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West Yorkshire Joint Services becomes Dementia Friendly

West Yorkshire Joint Services becomes Dementia Friendly

The SAFER Project, a Big Lottery funded project run by West Yorkshire Trading Standards, became Dementia Friends Champions last year. Now they have gained new ‘Friends’ by delivering a Dementia Friends session to colleagues who work frontline with consumers across West Yorkshire Joint Services including Trading Standards and Archives staff. The one-hour session is part […]

Minister visits Adel Primary with Local MP

Minister visits Adel Primary with Local MP

Greg Mulholland MP and Baroness Northover visited Adel Primary School to celebrate its work as part of DFID’s Connecting Classroom scheme.  Greg Mulholland and Baroness Northover, Minister in the Department for International Development, also presented a number of Fairtrade awards at Adel Primary School in Leeds. The Connecting Classroom scheme helps incorporate international development work into […]

It’s a Marriage Made in Heaven

It’s a Marriage Made in Heaven

IT’S A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN Liz Coggins reviews Opera North’s amazing production of Mozart’s Opera The Marriage of Figaro I have always thought of The Marriage of Figaro as one of those notoriously long opera’s that can often descend into fine tuned boredom. It’s an opera that needs to move both artistically and musically […]

Taste of France at Harrogate’s premier bistro

Taste of France at Harrogate’s premier bistro

C’est Magnifique! Liz Coggins experiences a taste of France at Harrogate’s premier bistro When you climb the stairs at Le Bistrot Pierre you will find gastronomic heaven! For up in the clouds above the quaint streets of the Montpellier shopping district is Harrogate’s best kept culinary secret. Open the restaurant’s door and you will be […]

Top Hat

Top Hat

TOP HATGRAND THEATRELIZ COGGINSThe minute the orchestra struck up I wanted to dance. As a young child I remember on wet Sunday afternoons watching the black and white Astaire and Rogers films on TV with my gran and being blown away by the sheer magic of it all – a magic that has been faithfully […]

Show White

Show White

SNOW WHITEThe Carriageworks TheatreLiz Coggins If you are looking for traditional family pantomime then head for The Carriageworks Theatre. Paul Holman productions are renown for thecomedy, glamour and audience participation of their productions and this year is no exception. In his 6th Leeds panto season, Jez Edwards as Muddles drives the show with his boundless […]

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

PETER PAN NORTHERN BALLETTHE GRAND THEATRE LEEDSLIZ COGGINS Nine out of Ten As a small child I was an avid theatre goer. That came of having a professional actress as a mother. I loved every thing I saw from musicals, light opera and ballet to Shakespeare and rep. But one show that really freaked me […]

Shine and Sparkle

Shine and  Sparkle

Whether you crave a contemporary look or prefer a more chic and sophisticated style, make sure this year’s looks are the best yet with a little hair inspiration. For some Christmas hair tips we asked Senior Creative Director Gareth Vance at the Sassoon Salon in Leeds for some festive inspiration for your tresses this Christmas. […]

Dick Whittington is joined by Alice Fitzwarren & Sarah the Cook at City Varieties Music Hall Leeds

Dick Whittington is joined by Alice Fitzwarren & Sarah the Cook at City Varieties Music Hall Leeds

Dick WhittingtonLeeds City VarietiesLiz Coggins Five Stars If there were Oscars for pantomime then the Dick Whittington would scoop the board in every category. It’s a gutsy, well thought out production that travels at high speed full of sparkle, vitality, in your face comedy, innuendos and audience participation and its everything traditional pantomime should be. […]

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