ITS FREE!

ITS FREE!

CITY VARIETIES MUSIC HALL OPENS ITS DOORS FREE OF CHARGE City Varieties Music Hall is set to open its doors to the public as part of Heritage Open Days later this month. Built in 1865, City Varieties Music Hall is one of few surviving Victorian music halls still hosting shows and Sunday 11th September will […]

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Walk through the mirrored door and  its like passing into Narnia. At the other side lies a  complete contrast in ambience and décor, such is the difference between the 53 Degrees North Bar and its twin the Ricci’s Tapas and Cicchetti. 53 Degrees North is like a breath of fresh air to the business district […]

ONE HUNDRED YEARS…..

ONE HUNDRED YEARS…..

Leeds Male Voice Choir celebrates its 100 year anniversary with a programme of voice and brass for the whole family at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 24 September. In celebration of its centenary, Leeds Male Voice Choir takes the audience on a musical journey through the last hundred years to perform a spectacular gala concert […]

THE RANGERS ARE COMING

THE RANGERS ARE COMING

A new team of street rangers have hit Leeds, carrying out an enhanced cleansing service as part of LeedsBID’s (Business Improvement District) efforts to improve the city centre’s physical welcome. And the LeedsBID Street Rangers are starting work on Leeds’ most prominent street, Briggate, as part of a drive to raise cleanliness levels and enhance […]

AN EXCITING NEW SEASON OF OPERA

AN EXCITING NEW SEASON OF OPERA

Opera North’s exciting new season starts this week  with the Company’s new Music Director, Aleksandar Markovic, conducting David McVicar’s sumptuous production of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. A comic exploration of the vagaries of romantic love and advancing age, this is an opera which delights in the beauty of the soprano voice. Ylva Kihlberg sings the bittersweet […]

HOT FOOTING IT!

HOT FOOTING IT!

Over the last few months we’ve probably had our tootsies on show more than ever. But sandals and strappy shoes may have taken their toll and before we get our boots out we should give them a little bit of t.l.c. as during the party season we want them to be in good shape so […]

THAT FEEL GOOD FACTOR

THAT FEEL GOOD FACTOR

‘Relatively Speaking’ Originally commissioned 49 years ago by Stephen Joseph for the Library Theatre in Scarborough, to make people laugh during rainy seaside holidays, Relatively Speaking, as it was later known, became Ayckbourn’s first West End success in 1967 The play centres around mistaken identity, conversations at cross purposes, threats of revelations all conducted with […]

TWO STARS IN AYCKBOURN’S COMEDY

TWO STARS IN AYCKBOURN’S COMEDY

The Grand Theatre is set to welcome a classic comedy next week when Robert Powell and Liza Goddard take to the stage in Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking. Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already made up his mind that she’s the girl for him. When she tells him that she’s going to […]

ARE YOU THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?

ARE YOU THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?

LEEDS’ SEARCH FOR SNOW WHITE! Mirror, mirror on the wall, where in Yorkshire can we find the fairest Princess of them all? This winter, the grounds of the historic Tetley site will be sprinkled with magic and fairy dust, and what has been heralded as Yorkshire’s biggest pantomime will reside there to entertain thousands of […]

HEAVENS ABOVE

HEAVENS ABOVE

Director and Choreographer, Craig Revel Horwood has re-energised   and turned Sister Act  into a whole new, exciting theatrical experience. His use of actor-musicians is a wise move. They fit  beautifully into this story, giving it atmospheric credibility and a sense of fun. Staged beneath a set of arches, doubling as a seedy nightclub and a […]

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