What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 3

What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 3

In our third and final post of the What’s Happening in Yorkshire series, we’re looking at what exciting events York, Hull and Scarborough have to offer in 2017!

York

York Residents’ Festival is a chance to explore this fascinating city for free! You can visit the cities best attractions for free, explore behind the scene of places not usually open to the public, and take advantage of great dining special offers! All you need is a valid YorkCard or York Student ID. 28 & 29 January. 

Step back in time with the Jorvik Viking Festival taking place this February half term! The week long celebration includes battle re-enactments, guided walks, talks and lectures, living history encampments, combat performances and loads more family-friendly events! 20-26 February.  

Let out your inner bookworm at the York Literature Festival. There are more than 60 events taking place over two weeks, with discussions, readings and performances, as well as music, comedy, cinema and theatre. 16-30 March.

Calling all chocolate lovers, this ones for you! York Chocolate Festival invites you to indulge in the Home of Chocolate and celebrate York’s confectionary history with chocolate workshops, stalls, museum attractions, demonstrations, live music and more! 14-17 April.

Whilst not one of the biggest events of it’s kind, York Pride is no less colourful and proud than any of the other pride festivals! The festival is back this year and promising to be even bigger and better than the last. 10 June.

The event of the summer in Yorkshire, the Great Yorkshire Fringe is not one to miss. With comedy, theatre, music, cabaret, activities and loads more, there’s something for everyone at this brilliant festival. 21 July-13 August.

Celebrate the amazing food and drink of the city at the York Food & Drink Festival. Following the Taster Festival on 10 & 11 June, the main festival is jam packed full of stalls, markets, workshops, live demonstrations, competitions, taste trails and lots more foodie delights. 22 September-1 October.

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Hull

In collaboration with London’s Battersea Arts Centre, Heads Up Festival presents 10 days of the best new work across theatre, dance, comedy, music and audio performance, from the most innovative and thrilling artists. 8-18 March.

WOW (Women of the World) is a festival of talks, debates, music, film, comedy and activism that celebrates women and girls and takes a frank look at what stops them from achieving their potential. 10-12 March.

With opportunities to experience the growing diversity that is the brewing industry, CAMRA will be sourcing over 130 different cask ales for the Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival this spring. 27-28 April.

The Pint of Science festival delivers interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub! Topics include the mind and body, galaxies, planet Earth, and art and science coming together. 15-17 May.

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is set to be one of the musical highlights of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, with confirmed acts including Kings of Leon, Little Mix and Stormzy. 27-28 May.

The Hull Folk and Maritime Festival is four days of music, dance and history that celebrate Hull’s rich and unique folk heritage. 20-23 July.

Hull’s spectacular, award-winning grassroots festival, Humber Street Sesh, returns for another year, showcasing emerging homegrown talent across all music genres. 5 August.

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Scarborough

At this years Coastival, you can expect to see artwork, music and performances in unusual locations as it looks to break with people’s expectations of a traditional arts festival. 18-19 February. 

Join the thousands of Goths and alternatives of all ages and walks of life for the amazing Whitby Goth Weekend. Spend the nights watching fantastic live music or the days shopping in the various ‘Bizarre Bazaar’ locations. 21-23 April.

For the third year in a row, Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire in 2017. The third edition of the race takes place between 28-30 April 2017. It encompasses all four corners of the county and takes in Yorkshire’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Fountains Abbey and Saltaire. Bridlington-Scarborough 28 April.

Whether you want a new tattoo or just want to look at the amazing art work, head down to the Scarborough Tattoo Show this May, with over 50 award winning tattoo artists. 27-28 May.

Sample the best local produce at the Eat Yorkshire Food Festival in Filey, with three events throughout the year. Indulge in artisan breads, pates, pies, cheeses, cakes, jams, ciders, ales and so much more! 10-11 Jun, 12-13 Aug, 14-15 Oct.

SEAFEST Maritime Heritage Festival takes place on West Pier next to Scarborough’s idyllic harbour and South Bay Beach. A firm favourite with families to mark the start of the summer holidays, the event is now in its 19th year! 21-23 July.

If you’re a jazz music fan, then the Scarborough Jazz Festival is a must visit event for you! With a line up of world class jazz artists, this year is set to be even better than the last. 22-24 September.

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What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 1

What’s happening in Yorkshire 2017: Part 1

It’s a new year, and as normal, Yorkshire is host to loads of amazing events throughout the year, from live music to food festivals, sporting events to beer weekends, there’s something for everyone to look forward to in 2017! This week we’re focusing on what’s coming up in Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford.

Leeds

First up we have Live At Leeds, an award-winning music festival taking place at various venues across the city. This years acts include Slaves, Wild Beasts, White Lies and The Pigeon Detectives plus over 100 more! Definitely not one to miss. 29 April. 

Calling all foodies, Leeds Indie Food is back to celebrate the best of independent food and drink. Nothing is confirmed yet, but keep your eye on their social media! 11-28 May.

Another city favourite, Slam Dunk is even bigger and better in 2017. Enter Shikari are headlining this year, with other acts including Don Broco, Bowling for Soup, The Bronx and We The Kings. 28 May.

Have an indulgent weekend at the Yorkshire Food & Drink Show, with over 100 exhibitors showing the regions finest food and drink, as well as live cookery demonstrations. What’s not to love. There’s also loads more foodie events in Leeds throughout the year. 2-4 June.

For all tattoo enthusiasts, head down to the Leeds International Tattoo Expo this summer for their 4th year, and see amazing artists from all over the world. 8 & 9 July.

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If you love electronic music, then Cocoon In The Park is a must for you. Brought to you from the team behind Mint Club and Mint Warehouse, it’s guaranteed to be an amazing day and night. 8 July.

Join in Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of LGBT life at Leeds Pride 2017. They marked their 10th birthday last year, and are planning even bigger things this year. 5 & 6 August.

Four days of beer, food and music. Leeds International Beer Festival is back for it’s 6th year with even more amazing craft beers from the UK and overseas, as well as a street food market and live music. 7-10 September.

Whatever your taste, Leeds International Film Festival always has something for everyone to enjoy with 2 weeks of screenings from all over the world. 2-16 November.

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Huddersfield

Brush up on your reading for the Huddersfield Literature Festival; 2 weeks of showcasing established and new writers and performers, as well as various workshops and masterclasses. 4-19 March.

One of the largest outdoor festivals in West Yorkshire, the Huddersfield Carnival is set to be even bigger and better in its 33rd year. There will be a glow parade on the Friday, the carnival on the Saturday and a Caribbean music festival on the Sunday. 7-9 July. 

You can never have too many food festivals, so why not visit the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival as well! Celebrating food from Huddersfield and around Yorkshire, the festival helps support local and regional businesses. August 2017.

One of the best music festivals in the region, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival runs over 10 days with over 50 events including concerts, dance, music-theatre, multi-media, talks and films. November 2017.

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Bradford

The Tour De Yorkshire starts its stage three from Bradford City Park before heading through the Dales. Don’t miss one of the biggest events in Yorkshire’s calendar! 30 April.

Bradford Literature Festival is renowned for having world famous authors, poets and speakers with a jam packed programme of discussions, debates and performances. 30 June – 9 July.

The city’s biggest event of the year, Bradford Festival, is returning in 2017 with a vibrant multicultural programme of the best theatre, art, music and dance from all over the world. 28-30 July.

The largest of its kind in the region, the Halifax Agricultural Show offers something for everyone, with farm and domestic animal shows, as well as local produce, flowers, fruit & veg, crafts and entertainment such as showjumping, vintage vehicles, farmer’s markets, stall and demonstrations. 12 August. 

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Suburban Living in Halifax

Suburban Living in Halifax

Do you want the peace and quiet of suburban living, but still close enough to enjoy Yorkshire’s best towns and cities? Then living in the town of Elland in the south of Halifax is the ideal place for you! We currently have two stunning apartments that will give you the best of everything.

Property

Both two bedroom apartments feature a spacious open-plan living area, creating the perfect space to both eat and relax, with a modern kitchen featuring maple units and stainless steel oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The two double bedrooms in the apartments are fitted with carpet and offer plenty of space for storage opportunities, whilst the tiled bathroom is complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, and fitted with vinyl flooring. The apartments also benefit from gas central heating, TV and telephone points, carpets and blinds, as well as allocated parking spaces.

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Location

The Westbury Fold development is situated within a beautifully converted mill in the lovely market town of Elland, just south of Halifax. The M62 is located close by offering easy access to Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Huddersfield, making this property ideal for commuters who still want the suburban lifestyle. As well as having towns and cities within easy reach, you’ll also be just half an hour from the stunning Peak District National Park.

The apartment is a short walk from Elland high street which boasts plenty of shops, supermarkets, pubs and eateries, so you’ll be within easy reach of everything you need! Halifax itself also has plenty to offer including shopping centres, entertainment venues, restaurants, night life, a cinema and much more!

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Best of Elland

  • Hullen Edge Park and Elland Cricket Club
  • Elland Golf Club and Course
  • The Elland Brewery
  • Indigo Bar & Restaurant
  • La Cachette (French bistrot)
  • The Caddy Shack Bar & Grill
  • Cobbles Cafe & Ice Cream Bar
  • Gatsby Cocktail Bar
  • Rex Cinema
  • New Hall Therapies
  • Lippylicious Tea Room
  • The Barge and Barrel
  • The Calderdale Way walk

Upcoming events

 

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Living in Newton Kyme, Tadcaster

Living in Newton Kyme, Tadcaster

This stunning new build, four bedroom home is perfect for larger families, and ideally located on the modern Burden Mews development in the beautiful village of Newton Kyme, just half an hour from York, Leeds and Harrogate.

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0 (4)The living room of this property is bright and spacious due to a set of patio doors that lead out into the large, private garden,making this property ideal for entertaining family and friends, especially in the summer months. The beautiful, contemporary kitchen is finished to a high standard with wood-effect worktops and white gloss units, fitted with oven/hob and extractor fan. There is plenty of space for a dining table and chairs, ideal for enjoying sit down family meals. The property also boasts off-road parking and a large rear garden.

The long entrance hall to the stairs is where a storage cupboard providing extra 0 (5)space and the separate W.C, which helps to ease the morning rush, are located. The large family home comprises four spacious bedrooms, two doubles and two singles, all fully carpeted and with plenty of space for storage. The master bedrooms enjoys the whole of the top floor, and additionally benefits from en-suite with shower. There is also a modern family bathroom with cream marble-effect tiling, complete with a white three-piece suite including over-the-bath shower.

Location

The Burden Mews development is set in Newton Kyme, a delightful village near Tadcaster. Boston Spa is on the door step, with Leeds, Harrogate and York all just half an hour away, and easily accessible from the A1 and A64. The development is located next to Newton Kyme Hall and St Andrew’s Church, and close to the River Wharfe with stunning countryside views. The village has OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAa great community spirit and is the perfect place to raise your family.

The closest towns to Newton Kyme are Tadcaster and Boston Spa, offering local amenities such as good schools, shops, restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities. Tadcaster is just a 5 minute drive away or 20 minutes by bus, and Boston Spa 10 minutes by car or bus. There are also many sporting opportunities in the area including the Toulston Polo Ground, Lordswood Cricket School and even the Leeds United training ground, with Bramham Park also situated close by. This lovely location gives you the best of everything; the quiet village life, amenities in local towns, and easy access to the great cities of Yorkshire!

For a fun family day out or weekend away, the Howardian Hills (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is a 50 minute drive, Yorkshire Dales National Park 90 minutes, and the seaside town of Bridlington just 1 hour 20 minutes! Newton Kyme also has good transport links with regular bus services to nearby towns and cities, and just 10 minutes away from the nearest train station in Ulleskelf.

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Living in North Leeds suburbs

Living in North Leeds suburbs

This amazing two bedroom apartment is located in a highly sought after residential area in Leeds, close to the beautiful Roundhay Park, giving you the peace of suburban life just 15 minutes from the vibrant city centre.38915001d557fcebfeaaa9feab5bac2b43e49d3b_645_430[1]

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This stylish apartment benefits from a spacious open-plan layout, with a large lounge area featuring French doors and a Juliet balcony to let in the fresh air. The modern, high specification kitchen is fitted with white high gloss units, and complete with integrated oven/hob and extractor fan, washing machine and fridge/freezer, providing everything you need in one convenient place.kitchen edit

The two double bedrooms are fitted with carpets for a cosy feel, and the master bedroom additional benefits from an en suite bathroom, whilst the second bedroom has a built in wardrobe for extra storage. The modern house bathroom is part-tiled and fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, and also comes with a mirror and electric shaver plug. A secure door entry system provides extra safety, and the apartment comes with an allocated parking space.

Location

Sandringham Court is situated in a quiet residential area between Alwoodley and Moortown, and is just 15 minutes from the amazing Leeds city centre. There are many golf courses and green spaces in the area, with the beautiful Roundhay Park just a short walk away, offering over 700 acres of parklands, lakes, woodlands, gardens and a tropical world, as well as many great events.Canal_Gardens_Aug_2007

In the suburb of Moortown there is a great range of amenities including a Marks & Spencer, banks, restaurants, bars and many other shops. And if you’re looking for more, Leeds city centre is only a 15 minute journey away and boasts a whole range of fantastic shops, bars, restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues; you will never run out of things to do in this city!

Highlights of Moortown

  • G-Wu – the raved about Chinese restaurant & takeaway
  • David Lloyd – high end gym
  • Blackbird Vintage – a unique vintage store selling furniture and designer clothes
  • Mama Doreen’s – a delicious cupcake shop
  • Haley & Clifford – ethical and home-cooked food
  • Ira B’s – classic Jewish food with loads of personality (pictured)
  • Tree Tops Community Centre – hosts regular Pilates classescars and Ira B's 056
  • Gourmet Foods – a kosher butchers
  • Amici – friendly Italian restaurant
  • The Lord Darcy Pub – classic suburban pub
  • Moortown Golf Club – in the top 100 golf clubs in the country
  • Marks & Spencer’s – Simply Food on Moortown Corner
  • The Street Lane Bakery – a range of cakes, pastries and bread
  • COOK – selling gourmet, frozen ready meals
  • Filmore & Union – upmarket café and deli
  • Peperoncino – authentic Italian takeaway
  • Roundhay Park – 700 acres of parklands and tropical world

Upcoming events

  • Pilates Beginners – every Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm – Treetops Community Centre
  • Mustardstock music festival – 22 to 24 July – The Mustard Pot, Chapel Allerton
  • Summer Series – 22 July to 7 August – Millennium Square, Leeds
  • The Film House on the Square – 27 to 29 July – Millennium Square, Leeds
  • Fake Festival – 30 July – Roundhay Park
  • Leeds Pride – 7 August – Leeds city centre
  • Acoustic Night – 19 August – Headingley Arts Centre
  • The North Leeds Food Festival – 19 to 21 August – Roundhay Park
  • The Garden Party – 28 August – The Faversham, Leeds
  • Leeds West Indian Carnival – 29 August – Potternewton Park
  • Chapel Allerton Short Film Festival – 29 August – Seven Arts
  • Chapel Allerton Arts Festival – 29 August to 4 September – Chapel Allerton
  • Leeds International Beer Festival – 8 to 11 September – Leeds Town Hall
  • On Roundhay live concert – 17 September – Roundhay Park
  • St Gemma’s Vintage Fair – 17 to 18 September –St Gemma’s Hospice, Moortown

 

 

 

Horsforth – Stylish City and Suburban Living

Horsforth – Stylish City and Suburban Living

Recently named as one of the best places to live, the highly sought after Leeds external (1)suburb of Horsforth is the ideal place to live if you want a calm and beautiful suburban setting, as well as easy access to the city life.

Property

15 Glenwood Villas is a two-bedroom, upper floor apartment, situated in a beautifully converted hotel with listed building simage8tatus. This cosy apartment features a great open-plan living area, with a modern kitchen fully fitted with white goods and vinyl flooring, as well as a striking sloping ceiling with a Velux skylight image4window. The lounge area also features a large bay window overlooking stunning landscaped gardens. The spacious double bedrooms are fitted with carpet and wardrobes, and the high quality, white three-piece bathroom has a bath and separate shower cubicle. Number 15 also has a large hallway with fitted storage and an allocated parking space.image2

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Location

Glenwood Villas has access to the beautiful landscaped gardens which provide lovely views from the apartments, and also overlooks the stunning Newlay Valley. Glenwood offers a tranquil setting, whilst only being a short distance from the local shops, eateries and bars. Horsforth is a historical town and has a rich heritage, with the Village Museum hosting collections and displays illustrating life in the suburb. The location of this Horsforth hall parkproperty makes the most of the open green spaces, with Cragg Hill parks, Bramley Fall Park and Horsforth Hall Park all being situated nearby. If you fancy a trip to the city, Horsforth Railway Station is only a 5 minute journey away, giving you easy access to the vibrant city of Leeds, also making it ideal for commuters. Horsforth is also surrounded by other fantastic Leeds suburbs including Bramley, Kirkstall and Headingley, and is just a short journey from Leeds/Bradford airport!

Events

Whether you’re a foodie, into the arts or love live music, there’s a whole range of amazing events going on around Horsforth and Leeds this summer!