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Film Review: Birdman Dreaming of a White Christmas –  White Christmas at West Yorkshire Playhouse is just fabulous! James and the Giant Peach at West Yorkshire Playhouse
 
Film Review: Birdman

Film Review: Birdman

Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Directed by: Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu Starring: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts Cert: 15 Running Time: 119 mins   The much anticipated closing film of the recent Leeds International Film Festival was this exhilarating and darkly funny picture which features bravura direction from Alejandro […]

Film Review: Birdman
Dreaming of a White Christmas –  White Christmas at West Yorkshire Playhouse is just fabulous!

Dreaming of a White Christmas – White Christmas at West Yorkshire Playhouse is just fabulous!

I was just a little apprehensive as I entered the theatre. Would it seem dated? Could it compete with the Hollywood treatment? Would it appear a little flat? I have to say, on all levels it was just superb! I loved every minute. And now, because everyone else seemed to be of the same opinion, […]

Dreaming of a White Christmas –  White Christmas at West Yorkshire Playhouse is just fabulous!
James and the Giant Peach at West Yorkshire Playhouse

James and the Giant Peach at West Yorkshire Playhouse

From Roald Dahl, the creator of the most marvelous children’s fiction comes an epic journey of fantastical proportions as one small boy and six enormous garden bugs land on the Courtyard stage this winter until 24 January. Fly away on an amazing expedition with Dahl’s hero James, his new-found garden bug friends and one gigantic […]

James and the Giant Peach at West Yorkshire Playhouse
New Comedy Night Launches in Leeds

New Comedy Night Launches in Leeds

19 December 2014

Comedy promotions company,AltComCab have teamed up with Arts@Trinity to bring a new large-scale comedy programme to Leeds. AltComCab specialise in unusual formats, pop-up shows and creating events a little different to the usual comedy club scene. Their first event is on Friday 30th January and features perennial alternative comedy legend Simon Munnery as the headline […]

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Learn to Sing With The White Rosettes

Learn to Sing With The White Rosettes

19 December 2014

The White Rosettes, 14 times national champions in ladies barbershop singing and current European champions, rehearse weekly at Moorlands school in north Leeds. They are running a free Learn to Sing course for women in Leeds during January 2015 – to encourage ladies to come and try out singing, learn a new skill, make new […]

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Restaurant Review: Basque in the Glory of Bilbao!

Restaurant Review: Basque in the Glory of Bilbao!

12 December 2014

Having been open for less than a year, this understatedly stylish tapas and pintxo bar in Granary Wharf has a growing reputation for food excellence but still seems to be a well kept secret on the Leeds culinary scene. Located under a railway arch, Bilbao is nicely kitted out, managing to overcome the aircraft hanger […]

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Fantastic Festive Film Fun!

Fantastic Festive Film Fun!

11 December 2014

Celebrate Christmas on the big screen with Christmas Film Festival (21-23 December) at Leeds Town Hall. The newly launch event offers a seasonal selection to get you in Christmas spirit in the run up to the big day, with something for everyone including Elf, Home Alone, It’s A Wonderful Life and The Wizard Of  Oz. […]

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Fresh Ideas for Christmas as Local Markets Get Festive!

Fresh Ideas for Christmas as Local Markets Get Festive!

10 December 2014

A first stop for freshness, of course, is Leeds Kirkgate Market – you’ll find the freshest fish, meat and veg, and at great prices, and the atmosphere at this time of year is lovely. And, if you are planning to serve up oysters or crab and don’t quite know what to do with them – […]

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WY Playhouse First Dementia Friendly Performance

WY Playhouse First Dementia Friendly Performance

04 December 2014

Building on its commitment to being fully accessible and inclusive, West Yorkshire Playhouse will stage its first dementia friendly performance in December. Part of a diverse programme of work with communities across Leeds, the theatre will present a performance of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, which will be specially adapted to meet the needs of people […]

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Christmas is Coming! Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto Opens This Weekend at City Varieties

Christmas is Coming! Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto Opens This Weekend at City Varieties

04 December 2014

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto at the City Varieties Music Hall is back in town! This much-loved brand of panto has been delighting families for the last three years and is all set to open this weekend with Dick Whittington. The cast of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is made up of highly skilled actor-musicians […]

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Yorkshire Has Talent!

Yorkshire Has Talent!

02 December 2014

Friends and family of Gemma Newman have got together to run this fabulous event to raise funds for Gemma’s continuing treatment after she suffered a bleed to her brain in May 2014 and lost her mobility, speech and memory. Gemma is fighting back but it is a long road and takes a lot of intensive, […]

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