Local Musician Launches Music Platform During Lockdown

The 99 Second Playlist is a new music platform, the brainchild of Yorkshire musician George Reid. George has spent lockdown in collaboration with other musicians to offer music people may well not have heard before. George’s YouTube page releases a video every week – which is never more than 99 seconds long – and this […]

Red Ladder Theatre Company: Connected during covid

Whilst theatres are shut, Red Ladder is bringing ‘Connected’ into your homes. It’s a new, witty audio drama, written by Leeds’ Chris O’Connor and Paul Fox, and is being released in a weekly podcast in short episodes.  Connected stars Leeds Rhinos’ captain Stevie Ward alongside Paul Fox. It’s been produced in partnership with Mantality, a […]

Why I’m still Meal Prepping in Lockdown

I’m at home all day, every day – doing not an awful lot, to be honest with you – and yet, I’m meal prepping. Why? Well, there are a few reasons, but namely, preparing my meals in advance keeps me in a routine and ensures I don’t fall completely off the bandwagon (it’s been pretty […]

A Teenager in Lockdown

This is possibly the strangest time in our lives and boredom is something we are all running away from, right? Well, I’d just like to say how lucky I am to work from home and spend time with my daughter. I’m realising more and more how much I have missed her. Time has always felt […]

The Northern Short Story Festival Does it Virtually!

We’ll all be able to access the Festival’s workshops, masterclasses and even a virtual Pub Quiz when it goes live on 30 May. Four events: Prose Writing for Poets, with Rachel Bower, winner of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook Short Story Competition 2020 and The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2019/20. Interactive Fiction with Krishan Coupland, […]