Sunday, 31 May 2015

Yorkshire Wartime Experience 2-5 July 2015

The Yorkshire Wartime Experience 2015 will have a Battle of Britain flypast, see website for details:

The North of Englands Largest WWI & WWII Military Vehicle & Living History Event.
Over 300 Military Vehicles and Over 50 Re-enactment Group Displays.


Held in 30 acres of land to the south west of Leeds with easy access to the M62 (junction 26) the Yorkshire Wartime Experience provides an opportunity for us to begin to understand what it was like to live through and serve in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century....

Visitors can witness battles re enacted in meticulous detail by respected living history groups, walk amongst "British Tommies" of the first world war "GI Joes" from the beaches of Normandy,the Womens land army of the Second world war to more recent conflicts. There will also be some of the largest and rarest military vehicles both on static display, and during the daily vehicle parades.

Schools day is 2 July and general public admission from the 3rd.


Saturday, 30 May 2015

Asia House at Leeds Big Bookend Festival 6 June

The Leeds Big Bookend Festival Welcomes Asia House

on Saturday 6th June, Central Library, Leeds

To download our programme and for all events and ticket information, visit our website,

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Jemimah Steinfeld will talk about her debut book Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in China . She will be in conversation with Ellen Wang from the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds.

This is a free event, 11.00 -12.00, but booking is recommended.Click here.
Leeds-based writer Sunjeev Sahota will talk about his latest book The Year of the Runaways (published June 2015), which tells the story of 13 young men who live in a house in Sheffield, each in flight from India and in desperate search of a new life.

Sahota will be in conversation with Dr Katy Shaw from Leeds Beckett University,12.30 - 13.30.

Tickets cost £3 and can be purchased here.

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Friday, 29 May 2015

Media City UK newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter from Media City UK:

News from the City

May 2015

An exciting new development at MediaCityUK named ‘Tomorrow’ is underway

The £20m project totals over 100,000 sq ft and fronts onto Broadway. It features a 112-bed hotel - enhancing the offering at MediaCityUK as a visitor destination as well as new offices and studio space to meet the increasing demand for the fast-growing creative and digital industries.

One of UK’s top hypnotherapists brings his practice to MediaCityUK

Costa Lambrias, the renowned hypnotherapist and self-development coach, has relocated his business to the Greenhouse, MediaCityUK. Costa, who has over 25 years’ experience, hopes to impart his passion for self-esteem through his practice; believing that everyone has a right to be happy.

Tiki bar opens for the summer at MediaCityUK

The team behind the Dockyard MediaCityUK are getting in the mood for summer with the launch of a new pop-up bar called ‘The Shack’. The Tiki-style bar (located at the heart of the Piazza), opened on the 1st May and is serving tropical-style drinks and fresh food from a vibrant wooden style shack adorned with Tiki  heads, drift wood, curios and palm trees.

On your marks for the Nuffield Salford Triathlon 2015 at MediaCityUK

The iconic Nuffield Salford Triathlon is making its way back to MediaCityUK (Sun 26th July) and has a limited number of places left - after signing up a record amount of eager participants. The tri-sport challenge, which has become one of the largest events of its kind in the north-west, offers 1000 triathletes of all abilities, racing on a fast flat course around MediaCityUK, taking in locations such as the new home for ITV’s Coronation Street, the Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry Theatre.

Sky News
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@KayBurley has arrived at @MediaCityUK and will be streaming behind the scenes live on @periscopeco in two minutes!

Tom Syndicate

.@jrmadeley @MediaCityUK is the future!

BBC Radio6
@BBC6Music :

Sunny Easter Monday crowds here on the @MediaCityUK beach @ChrisHawkinsUK in for @BBCRadMac #deckchairs

Hayley Soraya

@TheDockyardMCUK: Is everyone enjoying themselves in the sun @MediaCityUK? Pull up a deckchair and grab a pint #SummerIsHere

Manchester Evening News

Work starts on £20m Tomorrow project at MediaCityUK

More from MediaCityUK

Whats on

The Salford Triathlon - July 26

Prince’s Trust Dragon Boat - 13 June

Quays Festival Mini Burble - 14-18 July

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Brighouse 1940s weekend 5, 6 and 7 June

There is a 1940s weekend coming up on 5, 6 and 7 June in Brighouse, full details below:

Amazing Brighouse 1940's Weekend NEWS!
Brighouse 1940’s Weekend is the premier 1940s event in the country. The whole town centre will be taken over with displays & re-enactments, singing and dancing. It’s all free to enter.
From Friday June 5th to Sunday June 7th the whole town centre will be taken over with displays, re-enactments, music, dance and family entertainment, people in 40s outfits, 40s shop windows and displays of vintage vehicles, re-enactors, singers, dancers, military displays, RAF flyover, a vintage market and parades. Music of the era is performed by top singers on four stages & two dance areas. There will be a fun fair, steam train and donkey rides. 
On Friday night at the Civic Hall, Brandyn Shaw & his Rhythm Makers put on a night of music & dance. At the Central Methodist Church there will be a humorous play about D Day veterans, “Le Grand Return” by Talking Stock Productions.
Saturday sees a variety show at the Civic, with a matinee and evening performances and a dance at the Assembly Rooms featuring the NyteBeat Glenn Miller sound. Sunday night features the Calderdale Big Band.
See www.brighouse1940s or ring 01484 722462. Tickets are available from Harrison Lord, Simply Flowers and Ryecorn Wholefoods in Brighouse or online.
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