JUNIOR STRINGS PROGRAMME

JUNIOR STRINGS PROGRAMME

Opera North has launched a new youth ensemble for aspiring young instrumentalists across Leeds following the findings of a recent In Harmony report which highlighted the barriers to keeping children musically engaged as they move from primary to secondary school. Opera North Junior Strings is open to all budding string players with a view to […]

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRAL SEASON

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRAL SEASON

Leeds International Piano Competition alumnus Sunwook Kim joins The Hallé and the first female conductor of the 2017/18 Leeds International Orchestral Season, Karina Canellakis, to perform music by great German composers Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Brahms. This concert takes place on Saturday 24 February at Leeds Town Hall. Sunwook Kim won the 2006 Leeds International Piano […]

A BLAST FROM THE PAST

A BLAST FROM THE PAST

On the evening of March 14, 1941, staff at Leeds City Museum safely locked away their incredible collection of exhibits, antiquities and curiosities for the night. Among the thousands of items on display inside was a magnificent elephant’s skeleton, a rare collection of stamps on loan from the Leeds Philatelic Society and the famous Leeds tiger […]

WITH ONE LOOK….

WITH ONE LOOK….

It is very rare these days to see musicals on tour that  deliver five star excellence from  both the cast and creatives, but Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard at The Alhambra this week certainly does that. Based on American filmmaker Billy Wilder’s 1950’s award winning film, it tells the story of Norma Desmond, a […]

YOUR TOUR NEEDS YOU!

YOUR TOUR NEEDS YOU!

Welcome to Yorkshire are on the lookout for a record number of Tour Makers for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire (May 3-6). Tour Makers are passionate and reliable volunteers who are deployed along the race route to provide a warm welcome to the millions of fans who watch the action in person. They also offer […]

AN EXCITING SEASON OF OPERA

AN EXCITING SEASON OF OPERA

Innocence pays a high price in Madama Butterfly, Puccini’s poignant story of tender love which fails to bridge the divide between two utterly different cultures. French soprano Anne Sophie Duprels has won widespread praise in this production in the role of Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese woman who sacrifices everything to marry a U.S. Naval Officer, yet is […]

WAR HORSE

WAR HORSE

Following eight record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse returns to Bradford. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its […]

THE KITCHEN

THE  KITCHEN

It’s a mid-week luch time, freezing cold and pouring with rain but yet the Banyan Bar and Kitchen in Ilkley’s Brook Street is packed to capacity and it’s little wonder. The clientele range from ladies who lunch,  those seeking a quick, quality business lunch, mums and grans with the odd toddler in tow, out for […]

SHARE SOME THRILLING ADVENTURES

SHARE SOME THRILLING ADVENTURES

Spend an evening with adventurer, survival expert, ex elite forces soldier and television presenter Ant Middleton as he brings the stories of his expeditions and adventures to Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday 20 February. Ant is a modern-day explorer and expedition leader – a role that has led him to take on some tough and […]

WARM UP

WARM UP

Chill at the Ice Cube this week! The Ice Cube has returned to Millennium Square this Friday, giving visitors a chance to whizz around the ice under the specially covered outdoor rink. The new penguin club on Sunday mornings provides a chance for younger children to take their first steps on to the ice in a […]