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Pizza and pool with dad

Whenever my mum goes away on holiday, I use it as an excuse to go out for tea with my dad. They tend to be evenings of over-eating and drinking. We went to Smoke BBQ last time, and Reds before… Continue Reading →

Open air theatre at Temple Newsam

It’s become a tradition that every summer, my friend Becky and I watch a play by Heartbreak Productions at Temple Newsam. Two years ago we saw Pride and Prejudice; last year we saw Emma (we love Jane Austen) and this year we… Continue Reading →

The powerpoint, the challenge and the Wardrobe

Earlier this week I went to my first “Bettakultcha” event. Bettakultcha is an evening where people deliver presentations on a topic of their choosing (but no sales pitches allowed!). The catch is that they have to do it using exactly… Continue Reading →

The history plays

I absolutely love going to the theatre, and in Leeds we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to exciting plays and musicals. There’s enough on at various venues across the city that you could always see something new; I’d go every week… Continue Reading →

Oh yes sir, Leeds likes to boogie

I spent Friday evening in a car park dancing next to a giant disco ball, and it was awesome. As part of Yorkshire Festival, Duke Studios organised a massive disco in the car park by the Tetley, and encouraged people… Continue Reading →

Chef – the experience

One of mine and James’ favourite films is Chef. Nothing much really happens in it – it’s just a really cute film. The main character is a chef  (hence the title) who is creatively stifled in his restaurant job, and ends up… Continue Reading →

Music, food and literature festivals

Most people will have heard of Leeds festival, the annual music festival held over August bank holiday weekend at Bramham Park, but did you know there’s also a city musical festival, independent food festival and literature festival, all taking place… Continue Reading →

Tick Tock Unlock

Instead of getting each other tangible presents, my friend Lorraine and I buy each other experiences for our birthdays. This year she’d booked us and the James’s in for a game of Tick Tock Unlock – “a simple and exciting real… Continue Reading →

Finally – an arena

Okay, so my title for this blog post is a little misleading as we’ve actually had the First Direct Arena for a few years now, but after waiting for an arena in Leeds for ages, it still feels very new… Continue Reading →

A sneaky experience at Kirkstall Abbey

The last two times I’ve been to Kirkstall Abbey, I’ve been wearing a tie. “That’s quite formal for walking around some ruins” you might be thinking to yourself, and you’d be right. But it wasn’t because I wanted to suit… Continue Reading →

Feather boas and fire eaters at The Wet Spot Leeds

I’ve already blogged about how ace the Belgrave is for its food and rooftop garden, but did you know it’s also home to a monthly burlesque and cabaret night? Organised by Ryvita Von Cheese (love it), the Wet Spot occurs… Continue Reading →

A weekend with Opera North

Last weekend I got to experience a double helping of Opera North as I went to see L’elisir d’amore on Friday evening at The Grand and then the Orchestra of Opera North play The Best from the West End at the Town… Continue Reading →

Help make Heckyfest happen

Okay, so this post is about a festival in Heckmondwike, which I know isn’t in Leeds BUT… it is in West Yorkshire and it is about an ace event, and it is my blog – so I can do what… Continue Reading →

Laughing out loud

Last Thursday I went to see comedian Sarah Millican at Leeds Town Hall. I’d booked tickets for myself and James months ago, but unfortunately he ended up being away that week with work. Luckily for me though, super friend and… Continue Reading →

A night at the opera

One of the things I love most about Leeds is its impressive arts and culture scene. The city is home to Opera North – “England’s national opera company in the North and one of Europe’s leading arts organisations.” “…Opera North is a… Continue Reading →

A little bit of luxury

So my first proper blog post is about the Showcase Cinema de Lux, which feels a bit of a cheat as technically it’s in Batley, but as it’s branded as “Showcase Leeds”, I’m going to allow it. I’ve been going… Continue Reading →

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