Review: Manchester Collective. Black Angels. Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town hall has seen its fair share of excitement since Cuthbert Broderick first laid out his plans for the building in the 19th century. Although much of the building labour was lost to the Crimean War, the city’s majestic centrepiece was finally opened by Queen Victoria in 1858 - and since then, thousands of … Continue reading Review: Manchester Collective. Black Angels. Leeds Town Hall

An Otley Run – A Verse Novella. Joe Williams

There are a number of famous (or infamous) pub crawls to be enjoyed around our beautiful island. Here in the north, we can even jump on a train and venture from Yorkshire into Lancashire, (or the other way around – if you prefer) on the Transpennine Real Ale Trail. If you’re a Cambridge undergraduate with … Continue reading An Otley Run – A Verse Novella. Joe Williams

Review: Kes. Leeds Playhouse

It was pure imagination at Leeds Playhouse tonight that allowed onlookers to observe as Billy Casper’s alter-ego swooped and soared above a stage, the ingenious backdrop of which, was a gigantic 1970’s municipal climbing frame. With Lucas Button (Billy) and Jack Lord (Various roles) who’s pedigrees both include War Horse at the National Theatre, the … Continue reading Review: Kes. Leeds Playhouse

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 again and again attracts many of the world’s finest artists. On Friday 21 December – when many of us were beginning to tire of the festive build-up (that commenced on August Bank Holiday), two lynch-pins of the UK’s creative … Continue reading Review: The Emily Brontë Song Cycle. The Unthanks. Leeds Town Hall

Talk of the Town – Harrogate Free Walking Tour

On a sunny Sunday morning in Harrogate, I meet Harry – a smiley young chap, carrying a large sign promoting his Free Walking Tour. Only in its seventh week, his enterprise already feels like one of the Spa town’s ‘must do’ activities, for tourists and locals alike. I expect a ‘dyed-in-the-wool’ Yorkshireman, but along with … Continue reading Talk of the Town – Harrogate Free Walking Tour

Review: Manchester Collective. Romantic Hero. Leeds Town Hall

Since completion in 1858, Leeds Town Hall has played host to many of the most influential and ground-breaking artists from across the globe. The latest – and possibly one of the most immersive in recent years, being the extraordinary Manchester Collective, who on Tuesday 9th October, hopped over the Pennines to captivate an audience with … Continue reading Review: Manchester Collective. Romantic Hero. Leeds Town Hall