Arts & Screen

Cameras roll on a moment of English history

Cameras were rolling in the Calderdale again last week when film-makers returned to the area, this time to film a big-budget film about an infamous moment in British history.

By Mike Halliwell.

Your Picture of the Week

This lovely photo was taken in the valley below Hove Edge, by Mike Halliwell.

Darth Vader greeting fans at the STAR WARS Identities exhibition at The O2, London. Photos: Lucasfilm Ltd  & TM 2017

PREVIEW: Star Wars Identities exhibition is out of this world

The Force is strong in the UK with a new Star Wars Identities exhibition landing for a summer long visit and it really is out of this world, as Graham Walker has been finding out.
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SLIDESHOW: Crowds enjoy sunshine at Brodstock 2017

Thousands people turned out to enjoy this year's Brodstock festival.

Get a sneak peek of newly discovered Barnsley archive footage

PREVIEW: Barnsley History Day celebrates town's forefathers on Father's Day

Barnsley History Day will celebrate the town's forefathers on Father's Day with talks, exhibitions and a sneak peek at newly found archive film in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, from 11am.
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By Catherine Ruane.

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Sunset over Brighouse, by Catherine Ruane.


PREVIEW: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 from Joe Cocker to Jo Cox - 20 must things to see and do

Full Monty celebrity strippers, twerking dance classes, talks with big names like Sir Lenny Henry and documentaries about Joe Cocker to Jo Cox are all part of this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest.
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Alan Carr

The Price Is Right returns with Alan Carr at the helm

The Price Is Right is returning - with Alan Carr as host.

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Laurie Dyer, of Mytholmroyd, has written a book of stories featuring his springer spaniel Dolly, to raise money for the rescue charity he got her from. The illustrations are by his half-cousin James Dyer.

Laurie swaps beat for books

A former policeman is looking to raise money for a dog rescue charity by turning author.

By Mike Halliwell.

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Under the canal bridge, into Elland, by Mike Halliwell.

My Cousin Rachel in UK cinemas from Friday, June 9, 2017.

WIN: My Cousin Rachel limited edition hardback books set and film artwork

Romantic novelist Daphne du Maurier's best seller My Cousin Rachel has been turned into a new feature film and to celebrate its release we have an exclusive prize up for grabs.
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Runway 2017 winner Ellie cruises through her first shoot

There was nobody more surprised than Ellie Smith when she was announced as the winner of Runway 2017.

Artists offer a taste of ‘Freedom’

Artists offer a taste of ‘Freedom’

Art-lovers will be able to enjoy a taste of ‘Freedom’ at a new exhibition at the Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse this month.

Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2017 at Sheffield Arena June 3 and 4.

Yorkshire Cosplay Con realistic weapons ban in security crackdown at Sheffield Arena

Yorkshire Cosplay Con fans who dress as their fantasy heroes have been told not to bring realistic looking weapons to this weekend's annual event in a security crackdown at Sheffield Arena.
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Joan Eardley: A Private View 
2017 World Premiere and Tour 
Heroica Theatre Company
4th May 2017

Picture by marc marnie


About the play: Anna Carlisle�"s ground-breaking new play celebrates a gifted life stopped in its prime and will give audiences an opportunity to spend time in the company of a great painter as she makes her way through a life of joys, frustrations, disappointments and triumphs. In this compelling and moving promenade production, audiences will come to understand what it was that fired Joan Eardley: they will hear the voices of her cherished Samson children of Glasgow and the sounds of the Catterline storms. They will feel as if they are almost standing in the waves and cornfields with her, and experience for themselves the overwhelming impact of her finished works.

Written by Anna Carlisle 
Directed by Marilyn Imrie 

Cast: Alexandra Mathie, John Kielty, Ashley Smith 
Creative team: Production manager � Katie Hutcheson, Stage manager � Rachael Miller, Designer � Clai

Eardley play is back in Yorkshire

Hebden Bridge theatre company Heroica brings its acclaimed play celebrating the life of Anglo-Scottish painter Joan Eardley to Calderdale this weekend - having played to sellout audiences both sides of the border.

Brighouse 1940s weekend

Turned out nice again!

It seems barely believable that just five years ago the first 1940s Weekend was held in Brighouse.

Wonder Woman in UK cinemas from June 1. 2017 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved. TM &  DC Comics

WIN: Wonder Woman film merchandise goody bags

To celebrate the release of Wonder Woman - in cinemas today, June 1 - Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win exclusive film merchandise.

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VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
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Festival floods town
with watery works

Festival floods town with watery works

The theme of this year’s Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is Water and local poet Winston Plowes is one of the artists taking inspiration from the town’s waterside setting, a confluence of rivers and canal, writes Paul Clarke.

FUNNY GIRL,              , MUSIC - JULE STYNE, Lyrics  Bob Merrill, Book  Harvey Fierstein, Director  Michael Mayer, Choreography  Lynne Page, Set Design  Michael Pavelka, Costumes  Matthew Wright, Lighting  Mark Henderson, The Savoy Theatre, London, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

Sheridan’s starring role

Sheridan Smith steps onto the stage at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford next month in a show that has won critical acclaim and enjoyed record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre in London.

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