CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED GLORIOUS YEARS

CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED GLORIOUS YEARS

Girl Guides past and present can don their uniforms this weekend to celebrate more than a hundred years at the heart of Leeds’s local communities. A nostalgic new exhibition opening at Kirkstall’s Abbey House Museum will look back over a century of Girlguiding’s Senior Section, which marks its centenary this year. And for one day […]

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

The latest York Theatre Royal and tutti frutti co-production, Snow Child comes to the De Grey Rooms Ballroom from Tuesday 23 February to Saturday 5 March 2016. As Autumn leaves fall and the foxes, wolves and bears hide among the trees, we tell you a magical story about family, love and the power of dreams. […]

GOLDEN SWING

GOLDEN SWING

One of the oldest and best-known brass bands in the world, Black Dyke Band brings Golden Swing to Morley Town Hall on Saturday 13 February as part of the prestigious Leeds Best of Brass 2015/16 Series. Under the baton of Music Director Professor Nicholas J Childs, Black Dyke Band will perform Golden Swing favourites Mack […]

ITS OFFICIAL

ITS OFFICIAL

Leeds Kirkgate Market has been officially named as Britain’s favourite market at a glittering awards ceremony today. Leeds historic Kirkgate Market, which is currently undergoing a multi-million pound transformation, received the accolade at the annual conference of the National Association for British Markets Authorities. The ‘Favourite Market’ award is a voted for by the public […]

YORKSHIRE’S OWN CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY

YORKSHIRE’S OWN CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY

Yorkshire’s own internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre turns 35 in a special anniversary tour in 2016 which will opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 17-20 February. From small beginnings in inner-city Leeds, Phoenix Dance Theatre is now the UK’s longest standing contemporary dance company outside of London. In celebration of their 35 […]

YOUR CHANCE TO GET INTO SHAPE

YOUR CHANCE TO GET INTO SHAPE

Want to burn the maximum amount of calories in the minimum amount of time whilst enjoying a fun and exciting group workout? Speedflex is a unique, results-driven, circuit-based training concept which will transform your exercise regime, and help you achieve your goals. Catering for all ages and levels of abilities, the Speedflex Training System offers […]

NAIL IT

NAIL IT

Essie a favourite with the royal, rich and famous has opened its first nail bar in Leeds. Essie’s iconic shade Ballet Slippers is said to be a favourite of HM The Queen and Camilla and Kate both worn Essie polishes on their wedding day. The nail brand Essie was created in 1981 in the US […]

BOLLYWOOD COMES TO LEEDS

BOLLYWOOD COMES TO LEEDS

Charity, South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk) is hosting ‘Gaata Rahe Mera Dil’ (may my heart keep singing from the 1950 film, GUIDE) a charity ball event presenting the very best of the Golden Era on Indian Cinema music. Keranjeet Kaur Virdee, CEO, SAA-uk, explains; “We’re known for hosting lots of family events, so this time we […]

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE

Bill Kenwright’s production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, comes to the the Alhambra Theatre in  from 16 February – 20 February 2016. BBC1’s The Voice runner-up Lucy O’Byrne as Maria and award-winning Scottish actor Gray O’Brien as Captain von Trapp both make their musical theatre debuts in […]

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Putting plant pots on your windowsill or swapping the latest gossip with friends might not seem like activities that could land you in trouble with the law. But believe it or not, the bye-laws of the past meant these were just some of the offences which could have seen people in Leeds branded criminals. Now […]