FOOD FOR ANY MOOD

FOOD FOR ANY MOOD

As an avid letter writing schoolgirl I never thought decades later I would be climbing the stairs of the iconic G.P.O. building in City Square, not for a stamp or to post my letters,  but to sample stylish and inspirational cocktails and the tempting offerings of The Banyan Bar and Kitchen. Although it was a […]

CATS THE MUSICAL IS BACK

CATS THE MUSICAL IS BACK

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier Award-nominated musical Cats is coming to Leeds Grand Theatre direct from its sell-out seasons at the London Palladium. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show first returned to the West End in December 2014 reuniting the original creative team – Director Trevor Nunn, […]

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE STREET FOOD?

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE STREET FOOD?

The British Street Food Awards are bringing their Scotland and the North heats to Leeds Dock for the 9th annual Waterfront Festival on 25th and 26th June. Taste, discover and vote for your street food favourites from a stellar line up of 15 different traders from cities across the UK, including Manchester, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield […]

ON HIS BIKE FOR CHARITY

ON HIS BIKE FOR CHARITY

A Leeds man has cycled more than 400 miles in a mammoth charity fundraiser in France, helping to raise £90,000 for vulnerable children in Sierra Leone through the children’s charity Plan International. Stuart McBride set off from Carcassonne, southern France, last week to complete a 650 kilometre (404 mile) cycle ride to San Remo, Italy. […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHOENIX DANCE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHOENIX DANCE

Phoenix Dance Theatre is to stage a major revival of one of the company’s earliest works from 1983 as part of their 35 anniversary celebration Phoenix @ Home to be performed over three nights at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre this Autumn. Choreographed by Edward Lynch, who also danced in the original production, Nightlife […]

ITS TIME TO GET FOOTLOOSE

ITS TIME TO GET FOOTLOOSE

Based on the 1984 screen sensation starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose: The Musical tells the story of city boy Ren, who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town up on its feet. Featuring classic 80s hits […]

INTO THE WOODS

INTO THE WOODS

Take twenty four choristers from the city’s magnificent opera house  and move them  to the modernity and cavernous  stage of the Quarry Theatre, adding the amazing talents  of a creative team second to non and hey presto you have the recipe for a musical theatre triumph. Into the Woods is the first major co-production between […]

THE ULTIMATE 60’s MUSICAL

THE ULTIMATE 60’s MUSICAL

Packed with  rock’n’hits of the 60’s, Save the Last Dance for me is not just another reflective vintage musical, it’s a show packed with high energy routines, iconic songs with  a dynamic cast and a live band. Save the Last Dance for Me successfully recreates the sound of the great rock’n’roll hits such as Viva […]

HEAVENS ABOVE!

HEAVENS ABOVE!

  Alexandra Burke took Leeds by storm when she took The Grand Theatre’s stage in the production of The Bodyguard last month, and she is set to return in August with Jamie Wilson’s all new production of Sister Act. Based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, Sister Act tells the […]

SUMMER OF THE SOMME

SUMMER OF THE SOMME

Three of Leeds’ finest choirs join forces with the Manchester Camerata at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 30 June in a concert to commemorate the lives of those lost in the Battle of the Somme exactly a century ago. This special commemorative concert of glorious British music features Karl Jenkins’ visionary work The Armed Man: […]