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Opera North: The Bartered Bride
Think Smetana, think Má Vlast (my homeland) where the composer combines the symphonic poem concept of Franz List with outright, unsubtle but stirring nationalism. If that is your only exposure to…
Brenden Gunnell as Jeník, Kate Valentine as Marenka. Photo by Robert Workman
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Norther Broadsides Wins 'Best New Play' At UK Theatre Awards

Deborah McAndrew with her richly deserved award. Photo by Pamela Raith Photography
Deborah McAndrew with her richly deserved award. Photo by Pamela Raith Photography
Yorkshire theatre company Northern Broadsides have delightedly announced that their critically acclaimed 2014 touring co-production with the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme of Deborah…

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Mon 20th Oct, 2014 | 6:00pm

At The Tetley: Educating Damien

A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis - from Glyn Thompson
A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis - from Glyn Thompson
'Educating Damien' will offer a rare insight into the early processes and influences presented to Damien Hirst and his contemporaries at Jacob Kramer College in Leeds in the 1980s, by artist and…

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Mon 20th Oct, 2014 | 9:44am

Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Interview: Veronika Vesper
By Jeremy Williams-Chalmers
Arts Correspondent
Veronika Vesper
Veronika Vesper
Veronika Vesper is an artist who thinks outside the box. Inspired by Bjork, this musical rebel hates to be constrained. While her last single 'F*ck The Ego' showcased her ballsy attitude, her…

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Sat 18th Oct, 2014 | 3:54pm

The Future Of Reading


A new interactive exhibition at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, will explore experimental forms of digital literature such as web- and app-based fiction, and electronic text adventure games.

Experts…

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Sat 18th Oct, 2014 | 1:54pm

Phil Hopkins
Paul Simon And The Art Of Funk(el)
By Phil Hopkins
Theatre Correspondent
Dean Elliott and Jonny Smart as Paul and Art
Dean Elliott and Jonny Smart as Paul and Art
Dean Elliott is a great guitarist and Jonny Smart has the type of curly hair that gooey eyed mothers adore and teenage girls spend hours trying to straighten.

In their raw state they are just two…

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Sat 18th Oct, 2014 | 12:09pm

Interview: Sasha McVeigh

Sasha McVeigh
Sasha McVeigh
Country is back! And this time it has a British twist. With Ward Thomas and The Shires hitting the road in the UK for a fully British country tour, songstress Sasha McVeigh is proving that British…

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Thu 16th Oct, 2014 | 10:45am

Gig Preview: Paloma Faith In Yorkshire

Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith's star is definitely rising. Her forthcoming autumn tour, which starts at Sheffield City Hall on 28th October, has nearly sold out.

Yorkshire fans can also see her in Hull, York and…

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Wed 15th Oct, 2014 | 6:20pm

Riverdance Matures 20 years On


Michael Flatley must haunt the Riverdance production team more than the Celtic ghosts of Wicklow's Glendaloch for, no matter how hard they try, two decades on it will always be associated with the…

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Wed 15th Oct, 2014 | 4:46pm

Live 'Street-Art' Returns To York Minster For October Half Term

Street artist C-Bloxx at work in York Minster in October 2013
Street artist C-Bloxx at work in York Minster in October 2013
Following the success of last October's giant live spray painting displays in York Minster, street artists Inkie and CBloxx are set to return to the gothic cathedral during the October half term…

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Tue 14th Oct, 2014 | 4:59pm

Album Review - Erasure - The Violet Flame (Mute Records)


You have to admire Erasure for not resisting the temptation to go on one of these 1980's package tours that feature many of the 1980's pop acts and for sticking to their guns and still producing…

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Mon 13th Oct, 2014 | 10:37am

Interview: Marcus Romer

Marcus Romer
Marcus Romer
Marcus Romer has been Artistic Director of Pilot Theatre for 18 years and is currently working with acclaimed playwright Roy Williams at York Theatre Royal, taking Sophocles' Antigone and placing…

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Fri 10th Oct, 2014 | 6:24pm

John Legend Supported By Judith Hill - Manchester Apollo


Judith Hill has been hand picked to support John Legend on this tour by the man himself, you can see why as there are a lot of similarities: they both play the piano and both write and perform…

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Thu 9th Oct, 2014 | 2:33pm

Exhibition: All The Colours And The Shapes Of A Town - David J Markham

The Path
The Path
Yorkshire based artist David J Markham will be exhibiting his latest work at Gallery 42 in Tadcaster from 18th October until 15th November 2014.

The exhibition is called "All the colours and the…

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Thu 9th Oct, 2014 | 10:20am

York Based Artists Join Forces For An Exhibition Full Of Colour

Receding Waves by Sandra Middleton
Receding Waves by Sandra Middleton
Unbridled Colour is an exhibition which is a celebration of colour in textiles. Coleman and Middleton's pieces are created in fabrics and threads are their response to colour. Carol Coleman takes…

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Tue 7th Oct, 2014 | 3:25pm

Interview: David Aldo

David Aldo
David Aldo
David Aldo is something of a chart hero in his home country of South Africa. Having dominated their music scene as a solo artist and as part of the group Blood Sweat & Tears, Aldo counts Robbie…

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Tue 7th Oct, 2014 | 9:43am

Review: Manchester Camerata And Nicola Benedetti


This concert was a total joy from start to finish and it was fitting that it played to a packed Municipal Hall in Colne.

The concert opened with Arvo Part's - 'Silouan's Song', a beautiful piece…

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Mon 6th Oct, 2014 | 6:27pm

Album Review: Hozier (Island Records)


Irish singer/songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne is better known as Hozier. You might have seen his recent performance on Later With Jools or seen the posters advertising his debut album that seem to…

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Mon 6th Oct, 2014 | 5:15pm

Let It Be Comes North


Let It Be has been successfully running in London's West End and has now travelled north for a 2 week run at the Opera House in Blackpool.

The show is a run through of The Beatles songs performed…

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Mon 6th Oct, 2014 | 12:10pm

New Direction For Northern Drama


The Journey from page to stage will have extra significance when a new production of one of the most powerful dramas in 20th-century British theatre arrives in north Leeds later this month.

Adel…

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Sat 4th Oct, 2014 | 3:27pm

Halle Orchestra Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season

St Georges Hall
St Georges Hall
The Halle Orchestra opened the Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season 2014 - 15 on Saturday 20th September at St Georges Hall Bradford with a sparkling programme of three definitive…

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Sat 4th Oct, 2014 | 12:07pm

Britain's Got Talent Is Heading To Leeds


The nation's favourite talent show, Britain's Got Talent is back on the road once again scouring the length and breadth of the country with its biggest-ever open audition tour visiting a total of…

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Thu 2nd Oct, 2014 | 6:18pm

Gig Preview: Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac Tour To Visit Yorkshire


Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK to present a spectacular new…

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Thu 2nd Oct, 2014 | 11:19am

Northern Broadsides Nominated For Prestigious National Theatre Award

The cast of An August Bank Holiday Lark
The cast of An August Bank Holiday Lark
Yorkshire theatre company Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that their critically acclaimed 2014 touring co-production with the New Vic Theatre of Deborah McAndrew's play An August…

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Tue 30th Sep, 2014 | 2:17pm

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once Tour


Billed as the Kiss Me Once tour, Kylie Minogue played the second date of the tour at Manchester Arena on Friday night.

Her last big arena tour was the Aphrodite Les Folies tour 3 Years Ago: it…

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Mon 29th Sep, 2014 | 11:47am

Lauren Masterman
The Princess and The Pea- But Not As We Know It!
By Lauren Masterman
York Correspondent
The cast of the Princess and the Pea. Photo by Brian Slater Photography
The cast of the Princess and the Pea. Photo by Brian Slater Photography
It's 11am on a Tuesday and I'm surrounded by around thirty five year olds; possibly the only reason I would ever put myself through this (no offence kids) is for a Tutti Frutti production at York…

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Fri 26th Sep, 2014 | 11:17am

At The Tetley: Some Women, Other Women and all the Bittermen

Some Women, Other Women and all the Bittermen. Rehana Zaman
Some Women, Other Women and all the Bittermen. Rehana Zaman
The premičre of 'Some Women, Other Women and all the Bittermen', a new multi-channel video by Rehana Zaman will examine the role of the worker under global capitalism. This work emerges from her…

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Mon 20th Oct, 2014 | 10:52am

Graham Clark
Gig Review: The Black Veil Brides
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent
The Black Veil Brides
The Black Veil Brides
With 3 UK tours in just under 18 months The Black Veil Brides are making sure that the UK dies not forget this American rock act.

The make-up might have gone and we can now see the band naturally…

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Sat 18th Oct, 2014 | 4:10pm

Elaine  Annable
Review: Russian State Philharmonic And Peter Donohoe At St George's Hall, Bradford
By Elaine Annable
Music Correspondent
Pianist Peter Donohoe
Pianist Peter Donohoe
This was the second concert in the Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season 2014/2015 and the third of seven performances of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto by Peter Donohoe - part of…

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Sat 18th Oct, 2014 | 2:43pm

NCEM Young Composers Award 2015


The National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 are proud to present the 2015 NCEM Young Composers Award in partnership with Scotland's leading baroque ensemble, the internationally acclaimed…

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Sat 18th Oct, 2014 | 12:20pm

Gigi Review: Clean Bandit - Supported By Years And Years


Years and Years are a new act who were a good choice to open up for Clean Bandit: both acts produce tracks that are influenced by early house music that also have a strong melody.

They sound like…

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Fri 17th Oct, 2014 | 8:13am

Interview: Lucy Kay

Lucy Kay
Lucy Kay
Lucy Kay has once again shown that classical talent is celebrated by the British public. Having romped to victory on this year's Britain's Got Talent, the Leicester born songstress has…

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Wed 15th Oct, 2014 | 6:39pm

Review: Peter Andre At Manchester Apollo


You might think that Peter Andre no longer has a musical career as he regularly appears on TV shows these days such as 60 Minute Makeover, but that is not the case as this summer he released a new…

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Wed 15th Oct, 2014 | 5:06pm

Jake Bugg And Special Guests To First Direct Arena For 25th Anniversary Celebration

Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
On Sunday 19 October, festival favourite Jake Bugg will bring his distinctive blend of indie, rock and folk to the first direct arena in Leeds in an exclusive event, presented by venue sponsor…

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Wed 15th Oct, 2014 | 3:15pm

Interview: Danny Toeman

Danny Toeman
Danny Toeman
Danny Toeman made his name on the Leeds circuit before relocating back to his birthplace, London. However, it was the valuable lessons taught to him in Leeds that have helped bolster his live…

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Tue 14th Oct, 2014 | 3:59pm

Ed Sheeran Supported By Saint Raymond - Leeds Arena


Saint Raymond is singer songwriter from Nottingham who has landed the support slot on the Ed Sheeran tour. He chose to perform his set with 3 other musicians: they worked together so well that…

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Mon 13th Oct, 2014 | 10:30am

The Countdown For Brass Factor Begins

Alex Bray
Alex Bray
A Wetherby MP has praised one young entrepreneur for his efforts in creating a fantastic community project that brings together traditional and contemporary music.

Alec Shelbrooke, MP for Elmet &…

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Thu 9th Oct, 2014 | 6:00pm

Dad's Army: Made In Yorkshire

Arthur Lowe as Captain George Mainwaring and John Le Mesurier Sergeant Wilson in the BBC version
Arthur Lowe as Captain George Mainwaring and John Le Mesurier Sergeant Wilson in the BBC version
The cast of the big-screen version of of the iconic TV programme, Dad's Army, has been announced.

It reads like a who's who of the great and the good and is based firmly on the original - with an…

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Thu 9th Oct, 2014 | 2:23pm

Cantorus Salicium Choir Performs Mozart's Requiem



Many music lovers will be familiar with the beautiful singing of early choral music by The Sixteen, directed by Harry Christophers but since 2007 Craven has had its own "Sixteen". Based in Long…

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Tue 7th Oct, 2014 | 3:45pm

Interview: Giulia


Italian songstress Giulia has not hidden her ambition. Having entitled her début single 'Radio Junky', the charming lyricist is set to send the radio waves into overdrive.

While we try get the…

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Tue 7th Oct, 2014 | 9:50am

Interview: Alla Ray

Alla Ray
Alla Ray
Alla Ray may not be a name you are immediately familiar with, but if you have been to any nightclub this summer, her voice is one you will immediately recognise.

Having teased the music world…

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Tue 7th Oct, 2014 | 9:37am

Album Review: The Only Way Is Essex - Dance Anthems (Warner Music TV)


Don't let the title put you off as this 3 album compilation is a great overview of some of the biggest pop hits from the last few months. The title of the album stems from the fact that cast…

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Mon 6th Oct, 2014 | 5:31pm

Album Review: Macy Gray - The Way (Kobalt Music)

image courtesy of High Rise
image courtesy of High Rise
Macy Gray has an unmistakable voice and is always a performer who can be relied upon to deliver something different,

Her new album The Way, continues in her own style. The first two opening tracks…

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Mon 6th Oct, 2014 | 12:51pm

Gig Review: The Vamps - Manchester Apollo


In just over a year The Vamps have gone from supporting artists to headling their own sold out tour.

Playing two nights at the Manchester Apollo the band are one of the hottest groups in pop music…

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Mon 6th Oct, 2014 | 9:29am

Richard Trinder
The Coronation Of Poppea. Immorality, Power And Politics
By Richard Trinder
Editor
James Laing as Nerone and Sandra Piques Eddy as Poppea. Photo by Tristram Kenton
James Laing as Nerone and Sandra Piques Eddy as Poppea. Photo by Tristram Kenton
Poppea and Roman Emperor Nero - not nice people in their own rights and unconstrained by traditional moral behaviour - fight their way to the top of 1st Century AD Roman society in this ancient,…

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Sat 4th Oct, 2014 | 2:25pm

A Play For All Generations

Kate Phillips (Abigail Williams). Photo by Keith Pattison
Kate Phillips (Abigail Williams). Photo by Keith Pattison
Every time you feel uncomfortable using a word you have been made to re-evaluate by society's 'thought police' - black, manhole, chairman - Arthur Miller must give a wry smile from his grave.

You…

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Fri 3rd Oct, 2014 | 10:19am

Into Film Festival Comes To Town


Young people all over Yorkshire are being given the chance to take part in a memorable and educational cinematic experience as part of the Into Film Festival - the world's biggest youth film…

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Thu 2nd Oct, 2014 | 4:43pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Coming To Leeds In November


Following the news that seasoned interviewer Jonathan Ross is to interview Arnold Schwarzenegger, in one of his only UK interviews this year, fans are being warned to act early to make sure they…

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Wed 1st Oct, 2014 | 5:25pm

Album Review: House Masters - Masters At Work (Defected Records)


Masters At Work are American duo Louie Vega and Kenny Dope. Over the past 25 years they have been leaders in producing, writing or remixing dance tracks for the likes of Luther Vandross, George…

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Mon 29th Sep, 2014 | 12:51pm

Paul Slater Retrospective At The Artworks 1830 Gallery In Halifax

Matisse Rovers by Paul Slater
Matisse Rovers by Paul Slater
A retrospective exhibition of works by Paul Slater, listed by the Independent on Sunday as one of the UK's top 10 leading illustrators, has just opened at the Artworks 1830 gallery in Halifax.

Born…

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Sun 28th Sep, 2014 | 10:11pm

Interview With Anathema


Anathema are a British progressive rock band from Liverpool but the band have strong roots in Yorkshire as I found out when I caught up the band at this years Download Festival.

"Our management is…

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Thu 25th Sep, 2014 | 5:44pm

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