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

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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…

Top artist back to his best after stroke with Pateley Bridge exhibition

Heather and Neil Simone

One of Yorkshire’s most distinctive artists has battled back from serious illness to stage a new exhibition. Neil Simone suffered a stroke a couple of years ago but has made a great recovery and is now back working as hard as ever. The stroke followed a triple heart bypass 15 years ago after Neil was…

Northern Magic Circle leave Harrogate on a high

Morgan and West are time travelling Victorian magicians

The Northern Magic Circle finished their two day conference in Harrogate with a fantastic, fun, laughter and mystery packed show case performance (10 April 2016 at Harrogate Theatre) First up was Two Minds, they are duo, as you would maybe expect, that use shadows to create images of animals and people. Very clever with what…

Abracadabra! Northern Magic Circle 2016 convention gets underway in Harrogate

The Northern Magic Circle is holding its 2016 convention in Harrogate this weekend (9 and 10 April 2016). There are a number of events of the weekend with two open to the public. Today saw the Children’s Showtime and Sunday evening will feature a family show titled Magic and Variety. The weekend will also feature…

In memory of Master Magician Paul Daniels at Harrogate Theatre

Paul Daniels

On the 9th and 10th April 2016 the Northern Magic Circle will be hosting its 60th diamond celebration magic convention at the Harrogate theatre. The convention will see a host of performers from around the world and master magicians from TV and Theatre all performing at the Harrogate Theatre. From TVs John Archer the first…

Visit Harrogate to unveil garden guide at Spring Flower Show

Bluebells by the Abbey at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal – credit National Trust Photography

Visit Harrogate has teamed up with 17 partners to create the first Harrogate District Garden Guide, a full colour, 24-page publication showcasing many of the District’s floral, herbaceous and arboreal delights in stunning, creative photography. Featuring a wealth of different gardens and styles, the guide signposts the many choices available to gardening enthusiasts during their…

South Pacific heading for Harrogate Theatre

Musical favourite, South Pacific opens in just a few weeks at Harrogate. Performed by the award winning Ripon Operatic Society will be performing the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic from 20th – 23rd April 2016. Set on an idyllic South Pacific island during World War II, this wonderful musical intertwines romance, duty, and prejudice to create…

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