HAVE AN ANGELIC GETAWAY

HAVE AN ANGELIC GETAWAY

The Radisson Blu Hotel at Stansted Airport is like no other. In fact its unique. As a seasoned travel writer airport hotels usually leave me cold! Even the luxury ones I find are a dreadful cacophony of activity and noise. They are impersonal places with no atmosphere ,whose aim seems to process their guests as […]

LEEDS GETS SET FOR FESTIVE SWITCH ON

LEEDS GETS SET FOR FESTIVE SWITCH ON

Kid’s TV favourites and a spectacular rock choir will lead the people of Leeds in a festive sing-a-long at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on. Cbeebies presenters Alex Winters and Cat Sandion will entertain an expected crowd of 15,000 with a fun version of The 12 Days of Christmas at the official event on November 12. […]

HALLOWEEN HORRORS

HALLOWEEN HORRORS

Ghost-hunters in Leeds could come face-to-face with the terrifying spectres rumoured to roam the halls of Temple Newsam House this Halloween. The adults only Ghosts of Temple Newsam tour will test the nerves of visitors to the 500-year-old house by taking them on a late night tour of the mansion’s sprawling rooms and cellars. The […]

TROPICAL WORLD WELCOMES BACK AN OLD FRIEND

TROPICAL WORLD WELCOMES BACK AN OLD FRIEND

A very popular Leeds’ visitor attraction has welcomed back one of its most loved residents. After adorning the aquarium wall as a fun, colourful design for over 23 years, Olly the Octopus will once again be delighting both young and old visitors to the Arnold and Marjorie Ziff Tropical World after taking up residence at […]

Golfers Aid Charity

Golfers Aid Charity

The head chef at a restaurant chain in Leeds—and the founder of the West Yorkshire Working Golf Steward Group has handed over a cheque for £3000 to Over The Wall Charity. Over The Wall is the UK branch of Paul Newman’s Serious Fun Camps and provide therapeutic camps for seriously ill children, and also camps […]

T V STARS BRING BACK THE GOOD OLD DAYS

T V STARS BRING BACK THE GOOD OLD DAYS

In their 150th Anniversary year, City Varieties Music Hall begins its Autumn season of The Good Old Days over the next few weeks and it promises to be one of the most enjoyable to date. Each weekend of four is headlined by a familiar TV artiste and the bill is rounded out with the cream […]

PRISCILLA IS THE ULTIMATE QUEEN OF THE DESERT

PRISCILLA IS THE ULTIMATE QUEEN OF THE DESERT

“You won’t get a night like this anywhere else”, says Bernadette the transsexual drag queen and she’s right as Priscilla Queen of the Desert takes to the stage at The Alhambra Theatre in Bradford. All those years I lived in Australia I often wondered why musicals were set in every country in the world but […]

A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN

A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN

In their new seasons’ production of Kiss Me Kate, Opera North have brought together the best of the operatic and musical theatre world and created what can only be described as a ‘marriage made in heaven’ Kiss Me Kate has always been one of my favourites. I first saw it one wet afternoon whilst on […]

A STUDY IN JEALOUSY

A STUDY IN JEALOUSY

I always found the original stage version of Rebecca, adapted by Du Maurier herself a little bland, laboured and rather boring even when performed by a star-studded cast. However director, Emma Rice has broken the mould with her new production of Rebecca and created a what can only be termed as theatrical masterpiece Rice has […]

TRADE COUNTER HELPS CHARITY

TRADE COUNTER HELPS CHARITY

The trade counter staff at Plumbcall a plumbing materials supplier in Leeds, Plumbcall have helped to raise over £70,000 for Yorkshire children’s charity, CandleLighters after being inspired by a local cancer patient. When Alfie Connor was diagnosed with Leukaemia at just three years old, Director of Plumbcall and Alfie’s Godfather, Gary Fox teamed up with […]

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