STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL

The stars of STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL are perfecting their paso doble and rehearsing their rhumba in the countdown to the UK stage premiere of Baz Luhrman’s worldwide bestselling film. Showcasing striking split leaps and fearless lifts, the production is taking stunning shape under Olivier award-winning director and choreographer, Drew McOnie. Outside of the rehearsal […]

THE MARZIPAN CITY

THE MARZIPAN CITY

Lubeck is the ideal destination for a winter break. One of  North Germany’s ‘hidden gems’ this small Medieval city is a hub of culture, history, gastronomic experiences, host to an authentic and magical Kindermarket and only twenty kilometres from the shores of the Baltic. Lubeck can trace its history back to 1143. It was  the […]

AN OPERA THAT IS CERTAINLY SHIP SHAPE

AN OPERA THAT IS CERTAINLY SHIP SHAPE

Even some of the most avid opera lovers are not lovers of the works of Benjamin Britten.  I am afraid I share this view too. I find his music rather overpowering and his   subjects  always laced with a morbid tragic theme. Some of his works are taken from those awful stories we had  to read, […]

THE GLENN MILLER STORY MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE

THE GLENN MILLER STORY MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE

The Glenn Miller Story opens with great promise as veteran performer Tommy Steele, as the narrator but when he steps into the role of  Glenn Miller the production takes a turn for the worst. Instead of sticking to the narration and some singing, Steele, soon to celebrate his 80th birthday, makes an embarrassing attempt to […]

LEEDS KIDS ARE BEST BIG SCREEN BUDDIES

LEEDS KIDS ARE BEST BIG SCREEN BUDDIES

According to a recent survey conducted by Vue, friends, wives and husbands are no longer considered the perfect cinema date – kids came out on top as the best companion for mum and dad for trips to the big screen. 47% of Leeds parents said that their kids are their top choice over friends and […]

CELEBRATE A GOTHTASTIC HALLOWEEN

CELEBRATE A GOTHTASTIC HALLOWEEN

Fishnets at the ready! The Rocky Horror Show is gearing up to hit Leeds next week when it opens at The Grand Theatre on Halloween for one week only. Bringing with it a glittering cast, startling costumes, lots of red lipstick and plenty of naughty bits, Rocky Horror promises to take audiences on a dizzying […]

ITS NEARLY HERE…

ITS NEARLY HERE…

The excitement mounts as Leeds is on the brink of the opening its first new department store for over a decade. The John Lewis store has been on the skyline and a source of both excitement and annoyance for the last 12 months. It’s brought eager anticipation  whilst on the other side of the coin […]

ON THE SHELF

ON THE SHELF

  The Co-operative Childcare has taken its first step into children’s literature, launching a five-book series that has been co-created by children, colleagues and a children’s author, Pippa Pixley. Pippa, who has worked on a number of picture books in the past, has been working closely with The Co-operative Childcare pre-schoolers and colleagues in creative […]

DON A TASH

DON A TASH

With over 1,000 Leeds runners donning fancy dress and digging deep to help raise awareness and funds for Movember last year, MoRunning has announced it is back this November. Hosted at Temple Newsam on Saturday 5th, MoRunning is calling on Leeds to rock everything and anything from a moustache to a wacky wig and get […]

FRIGHT NIGHT

FRIGHT NIGHT

The glorious gothic interior of the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds comes into its own with a spine-chilling series of film screenings, performances and events for Halloween week. On the night itself (Monday 31 October), Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 masterpiece of psychological horror Don’t Look Now returns to the big screen. As a serial killer stalks the […]

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