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Pendle Powerfest - The Italian Job Special
Italian Job Themed Family Charity Motorshow - Raising money for the Encephalitis Society
Italian Job Film Set
Lots of different vehicles
Large Supercar Paddock
TV & Film Vehicles
Family Activities - including Zorbing, Walking Football, BMX etc
LEGO Displays
Countryside Bus Trips
Lots More!

On: 10:00 Sun 29th May 2016
Until: 16:00 Sun 29th May 2016
Address: Nelson & Colne College, Scotland Road, Nelson, BB9 7YT
Contact name: Chris Walker
Phone number: 07850075796
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.pendlepowerfest.com
Bingo and Quizzes The Engine Shed Quiz
We’ve got the questions! Have you got the answers?
Doors at 7pm – Quiz at 8pm
Only £2 per person (maximum 8 people per team).
Featuring, for the first, Lee's Jackpot Question with a chance to win cash on the night!

On: 7:30pm Sun 29th May 2016
Address: The Engine Shed, York Road, Wetherby, LS22 7SU
Website: http://www.engineshedwetherby.co.uk
The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park Spring Opening
'Yorkshires Hidden Gem'
A beautiful, serene 20 acre garden with meandering woodland paths and tranquil lakeside walks. The sloping hillsides are covered with a fabulous array of colourful plants and flowers, specialising in endangered Rhododendrons and Azleas. Prefect for a family day out or for garden and nature enthusiasts. There is a pleasant tearoom and outdoor seating area to enjoy home made cakes and tasty sandwiches, tea and coffees.

On: 10,00am Sat 23rd Apr 2016
Until: 4.00pm Sun 12th Jun 2016
Address: The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, The Hutts, Hutts Lane, Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DA
Contact name: Selina Shackleton
Phone number: 01765 658009
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.himalayangarden.com
Tom Wood: New Work
An exhibition of new work by portrait painter Tom Wood, whose subjects have included His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and Yorkshire author and playwright Alan Bennett, is showing at the Mercer Gallery until 19th June.

Best known for his portraits, Wood’s subject matter also includes figurative subjects, animal and nature subjects, abstract and still life studies.

The Mercer exhibition brings together over 30 new paintings, including very recent studies of dancers from Northern Ballet. The paintings will be for sale. Tom Wood is also an inspiring teacher and he will be presenting two special events at the Mercer Art Gallery:

Tom Wood: New Work an Illustrated Talk on Tues 23 Feb, 2pm, tickets £6
Stencils Workshop Tues 26 April, 10am – 4pm, £25.

Tom Wood: New Work is at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate from 6 February to 19 June 2016, admission is free. Opening times are 10am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday and 2 – 5pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Closes at 4pm November to March.

On: 10:00 Wed 24th Feb 2016
Until: Sun 19th Jun 2016
Address: The Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA
Website: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/mercerartgallery
Brandreth Bears at Newby Hall
Gyles Brandreth’s 1,000 strong collection of teddy bears is going on permanent public display at Newby Hall.
Bear lovers of all ages will be able to get ‘up close and pawsonal’ with world famous bears including the original star of the Paddington animated TV series; Sooty; Muppet Show stalwart Fozzie and Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear. Literary bears are also well represented by ‘bear of very little brain’ Winnie the Pooh and the Bear of Avon, William Shakesbeare himself, designed by Gyles Brandreth. The collection also features bear companions of the rich and famous.
The bears will be displayed in a series of specially commissioned tableaux ranging from a classic picnic and a library scene (books include Macbear, Paw and Peace, Jane Bear, The Merry Bears of Windsor, and the Encyclopedia Beartannica) to a church wedding and even an Olympics scene.

On: 11am Sat 28th May 2016
Until: 5pm Tue 27th Sep 2016
Address: Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AJ
Website: http://www.newbyhall.com
Crafty Convicts
Wander round this atmospheric prison, see its pillory and whipping post, experience what it is like to be alone in an empty cell, with a hard wooden bed and a slops bucket in the corner! Find out how it feels to be a convict with special half term activities; have your finger-prints taken and take part in convict keep-fit in the exercise yard.

Drop in to the half term activities at the museum daily anytime between 11am and 3pm. No booking is required, activities are free but normal museum entry charges apply.

On: 11:00 Mon 30th May 2016
Until: 15:00 Fri 3rd Jun 2016
Address: Prison and Police Museum, St. Marygate, Ripon HG4 1LX
Website: http://riponmuseums.co.uk
Crafty Convicts at the Workhouse
Take part in crafty convict fun this half term. Print your own convict hat with the Broad Arrow, create a carved picture to take home, and have a giggle with a prison themed Punch & Judy show.

Discover what life was like in one of the best-preserved Victorian Workhouses in the country, complete with its own kitchen garden.

Drop in to the half term activities at the museum daily anytime between 11am and 3pm. No booking is required, activities are free but normal museum entry charges apply.

On: 11:00 Mon 30th May 2016
Until: 15:00 Fri 3rd Jun 2016
Address: The Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE
Website: http://riponmuseums.co.uk
May Half Term event - craft workshop - Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Craft Workshop

Planes Trains & Automobiles
To celebrate Image Musical Theatre’s performance of the Railway Children, join us for a morning of fun building our own trains, and moving transport! Using clay, paint, glue, paper and whatever else you can get your hands on, come and create something magical, fast, sleek and have lots of fun.

Suitable for children aged 5+

Tickets are £5 per person. To book call our box office on 01943 467466 or go online at otleycourthouse.org.uk

On: 10am Tue 31st May 2016
Until: 11.30am Tue 31st May 2016
Address: Courthouse Street
Website: http://www.otleycourthouse.org.uk
Singing For Fun
Do you love to sing? Do you love music? Do you love to get out & meet new people?
If you do, then come along to try our choir on Tuesday evening 7.30pm-9pm at Christ Church, Darley.
We are a very friendly & supportive group & sing a variety of genres of music. You don't have to be able to read music, just have a love of it!:)
We are also lucky to have a very talented young male musical director from Holland!
For more info, please contact Lisa on 07780386683 or email lisabradley35544@gmail.com. Or just turn up on the night, all are very welcome! First try is free!:) After that £4 per session. Term time only.

On: 7.30pm Tue 31st May 2016
Repeating: Every Tuesday
Address: Christ Church, Walker Lane, Darley, HG3 2QF
Contact name: Lisa Bradley
Phone number: 07780386683
Contact email: email
Musical Mums
Musical Mums is a series of free singing and music-making sessions where parents under 25 and their children have the chance to learn together in a fun environment, create positive bonds, gain new skills, improve confidence and make new friends.

Sessions run weekly at Wesley Chapel in Harrogate and are free to attend. We also reimburse your travel costs, plus regular attendees receive Early Learning Centre vouchers!

For more information, or to register your interest, please call 01423 562303, email info@harrogate-festival.org.uk or pop in to one of the sessions.

On: 13:00 Tue 31st May 2016
Repeating: Every Tuesday
Address: Wesley Chapel, Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1PP
Contact name: Harrogate International Festivals
Phone number: 01423 562 303
Contact email: email
Website: http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/musical-mums/
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