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Celebration of modern British abstract painting at the Mercer Art Gallery

Artworks – many never seen before – by some of the biggest names in Modern British Abstract art, including John Hoyland, Patrick Heron, Gillian Ayres and Albert Irvin are to be shown at Harrogate’s Mercer Art Gallery. 2 April – 4 September 2022 The middle years of the 20th Century saw a sea change in the British art scene, triggered by the first UK exhibitions of the theatrical, visceral abstract art by American artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Celebration is stunning collection of 60 paintings – several on a heroic scale – from 12 leading British Abstract artists, Harrogate Informer…


Bring your preschooler to fun, free events during Under 5s Week

Theatre performances, a teddy bears picnic and story times are among the activities on offer during Under 5s Week at North Yorkshire libraries. From February 28 to March 5, the county’s library service is hosting free events aimed at encouraging preschoolers to develop a love of books. Among the highlights of the week will be special performances by Hoglets Theatre of their one-woman storytelling show, The Hare in the Moon, filled with music and puppetry. Northallerton library is holding Imagination Gaming sessions, Eastfield library is running a mini-computer club and Harrogate library is holding a baby yoga and massage session. Harrogate Informer…