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1960s/70s hitmaker wide-eyed and fantastic at Ripley

Review by Stuart Rhodes: Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders, Ripley Town Hall.
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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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A spectacular scene from one of the short films screening at this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival in Harrogate. (Picture by Brett Lowell)

Spectacular Banff Mountain Film Festival coming to Harrogate

Four inspirational Yorkshire mums who became famous after rowing the Atlantic are to introduce a film about their incredible adventures in person in Harrogate at spectacular film event.
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Brian (Jones) in North Africa by Thomas James Butler - Collage and pen on manuscript paper.

Classic movie and pop icons in new Harrogate exhibition

Stunningly cool collages and paintings of 1950s film icons and 1960s pop culture feature in a new exhibition launched in a Harrogate art gallery this weekend.

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Learn to play world music from the experts in a series of North Yorkshire workshops.

Half-term activities idea - Kids learn to play world music for free

Youngsters in the Harrogate district and North Yorkshire can learn to play and perform world music during the half-term next week.
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Ripon Market Square.

Wilfred Owen sculpture to be placed in Ripon Market Square

A sculpture of Wilfred Owen will be placed in Ripon Market Square to celebrate the war poet’s connections to the city, if Harrogate Borough Council gives the project the go-ahead.

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Fifty Shades Darker.

Harrogate District cinema times: Friday, February 10 until Thursday, February 16.

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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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Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy.

The Divine Comedy to headline North Yorkshire Festival

The ‘Latitude of the North’ has been revealing more of its bill for this summer in North Yorkshire.

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Gold.

Harrogate District cinema times: Friday, February 3 until Thursday, February 9.

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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.

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Chris Difford, centre, pictured with Squeeze.

Squeeze frontman to play Harrogate gig tonight

A Squeeze icon, a new purpose-built live venue and a new Whispering Bob’s Bar – tonight, Friday is certainly an important one for Harrogate rock and pop fans.

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T2 Trainspotting.

Harrogate District cinema times: Friday, January 27 until Thursday, February 2.

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Showing at Harrogate Film Festival, the classic British movie Trainspotting.

Harrogate Film Festival event coming up at Everyman cinema

Harrogate's popular Everyman cinema is to host a pre-launch event for the sponsors of an exciting new film festival.
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The Oscar-winning Gravity.

Exciting new Harrogate Film Festival confirms its line-up of events

Harrogate Film Festival has now confirmed it’s final events line-up for its launch in just over a month's time.
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Yorkshire families wanted to go back in time and sample food through the ages

Yorkshire families wanted to go back in time and sample food through the ages

A TV company is looking for local families to take part in a new series which charts the British diet down the decades.

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Billy Bragg.

Interview: Why Billy Bragg joined the army!

Billy Bragg may be an English icon but it's a long time since he was the leftie folk-punk singer of legend.
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Jackie.

Harrogate District cinema times: Friday, January 20 until Thursday, January 26.

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Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER took office as 34th President of the United States today, and in a 20-minute inaugural speech called for good faith among nations to end the cold war.

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