St Aidan’s RSPB Reserve – Connecting With Nature

This flooded open cast mine has paths that weave through wetlands, with views of the wildlife – and approaching walkers.  It’s not easy to forget the industrial past of this site. A giant walking dragline, which excavated coal here from 1974 to 1988, sits on a hill by the car park. Its impressive bulk is […]

Long Division Goes Digital With LD:TV

This Wakefield festival will welcome artists including Billy Bragg, The Lovely Eggs and Pictish Trail, with the physical of the Festival version postponed until November (provided that it is safe to proceed by then). As it’s the Festival’s 10th birthday celebration, Festival founder Dean Freeman decided to launch LD:TV, creating a raft of new content […]

Something to Look Forward to: Opera North’s 2020/21 Season!

If you’re like me, readers, you’re already daydreaming of a time when we can all safely cram together in theatres again—and if these theatres are to reverberate with song and fine operatic writing, then all the better! It’s a good thing, in that case, that Opera North have taken so much trouble to put together […]

Private Lives Launches The Nigel Havers Theatre Company

David Pugh and Theatre Royal Bath Productions are delighted to present The Nigel Havers Theatre Company in Noel Coward’s gloriously entertaining PRIVATE LIVES.  This will be the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company. Theatre producer David Pugh said: “Nigel Havers is one of the biggest stars who likes to tour and in the past […]

Opera North’s Trouble in Tahiti on Demand

Trouble in Tahiti is part of the Opera North’s Covid-19 digital programme, Opera North at Home, and will be available on demand on their YouTube channel from 6 May until Monday 1 June.  Opera North is working with a number of partners, including RNIB and VocalEyes, to maximise accessibility of the film for those with […]