Long Division Festival – in Wakefield on 25 September

The Festival organisers have retained as many names from their 2020 line-up as was possible – and added some exciting new ones.  Included in the announcement are Sunderland indie stalwarts ​The Futureheads​, renowned beatboxer and comedian​Beardyman​, lo-fi psych-punk duo​The Lovely Eggs​, the Manchester post-punk collective ​Brix & The Extricated​ (featuring the ex-Fall members Brix Smith […]

Following The Lines

Lockdown has encouraged many of us to get out and explore our local area. I started with areas that I know well – Temple Newsam Park and St Aidan’s RSPB Reserve. Then my wandering extended. I noticed unfamiliar paths and followed them. One such trip took me to the Lines Way. My first line of […]

Leeds East Airport – Drive-in Music Venue

This summer, Leeds East Airport will be the venue for drive-in concerts, each one welcoming around 300 cars, with acts such as Dizzee Rascal and Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley. The shows will be supported by high-quality sound and high definition LED screens. Utilita Live From The Drive-In is presenting the shows whilst concert venues remain […]

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 […]

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 […]