Arts & Screen

Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Leeds Festival organisers have announced that pineapples will not be allowed at the event this Bank Holiday.

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature in UK cinemas from Friday, August 11, 2017.

WIN: The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature film merchandise goody bag to celebrate UK release

Surly the squirrel and his pals are back in The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature and we have film merchandise goody bags to be won to celebrate its UK summer holiday release.
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Game of Thrones admit to using Ikea rugs for actors' costumes

Game of Thrones admit to using Ikea rugs for actors' costumes

Game of Thrones fans may well have admired the warm fur cloaks worn by Jon Snow and members of the Night's Watch in the hit show.

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Millennium Square was packed for the event.

Leeds Pride 2017: Thousands turn out in support for annual LGBT+ parade

Thousands of revellers were loud and proud today as one of the biggest annual events in the city reached its peak.
Artist Sarah Jayne Palmer with Shreya Naik aged 9 pictured inside the sculpture. Picture by Simon Hulme

Eye-catching sculpture marks three decades of hospice

AN INFLATABLE sculpture which includes the artwork of 300 school children from across Yorkshire has gone on display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park to mark the 30th anniversary of Martin House Hospice.

Graham Relton from the Yorkshire Film Archive. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Lost jewel of Bradford’s Bollywood past goes on view

It looked more like Gargrave than the Ganges, but the Bollywood thriller they shot on the banks of the River Wharfe four decades ago is a jewel in the crown of Yorkshire’s forgotten cinema.

Insurance money returned after 'stolen' candlesticks reappear at Yorkshire castle

Insurance money returned after 'stolen' candlesticks reappear at Yorkshire castle

A Yorkshire castle has had to return an insurance pay-out after four 'stolen' candlesticks re-appeared in strange circumstances.

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Jake Quickenden. Picture by Julian Brown.

Former X-Factor and I’m A Celebrity star among new signings at Ossett Town

Former star of The X Factor and I’m A Celebrity...Get me Out of Here! runner-up Jake Quickenden is one of five new signings made by Ossett Town manager Grant Black.

Fungi by Jean Phillips.

Snappers showcase images at The Ridings

These are just three of the stunning pictures you can see at Wakefield Camera Club’s exhibition in The Ridings.

Ten Things to do

Top Ten Things To Do w/c July 13

Looking for something to do in the area?

Dunkirk, cert 12A, in UK cinemas from Friday, July 21, 2017.  2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All rights reserved.

WIN: Dunkirk IMAX family tickets and goody bags - see One Direction star Harry Styles big screen debut

To celebrate the release of Dunkirk - in UK cinemas July 21 - Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win an IMAX family ticket and official merchandise good bags.
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A dramatic recreation of a battle

Gallery: Yorkshire Wartime Experience weekend

Cleckheaton was transformed into a battlefield over the weekend as the Yorkshire Wartime Experience came to town.

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Stormtrooper Peter Wishart was running his 11th race. Also pictured are Emma Wishart and Sarah Curran

GALLERY: Run for All Leeds 10k race

Thousands of runners descended on Leeds city centre on Sunday morning for the Leeds 10k race.
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READ ON: Wakefield MP Mary Creagh is supporting  the Summer Reading Challenge, which begins on July 15.

Summer bid to get children to pick up books

A reading campaign is aiming to get children to hit the books this summer.

It’s Your Round, July 10-15

It’s Your Round, July 10-15

Cheers to a theatre show that’s a cabaret pub quiz.

Schoolchildren Commemorate the death of Wakefield Nurse Nellie Spindler and Soldiers who died at Passchendaele 100 years ago, at the Thackray Medical School, Leeds.Abigail King from Wakefield Girls High School is pictured with Folk band Harp and a Monkey.They did a performance at the event ....5th July 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Student project marks Wakefield war nurse’s centenary

students gathered yesterday to commemorate a Wakefield nurse who died 100 years ago at Passchendaele.

Barnsley Museums, celebrating 1.8m Arts Council England funding, has an impressive series of summer events.

Barnsley Museums celebrate £1.8m of funding from Arts Council England

Barnsley Museums has received £1.8 of funding from Arts Council England and has secured its place as a National Portfolio Organisation for 2018 to 2022, it was announced today.
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Opera North will continue to get funding from the Arts Council.

Arts Council reveals £5.3m boost in funding for Yorkshire

The Arts Council has this morning announced an increase of more than £5m for projects and organisations based in Yorkshire.
Darth Vader greeting fans at the STAR WARS Identities exhibition at The O2, London. Photos: Lucasfilm Ltd  & TM 2017

PREVIEW: Star Wars Identities exhibition is out of this world

The Force is strong in the UK with a new Star Wars Identities exhibition landing for a summer long visit and it really is out of this world, as Graham Walker has been finding out.
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Get a sneak peek of newly discovered Barnsley archive footage

PREVIEW: Barnsley History Day celebrates town's forefathers on Father's Day

Barnsley History Day will celebrate the town's forefathers on Father's Day with talks, exhibitions and a sneak peek at newly found archive film in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, from 11am.
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