Category Archives: Yorkshire Arts & Music

Events, links and reports of artistic merit

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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Beverley Festival of Folk

The Beverley Folk Festival 16 – 18 June 2017 is set to be another rip roaring success. There is a long list of performers already booked to appear. As with other folk fests you also get ‘Pub Stuff’ in various … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Conservation In Yorkshire

Stained glass is the long practices art of manipulating coloured light within an architectural context. York Minster is a great exponent of this art. Disused medieval chapels in York are put to many uses but the Bedern Glaziers Studio is … Continue reading

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Dance Yorkshire

Whilst this book features Dancing in the East Riding there is a lot more going off in Yorkshire. I am always surprised at nthe number of dance venues still functioning for classes, medals and competitions. Undoubtedly a healthy pastime for … Continue reading

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Rag Rugs and Ragging

Rag rugs remains have been found in old Celtic and Viking homes and the making of rugs from rags is still practiced in Yorkshire. As the pictures imply there have been style changes as the availability of rag material has … Continue reading

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Sir Patrick Stewart

After waiting for God only knows how many decades (well 6.9 actually) the Mirfield lad made good with an OBE in 2001 and  a Knighthood (KBE) in 2009. He was the Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield. ‘Sir Pat’ is … Continue reading

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