Leeds & Sheffield Bank Holiday Weekend!

Leeds & Sheffield Bank Holiday Weekend!

The August Bank Holiday is made for a long weekend of live music, food and drink. The holiday marks the ending of summer, so make the most of it with these great events in two of Yorkshire’s major cities; Leeds and Sheffield, both famed for their great music events and excellent bars!

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Leeds 

Leeds Festival 26-28th: One of the country’s biggest music festival, with headline acts this year including Biffo Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Foals, Disclosure, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Imagine Dragons.

Temple Newsam Beer Festival 26-29th: Temple Newsam Park’s first ever beer festival, offering an excellent selection of beers and ciders, as well as delicious food and children’s activities within it’s beautiful park.

Soak & Up Yer Ronson, Mint Warehouse, 27th: Spice up your bank holiday with Mint’s end of summer day and night party, with a line up full of the best house acts around.

Chebfest, The Library, 27th: Celebrating women in heavy metal with a line up of female-fronted metal bands and burlesque acts.

Merrion Street Festival, 28th: A long weekend of fun activities and events where all the bars along the strip open their doors for a proper street festival.

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The Garden Party, The Faversham, 28th: It’s not a bank holiday in Leeds without a Garden Party. The Faversham’s famous day and night party will return with Alan Fitzpatrick, Denis Sulta and Dusky.

Insomnifest, Beaverworks, 28th: For their 5th birthday, Insomnifest have loads of top DJs and six different areas to party in.

Northern Soul Bank Holiday Special, Smokestack, 28th: A more chilled way to spend your bank holiday with good old soul music you can really dance to.

Black Music Festival, Potternewton Park, 28th: An open air concert hosting the best reggae, hip-hop, grime, gospel, afrobeat and r&b artists. The perfect warm up for…

Leeds West Indian Carnival, Potternewton Park, 29th: A day of live music, entertainment, fantastic costumes, food and drink, along with the colourful parade through Chapeltown.

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Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival, Barnsley, 25-29th: If you’re a foodie you’ll love this festival; as well as delicious food stalls there will be demonstrations, workshops, live music and activities for children.

The Velvet Burlesque, Library Theatre, 25-28th: A fantastic and flamboyant burlesque and cabaret festival with excellent shows as well as workshops and classes!

Bank Holiday Pimm’s Cocktail Weekender, Malin Bridge Inn, 26-28th: End the summer with a weekend full of cocktails, live DJs and a BBQ at this three day party.

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August Bank Holiday Beer Festival, West Street Ale House, 27-29th: A weekend full of the best craft beers, cask ales and live music; perfect for real beer lovers.

Dirty House Party, The Harley, 27th: What The Harley does best; an epic night of the best house music with DJ ej and Ste Haley.

Big Soul Night, Sheffield City Hall, 27th: A fantastic night of the best soul music, with three rooms hosting northern soul, Motown hits and modern soul anthems.

Live music @ Leopold Square, 27-28th: Two evenings of chilled live music, with Danny Maddocks’ soulful sound on Saturday, and a jazzy Sunday afternoon with The Big Swing.

The Charged Garden Party, Dam House, 28th: An all day and night party celebrating the Dam House 10th birthday, with a special after party until 6am.

Roger Sanchez & Late Nite Tuff Guy, Area, 28th: A bank holiday special with these two top artists and other great DJs, set to be an amazing night of house and techno.

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Living in Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Living in Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Chapel Allerton is one of the most sought after spots in Leeds, withits own community of shops, bars, restaurants and events. Our one bedroom apartment in the Allerton Croft development will give you access to all of this, whilst being only 10 minutes from Leeds city centre.

Property

The apartment boasts a bright, open-plan living area, with a modern finished kitchen through an archway, helping to keep the two areas separate whilst still open and spacious. The kitchen is complete with integrated appliances including a stainless steel oven/hob, washer/dryer, and tall fridge/freezer. The kitchen area is fitted with laminate flooring for easy cleaning, whilst the lounge area is fully carpeted for a cosy feel.

The double bedroom of the apartment is fully carpeted and benefits from a spacious built in wardrobe. The modern tiled bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as a mirror over the sink and a towel rail. The property has a secure entry system for extra security, and parking facilities are situated within the communal grounds.Chapel2

Location

Allerton Croft is situated next to the beautiful PotternewtonPark, just a short walk from the centre of Chapel Allerton, which has a village-like feel with its own high street with unique shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and so much more. Chapel Allerton is a charming, sought-after area with a great community spirit, and offers excellent access to the buzzing city centre of Leeds, which can be reached by car or public transport in just 10 minutes. Neighbouring suburbs include Headingley, Roundhay and Moortown.

 

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Best bits

  • Culture – Inkwell Arts, Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton Library
  • Every day essentials – Tesco express, Esso, Lidl, The Co-op, Natwest, HSBC, Yorkshire Bank, Allerton Medical Centre, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Public Health Resource Centre
  • Exercise – Yoga Kula, Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym, Elevations Academy for Dance, Scott Hall Leisure Centre
  • Parks – Potternewton Park, Chapel Allerton Park, Roundhay Park
  • Cafes – Nichols Vegetarian Deli, Crust & Crumb, The Sunshine Bakery, House of Koko, Opposite Cafe
  • Restaurants – Sukhothai, Aagrah, Siam Oriental, Casa Mia, Pinche Pinche Mexican, El Bareto, The Olive Tree, The Hummingbird, Sami’s Moroccan, Boss Burgers
  • Pubs/bars – Zed Bar, The Manor, The Hub, The Mustard Pot, The Regent, The Bay Horse In, Further North, The Woods, The Nags Head, The Three Hulats, Kith & Kin, The Pit, Veuve Bar De Champagne
  • Independent shops – The Pink Banana, Chirpy, Angels Too, Casablanca, New Collection, Armadillo Toys, Oaks, Fit to Bust, Rustic Pine, Sugar & Rhubarb, Form Bespoke Jewellers
  • Specialist shops – Simply Cakes, George & Joseph Cheesemongers, Tarbett’s Fishmongers, Neil Smith Butchers, The Perfumed Garden
  • Salons – Cutting Room Creative, Lucy Craske Health & Beauty Salon, Cold Bath Barber Shop, David Michael Hair, Mod Salons, Moriarty’s Hair Salon, Salon Style, Pout Beauty Salon, Beauty Spot, Jon Kinsey Salon, @ the Salon, Emerald Hair & Beauty, Noveau Nails, Aone Beauty Salon

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Events

  • The North Leeds Food Festival – 19 to 21 August – Roundhay Park
  • Seven Bar Sounds live acoustic – 23 August – Seven Arts
  • 8th Birthday weekend – 27 & 28 August – The Mustard Pot
  • Leeds West Indian Carnival – 29 August – Potternewton Park
  • Chapel Allerton Short Film Festival – 29 August – Seven Arts
  • Festival Words (An Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word) – 30 August – Seven Arts
  • Chapel Allerton Arts Festival – 29 August to 4 September – Chapel Allerton
  • Leeds International Beer Festival – 8 to 11 September – Leeds Town Hall
  • Saltaire Brewery Beer Festival – 9 September – County Works, Bradford
  • Yoga Foundation Workshop – 10 September – Yoga Kula
  • On Roundhay live concert – 17 September – Roundhay Park

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Living in Newton Kyme, Tadcaster

Living in Newton Kyme, Tadcaster

This stunning new build, four bedroom home is perfect for larger families, and ideally located on the modern Burden Mews development in the beautiful village of Newton Kyme, just half an hour from York, Leeds and Harrogate.

Property

0 (4)The living room of this property is bright and spacious due to a set of patio doors that lead out into the large, private garden,making this property ideal for entertaining family and friends, especially in the summer months. The beautiful, contemporary kitchen is finished to a high standard with wood-effect worktops and white gloss units, fitted with oven/hob and extractor fan. There is plenty of space for a dining table and chairs, ideal for enjoying sit down family meals. The property also boasts off-road parking and a large rear garden.

The long entrance hall to the stairs is where a storage cupboard providing extra 0 (5)space and the separate W.C, which helps to ease the morning rush, are located. The large family home comprises four spacious bedrooms, two doubles and two singles, all fully carpeted and with plenty of space for storage. The master bedrooms enjoys the whole of the top floor, and additionally benefits from en-suite with shower. There is also a modern family bathroom with cream marble-effect tiling, complete with a white three-piece suite including over-the-bath shower.

Location

The Burden Mews development is set in Newton Kyme, a delightful village near Tadcaster. Boston Spa is on the door step, with Leeds, Harrogate and York all just half an hour away, and easily accessible from the A1 and A64. The development is located next to Newton Kyme Hall and St Andrew’s Church, and close to the River Wharfe with stunning countryside views. The village has OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAa great community spirit and is the perfect place to raise your family.

The closest towns to Newton Kyme are Tadcaster and Boston Spa, offering local amenities such as good schools, shops, restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities. Tadcaster is just a 5 minute drive away or 20 minutes by bus, and Boston Spa 10 minutes by car or bus. There are also many sporting opportunities in the area including the Toulston Polo Ground, Lordswood Cricket School and even the Leeds United training ground, with Bramham Park also situated close by. This lovely location gives you the best of everything; the quiet village life, amenities in local towns, and easy access to the great cities of Yorkshire!

For a fun family day out or weekend away, the Howardian Hills (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is a 50 minute drive, Yorkshire Dales National Park 90 minutes, and the seaside town of Bridlington just 1 hour 20 minutes! Newton Kyme also has good transport links with regular bus services to nearby towns and cities, and just 10 minutes away from the nearest train station in Ulleskelf.

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Horsforth – Stylish City and Suburban Living

Horsforth – Stylish City and Suburban Living

Recently named as one of the best places to live, the highly sought after Leeds external (1)suburb of Horsforth is the ideal place to live if you want a calm and beautiful suburban setting, as well as easy access to the city life.

Property

15 Glenwood Villas is a two-bedroom, upper floor apartment, situated in a beautifully converted hotel with listed building simage8tatus. This cosy apartment features a great open-plan living area, with a modern kitchen fully fitted with white goods and vinyl flooring, as well as a striking sloping ceiling with a Velux skylight image4window. The lounge area also features a large bay window overlooking stunning landscaped gardens. The spacious double bedrooms are fitted with carpet and wardrobes, and the high quality, white three-piece bathroom has a bath and separate shower cubicle. Number 15 also has a large hallway with fitted storage and an allocated parking space.image2

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Location

Glenwood Villas has access to the beautiful landscaped gardens which provide lovely views from the apartments, and also overlooks the stunning Newlay Valley. Glenwood offers a tranquil setting, whilst only being a short distance from the local shops, eateries and bars. Horsforth is a historical town and has a rich heritage, with the Village Museum hosting collections and displays illustrating life in the suburb. The location of this Horsforth hall parkproperty makes the most of the open green spaces, with Cragg Hill parks, Bramley Fall Park and Horsforth Hall Park all being situated nearby. If you fancy a trip to the city, Horsforth Railway Station is only a 5 minute journey away, giving you easy access to the vibrant city of Leeds, also making it ideal for commuters. Horsforth is also surrounded by other fantastic Leeds suburbs including Bramley, Kirkstall and Headingley, and is just a short journey from Leeds/Bradford airport!

Events

Whether you’re a foodie, into the arts or love live music, there’s a whole range of amazing events going on around Horsforth and Leeds this summer!