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 […]

ELO AGAIN – at Ilkley Kings Hall on 21 February

This tribute show is the UK’s most popular, I guess because of the wonderful combination of vocals, instrumentation, lighting and visual effects….. …..and of course there’s the nostalgia factor!  It’s been described as the ultimate tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra, the more so because the show covers all of the big […]