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Scissorhands - A Cut Above
Matthew Bourne's productions are fresher than a Siberian wind blowing in from down town Novosibirsk. I once commented that half the pleasure in watching Blood Brothers for a second time was the joy…
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Lionel Richie
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Aurat
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Thunder
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Valedictory and Midnight Sun
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Maleficent

Inspired Harp Music.....

Sarah Dean
Sarah Dean
Singer, songwriter and Celtic harper Sarah Dean returns to the Inspired by... gallery at Danby next month.

Sarah, nicknamed 'the Incredible String Blonde', will play at the gallery at The Moors…

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Sat 28th Feb, 2015 | 10:55am

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Inspiration For New Theatre Company


Hebden Bridge Arts Festival takes place annually in June and July and one of the sell out events, Hebden Shorts, inspired one group of local actors to take the plunge and found their own theatre…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 1:23pm

Rick Melling
Haxby Swango - Banana Songs
By Rick Melling
Music Correspondent
Haxby Swango
Haxby Swango
UK Alt-Electronica duo Haxby Swango have released a new EP comprised of three tracks entitled 'Banana Songs'.

The record is an interesting listen, and the York based experimental outfit…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 1:09pm

The Libertines To Headline Reading & Leeds 2015

The Reading & Leeds Festivals have announced The Libertines as the final of this year's Main Stage headliners!

The indie-rockers will bring the good ship Albion to the Festivals this summer,…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 7:47pm

Album Review: Thunder - Wonder Days (Ear Music)


Thunder were one of the best rock bands to come out of the UK in the last 25 years but a few years ago they decided to call it a day but after 6 years since their last album they are back with…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 11:30am

The Fisher Singers - Spring Concert


The Fisher Singers will perform their spring concert this year on Saturday March 28th in St Peter's Church, Harrogate.

The main work will be Rutter's Feel the Spirit, a collection of spirituals…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 11:38am

Leeds singer Rupert Stroud announces the release of his new Talk To You EP


Four tracks of gritty, Northern passion with the kind of big-sky choruses that Richard Ashcroft or Elbow would be proud of. Like Rupert's previous releases, this EP, on his own Xidus label, is a…

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Thu 19th Feb, 2015 | 9:00pm

An Evening With The WarHorse Songman

Bob Fox
Bob Fox
Described by Ralph McTell as having "One of the best voices in England", Bob Fox is about to appear in various venues across Yorkshire in a show that promises a heady mix of his warm rich voice,…

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Thu 19th Feb, 2015 | 12:41pm

Phil Hopkins
Boi Boi Is Alive & Kicking
By Phil Hopkins
Theatre Correspondent

The fact that Boi Boi is Dead is set in Zimbabwe is an irrelevance since this is a play about all things human - hypocrisy, jealousy, family rifts, greed and survival, and such emotions know no…

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Thu 19th Feb, 2015 | 10:51am

The Thrill Of Love

 Liz Hall as Doris Judd, Emma Jane Fearnley as Ruth Ellis and Jill Whitehouse as Sylvia Shaw
Liz Hall as Doris Judd, Emma Jane Fearnley as Ruth Ellis and Jill Whitehouse as Sylvia Shaw
From the 2nd to the 7th March Bingley Little Theatre launches its spring season with 'The Thrill of Love', a powerful drama about Ruth Ellis, hanged in 1955 for the murder of her lover, David…

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Wed 18th Feb, 2015 | 1:07pm

Pennine Way Comes To Life In Dales Countryside Museum

Work in progress showing sculptor Sarah Smith
Work in progress showing sculptor Sarah Smith
An artistic celebration of the Pennine Way goes on show at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.

In the year that the national trail celebrates its 50th birthday, the Museum has teamed up with a…

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Fri 27th Feb, 2015 | 7:00pm

Rachel Auty
Pam Ayres To Bring Belly Laughs To Grassington Festival
By Rachel Auty
Features Writer
Pam Ayres
Pam Ayres
Pam Ayres MBE is on the road again celebrating her 40th anniversary in the business and the recent release of her latest book of poetry, you made me late again.

Pam has been touring her one-woman…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 8:44am

Arts Charities Join Forces To Help Leeds' Arts Thrive

Balbir Dance Company
Balbir Dance Company
Four arts charities in West Yorkshire have joined forces to set up a consortium to help the arts scene in Leeds grow, and they are holding an event in March to showcase the cultural, social and…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 9:09pm

Graham Clark
Album Review: Charli XCX - Sucker (Atlantic Records)
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent

At only 22 years old, Charli XCX has already written the hit single last year for Icona Pop with the track I Love It and the 5 million selling single Fancy (Iggy Azalea). This British singer…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 11:43am

Leading Indian Musician Headlines 'Women In Arts' Finale

Roopa Panesar photo by EastWest Photography
Roopa Panesar photo by EastWest Photography
South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk) is bringing its year long 'Women in Arts' programme to a climactic end this weekend, with a performance in Leeds from one of the world's leading Indian musicians,…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 3:47pm

Groping For Words


The Sheffield based Midland Players have reached the final stages of rehearsals for a double bill of Sue Townsend plays - Groping for Words and Womberang.

Set in 1982, these comedic plays tackle…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 11:28am

Indie Writers' Festival


This year marks the first year the Leeds Big Bookend is hosting the Indie Writers' Festival - an event held to develop and celebrate independent writing and publishing.

The festival, in…

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Thu 19th Feb, 2015 | 1:03pm

Richard Trinder
Too Camp? Two Camps?
By Richard Trinder
Editor
Anne-Sophie Duprels as Salud and Jesús Álvarez as Paco. Photo by Bill Cooper
Anne-Sophie Duprels as Salud and Jesús Álvarez as Paco. Photo by Bill Cooper
For an art form that is often considered to be too camp for its own good, last night's performance of Manuel de Falla's La vida breveby Opera North managed, by its passion and vitality, to divide…

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Thu 19th Feb, 2015 | 11:18am

Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Interview: Doug Seegers. No Longer Homeless
By Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Arts Correspondent
Doug Seegers
Doug Seegers
Agreeing to appear in a documentary about Nashville has turned Doug Seegers life upside down.

Having spent time living on the streets, the 62 year old musician is rapidly becoming one of the most…

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Thu 19th Feb, 2015 | 9:09am

Elaine  Annable
Review: Skipton Camerata & Raphael Wallfisch
By Elaine Annable
Music Correspondent
Gerald Finzi
Gerald Finzi
This was the first in a series of three concerts to be given by Skipton Camerata in Ilkley's King's Hall in 2015.

The programme began with the overture to Mozart's darkest opera, Don Giovanni.…

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Wed 18th Feb, 2015 | 12:58pm

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