FACE FACTS

FACE FACTS

A dead mouse makeover or a pigeon paste facial might not sound like ideal ways to pamper yourself. But in the 18th Century, beauty treatments involving all kinds of bizarre lotions and potions were the height of fashion for socialites wanting to look their best. Now special events at Leeds’s Abbey House Museum and Temple […]

A DRAMATIC ADAPTATION

A DRAMATIC ADAPTATION

The Shawshank Redemption has been adapted for the stage from Stephen King’s original story rather than the iconic 1994 award winning film. Set in the Shawshank Penitentiary it’s a grim tale laced with brutality, injustice, gang rape and violence – yet so cleverly presented that these shocking moments don’t linger in the audience’s mind – […]

ICONIC ROLES FOR T.V.’S LEADING MEN

ICONIC ROLES FOR T.V.’S LEADING MEN

On announcing he was to bring to an end his role as practice manager Howard Bellamy in BBC One’s Doctors, there was immediate speculation as to what would be next for Ian Kelsey – now, the Yorkshire-born actor is heading back North to star in The Shawshank Redemption at Leeds Grand Theatre next week. Ian […]

WORLD BALLET PREMIERE

WORLD BALLET PREMIERE

As one man risks everything to fall in love, join Northern Ballet for the World Première of Jonathan Watkins’ 1984. Recently awarded Best Company at the European Taglioni Ballet Awards, Northern Ballet is bringing this cult-classic to life with the World Première at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds from 5 – 12 September 2015. […]

UNCOVER THE SECRET

UNCOVER THE SECRET

Leeds residents are being invited to uncover darkest secrets with the launch of ‘7’, a new underground bar opening its doors on 31st July. First of its kind to the area and soon to be the ‘worst kept secret’ of Leeds, guests will only be able to gain access to this tight-lipped bar by dialling […]

THE PRIDE OF YORKSHIRE

THE PRIDE OF YORKSHIRE

For decades Leeds has been a gastronomic hub with restaurants celebrating the cuisine of just about every country in the world. But only now has the culinary heritage of God’s own county – Yorkshire been recognised with the opening of the new FireLake Grill at Radisson Blue. And what I think is ironical, as a […]

LOVE THE COAST

LOVE THE COAST

The National Trust’s #lovethecoast campaign is inspiring Leeds to embrace the great British coast with a full sensory coastal experience  on Wednesday 26th August in Briggate from 10.00am to 4pm and its free! The coast is coming to Leeds thanks to a 4D experience by the National Trust. A giant shell will be washing up […]

THE BEST OF BRASS

THE BEST OF BRASS

Leeds Best of Brass is acclaimed as the finest series of brass band concerts in the world and takes place at Morley Town Hall. The first of these concerts, on Saturday 14 November at Morley Town Hall, features the 2014 holder of the Yorkshire Regional Champion’s title, Brighouse & Rastrick Band. The band was formed […]

MONSTER HIT FOR BRADFORD

MONSTER HIT FOR BRADFORD

The monster hit SHREK THE MUSICAL® arrives at The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford on Wednesday 9 September 2015 for 3 weeks only! The 2015 company will star Dean Chisnall who will continue his role as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’, the role he previously played in the West End. Bronté Barbé will also star as damsel in […]

A GRAND THRILLER

A GRAND THRILLER

The cast of And Then There Were Non have successfully catapulted the sometimes tired and jaded works of Agatha Christie into a thrilling five star piece of theatre. I say the cast, because it is they that bring this work to life and make it believable; coupled with a beautiful art deco set, immaculate fashions […]

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