Top 5 beer gardens – Leeds edition!

It’s mid-May. Exam season is nearly over, assessments have been handed in and the sun is shining…so what’s the best way to chill out with your mates? That’s right, head out to your favourite beer gardens! Here’s our top five spots to enjoy a drink and catch some rays (Leeds style!).  Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen Belgrave has a rooftop terrace that’s open all year round, and is filled with stylish and chilled seating areas for you and your mates. The venue boasts two bars, two kitchens, free WiFi and a 300 capacity event space too. Enjoy a beer or…

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Insight: ‘Don’t blame knives – blame The Simpsons!’

This March saw the Home Office turn to the creative agency FCB Inferno to commission a series of hard-hitting real-life stories warning young people against knives. The £1.35m campaign targets 10 to 21-year-olds on social media and digital TV channels. The campaign featured the real-life stories of three young people, two of them black. https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin /225039312614816570/ Youth knife crime is horrendous and the government is, at least, trying to do something to beat it. Sure, they have played a part in the massive problem many urban communities face most urgently today: devastating government cuts. Over the…

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Gig review: The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics, Leeds

On a rainy night in Leeds, Back To Basics, in partnership with Leeds City Council, staged what ended up being one of the most euphoric, and unexpectedly joyous nights the city has ever seen. The crowds certainly turned out in force, with the event selling out several days before, with a palpable sense of anticipation on the night throughout the city’s bars.  But let me back-track and tell you a bit about the concept.  Split into two parts, the main event saw the 50-piece orchestra – courtesy of the supremely talented Opera North – reworking and performing selected dance classics with a…

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Preview: the orchestral sounds of Back to Basics

  Together with Leeds’ own symphony orchestra, iconic Leeds club Back To Basics, in partnership with Leeds City Council, is preparing to stage their greatest party yet. Huge dancefloor anthems are set to be reworked and performed live by a 50-piece orchestra, together with live vocalists and some very special guests, all from the grand stage of Millennium Square.   It’s a similar concept to Hacienda Classical and Pete Tong Ibiza Classics, both of which have toured the world to sold out audiences. But like these, it’s not just for jaded old ravers who can’t face late nights and loud nightclubs anymore….

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Paid Student Role: Student Wire Is Recruiting A New Editor

Are you a first year student looking for a placement for your CV? Do you want to make some real money? Do you want to work with one of the best agencies in the North? Well this could be your perfect opportunity!We are delighted to announce that StudentWire are offering a new paid placement role, for Leeds students, for the next twelve months. Want to stand out from your peers? Student Wire is the perfect way to do so. With editor of one of the most successful student magazines around under your belt, you’ll be irresistible to future employers. Fantastic…

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