NORTHERN BALLET’S NEW SEASON

NORTHERN BALLET’S NEW SEASON

Northern Ballet will open its spring 2018 season with Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre at Leeds Grand Theatre in March. The first revival since its 2016 world première, Jane Eyre is the ultimate dramatic tale of romance and one woman’s indomitable spirit. This ballet is based on the famous novel by Charlotte Brontë and has been […]

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Leeds International Festival is back on the billing for the city after a highly successful first year with plans to be even bigger and more ambitious in 2018. Individuals, groups and organisations have the opportunity to help shape the programme with an open call to submit ideas on new content for next year’s event. 2017 saw […]

THE SOAP KITCHEN IS AWASH WITH CULINARY CREATIVITY

THE SOAP KITCHEN IS AWASH WITH CULINARY CREATIVITY

  Gone are the days when hotel restaurant with their bland food and unappetising menus and an atmosphere as starchy as their table cloths were places to be avoided. But recently quiet revolution has taken place in these formidable places. Suddenly hotels have exercised imagination and rebranded, refurbished  and brought the décor and menus into […]

WHAT’S IT WORTH

WHAT’S IT WORTH

If you are a fan of vintage then you will no doubt know about the fabulous monthly Vintage Fair held in Leeds Market on the first Saturday of every month from 10.00 to 4.00. On Saturday 1st July there’s an extra special attraction. Garry Don Auctioneers will be there and will be happy to value […]

THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ROCK & ROLL MUSICAL

THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ROCK & ROLL MUSICAL

Forget feel good – Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is a feel great experience  and is at The Alhambra from 12-15 July. Seen by over 22 million people world-wide it tells the story of Buddy Holly from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Iowa. Featuring […]

THE GREASE EXPERIENCE

THE GREASE EXPERIENCE

  Fans of one of the most iconic movie musicals of all time, Grease, will be able to experience the film like never before at the iconic Studio 81 in Leeds. The iconic television and movie studio will open its doors to a unique cinema experience, presenting the beloved musical in a never before seen […]

FLOWER POWER

FLOWER POWER

Otley in Bloom is preparing the town as it gets ready to fly the flag for Yorkshire in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Finals competition. Otley in Bloom is one of 79 finalists vying to win a coveted Gold medal and be crowned one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful […]

GASTRONOMIC DELIGHTS OF YORKSHIRE

GASTRONOMIC DELIGHTS OF YORKSHIRE

Restaurants come and go in the Spa town of Harrogate. Some good, some bad, others pretentious and over priced and those who provide a good experience are sometimes hard to find. Somerset House at 11 Parliament Street is certainly the best restaurant I have visited in the town for a very long time both as […]

MUSICIANS OF THE FUTURE

MUSICIANS OF THE FUTURE

Opera North is also committed to developing young orchestral players through its popular holiday activity and, from September, weekly instrumental sessions for beginner string players. The second Opera North Orchestra Camp takes place at the University of Leeds School of Music from Monday 21 to Friday 25 August. Open to orchestral players aged 10 to […]

A TASTE OF THE WILD WEST

A TASTE OF THE WILD WEST

                                                                                             On Father’s Day weekend the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds will be playing host to a programme of rootin’, tootin’, sharpshootin’ Wild West activities. Visitors are invited to mosey on down to the museum where they can get a real insight into life in the American West. There will be a packed programme of live […]

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