Terrorvision’s Tony takes on an acoustic rebuild

8:00am Friday 14th June 2013

Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright is joining rocker Ricky Warwick for an acoustic tour. Tony and Milly of Terrorvision, aka keyboard player Milton Evans, are collectively known as Acoustic TV and will be co-headlining a tour this summer with Ricky, who rose to prominence with 90s rock band The Almighty and recorded several solo albums before becoming the vocalist with Thin Lizzy and now with Black Star Riders.

Sean Lock stands up for a colourful perspective

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sean Lock

7:00am Friday 14th June 2013

Sean Lock’s trademark blend of absurdism and everyday observation has made him one of the country’s hottest stand-ups, and he promises to make audiences “laugh like a drunken horse” when he brings his new show to Bradford.

Level best from a variety of festival performers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Levellers

8:10am Friday 14th June 2013

Jack Dee, Jools Holland, The Levellers and the Black Dyke Band will all be making an appearance at this year’s Grassington Festival.

Landscapes of the north celebrated in new art show

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hebden Locks

7:00am Friday 14th June 2013

The popularity of landscape painting in commercial art galleries is growing, judging by the frequency with which landscape exhibitions are put on at Brighouse’s Harrison Lord Gallery.

Monumental success is nailed on for artist Marcus

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Marcus Levine at work

12:10pm Friday 19th April 2013

Some artists express themselves in paint iPad drawings, others takes photographs or contrive installations. Marcus Levine nails his subject matter in, well, nails.

Rooted in her musical upbringing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Yorkshire soprano Lesley Garrett

2:29pm Thursday 16th February 2012

If Lesley Garrett had her way, every child in the country would start the day with a song.

Feeling mellow

11:56am Monday 13th February 2012

For the past 20 years or so, the draw to Leeds for me has been music.

Belinda's still on the Go-Go

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Belinda's still on the Go-Go

2:30pm Thursday 26th January 2012

She was the teen punk-turned-pop princess, whose purry vocals and upbeat lyrics epitomised the sunny side of the Eighties.

Inflation control

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Colin Firth, as King George VI, and Helena Bonham Carter, as Queen Elizabeth, in the hugely-successful film The King’s Speech

4:42pm Monday 14th February 2011

Thousands of lifeless dummies are making a valuable contribution to 21st century cinema, thanks to a Yorkshire-based company. Emma Clayton finds out how the ‘inflatable crowd’ is playing a vital role in one of the biggest films of the year

Head in the clouds

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Emma at the controls of the Cessna aircraft on terra firma

4:37pm Monday 14th February 2011

Trial flying lessons offered by Multiflight training centre, near Leeds Bradford International Airport, enable people to experience the thrill of flight firsthand. Emma Clayton takes to the skies above Yorkshire

Dogged by success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford-born Jason Chapman in his Devon studio

4:26pm Monday 14th February 2011

Having your own children is often the spur for some people to kick-start their creative urges, and illustrator Jason Chapman got the inspiration he needed to become a children’s book writer and illustrator when his brood came along, as David Barnett found out

Riding high

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Morrissey

4:14pm Monday 14th February 2011

A television re-make of Yorkshire saga South Riding was filmed at locations across the county, from the streets of Saltaire to the shores of the east coast. Emma Clayton talks to actor David Morrissey, who stars in the drama, and acclaimed screenwriter Andrew Davies, who has adapted it

Chest a story

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joanna with the travel chest of her great aunt that she took on the Lusitania a year before it was sunk

3:10pm Thursday 23rd December 2010

Author Joanna Joslin whose mother grew up in Bradford towards the end of its wool heyday, has an unusual approach to writing her suspense novels. Words and pictures by Matt Clark

Cleopatra's sequel

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Northern Ballet artistic director David Nixon

3:40pm Tuesday 16th November 2010

Northern Ballet is renowned worldwide for innovative interpretations of classical ballets and new productions inspired by literature, film and opera. The Leeds-based company is focusing on Cleopatra for its next major show. Emma Clayton talks to artistic director David Nixon.

Piece work

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David James with some of his mosaic creations

2:15pm Tuesday 16th November 2010

Helen Mead meets an artist who uses traditional methods to create beautiful modern-day mosaics

Out into the sun

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jessica Cope on the ‘set’ of the animation film The Astronomer’s Sun

4:50pm Monday 18th October 2010

Painstaking work over hundreds of hours finally paid off for two animation filmmakers, as Emma Clayton found out

Food for art

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ping Kelly at work on another of her Chinese brush painting creations

4:47pm Monday 18th October 2010

Helen Mead meets a gymnast-turned-artist who is inspired by her Chinese heritage

A different world

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes

4:44pm Monday 18th October 2010

A major period drama heading up television’s autumn season is set in a Yorkshire country house. Emma Clayton finds out why the county has a place in the heart of Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes

Llama parade

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Suzanne out on a trek with holiday makers at Brimham Rocks near her Dales farm home, the base for her trekking business

4:08pm Wednesday 1st September 2010

Walkers are flocking to a small farm in North Yorkshire to enjoy a trek with a difference. Ruth Campbell meets a remarkable farmer’s wife who is bringing a touch of South America to the Dales

The big picture

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Hockney

3:47pm Wednesday 1st September 2010

Jim Greenhalf talks to Bradford-born artist David Hockney about his vision for the future of his own art and that of communication in general in the 21st century

Yorkshire folk

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kate Rusby

2:23pm Friday 6th August 2010

Folk queen Kate Rusby is returning to her native Yorkshire this summer. Emma Clayton talks to the singer about the pull of her Yorkshire roots on her music

Lofty ambitions

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lesley Garrett

3:46pm Friday 18th June 2010

Lesley Garrett credits her Yorkshire upbringing with shaping her career as Britain’s most popular soprano. Emma Clayton talks to the opera star, still on song after 30 years in the business

Join the chorus

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: New members of the chorus at the Bradford Festival Choral Society try out their new-found skills

4:25pm Friday 16th April 2010

Yorkshire has a long tradition of choral singing, rooted in the mills of its industrial past. A historic choral society has been reviving the tradition by holding a crash course in singing. Emma Clayton finds out how ordinary people are learning to make sweet music

A stitch in time

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sandra Howard, from Bradford Cathedral, with one of the ‘William Morris’ altar cloths kept in 9ft wide drawers at the Cathedral

4:29pm Thursday 15th April 2010

Jim Greenhalf reports from an exhibition providing a rare look at some needlework with a curious history

Hooked, line and sinker

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Stephen Cheetham coaches Sally Clifford

3:21pm Thursday 15th April 2010

It’s a mystery to many, but fly fishing is an art, sport and pastime rolled into one, as Sally Clifford found out

Rags to riches

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Diane at work on her rag rug creations

4:53pm Thursday 11th February 2010

Helen Mead discovers that a centuries-old textile craft is still thriving in West Yorkshire

Moo-vie makers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Billy Pearce and the real-live panto cow

3:54pm Monday 7th December 2009

Billy Pearce could be upstaged in Bradford this Christmas – by a scenestealing diva set to milk the applause.

Purls of wisdom

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Knitting expert Lesley Fidler takes another ball of wool in readiness for starting a new knitting project at the guild

3:19pm Monday 7th December 2009

It takes skill, dexterity and concentration, and the end results can be artistic creations as well as functional items of clothing. Knitting is making a big come back from Hollywood stars to university students all keen to get on the bandwagon, as Helen Mead found out

Nice and easel

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sue Brearley, one of six women enjoying the thrill of painting for a hobby, as a welcome distraction from the everyday chores

4:28pm Friday 4th December 2009

Sally Clifford chats to the West Yorkshire women with a shared passion for art.

Close to the wind

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Heather Lulham-Robinson at work on a sail with her husband Peter and son Benjamin at their Ilkley home

4:12pm Friday 4th December 2009

Sally Clifford meets the West Yorkshire family whose hobby is all plain sailing.

Focus on the future

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Derek Boocock

3:15pm Thursday 17th September 2009

Redundancy forced Derek Boocock to change professions and it turned out to be the best thing that happened to him, as Sally Clifford discovers.

Social graces

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Reuben Davison

2:59pm Thursday 17th September 2009

Life in Edwardian Bradford is brought vividly to life in a ‘housewife’s companion’, offering advice on the code of rules crucial to successful social-climbing. Emma Clayton steps back into a ‘lost golden age’.

Literary masterclass

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jo Brand

12:43pm Thursday 17th September 2009

Jo Brand, Will Self, Alan Bennett, Stuart Maconie, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Melvyn Bragg and Joan Bakewell are among the names appearing at the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Wine country

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ruth Madoc, far left, leading the cast in the stage version of Last of the Summer Wine in Bradford

12:42pm Thursday 17th September 2009

Take three eccentric old men, a tin bath, and a Yorkshire hillside and you have the basic ingredients for longrunning sitcom Last of the Summer Wine.

A date with David

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Essex

12:41pm Thursday 17th September 2009

David Essex is on his way to Leeds this autumn.

Strictly great dancing

12:40pm Thursday 17th September 2009

From sizzling Argentinian tango to classical ballet, there are treats in store for dance lovers at Bradford theatres this autumn.

Embrace the beat

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mike Heaton

12:19pm Thursday 17th September 2009

After a decade of touring the world and making hit records, West Yorkshire band Embrace took a well-earned break. But drummer Mike Heaton has been busier than ever, helping new bands get started and opening a club, The Hop. He talks to Emma Clayton about his mentoring work and how he’s giving new acts chance to showcase their talents in his venue.

Novel approach

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Pratchett

12:07pm Thursday 17th September 2009

The author of the bestselling Discworld series of books visited Bradford to be honoured by the city’s university. David Barnett met him.

In sharp focus

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Steve Abbott

3:55pm Friday 17th July 2009

Never before has so much attention been lavished on Yorkshire as a county and Bradford as a city in particular after its award as being the Unesco World City of Film. Jim Greenhalf looks at what impact that and other titles will have on the tourist and economic aspects

Feel the beat

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tim  Walker at work in his new Bradford recording studio, promoting local musical talent to a wider audience

3:46pm Friday 17th July 2009

Jim Greenhalf meets the former glam rock guitarist celebrating 21 years of music and mentoring

Many strings to Seth's bow

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Seth Lakeman

3:38pm Friday 17th July 2009

Emma Clayton talks to folk hero Seth Lakeman about what influences his songwriting – and why a Yorkshire village might be his next inspiration

Afternoon delight

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Haley Collis and Sue France enjoy a refreshing cuppa of afternoon tea at The Great Victoria Hotel in Bradford

3:17pm Friday 17th July 2009

It started with a between-meals treat in a Duchess’s boudoir – and now it’s a fashionable indulgence. Emma Clayton looks at the genteel trend of afternoon tea, and finds out how a Yorkshire hotel has revived the tradition

Slow speed ahead

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Fitch at the helm of his canal narrowboat near Gargrave

2:43pm Friday 17th July 2009

Holidaymakers are learning how to steer canal boats, thanks to narrowboat skipper David Fitch. Emma Clayton joins him for a cruise along the waterways into the Yorkshire Dales

Family musical

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Connoe Fisher stars in The Sound of Music at the Alhambra

2:04pm Friday 17th July 2009

The Bradford Alhambra will be filled with the Sound of Music when the classic musical rolls into town for a month-long run.

Extra special

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mickey Thompson

3:59pm Friday 17th July 2009

Michael Thompson had never acted in his life when he spotted a job advert for a TV advert. Now he’s a regular on film sets, rubbing shoulders with A-list stars. Emma Clayton talks to him about life as an extra

In total harmony

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chloe Hanslip, violin soloist with the Orchestra of Opera North

2:06pm Friday 17th July 2009

The 144th Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season is packed with some of the world’s top orchestras, conductors and soloists.

Fabric of life

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Linda Dewart with one of her peices of work

12:39pm Tuesday 30th June 2009

The heritage and history of a landmark Yorkshire mill is reflected in striking artwork using fabrics originally woven there. Emma Clayton finds out more

The sound of success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Connie Fisher as Maria and the von Trapp children in The Sound of Music

4:17pm Thursday 25th June 2009

Yorkshire will be alive with the Sound of Music for the first time in a quarter of a century this summer, thanks to West End producer David Ian. Emma Clayton meets the man described as the most influential figure in UK theatre, who has brought several smash hit shows to the region this year

Show time comes round again

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Great Yorkshire Show is a great day out

4:01pm Thursday 25th June 2009

The Great Yorkshire Show – the North’s leading agricultural event – runs from Tuesday, July 14, to the following Thursday, on the Great Yorkshire Showground on the edge of the spa town of Harrogate.

Go with the flow at York festival

4:02pm Thursday 25th June 2009

York is fortunate in its river network, with the Ouse and Foss running through the heart of the city. They play an important part in the history of York, because without them there would not have been the Viking and Roman settlements, the legacy of which attract thousands of tourists every year.


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