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Things to do next week

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Manchester

Starring Mary Gerardine Hooton and Adrian Palmer, Forever Changes uses innovative staging techniques and live music by a local composer to bring to light the effects of domestic violence.

17-22 July, 53Two (greatermanchesterfringe.co.uk)

Scarborough

The Orchestra of Opera North is joined by two young talents, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov and conductor Jamie Phillips, as part of the Ryedale Festival’s first season of events in the town.

21 July, Scarborough Spa (scarboroughspa.co.uk)

Hull

Visible Girls: Revisited is a new photography commission and national travelling exhibition of female portraits by photographer Anita Corbin. The exhibition brings together original images of women from different 1980s subcultures and new portraits of the same women now.

Until 11 Aug, Artlink (artlink.uk.net)

Harrogate

The line-up for the 15th Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival is a who’s who of crime fiction, with Lee Child, Ian Rankin (pictured), Peter May, Arne Dahl and Kathy Reichs, among others.

20-23 July, Old Swan Hotel (harrogateinternationalfestivals.com)

Manchester

Celebrating Syria will feature exhibition, films, theatre, live music, talks by writers, panel discussions and interactive art workshops exploring Syrian arts and culture before and after 2011.

10-23 July, various venues (celebratingsyria.org)

Windermere

Part of the Lake District Holocaust Project, textile artist Heather Belcher’s Hidden Threads exhibition is inspired by Mayer Hersh, a Holocaust survivor with deep links to the Lake District.

Until 27 Aug, Windermere Library (ldhp.org.uk)

Harrogate

Melody Maker journalist turned songwriter, poet and performance artist Heath Common has been described as West Yorkshire’s Kerouac songsmith. He plays songs from his new album at the Spirit Of ’67 festival.*

22 July, Harrogate Theatre (harrogatetheatre.co.uk)

Sheffield

The Wedding Singer transports audiences to 1985. Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer in this musical. But when his own fiancée dumps him at the altar he seems set to make every wedding as disastrous as his own.

18-22 July, Lyceum Theatre (sheffieldtheatres.co.uk)

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