Arts & Screen

EXHIBIT OF THE MONTH: The Dance of Death

I’d like to think that Hans Holbein the Younger had a satirist’s sense of humour; dark and grim, but with a biting edge to provoke comment, if not outrage.


Father’s Day 2018: What inspired this annual tradition and where it is celebrated?

Father’s day is soon upon us and with this will come the last-minute induced panic from those who have forgotten to pick up a card or present to mark this occasion. But where did the annual tradition of father’s day come from and why do we celebrate it?

Leonora Cohen and Mary Gawthorpe were both advocates of the suffrage movement and their lifelong effort for rights and opportunities for women are still remembered toda

The Leeds suffragettes who valiantly fought for women’s right to vote

This year marks 100 years since some women over the age of 30 were granted the right to vote. For suffragettes, suffragists and other women’s rights campaigners, this was a huge leap forward in the bid for equal rights and opportunities for women.


300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale: The life and work of the Otley-born designer

Today marks the anniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s 300th birthday, and with this the nation reflects and celebrates one of it’s most famed furniture designers.


Rolling on as tanks are used to raise vital funds in Doncaster

It was a momentous day and one which occupied many people’s conversation in the Doncaster borough near the end of the First World War.

Soldier, Harry Shaw

From Brodsworth Colliery to a soldier’s life in France

Doncaster soldier, Harry Shaw, made it all the way from Brodswoth Colliery to soldiering in France.

Yorkshire has a wide array of different events taking place throughout the region over the May bank holiday weekend

9 things to do in Yorkshire over the May bank holiday weekend

The second bank holiday of the month is shortly upon us and with this comes the search for fun events and activities around Yorkshire. Yorkshire has a wide array of different events taking place throughout the region over the upcoming May bank holiday weekend.
Ecclesall Woods

Heritage festival returns to Sheffield woodland

University of Sheffield Heritage Festival returns to Ecclesall Woods.

Rachel Shenton

Hollyoaks star supports local newspapers

I am a huge supporter of local newspapers because they do so much good for the communities they serve.

Kimono, 1900s. Image � Muse

EXHIBIT OF THE MONTH: Silk kimono on display at Sheffield museum

As spring seems to have finally arrived in Sheffield and the cherry trees are looking fantastic, I’ve chosen a object that reminds me of warm sunny days and that celebrates the beauty of nature.

The replica Dalek

EXTERMINATE! Doncaster Dalek is on the move

A semi-retired actor who spends his spare time constructing replicas of props from TV and film is this weekend bidding a farewell to a much recognised sight in the village of Norton.

Celebrated Mayflower historian Sue Allan

Mayflower Pilgrims book launch at Doncaster Mansion House

Celebrated Mayflower historian Sue Allan takes residents on a voyage of discovery at the launch of her new book on Friday 27th April as part of the national countdown to the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower in 2020.

Harry Kirby

HERITAGE: In search of grandad – a soldier from Great War

It all started when my wife Diane and I sat watching Who Do You Think you are featuring Chris Moyles.

Rob Waltham, MP Andrew Percy, Couns Julie Reed and John Briggs and Sandra Simmons with pupils

Five years on – the success of Imagination Library

A celebration event has been held at Althorpe and Keadby Primary School to mark the success of the council’s book-gifting scheme, the Imagination Library.

Celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton passes on his skills to pupils at Chaucer School as part of their Building Skills programme, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 20th February 2018. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

BEEHIVES, BOBS AND BLOWDRIES: Celebrity hairdresser hosts event about his life and work in Sheffield

Celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton hosted an afternoon about his life and work at Chaucer School, Sheffield to coincide with the launch of a unique exhibition.


Double win for Sheffield students awarded internships with renowned fashion designer

Two fashion design students have secured internships with Vivienne Westwood following collaboration between the globally renowned fashion designer and Sheffield Hallam University.


In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.


Follow the Doncaster Dove trail as businesses and communities commemorate WW1

A flight of Doves, created by artists, community groups and businesses from across Doncaster as part of the WW1 centenary celebrations, have spread their wings to create the Doncaster Dove trail launched today (January 31 2018).

Author David Seymour

Doncaster author launches new regional history book

Some 200 men and women from Misterton and West Stockwith enlisted in the ‘war to end wars’.

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