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White Christmas

White Christmas

WHITE CHRISTMASWEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSESEVEN OUT OF TENLIZ COGGINS I could never understand why my mother used to disappear into the kitchen to do the washing up the minute the opening credits of White Christmas appeared on T.V – now I know why.It’s a bland story with no spirit or depth and even esteemed director Nikolai […]

A Great Girls Night Out

A Great Girls Night Out

A Great Girls Night Out – Liz Coggins reviews the musical Dirty Dancing at Leeds Grand Theatre for a season. It’s a tough task to turn an iconic film into a stage musical. Sometimes it works whilst other times it simply doesn’t. In the case of Dirty Dancing it doesn’t. On stage the story lacks […]

Christmas comes early to the carriage-works

Christmas comes early to the carriage-works

Oh yes it does ………when On Stage Productions fifth pantomime CINDERELLA takes to the stage on Friday and Saturday 21st & 22nd November. A traditional family pantomime, in every sense of the word, the pantomime, as always, is from the pen of pantomime supremo the late Chris Fox, whose name was synominous with professional panto […]

Boxfresh and Schuh team up for an exclusive party in Leeds

Boxfresh and Schuh team up for an exclusive party in Leeds

This November, iconic British streetwear brand Boxfresh brings their 25th Birthday celebrations to Leeds, hosting an exclusive party with Schuh at one of the city’s finest clubs, Wire. Boxfresh and Schuh head to renowned underground night spot Wire for a one-off free entry party featuring headliner Applebottom, and support acts including Front line DJ’s playing […]

TOP HAT AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE FOR CHRISTMAS

TOP HAT AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE FOR CHRISTMAS

The all-singing, all-dancing hit musical Top Hat is set to spin into Leeds this Christmas bringing the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood and the tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to stage of The Grand Theatre. Packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits including Cheek to Cheek, White Tie & Tails, Let’s […]

Autumn Hair Fashion

Autumn Hair Fashion

This autumn its time for some sophistication. Liz Coggins reveals the new season’s styles with some expert professional tips from top salon Sassoon Modern EleganceThis season capture the mood of the moment with understated matt textures. “This short style needs minimal attention for a sleek and fabulous look”, says Gareth Vance, Senior Creative Director at […]

THE DINER THINGS IN LIFE

THE DINER THINGS IN LIFE

There’s been a major revolution at the Revolution Bar! Gone are the dark heavy furnishings and traditional wooden seating area – in its place a modern urban chic look. Enter through the French doors and its like being in Provence with delicate furnishing, floral décor, plants, cushions and discreet seating bays. There’s a conservatory and […]

ITS LOVE AT FIRST BITE

ITS LOVE AT FIRST BITE

ITS LOVE AT FIRST BITELiz Coggins reviews Northern Ballet’s Draculaat West Yorkshire PlayhouseDavid Nixon’s production of Dracula is a full bloodied show with a dramatic bite. The ballet, last performed in 2009, is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s legendary novel published in 1897. It’s a dark and sinister tale played out through Northern Ballet’s unique […]