Category Archives: Events

Grassington Festival

Grassington Festival fashion: New Look paisley print kimono

After a couple of days in London, we jumped back in the car and headed back up north for our annual festival weekend. Although on the same weekend as the world’s most famous festival at Worthy Farm, we were going to Grassington, not Glastonbury. Still, there were fields and live music, and with my wristband on I ...

Tour de France in Yorkshire

Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire, Tour de France route 2014

It's 18 months since I stood in the snow outside Leeds town hall, watching a spectacular firework display celebrating the news that Yorkshire would host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Now it's upon us, and bikes are everywhere. On Saturday, the peloton will ride from Leeds to Harrogate taking in the Yorkshire Dales, before York ...

Joules summer festival style

Joules summer festival wish list

I've said before that I love how the number and range of festivals has grown in the last few years. When I was a student in the late 90s, it seemed like it was all - Glastonbury, parting with £200 for a weekend in a cramped tent, braving a mud bath and revolting portaloos - or ...

Scampston Does Vintage

Scampston Does Vintage at Scampston Hall North Yorkshire

Now this sounds like a pretty perfect summer weekend to me: vintage stalls, live music, classic cars, picnics, cocktails and afternoon tea. What if I said all this is happening in one place, at one of the finest regency stately homes in Yorkshire, and then that you can go for free. Would you love me? Scampston Does Vintage organised ...

Northern Quarter, Manchester

Northern Quarter, Manchester | www.angelinthenorth.com

It was one of those days when the sun shone and everything just seemed to come together. A few days before the Home Is In The North event, I'd started looking into what else I could do with my day in Manchester. After a bit of reading, the city's Northern Quarter soon sounded like a great ...

Home Is In The North, Manchester

Home Is In The North, Halle St Peters, Manchester | www.angelinthenorth.com

A few days ago, I had one of the loveliest days I've had in quite a while. I headed over to Manchester for Home Is In The North, billed as a travelling pop-up event hosting independent interior designers and boutique homeware brands. Afterwards, my friend and I explored the Northern Quarter, home to a cluster of the ...

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Yorkshire Three Peaks: Pen-y-ghent | www.angelinthenorth.com

A few weeks ago, you might have read this moving account by one of my best friends Emma about living with a child with a serious illness. Her 18-month-old son Freddie, my godson, has chronic liver disease. Emma talked about how one of the ways she and her family have coped since the diagnosis has been to ...

Advintageous vintage fair

Advintageous Spring Vintage fair, Ridings Centre, Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

I didn't keep quiet about how much I loved the Advintageous vintage fair when it came to Wakefield last spring. It brought a usually tired and quiet shopping centre to life with dancing, foot-tapping, victory rolls and red lipstick. So I was keen to go back this year and, as luck would have it (or perhaps good ...

Mother’s Day afternoon tea

Marmalade on the Square tea room Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday. I took my mum for afternoon tea at a gorgeous tea room that opened a few months ago in Wakefield. Marmalade on the Square is housed in a rather fabulous three storey corner building that is more than 100 years old. Inside it's prettily decked out with shabby chic ...

What’s on in March and April

Advintageous spring vintage fair, Ridings Centre, Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

Spring is a great time to be getting out and about to events and I wanted to give you a heads up on a few things happening in the north in the next few weeks that have caught my eye. I'm hoping to get to them all so if you are too, say hi! Advintageous spring vintage ...

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