THE GRAND IS ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSICALS….

THE GRAND IS ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSICALS….

Leeds Grand Theatre will see the premiere tour of the  new musical Fisherman’s Friends in 2022, alongside  musical theatre  favourite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Direct from two triumphant seasons at the London Palladium, the sensational brand new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to […]

AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ EVENTS

AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ EVENTS

JazzLeeds autumn programme is a complete festival of music in itself. We are presenting more than 30 concerts to help people come back to live gigs again. Jazz is attracting a lot of interest these days from a new young audience – our programme includes all types of jazz with something for all tastes. We […]

THE LONG AWAITED RETURN OF THE MULTI-AWARD WINNING MUSICAL

THE LONG AWAITED RETURN OF THE MULTI-AWARD WINNING MUSICAL

Bill Kenwright’s legendary production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers returns to the stage. The much-loved musical, which performed to sell-out houses and standing ovations on its most recent UK tour in 2019-2020, returns with gusto, visiting the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford 19 – 23 October 2021. In celebration of the musical’s relaunch, […]

THE ICONIC PERFUME – CHANEL No.5

THE ICONIC PERFUME – CHANEL No.5

Created in 1921 Chanel No.5 is the best-known perfume in the world and was the first perfume imagined by a woman for women. Gabrielle Chanel had already changed people’s views on fashion so it was no surprise that her first perfume was consistent with her pioneering designs, simple but well through  and revolutionary in its […]

RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRICALS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRICALS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Leeds is taking part in the launch of “HypnoCat” as part of the 18th annual recycle week. The pink fluffy cat is on a mission to hypnotise households into recycling their small old electricals and is a bit of fun but comes with a serious message.           These small old, unwanted […]

THE FIRST WILDLIFE ARTS FESTIVAL FOR OTLEY

THE FIRST WILDLIFE ARTS FESTIVAL FOR OTLEY

Wildlife Friendly Otley is organising the town’s, and the UK’s, first ever Wildlife Arts Festival to be held on Saturday 2 October at Otley Courthouse. The festival will celebrate Otley’s wonderful wildlife with inspiring displays by local artists, photographers, sculptors and craft makers plus Otley writers and poets will give readings of work featuring wildlife […]

RELAX AND REWIND – DISCOVER NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S HIDDEN GEM

RELAX AND REWIND – DISCOVER NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S HIDDEN GEM

Not many hotels can trace their beginnings back to the 17th century let alone possess documented evidence of their first guests but Ye Olde Bell at Barnby Moor certainly can. Starting life as a farm, one of Leeds’s most famous sons, Ralph Thoresby was one of the first guests who stayed there when he got […]

RYEDALE – THE PLACE FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

RYEDALE – THE PLACE FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Tourism bosses in one of Britain’s most beautiful and tranquil regions, Ryedale in North Yorkshire, are aiming to turn tourists into eco-tourists with a series of new initiatives that help holidaymakers protect the countryside while enjoying it. From trail-blazing town centres to the routes in between, each of the new initiatives is designed to help […]

NEW CARMEN MARKS OPERA NORTH’S RETURN TO THEATRES

NEW CARMEN MARKS OPERA NORTH’S RETURN TO THEATRES

The season opens in style at Leeds Grand Theatre with the Company’s first new production of Carmen in over a decade, conducted by Opera North’s new Music Director, Garry Walker. With its themes of femininity, desire, violence and toxic masculinity, Bizet’s passionate masterpiece continues to resonate strongly with audiences today, ensuring it remains one of […]

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

The Headless Horseman is galloping towards York as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow plays at York Theatre Royal from 5 – 9 October as part of the Haunted Season. Washington Irving’s story is adapted for the stage by Philip Meeks, whose play Murder Margaret and Me premiered at York Theatre Royal in 2017. Leading the […]