Baccapipes Folk Club 01535 605310 Summer singarounds (Fridays until August 30, 8.30pm)  Blue Star Tatoo (August 3) Skipton Fake Festival 0800 652 2852 Foo Fighters and Killers tributes plus local bands Foxes Faux and You Had Me At Hello (Saturday) Bingley Arts Centre 01274 0567983 Quireboys with Boomville (August 3); Jimi Hendrix Experience (September 7) Franfest 01535 624023 


Cliffe Castle Park Bandstand concert with Jens Oompah Band (August 11, 2pm to 4pm) West Lane Baptist Church, Haworth 01535 653110 Contemporary artwork by textile group flaX (until August 3, Saturdays to Wednesdays 10.30am to 4.30pm), guided tours by members (Monday 2pm), children’s art workshop (Wednesday 1am to 3pm)

Out of town

Bradford Alhambra

01274 432000; Spotlight Stage School in Simply the Best ( to August 1); DM Academy in One Night Only! (August 3); New Jersey Nights with songs by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; cult musical Rocky Horror Show; pretty musical Cabaret; Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet; family show Slava's Snowshow; new 60s musical Carnaby Street

Leeds Grand

0844 8482700 Comedy play Noises Off (until Saturday); Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace in Midnight Tango (Monday to August 3); Glenn Miller Orchestra with Strings (August 4); musical Hairspray (August 20-31); A Night to Remember with singer Merill Osmond (September 1); An Evening with Ray Mears (October 27); comedian Bill Bailey (28/29); Sixties band The Hollies (30); Grimethorpe Colliery Band (31); comedians Sean Lock (November 1) and Milton Jones (November 2); Sixties Gold with Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Searchers, PJ Proby and the Fortunes (November 3); Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings (November 12); The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live! (November 14) Paul Merton’s Improved Chums (November 15); singer Jane McDonald (November 16); Tommy Steele in Christmas Carol musical Scrooge (November 19 to December 7); musical Wicked (December 10 to July 5)

St George’s Hall, Bradford

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Children’s show Aliens Love Underpants (August 30/31); Halle with singer Lesley Garrett (September 28); Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio (October 12); Czech National Symphony Orchestra (November 23); Halle plays New Year Celebration Viennese Concert (January 5)

Leeds City Varieties

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City Varieties Youth Theatre Company in fun musical Little Shop of Horrors (tomorrow/Saturday); 1970s singer Hamish Stuart from the Average White Band (August 3)

Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax

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Michael Whitaker’s work based on prehistoric remains, Scarborough artist Sally Gatie’s touring show, Raymond Fearn’s images of symbolism and narrative (all until September 15)

Leeds Town Hal

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National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain (August 17); Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio (October 5); Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (October 19); Halle (October 26 and November 2); BBC Philharmonic (November 23)

West Yorkshire Playhouse

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Musical thriller Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Street Street (September 26 to October 26; Northern Ballet in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (September 6-14); The Ugly Sisters for 14-plus (September 13/14); heartwarming football story Jumpers for Goalposts (September 17-21); heartbreaking but hilarious The Secret Agent (September 24-28); Leeds-set drama My Generation by Chumbawamba member Alice Nutter (October 5-26); Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play for children (October 30 to November 2); Leeds Amateur Operatic Society in musical Footloose (November 2-9); George Orwell’s 1984 (November 12-16); the Jungle book (November 30 to January 18)

National Centre for Early Music, York


Snake Davis Band (October 26); Orquesta Tangazo (November 9)

Motor Arena, Sheffield 0114 256 5656

Comedian Mickey Flanagan (September 28 and November 6); Bruno Mars (October 12); Jessie J (October 19); Disney on Ice Dare to Dream (October 20-24); comedy with Mrs Brown (December 3-7); JLS (December 10); Diversity (December 12); Black Sabbath (December 14)


Leeds City Museum 0113 224 3732

Drop-in family event Hideous History the Ancient Egyptians (August 6/7) and Victorians (August 13/14). Both 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds 0113 244 4343

Summer holiday activities every day including doctors and magicians skills Harewood House, Leeds 0113 218 1000

Outdoor theatre Wind in the Willows (August 8); VW Festival (August 17/18); Sing-a-Long-a Grease screening (August 24); drive-in movie of Pirates of the Caribbean (August 25); outdoor theatre Davy Babe the Sheep Pig (August 31)