Leeds Living

Chapeltown Community Nursery Photography Exhibition (until 30 June 2021.)

A community photoshoot organised by Chapeltown Community Nursery with photographer Jonathan Turner was made possible through Leeds Inspired and supported by the Aviva Community Fund via crowdfunding. People in the community were able to have a professional studio portrait taken by Jonathan, as well as having the opportunity to take a ‘Posh Selfie’. Preschool children […] Leeds Living …


Newton Faulkner – Character, Connection and Charisma

It was a very different kind of gig, having everyone seated at The Wardrobe on 30 May, but it came with some great advantages for singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner and his fans. As the photographer there for Leeds Living, I was unexpectedly asked to write some words, and the difference between a pre-COVID gig and this […] Leeds Living …


The Beehive, Thorner – Buzzing Again

Whether you’re a casual drinker or a serious diner, the new Chef and team at The Beehive is ready to welcome you through its doors once again. A new creative direction is being spearheaded by Alex Farolfi, the new Chef, who is enthusiastic about sourcing ingredients locally and around Yorkshire, including foraged food. His enthusiasm […] Leeds Living …


North Brewing Co – Overcoming The Challenges

It was very much a case of hope springs eternal when North Brewing Company moved into their new home last November, with no idea when they could welcome thirsty punters. Just a week before the country was first locked down in March last year, the lease had been signed for the thriving multi award-winning company […] Leeds Living …


Leeds Heritage Theatres

City Varieties Music Hall reopens its doors to audiences with a live performance on Monday 17 May, and there’s an exciting film programme in collaboration with sister venue Hyde Park Picture House. Judy & Liza will run for one socially distanced performance only on Thursday 20 May, alongside some of the best live and as-live […] Leeds Living …


BOX – Opening in Chapel Allerton on 17 May

If you’re a fan of live music, sport and bottomless brunch, then you’ll welcome BOX bringing its electric atmosphere to Chapel Allerton just ahead of the Euros, with 14 ultra HD screens. In extensively transformed premises once occupied by the PIT, you can watch any major sports action – and the newly refurbished outdoor terrace […] Leeds Living …


Squid – A Debut Album

If you’ve not heard Squid, then prepare yourselves for a full on three-way riot between Sonic Youth, Idles and LCD Soundsystem Squid are five artists from Brighton who have collectively created a truly astonishing post-punk sound.  If you’ve not heard them, brace yourself.  If you’ve not heard them live, seriously you’ll need a good sleep before and […] Leeds Living …


OneMic Presents Moetry

Moetry – the award winning poetry and spoken word event returns to Leeds on 3 June at The Lockup. Moetry showcases established artists in spoken word and music, as well as those who are new to the scene. Mr Brown’s Soul Kitchen will provide food from 6pm, and whether your taste is for curried chicken […] Leeds Living …


Gigs – Coming Alive Again in Leeds

So good to anticipate the return of live music to some of our favourite Leeds venues. This is our first roundup of 2021: ANOTHER SKY14 August at Hyde Park Book Club Part of Another Sky’s tour for the band’s 2020 album I Slept on the Floor.  Catrin Vincent’s powerful prose adds to the band’s compelling […] Leeds Living …


Leeds Playhouse is 50.

The theatregoers of Leeds will no doubt be happy to help celebrate the Playhouse’s 50th anniversary this year, as audiences are safely welcomed back from May onwards. The theatre has announced an enticing season ahead, including: Six specially commissioned monologues by northern writers; a new family show; an exhibition of photographs and stories from the […] Leeds Living …