Inspiration Choir & The Orchestra of Opera North: Christmas Starts Here

Saturday 15th December 2018 at Leeds Town Hall. There really is nothing like the warm glow created by a fine choir and an accomplished orchestra. Combine such a sound with Christmas carol favourites and you have a splendid ninety or so minutes of festive entertainment ahead. Music Director and Founder of Inspiration Choir Gary Griffiths... Continue Reading →

Lasting Impressions: Whitney Houston’s Nothing But Love World Tour

14th April 2010 at Nottingham Trent FM Arena. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion were the powerhouse voices of my teen years (pre-Streisand discovery); warbling along shamelessly to songs I could never hope to reproduce as anything less than a dying cockerel rendition was a favourite pastime. So when the opportunity arose to... Continue Reading →

Opera North’s Berlin to Broadway: Both Entertaining & Illuminating

Tuesday 19th June 2018 at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beginning with ‘Mack the Knife’ by torchlight, Opera North’s Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill makes a beautifully nostalgic and atmospheric arrival to the stage. From this glimpse of 1920s ambience created by Tim Skelly’s lighting design, notably reminiscent of underground caverns and the... Continue Reading →

Dancing Bear: Providing a Much-Needed Platform for Important Voices

Saturday 7th April 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ We’re currently seeing a much-needed increase in the amount of coverage of the LGBTQ+ community, but little of the coverage offers opportunities for members of that community to be heard in their own words. Jamie Fletcher’s Dancing Bear offers a platform to members of that community,... Continue Reading →

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: A Contemplative & Dynamic Re-Telling of History

Wednesday 7th February 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘You called, and we came. You called, and we came. You called, and we came’. A story of promise, disillusionment, betrayal and ultimately a story of acceptance and celebration, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: Movement of the people looks at the passengers aboard the SS Empire Windrush... Continue Reading →

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