All sorts of entertainment in Yorkshire

Malton Food Lover’s Festival

It is more than easy to argue that Malton has become the foodie capital of North Yorkshire over recent years. Part of this is as a result of the ever popular Food Lover’s Market, that takes place on the second Saturday of each month – however, the star attraction is the annual Food Lover’s Festival and this weekend marks its return.

The star-studded line up features the likes of Antonio Carluccio, Tom Parker Bowles, Jay Raynor and Yorkshire-based chefs Andrew Pern and James McKenzie. This year as well sees a splash of royalty as the festival features an appearance from The Prince of Wales personal chef Visen Anenden. There are demonstrations and workshops aplenty throughout the weekend too.

There is a wealth of treats you can pick up from the many exhibitors that line the market place of Malton, with Yorkshire cakes, cheeses, meats, preserves and drinks all available – this is one Food Festival that is definitely worth checking out.

Dewsbury Beer Festival

Dewsbury Beer Festival

An ale lover’s paradise, this weekend sees the return of the Dewsbury Beer Festival.

As in previous years there is a wide selection of ales primarily promoting the best that Yorkshire has to offer. In addition with the Cider Bar, Beers of The World and Theme Bar there will be something to tempt and titillate all palates. This year there is also the “Spotters” Bar with 20 unusual beers new to the district from all over Great Britain. This year’s Theme Bar “The Steamed Pigs” will be in honour of the great Dewsbury Rugby League team who won the Championship 40 years ago and will boast 20 beers linked to the players of that great day.

It’s not just beer though as entertainment will be provided from three highly popular bands; Blackstone Edge, Dewsbury Music Centre Swing Band and Fat Stanley. So get your dancing shoes on and head down to Dewsbury. Cheers!

A Vintage Weekend!

York Does Vintage

Yorkshire based company Now and Then Events, curators of ‘Britain Does Vintage’ have an extra special weekend planned. Two days of vintage! Saturday sees the return of ‘Harrogate Does Vintage’, in its new home, St George Hotel.  Then on Sunday its ‘York Does Vintage’ the original ‘Britain Does Vintage’ fair set in York’s finest grade 1 listed building, The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall.

Bursting to the seams with vintage delights, this promises to be a weekend you really do not want to miss!

Allam British Open Squash Championships

Although not starting until Monday, all eyes will be on Hull as the Allam British Open Squash Championships kicks off. The world’s best players head to Yorkshire, home to three-time British Open Champion Nick Matthew and former world no.1 James Willstrop, to compete at the KC Stadium in Kingston Upon Hull. Running from 20-26 May this year’s tournament, held for the first ever time in a football stadium, is graded at the highest level as a Platinum World Series Event and promises to be a fantastic spectacle building on the success of last season at the O2 Arena.

The sport’s oldest tournament also welcomes the world’s best female players to East Yorkshire including Malaysia’s Nicol David, the pre-eminent female player of her generation, who has won the tournament a stunning four times.

Moscow State Circus


Last but my no means least, the fantastic Moscow State Circus is hitting Hull (22-27 May) and Halifax (29 May-2 June) with its latest & greatest production to date, PARK GORKOGO.

Set in the mystical centre of Moscow’s cultural & artistic quarter ‘PARK GORKOGO’ (Gorky Park) is the perfect back drop for what is; undoubtedly the greatest & most famous circus on earth. Don’t miss this amazing show, created especially for its first ever European tour.

On top of this, to celebrate it coming to Yorkshire, we’ve got a fantastic Kids Go Free offer for you to take advantage of.

This blog was written by Digital Marketing Executive Tom Ashurst. You can follow Tom on twitter @tom_ashurst

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