Reviews



Elliott Hudson College: A Collaboration With The British Library

In an exciting collaboration between Elliott Hudson College and the prestigious British Library, a group of students has spearheaded an innovative project, culminating in the creation of an animated film “Myths & Legends: A South Leeds Odyssey.” The project marked the British Library’s first co-creation venture with students from Elliott Hudson College, aiming to represent […] Leeds Living …



Westerman at The Brudenell on 17 October

A wash of blue and purple lights across the stage adds their colours to a range of different microphones, instruments and pieces of kit placed in readiness. At first, it’s quiet. More people enter the room, heading through an archway to the bar. Plastic pint glasses in hand, a crowd begins to form, sitting and […] Leeds Living …


tamatanga – Fabulous Food and Fun Furnishings

One word sticks in my mind following my visit to tamatanga: vibrant. The furnishings are as bright and bold as the food. The outside colour scheme goes into overload, then jungle scenes and coloured lighting creating the first impression through the door. I am not usually a fan of highly decorated restaurants, particularly when they […] Leeds Living …


Opera North – Mozart: Requiem and Neo Muyanga: After Tears

I have known and loved Mozart’s Requiem for over 50 years, the last and, intriguingly, unfinished work by one of music’s unequivocal geniuses. I have sung in it. I have listened to dozens of performances and recordings, from church settings to concert hall, chamber choirs to major choral societies, organ accompaniment to full classical orchestra, […] Leeds Living …


Opera North: The Pearl Fishers at Leeds Grand Theatre

Like Mozart and Schubert before him, Georges Bizet did not see out his thirties. Unlike them, his published output, from first to last, consisted of works destined solely for the theatre. Carmen, the world’s most-performed opera, would be Bizet’s last triumph. The Pearl Fishers, given here in director Matthew Eberhardt‘s new realisation for Opera North, […] Leeds Living …


Nine Night at Leeds Playhouse Reviewed

‘Nine Night’ is the debut play by award-winning writer and actor Natasha Gordon. It enjoyed a spectacular sold-out run at the National in April 2018 before being transferred to Trafalgar Studios. This made Natasha the first Black British female playwright to be produced in the West End. For this achievement and in recognition of the […] Leeds Living …


Sweet Saeeda

Kirkgate Market is becoming a destination for foodies. On heading to the food court, shoppers might notice a new business selling slices of pizza, or people eating great value oysters at the long established Hayes Seafood. Wander a bit further, around aisles of clothes, greengrocers and furniture, and you may be lucky enough to discover […] Leeds Living …