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“I don’t hanker for being chased round the Arndale Centre by Norwegian schoolgirls anymore.” Nik Kershaw talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2019 Comments Off on “I don’t hanker for being chased round the Arndale Centre by Norwegian schoolgirls anymore.” Nik Kershaw talks to Northern Soul

Nik Kershaw was everywhere in the 1980s.

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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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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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Relocation, relocation, relocation: why it’s all gone North for street foodies Slap & Pickle

November 28, 2018 Comments Off on Relocation, relocation, relocation: why it’s all gone North for street foodies Slap & Pickle

After spending three months up North while our street food business Slap & Pickle was trading at Leeds’ Trinity Kitchen, we were understandably devastated to be heading back down the A1.

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Cast of A Christmas Carol including Seb Smallwood (Tiny Tim) 2. Photography by Andrew Billington.

Theatre review: A Christmas Carol, Leeds Playhouse’s Pop-Up Theatre, Leeds

November 27, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre review: A Christmas Carol, Leeds Playhouse’s Pop-Up Theatre, Leeds

My first encounter with A Christmas Carol featured a load of Muppets, witnessed by my primary school self on the screen of the communal telly-on-wheels rolled out for the end-of-term film.

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It's OK not to be Perky 1, The Perky Painter, Helen Gibson

Photo Gallery: It’s OK Not to be Perky, Love Arts Festival 2018, The Arch Cafe, Leeds

October 29, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: It’s OK Not to be Perky, Love Arts Festival 2018, The Arch Cafe, Leeds

Leeds artist Helen Gibson – professionally known as The Perky Painter – shares her strange world of entwined forms expressed in bold colours and textures in her first solo exhibition at The Arch Café this month.

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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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Berlin to Broadway, Leeds, Credit Ant Robling

Review: Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Opera North, City Varieties, Leeds

June 29, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Opera North, City Varieties, Leeds

Off to Leeds again for a night of musical entertainment courtesy of Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the City Varieties Music Hall, carried across the moors in a timely manner by TransPennine Express.

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Team Picture - Group shot (Credit - Thomas O'Donoghue)

Sounds Northern: Team Picture

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Team Picture

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s Team Picture from Leeds. 

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Action! Guests step into the spotlight and film their own mini-scene in Smithy Cottage to share on social media

Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

April 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

It’s hard to believe that Emmerdale, or Emmerdale Farm if you’re as old as me and can remember that far back, has been on our screens for 46 years.

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