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Things to do next week

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Based on Charles Webb’s novel and popularised by the Hollywood adaptation starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, The Graduate is the story of an illicit encounter between an educated young man and an older married woman.

28 April-27 May, West Yorkshire Playhouse (


With sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies adaptations, including Ugly Duckling and Tortoise & the Hare, Northern Ballet presents its latest short ballet for small people – Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

29 April, Buxton Opera House (


John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay is a four day electronica festival hosting musicians from Scandinavia and Iceland. Curated by singer-songwriter John Grant, it’s part of Hull 2017.

28 April-1 May, various venues (


A stroll through bluebell-carpeted woodlands offers a seasonal highlight to visiting this country house and gardens.

Until 7 May, Rode Hall (


A three piece teenage punk band from Derry, Touts describe themselves as “a singer that can’t sing, a mod that can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see”.

30 April, The Castle (


With a sound that touches on jazz, soul and pop, Blue Note’s singer and pianist Kandace Springs heads to the UK from Nashville to play her first UK headline tour.*

28 April, The Lowry (


Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art presents paintings and sculptures by more than 20 artists including Anthony Caro, Barry Flanagan, John Hoyland, Bridget Riley and Tim Scott, among other leading names from the period.

Until 18 June, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (


From exploring the printmaking possibilities of household utensils and tools, to building large-scale constructions from the contents of the recycling bin, The Extraordinary Ordinary family workshop uses unconventional materials (and a lot of PVA) to experiment, improvise and get creative.

29 April, Messy Gallery (

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