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Leeds

Part of Yorkshire Sculpture International*, Maria Loboda presents work inspired by anthropology, linguistics and archaeology. 

Until 29 Sept, Henry Moore Institute (yorkshire-sculpture.org)

Liverpool

Dressed to Impress is an exhibition of fashion from the 18th century, highlighting changing attitudes towards desirable body shapes, as well as providing an insight into the social climate of the time.

Until Spring 2020, Walker Art Gallery (liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker)

Halifax

To celebrate Yorkshire Day there is a family friendly day of performances, crafts, games, face painting, special workshops, talks and a book launch celebrating artist Chris Mould’s new illustrated book – The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

1 Aug, The Piece Hall (thepiecehall.co.uk) 

Blackpool

The Tate’s popular Artist Rooms series continues its tour of
Roy Lichenstein’s Pop Art. Creating paintings using his signature
hand-painted dots, Lichtenstein’s style mimicked the Ben-Day dot aesthetics of comic books and commercial newsprint.

Until 7 Sept, Grundy Art Gallery (grundyartgallery.com)

Morecambe

Make My Day! is a free family festival packed with things to make, do and see. There’ll be an artist designed mini golf course, a live painting performance using pneumatic cannons on a 12m square canvas, live music and much more. 

4 Aug, West End Gardens (makemyday.org.uk) 

Salford

An outdoor performance of Gangsta Granny, the stage adaptation of David Walliams’s bestselling children’s book, follows 11-year-old Ben
as he makes an exciting discovery about his grandmother. 

31 July, Ordsall Hall (ordsallhall.com) 

Manchester

Part of The Ruskin Bicentenary celebrations My Dear Mr Ruskin… Friendship, Inspiration and Scandal is a new exhibition exploring the links between John Ruskin and the Gaskell family.

Until July 2020, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House (elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk)

Danby

Vienna Forrester’s Our Land, Our Sea exhibition is displayed in a gallery and across the North York Moors on big screens aboard local busses. The artwork explores the protected landscapes of the National Park and Runswick Bay.

3 Aug-3 Sept, Inspired by Gallery (northyorkmoors.org.uk) 

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