Yorkshire Fashion Diary: Style & beauty events across the county

Catwalks, model castings, festivals and fairs, launches, exhibitions and talks, store openings and shopping nights, workshops and beauty events ...introducing a regular round-up of upcoming fashion and beauty dates for your diary across Yorkshire. If you have an event you would like to be included in the Yorkshire Fashion Diary listings, email:

Rehearsals and workshops for Sorrel & Black Cake, an exploration of the legacy of the Windrush generation, which is being performed in Leeds this weekend.

Windrush stories brought to Leeds

A show created by young people in Leeds explores the legacy of the Windrush generation. Yvette Huddleston reports.


First look at Hyde Park Picture House's future plans for historic Leeds cinema

A beloved independent cinema in Leeds has revealed how its historic building could look in the future.
James Brining. PIC: Tony Johnson

Leeds Playhouse: Would a theatre by any other name be as sweet?

As they announce the biggest change in its history, Theatre Correspondent Nick Ahad talks to the men leading the building known from today as the Leeds Playhouse.


Leeds’s own West Yorkshire Playhouse to change its name

Theatre chiefs will today announce that the West Yorkshire Playhouse is to change its name.


Planning approved for regeneration of UK's last gas-lit cinema

Planning permission has been granted to Leeds' Hyde Park Picture House for an ambitious refurbishment project, which will secure the much-loved community institution for generations to come.
Emeli Sande

Music interview – Emeli Sande: ‘I want my next album to be full of hope’

Emeli Sandé is working on her third album but found time to talk to Duncan Seaman ahead of next month’s gig in Scarborough.


Astonishing footage shows Leeds sky at its beautiful best

Sometimes, an image or a video just catches your eye.
Low at Brudenell Social Club. Picture: Ross McGibbon

Gig review: Low at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

“You’re a superhero!”, an audience member declares after guitarist-singer Alan Sparhawk refers to 2018 being Low’s 25th anniversary.

Sunglasses and self-tan at the ready. ITV2's Love Island (every night at 9pm, folks) brings us beachy locks and sun-kissed golden glows. Try Rimmel Sunshimmer In Shower Self Tan, �9.99, and Stylista The Beach Wave Mist, �5.99, both Superdrug. More tips below. Picture: ITV Studios.

Beauty: The Love Island look of Summer

ITV2’s sun-baked reality show is making us all aspire to glowing tans and blindingly white perfect teeth. Stephanie Smith seeks out the must-have products to help achieve total sun god and goddess looks.

Military style jacket, red stripe trousers and cowlneck blouse

Marks & Spencer: The simple new rules (and the new ‘It’ coat)

As floor space shrinks, Marks & Spencer brings pared-back luxury to its all-important new collections. Stephanie Smith reports.

Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, Cate Blanchett as Cate, Rihanna as Nine Ball, Mindy Kaling as Amita, Awkwafina as Constance, Helena Bonham-Carter as Rose Weil, Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger and Sarah Paulson as Tammy.

Movies AND TRAILER: Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett talk Ocean's 8

Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett lead an all-star, mostly female cast for heist film Ocean's 8 - a follow-up to Ocean's Eleven. They talk to Laura Harding about besting the boys' version at the box office and why there should be gender parity among film critics.

How many festivals will you be attending this summer?

The essential festival guide to summer in Leeds

With summer now in full swing, festival season is well and truly upon us and Leeds is brimming with exciting events to look forward to over the coming months.

Music interview – Brawther: ‘There’s no time for being pretentious in Leeds’

Brawther is a name that’s been on the house music radar for quite some time, however whilst residing in Leeds for the past six years the French native has found more inspiration than ever.

Miles Kane. Picture: Laura Dukoff

Music interview – Miles Kane: ‘When I’m in a good place with the music, I feel like life is on track’

Even after all these years, Miles Kane still can’t believe the resumé of collaborators he’s assembled.

By Gail Thompson.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 21 June

Folly at Roundhay Park, by Gail Thompson.

Katy Perry at FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield. Picture: Anthony Longstaff

Gig review: Katy Perry at FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield

Witness: The Tour is Katy Perry’s fourth world tour. Nearly ten years ago she embarked on the Hello Katy Tour after the success of her second studio album ‘One of the Boys’ and her enduring appeal has never faded.

A couple dance to Benoit Viellefon and His Hot Club.

Interview: Benoit Viellefon and His Hot Club at Harrogate International Festival

Starting Harrogate International Festival in sultry style is Benoit Viellefon and His Hot Club.


Sir Paul McCartney announces new album Egypt Station

Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first full album of new music since 2013.

The new city-facing entrance of West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds’s West Yorkshire Playhouse revamp cost to rise by £2m

AN ambitious project to revamp the West Yorkshire Playhouse is to cost almost £2m more than envisaged, according to a new report.

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