Nick Ahad: My must-see shows this autumn

As the theatres in the region prepare for the opening of their new seasons, Theatre Correspondent Nick Ahad shares his must-see shows this autumn.

RUDE AWAKENING: This animated film is not for kids.

Film review: Sausage Party (15)

Parents everywhere will be achingly familiar with the curse of the modern animated movie.

X Factor finalist Lucy Spraggan. Picture by PA Photo/Danny Payne.

Lucy Spraggon: How the X Factor nearly broke me

Four years ago, Lucy Spraggan wowed audiences on The X Factor, but after quitting the show early, she battled with mental illness. She tells Gabrielle Fagan how she paid a price for fame and how love’s helped her ‘battle her demons’

Undated Film Still Handout from Cafe Society. Pictured: Jesse Eisenberg as Bobby Dorfman. See PA Feature FILM Eisenberg. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Warner Bros. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Eisenberg.

Jesse Eisenberg talks about his latest film, Cafe Nero, and its director, Woody Allen

Jesse Eisenberg is a successful playwright, published author and Oscar-nominated actor, but he admits stepping onto a Woody Allen set triggered bouts of nerves. He tells Susan Griffin why he’s grown to love the 80-year-old film-makers unique methods

Strictly Come Dancing ex-champs Lilia and Darren

Yorkshire's Strictly ex-champs to give free dance lessons at City Limits

Yorkshire's Strictly Come Dancing ex-champions Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova will quick step back home this weekend - to give free dance lessons to fans.

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Barney George. PIC: Ruth Mulholland

Barney George: Meet Leeds’s own propmaker to the stars

Barney George from Leeds grew up surrounded by film props. He talks to Sarah Freeman about making his mark on the world of theatre

By Rohit Khosla.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - August 30

Leeds at night, by Rohit Khosla.


Video: Clean-up under way as Leeds Festival 2016 crowds head home

The mass exodus from Leeds Festival began last night as festival-goers started packing up their tents and piling onto coaches.


Five things: The West Yorkshire Playhouse

Think you know West Yotrkshire Playhouse? Think again.

The crowd in front of the main stage for The Vaccines. PIC: Mark Bickerdike

Ricky Charlesworth: My Leeds Festival debut

As someone who had never been to a festival before, I’ll admit to having reservations about attending Leeds Fest.


VIDEO: Sheffield's The Sherlocks camp in mud with fans after wowing Leeds Festival

Yorkshire's latest Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks had a muddy great time at Leeds Festival - they drew a crowd of more than 6,000 fans then camped out with them.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers sizzle in Leeds Festival finale

American rock idols Red Hot Chili Peppers certainly know how to turn up the heat.

PIC: Tony Johnson

Making hay while the summer sun still shines

YOU will struggle to find a more quintessential English countryside scene than this beautifully photographed picture of a lone farmer out in his field making hay near Grassington.

Lisa Hannigan - At Swim

Albums round up: At Swim by Lisa Hannigan; Furnaces by Ed Harcourt; The Childhood of a Leader OST by Scott Walker; Life On The Road by David Brent & Foregone Conclusion; After The Rain by Benjamin Francis Leftwich; Big Life by The Rifles

A sense of being lost at sea while shuttling between Dublin and London in the throes of a new relationship pervades At Swim, the third album by Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan.


In pictures: Unforgettable Saturday for drenched music fans at Leeds Festival

DRIVING rain failed to dampen the party atmosphere as the second day of Leeds Festival threw up some musical treats for drenched revellers at Bramham Park.

The Rock took the title for Forbes highest paid actor in the world - earning $64.5 million from June 2015 to June 2016.

Forbes’ latest rich list reveals world’s highest-paid actors

Forbes released this year’s top 20 highest paid actors with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson reiging the number one spot earning $64.5 million (£48.8 million) while 2015’s highest paid actor, Robert Downey Jr, fell below to 9th.

Set designer Barney George. Picture by Ruth Mulholland.

Set designer Barney George: My dad killed Peter Duncan with a scorpion

Having grown up surrounded by film props, Barney George tells Sarah Freeman why he decided to make his own mark on the world of theatre.

Sarah Chadwick's pint glass featuring the Humber bridge.

The artist whose glass is always half full

Sarah Chadwick is a painter and glassware designer, but much of her work is united by one thing – booze. Sarah Freeman meets the woman behind the Artist’s Measure.


Video: Leeds Festival day 2 preview

Day two of this year’s Leeds Festival will see electronic duo Disclosure and indie band Foals headline the proceedings at Bramham Park today.

The Sherlocks back stage at Reading ahead of their Leeds Festival date

Leeds Festival: The Sherlocks rock Reading ahead of Yorkshire homecoming

Yiorkshire's latest Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks proved a big hit at Reading Festival last night and are now heading home to do it all again - today they play Leeds Festival.

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