Student welcomed into Ghanaian Culture

Gareth Robinson, second year Sport and Exercise Science student, spent six weeks making a difference last summer in Ho, Ghana. Gareth volunteered on a joint project between our University and charity, KickStart Ghana (KSG), an organisation set up by a Ghanaian and two British Trustees who are passionate about people in Ghana having every opportunity …

What’s the deal with Hollywood’s reluctance to use non-American actors?

What’s the deal with Hollywood’s reluctance to use non-American actors? Written by Tanisha Johnson   While tightly holding onto a bag of popcorn my eyes were glued to the screen watching 2015 film ‘Concussion’ directed by Peter Landesman. The film tells the story of Dr Bennet Omalu and his struggle as he investigates the link …

What makes up the Leeds Northern Quarter?

Situated just up from Briggate around The Grand Arcade, the Northern Quarter is a patch with its own unpretentious vibe. To many the NQ is a relatively new name for the area. I spoke to a few random passers-by on the streets around the Northern Quarter; many said ‘Where’s that?’ but with perhaps a begrudging …

What’s on in Leeds

    TheMet Online’s guide of cultural things to do in Leeds this week (Monday 29th October  – Sunday 4th November 2012). Theatre Showing at Leeds Grand Theatre this week are three productions by Opera North. Faust; a man of middle age who has grown tired of life and yearns only for sensual pleasure and for his lost youth. The Makropulos …

What’s on in Leeds

    TheMet Online’s guide of cultural things to do in Leeds this week (Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th October 2012). Theatre Lady Boys of Bangkok  continue performing their  new show ‘Carnival Queens‘ on Millennium Square. Be enticed to join the festivities by the entourage as they parade through comedy, cabaret, capers and carnival beats all under the …

What’s on in Leeds

    TheMet Online’s guide of cultural things to do in Leeds this week (Monday 15th – Sunday 21st October 2012). Theatre Lady Boys of Bangkok  are performing their  new show ‘Carnival Queens‘ on Millennium Square. Be enticed to join the festivities by the entourage as they parade through comedy, cabaret, capers and carnival beats all under …

What’s on in Leeds

    TheMet Online’s guide of cultural things to do in Leeds this week (Monday 1st – Sunday 7th October 2012). Theatre It’s almost 60 years since the world-famous variety show The Good Old Days first aired on the BBC from City Varieties. It was a huge success and ran for 30 years; the audience would …

What’s on in Leeds

    TheMet Online’s guide of cultural things to do in Leeds this week (Monday 17th – Sunday 23th September 2012). Theatre Guys and Dolls is at West Yorkshire Playhouse from Saturday 22nd September. The production is set in 1950s New York; it is a love story, entwined with a sense of moral duty and tales of the …

What’s on in Leeds

    TheMet Online’s guide of cultural things to do in Leeds this week (Monday 10th – Sunday 16th September 2012). Theatre The spectacular new production of Phantom of the Opera is at Leeds Grand Theatre until Saturday 15th September. This new version of a thrilling classic is highly recommended – if theatre’s your thing …

Review: Avengers Assemble.

Plot: The ultimate super-hero film comes alive as the team known as The Avengers assemble in order to defeat Asgardian God of Mischief,  Loki, and his army of otherworldly beings, in order to save our planet. However, will they easily band together? Or will their strong personalities and individual expertise be their downfall? Review: Bringing together six …