Pixies Supported by The Big Moon at the 02 Academy on 17 September

On a beautiful September evening in Leeds Ali Wortley sets off to the O2, hoping to plug a long-standing gap in her history of live performances. I must say I was very happy to see that Pixies are touring again – and with new material, promoting their new album ‘Beneath the Eyrie’.  Incredibly, this is […]

Less is almost more – Live at Leeds 2019

Another year, another Live at Leeds. I’ve covered this for a few years now and I’m finally getting better at pacing myself. When I first started, the temptation was to try and see as much as possible; trudging the streets of Leeds back and forth, trying my best to mentally map the quickest route from […]

Death on The High Street – Or A New World of Experiences?

Ali Wortley discovers that if the future of retailing is about creating experiences, this is one which will surely help keep the high street alive: For some time now the media and some retailers have been talking about ‘death on the high street’, blaming everything from politics to local rents and rates to the ever […]

Review: World Premiere – Northern Ballet’s Victoria

I was thrilled to be lucky enough to go to the world premiere of Victoria at Leeds Grand Theatre on Saturday 9th March. Victoria is another original ballet from Northern Ballet, choreographed by the brilliant Cathy Marston, which is her fourth work for the company and her third full-length production.  I was also lucky enough […]

amiina at Howard Assembly Room 18 January 2019

My first and last visit to my Leeds venue of choice this year was well worth venturing to on an extremely cold Friday evening in January. I have no other event planned before the Howard Assembly Room closes for refurbishment in March and I will miss the space very much. The planned renovations do sound […]