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Theatre Review: The Night Before Christmas, Leeds Playhouse

December 6, 2019 No Comments

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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Refugee Tales III

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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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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