080774AM2)

Harrogate's Victorian heritage battles against demolition

A quiet, leafy Harrogate street is at the heart of an architectural battle for the soul of the town.

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Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Leeds Festival organisers have announced that pineapples will not be allowed at the event this Bank Holiday.

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Mansun in their 1990s heyday with lead singer Paul Draper, second from right.

Interview: Britpop era music hero is back!

Harrogate fans of iconic 90s band Mansun will be thrilled to know its former lead singer has his first highly-anticipated solo album out and is back on the road.

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Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead at work in her studio.

Harrogate artist's blockbuster show in new success

Such has been the blockbuster success of Swarm, Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead’s installation piece inspired by eco themes and the plight of the bees, it’s still attracting offers of exhibitions in a range of locations.
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Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead at work in her studio.

Harrogate artist's blockbuster show in new success

Such has been the blockbuster success of Swarm, Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead’s installation piece inspired by eco themes and the plight of the bees, it’s still attracting offers of exhibitions in a range of locations.

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Melvin Benn, managing director of organisers Festival Republic

Leeds Festival boss's call to tackle 'gender imbalance' in music

The chief organiser behind this year's Leeds Festival is backing a new initiative to support female-led bands and female solo artists.

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Game of Thrones admit to using Ikea rugs for actors' costumes

Game of Thrones admit to using Ikea rugs for actors' costumes

Game of Thrones fans may well have admired the warm fur cloaks worn by Jon Snow and members of the Night's Watch in the hit show.

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Stockheld Park between Harrogate and Wetherby.

Top dance festival for Harrogate-Wetherby area

Wetherby plays host to a cracking dance music line-up in the Mint Festival.

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The shed which will be at Ripon Cathedral first - at the time of posting, on its way! Picture: The Ripon Shed Project.

Shed transformed into a home for contemporary art exhibitions in Ripon

An exciting new project has transformed a shed into a home for contemporary art exhibitions in Ripon.
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Flashback to the classic early 1970s line-up of Magna Carta - Chris Simpson, Glen Stuart, Davey Johnstone.

Ripley date announced for classic band Magna Carta

They sold eight million albums in the late 1960s into the late 70s, one of the great British prog-folk bands is coming to Ripley Town Hall.

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Ripon poets Andy Croft, David McAndrew and Paul Mills. (1707181AM1)

Star-studded new arts festival for Ripon

Ripon is set to claim its place on the UK’s literary map with a new festival thanks to a group of local poets.

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Maisie Adam - Hailed as the rising young star of British comedy.

Harrogate performer in final of biggest UK comedy contest

An exciting young Harrogate performer who discovered her passion for comedy at school has emulated her comedy heroes and heroines by making the final of Britain's most important comedy contest.
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World premiere - The poster for  new Harrogate micro-budget film Man In A Monster Suit.

Ripon hosts premiere of £600 spoof-horror film tonight

The world premiere of hilarious new micro-budget comedy film from Ripon and Harrogate will take place tonight
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Graham Relton from the Yorkshire Film Archive. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Lost jewel of Bradford’s Bollywood past goes on view

It looked more like Gargrave than the Ganges, but the Bollywood thriller they shot on the banks of the River Wharfe four decades ago is a jewel in the crown of Yorkshire’s forgotten cinema.

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Singer-songwriter Nick Ellis at The Factory in Harrogate as part of Spirit of 67 event.

Success for eight-hour Spirit of 67 event in Harrogate

Organisers are celebrating the success of a unique and independent four event/four venue arts and music event in Harrogate.
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Insurance money returned after 'stolen' candlesticks reappear at Yorkshire castle

Insurance money returned after 'stolen' candlesticks reappear at Yorkshire castle

A Yorkshire castle has had to return an insurance pay-out after four 'stolen' candlesticks re-appeared in strange circumstances.

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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Harrogate District cinema times: Friday, July 28 until Thursday, August 3.

Fancy seeing a film this weekend? Here are the films showing across the district from Friday, July 28 until Thursday, August 3.

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Billie Marten on stage in Harrogate's historic The Club. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Review: Future of music on show at Harrogate's historic The Club

Ont Sofa presents Billie Marten + Scott Quinn, The Club, Harrogate.

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