ITS BRICK-TASTIC!

ITS BRICK-TASTIC!

Legoland Discovery Centres in Birmingham and Manchester are to reopen on 18th July with a brand-new play session format as the national lockdown continues to ease. What’s more, special pass holders are eligible to book a day early and enjoy a sneak preview of the sessions on 17th July. While both centres will continue to […]

NEAL’S YARD

NEAL’S YARD

In the early 80’s if I was near Covent Garden I  would always make a point of stopping off at, what to me was a veritable cave of wonder – Neal’s Apothecary – at it was known in those days. Founded by natural health advocate, Romy Fraser I knew I would find something there to […]

MADEIRA WELCOMES BACK GOLFERS

MADEIRA WELCOMES BACK GOLFERS

Golfers looking for a safe destination with excellent courses and beautiful weather this summer are in luck as the award-winning islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are now fully operational and welcoming international travel. Determined to be renowned as a ‘safe destination’, the Madeira islands have been working with SGS, the world leader in certification, […]

THE FIRST SOCIALLY DISTANCED OUTDOOR FESTIVAL

THE FIRST SOCIALLY DISTANCED OUTDOOR FESTIVAL

The UK’s first purpose built ‘socially-distanced’ outdoor festival is set to take place at the idyllic Gisburne Park Estate with an eight week-programme of music, entertainment, food, drink and boutique glamping. Set deep in the English countryside, the Gisburne Park Pop-Up will take place between July 11th and August 30th with the option of day […]

LOOKING FOR A HISTORICAL STAYCATION?

LOOKING FOR A HISTORICAL STAYCATION?

Warwick Castle, the UK’s favourite family attraction, is now fully open to the public for day visits and short breaks with accommodation at the on-site Knight’s Village. Rediscover the Great Hall, State Rooms and Royal Weekend Party (limited numbers permitted entry at any one time), 64 acres of grounds and gardens including the Peacock Garden […]

READY STEADY GO – THEY ARE OPEN

READY STEADY GO – THEY ARE OPEN

Leading restaurant group, Individual Restaurants, is inviting guests to get ready to dine as it prepares to reopen a selection of its amazing Yorkshire restaurants this Saturday July 4th. Bookings for The Restaurant Bar & Grill, Leeds; Piccolino in Collingham and Ilkley, and Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant in Harrogate, are now open, with the most […]

POSTPONEMENT OF OPERA NORTH’S AUTUMN & WINTER SEASONS

POSTPONEMENT OF OPERA NORTH’S AUTUMN & WINTER SEASONS

  As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and the latest guidance on live performances, Opera North has  announced the postponement of all mainstage productions due to tour in Autumn 2020 and Winter 2021. All productions previously planned for Autumn 2020 (La traviata, Jack the Ripper, and Trouble in Tahiti / West Side Story […]

TRAGEDY -A FASCINATING EXPLORATION OF OPERA’S BACKSTAGE WORLD

TRAGEDY -A FASCINATING EXPLORATION OF OPERA’S BACKSTAGE WORLD

  Available now on BBC iPlayer, Tragedy, a newly released film from artist and film-maker Lynne Marsh, captures the fascinating backstage world at Opera North during a live performance of La traviata in 2015. Uncovering a parallel narrative that unfolds in the ‘real time’ of the opera, Marsh turns her camera on the usually hidden elements of […]

ALL ABOARD……

ALL ABOARD……

One of the UK’s most popular heritage attractions, North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced its plans to fire up the engines and invite passengers aboard once more when it finally welcomes visitors for the 2020 season, on Yorkshire Day (1st August). Steam journeys will be running seven days per week, with four departures* daily […]

THE NEW ODEON SAFER CINEMA ….

THE NEW ODEON SAFER CINEMA ….

  Cinema chain, Odeon,  has announced it will re-open the  Odeon Luxe  at Thorpe Park  and the Leeds/Bradford Odeon Luxe on 13th July. To ensure guests can enjoy the Odeon safer cinema experience in the most controlled environment, Odeon has worked with the UK Cinema Association and UK Government to introduce enhanced health and safety measures […]

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