Your Picture of the Day - 17 August

The Alhambra Garden at Roundhay Park, by Darren Link.

Paul Draper. Picture: Tom Sheehan

Music interview - Paul Draper on his solo album: ‘It’s more a cathartic process about healing the wounds of being in a band’

More than a decade on from the demise of his old band Mansun, singer Paul Draper has finally returned to the fray.


Music interview: KOYO are ready to rock Leeds Festival

Due to perform at Leeds Festival and release their self-titled debut album on September 15, founding member Huw Edwards discussed the band’s sounds, influences and favourite venue in their hometown of Leeds.

By Emma Booth.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 16 August

Leeds Dock at sunset, by Emma Booth.


VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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By Paul Goodyear.

Your Picture of the Day - 15 August

Deer at Lotherton Hall, by Paul Goodyear.

Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Leeds Festival organisers have announced that pineapples will not be allowed at the event this Bank Holiday.

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Beauty tutorial: ‘Eyebrows can take away years and balance your face’

From heavy, sluggy brows to tadpoles, eyebrow guru Shavata Singh tells Stephanie Smith how balanced brows can transform the face.

The Pigeon Detectives.

The Pigeon Detectives announce stage to kick off 2017 Leeds Festival

Leeds’ own The Pigeon Detectives will kick off this year’s annual music festival next week.


Local theatre company develop feminist play with award-winning Leeds screenwriter

Local theatre-makers have teamed up with a Leeds screenwriter to develop a new piece of feminist theatre charting the untold stories of the women who made – or ought to have made – British history.

Omar Lye-Fook

Music interview: Omar has ‘staying power’

Singer Omar Lye-Fook was one of the 50 vocalists featured on the recent chart-topping cover version of Bridge Over Troubled Water recorded to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.


Future fashion: The ones to watch

This year’s Yorkshire fashion graduates will soon be influencing what we see and buy on the High Street. Stephanie Smith picks out some names to look out for.

Kaiser Chiefs

Bingley getting ready to rock the return of annual music festival

One of Yorkshire's best loved music festivals is returning next month as it moves into its 11th year.

Talitha Bateman as Janice.

Cinema: Annabelle: Creation - 'horror is a great example of why we all love to go to the movies...’

It’s been three years since horror fans were first introduced to Annabelle, and with a reputation to uphold, the demonic doll is now back to wreak devastation on more unsuspecting victims.

CREEPY: A scene fromAnnabelle: Creation out in cinemas today. Picture : PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC/Justin Lubin.

Review: Annabelle: Creation (15)

Demonic possession is child’s play in Annabelle: Creation, a 1950s-set prequel that enriches the mythology of the wooden doll, which wreaked havoc in the 2013 supernatural horror The Conjuring.


When Gino came to town: ‘No, I am not just a celebrity name ... my input is daily.’

Gino D’Acampo has brought his own stylish taste and ambience of Italy to Harrogate - and he has a word or two for the food critics. Stephanie Smith went to meet him.

James Bay and the leather jacket from his new collection for Topman, which is released next week.

Fashion: The rise of the dandy man

Men are no longer content to be overshadowed when it comes to fashion. As James Bay releases his fashion collection for Topman, Stephanie Smith highlights the new luxe elegance and points out what to look out for.

24/7 Rock Star S*** by The Cribs

Album review: 24/7 Rock Star S*** by The Cribs

The Cribs are back. For the initiated and the loyal, they never really went away, but for some time have been in an ever unobtainable city storm full of butterflies, stalagmites and burning candles.

Merrill Osmond.

The Osmond family’s Leeds charity gala

Members of the world famous Osmond family are to appear at a charity event aimed at helping people with hearing problems.

Marika Hackman

Music interview – Marika Hackman: ‘I just had a lot on my mind and it felt like it was just so much easier to get off my chest all in one go’

Marika Hackman is a 25-year-old London-based singer-songwriter who recently released her second album, I’m Not Your Man, to acclaim in the national press. Ahead of her appearance at Leeds Festival on Saturday August 26, she spoke to the YEP.

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