Budding Harrogate fashion designer needs your vote


Leanne Hardacre, aged 21, and from Harrogate is currently in Beijing competing against 11 of the most talented young fashion designers in the world. Leanne is competing to win the izzue x Tsinghua Fashion Design Award 2014 and needs support to win the ‘People’s Choice Award’. Online voting is open  until 12pm on Wednesday 30 July 2014. The talented ... Read More »

Ripon Spa Gardens wins 14th Green Flag Award


Award winning Ripon Spa Gardens has continued its winning streak and has been named, for the 14th consecutive time, one of the best green spaces in Britain. The park, which is set in the heart of the historic city of Ripon, is among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award. The ... Read More »

Knaresborough Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts feva 8-17 August 2014

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The ever popular feva festival returns to Knaresboriugh in August. This is a full listing of what’s on. See for ways to book which includes online for some events, by telephone (01423 866886), by post and in person at the Tourist Information Centre in the Castle Courtyard. Key to colours Street Entertainment Music Spoken Word Activities Theatre and Dance ... Read More »

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014


Belinda Bauer has tonight (17 July 2014, 9pm) scooped the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for Rubbernecker. Celebrating its tenth year, the Award is considered one of the most coveted crime writing prizes in the country. The CWA 2010 Gold Dagger Award-winning author received glowing reviews for Rubbernecker featuring Patrick Fort, a medical student with Asperger’s ... Read More »

J.K. Rowling in sell-out exclusive UK appearance

J.K. Rowling with Val Dermid

J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith appeared exclusively at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival tonight at 7.30pm (18 July) in Harrogate, in conversation with fellow crime writer, Val McDermid. The event marked J.K. Rowling’s first and only UK appearance this year as Robert Galbraith. It was the fastest selling event in Harrogate International Festival’s 50-year history with a ... Read More »

Yorkshire’s finest lead the way in summer sale

Samuel Dixon (c.1755)
Foreign and domestic birdsA set of four "basso relievo" embossed bird paintings contained in their original black Japanned frames

Following on from the success of the Lenci figure in the Tennant’s Spring Sale, the Decorative Arts section has another two models to offer, both from private sources who underestimated their ceramics until seeing our previous result. One of the stylish figures is of a girl in black jacket with blue checked skirt and is expected to realise between £6,000-8,000. ... Read More »