BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ON THE LEITH

BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ON THE LEITH

There’s an old showbiz saying that goes ‘always send ‘em away wanting more’ and that is true of West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director, James Brining inspired choice of Sunshine on the Leith as  the production that sees the Quarry Theatre close its doors for a year for major renovations to take place. As a theatre […]

MADE IN YORKSHIRE

MADE  IN YORKSHIRE

Made in Yorkshire is a passionate advocate of anything that encourages young people to pursue careers in engineering and manufacturing. One of the most important of these is the Young Inventor project, which the organisation has launched in collaboration with colleges across the region, and which this year is sponsored by recruitment specialist Michael Page. […]

BOOK EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

BOOK EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

This Christmas will see J.M. Barrie’s magical story of Peter Pan brought to life in gigantic proportions on some of the biggest stages in the country. Starring Martin Kemp and Milton Jones, Peter Pan – The Arena Adventure will play at  Leeds First Direct Arena between 21-23 December. Reprising his role as the ultimate baddie […]

HARD TIMES

HARD TIMES

Following the success of For Love or Money and Cyrano, Northern Broadsides are returning to West Yorkshire Playhouse this May with Deborah McAndrew’s witty new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times. Transporting the Playhouse back to the 1854 Northern Powerhouse, Hard Times sees the vibrant, joyful Sleary’s circus interrupt the dark landscape of the […]

THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE

THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE

The hugely anticipated fourth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race is now less than a week away. Excitement is building in Leeds as the city prepares to host the grand finale on Sunday 6 May. The fourth edition of the men’s race has been expanded from three to four stages and will […]

ITS JUST CRICKET

ITS JUST CRICKET

The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that Leeds will host four 2019 ICC World Cup matches next June and July. Headingley will welcome England, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka and World Cup Qualifier champions Afghanistan. Headingley fixtures Friday 21 June – England v Sri Lanka (d)Saturday 29 June – Pakistan v Afghanistan (d)Thursday 4 July […]

AN EPIC RETELLING OF A MYTH

AN EPIC RETELLING OF A MYTH

The Orchestra of Opera North joins forces with Leeds Festival Chorus, Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Opera North Young Voices and Opera North Children’s Chorus to perform Berlioz’ epic translation of Goethe’s dramatic poem The Damnation of Faust on Saturday 12 May. Part opera, part cantata, this ‘dramatic legend’ is an epic retelling of the Faust story […]

IT’S HERE AT THE WEEKEND

IT’S HERE AT THE WEEKEND

This weekend, Leeds International Festival kicks off for its second year! A festival that celebrates innovation, imagination and invention across all fields, the stellar line-up has something for everyone. With more than 50 events in 15 days, featuring over 40 speakers, there is something fascinating going on in Leeds – whatever your interests. What’s more, […]

THE LITTLE FEET FESTIVAL

THE LITTLE FEET FESTIVAL

Leeds Company tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal have joined forces with the Carriageworks Theatre to bring their biennial festival of Children’s Theatre, Little Feet Festival, to Leeds for the first time from Wednesday 13 – Saturday 16 June. This is the fifth festival organised by York Theatre Royal and tutti frutti with a selection […]

BERLIN TO BROADWAY

BERLIN TO BROADWAY

Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, a journey through the life and songs of one of the greatest musical theatre composers of the 20th century, comes to City Varieties, Leeds from 15 – 21 June. The glamorous world of cabaret is the setting for an exhilarating tour of highlights from the Kurt Weill songbook, from […]