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Things to do next week

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York

Yorkshire-based folk punk five-piece Shanghai Treason, who traverse the darker, heavier side of the genre, tour in partnership with Musicians Against Homelessness to raise money for Crisis.

28 Dec, Fulford Arms (facebook.com/ShanghaiTreason)

Manchester

The Magical Lantern Rave on New Year’s Eve features a headline DJ set from Jaguar Skills. Guests are encouraged to dress in “hyper colour” and will be greeted by mesmerising lantern installations, light-inspired interactive characters and performers, UV displays and lasers.

31 Dec, Bowlers (eventbrite.co.uk) 

Sheffield

Loved & Lost is an exhibition of photographs by Simon Bray after the death of his father. The project invited people to find a family photograph, then return to the location to restage it and record a conversation about the experience of grief.

Until 19 April, Weston Park Museum (museums-sheffield.org.uk)

Blackpool

From Victorian villains to medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, Horrible Histories takes you on a hair-raising adventure in Horrible Christmas. 

13-29 Dec, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk) 

Leeds

Powerful images of soldiers on the frontlines of the First World War are brought to life by Leeds artist Helen Dryden. Using vintage photography technique and computer technology, the historic sepia-toned photos of war-torn Europe have been reinvented as moving 3D scenes.

Ongoing, Leeds City Museum (museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk)

Liverpool

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is played in an immersive sound environment that feels as if the band is performing live in the space.

Until 9 Jan, Royal Albert Dock (liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/pepper)

York

Part podcast, part poem, part accidental car park, Conflux is a free audio experience. Starting by the River Foss on Piccadilly, listeners follow the audio instructions to explore one of the city’s most fascinating sites.

Ongoing, citywide (cgtheatre.co.uk/portfolio/conflux)

Warrington

Eric Tucker: The Unseen Artist is a full retrospective of work by an artist undiscovered until he died last year. Tucker, who was a boxer and labourer, has been dubbed the Secret Lowry.

Until 23 Feb, Warrington Art Gallery (wmag.culturewarrington.org)

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