ITS PRIDE THIS WEEKEND

ITS PRIDE THIS WEEKEND

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Eileen Taylor together with staff from across Leeds City Council gathered in front of Leeds Civic Hall today in preparation for their part in this weekend’s Leeds Pride. The council has been invited to lead the Leeds Pride parade at this year’s Pride event in recognition of the work […]

DINE AND STAY

DINE AND STAY

If you are planning a night out, theatre or shopping trip in Leeds then why not indulge yourself with an overnight hotel stay or better still why not dine and stay? There’s lot of great hotels in Leeds but for its central, yet quiet location and the fact its only a very short walk to […]

HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE….

HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE….

Leeds audiences are in for the time of their lives as Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage concludes its 2018/19 UK tour at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 5 to Saturday 17 August 2019. Produced by Karl Sydow and written by Eleanor Bergstein – script writer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film starring […]

THE PET SHOP BOYS JOIN PRODUCTION TEAM

THE PET SHOP BOYS JOIN PRODUCTION TEAM

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of iconic British pop duo Pet Shop Boys join the production team for upcoming stage adaptation of Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette. Playing at Leeds Playhouse this October, the iconic duo will create original music to bring the 80s-set drama to life. Since their first record release in 1984, Pet Shop Boys have sold over 50 million records worldwide. […]

ON THE WATERFRONT…

ON THE WATERFRONT…

There’s not a more peaceful and tranquil place for enjoying the delights of summer dining than Brasserie Blanc. Although it may be hot outside – inside there’s a wonderful cool ambience in this restaurant a former Victorian nill with its exposed brickwork, metal beams, tiled décor and shimmering crystal that lights up every table. Brasserie […]

ITS A RUM HISTORY

ITS A RUM HISTORY

With the hot weather more and more of us are sipping cocktails in our own back gardens. But cocktails are not a new thing – most people associate them with starting in the roaring twenties or the elegant thirties but it all started in 1862. As we celebrate rum month its the perfect time to […]

THE LADY VANISHES

THE LADY VANISHES

What a joy  I thought to see a play take to stage at The Grand Theatre after a long season of back to back musicals. When I was young  I remember going to the Grand with my mother, week after week and sitting in the Balcony at the 5.00pm performance. I saw exceptional plays with […]

DON’T STOP BELIEVING

DON’T STOP BELIEVING

Leeds audiences are encouraged to get their ‘rock’ on as the award-winning musical Rock of Ages makes its first ever visit to Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 29 July to Saturday 3 August 2019. Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas,Rock of Ages is an LA love […]

SKELF ISLAND IS OPEN IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

SKELF ISLAND IS OPEN IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest stately homes, has  opened its new adventure playground, Skelf Island.Magically inhabited by the otherworldly Skelves, this new addition to the Yorkshire tourist attraction will enhance its family offer and encourage children to reconnect with nature. Legend has it that Skelves have been inhabiting a secret world over the water […]

LES MISERABLES THE EPIC MUSICAL

LES MISERABLES THE EPIC MUSICAL

On its opening night almost thirty five years ago Les Misérables received a 10 minute standing ovation   – and even today the finale of this musical still has the power to bring the audience to its feet. Starting life in 1978 when Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil began work on a stage musical adaptation of […]