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Brontë birthday at the gallery

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A couple of weeks ago we celebrated the birthday of a very special lady. Not the Queen (though we do hope you had a lovely 90th birthday Your Majesty!) but Charlotte Brontë, the inspirational author whose most famous novel Jane Eyre is destined to become the newest addition to our repertoire. Born on 21 April 1816, this year is the 200th anniversary of her birth triggering an international celebration of her life, works and all things Brontë.

South Bank Sky Arts Awards

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Northern Ballet is delighted to have been nominated for 1984 in the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Shakespeare 400

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On 23 April 1616 at the age of 52, William Shakespeare died leaving a legacy of some of the best-loved works of comedy, drama and history the world has ever known.

This year we’ll be performing Romeo and Juliet in Sheffield, Canterbury, Belfast, Woking, and Bradford to help celebrate this titan of literature’s long-lasting work.

Celebrating Charlotte Brontë

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After its successful world première tour in 2016, we are delighted to be touring Jane Eyre as part of our Spring 2018 season. As we look ahead to the performances, we're celebrating the impact that Charlotte Brontë and her writings still have today.

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National Apprenticeship Week

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This week has been National Apprenticeship Week and as Northern Ballet now employs two apprentices it is a nice time to reflect on their experiences. 

Keisha is approaching the end of her 18 month apprenticeship in the Learning team where she has been developing the skills and experience to become a Dance Education Officer.

Ballet at the Gallery Photos

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See photos from Ballet at the Gallery, our collaboration with the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate.

World Book Day 2016

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It's World Book Day and what better way to celebrate the literary treats we've turned into ballets?

This year alone we're presenting many adaptations of classic titles such as 1984 (George Orwell) the première of Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë), Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) and Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare).

1984 - See it LIVE

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Did you miss 1984, a ballet by Jonathan Watkins when it aired on BBC Four on Sunday 28 February? Don't worry - it's available in iPlayer until 28 March, just click here

Happy Birthday Dame Gillian Lynne

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We'd like to wish Dame Gillian Lynne a very happy birthday from all of us at Northern Ballet as she turns 90 on Saturday 20 February.

Dame Gillian first worked with Northern Ballet in 1987 creating A Simple Man based on the life and works of LS Lowry. The piece went on to win a BAFTA and introduced the Company to Christopher Gable CBE who went on to become our Artistic Director.

In 1989 she choreographed Lipizzaner and in 2009 she returned to Northern Ballet to choreograph On Such A Night for our 40th anniversary celebrations.

Arriving at the Mercer Gallery

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Just two days to go until Ballet at the Gallery in Harrogate.

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