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Poem Of The Week: ‘My Boy Is Eighteen Today’ By Helen Cadbury

Steve Whitaker
Literary Correspondent
Helen Cadbury
Some photographic images are fixed points of reference in time: sealed inviolate in memory, they return as reminders of injustice, of tragedies unfolding on remote shores. They prick our…
19th Apr 2019 04:22 PM

Rodgers & Hammerstein - A Central Theme

Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
Much dance performance is rarely literal, interpretation invariably being left to the beholder and, even then, six people will give you six versions of what they think they have just seen!
In…
15th Apr 2019 05:16 PM

Elvis In Concert - Live On Screen

Graham Clark
Features Writer
One of the most unique concert experiences of the past few years is set to return later this year as a 6 date tour gets underway that visits Sheffield Arena on 28 November.
The show will see Elvis…
15th Apr 2019 11:25 AM

Celtic Folk Americana Band Johnny Mac And The Faithful To Join Rod Stewart's York And Sheffield Summer Shows

Graham Clark
Features Writer
The Glasgow based band Johnny Mac and The Faithful have been announced as the special guest act on the Rod Stewart summer shows that are taking place in York and Sheffield this summer, after…
12th Apr 2019 05:00 PM

Poem of the Week: ‘Petit Mal’ by Philip Gross

Steve Whitaker
Literary Correspondent
Philip Gross
Philip Gross’ moving lines chart the loss of a loved one’s mind to the sudden occlusion of an absence seizure. There is ambiguity in the poet’s lightness of touch, a suggestion,…
10th Apr 2019 07:51 PM

Count Down To Sculpt

Harriet Hill building frame for Rock of Ages
Sculpt is a major new free art event taking place from 25th May to 28th September 2019 in seven churches centred on Masham, near Ripon in North Yorkshire.…
18th Apr 2019 12:58 PM

Hegley At Scarborough

John Hegley
The much-loved, and admirably wacky poet John Hegley makes a welcome return to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month with his new show, New & Selected Potatoes.
The…
15th Apr 2019 12:54 PM

Interview With Antony Costa As The Musical Rock Of Ages Comes To York

Graham Clark
Features Writer
Antony Costa
Antony Costa might be better known as being a member of the pop group Blue, but in the past he has appeared too in musicals such as Tommy as well as performing in pantomimes. He now plays…
14th Apr 2019 04:21 PM

The Magic Of Motown Wows Bradford

Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
Motown the Musical takes two and half decades of Berry Gordy’s life and distils it into one of the most powerful, life-giving musicals that touches the very soul of those watching it.

And the same…
11th Apr 2019 01:00 PM

Heart Of Darkness In York

Andrew Liddle
Features Writer
Keicha Greenidge as Charlie Marlow. Photo by Ed Waring
When we watch something by imitating the dog, the innovatively experimental stage company which writes its name in lower case, we may be getting…
10th Apr 2019 07:41 PM
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Celestial Recurrences: Huddersfield Choral Society/Orchestra Of Opera North

Steve Whitaker
Literary Correspondent
Huddersfield Choral Society
Sometimes an aural conduit to recognition, the musical interpretation of a poem may breathe vigour and life into a bare text. When understood with great perceptiveness by a…
15th Apr 2019 05:22 PM

BBC Tent Line-Up Unveiled For Hay Festival 2019

Jeanette Winterson
Hay Festival and the BBC have today unveiled the full line-up for the BBC Tent at Hay Festival Wales 2019.
Programme guests include Fatima Bhutto, Simon Schama, Kapka Kassabova,…
15th Apr 2019 12:42 PM

Catherine Robinson: Local Author Nominated For Top Literary Prize

Steve Whitaker
Literary Correspondent
Catherine Robinson
Ribble Valley author, Catherine Robinson, has been nominated for the national writing award ‘Comedy Women in Print’ for her debut comedy fiction Forging On.
Catherine’s book,…
13th Apr 2019 11:06 AM

Tally Spear

Tally Spear
A lot can change in the space of a year if you simply allow it to. Although Tally Spear released her debut EP, Fade To White, to critical acclaim in the spring of 2018, she knew that…
10th Apr 2019 08:09 PM

High-Heeled Hit Smashes Leeds!

Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
Kinky Boots strutted its way onto the Leeds Grand Theatre stage last night bringing a breath of fresh theatrical air to West Yorkshire, and leaving no one in any doubt as to why this red hot musical…
10th Apr 2019 08:25 AM
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