Things to do

With November comes dark nights and the thrill of fireworks. Here are some dazzling displays of festivals and arts that are sure to ‘spark’ your interest.

Tomorrow's Ghost Festival, Whitby - November 1 - 3

Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival is a celebration of all things Gothic whilst embracing a wide range of alternative culture. The Festival aims to host both established and up and coming bands to reflect the diversity of the goth and alternative music scene as well as diversifying into film, art and spoken word. In addition to the Dark Days Alternative market, this October will include a number of film screenings and guest presentations.

Festival of Remembrance - November 3

This very popular ticket only event (free), in the presence of our Lord Mayor and other Civic dignitaries, and supported by the wonderful City of Bradford Brass Band and the Bradford Cathedral Choir. There will be community singing, entertainment and an act of Remembrance to conclude. Donations invited.

Thought Bubble: The Yorkshire Comic Art Festival, Harrogate - November 4 - 10

Thought Bubble started out as a small event in 2007 in the basement of Leeds Town Hall. Now in its 13th year, it is the biggest festival of its kind in the UK, a week long celebration welcoming international artists and visitors from around the world.

Thought Bubble Festival week runs from 4th to 10th November. All across Yorkshire there will be exhibitions, workshops, reading and drawing events, parties, screenings and quizzes.

33rd Leeds International Film Festival - November 6-21

The programme for the 33rd Leeds International Film Festival sees over 300 screenings and events to explore across 16 days across the magnificent city of Leeds. Selected from over 5000 films from 111 countries, the LIFF 2019 programme is presented in five major sections which are detailed here

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - November 15-24

hcmf// is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and consisting of approximately 50 events – including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film – with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.

Photo North Festival - 30 November - 2 December

Following on from the the success of last years Photo North Festival, the full 2019 programme for year two is taking-shape and promises to offer something new and exciting for the professional photographer, art-enthusiast, keen amateur and students. Located once again at Harrogate Convention Centre, our three main genres this year will focus on Mental Health, Politics of Food and Fashion.

Grassington Dickensian Festival - November 30 - December 1

Make a note in your diaries to visit Grassington’s legendary Dickensian Festival at the most magical time of the year – this Christmas.

Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the picturesque village of Grassington is transported back to the time of Dickens, with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume. Just imagine soaking up the festive atmosphere of the cobbled streets, with a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate, next to the festive glow of an open brazier.