Newsletter: Friday 3rd May 2024

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Aysgill Force, pictured above, is the final stop on the Hawes Circular 10 mile walk – check it out here.

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Yorkshire News Round-up

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is celebrating the survival of Auckley, the only Amur Leopard cub born in Europe in the last year. Her birth is seen as a beacon of hope for this critically endangered species, and she has quickly become a park favourite.

Leeds Lit Fest will return in 2024 with an exciting lineup of local and international authors, poets, and speakers, offering workshops, talks, and panel discussions that celebrate literary creativity and innovation.

Leeds United’s hopes for automatic promotion were dampened after a crucial game where Ipswich Town defeated Coventry City, affecting Leeds’ standings in the EFL Championship.

The historic Keighley and Worth Valley Railway underwent significant maintenance with the replacement of an old bridge, part of ongoing efforts to preserve this important heritage railway for future generations.

Comedian Miles Jupp will be in Sheffield and Leeds next week, bringing his tour titled “On I Bang”, filled with his distinctive humour.

The new musical “Stranger Sings” will be in Sheffield on 12th May, providing a unique and humorous parody of the popular TV series, filled with nostalgic references and catchy tunes.

Tickets have just gone on sale for the “Twilight” saga special concert experience where the movie will be screened alongside a live orchestra performing the iconic soundtrack.

Tickets have just gone on sale for the 2025 performances of rock band Mike and the Mechanics, that will include both classic hits and new material.

Craven Museum was shortlisted for an Art Fund award, recognizing its innovative exhibitions and contributions to the arts community in Yorkshire.

The historic Whittington & Cat pub located at Hull Marina is set to undergo a major restoration after securing significant funding. This endeavor aims to preserve its heritage while revitalizing the establishment for future visitors.

The Yorkshire Heritage Summit is taking place weekend of the 11th and 12th May 2024 in Hull and will discuss the preservation and promotion of the region’s historic landmarks and cultural heritage, focusing on sustainable tourism and community engagement to maintain Yorkshire’s historical integrity.

A school in York has introduced an innovative art program inspired by the works of Monet, encouraging students to explore impressionist techniques and the therapeutic benefits of painting.

Bradford Cathedral has received an honour as the Fairtrade Campaigner of the Month. This recognition is part of the cathedral’s ongoing efforts to support Fairtrade, highlighting significant contributions to sustainable and ethical trading practices.

A local farmer launched a campaign to raise awareness and funds for cancer research in Yorkshire, inspired by a personal loss.

In 2022, Doncaster celebrated achieving city status as part of a nationwide competition commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. The campaign was led by local figures and highlighted Doncaster’s rich historical and cultural significance, including its horseracing and railway engineering heritage. Read about the full story in Jim Carley’s new book.

A new community hub initiative has been launched in Hunslet, aimed at revitalizing the area by offering a variety of services and activities that cater to all age groups, emphasizing community development and social cohesion.

Mach Recruitment has successfully secured £45 million in funding to expand its operations. This financial boost is expected to create numerous jobs and significantly contribute to the Yorkshire economy.

Discover Yorkshire’s Best Motorcycle Stops: A Rider’s Guide

From the historic market towns of Helmsley, Masham, and Hawes to the breath-taking views from the county’s highest roads, this guide explores the best stops to make the most of your motorcycle journey through Yorkshire.

What’s happening in Yorkshire?

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

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