Arts editor Charles Hutchinson's pick of the arts and culture events of 2016 in York and beyond
Dan Bean's album of the year: David Bowie, Blackstar (ISO/RCA) An obvious choice? Possibly, but still, I believe, the correct one. On first listen, before Bowie’s death was announced, this was an easy four-star album. Following the news of his…
YORK Art Gallery is to present the first solo exhibition of Albert Joseph Moore's works since the York-born artist’s death in 1893.
FOLK ROCK innovators Fairport Convention will celebrate their golden anniversary in 2017 with a new album and a British and Irish winter tour that visits Whitby Pavilion on March 3 and Leeds City Varieties the next night.
LUCY Pearman will be dressed as a big egg in York on Sunday, all in the cause of comedy in her Crack In Progress gig at The Basement, City Screen.
DR HAZE, ringmaster from the Circus Of Horrors, will be the star speaker at the inaugural Live Entertainment Confab in York on Wednesday lunchtime at The Basement, City Screen. His circus is in town that night for an 8pm performance of The Never…
MALTON & Norton Musical Theatre's 2017 pantomime, Jack And The Beanstalk, opens tonight at the Milton Rooms, Malton.
A BUMPER instalment of midnight Scandi-folk. The one-time cult hero from Herman Dune got together with some kindred spirits on a Swedish island in June, drank and recorded three albums worth of material in a week.
SOME used to claim that punk will never die. Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes may not have killed it off, but, at least in the sense of their own work, they’ve decided to let it have a spot of recuperation.
TICKETS are "limited" for Steve Knightley's concert at the National Centre for Early Music in York on February 3 but more are being released for sale this week.
The Wedding Present, Marc Riley Sessions, Volume 1 (Hatch Records) **** REMEMBER the days when John Peel sessions by The Cure, Buzzcocks and New Order for his late-night vigil on BBC Radio One cropped up on the Strange Fruit label?
LOVER, Beloved is a studio collection of ten songs from the musical Lover, Beloved: An Evening With Carson Cullers, 20th century writer and classically trained pianist to boot.
THE York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre production of E M Forster's sci-fi 1909 short story The Machine Stops is to be revived for a second run in York before embarking on a national tour.
A mystery national operator is interested
GUITARS in hand, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station last March looking to reconnect with the culture of railroad travel and the music it inspired.
THE tribute revue show Totally Tina turns the spotlight on Tina Turner at the Grand Opera House, York, tonight.
IN The Making, a group show by BA contemporary craft students, opens in The Gallery at York College on February 3.
DEMONSTRATORS hung a banner proclaiming ‘build bridges not walls’ from Ouse Bridge in York as part of a protest on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
A CAMPAIGNER to defend NHS services in York has accused health bosses of having ulterior motives for requiring people to lose weight before operations.
SEPARATING families are being invited to take part in a series of mediation events by a York law firm.
PEOPLE who want to stop smoking are being offered help from City of York Council.
Did you or your children start primary school in 1998?
YORKSHIRE are already considering a plan 'B' after overseas signing Peter Handscomb impressed on his one-day international debut for Australia on Thursday.
Raise your glasses... and your cans
A NORTH Yorkshire driver has been banned from the roads for causing the death of a motorcyclist.
A FRUSTRATED Northallerton taxi boss says unlicensed cars operating in the town are threatening people’s lives and damaging the livelihoods of legitimate drivers.
YORK Schoolboys Under-12s gave an outstanding performance in winning 5-2 away to Hull City's Academy U12s - on a pitch labelled Hull Ice Rink.
A WOMAN has been hit with a fine for taking a dip in one of the city's rivers.
COQUETTE Burlesque and Cabaret Club invites you to "Do-Rite and come to the cabaret" on February 3 at The Crescent Community Venue, off Blossom Street, York.
ESTATE agency William H Brown,which has offices in York and Haxby, has helped to raise a record-breaking £18,605 in 2016 for its chosen charity, CLIC Sargent, which supports children and young people with cancer and their families.
A GRATEFUL mum has thanked a kind conductor after he bought a £55 ticket for her stranded son.
Two teenagers have been charged following an attack on coaches carrying York City fans.
OH well done Mrs May. Congratulations on a magnificent piece of generosity.
A YORK-BASED drinks company is celebrating because its products are being stocked in Tesco stores across Yorkshire.
CHILDREN at Settrington Primary School have been facing their fears by taking on a series of challenges.
I WOULD like to thank, publicly, the superb staff and management of the Grand Opera House, the collection volunteers, and the general public who were so generous in their donations to the Lord Mayor’s charities during the run of the pantomime,…
THERE is much hand-wringing by local politicians (The Press, January 16) over couples in York earning the average wage being unable to afford to buy a home here, yet these politicians offer no proposals to help them.
INSURANCE giant Aviva has announced changes to its organisation “to reflect its strategic focus on customers’ needs”.
THE problem with the NHS is in the numbers.
GARY BALLANCE has not given up hope of an England recall but insists his primary focus is with Yorkshire after being installed as the club’s new captain.
STILL the stadium fiasco rumbles on with both sides blaming everyone but themselves.
MEMBERS of City of York Council say the car park at the foot of Clifford’s Tower is unsightly and inappropriate for the area, and they want to do away with it.
ROUNDABOUT MAGIC should have a whale of a time back over five furlongs when he reports for duty at Lingfield.
BARROW will arrive at York City having lost fewer games than any other side in the National League.
AT last, the long-awaited Brexit speech from Theresa May, and it did not disappoint.
YORK City Knights boss James Ford is thought to be eyeing forward reinforcements ahead of the season's start – and has not ruled out pack stalwarts Mark Applegarth and Ryan Mallinder returning to the club.