British Museum Pharaoah exhibition- Leeds City Museum
Pharaoh – King of Egypt
FREE AND COMING SOON! Pharaoh: King of Egypt - British Museum Tour
11 February – 17 June 2012
Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square Leeds LS2 8BH
Leeds City Museum is proud to be hosting a major touring exhibition, ‘Pharaoh: King of Egypt’, from The British Museum in 2012. Featuring over 130 breathtaking objects from the British Museum’s collection, this blockbuster exhibition at Leeds City Museum will explore the different roles of the King of Egypt, as head of state, chief priest and commander of the army. Marvel at the tomb statue of Ramses I, see unique reliefs and figurines and explore the life and death of the Pharaoh!
The exhibition will touch on themes as diverse as the Pharaoh’s relationship to the gods, festivals, war, and life in the royal court. Featuring audio visuals, interactives and family trails, this exhibition will be a feast for the senses and a must-see for anyone with an interest in ancient Egypt.
Staged in the amazing Leeds City Museum Arena, this is a major blockbuster show for the whole family and a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all of these fantastic objects in Leeds.
Find out more about the touring exhibition from The British Museum.
The Sports Statue on Gallowtree Gate, Leicester
After a period of success for the football, cricket and rugby teams around the turn of the millennium, Leicester was for some time dubbed (by the local press and local inhabitants at least) the sporting capital of the UK, and a statue commemorating this period was erected in the centre of Leicester.
Frost Fair at Hallam Union Building of Sheffield-HUBS
Where: Hallam Union Building of Sheffield-HUBS, 6 Paternoster Row, Sheffield
When: Saturday December 10, 10am – 6pm
Frost Fair 2011
For one day only, Site gallery and Hallam Union presents an alternative Christmas market, on the 10th of December, that is sure to get you imagination running wild for the festive season and reclaim Christmas for yourself. As an alternative to the commercial high street, you will meet local artists and designers selling their own hand made wares, artworks and objects. There will be local artists, makers and designers, local bands, refreshments, make your own workshops and children’s stalls with entertainment and activities. The Forest Fair will be held on the square outside the Hallam Union Building of Sheffield (HUBs) (also known as HUBS Square or Pinball Park). Entry to this event is free.
Tel: 0114 221 1900
If you’re after a quick shopping break to Leeds, why not take advantage of these amazing seasonal offers. Starting from £53 per room!
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To celebrate the festive season in the city, enjoy Malmaison Leeds’ special Eats, Drinks, Sleeps offer for just £99 per night, including accommodation, two courses from The 3 Tenners menu, plus half a bottle of wine per person! To book call 0113 3981000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.malmaison.com
Escape with a break to the unique 18th century De Vere Oulton Hall hotel in Leeds and experience all that this wonderful city has to offer. This 2 night break includes bed and breakfast plus afternoon tea from £158 per room per stay. Call 0113 282 1000 to book. www.devere-hotels.co.uk
Experience a break at 4 star Park Plaza Leeds for just £100. Offer is based on two sharing a newly refurbished Executive City view room. It also includes dinner in the hotel’s multi award winning Pan Asian restaurant Chino Latino. To book call 0113 3804000 or e-mail email@example.com. www.parkplaza.com
Santa in Stoke-on-Trent
Christmas offerings in Stoke-on-Trent, shop & enjoy Christmas edible treats
Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre and the factory shop are offering customers wine and homemade mince pies every day until they close for Christmas at midday on 21st December.
Take advantage of the late night Christmas Shopping evenings every Thursday in December at Emma Bridgewater. Open until 8pm enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and a choice of great presents in the gift or factory shop.
Wedgwood Visitor Centre are offering 2 and 3 course Christmas meals in their restaurant and a Festive afternoon tea is available – booking in advance is necessary. There is 50% off all Christmas decorations in the main shop.
Churchill are offering an additional 20% off selected lines at their factory shop until 18th December. Great gift ideas with designs from Cath Kidston, Alex Clark and Queens.
Festive Films at the National Media Museum in Bradford
Festive Films showing throughout December. For the full schedule visit: www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk
Puss in Boots: An IMAX 3D Experience (U)
Showing from 9 December on Yorkshire’s only giant IMAX screen. Tickets – Adult £11 Concessions £8.50
The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience (U)
Showing throughout December on Yorkshire’s only giant IMAX screen. Tickets – Adult £11 Concessions £8.50
Arthur Christmas 2D & 3D (PG) a story set on Christmas night at the North Pole when Santa’s youngest son looks to use his father’s high-tech operation for an urgent mission – Showing from 2 December.
The Muppets Christmas Carol (U) The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 musical comedy film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge – Showing 17 & 18 December. All tickets £2
The Snowman (U) The timeless Christmas classic from Raymond Briggs, about a little boy who builds a snowman, that takes him on an adventure one snowy night – Showing from 17 December. All tickets £2.
Happy Feet Two 2D & 3D (U) the sequel to massively popular Happy Feet, revisiting Mumble and his son Erik in the emperor penguin world – Showing from 16 December.
Meet Me in St. Louis
Vincente Minnelli’s enchanting musical starring Judy Garland as Esther Smith, which has been re-released – Showing from 16 December.
Whatever the weather this Christmas there’s always something for the family at the National Media Museum!
National Media Museum
Citybreaks Advent Calendar - Day One – Leicester Short Breaks
CHRISTMAS GIFT VOUCHERS FOR £109 SHORT BREAKS IN LEICESTER AND LEICESTERSHIRE
Looking for a different kind of present for your friends and family this Christmas? Then why not get them a gift voucher towards a fun-packed short break in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Whether you are looking for world class family fun and adventure, a journey back in time to stately homes and historic battlefields, or exceptional locally sourced food and drink, you’ll find it here.
Leicester Shire Promotions’ short break packages include Family Fun, Family Adventure, History & Heritage, Taste of Leicestershire, and City Breaks. People can visit a choice of attractions and enjoy a night’s accommodation at a participating local hotel, all for just £109. Visit www.goleicestershire.com/short-breaks for more details.
Christmas in Bronte Country
Celebrate the run up to Christmas at Haworth’s Christmas Festival with six weekends of Victorian inspired Christmas events from mid November.
Here are some of the festival hightlights:
12th – 13th November Scroggling the Holly
The official start of the Christmas Festive Season in Haworth, ‘Scroggleve’ on Saturday sees pixies and fairies spreading pixie dust with holly princes, ivy princesses and attendants handing out decorative springs of holly. Begins 3pm Saturday.
On Sunday bands and Morris Men lead a procession of children up the cobbled Main Street to the crowning on the church steps. The newly crowned Holly Queen unlocks the church gates to invite the spirit of Christmas into Haworth. Santa & Mrs Claus then arrive bringing with them Glad Tidings and Christmas Cheer to all. Procession starts at 3pm on Sunday.
19th – 20th November Haworth Christmas Market
Haworth’s traditional market is on Main Street with stalls selling handmade gifts, confectionary, traditional foods and much much more. Combined with the unique shops in the village and the delightful eateries, shopping at the Christmas market is a wonderful festive. Santa and various entertainments add to the ambience of the weekend.
10th – 11th December Torchlight Weekend
An incredible experience that has become an annual favourite with many visitors to the village. Saturday – Candlemas Eve – Santa & Mrs Claus lead the torchlight procession down Main Street accompanied by the Holly Queen, Morris dancers, choirs, bands. Starts top of Main Street 3pm. Carol singing around Christmas tree at bottom.
Our famous Sunday Torchlight Procession starts at 5.15pm and sees hundreds of torch and lantern bearers along with choirs and bands singing carols, wind their way up from the bottom of the cobbled Main Street to the Parish Church. Please note: the traditional carol service held in the Parish Church is a religious event. Visitors will be strictly monitored and numbers limited. Close of service approximately 7.15pm
There are also Vintage and Craft fairs at the Bronte School Room during the festival. For more information visit – www.visitbrontecountry.com
Christmas Shopping in Stoke-on-Trent
Trentham Estate shopping village
Looking for something a bit different to buy friends and family this Christmas? Spend a weekend in the world capital of ceramics and find the perfect presents from jugs to jewellery, dinner services to casual dining and cookware items. Wedgwood, Emma Bridgewater, Spode, Portmeirion and Moorcroft are just a few of the famous brand names with over 25 factory shops here you are sure to get some great bargains. There’s also the Shopping Village at the Trentham Estate, wander around the 70 timber lodges selling everything from artisan food, crafts, camping and outdoor equipment, clothes and soft furnishings. You will not go away empty handed!
The real ice rink is back at the Trentham Estate this winter in a beautiful lakeside setting. So bring some friends and have a go, fun for all the family. So after a bit of shopping in the Shopping Village, take to the ice followed to work up an appetite for a great lunch in one of the many food outlets. Maybe try a Christmas Pie in Pieminster, a Christmas lunch in Davids Brasserie or an Italian pizza in the Garden Centre’s own Pizzeria.