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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Things to do in Leeds now Freshers is over

So Freshers is over. You’ve visited most of the student haunts, drunk in most of the student pubs and are now in the mood for ‘a bit of something different’. Listed below are a few things we suggest you should check out in semester one; from Light Night to Live Music, from Christmas markets to culture, there is something to entertain everybody. Victoria GateOpening autumn 2016For all your shopping needs, Victoria Gate is an exciting addition to the vibrant shopping scene in Leeds. It will soon house a flagship John Lewis store and already has major high street brands, leisure space,…

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Student Hub visits Ark

During the Student Hub in The Light, Leeds, Student Wire had the pleasure of playing dress up in Ark Clothing. Now, as a self confessed fashion lover I have to admit, so far in my year and a month living in Leeds, I’d never been to the store. So, on the Friday afternoon I took a break from flagging people down for freebies in the Courtyard of The Light to head to Ark with 3 of my friends. When you first walk into the store you’re greeted by creative window displays and an entire section dedicated to the new favourite for…

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