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The Human Aquarium Exhibition makes a splash in Leeds to highlight wildlife and environmental issues

The Human Aquarium Exhibition makes a splash in Leeds to highlight wildlife and environmental issues

By Evie Whitaker A thought-provoking exhibition arrived in Leeds in February giving a greater insight into what life is like for sea mammals. The exhibition – located in St Johns Centre – explored the issues of captivity and plastic waste through the use of mermaids, art, sculpture and photography. The exhibition aimed to raise awareness of the harsh conditions some […]

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Giant Baby in Halifax ahead of Easter Weekend

The giant 22ft baby that will spend two nights in Halifax.

By Amy Goodall Giant 22ft baby called Eva, will star in the production ‘ZARA’ this Easter Weekend in Halifax. The world premiere of the production opens at the Piece Hall in Halifax this Friday, April 19th and Saturday April 20th. Zara, tells the story of protagonist Zara and her daughter Eva, fighting against the world. It will feature a cast […]

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Eco-friendly stores on the increase in Leeds in bid to reduce waste

Eco-friendly stores on the increase in Leeds in bid to reduce waste

By Victoria Harris In the last year, Leeds has seen an increase in zero waste strategies across the city centre. EcoTopia and The Jar Tree are both plastic free and zero waste stores that operate in the heart of the city.  EcoTopia focuses on providing an affordable, yet environmentally friendly service by using a weigh-and-pay scheme. Shoppers are able to […]

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Leeds working hard to make the city and Yorkshire welcoming for refugees

Leeds working hard to make the city and Yorkshire welcoming for refugees

By Finley Crebolder Thousands of people come to the UK every year searching for asylum and refuge, and the country is often criticised for not doing enough to help them, especially compared to other developed European countries. There are people working to change this, and Leeds, in particular, is a city that, through the efforts of charities and organisations, is […]

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The Human Aquarium Exhibition

The Human Aquarium Exhibition

By Olivia Dobson The Human Aquarium Exhibition has been at the St John Centre in Leeds from 15th to 28th February 2019. Lucy Meredith, Project Manager said: “My company,’Yorkshire Life Aquatic’ have been working with a photographer to re-create beach scenes using merfolk which will be part of the exhibition.” General opening hours are 11-4:30pm Monday-Saturday. It’s definitely worth a […]

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The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

  Embed from Getty Images By Charlotte Lascelles Autism – for some it’s an excuse by parents to pardon their children’s behaviour; for some it’s an excuse for bullying; and for others, it’s a reason to lock someone up. Yes, it may well be 2018 but there is still a stigma around autism. I’m autistic, I have a condition called […]

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Roundhay Park welcomes back The English Art Company

Catriona Smith the founder of the English Art Company

By Olivia Dobson A display that aims to help artists increase their income has come back to Roundhay Park for a third time. The display, which is taking place in the Mansion Conservatory, is being hosted by the English Art company. Catriona Moore, from Roundhay, founded the company to help artists increase their income by photographing their original art. Catriona said: “Last […]

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New Horsforth Brewery premises set to become hub for local community

New Horsforth Brewery premises set to become hub for local community

By Will Ford The owner of Horsforth Brewery has moved his business to larger premises to meet the growing demand for his craft beer. Mark Costello, 34, started brewing as a hobby five years ago before starting to sell his beer to local shops and pubs in August last year. The new brewery on Station Road, Horsforth, will open on […]

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Northern School of Dance wows audience with dark exploration of identity and #MeToo

Northern School of Dance wows audience with dark exploration of identity and #MeToo

by James Fountain The audience at Northern School of Dance were last night treated to three live performances exploring the politics of ownership, originality, and freedom. These original works were created by international choreographers in collaboration with degree students of the renowned Northern School of Contemporary Dance, in the third year of their studies. The event took place at the […]

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The battle is on for the Christmas number one

The battle is on for the Christmas number one

By Elisha Atkinson The countdown to the UK’s Christmas number one has begun as singers in the charts battle to get first place. The winner will be revealed on Friday, December 21 on Radio 1 with radio DJ Scott Mills. Last year’s first place was Ed Sheeran with the song Perfect. He told the Official Charts: “This is an actual dream […]

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