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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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Review: Morrissey, First Direct Arena, Leeds

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Morrissey, First Direct Arena, Leeds

For such a towering musical icon he looked small, but anyone would from the back row of the upper tier of a vast, fan-shaped arena accommodating 13,000.

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Sharon Small in Still Alice

“It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope

February 7, 2018 Comments Off on “It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope

Here’s a sobering thought. In under 10 years, it is estimated that more than a million people in the UK will be living with dementia.

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Review: Mark Lanegan, Church, Leeds

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Mark Lanegan, Church, Leeds

A chilly evening and an almost equally sub-zero venue are not putting off devotees of Mark Lanegan tonight, the assembled throng resolutely wrapped in winter garb inside Church, Leeds.

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Hirst's Yard at the back of The Duncan Pub in Leeds, image by the team at The Duncan Pub

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

November 20, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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The Fall of the Master Builder (Photography by Manuel Harlan)

Review: (the fall of) The Master Builder, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

October 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: (the fall of) The Master Builder, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, published in 1892, begins with the arrival of a young woman, Hilde Wangel, in Halvard Solness’s office.

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Leeds Art Gallery exterior, image courtesy Leeds Museums and Galleries

Leeds Art Gallery: Northern Soul has a sneak preview before it reopens to the public

October 9, 2017 Comments Off on Leeds Art Gallery: Northern Soul has a sneak preview before it reopens to the public

I’m looking at a piece of contemporary sculpture.

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