Northern Aldborough Festival unveils largest, most varied programme for 2016

The prestigious classical music event, the Northern Aldborough Festival, has unveiled its largest, most varied programme in recent years. Combining world class acts from a variety of genres, the event will be headlined by the winner of the prestigious 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, Anna Tsybuleva and will also feature a talk by Norman Lebrecht,…

Pantomime proceeds to benefit local families affected by cancer

Local amateur dramatics group, the Pannal Players, has recently donated the proceeds from their recent pantomime ‘George’s Dragon’ to two local charities. Cheques for £500 have been handed to both Martin House Hospice and the Teenage Cancer Trust to support local families affected by cancer. This donation forms part of an ongoing pledge to support…

Want to know the secret to well-being? Try a little Mozart…

As Mental Health Awareness Week begins on 16 May 2016, stress, anxiety and depression are the commonest problems we face in an ever-frantic world. Study after study has shown the ‘Mozart Effect’ can help everything from a teenager’s concentration to Dementia sufferers, after scientists discovered patients listening to excerpts of Mozart had enhanced gene activity…

The Unthanks headline act at Harrogate International Festivals

The Unthanks are a headline act at Harrogate International Festivals this July. Last night, the folk group won the BBC2 Folk Awards, album of the year for Mount The Air. The Unthanks closed the ceremony, at London’s Royal Albert Hall, by playing the 10-minute title track, complete with clog dancing. The Unthanks were handed their…

North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrates the best of Scotland with branch line gala 

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) boasts the best of Scottish railway history during its Scottish Branch Line Gala. From 6th– 8th May and 13th-15th May the popular heritage railway will play host to a number of steam and diesel locomotives, promising a great day out for families and rail enthusiasts alike. There’s a special treat…

‘Made in Yorkshire’ theme for biggest ever Tractor Fest at Newby Hall

Vintage tractors were put through their paces at the weekend in the warm up to this year’s Tractor Fest – the UK’s leading vintage tractor show being held at Newby Hall over the weekend of 11 and 12 June 2016. Lucky local residents enjoyed a preview of some of the vintage engines when they passed…

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