THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE

Meet Little Voice and Mari Hoff. A mother and daughter central to the heart of Jim Cartwright’s Northern fairy-tale The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at York Theatre Royal (4-9 July), but they are as far apart in character as can be. Left to her own devices, Little Voice starts to embody the famous […]

THE HISTORIC CAFE THAT TEMPTS CUSTOMERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

THE HISTORIC CAFE THAT TEMPTS CUSTOMERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

Whatever day you pass by Bettys Tea Room at Harrogate you can guarantee there will be a queue of people eagerly waiting to sample the delights of this historic temple of culinary delights. A family business since 1919 Bettys was founded on the dreams of a young Swiss boy, Frederick. Life dealt little Frederick a […]

A HOSPITALITY MATCH – MADE IN HEAVEN

A HOSPITALITY MATCH – MADE IN HEAVEN

It’s often hard to believe that the regeneration of our major cities has turned them into some of the most wanted places to visit. Take Liverpool for instance, before its massive regeneration it was not somewhere you would chose to spend a staycation or weekend break –  but fast forward  and with the massive investments […]

A SUMMER OF LIVE MUSIC

A SUMMER OF LIVE MUSIC

There’s a summer of live music in June and July at St George’s Hall, Bradford On Saturday 11 June The Goldhawks prepare to rebel-rouse Bradford audiences with their brand new production of The Who Story. A truly high-calibre tribute to The Who, packed with hit after hit including Won’t Get Fooled Again, Baba O’Riley, My […]

DITCH THE SOCKS….

DITCH THE SOCKS….

Fathers Day is about making sure father figures understand how much they mean to us and saying thanks for all their patience and understanding during the year. So whether you are buying for your dad, dad-in-law, grandpops or just someone whom you feel deserves it, why not ditch the socks and give them something really […]

OPERA IN THE CITY

OPERA IN THE CITY

  The Orchestra of Opera North will close its annual long weekend Millennium Square, Leeds on Sunday 24 July with Opera in the City, an alfresco evening of operatic favourites and classical masterpieces. Welsh soprano Elin Pritchard – an Opera North favourite who appears with the award-winning ensemble in Wagner’s epic Parsifal throughout June – […]

CELEBRATE SHAKESPEARE IN THE OUTDOORS

CELEBRATE SHAKESPEARE IN THE OUTDOORS

This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself, present the sparkling comedy, As You Like It. Tickets for this highlight of the summer calendar throughout the country are on sale now. Following last year’s hugely successful tour of Macbeth, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, leading proponents of open air […]

ALL BOARD AND FULL STEAM AHEAD .

ALL BOARD AND FULL STEAM AHEAD .

This Father’s Day  spoil your dad or father figure in your life, by treating them to a day out at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR). Whether your dad is steam train obsessed or simply loves an adventurous day out, there’s no better way of saying ‘thank you’ for being a great role model than […]

THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE…..

THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE…..

Thom has written a play, an epic set in the French Revolution called ‘A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple’. Dennis on the other hand, wants to continue with their double act. He believes that if they perform a tribute to Morecambe and Wise, Hamish’s confidence will be restored and the double act will go […]

THINGS CAN ONLY GET BATTER …

THINGS CAN ONLY GET BATTER …

One of the city’s very first chippies is among the fascinating tales featured in a new exhibition exploring the people and places that helped forge a Leeds community. Hardisty’s Fisheries became one of the earliest places for locals to grab a tasty chippy tea when it opened its doors on Kirkstall Lane in the early […]