Author: Paul Clarke
For some X Factor winners it is a swift return to pub gigs. For others like Joe McElderry it leads to gold records and gigs at decent-sized venues.Read the full story..
Dusty, furtive places with quiet at a premium – these are the oft-quoted stereotypes associated with libraries. So you wouldn’t expect to see Adele belting out her tunes in a Lancaster library, would you?Read the full story..
It’s 30 years since Yorkshire was torn apart during the year-long miners’ strike. Now that anniversary is being marked by the Ilkley Film Festival.Read the full story..
It’s a long way from the mean streets of Walford to Shrek’s swamp, but former Eastender and rookie director Nigel Harman has pulled together a colourful version of this smash hit musical which is actually better than the West End.Read the full story..
There were always going to be winners and losers when the Arts Council announced who it would fund through the National Portfolio Organisation. For radical theatre group Red Ladder it was a catastrophic blow: they lost every penny.Read the full story..
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