TIDY AS YOU WALK……

TIDY AS YOU WALK……

Thanks to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II TV series, awareness of the horrors of plastic polluting our seas has never been higher and many people are keen to do their bit to help tackle the problem and protect marine wildlife.  We can all play our part by looking after the places that we visit and […]

CURTAIN UP –

CURTAIN UP –

Leeds Actors in Training (LAIT), a practical skills-building course for young adults (18-25) serious about an acting career, run in collaboration with Leeds Grand Theatre, is offering free online masterclasses throughout March 2021. In anticipation of theatres reopening, LAIT Intensive is a series of five evening sessions run over three weeks by professional artists and […]

WALK ON ..

WALK ON ..

  From welly wanders over stepping-stone streams and pooh-stick bridges, to epic voyages following in the footsteps of rebel warlords and saintly monks, the Yorkshire Coast is a walker’s kingdom, where entire vistas and natural worlds are revealed only to those on foot, whatever the season. You can walk right across the region from north […]

TEN REASONS WHY SINGING IS GOOD FOR YOU

TEN REASONS WHY SINGING IS GOOD FOR YOU

Belting out a tune in the shower might actually be doing you more good than you think according to the latest look at the health and wellbeing benefits of singing from Opera North. Here are their Top 10 reasons why it is well worth giving your vocal cords a regular workout during lockdown and beyond. […]

LOCKDOWN OR NO LOCK DOWN…….

LOCKDOWN OR NO LOCK DOWN…….

One of the hits of last summer’s Park Bench Theatre open air season in York is being streamed by Engine House Theatre from Friday (Feb 26). Children’s show Teddy Bears’ Picnic, performed by Cassie Vallance, was one of a hat-trick of shows staged in Rowntree Park under COVID-safe conditions with more than 1,000 adults and […]

FULL STEAM AHEAD …..

FULL STEAM AHEAD …..

The great  North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced a vacancy for a Heritage Engineering Steam/Diesel Apprenticeship based primarily at its headquarters in Grosmont. It’s the heritage railway’s latest such opening – 25 years after Traction and Rolling Stock Manager, Piglet, joined as a fresh-faced 16-year-old engineering maintenance apprentice, in December 1996. Piglet has worked […]

WRITING HOME

WRITING HOME

Opera North has launched Writing Home, a community song writing project which will help create an innovative arts installation as part of the Howard Opera Centre, the Company’s redeveloped home in Leeds due to open later this year. The Howard Opera Centre has been designed as a creative space for the whole community to use, […]

A GREAT CHOICE OF ONE NIGHT SHOWS

A GREAT CHOICE OF ONE NIGHT SHOWS

Infamous cabaret misfit and drag miscreant Joe Black invites you to indulge in a gloriously raucous gin soaked musical cabaret extravaganza. One part art deco inspired punk cabaret, two parts drag musical mayhem, best enjoyed after dark. Joe Black: Deco Punk comes to King’s Hall, Ilkley on Thursday 16 September 2021, let’s party like it’s […]

PLAYHOUSE CONNECT

PLAYHOUSE CONNECT

Following the success of Leeds Playhouse’s award-winning Creative Engagement programme aimed at connecting with communities across the Leeds City Region, the theatre has enhanced its efforts to reach out to people who might feel an increased sense of isolation or vulnerability during the current lockdown. PLAYHOUSE CONNECT builds on work already carried out and aims […]

BELISSAMO !

BELISSAMO !

    Italy and Italian’s are known for their love of romance so its hardly any wonder that their cuisine makes the perfect  il cibo dell’amore –  food of love. So why not take a leaf out of their book and go Italian on Valentine’s Day. Gino de Campo’s restaurants are noted for their great […]

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