All Those On Board: celebrating the fight to save our lidos

Otley Courthouse is the sold out venue on 7 June for Drip Drop Theatre’s All Those On Board, a vibrant, heartfelt production that taps into our love of lidos and the campaigns to restore them. Otley, where the campaign to restore the lido continues, was an obvious location to stage a performance. I was lucky […]

Constructive Futures: Building a New Construction Industry

A highlight of my visit to UKREiiF in May was meeting mentors and mentees from Constructive Futures. This Leeds based non-profit organisation sets out to empower young people and support them into careers in the built environment.  There is already a shortage of workers in the construction sector and Pagabo Group, a sponsor of UKREiiF, […]

Northern Star Organ Trio at the Domino Club 19 May

A Sunday evening trip to the Domino Club makes an ideal end to the weekend. Northern Star Organ Trio were the ideal band to fill the final weekend music spot. On a Sunday night the Grand Arcade is silent. The bar opposite, Tailors, which sells bespoke clothing by day and cocktails by night, is closed, […]

UKREiiF: Bringing Business to Leeds

You might find Leeds busier than normal this week. Nearly 13.000 business and political leaders have flocked to the City for the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum, better known as UKREiif. UKREiiF began three years ago, when the 3 day event attracted 3,500 attendees. Organisers credit the spectacular growth of the event to […]

Lau Unplugged: a Little Bit of Lau Land

Lau Land presented a generosity of spirit from talented musicians who want to share their craft and encourage others. The weekend of 17th – 19th May saw the folk band Lau host a whole range of events at the Howard Assembly Room. They presented other artists, ran participatory workshops and performed. There was even a […]