Get a flavour of city food scene all year round as Leeds Indie Food fest celebrates fifth anniversary

A new scheme is being launched as part of this year’s Leeds Indie Food Fest which encourages people to support the city’s independents all year round. The LIF Patrons annual membership is designed to extend the collaborative spirit beyond the 18-day festival, which celebrates its fifth anniversary in May, and give the city’s foodies a […]

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New street food flavours arrive at Trinity Leeds for Autumn

A tantalising selection of new street food vendors have arrived at Trinity Kitchen, offering an array of exotic flavours to enjoy during the autumn season. Mendez Cuba, Drama Bites and Let’s Go Wild Boar have taken up residency at the popular eatery for six weeks, alongside returning vendors The Steak Out, Tikk’s Thai and Thai […]

Leeds Playhouse pop-up theatre opens its doors with first production

The Leeds Playhouse pop-up theatre has now opened its doors, with Jim Cartwright’s 1986 seminal play Road the first production to be performed in the space. Directed by Leeds Playhouse associate director Amy Leach, the play presents a powerful observation of the everyday lives of the working classes, with humour, determination and passion. The pop-up […]

Leeds coffee shop to host bake sale and brunch to raise funds for children of Syria

North Star Coffee Shop and General Store will be hosting a special bake sale and brunch this August, in an effort to raise essential funds for Unicef’s appeal for the children of Syria. Held on 18 and 19 August, the event comes in support of a new #BakeForSyria cookbook, which brings together Syrian-inspired savoury and […]

An incredible year for Leeds party planner Jordan Odu – but 2019 will be better

It’s been an incredible year for me and the Pink Gorilla gang, but plans are already underway to make sure that 2019 is even bigger, bolder and better. But, before we get to that, I’d just like to say a big thanks to everyone who’s read and supported my City Buzz column – can you […]

Welcome 2019 Ibiza style with Leeds DJ Sara Garvey and East 59th

See out 2018 summer style as the biggest Ibiza party night returns for a New Year’s Eve takeover. The L/IT’s Ibiza Takeover Series stormed Angelica’s on summer Sunday nights this year and will be transforming East 59th’s rooftop bar into a dazzling party playground. With a champagne bar on the terrace, table service, VIP luxury […]

Spicing up sprouts for a festive feast at Leeds foodie favourite Bundobust

If turkey and the trimmings isn’t your thing you don’t have to miss out on a festive feast as the Leeds indie scene is about to spice up the sprouts. While most eateries are doing Christmas party menus, there are plenty that are mixing it up with some alternative dishes for those that love the […]

Nineties Irish girlband, B*Witched, to perform in Leeds

A popular band from the 90s will perform in Leeds over St Patrick’s weekend at the crazy cult game night, Bongo’s Bingo. The events have taken Leeds by storm over the last few years and its 2019 season will start in style. March features an epic show at Canal Mills with the Irish quintet B*Witched […]

The best low calorie and dry January options on the menu at Slug and Lettuce

If you are trying to clean up the Christmas diet but don’t want to compromise your social life then Leeds bar Slug and Lettuce may have come up with the ideal solution. It has come up with a tasty food and drink pairing menu that counts the calories. If you’re looking for a hearty meal, […]

A sophisticated Sunday roast at Chapel Allerton’s new opening, Black Market

There’s been some belting independents popping up in the suburbs throughout 2018, and Chapel Allerton’s Black Market is the latest Leeds indie restaurant to rock my world. Sitting pretty just opposite one of my faves The Mustard Pot, chef and owner Jon has worked hard with his partner and co-owner Justina to deliver unfussy fine-dining […]

Hosting a swimwear launch as we get hired by The Apprentice winner Sian Gabbidon

Hot off the press and chucking a strong black coffee down after an amazing night hosting swimwear models, cocktails and tropical feather headwear. Just a standard Wednesday night for me…..but Pink Gorilla were thrilled to help this year’s Apprentice winner and all round lovely Leeds lass Sian Gabbidon with the Northern launch of the spring […]