RYEDALE FESTIVAL

RYEDALE FESTIVAL

Ryedale Festival is  celebrating its 40th year although not in the way it had planned, the answer is a one-off, late-announced, open-ended, can-do-spirited programme of summer events that will bring some extraordinary and inspiring performers to play together in beautiful Ryedale places. Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world […]

MAMMA MIA UNDER THE STARS

MAMMA MIA UNDER THE STARS

Full casting  for the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! in the open air at Harewood House in the heart of Yorkshire this summer from 13 – 30 August 2021 has just been announced. Sara Poyzer (Donna Sheridan), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Richard Standing (Sam Carmichael), Phil Corbitt (Bill Austin), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), […]

A GLAMOROUS NIGHT….

A GLAMOROUS NIGHT….

 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC – the latest collaboration by Leeds Playhouse and Opera North – reveal the glamorous lives of the hopelessly mismatched lovers in Stephen Sondheim’s witty and wonderful classic. A chance meeting sparks a game of romantic musical chairs over a weekend in the country as a colourful menagerie of couples find themselves […]

LEEDS GOES PURPLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST LITTER

LEEDS GOES PURPLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST LITTER

A community-led campaign which is taking positive action to tackle the scourge of littering in Leeds is aiming to turn Leeds into a sea of purple this Saturday. This follows the success of the Litter Free Leeds movement, which working closely in partnership with Leeds City Council, has seen volunteers, businesses and organisations join forces […]

C’EST MAGNIFIQUE!

C’EST MAGNIFIQUE!

New images reveal the joie de vivre of the rehearsal room as West End star Jenna Russell and the rest of the PIAF company prepare for their two-week run at Leeds Playhouse next month. Leeds Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse’s co-production of Pam Gems’ sensational play with music, which tells the extraordinary life story of the […]

THE SPECTACULAR LEEDS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL

THE SPECTACULAR LEEDS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL

The spectacular Leeds Waterfront Festival is set to make a triumphant return this weekend with its biggest ever series of events and activities. After last year’s event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, organisers have been working hard to bring together a summer-long celebration this year which will showcase the best of the […]

HERE COMES SUMMER….

HERE COMES SUMMER….

There’s no more cheery or summery sight than the exterior of Bills! The montage of flowers, grasses, potted trees and plants and an extended alfresco dining area spell out summer loud and clear. The outside of this Georgian townhouse, built in 1794 and once home to William Hey, chief surgeon and one of the founders […]

SLEIGH WHAT?

SLEIGH WHAT?

  Christmas is set to come early for Mecca customers across the UK in a bid to make up for those missed moments of the last year. 2020 saw the cancelation of many Christmas traditions, forcing millions of Brits to settle for zoom office parties, Christmas shopping online, and fewer guests at the dinner table. […]

A COLOURFUL GLIMPSE OF MINING LIFE

A COLOURFUL GLIMPSE OF MINING LIFE

Wakefield artist, Seanna Doonan tells the story of Wakefield’s mining community with her Shine a Light exhibition, a vibrant collection of work depicting miners at work, at home and at play. Growing up in a family of musicians, Seanna is inspired by the folk songs of childhood and the social struggles of the city’s working […]

A MYRIAD OF CONCERTS FOR EVERYONE THIS SUMMER

A MYRIAD OF CONCERTS FOR EVERYONE THIS SUMMER

There’s concerts at Castle Howard this summer designed to suit every taste from classical, rock and pop.   Café Mambo Ibiza For the first time, iconic dance music brand Cafe Mambo Ibiza will bring a star studded line up of world class DJs to Castle Howard, for an evening of Ibiza classics and dance anthems […]