Author: Colin Petch
Thankfully, there does seem to be one vital element of life that this blasted COVID-19 can’t completely disrupt and that’s books and all things bookish.Read the full story..
Since the recent multi-million pound transformation of Leeds Playhouse, there are a myriad of outstanding features and facilities ready to greet theatregoers at the iconic Quarry Hill site.Read the full story..
Many of us look forward to the end of the year. It’s a chance to stop, reflect, perhaps refocus our energies and hopefully look forward to what lies ahead.Read the full story..
I’m definitely not a 21st century incarnation of Ebenezer Scrooge (I’ve checked this with my kids) but I do get more than a bit anxious as November clicks into December and numerous Christmas Markets have been and gone and mince pies are BOGOFF in the shops.Read the full story..
“We’ve encouraged people to feel like the festival is theirs.” Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby talks about Underneath the Stars
As festival destinations go, Underneath the Stars takes place at one of the UK’s most attractively named places: Cinderhill Farm.Read the full story..
Since opening its magnificent doors to the public in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has been at the forefront of supporting artists, as was its predecessor, The Wakefield Art Gallery.Read the full story..
If you’re like me, you might make the mistake of thinking that an outlet of Bill’s, occupying a prime position in your town or city centre, is the latest ‘same-ish’ offering from a faceless multinational hospitality conglomerate. You’d be wrong.Read the full story..
There are a number of (in)famous pub crawls to be enjoyed around our beautiful island.Read the full story..
Leeds Town Hall has seen its fair share of excitement since Cuthbert Brodrick first laid out his plans for the building in the 19th century.Read the full story..
- Bishop Auckland: past, present and future
- “They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson
- “It’s about getting our audience back.” Paul Robinson, Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021
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Image credits: Mandy Payne: Precinct 1 (Spray paint and oil paint on marble) Dan Broughton: work in progress Jen Orpin: Harmony (Oil on cradled board)