Music interview – Heir: ‘We’re glad to break new ground’

Leeds band Heir have big plans, it must be said. Not to necessarily conquer the world with their DIY, Eighties-infused pop – that goes without saying, almost – but to instead leave a mark on the city’s cultural landscape in a different kind of vein, a mark in the shape of a bi-monthly collaborative arts event at the Hyde Park Book Club just shy of Headingley.

By John Gilleghan.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 19 February

Crocuses at Temple Newsam, by John Gilleghan.

The Go! Team

Gig review: The Go! Team at The Wardrobe, Leeds

The Go! Team have been championing positivity and big, brassy pop songs ever since their 2004 debut Thunder, Lightening, Strike.

Leeds-bound Paul Weller

Weller, Weller, Weller ... tell me more!

Paul Weller fans In The City are counting down days to The Modfather's latest Leeds show.
Imran Khan who designs and sells fabulous Asian style and inspired jackets and suits worn by celebs including Amir Khan and David Dickinson. His day job is at sports car dealershipe GC Motors in Harrogate. Picture Tony Johnson.

Fashion: The designer-to-the-stars revving up menswear

He dresses actors, pop stars and sporting heroes. Stephanie Smith meets Imran Khan, the Bradford designer shaking up the men’s fashion world.

Sting performs at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds, at a launch event for The Last Ship - a musical by the musician at the Leeds Grand on May 1 to May 5. Picture Tony Johnson.

Sting in Leeds: ‘I wouldn’t write Every Breath You Take differently in #MeToo era’

A wave of protest which surfaced initially in the showbusiness industry under the banner of #MeToo offers people a moment to “re-calibrate” themselves, said Sting during an appearance in Leeds.

By Steven Sutcliffe.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 16 February

Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Rodley, by Steven Sutcliffe.

David Chafer as Peter Taylor and Luke Dickson as Brian Clough in The Damned United.

Damned United stage play is heading back to its roots in Leeds

A stage play based on Leeds United-themed novel The Damned United will be on familiar turf next month when it makes a return to Yorkshire.

Sparks. Picture: Philippe Mazzoni

Music interview – Sparks: ‘You have to find new ways of presenting what you’re doing’

Veteran art-pop band Sparks are due to perform in Leeds for the first time more than 40 years. Duncan Seaman spoke to their singer, Russell Mael.


Sting: How a frozen pea factory in Leeds helped kick-start my career

Many an artist has shot to international fame after a formative stint in Leeds – few may know that multi-million-selling rock star Sting can count himself among them.

Sting appears at Leeds City Varieties for The Last Ship musical launch

Sting made an intimate appearance in Leeds today to launch the UK run of his musical.
Lupita Nyongo as Nakia, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther (TChalla) and Danai Gurira as Okoye.

Movies AND TRAILER: Black Panther stars on the latest Marvel blockbuster

Black Panther is Marvel's first black hero to get his own standalone film. Stars Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and Michael B Jordan tell Laura Harding why it's about time.

By John Peat.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 15 February

Leeds Kirkgate Market with Leeds Victoria Gate in the background, by John Peat.

Baxter Dury

Music interview – Baxter Dury: ‘I’m on the edge of sentimentality but I’m not quite there’

Prince of Tears, the fifth album by singer songwriter Baxter Dury, was a record that caught a few people unawares late last year.

The Burberry Rainbow check will feature across the February 2018 collection.

Bailey's final Burberry curtain reinvents the brand's famous check

Christopher Bailey's final collection for Burberry unveils at London Fashion Week this Saturday to support LGBTQ+ community. Fashion Editor Stephanie Smith reports.

Last year's Fashion in Leeds saw catwalks taking place in repurposed shipping containers on Briggate.

Fashion in Leeds is back in style this spring

Fashion in Leeds has announced details of a week-long showcase of fabulously stylish events across the city. Fashion Editor Stephanie Smith reports.

Pop star Tallia Storm at the National Television Awards wearing Dolce & Gabbana: Ian West/PA Wire

Fashion: No wallflowers or shrinking violets here

In the mood for a little romance? When it comes to flowers, think unusual, striking and modern. Fashion editor Stephanie Smith on the new florals.

Arts groups to stay in Leeds Carriageworks Theatre after room hire price increase

Arts groups to stay in Leeds Carriageworks Theatre after room hire price increase

A lifeline has been handed to voluntary arts groups which felt under the threat of effectively being evicted from Leeds’s Carriageworks Theatre.

Suggs is touring his one-man show. Picture: Perou

Music interview – Suggs: ‘Fame is a dangerous substance’

Most people will recognise Suggs as the front man of the popular 80s band Madness, and for his entertaining antics and personality.

By Paul Goodyear.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 14 December

St Peter’s Church, Thorner, by Paul Goodyear.

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