THRILLING ENGAGING AND DIVERSE

THRILLING ENGAGING AND DIVERSE

Leeds Playhouse today announces an exciting season of bold and diverse work for Autumn-Winter 2021/22, which celebrates everything theatre offers as a collective live experience – including new productions, compelling dramas, exciting collaborations and a magical adventure to bring the festive spirit to Leeds this Christmas.   Highlights include  a stunning new staging of WENDY […]

DREAMING OF AN ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY FOR YOUR STAYCATION

DREAMING OF AN ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY FOR YOUR STAYCATION

From Stately homes known the world over to the hidden gems of small family historic homes, tranquil abbeys, picturesque villages and beautiful gardens, Ryedale has so many places to visit. As a seasoned travel writer I reckon it would take me 365 days to visit and savour the atmosphere and learn the fascinating facts about […]

THE CRIME FICTION EVENT OF THE YEAR

THE CRIME FICTION EVENT OF THE YEAR

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival – the world’s largest and most prestigious celebration of crime fiction – has revealed its full programme bursting with unmissable talks and panel discussions featuring the hottest stars of crime fiction, curated by Festival Programming Chair Ian Rankin OBE. Tickets are available at https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/ Taking place from 22-25 July […]

SCHOOLS OUT SOON…..

SCHOOLS OUT SOON…..

  Days out are more important than ever for making up the lost time spent with family and friends and schools out soon!  So here are 10 different ways to create new memories and shared experiences during a day out on the Yorkshire Coast: Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled 4×4 Landrover adventure on a specially built off-road […]

PROUD IN THE PARK

PROUD IN THE PARK

 Leeds will play host to a brand-new festival, Mardi Gras – Proud in the Park. On Saturday 14th August, Roundhay Park will be transformed into a hub of music, food, entertainment and fairground rides, celebrating love and inclusivity. Two full-size festival production stages will form the focal point of Mardi Gras which will be located […]

DON’T MISS ZOG….

DON’T MISS ZOG….

The smash hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Stick Man and Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales) is flying across the UK and roaring into Bradford on Friday and Saturday 16 & 17 July. At St George’s Hall, Bradford for four socially distanced performances, Zog promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some […]

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

  The final names and events for Leeds International Festival of Ideas have been announced as it looks to present a truly ambitious programme and a platform for exploring new ideas and innovation. Announcing the panels along with nearly 30 speakers, the festival will discuss and debate the questions; Can we ever be who we […]

THE HISTORIC COOMBE ABBEY –

THE HISTORIC COOMBE ABBEY –

Coombe Abbey’s signage tells us this is ‘no ordinary hotel’ and after a stay there its easy to understand why. The Abbey was founded by the Cistercian monks in 1150 and has had a chequered history. It survived the dissolution of the monasteries and in 1603 the future Queen Elizabeth 1, lived and was educated […]

THE KING OF WALTZ IS BACK

THE KING OF WALTZ IS BACK

The ‘King of Waltz’ is back! For summer 2021, as silver screens finally open their doors, the biggest music cinema event returns as world renowned violinist André Rieu brings Together Again exclusively to a cinema near you, on 28th and 29th August for one weekend only. To celebrate André’s impending return to live performances, Together […]

THE FLIGHT CLUB HAS LIFT OFF

THE FLIGHT CLUB HAS LIFT OFF

Eat your heart out Phil Taylor and all you other world class dart players – because Coggins has got a new passion darts! Up until I visited Flight Club, the birthplace of Social Darts in their new Leeds venue on East Parade – although watching the occasional T.V. vintage programme Bullseye late at night when […]