Stories

The Assembly: a home from home

Categories: Food & Drink

Photos: Richard Boyle _________________________________________________________________________________ The Assembly is an independent bottle shop, cafe and bar that has just opened in the…

Welcome to the Little Black Book of Leeds 3

Categories: Shopping & Lifestyle

The city in the palm of your hand… Your unique guide to discovering all that makes Leeds, Leeds. Showcasing not…

Junkyard Golf Club: where crazy is the norm

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife

Have you ever wandered around Leeds City Centre, felt reminiscent of your childhood and thought about how much you wanted…

4 outdoor places to enjoy the summer sun!

Categories: Entertainment & Culture

For the North of England, consistent sun and heat is a little alien to us. Are we being tricked? Is it about to end soon? Well, fear not, as summer is officially here to stay and it’s not going anywhere!

Sign of the Times with Chalking Heads

Categories: Entertainment & Culture

Over the past year and a half I have been working as a freelance sign writer under the name ‘Chalking Heads’; something I never expected would happen, but I’m certainly glad that it has.

6 places to visit for a sober summer

Categories: Food & Drink

We all love a good drink, especially a cool and refreshing one in this never-ending summer. But, does it need to be alcoholic? Whether you’re pregnant, driving or just don’t like the taste of alcohol – we have got you sorted. We have searched high and low to find you six places in Leeds which both offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to cool you down in this sizzling heat.

A day out in Hebden Bridge

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Shopping & Lifestyle

The town offers a wealth of independent shops that sustain Hebden Bridges artistic heritage, from the buildings themselves to their unique, often handmade goods.

Keeping it in the family

Categories: Shopping & Lifestyle

Keeping an independent business alive in today’s climate is very difficult and impressive to say the least. Local, traditional, family-owned independent businesses act as the cornerstone of our community. The word family applies to all of us whether it makes us think of our parents, or a very close group of friends.

The Picture House Project: looking forward and back

Categories: Community

In 2017, Hyde Park Picture House embarked on a mission. The mission was to develop their 104-year-old historic cinema to…

Come Find Us

Categories: Entertainment & Culture

On the first Friday of the month you’re likely to see myself – dressed in a matching beret and sash reading ‘Come Find Us Guide’ – leading a tour of up to 50 people from The Old Red Bus Station on a journey to our creative community’s beloved Mabgate area, on the north-eastern periphery of town. My mission is to give people an alternative Friday night out in Leeds and a friendly introduction to the incredible range of amazing creative stuff that’s happening right under our noses.

Monday blues

Categories: Food & Drink

“I hate Mondays.” – never in the history of time have we related to something as much as we do than with that phrase. The phrase is commonly used by the feline philosopher that is Garfield and it’s funny how most people can relate to a cartoon cat more than they can to the people that are actually around them.

Don’t forget your passport! A LIF 2018 recap..

Categories: Food & Drink

Words and Photos: Mahsa (@foodforgirl) _________________________________________________________________________________ Leeds Indie Food is a recent annual city showcase that arrived with an ambitious…

Hello Ilkley! 12 reasons to head to the spa town…

Categories: Shopping & Lifestyle

 1. Ilkley Jazz Festival Starting out as one part of the Ilkley Summer Festival, Ilkley Jazz Festival is now its…

A little business can go a long way…

Categories: Music & Nightlife

The Domino, an underground speakeasy jazz bar which is located in Grand Arcade, has just been named as one of…

With These Hands: potyertitsawayluv

Categories: Entertainment & Culture

I’m Emma, a recently turned 28-year-old, originally from Edinburgh. Since then I’ve been a bit of a nomad and called Glasgow, Manchester, and now Leeds, home. I live with my boyfriend, Archer, and our very beautiful squishy-faced cat, Lady.

Feeling lucky with Lucky Number 7

Categories: Food & Drink

_________________________________________________________________________________ Lucky Number 7 is an Irish American beer bar that has just opened on the beloved Merrion Street. The…

A Candlelight at the end of the cottage

Categories: Community, Shopping & Lifestyle

Childhood cancer is a topic that few of us can comfortably discuss, but for families with a diagnosis, the isolation takes on a whole new meaning. Children may stand a significantly greater chance of recovery, but alleviating the emotional and financial repercussions of treatment, with little to no external support, is a burden itself.

Issue 13 – Suffragette City

Sometimes it can take a lifetime to create positive change. Often it can take another to affirm it. Now here we are, a hundred years on from a famously significant step, and we’ve still not made it. Gender equality, to state the bleeding’ obvious, hasn’t happened. But once again, the good people are standing up, and continually, the world will progress; towards fairness and towards inclusivity. So, in this issue, we celebrate the vital contribution contribution of women in Leeds, from a heroic past, through an essential present, to a hopeful future.