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Things to do next week

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North Yorkshire

Now in its eleventh year, the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival brings world-class musicians to perform in the National Park, staging music themed on a journey into light. The nine concerts will feature music by composers including Bach, Mozart and Strauss.

11-24 Aug, various venues (northyorkmoorsfestival.com)

Southport

Celebrating its 90th year, Southport Flower Show features show gardens, grand floral displays, a food festival, shopping village, celebrity guests and entertainment including the Galloping Acrobats and Ben Potter’s Eagle and Vulture Experience. 

15-18 Aug, Victoria Park (southportflowershow.co.uk) 

Thirsk

Scouting For Girls head out on tour ahead of the release of a new album, The Trouble With Boys.

16 Aug, Thirsk Racecourse (scoutingforgirls.com)

Greater Manchester

Two National Trust venues explore the legacy of the Peterloo Massacre 200 years on through newly commissioned films collectively named Glorious Phantoms, by artist family Grace Surman, Gary Winters and their two children.

Until 29 Sept, Dunham Massey and Quarry Bank (nationaltrust.org.uk) 

Sheffield

Joe Scarborough has affectionately documented Sheffield’s history in a career spanning over 50 years. His exhibition Life in the Big Village will bring together 60 paintings and drawings for the first time in more than 25 years.

17 Aug-24 Nov, Weston Park Museum (museums-sheffield.org.uk)

Manchester

Following the release of their debut self-titled album in February, Liverpool punks Queen Zee join 1990s rockers Skunk Anansie as live tour support.   

18 Aug, Manchester Academy (skunkanasie.com) 

Grasmere

For An Evening With Simon Armitage the Wordworth Trust will host the Poet Laureate as he reads a selection of his most loved work.

13 Aug, Daffodil Hotel (wordsworth.org.uk) 

Lytham

With a full orchestrated score, spectacular special effects and flashes of dark humour, theatre company Illyria has adapted Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for an outdoor audience.

17 Aug, Lytham Hall (lythamhall.org.uk) 

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