HAIRSPRAY HITS TOWN

HAIRSPRAY HITS TOWN

Hairspray is a glitzy musical with a message tackling both racial integration and body image. Set in Baltimore in the 60’s the story centres around Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair who sets out and follows her dream. Along the way she becomes a celebrity on a TV programme, is crowned Miss Hairspray, […]

BEAUTY SOLUTIONS

BEAUTY SOLUTIONS

As we approach the dark, cold days of mid-winter, Gareth Vance, Senior Creative Director at Sassoon Leeds tells you how to look good with styles that looks cool, pared back and have effortless shine. PREPARE: Add softness, shine and strength 1. Good hair starts with good nutrition – Vidal Sassoon believed in the importance of […]

YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT

YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT

It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link […]

A CLASSICAL NIGHT OUT

  Celebrated young soprano Kate Royal is joined by Leeds Lieder’s Director, pianist Joseph Middleton, for Komm, Trost der Welt, a thoughtfully selected recital of lieder and songs by Robert and Clara Schumann, Gustav Mahler and Samuel Barber in the Howard Assembly Room on Saturday 7 November. The latest in Leeds Lieder’s collaborations with Opera […]

TWICE NIGHTLY AT THE CITY VARIETIES

TWICE NIGHTLY AT THE CITY VARIETIES

  Leeds is a city rich in entertainment; its roots may well be in textiles and industry but the people that worked hard to build it always enjoyed a good time, and to this end the city has been home to many theatres and cinemas, so it is perhaps fitting that a show about the […]

HAVE AN ANGELIC GETAWAY

HAVE AN ANGELIC GETAWAY

The Radisson Blu Hotel at Stansted Airport is like no other. In fact its unique. As a seasoned travel writer airport hotels usually leave me cold! Even the luxury ones I find are a dreadful cacophony of activity and noise. They are impersonal places with no atmosphere ,whose aim seems to process their guests as […]

LEEDS GETS SET FOR FESTIVE SWITCH ON

LEEDS GETS SET FOR FESTIVE SWITCH ON

Kid’s TV favourites and a spectacular rock choir will lead the people of Leeds in a festive sing-a-long at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on. Cbeebies presenters Alex Winters and Cat Sandion will entertain an expected crowd of 15,000 with a fun version of The 12 Days of Christmas at the official event on November 12. […]

HALLOWEEN HORRORS

HALLOWEEN HORRORS

Ghost-hunters in Leeds could come face-to-face with the terrifying spectres rumoured to roam the halls of Temple Newsam House this Halloween. The adults only Ghosts of Temple Newsam tour will test the nerves of visitors to the 500-year-old house by taking them on a late night tour of the mansion’s sprawling rooms and cellars. The […]

TROPICAL WORLD WELCOMES BACK AN OLD FRIEND

TROPICAL WORLD WELCOMES BACK AN OLD FRIEND

A very popular Leeds’ visitor attraction has welcomed back one of its most loved residents. After adorning the aquarium wall as a fun, colourful design for over 23 years, Olly the Octopus will once again be delighting both young and old visitors to the Arnold and Marjorie Ziff Tropical World after taking up residence at […]

Golfers Aid Charity

Golfers Aid Charity

The head chef at a restaurant chain in Leeds—and the founder of the West Yorkshire Working Golf Steward Group has handed over a cheque for £3000 to Over The Wall Charity. Over The Wall is the UK branch of Paul Newman’s Serious Fun Camps and provide therapeutic camps for seriously ill children, and also camps […]