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5 things to do in Yorkshire this weekend

PUBLISHED: 18:16 28 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:46 19 February 2018

Spend the weekend in Yorkshire

Spend the weekend in Yorkshire

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Some inspiration for your weekend entertainment

All weekend

Snowdrops in Yorkshire

It's almost spring and a number of locations across the county are open for you to view their spectacular display of snowdrops. 

View our guide to viewing snowdrops in Yorkshire

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January 18th - March 3rd

Tim Peake's Spacecraft

Tim Peake's historic capsule lands at National Railway Museum in January 2018, along with a space-age virtual reality experience narrated by the astronaut himself

National Railway Museum, York http://www.nrm.org.uk/planavisit/events/soyuz

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February 22nd – March 17th

Frost/Nixon

It’s hard to think of a US president more justly reviled than Richard Nixon (ooh, no... actually, hang on, I’ve just thought of one). But back in 1974, after the Watergate scandal, Tricky Dicky was toxic: disgraced and discredited after having to resign from office in shame. In 1977, he went on TV to explain himself to David Frost and the result was a media sensation. Spoiler alert: this Peter Morgan play about the Frost/Nixon interviews does — it seems to me, anyway — over-dramatise the ‘apology’ somewhat (in real life, it was much longer with lots of caveats); but it remains an electric piece of theatre.

 

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

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February 14th – March 10th

War Horse

This pioneering National Theatre production, based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel, makes brilliant use of on-stage puppetry to tell a moving story about a horse’s journey from the fields of Devon to the battlegrounds of First World War France. It’s so engrossing that, after a while, you forget the puppeteers are physically on stage.

The Alhambra, Bradford 01274 432000 bradford-theatres.co.uk

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February 23rd

Don Giovanni

Part of the Fatal Passions season, this is an ‘eclectic, time-travelling production’ of Mozart’s masterwork, with William Dazeley as Don, Alastair Miles as Leporello, Elizabeth Atherton as Donna Elvira, and Kathryn Rudge as Zerlina.

Leeds Grand Theatre 0844 848 2720 operanorth.co.uk

 

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