Blog North #1: Our first ever social in Storify words and pictures.

Creative Tourist

Find out what happened when a group of art, travel and cultural bloggers got together at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Hepworth Wakefield for the inaugural Blog North network event – with this round-up of some (just some) of the fabulous social media chat that took place one sunny day in May.

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Culture Guides

Julian Opie, Julian (2013). Part of Heads Roll at Graves Gallery, Sheffield

Exhibitions

A remarkable journey to unpick the secret behind one of the world’s most popular and enduring art genres, a fresh look at the idea of First World War remembrance, and a city-wide takeover in honour of the Royal Academy’s 250th birthday; check out our latest pick of exhibition highlights and must-go events.

Figs in Wigs: Often Onstage at HOME

Theatre

Everything has been a little sedate in Theatreland over the summer…but now it’s time to yawn and stretch and get ready for the eclectic new season. Make a brew and check out our packed guide to performance in the North.

Writer Nicholas Royle. Photo by Danny Moran.

Literature

We have our sights on the top-notch prose on the horizon, poetry is popping up all over the place from bars to galleries, and Manchester Literature Festival is making announcements. Hurry – events have been selling out!

Music

This month’s music guide features some of the country’s most exciting jazz artists, as well as a cutting-edge events series wherein music, art and science collide.

Cinema

Pop-up cinemas, outdoor screenings and essential retrospectives — we’ve got it all this summer.

Just So Festivalgoers courtesy Teneight

Families

Wild Worlds, Lost Castles, Journeys of the Imagination, ALL the best festivals. We’ve got this folks.