A HOST OF SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN

A HOST OF SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN

  These school holidays  McArthurGlen York Designer Outlet is introducing a host of free fun activities to keep the kids entertained throughout the holidays. Each week will see new free activities arriving in the centre, from creative workshops to tea parties, all inspired by the theme of the great British garden. Alongside a programme of […]

GHOSTS THE MUSICAL

GHOSTS THE MUSICAL

Singer and actress Sarah Harding will make her stage debut this autumn in Bill Kenwright’s new production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope: GHOST – THE MUSICAL. She stars as ‘Molly’ opposite Andy Moss, best known for starring as ‘Rhys Ashworth’ in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, as ‘Sam’. Taking its inspiration from the […]

TOP 20 WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT

TOP 20 WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT

  Cool down in the heat by spritzing your face with mineral water or a refreshing spray. Keep it in the fridge and spray lightly to refresh your skin and makeup. We love Caudalie Organic Grape Water Spray from Space N.K. If your skin is inclined to be oily use a purifying cleansing gel to […]

A LIVE TOUR FOR CORRINE

A LIVE TOUR FOR CORRINE

After the critically acclaimed release of her new album The Heart Speaks in Whispers, Corinne Bailey Rae has confirmed the dates for her first UK tour in five years; opening the tour in her hometown at Leeds Town Hall on Friday 28 October. Both fans and critics have heaped superlatives on her spellbinding performances throughout […]

THE ULTIMATE RETAIL EXPERIENCE

THE ULTIMATE RETAIL EXPERIENCE

It’s the development that most shopaholics have been waiting for and it’s going to be the ultimate retail therapy experience for Leeds. Just in case you need any reminding – it’s the new John Lewis store. Since the demise of Marshall and Snelgrove where titled ladies shopped then Schofields, where it was a cradle to […]

DEFYING GRAVITY

DEFYING GRAVITY

In the race for block-buster spectacular musicals Wicked is certainly leading the pack. For you couldn’t get any better, even if you tried, than this musical playing at the Alhambra until 21st August. Wicked is the type of musical that its fashionable to see and be seen at – with much of its darker side […]

THE ULTIMATE SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENT

THE ULTIMATE SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENT

  As much the butt of jokes, films and T.V. sitcoms as the archetypal seaside landlady, the seaside summer show has weathered a storm of hurricane force over the past decades. Often associated with elderly red nosed comics, simpering sopranos and past-their-sell-by-date chorus girls it was deemed as dead as a dodo. That was up […]

CHEERS

CHEERS

The Whitelock’s Annual Beer Festival is back! After the rip-roaring success of the inaugural event in 2015 – the oldest pub in Leeds is at it again, promising to bring all manner of rare, interesting and delicious beers to Leeds City Centre once more, starting at 5pm on 28 July and then all day for […]

BRONTE MUSICAL IS A WINNER

BRONTE MUSICAL IS A WINNER

The new rock musical about the Brontës being staged at West Yorkshire Playhouse has won a prestigious award from the Kevin Spacey Foundation. Wasted, which is part of the Brontë season at the Playhouse marking the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, took the UK Musical Theatre prize in the awards that recognise the best up […]

VIVA ESPANIA

VIVA ESPANIA

When I was invited to review Leeds’s most exciting Spanish restaurant, it was  appropriate that my review colleague was a friend, who lives in Spain for half the year and is an expert on the country’s cuisine. Iberica is a sophisticated Spanish dining experience. Situated in  the former Bonham’s fine art and antiques auction house […]

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