Category Archives: Yorkshire Arts & Music

Events, links and reports of artistic merit

More Modern Mosaics in Yorkshire

Four years ago I was much taken by the roman mosaics in Aldborough – it is well worth a visit. Isurium Brigantum  was a Roman fort and town that has left us with several mosaic treasures including some housed at … Continue reading

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Exceptional Dry Stone Walls

Yorkshire and proud of the windows in this home from home. You need to shin up the tree to look at the roof to see if the sculpture is a solid cube. Made from Yorkshire grit I am sure it … Continue reading

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Summat Abaht Paradise in Yorkshire

Something about paradise is the current exhibition in the nave of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s historic chapel. British artist Saad Qureshi has created an ‘eclectic mix of architectural styles, from traditional temples and churches to modernist houses and palaces, nestled … Continue reading

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Statuesque Yorkshire

Trafalgar Square has it’s plinths and Yorkshire folk have their  own  Sculpture Triangle encompassing the cultural venues of Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton, The Hepworth art gallery in Wakefield, and the Henry Moore Institute and Gallery in Leeds. Somehow … Continue reading

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Bradford October 2017

Bradford has a museum to be proud with the National Science and Media Museum. The author and a friend are pictured taking advantage of one display that showed thermal images of visitors. The white eyes are the hottest and I … Continue reading

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York Is Appealing

We all know that York has a wide appeal for residents and visitors but are these appeals really necessary? This is a tale of two art related 2017 appeals . 1. The York Art Gallery If you have £3.6 million … Continue reading

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Pop Musicians of Yorkshire

Not all our Yorkshire musical achievements are groups or bands everyone would be proud of but we could put on a great festival from some acts on this list. Def Leppard sheffield Saxon barnsley Robert Palmer batley David Coverdale north … Continue reading

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Wiig to Wed – Bridesmaids Needed

Beverley Minster could be the location for the PR media frenzy that will be the luvvies wedding of the century. It could alternatively be the name of one of the Bridesmaids when Kirsten Wiig weds. Mother Shipton would be the … Continue reading

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Wilfred Pickles Have a Go

You can get snippets of Wilfred Pickles as an actor on youtube or watch a full comedy series with Jimmy Jewel from Barnsley on this boxed DVD of More Northern Comedy. According to wikipedia Wilfred Pickles was a proud Yorkshireman, … Continue reading

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Norman Yardley’s Contribution to Music

Yorkshire Cricket Captains, Including: Geoffrey Boycott, Darren Gough, 7th Baron Hawke, Norman Yardley, Ray Illingworth. Norman Yardley of Royston near Barnsley was ‘Cricketer of the the Year 1948’ and this is how it was reported in Wisden In 1950 he … Continue reading

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