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Sheffield

Bombay Bicycle Club play an intimate warm-up show ahead of a Wilderness Festival headline performance. Earlier this year, the British four-piece signalled their return to the studio following a four-year hiatus.

26 July, The Leadmill (gigsandtours.com) 

Leeds

Create:Sculpt:Play offers free, family-friendly and fun activities with a focus on sculpture. It’s part of Yorkshire Sculpture International,* which continues to showcase the art in all its forms across Leeds and Wakefield galleries and public spaces.

20 July-4 Aug, Victoria Gardens (yorkshire-sculpture.org)

Blackpool

In Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap a group of people gather in the country house cut off by the snow and discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst.

22-27 July, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk) 

Hebden Bridge

Happy Valley Pride is an eclectic, alternative and inclusive week-long festival celebrating LGBT+ life. This year will see Jonny Woo’s All Star Music Cabaret, Suzi Ruffell and the return of legendary club night Duckie. 

22-28 July, various venues (happyvalleypride.com) 

Liverpool

Dublin quintet The Murder Capital perform in support of their debut album When I Have Fears. 

25 July, The Arts Club (themurdercapital.com)

Bradford

Large in size and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog is a children’s stage show based on the book by Julia Donaldson, with illustrations by Axel Scheffler.

26-27 July, St George’s Hall (bradford-theatres.co.uk)

Manchester

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out: Scenes From The Luddite Rebellion is a new theatre production that relocates an early 1800s story about rebellion, capitalism and Manchester’s political identity to the 21st century. 

25 July-10 Aug, Royal Exchange (royalexchange.co.uk) 

Bolton

The Great Pirate Adventure is a free exhibition for children with activities including singing, storytelling, crafts and a pirate school.

22 July-17 Aug, Bolton Museum (octagonbolton.co.uk/family) 

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