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Wakefield

An exhibition from Bill Brant and Henry Moore explores the parallel and intersecting paths of the two great 20th century artists, including their depictions of northern towns and coal mining villages.

Until 31 May, Hepworth Wakefield (hepworthwakefield.org)

Leeds

The Bear is a heart-warming, humorous tale based on Raymond Briggs’s much-loved storybook. It includes dazzling puppetry, unforgettable music, dreamy storytelling, and plenty of laughs.

18-22 Feb, Courtyard Theatre (leedsplayhouse.org.uk) 

Liverpool

Following on from the release of their single Who’s Ur Girl? Liverpool trio The Mysterines play an eight-date UK tour with a pit stop in their hometown.  

22 Feb, Arts Club (gigsandtours.com) 

Blackpool

Bill Kenwright’s production of The Sound of Music tours, telling the story of the true Austrian Von Trapp family singers. 

18-22 Feb, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk) 

Huddersfield

Award-winning young sitarist and composer Jasdeep Singh Degun premieres Arya, his new concerto for sitar and orchestra, with the Orchestra of Opera North.

23 Feb, Town Hall (operanorth.com) 

Bradford

CBBC Games Half Term includes free activities inspired by the TV channel’s online games, opportunities to learn from experts and play the latest games releases, including Danger Mouse, The Worst Witch and The Dumping Ground. 

15-23 Feb, Science and Media Museum (scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk)

Manchester

Inua Ellams’s magical retelling of the much-loved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry follows The Little Prince as he travels across time and space seeking help to bring peace to his warring planet.

20-22 Feb, Z Arts (z-arts.org)

Manchester

Manchester and Berlin-based leftfield, bass, industrial and electronic label Failed Units showcases its sounds with Daniel Ruane and Carne, plus special guests Breakwave, from Liverpool, and Berlin-based Smog. 

20 Feb, Soup Kitchen (soupkitchenmcr.co.uk)

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