Leeds Kirkgate Market and Daylight Stars

Everyone is welcome at Daylight Stars Pick ‘n’ Mix on Thursdays from 10:30 until noon.   Pick ‘n’ Mix takes place in Kirkgate Market’s events space and offers activities for everyone – all ages, all abilities. Pick ‘n’ Mix brings people together and gets them talking.  Nichola Pemberton explains why she co-founded Daylight Stars: “When I […]

First Kirkstall Valley Grants Awarded

Kirkstall Valley Grants launched in June this year, sponsored by Power to Change and co-ordinated by Open Source Arts and Kirkstall Valley Development Trust.  Residents and businesses in the Valley, who have solutions to help maintain and improve the local environment whilst also supporting community and sustainability, are eligible to apply for a small grant […]

Thought Bubble Comic Convention in Harrogate 4 – 10 November

Thought Bubble has a new home this year, in Harrogate Convention Centre – and some new quests are joining in, including GBBO’s Kim-Joy, who is making her debut.  Also new to the Festival are Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez, Brian Azzarello (Joker, Wonder Woman and Hellblazer) and Gemma Correll (NY Times and The Observer). This, […]

Yorkshire More Moves In With Leeds Cookery School

The two social enterprises of Leeds Cookery School and Yorkshire More are now sharing a home at Gipton Fire Station. Yorkshire More donates its profits to mental health projects in Leeds.  The enterprise has the help of 20 volunteers who have for four years made jams and chutneys to raise funds.  Originally, funding came from […]

Yorkshire Poet’s First Play To Tour The UK

Andrew McMillan, an award-winning poet from Barnsley, has written Dorian, retelling Oscar Wilde’s classic.  It’s the third in Huddersfield’s Proper Job Theatre Company’s Monster trilogy, all three of which transform literary classics for the stage, and all three by known poets. Ian McMillan, Barnsley’s ‘bard’, penned Nosferatu as the first in the trilogy and Helen […]