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What’s On in Yorkshire in June




thatcher rite

8 June
Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Thatcher-Rite is an interactive performance exploring Margaret Thatcher’s personal and political legacy. Join Mrs. Thatcher’s very own traditional English tea party. With lip-sync, clown, and verbatim theatre, bring your anger or admiration in the comfort of cake and cucumber sandwiches. Created and performed by Jack Boal, who grew up in Thatcher’s former constituency, Thatcher-Rite puts the personal and political side by side.


Maker Showcase

ysp makers

Until 6 October
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Seventeen skilled craftspeople and makers based at leading Sheffield artist studio provider Yorkshire Artspace (YAS) are set to display and sell their work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) this summer. Each maker employs different techniques and is renowned for their individual specialisms, working with galleries and outlets across the UK and internationally. All works will be for sale, with proceeds going directly to artists and supporting YSP’s charitable work.

The two arts organisations have joined forces for the first time to showcase some incredible creative talent in Yorkshire. The display in the YSP Centre brings together brilliant and diverse work by exceptional makers, artists, and craftspeople, platforming Yorkshire as a region of outstanding creative production and making.

Spanning contemporary ceramics, silversmithing, jewellery, and leatherwork, each maker has developed and honed their skills over many years. The talented artists include ceramicists Janet Barnes and Hanne Westegaard, jewellers Chris Boland and Jennie Gill, and silversmiths Francisca Onumah and Helena Russell.

YAS is one of the largest creative communities in the UK, providing studio space for around 170 practising artists and makers across two sites in Sheffield city centre. With a shared passion for producing and promoting contemporary craft, it highlights the region’s wealth of skill and craftsmanship.


Classic Car Day

classic car day

23 June
Carlton Towers

A line-up of quintessentially British classic cars is the latest summer day to enjoy at Carlton Towers stately home in Yorkshire. Members of the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club will display their prized vehicles on the lawns in front of the house, providing plenty of photo opportunities for visitors. While there, you can also take advantage of a 30-minute guided tour of the Gothic Revival-style house, home of Lord and Lady Fitzalan Howard. Visitors can enjoy a picnic on the lawn or pre-book an Afternoon Tea Box prepared by Carlton Towers’ talented chefs.


Ceramics Fair

hepworth wakefield

29-30 June
Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield is championing ceramic art and artists this June with the return of its popular Ceramics Fair. Visitors can buy work directly from 60 emerging and established ceramicists and potters working in contemporary and traditional ceramics. On sale will be everything from homeware and jewellery to unique sculptural pieces, with a range of price points and styles to suit all tastes. Visitors can also enjoy brunch, lunch, or a slice of cake and coffee in The Hepworth Wakefield café, street food in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, bring a picnic to enjoy in the sunshine, or visit the Yorkshire Brasserie and The Distillery bar in Tileyard North.


Henry Winkler

henry winkler

23 June
Grand Opera House

Fresh from touring to sell-out audiences in New Zealand and Australia, Henry Winkler is preparing to head to the UK this June. Join him as he shares life stories to rejoice in 50 years of an incredible Hollywood career. Told he would never achieve, the Emmy-award-winning actor, bestselling author, director, and producer treads the boards with his heart-warming success story to celebrate his memoir, “Being Henry.”


Where it Began

osman yousefzada

Until 13 October
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Osman Yousefzada takes a deeply personal look at migration, identity, and community in “Where it Began,” a special exhibition that forms part of this year’s countdown to Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture. In this solo exhibition, Yousefzada invites viewers to contemplate themes of labour, social class, immigration, and the impact of colonialism on human bodies. The title itself serves as a metaphor that spans different timelines: from historical relationships between the British Empire and South Asia regarding textiles to Yousefzada’s father arriving in Bradford during the wave of Commonwealth migration in the 1960s to labour at Crofts Engineering.


Richmond Chamber Orchestra

richmond chamber orchestra

30 June
Grinton Church, Swaledale

After its sell-out debut concert in the Georgian Theatre, Yorkshire’s new orchestra celebrates the arrival of summer. There’s Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and a brilliantly unusual and entertaining piece by young Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova, whose anthem “Praise” was sung at the late Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee service. Violinist Philippa Mo, the RCO director and soloist, has performed all over the world and recently recorded a new solo album.



anne marie

20 June
Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Anne-Marie is one of the world’s most-loved and successful musicians. Since bursting on the scene, she has become a multi-platinum and award-winning star with a string of chart-busting hits under her belt. Anne-Marie is an artist known for her playful songs, stunning vocals, and infectious personality, as showcased during her time as a coach on TV’s The Voice. Her newly released third album, “Unhealthy,” has become her biggest-selling album to date, cementing her as one of the biggest pop stars in the UK.

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