Newsletter: Friday 10th May 2024

in Long Preston in Skelton-on-Ure in Thwaite, North Yorkshire
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Great Shunner Fell, pictured above, is on the Pennine Way and continues for around 8 miles – check it out here.


Long Preston May Day

The team from Long Preston May Day celebrations in North Yorkshire sent a report from the traditional day of fun.


Yorkshire News Round-up

The residents of Meadowbeck Care Home in Osbaldwick, York were in for a delightful surprise when two lambs visited their home during the spring fair event.

Meanwhile, rescued from the turmoil in war-torn Ukraine, a family of lions has found new freedom and joy at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, marking a fresh start in their natural habitat and symbolizing the resilience and recovery of wildlife conservation efforts.

A new Nike Rise store has opened at Trinity Leeds, occupying a 10,000 square foot space and introducing a novel retail concept that combines digital enhancements with traditional shopping to enhance customer experience.

In upcoming performances, the musical “Judy & Liza” explores the lives and legendary careers of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. It is coming to Yorkshire this June with performances of iconic songs that capture the essence of their complex relationship and shared history in show business.

The Studio in Bradford is launching a summer program packed with comedy, featuring a diverse lineup of renowned comedians from the end of May through July.

Sheffield is set to host the Crossed Wires festival, a pioneering celebration of podcasting from May 31st to June 2nd, 2024, featuring a blend of top podcasters and emerging talents at iconic venues like Sheffield City Hall.

Legendary Canadian rocker Bryan Adams will return to the Utilita Arena Sheffield for his 12th performance on May 18, 2024, continuing his tradition of captivating live shows that resonate deeply with Sheffield audiences. This concert is part of his “So Happy It Hurts” tour, celebrating both classic hits and new tracks, with additional tickets recently released due to high demand.

If locals feel like singing themselves, there’s an opportunity as Bradford Cathedral invites singers and choirs to join its “Come and Sing Choral Evensong” event on May 12th, 2024, as part of the Leeds Diocesan Choral Festival, promising a rich blend of choral music and community spirit in a historic setting.

In local heritage, the Hull Maritime Museum commemorated its historical significance and future aspirations by burying a time capsule, attended by the Lord Mayor of Kingston Upon Hull and members from CASE Training Services.

Representing Yorkshire on the international stage, Connor Bainbridge from Halifax will represent the UK at the 2024 Paris Olympics in sailing (men’s kite class), saying “I started windsurfing on a freezing cold lake in West Yorkshire, but it’s all been worth it and I can’t wait to represent Team GB at this summer’s Olympics”. Formula Kite class is a new sailing event for this year’s olympics.

In local community news, Yorkshire Garden Centres exceeded their fundraising goal by raising over £24,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, surpassing their target by 27% to support the charity’s life-saving emergency services.

Meanwhile, York enhanced its riverside area through a collaborative effort involving local businesses, volunteers, and organizations, all spearheaded by York Business Improvement District (York BID) to improve the aesthetics and functionality of street furniture.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park has expanded the UK’s first plastic tree guard recycling project, a pioneering initiative by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and the Forest Plastics Working Group, aimed at recycling used plastic tree guards from woodland management to enhance environmental sustainability.

Sheffield City Trust has partnered with The Children’s Hospital Charity to enable event attendees to make optional donations when purchasing tickets, enhancing community engagement and support for healthcare in Sheffield.


A look at the history of Newby Hall with Dr Emma Wells

“an exquisite Christopher Wren designed country house, with elegant interiors by the most renowned neoclassical architect of his day, Robert Adam, as well as furniture by Thomas Chippendale…”


What’s happening in Yorkshire?

A round-up of the upcoming concerts and events in the region – including Tenacious D, darts and Strictly:






















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