Thackray Museum of Medicine: Fragile Microbiomes

The Thackray Museum of Medicine’s latest exhibition, Fragile Microbiomes, focuses upon BioArt. Artist Anna Dumitriu is a pioneer in the field. Scientific and artistic methodologies are combined to form artworks that are often made through the manipulation of bacteria. I have long been a fan of exhibitions that combine science and art. When on art […]

Mowgli Street Food: Eating Out With Your Dog

Mowgli Street Food offered a warm welcome when we entered on a dull December evening, a welcome that extended to my dog. I love curry and I love my dog. Sometimes I find it hard to eat the former when accompanied by the latter. In the summer, it is possible to sit outside Indian Tiffin […]

I Should Be So Lucky: at Leeds Grand Theatre Until 30 December

Having premiered at Manchester Opera House, the musical I Should Be So Lucky has now headed to Leeds Grand Theatre for a Christmas season before touring the country. It is refreshing to see a new musical launching in our two great northern theatrical cities. It has long been my belief that theatregoers would do better […]

Ba Tam – For Breakfast or Lunch

A new café in Kirkgate Market offers home-cooked, healthy Kurdish food. The food is tasty, portions are generous, and everything is reasonably priced. A great place to start the day or refuel after shopping. Kirkgate Market has a great selection of places to eat with food offered from around the globe. Most are food stalls […]

Riptide Theatre: Intermission – ‘A warm, winter hug’

Intermission is a genuinely unique experience. The individual nature, unusual venue and personalised experience make a visit to this immersive journey a one-off. Riptide, the theatre company behind Intermission, specialises in immersive personal experiences. Established in 2014, their present Lost Connections suite of performances began during lockdown with Project Intimacy, where strangers were paired to […]