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Yorkshire Events 2017

Click on the relevant month below to find out what’s on in Yorkshire with our comprehensive events calendar from the pages of Dalesman magazine.

 

1 Scarborough Spa. New Year’s Day Concert. 3pm-5pm. Tickets £11. Details www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

To February. West Bretton Nr Wakefield. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Family sculpture workshops plus heritage trails and creative drop-ins. Details www.ysp.co.uk

3 Leeds. Royal Armouries. In Memoriam. An exhibition inspired by family history research by museum staff into relatives who served in the First World War.  Opportunity to pay tribute to long-lost relatives. 10am-5pm.  Free admission. Details www.royalarmouries.org

3 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Ballroom and Latin American Dancing. Friendly classes where the emphasis is on having fun. Learn to dance a waltz and cha-cha and progress to samba and tango with a professional dance teacher. 6.45pm. Continues throughout January. Details www.victoriahallsaltaire.co.uk

7 Spurn. Hull. Spurn National Nature Reserve. Spurn Safari with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Special tour of the Spurn and the lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Noon-3pm. Adult £12, children £6. Details www.ywt.org.uk

8 Scarborough. Spa. Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, BBC Radio’s multi-award-winning antidote to panel games, returns to the stage in 2017 with its sell out touring show. Join Barry Cryer, Tony Hawks, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense. Colin Sell provides piano accompaniment. 7.30pm. Details 01723 82188. www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

14 Hull. Truck Theatre. Two Pianos. Pianists David Barton and Al Kilvo take to the stage to perform some of the biggest rock’n’roll songs from the 1950s era, covering hits from the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. Details www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

15 Hebden Bridge. Comedy Club. An evening with Jason Cook, Tez illyas, Ria Lina, Martin Mor. 8.30pm.  Details www.hebdenbridge.co.uk

15 Ripon. Thorpe Prebend House. Friends of Ripon Cathedral. Lecture: The foundation of the Salvation Army, and how its work has developed. 2pm. Friends £2.50, guests £4. Details www.friendsofriponcathedral.org.uk

16-21 Bingley. Little Theatre. The Price by Arthur Miller. Family drama. 7.30pm. Details 01274 567983. www.ticketsource.co.uk/bingleyartscentre

16-21 Sheffield. Lyceum Theatre. Sister Act. An all new production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy returns to the UK starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard).  www.welcometosheffield.co.uk

17 Huddersfield. Lawrence Batley Theatre. Hamlet. Blending traditional and physical theatre with a musical score, Icarus Theatre Collective bring to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters in Shakespeare’s boldest, most exciting and action-packed tragedy. Details www.thelbt.org

18 to 9 February. Wakefield. Nostell Priory. Coffee, Cake and Conservation. See what the conservation team get up to, to look after this special place. 10am. Booking essential. Details 01924 863892. National Trust event. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

20 Settle. The Falcon Manor. Wedding Fair. Details www.falconmanor.co.uk

20-21 York. Racecourse. Stamp and coin fair. Buy, sell, receive valuations, or simply browse. 11am-6pm. Free admission. Details www.stampshows.net

21 Barnard Castle. Bowes Museum. 125 Years: Celebrating The Bowes Museum – Fun Day. Join in a variety of fun drop-in activities for all the family and help celebrate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

21 Hull. City Hall. Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band. World-famous band will share the stage with local favourites East Yorkshire Motor Services Band, in a spectacular concert. Details www.hcandl.co.uk/hullcityhall

21 Castleford. RSPB Fairburn Ings. Bird feeder making weekend. Details www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/

21 to 24 March. Leeds Grand Theatre. Snow Maiden. Production by Opera North. Details www.operanorth.co.uk

22 Helmsley. Arts Centre. Bolshoi Ballet Live: Sleeping Beauty. Details www.yorkshire.com

23 to 4 February. Sheffield. Lyceum Theatre.Blood Brothers. Tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Details 0114 2496000. www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

25-26 Sheffield. Arena. Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour. Details 0114 2565656. www.welcometosheffield.co.uk

26 Huddersfield. Town Hall. Shaken and Stirred: The Music of James Bond. The ultimate Bond concert with excerpts from all the films from Dr No to Spectre. With classic songs made famous by great artists such as Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Matt Monro. Details www.tickets.kirklees.gov.uk

27-29 Harrogate. Pavilions. Antiques and fine art fair. Details www.pavilionsofharrogate.co.uk

27-28 York. Residents’ Festival. Chance to explore behind the scenes at places not usually open to the public, and take advantage of some great dining offers. Details www.festivalsnorthyorkshire.org.uk

28 Leeds. Town Hall. St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. 7.30pm. Pre-concert talk 6.45pm. Details www.leeds.gov.uk/townhall/

28 Pontefract. New College. Railway Exhibition. Eighteen quality layouts covering all popular scales and eras.  Full trade support, club sales stand, modelling demonstrators, refreshments and disabled access. 10am-4.30pm. Adults £5, children under 16 free. Details www.nprms.org

28 Huddersfield. Byram Arcade. Art Craft & Gift Fair. 10am. Details www.eventgoat.co.uk/huddersfield/

28 to 4 February. Halifax. YMCA, Marlborough Hall. Jack and the Beanstalk. Performed by the YMCA Pantomime Society. Evening and matinee performances. Details 01422 353626. www.halifaxpantomime.co.uk

28-30 Big Garden Birdwatch. Take a closer look at the birdlife on your doorstep and join in with the biggest event of its kind in the world.  Let the RSPB know what you have seen. Details www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

28 to June. Halifax. Bankfield Museum. Wild West. New exhibition exploring the myths and realities of the Wild West. Native American and Western artefacts will be on display. Private collections, alongside souvenirs from the world famous Buffalo Bill Wild West Show which visited Halifax on the 8th October 1903. Free entry. Details 01422 352334. www.museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/bankfield-museum

29 Rotherham. Magna. Wedding Fair. Details www.visitmagna.co.uk

North York Moors National Park – Winter events: walks, trails, torch challenge, welly walk, cycling. For more information www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

For all racing fixtures go to www.goracing.co.uk

WALKS

1 Steeton to Keighley. Moderate 10 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

1 Norwood Green. Leisurely 3.5 miles. Meet noon, The Old White Bear, Village St. Norwood Green. Details www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/

2 Grassington Circular. Moderate 8.5 miles. Meet 10.55am Grassington NPC. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

7 Settle Circular. Moderate to strenuous 11.5 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

8 Up into Cragg Vale. Moderate 10 miles. Start 10am. Mytholmroyd Library, Cragg Road. Details www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/

14 Appleby Circular. Easy 7 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

14 Otley and The Chevin. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am Cattle Market, Otley. Details 01943 876713.

15 York. Wheldrake Ings. Guided bird walk with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. 9am-12pm. Details www.ywt.org.uk

21 Littleborough to Hebden Bridge. Moderate to strenuous 12 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

22 Bell Busk and Airton. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am North Street car park, Gargrave. Details 01756 795455.

28 Gargrave to Skipton. Moderate 12 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

28 Long Preston to Settle. Easy 8 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

To 28. Hull. City of Culture Event 2017. Lines of Thought uncovers the genius behind the drawings of some of art’s most prominent masters. From Dürer to Degas, Michelangelo to Matisse, Rembrandt to Riley, this exhibition gives a fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world’s greatest artists.

2 Helmsley. Art Centre. Amadeus. Live from the National Theatre, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. 7pm. Details www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

2 Halifax. Victoria Theatre. The Great Big Dance Off.  National dance competition for primary and secondary schools across the country. Each school can perform for up to three and a half minutes to a piece of music and style of their choosing. Details www.calderdale.gov.uk

3 Barnsley. Civic Theatre. Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Show. From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music, the campest cult classic of all time gets the Sing-a-long-a treatment it’s been screaming for. Recommended for 12+ Details www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

3 Haworth. St Michael & All Angels Church. Jorvik Theatre present The Importance of Being Earnest. 7.15pm. Details 0759457350.

3 Beverley. East Riding Theatre. Poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music and improvisation, climaxing in a brand new musical created from the neighbourhood. 7.30pm. Details 01482 874050. www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk

3 York. Farmer’s market. Now part of the Yorkshire Farmers’ Market Group which includes the markets at Otley, Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby. All the markets in the group are widely recognised by stallholders and visitors for the variety and quality of the produce. Continues first Friday every month. 9am-4pm. Details www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk

4 to 5 March. Driffield. Burton Agnes. Snowdrop Spectacular. The snowdrop walk makes a truly memorable day out. Details 01262 490324. www.burtonagnes.com

4-5 Castleford. RSPB Fairburn Ings. Binocular and Telescope Hands-on Weekend. Volunteers will give you expert advice. Opportunity to try products outside on the reserve. Details www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events

4-5 Whitby. Pavilion. Steampunk Weekend. Unique and colourful performers plus attractions and traders. Entry is free. Details www.whitbyevents.co.uk

7 Hull. City Hall. Cannon and Ball: The Dressing Room. Comedy play, written by Bobby Ball that combines sitcom with variety and comedy. Part play, part variety show – a whole night of great entertainment. Details www.hullcc.gov.uk

8 Bridlington. The Spa. Ballroom dancing. Join Pat and Keith Taylor for their social afternoon of modern ballroom and Latin. 2pm. Tea and biscuits included in the price of £6.50. Details www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

8 Halifax. Square Chapel. Illustrated talk by Historian David Glover who looks at the wives of women working in local mills, and “in service” in Calderdale early in the twentieth century. Details 01422 394422. www.squarechapel.co.uk

9 Pocklington. Arts Centre. Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show. 7.30pm. Details www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk

9 & 16 Ripon. Cathedral. Lunchtime concerts. Free. 1pm. Details www.riponcathedral.info

11 Morley. Town Hall. Grimethorpe Colliery Band.  7.30pm. Details www.leedsconcertseason.com

11 Halifax. Square Chapel. Simon Weston: My Life, My Story. A truly inspirational show about one man’s journey from the front line of the Falklands War, to today being a happy and contented father, grandfather and national treasure. 7.30pm. Details  www.squarechapel.co.uk

11-12 Doncaster. St Mary’s Church, Kirk Bramwith. Snowdrop Festival. 10am-4pm. Details 01302 846128.

11-19 Leeds. Royal Armouries. Eastern Warriors: China. Explore the warrior cultures of ancient china. Storytelling, martial arts, music, crafts, lion dances, have-a-go sessions. Free admission. Details www.royalarmouries.org

12 York. Merchant Adventurers Hall. York Does Vintage. Immerse yourself in forgotten traditions, trades, experiences and ways of life. A vast array of stunning hand-picked vintage items – a great day out for all the family. 11am-4.30pm. £2 adults, children under 11 free. Details www.britaindoesvintage.co.uk

12 & 19 Goldsborough. Goldsborough Hall. Snowdrop Day. Spectacular display of snowdrops, featuring over forty different types. You can also enjoy a stroll down the Lime Tree walk planted by royal visitors to the hall in the 1920s. Details 01423 867321. www.goldsboroughhall.com

15 West Bretton, Wakefield. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Family-friendly sculpture workshops plus various heritage trails and creative drop-ins. 10.30am and 1.30pm. Adults £3, children £3.

17 Pontefract. Central Methodist Church, Newgate. The Archaeology of the A1 Leeming to Barton motorway in North Yorkshire, with Dr Steve Sherlock, archaeology clerk of works to the project. 7.15pm. Details www.pontarc.org.uk

17-19 Wakefield. Rhubarb Festival. Details www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/events

18-26 North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Dark Skies Festival. A star-filled festival of fun, with events and activities for all ages. Events include stargazing, children’s activity trails, exhibitions, painting, workshops, geocaching, caving, storytelling, lantern parade, astronomy evening and much more; booking essential for some events. Details www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk

18-26 York. National Railway Museum. Family Fun. From steam rides to storytelling, lots of hands-on fun for the whole family. Join in with Flying Scotsman model-making, take a ride on the miniature railway. Details www.nrm.org.uk

17-19 Scarborough. Coastival – The Unexpected.  There will be the usual mix of music, performance and fine art – a three-day programme of more than 100 events. Music and performances in unusual locations. Details www.coastival.com

18-26 Whitby. Abbey. Half term family fun. www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/half-term-fun-Whit-18-02-2017/

18-26 Doncaster. Brodsworth Hall & Gardens. Victorian Butler School. Have you got what it takes to be a butler? Make sure your shoes are polished, your clothes are immaculate and you’re standing up straight – learn about the etiquette of a country house. Adult £10.40, child £6.20. Details www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/brodsworth-hall-and-gardens/

20-26 York. Jorvik. Viking Festival. Programme of events including living history encampments, talks, and dramatic combat performances. Details 01904 615504. www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk

21 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group. The Life of a Proper Theatre: the archive collections of the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond. 2pm. £3 for visitors, annual memberships available. Details 01969 640436.

21 Bridlington. Sewerby Hall and Gardens. Family Archery. Just turn up and have a go! Minimum age eight years old. Noon-3pm. Details www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

21-22 Haworth. Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Take a ride on the railway and meet Sid and Scrat from the film Ice Age. Details www.kwvr.co.uk

21-25 Huddersfield. Lawrence Batley Theatre. Grim Up North. The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their head in this speedy, boisterous ride for all the family. Performances 7.15pm and 2pm. Details www.thelbt.org

22 Hull. The Deep. Junior Experience Day. Children can carry out some of the daily activities including a visit to the turtle tank, before getting up close to some of its residents. Suitable for children 8-11 years. Full details of all events happening during
the City of Hull Culture year, visit www.hull2017.co.uk

24-25 York. Barbican. Gin Festival. The UK’s biggest and oldest Gin Festival. Over 100 gins, new brands, cocktails and masterclasses from industry experts. Drink responsibly. Details www.ginfestival.com/events/gin-festival-york-2017

24-26 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Spring Quilt Festival. Details www.eventcentre.co.uk

26 Bramhope, Leeds. Britannia Leeds Bradford Airport Hotel. The Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show.  Extensive displays by leading orchid societies will feature many species. Opportunity to buy plants, equipment and general orchid supplies. Details 01535 657158.

26 Bedale. Hall. Wedding Fair. Meet a range of specialists from the North East and North Yorkshire. Noon to 3pm. Details 01642 714771.

26 Masham. Sutton Garden. Open Gardens Day for NGS. 12pm-4pm. Details www.ngs.org.uk

28 Skipton. Town Hall. Skipton Music Season – Concert 5, Aurora Wind Ensemble. 7.30pm. Adult £17, accompanied schoolchild £1. Details www.skiptonmusic.org.uk

For all racing fixtures go to www.goracing.co.uk

Book Signings

Friday 24 February: Gervase Phinn will be signing copies of his new book Grandchildren at the Barnsley Chronicle Bookshop, Barnsley – 11.30am; Waterstones, Doncaster – 3pm

WALKS

4 Long Preston to Settle via Malham and Pike Daw. Strenuous 13 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

4 Clapham to Bentham via Newby and Ingleton. Moderate 10 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

5 Rough Hey Woods and Moor Edge. Moderate 6.5 miles. Meet 10.40am Sowerby Bridge Railway Station, grid reference SE062235. Details www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking

11 Settle Circular via Winskill, Catrigg Force, Stainforth, Smearsett and Giggleswick Scar. Moderate to strenuous 13 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

12 Up to Beacon Hill and Southowram, looping back to Shibden Park. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am Shibden Park lower car park, grid reference SE108261. Details www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking

19 Bridestones from Blackshaw. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.40am Old Shaw bus stop, Blackshaw Head, grid reference SD958275. Details www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking

18 Skipton to Steeton via Pinhaw Beacon and Lothersdale. Strenuous 16 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

25 Dent to Sedbergh. Strenuous 10 miles. Meet 10.20am Dent Station. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

26 Coniston to Kettlewell. Strenuous 7 miles. Meet 11.10am Conistone Lane End. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

26 Lower Ryburn Valley Circuit. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 11.15 Sowerby Bridge Railway Station, grid reference SE061234. Details www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

To December. West Bretton, Wakefield. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Special 40th Anniversary events throughout the year. Poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage will take up a 12-months residency, curating a series of readings and events. Details www.ysp.co.uk

1 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Ballroom and Latin American Dancing. Opportunity to learn a few dance steps. Popular, friendly classes. Continues throughout March. 6.45pm. Details www.victoriahallsaltaire.co.uk

1 Hull. The Deep. Wedding Fayre. 45 exhibitors, catwalk shows, demonstrations and much more – it will be an evening to remember. 7pm. Details www.thedeep.co.uk

3 Bradford. Glyde House. JATP Jazz evening – Valia Calda. 8.30pm. Tickets £7/£5. Details 01274 271114. www.valiacaldaproject.co.uk

3-12 Bradford. Forster Square’s Retail Park. Gandy’s Circus. Highlights include ramps of steel, springboard, wheel of death, flying trapeze and Chico Rico the clown. Details www.gandeycircus.com

4 Barnsley. Astoria Centre. Penistone Cinema Organ concert with Robert Wolfe. 2.30pm. Plus every Wednesday you can join in for an afternoon tea dance to live music of the Compton Cinema Organ. Details 07944 566972.

4 Ripon. Holy Trinity. St Cecilia Spring Concert. 7.30pm. Details www.st-cecilia.org.uk

4-5 RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Nr Bridlington. Binocular and Scope Demonstration. Continues 25th-27th and 8th-9th. 10am-4pm. www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

4-5 Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall. Orchid Festival. Spectacular displays of orchids around the Great Hall and ground floor, with sales and advice about growing orchids. 11am-4pm. Details www.burtonagnes.com

4-19 Huddersfield. Literature Festival. Details www.litfest.org.uk

4 to 23rd April Golcar. Colne Valley Museum. Exhibition. Who Do You Think You Were? Exhibition staged by the Huddersfield & District Family History Society, looks at the families who built and lived in the rows of handloom weavers’ cottages such as those at Spring Rock, Cliffe Ash, where the museum is housed, and also offers the opportunity for people to explore their own family roots. Details 01484 659762. www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk

5 Ripon. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Water Wheel Workshops. See how a water wheel works. Continues 12th, 19th and 26th. Booking advisable, spaces limited. Plus there are lots more activities going on in March, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal-water-garden

5-19 Nunnington Nr York. Nunnington Hall.  A book by its cover. Artistic exhibition uncovering work by some of the most famous illustrators spanning two centuries. 10.30am. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

6 Barnsley. Cooper Gallery. Poetry Workshop with Ian McMillan. Booking essential. 6pm-8pm. £5 per ticket. Details www.cooper-gallery.com

6 Wetherby. Town Hall. Strictly Ballroom. Absolute beginner and improver adult ballroom and Latin dance classes. 7pm. £7. Details www.wherecanwego.com

6 to 10th April. Hebden Bridge. Town Hall. Exhibition- “How the Hippies Saved Hebden Bridge”, organised by the Hebden Bridge Local History Society. The Society also meet every Wednesday evening for lectures, 7.30pm-9.30pm. £3 for visitors. Details www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk

10 Giggleswick. School. BBC Radio Four’s Any Questions. Live from The Richard Whiteley Theatre. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, one of Britain’s best known journalists and broadcasters, the programme attracts over 1.5 million listeners every week. Booking essential. For tickets email rwt@giggleswick.org.uk or call the Richard Whiteley Theatre box office on 01729 893180.

10-11 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. The Great Create Extravaganza. An event bringing together the finest papercraft retailers, plus educational workshops and demonstrations. Details www.eventcentre.co.uk

11 Saltaire. Caroline Social Club. Record & Retro Fair. Up to 20 stalls of cool collectables including music, film, pop culture, the quirky and the offbeat. Expect vinyl, CDs, DVDs, comics, vintage toys, books, vintage gadgets and more. 10am-3.30pm. 50p entry.

11-12 Keighley. University Academy. Keighley Model Railway Club 42nd Exhibition. Collection of quality layouts in many scales, plus demonstrations and specialised trader support. Details www.keighley-mrc.org.uk

12 Bedale Hall. Antiquarian, second-hand book and postcard fair. Thirty-two stalls, refreshments all day, ample free parking. 10am-4pm. Details 01677 422863. www.bedalebookfair.co.uk

12 Collingham. Tea Dance. Afternoon of social dancing including tea and homemade cakes. 2pm-5pm. £6. Details www.wherecanwego.com

13-18 Skipton. Various Venues. Music Festival. Details skiptonmusicfestival.co.uk

16-30 York. Literature Festival. Details www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk

16 Mirfield. St Mary’s Church. Black Dyke Band. 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Details www.wherecanwego.com

17 Ilkley. Clarke Foley Centre. St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh, with a traditional Ceilidh band. An Irish supper will be served. Details www.wherecanwego.com

17-18 Harrogate. Pavilions. Book Fair. Over 70 exhibitions from all over the country selling books of all kinds. Details www.pavilionsofharrogate.co.uk

19 Middlesbrough. RSPB reserve at Saltholme. Sunday Birdwatchers invite you to join them on a birdwatching day out to mark their 40th anniversary. Coach from Leeds at 8.15am. £12. Details 01132 571184.

21 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group Members’ Presentations – Leyburn Remembered and World War One Research. £3 for visitors. Details 01969 640436.

21-25 Leeds. Carriageworks Theatre. Kiss Me Kate. Performances at 7.30pm and 4.30pm. Details 0113 3760318. www.leedsgrands.org.uk

22-25 Sheffield. Cirque Berserk! A danger-filled spectacle to amaze audiences of all ages. Details 0114 249 6000. www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/cirque-berserk

24-25 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. The Yorkshire Motorhome and Accessory Show. Details www.eventcentre.co.uk

24-26 Scarborough. Spa. Top Secret Blues Festival. Details www.scarboroughbluesfestival.co.uk

24 to 29 October. Leeds. Harewood House. Victorian Harewood. Visitors will get a close-up view of the stunning costumes worn by many characters in ITV’s “Victoria”. Details www.harewood.org

25-26 Ilkley. The King’s Hall. Complementary Medicine Festival. Healing therapies, products and fascinating talks. 10am-5pm. Details www.icmf.co.uk

25 Bramhope. Methodist Church Hall. An evening with multi-instrumentalist Simeon Wood. Tickets £10. Details 0113 2672906.

25 Scarborough. Westborough Methodist Church. Scarborough Choral Society ‘Come and Sing’ workshop – The Crucifixion by John Stainer. 5pm. Admission £5. Details www.scarboroughchoral.com

25 Bridlington. Sewerby Hall and Gardens. Mothers’ Day Card Making. Plus Craft Fair on 26th. Details 01262 673769. www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

26 Danby. The Moors National Park Centre. Acrylic Painting Workshop. For beginners and more experienced artists alike. Artist James McGairy will demonstrate his methods, and at the end of the day you will leave with your own painting. Minimum age 16. £45 includes all materials, lunch and refreshments. 10.30-4.30pm. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

25-26 Hawes. The Market House. Wensleydale Craft Fair. Home-made refreshments plus free entry.

25, 26, 28, 29, 30 Grosmont. North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Royal Scot Visit. For all ages to enjoy. Fares will include a return journey from Grosmont to Pickering. Details 01751 472508. www.nymr.co.uk

27 to 6th April. Bradford. Film Festival. One of the country’s most respected and eclectic celebration of cinema. Details www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk

29 to 1st April. Cottingham. Civic Hall. Haltemprice Art Group 70th Annual Exhibition. Open daily 10am-5pm. 170 framed works and a selection of unframed paintings and greetings cards. Details 01482 633397.

29 to 2 April. Ilkley. Film Festival. Details www.ilkleyfilmfestival.co.uk

For all Racing fixtures go to www.goracing.co.uk

For a full list of events in the North York Moors, go to www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

MARCH WALKS

4 Malham to Settle. Moderate to strenuous. Meet 10.25 Malham. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

5 Burnsall to Grassington. Easy 3.5 miles. Meet 10.45 Burnsall. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

11 Gargrave to Malham. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 11.05am Gargrave Station. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

11 Skipton Circular. Moderate to strenuous 12 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

12 Bolton Abbey to Darley Head. Moderate to strenuous 9.5 miles. Meet 10.50am Bolton Abbey Green. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

18 Rylstone to Grassington. Moderate 10 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

19 Buckden to Kettlewell. Strenuous 6 miles. Meet 11.30am Buckden. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

25 Dent to Sedbergh. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10.20am Dent Station. www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

25 Skipton to Grassington. Strenuous 15 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

26 Buckden Circular. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 11.30am Buckden. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

There is a full list of rambling clubs throughout Yorkshire who offer a variety of walks for all ages. Details www.ramblingclubs.com/ramblingclubs.php/west_yorkshire/70/2/

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

To October. Flowers of the Dales Festival. Guided walks, courses, exhibitions, children’s activities – something for everyone. Details www.ydmt.org

1-9 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. The Flying Scotsman will join the KWVR fleet for nine days. Details kwvr.co.uk/flyingscotsman/

1 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Vintage Home and Fashion Fair. Over 40 stalls selling genuine vintage items including 1940s tea dresses, 1950s prom gowns, jewellery, furniture, books, toys and many more. Details www.wherecanwego.com

1 Sedbergh. People’s Hall. Spring Show. Exhibition of crafts, handmade toys, plants, home produce, art and photography. Listen to the town band and enjoy homemade refreshments. £1. Under 16s free. 1pm. Details www.sedbergh.org.uk

2 Leeds. Town Hall. Shaken and Stirred – The Music of James Bond with Orchestra of Opera North. 3pm. Details www.leedsconcertseason.com

8 Pudsey. Civic Hall. Pudsey Doll and Teddy Fair. Over 84 exhibitors displaying antique, collectable, artist, reborn and reproduction dolls, plus bear making supplies, doll kits and accessories, free valuations and restoration advice. www.dollandteddyfairs.co.uk

8 Ripon. Cathedral. Spring Garden & Food Show. Details www.riponcathedral.info

8-9 Hawes. The Market House. Wensleydale Craft Fairs. Continues April 29 to 1 May. Details www.wensleyfairs.co.uk

8-9 York. Racecourse. Health and Healing Festival. Exhibition stands including therapies, psychic mediums, aura photography, gemstones and jewellery, health and nutritional products, books, music CDs and more. Details www.healthhealingfestivals.co.uk 

8-23 Knaresborough. Wizard of Oz Adventure. A magical enchanting adventure awaits – meet Dorothy and her friends. 10am-4.30pm. Details 01423 864600. www.mothershipton.co.uk

April 8-23 Knaresborough. Mother Shipton’s Cave. Wizard of Oz Easter adventure, somewhere over the rainbow a magical and enchanting adventure awaits! Will you help the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly lion in their quest? Children’s adventure sheet. Details: www.mothershipton.co.uk/events

9 Skipton. Craven Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre. Triathlon. Competitors of all ages and abilities welcome. Details 01756 700600. www.cravendc.gov.uk

9 to September. Leeds. York Gate Garden. A beautifully maintained one-acre garden of ‘rooms’ providing pleasure and inspiration to visitors. Adults £5, under 16s free. Details www.yorkgate.org.uk

14-17 Danby. The Moors National Park Centre. Easter Egg Hunt. Search the visitor centre grounds with your maps and work out the code to claim your tasty Easter treat. 10am-4pm. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on/

11 to 21. Ingleton. Easter Egg Hunt. 9am, starts at Seasons Bakery, Ingleton. Details 015242 41202.

14-17 York. Chocolate Story. New exhibition celebrating 250 years of one of history’s most iconic confectioners. Discover how Terry’s became world famous and created an enduring legacy in the city of York. The exhibition will showcase a selection of the most interesting products from throat sweets to some of the most decadent chocolate boxes. Chocolate Story also offer tours throughout the year. Details www.yorkschocolatestory.com

14 to 25 June. Grewelthorpe, Ripon. Himalayan Garden. North of England’s largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias all set in a beautiful valley with scenic woodland walks. From 1 June, the new twelve-acre “Hutts Arboretum” planted with over 300 species of trees will be open for the first time. Details www.himalayan.com

15 to 1 May. Sheffield. Crucible Theatre. World Snooker Championship. Details www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

15-17 York. Racecourse. Model Railway Show. Details www.yorkshow.org.uk

15-17 Flamborough. St Oswald’s Church. Easter Celebrations. Second-hand books, bric a brac, raffle, tombola, home-made refreshments.10.30am-4.30pm. Details 01262 671917.

15-17 Kilnsey. Park Estate. Easter in the Dales. Family entertainment – face painting, pony rides, duck racing and traditional egg decorating and rolling. Details 01756 752150. www.kilnseypark.co.uk

15-17 York. Racecourse. Model Railway Show. Details www.yorkshow.org.uk

16 & 17 Skipton. Castle. Re-Enactment: The Governor of Skipton. 10am-5pm. Meet Sir John Mallory Governor of Skipton Castle during the English Civil War and hear about the castle’s siege. Details www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

17 Gawthorpe. World Coal Carrying Championships. Men’s, Women’s and Children’s races. Details www.gawthorpemaypole.org.uk

17 Hebden Bridge. Easter Monday Duck Race. Starts 3.15pm. There’ll be live music, charity stalls and family entertainment. Details www.wherewecango.com

19 Haworth. Brontë Parsonage. Family friendly drop-in workshops. 11am-4pm. Details www.bronte.org.uk

19 Buckden. National Park Centre. Geocaching and Den Building in Upper Wharfedale. Adults £5, child £3.50. Details 01729 830416. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

20-22 Skipton. Ermysted’s Grammar School. CAMRA Beer Festival. Over 70 different British real ales, cider, perry, bottled foreign beers, food, prize draws and souvenir merchandise. Details www.skiptonbeerfestival.camra.org.uk

20 Settle. Victoria Hall. Country rock and American vibe concert with Police Dog Hogan. 8pm. Details www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

20-23. Harrogate. Spring Flower Show. Visitors can expect to be wowed by dramatic displays, programme of talks, demonstrations, Kitchen Garden Live, play area, and thousands of high-quality garden products, crafts, gifts and specialist food – a great day out for garden lovers. Come and say “hello” to the team from Dalesman magazine too! – you’ll find us at the Richard Austin Garden stand. Details www.flowershow.org.uk

21 Pontefract. Central Methodist Church. The Amazing History of Wentworth Woodhouse with Trevor Moody, National Trust speaker. 7.15pm. Details www.pontarc.org.uk

21-23 Whitby. Goth Weekend. Join the thousands of Goths and alternatives of all ages and walks of life for an amazing long weekend. Whether you spend the nights watching fantastic live music or the days shopping in the various ‘Bizarre Bazaar’ locations, it’ll be a weekend you’ll never forget. Details www.whitbyevents.co.uk

21-23 Hebden Bridge. Waterfront Hall. Piano Festival. Suitable for all ages, including a children’s concert. Festival includes three free events. Details www.hebdenbridgepianofestival.com

22 Hawes. Dales Countryside Museum. The Show Must Go On! Tales from a Country Show. Life behind the scenes at a traditional Dales country show. Humorous tales about the local characters who helped Kilnsey Show survive world wars, a hurricane and the infamous beer tent. An illustrated talk and book signing with author Jamie Roberts. 2pm. Details www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk

22-30 Horsforth. The Studio. Horsforth Arts Spring Exhibition. Details www.horsforthartsociety.wordpress.com

22 to 13 August. Hull. Ferens Art Gallery. SKIN. Exhibition of major works by one of the most significant painters of the twentieth century, Lucian Freud. Various opening times. Free entry. Details www.hullcc.gov.uk

25 Middleham. Key Centre. The origins and history of Yorkshire dialect with Ruth Dent from the Middleham Dales Local History Group. 2pm. Details 01969 640436.

25 to 1 May. Ride2stride Walking Festival. Walks, talks and music in the Yorkshire Dales. Walks start and finish at railway stations on the Settle-Carlisle line and are timed to meet trains. Live music by local musicians and singers. Details www.ride2stride.org.uk

26 to 1 May. Scarborough. Books by the Beach: Scarborough Literature Festival. A chance to meet authors, including Yorkshire Rows – four mums who rowed the Atlantic; they appear on Friday 28th April at 7.30pm and our very own Gervase Phinn, who appears on 30 April. Details www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

27 Halifax. Victoria Theatre. An evening with Gervase Phinn. Details www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria/

28-30. Tour de Yorkshire. Millions of spectators will line the route for this three-day men’s cycle race and one-day women’s cycle race. A colourful race caravan and a fleet of Yorkshire cycling legends will pass through Bridlington, Scarborough, Tadcaster, Harrogate, Bradford and Sheffield. There’s also entertainment planned across the county and fans will be treated to a host of promotional goodies at stop off points. For a full schedule including race timings, visit www.letour.yorkshire.com

29 to 1 May. York. Spring Toy Fair and Steam Gala. An abundance of stalls and traders selling everything from steam trains to superheroes. Details www.nrm.org.uk

29 to 13 May. Pocklington. Burnby Hall Tulip Festival. Spectacular display of colourful flowers. Details www.burnbyhallgardens.com

29 to 1 May. Skipton. Annual Waterway Festival. Dozens of narrowboats and other craft will line the canal basin, plus full programme of entertainment over the three days. Details www.welcometoskipton.com

For all Racing fixtures go to www.goracing.co.uk

WALKS

12 Grassington to Conistone Circular. 6.8 miles. Meet 11am Grassington National Park Centre. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

25 Along the Ribble. 7 miles. Meet 9.50am Settle Railway Station. Details www.yds.org.uk

26 Settle Caves and Waterfalls. 9 miles circular. Meet 10.45am Settle Railway Station. Details www.yds.org.uk

26 Richmond. Flower Recording Walk at Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve. Join volunteers in recording flowers in bloom across the 100 acres of the reserve. 10am-12pm. Details www.foxglovecovert.org.uk

For a full list of summer walks and walking groups visit: www.walkinginyorkshire.co.uk, www.friendsofdalesrail.org and www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

To September. York. National Railway Museum. “Mystery on the Rails”. Series of free activities, workshops and a new exhibition, giving visitors the chance to unleash their inner detective. Details www.nrm.org.uk

To 13. Pocklington. Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum. Tulip Festival. Details www.burnbyhallgardens.com

1 Halifax. Shibden Hall. Traditional Craft Fair. Pole lathing, blacksmithing and rag-rug demonstrations. Take part in May Day dancing and listen to traditional folk tales. Details www.museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/shibden-hall

1 Carleton. Traditional May Day festivities with maypole and morris dancing. 2pm.

1 Northallerton. May Fair.

1 Pocklington. Burnby Hall Gardens. May Day celebrations. Tel. 01759 307125. burnbyhallgardens.com

1 Burnsall. Charities Day. Duck race, charity stalls, bouncy castle, children’s games and races, barbecue. 12pm-4pm. Free admission.

1 Copmanthorpe nr York. Annual Street Fair. New stall holders welcome. Details 07968 366117.

4 to 21. York. Circus. All tickets £7. Circus will be in the grounds of Roko Health Club, Clifton Moor. Box office 07702 1125454. www.Paulos.co.uk

5-7 Harrogate. Convention Centre. BBC Good Food Show. Antonio Carluccio and Lorraine Pascale join Michelin masters Tom Kerridge and Michel Roux Jr cooking seasonal dishes live, plus huge range of local experts and producers. Details www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk

6 Gawthorpe and Ossett Maypole Feast and Procession. Details www.gawthorpemaypole.org.uk

6 Saltaire. Roberts Park. Bradford Dragon Boat Festival. Details www.lmabradforddbf.co.uk

6 Tockwith. Village Hall. May Fair. Stalls, maypole dancing, café and bar and the crowning of the May King and Queen. 11am-4pm. To raise funds for building conservation in the area. Details 01423 358808. www.yorkshirevenues.org.uk/venues/tockwith-village-hall

7 North Yorkshire Moors Railway. East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club. Tel. 01751 472508. nymr.co.uk

11-28 Leeds. Indie Food Festival. Details www.leedsindiefood.co.uk

12 Birstwith, nr Harrogate. St James’s Church. Nidderdale Community Orchestra with soloist Jen Berry (flute). Music by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Doppler. Details www.nidderdalecommunityorchestra.org

12-14 Leeds. Harewood. Antiques & Fine Art Fair. Details www.harewoodfair.com

12-14 Whitby. Pavilion. Ironstone Line Dancing Weekend. Tel. 01947 458899. whitbypavilion.co.uk

13 May. Robin Hood’s Bay. Fylingdales Village Hall. The Walmsley Society presents Turn of the Tide, the 1935 film version of Leo Walmsley’s novel Three Fevers. 7.30pm start, with a presentation of slides taken by the original cameraman during the filming in Robin Hood’s Bay. Admission £5 to include wine and soft drinks which will be served following the film.

13 Beverley. Toll Gavel United Church. Welsh Hymn Singing Festival. Various times, refreshments available. Details 01535 665829 or 0113 2694268.

13 Scarborough. Westborough Methodist Church. Scarborough Choral Society perform Haydn’s oratorio The Creation. 7.30pm start. Tickets £10. Details www.scarboroughchoral.com

13 Golcar. Lily Day. Details www.golcarlilyday.co.uk

13-14 Cullingworth. Brontë Vintage Gathering. Details www.bronte-vintage-gathering.co.uk

14 Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall. Vintage Car Rally. 11am-4pm. Details www.burtonagnes.com

16 Middleham. Key Centre. The Archaeology of the A1 Upgrade: Recent discoveries at Scotch Corner, with speaker David Fell, for Middleham and the Dales Local History Group. 2pm. £3 per meeting for visitors. Details 01969 640436.

20 Ripon. Cathedral. St Cecilia Gala Concert. 7.30pm. Details www.st-cecilia.org.uk

20 Clapham. The Cave Rescue Organisation Ingleborough Challenge. Marathon (run or walk) to raise funds for the Cave and Mountain Rescue team. Entry details www.cro.org.uk/challenge

20 Sedbergh. Artisan Market. 9.30am-3pm.

20 Mirfield. St Mary’s Church. Annual Model Railway Exhibition. 10am-4pm. Adults £4, children £2, refreshments available all day. Details 01924 495929.

20 Grosmont. Victorian Fair. Craft stalls, teas, games and archery plus music. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

20 Hawes. Dales Countryside Museum. Illustrated talk by author David Joy on railways in the Dales. Details www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk

20-21 Harrogate. Great Yorkshire Showground.  Yorkshire Antiques & Art Fair. Over 350 stands, admission £6. Details 01274 588505. www.antiquesfairs.com

21 Little Ouseburn. Open gardens with home-made lunches, afternoon teas. Plant stalls, book and bottle stall plus display of owls and a selection of classic cars and motorbikes. 10am-5pm. Adults £5, children free. Disabled parking, with limited wheelchair access to some of the gardens. Details www.opengardens.co.uk

21 Halifax. Square Chapel. Don’t Dribble on the Dragon, a show for children over the age of two. 2.30pm. Details 01422 353073. www.squarechapel.co.uk

24 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. The Beach Boys. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

25-31 Beverley. Minster. Through the Looking Glass. Illustrated manuscript exhibition. Details 01482 868540, www.beverleyminster.org.uk

27 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. The Kaiser Chiefs. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

27 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Big Diesel Saturday. Details 01535 645214, www.kwvr.co.uk

27-31 Clapham. Village Hall. Clapham Art Group’s 66th Annual Exhibition. 11am-6pm each day.

27-29 Cononley. Village Institute. Art Exhibition. 10am-4pm. Refreshments available.

27 Todmorden. Carnival. Details 07778 614128, todmordencarnival@live.co.uk

28 Gargrave. Village Hall. Flea Market. Lots of stalls selling collectables, bric a brac and crafts plus outdoor plant sale, refreshments available. 50p admission. 10am-3.30pm.

28 Hawes. Dales Countryside Museum. Traditional knitting demonstration. Join Dales knitting expert Kate Trusson for a demonstration of traditional knitting with four needles and knitting sticks using traditional Dales patterns. Included in museum admission. 2pm-4pm. Details www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk

28 Raby Castle. Flower Power plant fair. Details 07730 859441, www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

28 to 1 June. Malham Safari. Face painting, duck racing, coconut shy, stream dipping, archery and axe throwing – a great day out for all the family. Details www.malhamdale.com

27-29 Skipton Castle. Fifteenth-century War of the Roses – re-enactments with The Red Wyvern Society. 10am-5pm. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

29 Harrogate. Ripley Castle. Yorkshire Classic Vehicle Show and Land Rover Display. 10am-4pm. Details 01423 770152. www.ripleycastle.co.uk

29 Hornsea. Wassand Hall. Vintage Car Rally. Details 01964 534488, wassand.co.uk

COUNTRY SHOWS AND FESTIVALS

1 to 1 September. Ingleton. Overground Underground Festival. A summer of unique and exciting events. Details www.ogug.co.uk

2 to October. Flowers of the Dales Festival. Details www.ydmt.org

April to 1 May. Scarborough. Books by the Beach: Scarborough Literature Festival. Friday 28. Details www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

April to 1 May. Ride2Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival. www.skyware.co.uk/scwf/default.html

April to 5 May. Scarborough. Bowls Festival. www.scarboroughbowlscentre.co.uk/bowls-festival-2017

1 Harrogate. Springtime Live. Details www.springtimelive.co.uk

1 Wath-upon-Dearne. Wath Festival. Details 07982 658467. wathfestival.org.uk

5-7 Huddersfield. Great Northern Ukulele Festival. Details www.northernuke.com

5-7 Holmfirth. Festival of Folk. Details www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.org.uk

5-7 Saltaire. Roberts Park. Dragon Boat Festival. Details www.bradforddragonboatfestival.co.uk

12-14 Hebden Bridge. Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival. Details www.hebdenfolkroots.org

12-14 Doncaster. Folk Festival. Details 01302 328756 (ticket enquiries). www.doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk

19-21 Haworth. 1940s Weekend. Meet the Dalesman team – we’ll be at two different stands throughout the weekend. www.haworth1940sweekend.co.uk

19-21 Shepley. Spring Festival. Tel. 01484 604704. Details www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk

20–26 Holmfirth. Film Festival. Details 01484 684094/681388, www.holmfirthfilmfestival.com

20 Otley Show. The oldest one-day show in the country. Details www.otleyshow.org.uk

20-21 Pickering. Game and Country Fair. http://10times.com/pickering-game-country-fair

25-29 Beverley. Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival. Details 01904 658338, ncem.co.uk/bemf

26-29 Botton. The Great North Folk Festival. www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk

27-28 Malton. Food Lovers’ Festival. www.maltonyorkshire.co.uk/food-lovers-festival/

27-29 North York Moors. WalkFest 2017. A varied programme of guided themed walks in some very special places over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend. Walks for all ages and abilities, with expert guides, afternoon tea walks with cake or evening strolls with beer, children’s treasure hunts to moorland hikes, a chance to walk linear stretches of the Cleveland Way or Esk Valley Walk (with transport provided). Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/enjoy-outdoors/walking/walking-festival

27-29 Barnoldswick. Bands on the Square Music Festival. Details www.visitbarnoldswick.co.uk

27 to 10 June Arkengarthdale, Swaledale and Wensleydale. Swaledale Arts, Music and Walking Festival. Details 01748 880018, www.swaledale-festival.org.uk

27 to 4 June. Wetwang. Scarecrow Festival. www.wetwang.org.uk

29 Helmsley. Duncombe Park Country Fair. Details www.dpcountryfair.co.uk/

29 Austwick. Street Market and Cuckoo Festival. Details www.austwick.org

29 to 3 June. Heptonstall. Pennine Spring Music Festival. Details www.penninespringmusic.co.uk

29 West Burton. May Fair. Details www.westburton-yorkshire.co.uk

29 Sutton-on-the-Forest. Sutton Park. Flower Power Plant Fair. Details 07730 859441. www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

MAY WALKS

1 Highway to an ancient woodland. Moderate 5½ miles, meet 10.45am Settle Railway Station. Details www.skyware.co.uk

3 Canine Caper. 3.75 miles. Meet 1pm, Cloughton, Station House Tea Room. A walk just for dogs and their owners. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

3 Bloomin’ Thirlby. 4.5 miles. Meet 1pm Thirlby Village Hall. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

7 Bluebells in Springtime. 3 miles. Meet Great Ayton car park, near TIC, 10am. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

14 & 17 Spring Flowers of Wensleydale. Easy 6 miles. Meet 11am Aysgarth Falls. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

17 Falling Foss for Tea? 5.48 miles. Meet Falling Foss car park, 10am. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

14 Coach ramble to High Cup Nick. Meet 9am Skipton Town Hall. Coach £16, meal in Appleby £15. Details 01756 795455.

23 Linton Heritage Trail. Easy 4.3 miles. Meet 2pm Grassington National Park Centre. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

24 Castles, Churches and Mines. 7 miles. Meet 11am, Swainby Black Horse pub. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

27 Ampleforth Amble. 6.5 miles. Meet 10.30am at archway outside Ampleforth College. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

28 Springtime in Oxenber Woods. Moderate 9.5 miles. Meet 10am Stainforth YDNP car park. Details 07773 529178/07855 202315.

28 Sunnyside and Moneyside. Easy 4 miles. Meet 1.30pm Dent car park. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

28 The Manor of Spaunton. Meet 10.30, Appleton le Moors Village Hall. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

29 The Power and Industry of the Ribble. Moderate 6 miles. Meet 10.30am Settle Tourist information Centre. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

29 A Moor Gate Meander. 8 miles. Meet 10am Moor Gate car park www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

30 Red squirrels and other wildlife of Snaizeholme. Gentle 1½ miles. Meet 2pm Dales Countryside Museum.

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

16 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. The Charlatans. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

17 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. The Jacksons. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

28 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

29 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Cliff Richard. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

30 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. UB40. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

1 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. George Benson. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

2 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Tom Jones. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

6 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Little Mix. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

9 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Olly Murs. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

3 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Madness. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

5 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. 80s vs 90s. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

11 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Jess Glynn. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com