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Harry Gration: My 40 years in broadcasting

Look North news presenter Harry Gration has been in broadcasting for 40 years. He talks to Neil Hudson about how it all began.

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Sheffield band Drenge.

Exciting headliners for North Yorks music fest

Exciting garage blues duo Drenge have confirmed a return to the live circuit for the first time in over a year, topping the Friday night main stage line-up at Deer Shed Festival 9 this summer.
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Reunion - Legendary Harrogate band Purple Mushrooms are back! John Harrison and Tom Syson share the stage at the Blues Bar with a very young fan! (Picture by Rainbow Rice Photography)

Review: Legendary Harrogate band reunion at Reach Out

With their hippy flares and free-flowing cosmic vibes, 20 years ago cult Harrogate band Purple Mushrooms were regarded as way behind their times.
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Harrogate Theatre panto legend Tim Steadman with co-star Maisey Bawden.

Dear Reader: No texts please we're British + Harrogate Theatre's success

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
Opinion
Playing Frazer Theatre in Knaresborough  - Bulsara and His Queenies.

Top ‘Queen’ band lead bill at Frazer Theatre

Frazer Theatre is offering, perhaps, its strongest-ever programme of shows this new season – especially if you are a fan of Queen.

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A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

Arts
The current crop of students in Harrogate Theatre's Young Reviewers scheme with the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers, left.

School's winner of Harrogate Theatre review contest

Harrogate Theatre's Young Reviewers Scheme in conjunction with the Harrogate Advertiser has begun again for 2018.

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Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams at Thorner Victory Hall  on Friday, January 19.

Whats on: Your guide to events in and around the Harrogate district area across the next seven days.

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, January 18 to Wednesday, January 24?

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Winter fun at Flamingo Land

SAVE UP TO £140: Flamingo Land 2018 annual pass reader offer - last chance to buy

Hurry and you can still get our exclusive Flamingo Land annual pass offer - saving you up to £140.

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Beauty and the Beast pantomime at Harrogate Theatre. Until January 21

Whats on: Your guide to events in and around the Harrogate district area across the next seven days

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, January 11 to Wednesday, January 17?

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Heartfelt - Singer-songwriter Tom Blackwell.

Harrogate venue's live treat for Tom Petty fans

One of Harrogate’s best and most intimate venues gets back into the swing of things in the New Year with a double bill featuring award-winning Southern Companion shortly.
Music
Coming to Harrogate - A spectacular scene from Into Twin Galaxies, showing as part of this years Banff Mountain Film Festival tour.

Exhilarating film festival in Harrogate may change your life

Exciting, exhilarating and eye-opening, if Banff Mountain Film Festival doesn’t inspire you to do something adventurous in the great outdoors, it tends, at least, to make you think about doing so.
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Harrogate Theatre.

Much-loved Harrogate venue celebrates massive birthday

Harrogate Theatre is to mark its 118th birthday tonight, Thursday with a celebratory party.

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Fwd: THORNER COMEDY FESTIVAL -PHOTOS

Comedy Fest tickets go on sale to fans

Tickets go on sale this weekend for the renowned Thorner Comedy Festival.

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Museum manager Chloe Simm dusts an 1847 first addition of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte as the Bronte Parsonage Museum closes its doors to the public for annual conservation work and maintenance, in Haworth

After that dust-up, first editions are dusted off for Brontë birthday

The leaden skies over Haworth could not have been more atmospheric as they set to work yesterday dusting off the first editions of Emily Brontë at the beginning of her bicentenary year.

Arts

Made in Dagenham stars meet the cars in Harrogate

Harrogate Phoenix Players are getting revved up ahead of their performance of Made in Dagenham by meeting a selection of vintage Fords at Lookers in Harrogate.

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Part of Posy Simmonds' front cover from her graphic novel Gemma Bovery which started life as a serial in The Guardian.

Harrogate coup with Tamara Drewe artist

Much-loved artist Posy Simmonds who created famous graphic novel character Tamara Drewe is coming to Harrogate's Mercer Gallery.
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Greek gods.

Book Review: Mythos by Stephen Fry

An entrancing audio book about the wonderful world of the Greek gods and goddesses.
Arts
Harewood furniture on move

Harewood furniture on move

Furniture made for the State Bedroom at Harewood House by the world famous master craftsman Thomas Chippendale are on the move.

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