A MAGNIFICIENT SEASON OF OPERA

A MAGNIFICIENT SEASON OF OPERA

Two leading arts organisations in Leeds have collaborated with Opera North for the Company’s latest season which features a bewitching coming-of-age adventure, a tempestuous tragedy, and a double bill of iconic ballet and wickedly funny opera. Opening the season is a new production of The Magic Flute, Mozart’s epic tale about Prince Tamino’s quest to […]

FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW TAKES CENTRE STAGE

FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW TAKES CENTRE STAGE

An exciting family-friendly pop-up theatre show for ages 3-8 is all set to light up a popular Leeds Library arts-space next month. Created by local theatre company Wrongsemble, and generously supported by Arts Council England, ‘The Princess and the Sprout’ at Leeds Central Library’s ‘Room 700’ promises to be a production that will offer no […]

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The prospect of watching a performance of Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in a former scene-dock didn’t fill me with seasonal joy. For one reason I dislike the works of Charles Dickens whatever genre of the arts they are packaged in. I know they are meant to be representative of   Victorian times and attitudes, but […]

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKERS

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKERS

Once upon a time, there were two shoemakers who were very old and very poor. So poor they couldn’t even afford to buy each other Christmas presents. With no wood for the fire and only one piece of leather left to make shoes, there was little festival spirit in the shoemakers’ shop. But one night, […]

THANK YOU FROM THE LOTTERY

THANK YOU FROM THE LOTTERY

From Monday 3 to Sunday 9 December 2018, National Lottery-funded heritage attractions are saying #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players by offering free entry, treats or discounts at hundreds of UK-Based National Lottery funded visitor’s attractions, and sport, arts and community projects. Leeds Grand Theatre will be saying #ThanksToYou by giving away 140th birthday branded Tote […]

I CAN’T GET THROUGH DECEMBER WITHOUT….

I CAN’T GET THROUGH DECEMBER WITHOUT….

The party season is looming and will be upon us before we know it that combined with gift buying for our nearest and dearest can be stressful so why not pamper yourself with some of the goodies and brands new to the cosmetic counters! It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas at Jo Malone […]

X-FACTOR HITS THE TOWN HALL

X-FACTOR HITS THE TOWN HALL

Original X-Factor stars and operatic multi-platinum selling vocal quartet G4 come to Leeds Town Hall on Wednesday 19 December with their atmospheric G4 at Christmas show. This intimate performance see Jonathan, Lewis, Mike and Nick recall the musical experiences of their childhoods; expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent […]

OH WHAT A NIGHT!

OH WHAT A NIGHT!

Jersey Boys is not just another Jukebox musical that’s an excuse for wrapping a back catalogue of hits round a flimsy story. This is a powerful story about four ordinary guys, brought up on the wrong side of the tracks in the Anglo-Italian area of New Jersey where organised crime was an active presence and […]

THE ALE TRAIL

THE ALE TRAIL

The first of Tetley’s Ale Trails will take place on Thursday 22nd November Join Tetley’s for an evening of songs, chat, food and a few pints as we visit three hand-picked pubs in Leeds (The Grove, The Adelphi and The Tetley Building). The evening stars at 7.pm at The Grove Inn, Back Row, Leeds 11 […]

SIMPLY THE BEST….

SIMPLY THE BEST….

Your first glimpse of Seaham Hall will take your breath away. As you make your way up the drive to this white former Georgian mansion there’s an air of peace and tranquillity interrupted only by the gentle noise of the sea. Enter this haven of luxury, classical elegance and old world charm and be ready […]