The Arches to go into administration

In news that seemed sadly inevitable, it has been announced that Glasgow nightclub and arts venue The Arches has been left with “no other choice” but to go into administration. The decision was made this afternoon after a meeting between the Arches board of directors. Gordon Kennedy, chairman of the board, issued the following statement: “The Board has …

Olia Hercules brings Ukrainian food to Leeds

Mark Husak of Leeds institution Bundobust is holding a special event with Olia Hercules to celebrate the best in Ukranian cuisine as part of Leeds Indie Food Festival. Here, he explains more.  When I first read about Olia Hercules in The Observer’s Rising Stars Food & Drink 2015 article, I was excited. It was great to …

Guest Blogs April 29, 2015

York: A film lover’s guide

The historic city of York has plenty to offer keen movie buffs all year round. From recognisable locations among the cobbled streets, to large-scale film festivals and top cinephile hang-outs, there is more than enough to keep even the most ardent film fanatic busy. Joel Draba-Mann takes a look at the best venues, events and sights for movie lovers …

A beer lover’s guide to Manchester

Connor Murphy runs Beer Battered, a Manchester site covering all kinds of international beers, as well as events, pubs and home-brewing. Who better to offer a beer lover’s top tips for the city? An introduction Personally, I’ve always had an interest in beer. From the first time I was given a pint of Guinness by …

Birmingham: A beer lover’s guide

With the wider region now home to some of the best breweries around, and top-notch ale flourishing in pubs, restaurants and shops throughout the city, Birmingham Beer Bash director David Shipman serves up his guide to the best ale havens to visit in Brum. Pubs with plenty of beer options A personal favourite is the Craven Arms, which …

Edinburgh: A fashion lover’s guide

Fashion blogger Rosie Steer shares her favourite Edinburgh shops, events and markets – and champions the local designers who are drawing attention from afar In recent years, Edinburgh’s creative fashion and arts communities have been thriving. Though we might have a reputation for being more sartorially conservative than our vibrant sibling along the M8, the Scottish …

Newcastle: A fashion lover’s guide

Forget Georgie Shore. The Newcastle fashion scene is buzzing with talent. Sandra Tang, Marketing and Events Manager for NE1 and blogger at The Chicest, shares her favourite shops, events and designers. The Newcastle fashion scene, despite what you see on Geordie Shore, is actually great. Each year NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week does a street style hunt and …

A beer lover’s guide to Leeds

Leeds has become a veritable haven for ale aficionados in recent times, with a wealth of inviting venues in which to drink and be merry. Something of an expert on the local scene, top beer blogger Leigh Linley presents his guide to the best bars, breweries and outlets in the city. Bars [Friends Of Ham] …

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