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Yorkshire Festival 2014

Written by Kirsty Jones on

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It has begun, be prepared for 100 days of enriching art and culture around Yorkshire because the action packed Yorkshire Festival 2014 has officially started. The inspiring festival began on the 27th March and will run until the 6th July, events throughout the festival range from spoken word poetry to crochet street art and everything in between.

The festival is run throughout Yorkshire, gracing large towns and cities such as Sheffield, York, Huddersfield, Leeds, but not to forget the smaller but equally great towns like Skipton, Mirfield, Dewsbury and Whitby. So here’s a few of the things we are going to be checking out over the coming weeks.

The first has to be the Chamber Music Series in our hometown of Skipton. Wednesday April the 9th will see Skipton Girls’ High School echoing to the sounds of Brahms Piano Quintet, expect to hear a beautiful grand piano and the accompanying strings for this enchanting piece of music composed in 1865. The performance will last around an hour with lovely café style seating and a wine bar.

Now Yorkshire is renowned for its raw natural beauty of rolling hills, gentle streams, roaring rivers and rocky crags so what better way to reflect these stunning surroundings than with art that reflects the region. The ‘Down to Earth’ exhibition in Leeds City Art Gallery showcases a range of UK designers who have been inspired and worked with a range of materials that are all natural and inspired by mother earth.

No one can forget that the Tour De France is inching ever closer to its exploration around Yorkshire and this is reflected in the Yorkshire Festival. The Dales Countryside Museum gives you the opportunity to share your cycling experiences within the Yorkshire Dales, the project named Daisy Daisy will attempt to document the history of cycling around the Dales and with all of our help it will be an abundance of stories and photos of our loving memories on a bicycle, even if it’s not on one made for two!

Kirsty Jones

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