Six of the Best: Yorkshire Day activities...

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The CLA Game Fair is the biggest celebration of field sports in Britain. From international gun dog competitions, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, falconry, horse & hound, field archery and more, the best of the best are on show at the game fair. Shooting competitions, horse events and angling are just some of the competitive sports on display.

Game Fair, Harewood House

The amazing and magical time magicians Morgan & West are coming to York as part of the Great Yorkshire Fringe with a new show that is not only family friendly but actively aimed at an audience of children...at least that's the plan according to Mr Morgan.   Mr West isn't keen on children... but Mr Morgan has taken the reigns and will make all the illusions and mystery larger than life with added pizzazz and wonderment.   Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!) will be at the Turn Pot on the 2nd August.

The amazing and magical time magicians Morgan & West are coming to York as part of the Great Yorkshire Fringe with a new show that is not only family friendly but actively aimed at an audience of children...at least that's the plan according to Mr Morgan. Mr West isn't keen on children... but Mr Morgan has taken the reigns and will make all the illusions and mystery larger than life with added pizzazz and wonderment. Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!) will be at the Turn Pot on the 2nd August.

Until August 2

The CLA Game Fair is the biggest celebration of field sports in Britain. From international gun dog competitions, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, falconry, horse & hound, field archery and more, the best of the best are on show at the game fair. Shooting competitions, horse events and angling are just some of the competitive sports on display.

The event attracts hundreds of exhibitors covering country sports, clothing and lifestyle for families of all ages to enjoy, encouraging children to have fun in the fresh air. The event runs until Sunday August 2.

Yorkshire Fringe

Leeds Pride in Millennium Square. Faye Edwards and Terry Williams.'3rd August 2014. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Leeds Pride in Millennium Square. Faye Edwards and Terry Williams.'3rd August 2014. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Until August 2

Yorkshire Fringe is a new event this year but hopes to become a regular event on the county’s cultural calendar in a bid to boost tourism to the county’s capital, York.

Dubbed ‘a weird, wise and wonderful ten day festival’, it is based in York and includes comedians, family entertainment and food.

Venues include The White Rose Rotunda and the Tea Pot. Expect something a little bit out of the ordinary.

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Tickets can be booked either online, through our booking line number 01904 500600, or at our Box Office on site in Parliament Street.

It runs until August 2.

Leeds Price

Sunday August 2

Weeton's in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.'RETAILER OF THE YEAR FEATURE

Weeton's in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.'RETAILER OF THE YEAR FEATURE

This will be the 9th year the annual celebration of diversity and acceptance has taken place in Leeds. Last year saw a record turn out with over 30,000 people attending during the day.

Over the past four years, Leeds Pride has evolved to become the biggest annual one day festival in the city centre. The live shows have featured acts such as Gareth Gates, Joe McElderry and Kimberly Wyatt (Pussy Cat Dolls). Quirkly singer-song writer and Britain’s Got Talent 2015 Golden Buzzer semi finalist Lorraine Bowen will be on the main stage this year.

Leeds Flower Show

August 2

Leeds Flower Show will enters its 151st year this year, having begun in 1864 as an ‘exhibition of flowers and fruits’ - it is run by the Leeds Horticultural Society Committee – a group of enthusiastic people who work hard to keep this marvellous tradition going each year. It is an exhibit for Yorkshire’s very best, including flowers, floral art, vegetables, fruit, domestic produce. There are live demonstrations and interactive displays. All competition classes are open to experts and amateur growers alike. For more information please contact show@leedshs.org.uk

Weetons Food Hall

August 1

Not only is it Yorkshire Day but it is also the 10th Birthday of Weetons Food Hall on West park, Harrogate so they’re celebrating with nearly two weeks of offers, entertainment and of course, delicious food and drink. Widely known as one of the best butchers in Britain, the store overlooks the famous ‘Stray’.

With new ownership in 2013 Weetons has come of age as a Premium Food Hall offering a unique shopping and dining experience. If you fancy dining in style in relaxing surroundings, the you can’t go far wrong.

Yorkshire’s finest cocktail

Celebrate Yorkshire Day with the ‘Yorkshire’s Finest’ cocktail, courtesy of Mix ‘n’ Twist Bartending. We used the best ingredients from Raisthorpe Manor, Mercers of Yorkshire, Leventhorpe Vineyard, The Little Red Berry Co, Masons Yorkshire Gin, Yorkshire Lavender and Yorkshire Tea to bring you the ultimate Yorkshire cocktail. You will need a tea pot to begin, to which you add three tea bags, then water. In a separate container add gin, blood orange liquer and lemon juice before combining over ice. For the full recipe and method, visit our website.

Ingredients

12.5ml Raisthorpe Manor 9ct Blood Orange Vodka Liqueur

12.5ml The Little Red Berry Co. Raspberry Gin Liqueur

30ml Leventhorpe Sparkling Wine

25ml Masons Yorkshire Gin - Yorkshire Tea Edition

2 Teaspoons Mercers of Yorkshire Lemon Cheese

3 Yorkshire Tea Bags

3 Sprigs of Yorkshire Lavender

10ml Lemon Juice

10ml Sugar Syrup

Crushed Ice

Cubed Ice

Method

First things first, take a teapot and add your 3 Yorkshire Tea bags with 200ml of boiling water and set aside to stew.

Take your cocktail shaker and add 25ml of Masons Gin, followed by 15ml of Raisthorpe Manor Blood Orange Liqueur, 15ml of The Little Red Berry Co. Raspberry Gin, 2 teaspoons of Mercers Lemon Cheese, 10ml lemon juice and 10ml sugar syrup.

After your tea has brewed for a minimum of 3 minutes, add 50ml of Yorkshire Tea to your drink.

Fill your serving glass to the brim with crushed ice and set aside.

Fill your cocktail shaker to the brim with cubed ice and shake.

Using a strainer, pour your drink through it into your serving glass, leaving an inch at the top.

Top your drink up with Leventhorpe Sparking Wine.

Finish off your Yorkshire’s Finest cocktail with 3 sprigs of Yorkshire Lavender to garnish.

Enjoy!

James Abbott, Director of Mix ‘n’ Twist said: “We are so proud of our Yorkshire roots and the wonderful products the county produces that we wanted to celebrate by creating the ultimate Yorkshire cocktail, the outcome was ‘Yorkshire’s Finest’ which we are immensely proud of and tastes incredible!”

The ‘Yorkshire’s Finest’ recipe will also be available as a YouTube video blog, which can be found on the Mix ‘n’ Twist Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/Mixntwistbartending from Wednesday 29th July.

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