FEATURED EVENT

24 Harrogate. RHS Harlow Carr. Spring Community Free Day. Visitors can step into spring with a chance to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Harlow Carr in spring – for free. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr/

MARCH EVENTS

To 31 Dalby Forest. Forest 100: a year in the life. Exhibition of photographs. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

1 Harrogate. Pavilions. Harrogate Society Orchid Show and Craft Fair. 10am–4pm. 01423 544544. www.pavilionsofharrogate.co.uk

1 Halifax. Inspire Centre. Calderdale College. Hali-Con 4 Comic Convention. Film and TV guests, gaming, props, superheroes. 10am–4pm. www.visitcalderdale.com

2 Keighley. Local Studies Library. Airedale & Wharfedale Family History Society talk with Denise North. “Violet’s story”. Further talks throughout March. www.awfhs.org

2–7 Bingley. Little Theatre. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? £10. Concessions available. 01274 567983. www.bingleyartscentre.co.uk

5 Skipton. Soroptimist Rooms. Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group talk – Roman roads in and around Skipton, with Mike Haken. 7.30pm. £3. www.yas.org.uk

5–7 Scarborough. Real Ale and Cider Festival. www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com

6 Bradford. Latvian Club. Jazz evening with the Sam Leak Trio. 8.30pm. www.jatpjazz.blogspot.com

6–7 Flixton nr Scarborough. Humble Bee Farm. Lambing weekend with activities for all the family. 01723 890437. www.humblebeefarm.co.uk

7–15 Harrogate. Film Festival. www.harrogatefilm.co.uk

7 Richmond. Methodist Church. City of Bath Male Choir. Concert with the national finalists in the BBC series “Last Choir Standing”. 7pm. £8. 01325 718744. Continues on 8th in Leyburn. www.bathmalechoir.org

7 Wakefield. Theatre Royal. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Puppetry and animation to bring the best-loved nursery rhyme to life. 3pm. 01924 211311. www.theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk

7 Halifax. Square Chapel. The Music of Simon & Garfunkel. 7.30pm. 01422 349422. www.squarechapel.co.uk

7 Gargrave. Village Hall. Book Fair. 10am–4pm. www.inprint.co.uk

7 Masham. Town Hall. The Ultimate 70s Show with a live 7-piece band. 7.30pm. £10. 01765 680200. www.mashamtownhall.com

7–8 Huddersfield. Town Hall. The Yorkshire Brass Band Championships. www.regional-contest.org.uk

8 Northallerton. The Forum. Riverdance 25th Anniversary. See the powerful performance on the big screen. 7pm. 01609 776230. www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

8–9 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Fine Food Show. www.eventcentre.co.uk

8 to 26 April Huddersfield. Colne Valley Museum. “Inkerwoven” Exhibition by Inkers Printmakers. www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk

9 Leeds. Town Hall. The Choir of Leeds Minster. 1.05pm. Free. 0113 3760318. www.leedstownhall.co.uk

12 Harrogate. Rudding Park. Henshaws Art Event. Exhibition of work created by artists living with disability. www.henshawsarts.org.uk

13–14 Harrogate. Pavilions. Premier Book Fair. inprint.co.uk/thebookguide/fairs/

14 Leeds. Kirkgate Indoor Market. Record & Book Fair. inprint.co.uk/thebookguide/fairs/

14 Barnsley. Astoria Theatre Organ Heritage Centre. Entertaining mix of music for all. 2.30pm. www.cinema-organs.org.uk

14–15 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. The Great Yorkshire Antiques Fair. 01423 544544. www.eventcentre.co.uk

15 Harrogate. Royal Hall. An Evening with Brian Blessed. 7pm. www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

15 Gargrave. Flea Market, vintage, collectables and crafts fair. 10am–4pm. Refreshments. 01756 749235.

16 to 27 Leyburn. Various venues. The Wensleydale Festival of Music and Speech. www.dalesmusic.co.uk

18 Austwick. Parish Hall. Austwick Field and Local History Society Talk Journey to Rome – the story of an Icelandic lady’s travels in about 1000AD with Dr Mike Slater. 7.30pm. £2 on the door. www.austwick.org

19 Giggleswick. Richard Whiteley Theatre. Dead Good. Full mask mime show from Vamos Theatre. 01729 893180. www.giggleswick.org.uk/rwt

19–28 York. Various venues. Literature Festival. Featuring Melvyn Bragg, plus music, comedy, cinema and theatre. www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk

19–29 Huddersfield. Literature Festival featuring Strictly’s Anton Du Beke, Jane Austen-themed events, workshops, and free events for children. 01484 951108. www.huddlitfest.org.uk

20 Pontefract. Central Methodist Church. Pontefract & District Archaeological Society talk – The Highwayman Nevison with Norman Dale. 7.15pm. £3. www.pontarc.org.uk

20–22 York. Racecourse. Spring Fair. www.wherecanwego.com

20–22 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. The Yorkshire Motorhome and Campervan Show. 01423 544544. www.eventcentre.co.uk

20–22 Skipton. The Mart Theatre. Monty Python’s hit musical Spamalot. Various times. 01756 709666. www.themarttheatre.org.uk

20–22 Scarborough. Top Secret Blues Festival. www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com

21 Malton. Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. 1940s Living History Day – NWW2A. 01653 697777. www.edencamp.co.uk

21 Armley. Leeds Industrial Museum. Print Fest. 11am-4pm. www.museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk

21 Holmfirth. Civic Hall. Rum Festival. Over 20 different rums to try, plus entertainment. www.holmfirthcivichall.co.uk

21–22 Haworth. Old School Rooms. Craft Fair. 10am–4pm. £1 entry. www.wherecanwego.com

21 to November Leeds. Harewood House. Harewood on Film. Behind-the-scenes glimpse exploring the stories of filming at Harewood, from Victoria to Mary Berry, Emmerdale and Downton Abbey. www.harewood.org

22 Bedale. Thorp Perrow Arboretum. Free cuppa and piece of cake (with entry ticket) for Mother’s Day. 01677 425323. www.thorpperrow.com

22 Doncaster. The Dome. Big record and CD Fair. 10am–3pm. www.premierfairs.co.uk

24 Harrogate. RHS Harlow Carr. Spring Community Day. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Harlow Carr for free. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr/

25 Settle. Victoria Hall. Giggleswick Railway Circle. Talk: Preserved steam on the main line and private railways. 7.30pm. 01729 825718. www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

26 Leyburn. The Auction Centre. Serving Winston: Life and times of Georgina Landemare, Churchill’s longest-serving cook. Talk by Dr Annie Gray. 7pm. www.yorkshire.com

26–28 Yeadon. Town Hall. Jane Eyre. Stage adaptation. Various times. www.yeadontownhall.co.uk

27–29 Ryedale. Festival. Various venues. Talks, music, exhibitions and workshops. www.ryedalefestival.com

27–29 Hebden Bridge. Film Festival. www.hebdenbridgefilmfestival.org

27–29 Pickering. Memorial Hall. Ryedale Festival Spring Weekend. Performers from all over the world. www.ryedalefestival.com

28 Silsden. Town Hall. Craft Fair. 9am-12 noon. Free admission. www.silsdentownhall.org.uk

28 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Springtime Live. Learn about farming, food and the countryside. 01423 544544. www.eventcentre.co.uk

28 Runswick Bay. National Beach Art competition. Create art on the beach. 11.30am–1pm. Free. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

28 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Vintage Home & Fashion Fair. 9.30am–4.30pm. 01274 327305. www.victoriahallsaltaire.co.uk

28 Barnsley. Elsecar Heritage Centre. Bandfest. Festival of brass and wind music featuring four bands. www.barnsleymetband.co.uk

28–29 Kirkby Malham. Parish Hall. A Celebration of Bygone Malhamdale. Examples from Malhamdale Local History Group’s archive and associated research. 10am-4pm. Free. www.kirkbymalham.info

29 Bingley. Arts Centre. Record Fair. 10am–3pm. Sales of vinyl. www.bingleyartscentre.co.uk

A selection of farmers’ markets in March

2 Skipton
5 Whitby
6 York
8 Wetherby
12 Harrogate
14 Malton
20 Helmsley
21 Knaresborough
29 Otley

Markets continue throughout the month, check website for further details. www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk

MARCH WALKS

1 Calderdale Heritage Walk. Learn how Sowerby Bridge grew from a river crossing to an industrial centre. 1.30pm. www.calderdaleheritagewalks.org.uk

1 Addingham & the Roman Road. Moderate 10.5 miles. Meet 10am outside Craven Heifer pub, Addingham (GR: SE071499). www.takeahike.org.uk

1 Wetwang. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am Wetwang village hall (GR: SE934590). www.ramblers.org.uk

1 Sutton Bank & Gormire Lake. Moderate 10.5 miles. Meet 10.15am Sutton Bank Visitor Centre (GR: SE516830). www.ramblers.org.uk

1 Mossdale. Strenuous 9 miles. Meet 11.05am Grassington. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

5 Pen Hill and West Burton. Moderate to strenuous 12 miles. Meet 10am car park, main road east of West Witton. (GR: SE066884). www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

5 Helmsley & Rievaulx Abbey. Moderate 7.3 miles. Meet 10am Cleveland Way car park, Helmsley. (GR: SE615837). www.ramblers.org.uk

7 Mastiles Lane & Malham Moor. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am Coniston Bridge (GR: SD979674). www.cravenramblers.org.uk

7 Camblesforth Circular. Moderate 8.5 miles. Meet 10.05am (GR: SE647260). www.yorkramblers.org.uk

8 North York Moors, Sneck Yate. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10am Sneck Yate car park (GR: SE509877). www.ramblers.org.uk

8 Prosperous Mine. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 11.15am Pateley Bridge. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

10 North Rigton. Moderate 6 miles. Meet 10.05am High Cleugh, Ripon (GR: SE305708). www.ramblers.org.uk

14 Dalby Forest to Newton-on-Rawcliffe. Moderate 11 miles. Meet 10.20am Dalby Forest (GR: SE903906). www.yorkramblers.org.uk

15 Dowkabottom & Hawkswick Clowder. Strenuous 8 miles. Meet 11.20am Kilnsey. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

15 Lindley Wood Reservoir. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 10.30am Norwood Edge car park (GR: SE209508). www.ramblers.org.uk

15 A Den, a House & A Holme. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 11am YDNP car park Buckden (GR: SD942772). www.cravenramblers.org.uk

18 Coxwold in the Howardian Hills. Moderate 7.5 miles. Meet 10.30am Coxwold, VHCP (GR: SE536773). www.ramblers.org.uk

19 Ripon Circular. Easy 10 miles. Meet 10am Market Place car park (GR: SE311712). www.ramblers.org.uk

22 Yorkshire Wolds. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 10am Huggate Mill Lane/Warter Road parking bays (GR: SE877543). www.ramblers.org.uk

22 Wetherby & Thorp Arch. Easy 7.5 miles. Meet 10am Linton Road car park (old railway station), Wetherby (GR: SE397484). www.ramblers.org.uk

22 Weets Top & Bordley. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am Boss Moor Lane, Hetton to Bordley Road (GR: SD957616). www.cravenramblers.org.uk

22 Simon’s Seat. Moderate to strenuous 8.5 miles. Meet 10.45am Bolton Abbey. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

26 Upper Wharfedale Classic – Buckden to Yockenthwaite. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10am Buckden car park. www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

29 Dacre Banks Circular. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.56am Dacre Banks. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

29 Fridaythorpe. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10am Fridaythorpe village pond (GR: SE874591). www.ramblers.org.uk

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