Category Archives: Yorkshire Arts & Music

Events, links and reports of artistic merit

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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Feldspar or Mill Stone Grit

Feldspar or Mill Stone Grit?  Feldspar is a group of rock-forming tectosilicate minerals which make up about 60% of the Earth’s crust whilst gritstone is a fluvial sedimentary rock. Rock is not what you should expect with Feldspar in this … Continue reading

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Band Of Hope Burmantofts to Salvation Army

Temperance societies in the early 1800’s were worried about drinking amongst the youth of Leeds. The reverend Jabez Tunnicliffe welded several together to form the Band of Hope. He died age 56 but was the chaplain at Burmantofts cemetery where … Continue reading

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York Footpath or Snickelway Map

Snickelways were recently nominated as one of York’s seven man made wonders. Snickleways often lead the walker to fantastic pubs or act as short cuts to other watering holes. The Complete Snickelways of York  –  Mark W Jones If you … Continue reading

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Whitby – Home For Vampires That Fear The Light?

Since Bram Stoker lit his first candle to see the ink drying on his story of Dracula the local vampires have preferred the night and twilight. So might you if you see the light like this around St Mary’s and … Continue reading

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Hockney Rebel

If you are a Cockney Rebel when you come from London are you a Bradfordney Rebel or Yorkney Rebel from Yorkshire? naw tha’s just normal. ‘Hockney’s Pictures’ is a retrospective of one of the most popular pop artist in the … Continue reading

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