IN THE PINK

IN THE PINK

Every year nearly 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, that’s the equivalent of one person every 10 minutes. October is all about raising awareness of the disease and the impact of a diagnosis, and also raise vital funds to support those affected. It is thanks to the dedication and generosity of […]

RAISE A MUG

RAISE A MUG

RAISE A MUG TO THE 25TH WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING THIS SEPTEMBER It’s time to dust off those coffee mugs and dig out your ‘showstopper’ recipe, as Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraiser World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, returns on Friday 25th September. This year Macmillan is hoping that more people than ever will take part and […]

WORK UP A SWEAT FOR FREE

WORK UP A SWEAT FOR FREE

The Gym Leeds is calling on anyone who’s thinking about getting in shape this autumn to pull on their trainers and enjoy free fitness on Wednesday 9th September. The pioneer of budget gyms is throwing open its doors to welcome thousands of new exercisers as part of National Fitness Day. On what is likely to […]

FACE FACTS

FACE FACTS

A dead mouse makeover or a pigeon paste facial might not sound like ideal ways to pamper yourself. But in the 18th Century, beauty treatments involving all kinds of bizarre lotions and potions were the height of fashion for socialites wanting to look their best. Now special events at Leeds’s Abbey House Museum and Temple […]

A DRAMATIC ADAPTATION

A DRAMATIC ADAPTATION

The Shawshank Redemption has been adapted for the stage from Stephen King’s original story rather than the iconic 1994 award winning film. Set in the Shawshank Penitentiary it’s a grim tale laced with brutality, injustice, gang rape and violence – yet so cleverly presented that these shocking moments don’t linger in the audience’s mind – […]

ICONIC ROLES FOR T.V.’S LEADING MEN

ICONIC ROLES FOR T.V.’S LEADING MEN

On announcing he was to bring to an end his role as practice manager Howard Bellamy in BBC One’s Doctors, there was immediate speculation as to what would be next for Ian Kelsey – now, the Yorkshire-born actor is heading back North to star in The Shawshank Redemption at Leeds Grand Theatre next week. Ian […]

WORLD BALLET PREMIERE

WORLD BALLET PREMIERE

As one man risks everything to fall in love, join Northern Ballet for the World Première of Jonathan Watkins’ 1984. Recently awarded Best Company at the European Taglioni Ballet Awards, Northern Ballet is bringing this cult-classic to life with the World Première at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds from 5 – 12 September 2015. […]

UNCOVER THE SECRET

UNCOVER THE SECRET

Leeds residents are being invited to uncover darkest secrets with the launch of ‘7’, a new underground bar opening its doors on 31st July. First of its kind to the area and soon to be the ‘worst kept secret’ of Leeds, guests will only be able to gain access to this tight-lipped bar by dialling […]

THE PRIDE OF YORKSHIRE

THE PRIDE OF YORKSHIRE

For decades Leeds has been a gastronomic hub with restaurants celebrating the cuisine of just about every country in the world. But only now has the culinary heritage of God’s own county – Yorkshire been recognised with the opening of the new FireLake Grill at Radisson Blue. And what I think is ironical, as a […]

LOVE THE COAST

LOVE THE COAST

The National Trust’s #lovethecoast campaign is inspiring Leeds to embrace the great British coast with a full sensory coastal experience  on Wednesday 26th August in Briggate from 10.00am to 4pm and its free! The coast is coming to Leeds thanks to a 4D experience by the National Trust. A giant shell will be washing up […]

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