Alcohol-free and Award-winning? That’s the spirit.

The Global Good Awards 2020 have recognised a Yorkshire husband and wife team only 18 months after the launch of their alcohol-free spirit. Chris and Rose Bax launched Bax Botanics in 2019 from their woodlands in Yorkshire, and made it to the finals of the Awards. Rose said: “We are delighted to win a Global Good Award […]

Arm Knitting at Chirpy With Mizzknits

Chirpy in Chapel Allerton has a quirky little frontage, unprepossessing and yet intriguing. It’s a place packed with art and crafts, unique pieces to surprise and – the reason I was here – a first floor workshop. There are more artefacts on the first floor, too.  Owner Jo aims to showcase the work of local […]

Band of Gold – at Leeds Grand Theatre Until 14 December

Another world premiere is brought to Leeds Grand Theatre, this time a stage production of Kay Mellor’s TV drama, Band of Gold. Band of Gold raised many an eyebrow when it hit our screens in 1995, and over 24 years later, the impact of this award-winner is just as strong, as intense and packed with […]

Review: Kinky Boots – at Leeds Grand Theatre Until 20 April

Any show billed as ‘hilarious and heartwarming’ is a magnet for me.  I’m also a sucker for a turnaround tale, whether it’s rags to riches or rescues from ruin!   So, looking forward to a healthy dose of escapism, the eternal romantic in me had me agreeing to review the multi-award-winning Kinky Boots at Leeds […]