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Theatre Review: Dr Korczak’s Example, Leeds Playhouse

January 30, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Dr Korczak’s Example, Leeds Playhouse

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.

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In Praise of the North: Christmas with Durham Cathedral Choir

December 19, 2019 Comments Off on In Praise of the North: Christmas with Durham Cathedral Choir

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.

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Theatre Review: The Night Before Christmas, Leeds Playhouse

December 6, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Night Before Christmas, Leeds Playhouse

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.

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“We’ve encouraged people to feel like the festival is theirs.” Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby talks about Underneath the Stars

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on “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.

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Book Review: Refugee Tales III

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Refugee Tales III

I would urge anyone with a social conscience to get a copy of Refugee Tales III, published by Comma Press, as quickly as possible.

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What’s On: The Hepworth Wakefield

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on What’s On: The Hepworth Wakefield

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.

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Food Review: Bill’s Restaurant, Leeds

June 2, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Bill’s Restaurant, Leeds

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.

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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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