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Blackpool

Danny Beard from Britain’s Got Talent, musical legend Soraya Vivian (pictured), and 38 others perform to raise money for the LGBT community in both Blackpool and Chechnya. Unite For Chechnya will also see performances from a number of spectacular drag queens.

31 July, Viva Blackpool (uniteforchechnya.eventbrite.com)

Sheffield

Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House showcases 12 dolls houses as a lens through which to view social history and changes in urban living.

5 Aug-7 Jan, Weston Park Museum (museums-sheffield.org.uk)

Salford

Adapted from the work of Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom features a kind witch and four loveable companions trying to defeat a dragon. Puppets and songs abound.

1-27 Aug, The Lowry (thelowry.com) 

Manchester

This is Human, created by the Project X Collective, seeks to question our understanding and interpretation of art through photography, art installations and an interactive game. It will be launched with a carnivalesque puppet parade.

3-31 Aug, Home (homemcr.org)

Bradford

The adaption of Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time embarks on its 2017 tour. This bold production, directed by Marianne Elliott and starring Scott Reid as Christopher Boone, won seven Olivier Awards in 2013.

31 July-5 Aug, Alhambra Theatre (bradford-theatres.co.uk)

Liverpool

The Summer Holidays Programme features singalong sessions, the opportunity to make dream-catchers for younger children and expert guitar guidance for those a little bit older.

22 July-3 Sept, The British Music Experience (britishmusicexperience.com)

Barnsley

Adele Howitt: Ceramic Landscapes and Louise Wright: Organic Forms are both exhibitions that aim to celebrate nature in all its forms. Accompanying workshops will help children practise and master a variety of drawing techniques.

29 July-21 Oct, The Civic (barnsleycivic.co.uk) 

York

Fame, The Musical follows the lives of students at New York City’s High School of Performing Arts, with all the the joys and anxieties that they face.

3-5 Aug, Grand Opera House (atgtickets.com/york) 

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