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Food Review: Patisserie Valerie, Albion Street, Leeds

July 30, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Patisserie Valerie, Albion Street, Leeds

This is a bit of a nostalgic trip for me. In the late 70s I studied Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic when art schools were still the ‘sandboxes of the disaffected’.

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Hamiltonic: Monkey 47 Gin, Bill’s Restaurant, Leeds

June 12, 2019 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Monkey 47 Gin, Bill’s Restaurant, Leeds

Every time I pull into Leeds Station I look out for the three Italian towers. Over the years they have become increasingly hard to spot among the plain, anonymous new-builds along the Leeds Liverpool Canal, and I suspect they will be lost forever one day.

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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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The Girl from Gotham City: Jackie Chambers on growing up in Leeds

May 19, 2019 Comments Off on The Girl from Gotham City: Jackie Chambers on growing up in Leeds

With her shock of blonde hair, studded leather outfits, huge smile and time-honoured rock poses, Jackie Chambers is known as the lead guitarist with all-female heavy metal band Girlschool, as well as for her latest project, Yorkshire-based rockers Syteria.

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Music Review: Live at Leeds 2019

May 9, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Live at Leeds 2019

It’s up there with the best festivals for showcasing emerging musical talent in the UK. Live at Leeds has quite the reputation to uphold and 2019 didn’t disappoint.

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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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