Family

SING ALONG FOR CHRISTMAS

SING ALONG FOR CHRISTMAS

Celebrate Christmas at the Lord Mayor’s annual family carol concerts on Thursday 14 December at Leeds Town Hall. Leeds Philharmonic Chorus and Rothwell Temperance Band perform carols introduced and conducted by Dr Simon Lindley for all to sing, with proceeds going to the Candlelighters, a charity which supports families across Yorkshire facing children’s cancer . […]

A VISIT TO THIS HOUSE

A VISIT TO THIS HOUSE

Hidden away, deep inside Temple Newsam House is a fantastically festive creation worthy of Santa’s most enterprising elves. The wonderful workshop will be the latest addition to the beautiful mansion’s spectacular 500 years of Christmas celebrations, which take place this Saturday and Sunday. Crafted entirely from leftover parts taken from previous exhibitions and installations, the […]

HARRY POTTER HISTORY OF MAGIC

HARRY POTTER HISTORY OF MAGIC

A Harry Potter themed exhibition celebrating the origins and history of magic is set to open at Leeds Central Library is now open. Inspired by the British Library’s ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ exhibit, on offer will include workshops, talks, storytelling and a number of special events perfect for all the family. Forming part […]

FESTIVE FAMILY FUN AT THE PLAYHOUSE

FESTIVE FAMILY FUN AT THE PLAYHOUSE

Creature Crumble embarks on an enchanting adventure at West Yorkshire Playhouse this Christmas. Preparing to hibernate in the cosy burrow before the last leaf falls, a chance encounter sets Crumble on an extraordinary festive journey. From singing reindeer to party-going owls, join Crumble for a fantastic tale of discovery and friendship, the perfect Christmas treat […]

OH YES IT IS

OH YES IT IS

It’s that time of year again folks when men dress up as dames, women dress up as Prince Charming and goodness knows who dresses up as a cow or a horse. It’s time for pantomime – ‘oh no it isn’t, oh yes, it is!’ As the cast and crew of Aladdin the Rock ‘N’ Roll […]

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

The Tiger Who Came To Tea is live on stage on 17 and 18 October at The Kings Hall, Ilkley. The perfect family show it is packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem – expect to be surprised. Direct from a […]

OFF THE SHELF

OFF THE SHELF

Pupils at Cookridge Primary School will be reading to their hearts content thanks to the delivery of some brand-new library books. The books were bought with a £500 donation from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey, which is currently in the process of building a development nearby. Lynne Hunter, head teacher at Cookridge Primary School, comments: “Reading plays […]

LITTLE SINGERS AT OPERA NORTH

LITTLE SINGERS AT OPERA NORTH

More of Leeds’ youngest residents are going to get the chance to enjoy music with Opera North as the Company extends its Little Singers sessions to the Little People Nursery in Stanningley. Starting on 26 April, Little Singers will be held at the venue on Bradford Road at 11am every Wednesday. Open to everyone, regardless […]

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 […]

THE COOLEST ATTRACTION

THE COOLEST ATTRACTION

    The coolest attraction in Leeds returns this week as Millennium Square welcomes back the popular Ice Cube outdoor skating rink. Now in its 16th year, the Ice Cube will be open today, Friday, January 22 until Sunday, February 21 2016 and is organised by Leeds City Council with support from media partners Capital […]