Entertainment & Culture

A day out in Hebden Bridge

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

The Picture House Project: looking forward and back

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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

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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.

With These Hands: potyertitsawayluv

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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.

A Candlelight at the end of the cottage

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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.

Spark to a flame

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Food & Drink

Friday the 4th May saw the magical opening of Spark – the (new) York we have all been waiting for. Spark is an independent social hub which has been constructed with shipping containers. Their aim is to be a place of diversity, with a huge variety of vendors offering something different: from food and drink, to homeware and clothing.

Comic Bubbles

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Words: Bess Martin _________________________________________________________________________________ Thought Bubble is the biggest convention in the UK that is dedicated solely to comic art…

5 Live At Leeds performances that blurred the lines of musical genres

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Music & Nightlife

Live At Leeds truly was a huge melting pot of pretty much every genre you could ever want to listen to. The variety of artists was huge. From headline act The Vaccines, who are straightforward indie/rock, to local Leeds band Snicklefritz, who don’t even give their music a genre, the festival had the extremes as well as everything in between.

Wetherby: a place full of charity, coffee and cake

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Coffee

Words: Izzy Sieveking ______________________________________________________________________________________ You only have to pick up a copy of our magazine to be met with countless…

For the Love of Leeds: Rich Wells

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Words: Rich Wells (@richwellstattoos) Photos: Tom Tornegard (@ttornegard) ______________________________________________________________________________________ I’ve lived in Leeds all my life. Like a 30 year…

Student activities this Spring that won’t tire you out!

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The Easter break is a highly anticipated time for students, and one we hope you enjoyed like a child again (chocolate and all). If you are now back in Leeds, exercise perhaps isn’t your first choice for entertainment against the city’s numerous bars and beer gardens, or considered timely if you are facing deadlines and revision.

5 activities you can do in Leeds during the Easter Holidays

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As joyous as stuffing your face with chocolate all Easter holidays may sound, it’s not entirely a productive way to…

Weird and Wonderful creations of Leeds: The Hanging Skull

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In Leeds we are known for our creativity and diversity – which is reflective in our art. To showcase the…

Celebrating National Embroidery Month with Chloe O’Malley

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February was National Embroidery Month and to celebrate we spoke to Chloe O’Malley, an amazing embroider in Leeds, about how…

6 places to take your mother in Leeds for Mother’s Day

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It seems like we have had about 9 different days to celebrate this year already, but on to the next…

Join your local girl gang with Girl Gang Leeds

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After they celebrated their 1st birthday party last Saturday, we spoke to Girl Gang Leeds about who they are, what…

Thought Bubble: what we do and how we do it…

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With just two full-time members of staff and a couple part-time, there’s not the slightest chance that Thought Bubble Festival…

Elemental Bistro: the pay as you feel dinner that is making sustainability sexy

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Elemental is a creative network of artists, forward thinkers and change makers. It hosts events such as exhibitions, club nights…