The Hottest Ticket in Town

The Hottest Ticket in Town

I can’t remember seeing a show at The Grand (and my first visit was at the age of two) where the entire audience rose to its feet at the end of the show to give a standing ovation – which was exactly what happened after the second performance of Wicked and not without good reason! […]

Betty Blue Eyes is Back Where She Belongs

Betty Blue Eyes is Back Where She Belongs

When one of Yorkshire’s most famous sons turns 80 it’s time for a celebration. And that’s exactly what’s happening at West Yorkshire Playhouse as Alan Bennett reaches that landmark age. With plays and even an audience with Bennett, the ultimate offering has to be the musical Betty Blue Eyes. First performed in 2011 it’s the […]

Comment t’appelles-tu? The Light Becomes La Lumière

Comment t’appelles-tu? The Light Becomes La Lumière

In celebration of the greatest cycling race in the world coming to Leeds, The Light – the city’s top leisure and retail destination – is embracing its French side and rebranding itself as ‘La Lumière.’ The start line for the race will be located on the doorstep of the scheme and from next week, The […]

Regeneration & investment at Lambert’s Yard to create alternative to high street retail giants

Regeneration & investment at Lambert’s Yard to create alternative to high street retail giants

Located in one of Leeds’ most historic quarters, Lambert’s Yard is set to become the city’s leading destination for independent design, fashion and lifestyle in autumn 2014. Following a successful pop-up shop in winter 2013, the next phase of the Lambert’s Yard project is an upcoming New Market Entry Programme (NMEP), a two day course […]

YORKSHIRE’S OLYMPIC STARS ENTICE HUNDREDS INTO THE SNOW TO SUPPORT DEAFBLIND CHARITY ‘SENSE’

YORKSHIRE’S OLYMPIC STARS ENTICE HUNDREDS INTO THE SNOW TO SUPPORT DEAFBLIND CHARITY ‘SENSE’

Hundreds of skiers and boarders flocked indoors this weekend to celebrate Snozone’s new partnership with Sense, the charity that supports and campaigns for deafblind people, at Snozone Castleford, within Xscape. Paralympic Sitskier Jo Willoughby from Barnsley and Olympic Freeskier Katie Summerhayes from Sheffield were there to support the event and inspire visitors that winter sports […]

MADE IN CHELSEA’ STARS OPEN ILKLEY BAR

MADE IN CHELSEA’ STARS OPEN ILKLEY BAR

‘Made in Chelsea’ stars Rosie Fortescue and Louise Thompson will be making a special visit to Ilkley on Friday 11th june to open the new Orangery and Garden bar at ‘The Yard’ Ilkley. The girls will arrive at The Yard on Friday afternoon and the main event will be the cutting of the ribbon at […]

Ludus Festival: White Cane

Ludus Festival: White Cane

Visually impaired dancer Mickel Smithen and blind musician Takashi Kikuchi act as guides to Victoria Gardens as a sensory space of touch, vibration, movement and sound, in an unfolding dialogue between performers and public. Using their long white canes, they build up a deep connection with their environment, ‘sounding’ and ‘dancing’ the Gardens. The cane’s […]