Arts & Screen

TV Choice: Three of the best shows on the small screen this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's top three picks.


VIDEO: Santa's reindeers to parade with War Horse puppet magic at Sheffield's Meadowhall

Santa's reindeers are about to magically come to life for daily parades at Sheffield's Meadowhall - thanks to the puppet wizardry of the experts behind West End smash hit War Horse.

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Hepworth Wakefield by Marc Atkins / Art Fund 2017

COLUMN: Behind the the Hepworth Wakefield

For the past year I’ve been project managing the development of The Hepworth Wakefield’s website and digital infrastructure upgrades.

Barnsley's own 'Queen of Egypt' TV star Prof Joann Fletcher

PREVIEW: Ancient Egypt comes to Barnsley with study workshops

Ancient Egypt fans in Yorkshire are to get the chance of a lifetime to spend up to three days studing the fascinating subject with the region's own TV experts Prof Joann Fletcher & Dr Stephen Buckley.

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Ed Kluz, Fishers Hall, Hackfall, Masham, North Yorkshire, 2017. Courtesy the artist and YSP.

COLUMN: Behind the the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I’ve been working with artist Ed Kluz on his forthcoming exhibition since early 2016, and Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain opens today.

The new costume for the 13th Doctor.

Television: Doctor Who - Costume revealed for Jodie Whittaker's time traveller

The new costume for the 13th Doctor, to be portrayed by Jodie Whittaker has been revealed by the BBC.
Executive Director Katie Town at the new Centre for Creativity , the extension to Theatre Royal Wakefield which is currently under construction. Picture Scott Merrylees

Theatre’s expansion is three decades in the making

It has been three decades in the making, but in a short few months, a derelict piece of land next to Wakefield’s historic Frank Matcham theatre will be transformed into a state of the art studio space - proof, the theatre’s director says, that the city’s art scene is both ambitious and here to stay.

Theatre and Comedy
Hebden Bridge, picture by Dave Zdanowicz  from his More Yorkshire In Photographs book

From east coast to red rose border, photographer has his eye on it

Is Yorkshire as pretty as a picture, from wild moorland to seaside sunsets?

Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name.

Cinema AND TRAILER: Call Me By Your Name - Armie Hammer interview

Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet tell a touching story of gay romance in Call Me By Your Name. The Oscar-tipped actors tell Laura Harding about facing their fears and striking the perfect balance.

Russian National Ballet present The Nutcracker.

Festive favourite heading to Wakefield

The Russian National Ballet is coming to town next week with a beautiful new production of The Nutcracker.

Theatre and Comedy

HALLOWEEN VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Mummy remains tests underway on paintings at Yorkshire museum

Halloween visitors to a new Resurrecting Ancient Egypt exhibition are in for a spooky discovery - scientists believe they are about to find real mummy remains in paintings hanging on the walls.

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Gerard Butler in Geostorm

Cinema AND TRAILER: Gerard Butler on Geostorm

Gerard Butler is used to being an action man but a motorbike accident has left him temporarily out of commission. He chats to Laura Harding about bumps in the road and his new film Geostorm

Illustrator Ian Beck. Photo: Graham Miller

WIN: Your Christmas Carol inspired story turned into an illustrated children's book by Amazon

Inspired by A Christmas Carol to write a new children's story?

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New Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibition is Sheer Folly

New Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibition is Sheer Folly

The largest solo exhibition to date by artist, illustrator and printmaker Ed Kluz is being presented by Yorkshire Sculpture Park next month.


WIN: Sheffield murder mystery CluedUpp tickets celebrating Murder On The Orient Express film launch

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer?

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie in UK cinemas now. Copyright 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved Copyright  2017 The LEGO Group

WIN: The LEGO Ninjago Movie film merchandise goody pack

To celebrate the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, now in UK cinemas, Warner Bros Pictures have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a film merchandise goody pack.

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Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev, Jeffrey Tambor as Georgy Malenkov, Adrian McLoughlin as Joseph Stalin, Dermot Crowley as Lazat Kaganovich, Paul Chahidi as Nikolai Bulganin, Paul Whitehouse as Anastas Mikoyan and Simon Russell Beale as Lavrentiy Beria.

Cinema and TRAILER: The Death Of Stalin - cast and director interview

Soviet Russia in the 1950s isn’t the first topic that springs to mind when you think of comedy. The cast and director of The Death of Stalin tell us about treading the line between funny and tragic

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