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Author: Colin Petch

Book Review: An Otley Run – A Verse Novella by Joe Williams

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: An Otley Run – A Verse Novella by Joe Williams

There are a number of (in)famous pub crawls to be enjoyed around our beautiful island.

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Manchester Collective, Black Angels, Leeds Town Hall

Review: Manchester Collective, Black Angels, Leeds Town Hall

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective, Black Angels, Leeds Town Hall

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.

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Theatre Review: Kes, Leeds Playhouse

January 31, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Kes, Leeds Playhouse

It was pure imagination at Leeds Playhouse that allowed onlookers to observe as Billy Casper’s alter ego swooped and soared above the stage against an ingenious backdrop of a gigantic 1970s municipal climbing frame.

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Review: The Emily Brontë Song Cycle, The Unthanks, Leeds Town Hall

January 10, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Emily Brontë Song Cycle, The Unthanks, Leeds Town Hall

We’re incredibly lucky in Yorkshire to have a venue like the venerable Leeds Town Hall that attracts many of the world’s finest artists.

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Preview: Raworths Literature Festival, Harrogate

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Preview: Raworths Literature Festival, Harrogate

They don’t hide their light under a bushel in Harrogate. But then again, why would you when you’re about to host what has been described as “one of the UK’s best literary festivals”?

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Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

Review: Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

Since completion in 1858, Leeds Town Hall has played host to many influential and ground-breaking artists from across the globe.

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Preview: The Leeds International Piano Competition

September 4, 2018 Comments Off on Preview: The Leeds International Piano Competition

The Leeds – as it’s commonly referred to – has come a long way since 1963 and former concert pianist Fanny Waterman’s vision of a piano competition in the heart of West Yorkshire.

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