To 19 Wakefield. The Hepworth Wakefield. Alan Davie & David Hockney: Early Works. 01924 247360. www.hepworthwakefield.org

To February Hardcastle Crags. Hollin Hall. The Grimm Forest: Illustrated fairy-tale wood. Exhibition of tree sculptures with hand coloured images. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

To March Castleford. Museum. In a League of Their Own. Exhibition of Yorkshire rugby league clubs. www.yorkshire.com

To April 2022 West Bretton near Wakefield. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Damien Hirst Exhibition. 01924 832631. www.ysp.org.uk

1 Barnsley. Astoria Theatre Organ Heritage Centre. Grand New Year’s Day Concert featuring Kevin Grunill, Declan Poole and Will Shaw. 2.30pm. www.cinema-organs.org.uk

1 Reeth. New Year Fireworks. 7pm. Free. www.wherecanwego.com

1 Knaresborough. Duck Race. www.nearbyevents.co.uk

1 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Ballroom and Latin American Dancing for beginners and intermediate. Continues throughout January. www.victoriahallsaltaire.co.uk

1 Catterick. Racecourse. Jump Racing. www.goracing.co.uk

1 Scarborough. South Bay. New Year’s Day Dip. Attracts over 100 entrants a year, many in fancy dress. www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com

1 York. Racecourse. The Knavesmire Suite. One Day Book Fair. Rare, antiquarian and out-of-print book fair with around 130 booksellers offering for sale a breathtaking diversity of books, maps and prints.
10am-4pm. £1 on the door or free tickets available from most York Book Shops. https://www.pbfa.org/fairs/york-1

3 Huddersfield. Railway Street. Huddersfield Astronomy Evening – The Moon by Martin Lunn. 7.30pm. Open to members/non-members. www.huddersfieldastronomy.org

3 Bradford. Latvian Club. Jazz evening with the Forj Quartet. 8.30pm. http://Jatpjazz.blogspot.com

3–5 Harrogate. Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel. Quality Antiques & Fine Art Fair. 10.30am-5pm. Admission £5. www.gallowayfairs.co.uk

4–5 Saltaire. Sir Titus Winter Trot. Ultra-marathon along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. www.itsgrimupnorthrunning.co.uk

5 Ilkley. Clarke Foley Centre. Antiques Vintage and Collectables Fair. 10am–3pm. www.clarkefoley.org.uk

6 Keighley. Local Studies Library. Family Treasures. Take your memorabilia to discuss with the Airedale & Wharfedale Family History Society. 7.30pm. www.awfhs.org.uk

7–11 Sheffield. Lyceum Theatre. The Nutcracker. 7.45pm. www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

8 Howden. Masonic Hall. Hull and Barnsley Railway. Talk starts 2pm. £1, light refreshments included. www.howdencivicsociety.co.uk

9 Ilkley. Kings Hall and Winter Gardens. An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh. 7.30pm. www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

10–12 Leeds. Brewdenell Social Club. Beer Festival. www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk

11 Scarborough. Beach clean at North Beach. Meet 10am opposite The Sands Complex. www.ywt.org.uk

11 Beverley. Minster. Epiphany Organ Recital. 6pm. Free. www.beverleyminster.org.uk

11–18 Huddersfield. Lawrence Batley Theatre. Aladdin. Various start times. 01484 430528. www.thelbt.org

11–12 Ilkley. Playhouse. Snow Queen. www.ilkleyplayhouse.co.uk

11–12 Scarborough. Stephen Joseph Theatre. Hammonds Saltaire Band. Matinee and evening performances. 017233 70541. www.sjt.uk.com

11 to 1 March. Golcar, nr Huddersfield. Colne Valley Museum. “We are the linen drapers” exhibition. www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk

13–18 Whitby Pavilion. Mother Goose. Buckets full of comedy and toe-tapping songs. 01947 458899. www.whitbypavilion.co.uk

16 Bradford. St George’s Hall. Sounds of the 60s Live with Tony Blackburn. 7.30pm. www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

16–25 Knaresborough. Frazer Theatre. Cinderella. 7pm. www.frazertheatre.co.uk

16 to 16 February Leyburn. The Garden Rooms at Tennants. Man & Boy: Male Dress 1730-1930 Exhibition. Story of clothes worn by men and boys at work, at war and at play. 01969 621146. www.tennantsgardenrooms.com

17 Pontefract. Central Methodist Church. Pontefract & District Archaeological Society talk: The Lost Boats of St Aidan’s. 7.15pm. Non-members welcome, £3. www.pontarc.org.uk

17–26 Pickering. Kirk Theatre. Pickering Musical Society present Humpty Dumpty. www.kirktheatre.co.uk

17–18 York. Racecourse. Stamp and Coin Fair. www.stampshows.net

18 Hawes. Dales Countryside Museum. Free Young Archaeologists’ Club Taster Sessions. Booking essential. www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

18 Morley. Town Hall. Black Dyke Band. 7.30pm. 0113 3760318. www.leedsconcertseason.co.uk

18–19 Doncaster. Racecourse. Small Animal Show. www.thesmallanimalshow.co.uk

21 Middleham. Key Centre. Masham – the family roots of Corbyn & Johnson. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group talk by Denny Gibson. 2pm. 01969 640436.

22 Bellerby. Memorial Hall. Experiences of a vet in the Yorkshire Dales. Talk by Davina Woodhouse of Bainbridge Vets. 01969 622040.

22 Richmond. Influence Church. Richmondshire Concerts present the Bach Players. Some of the best chamber music. 7.30pm. www.rsconcerts.org

24 Leeds. First Direct Arena. Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour. www.firstdirectarena.com

24–26 Harrogate. The Pavilions. Antiques and Fine Art Fair. 11am-5pm. www.pavilionsofharrogate.co.uk

25 Saltaire. Vintage Home and Fashion Fair. www.10times.com/saltaire-vintage-home-fashion-fair

25 Halifax. North Bridge Leisure Centre. West Yorkshire Toad Summit. Toad enthusiasts. Share ideas and learn ways to conserve our native toads. Free event. www.eventbrite.co.uk

25–26 Pontefract. New College. Railway Exhibition. Layouts, demonstrations and traders. www.nprms.co.uk

25–26 Leeds. Royal Armouries Museum. Fantasy Heroes. Free. 10am-5pm. www.royalarmouries.org

25–27 Regionwide. RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Take a look at the bird life on your doorstep. www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/

26 Mytholmroyd. Community & Leisure Centre. Calder Valley Brick Show. 11am-5pm. Family friendly show with LEGO bricks. www.whatsoninhalifax.com

26 Keighley. Cliffe Castle Museum and Park. Keighley Ukulele Orchestra. 2pm. Free event, limited seating. www.bradfordmuseums.org

28 Harrogate. Convention Centre. I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage. 01423 500500. harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk

31 Halifax. The Green Room Bar. Dick & Liddy’s Comedy Club. Hugely popular comedy. 8.30pm. www.visitcalderdale.com


12 Rotherham. Magna. www.eventbrite.co.uk

19 Huddersfield. John Smith Stadium. www.eventbrite.co.uk

25 Ripon. Cathedral. www.riponcathedral.org.uk

26 Barnsley. Elsecar Heritage Centre. www.eventbrite.co.uk

26 Leeds. Crowne Plaza. www.eventbrite.co.uk


There are still plenty of pantomimes continuing into January. Visit www.bigpantoguide.co.uk


1 Bingley-Morton Beck-Micklethwaite Circular (Funny Hat and Wig Walk). 4 Miles. Meet 12.30pm Bingley Arts Centre. Hats and wigs optional – the funnier the better. 01274 432666. www.visitbradford.com

1 Ripon to Studley. Easy 4.5 miles. Meet 1pm Hell Wath, Ripon (GR: SE301698). www.ramblers.org.uk

1 Sneck Yate. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10am Sneck Yate Bank Top (GR: SE509877). www.ramblers.org.uk

1 Brimham Rocks. Meet 10.30am car park. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks

4 Temple Newsam Circular. Moderate 6.5 miles. Meet 10.30am Temple Newsam car park (GR: SE350320). www.ramblers.org.uk

5 Giant Redwoods. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 11.45am Buckden. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

7 Churches, Canal, Countryside. Leisurely 10 miles. Meet 10am Snaith railway station car park (GR: SE643223). www.ramblers.org.uk

8 Yorkshire Wolds. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am Thixendale Church (GR: SE842611). www.ramblers.org.uk

11 Harewood and Eccup. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 9.30am Harewood Village Hall car park (GR: SE320452). www.ramblers.org.uk

12 Grassington to Cracoe. Easy 6 miles. Meet 11am Grassington. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

14 North York Moors, Pickering. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am Pickering Library (GR: SE796840). www.yorkramblers.org.uk

15 Wetherby. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10am Wetherby Old Station car park (GR: SE397483). www.yorkrambles.org.uk

18 Canal & Countryside. Moderate 6.5 miles. Meet 10.30am West Street car park, Gargrave (GR: SD931543). www.cravenramblers.org.uk

18 Bradford Dales Way Link. Moderate to strenuous 10 miles. Meet 10am Shipley railway station. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

21 North York Moors, Helmsley. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am Helmsley Market Cross (GR: SE612838). www.yorkramblers.org.uk

23 Little Fenton & Biggin. Moderate 9.5 miles. Meet 10.30am Main Street, Church Fenton nr White Horse and School. (GR: SE515369). www.ramblers.org.uk

25 Harlow Carr, Birk Crag, Beckwithshaw and Valley Gardens. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 9.30am Trinity Methodist Church (GR: SE302544). www.ramblers.org.uk

25 Howardian Hills, Welburn. Moderate 5 miles. Meet 11am Welburn Church (GR: SE721678). www.ramblers.org.uk

26 Gargrave Circular. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am North Street car park, Gargrave (SD932543). www.cravenramblers.org.uk

26 Wetherby Wander. Moderate 9.5 miles. Meet 10.45am the bandstand, Wilderness Riverside car park. (GR: SE397482). www.ramblers.org.uk

26 Afternoon walk in Harrogate. Leisurely 6 miles. Meet 1pm Valley Gardens (GR: SE295549).

29 Sutton-on-the-Forest in the Vale of York. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.30am Sutton-on-the-Forest church (GR: SE583646). www.ramblers.org.uk

30 Down the Ure and up the Swale. Leisurely 8 miles. Meet 10am Back Lane car park, Boroughbridge (GR: SE397667). www.ramblers.org.uk

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