York in the ‘Premier League for hen parties’

YORK remains in the ‘Premier League’ for hen dos, but it could become less popular as a destination for stags as increasingly more wild and whacky weekends become the next big party trend. According to one of the biggest names in the industry, Last Night of Freedom, which sends hundreds of groups to the city … Read more

Things to do in York: What’s on around York this week

FROM The Cure’s Eighties’ photos to Ayckbourn’s lies, folk, riverside and walls festivals to folk’s future, Charles Hutchinson picks his highlights of the week ahead and beyond. Exhibition launch of the week: Trapped In The Light, 1980s Music Photos by Alison O’Neill, Sky Lounge, City Screen Picturehouse, York, Sunday to September 10 ALISON O’Neill loved … Read more

REVIEW: The Coppergate Woman, York Theater Royal

THIS is the first York Theater Royal community play in five years and, more significantly, the first since pandemic restrictions were lifted, although the cloud of Covic hangs all too heavy over Maureen Lennon’s storytelling drama. There is a sense of relief that we can gather again, perform together, build plays from scratch with faces … Read more

NRM central hall plan approved after knife-edge vote

The National Railway Museum’s controversial proposals for a new central hall have been approved – after a knife-edge vote. Planning committee chair Coun Chris Cullwick used his deciding vote after a four-hour discussion about the NRM’s plans, which will see the two halves of the museum united with a rotunda. The plan has attracted significant … Read more

Take the kids out – top theme parks in Yorkshire

Diggerland in Castleford offers rides and attractions for all the family Rollercoasters, carousels, crazy mazes, water splashes, fast rides and adventure play parks are right here on your doorsteps. Here are some of the best: Sign up to our daily Harrogate Advertiser Today newsletter Diggerland describes itself as “the ultimate adventure UK Theme Park experience … Read more

REVIEW: The Osmonds: A New Musical, Grand Opera House, York

SLADE, Marc Bolan & T. Rex, David Bowie, Sweet, er, Gary Glitter, Gilbert O’Sullivan, even David Cassidy, who shared a birthday, were early Seventies’ favorites in the Hutch household. The Osmonds, however, were not, save for the somewhat bizarre presence of nine-year-old Little Jimmy’s excitable Long Haired Lover From Liverpool in 11-year-old Hutch’s Christmas stocking … Read more