Set up for a weekend in front of the big screen in Yorkshire

28th Leeds International Film Festival 

28th Leeds International Film Festival (5-20 November) is the largest film event in the North, celebrating the best new and classic cinema from around the world with over 250 screenings across 16 days.

There’s something for everybody in the festival’s five programme strands, including world premieres of new releases (previous years have included Gravity and The King’s Speech), comedy, drama, thrillers, animation, documentaries, music film, short film and horror, sci-fi and cult screenings.

Leeds International Film Festival

LIFF28’s takes place at some of the finest venues across the city, including the Hyde Park Picture House, the independent art house cinema where the festival began over a quarter of a century ago, the luxurious Everyman Cinema in Trinity Leeds and the magnificent Leeds Town Hall.

There’s no better way to spend a dark November evening than to step in from the cold, and experience the bright light of cinema. Please visit

Thought Bubble

The Thought Bubble Festival is the UK’s largest event of its kind – an annual celebration of sequential art in all its forms, including everything from superhero comics to independent and small-press artists and writers.

2014’s festival programme will run from 9th – 16th November, and will include free art and writing based workshops for young people and adults, a two day academic conference, talks and masterclasses led by industry professionals, and a programme of sequential art related film screenings.

This special two day convention includes an incredible line-up of leading artists and writers, and over 300 tables showcasing the best sequential art has to offer. The weekend will also feature portfolio viewings and competitions, as well as a huge cosplay parade. This promises to be one of the best events of its kind in the UK, as comics are being celebrated in style!


Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The BAFTA Qualifying ASFF: Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing short filmmaking. One of the UK’s most exciting site-specific events, this year’s festival will take place in 15 iconic venues across the historic city of York from 6 – 9 November 2014. Moving between medieval halls, galleries, museums and cinemas, ASFF invites audiences to create their own unique viewing experience.


The films span a diverse range of genres from comedy to music video, drama to documentary, and animation to artists’ film. New for 2014, ASFF showcases outstanding works from the fashion and advertising industries, working with London College of Fashion to establish a place for serious discussion about fashion film; its identity, responsibility to society and impact on visual culture. Ridley Scott Associates and Jigsaw will reveal the art of advertising and how filmmakers collaborate with brands.

Love and Vintage in York

Dying to find a wedding fair which screams individuality, creativity and (dare we say it) uniquely inspiring? Then on Sunday 9th November pop down to Merchant Adventurer’s Hall between 11 and 3 for a very special event, York Does Vintage: Wedding Fair.

This vintage wedding fair is brought to you by Britain Does Vintage who are the same organisers of the firm favourite York Does Vintage, so expect a hall full of stands showcasing suppliers of everything from wedding favours, flowers and frocks to live music, hair and beauty, transport and photography – you name it! There will be VIP goody bags for pre-registered brides and grooms (though this fair is FREE), vintage hair demos, live music, a vintage tearoom to ponder those difficult decisions in and creative vintage workshops through the day.detail copy

With the average wedding costing £18,000 theses days it’s a super time to get creative, thrifty and take inspiration from past eras. Handmade weddings are all the rage these days – but that’s because each and every idea can be tailored to the bride and groom’s personal tastes, family traditions and personalities.

So make sure you join in at this lovely vintage wedding fair and learn exactly how to you make sure your wedding is timelessly beautiful, filled with glamorous heart-warming little touches and all within budget!

At the very least – you’ll be able to tick off ‘something old’ on your endless list of pre-wedding jobs!

Go on! Give a nod to the past and get creative.



Seasons Greeting


Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?


Looking for a place to party?

Need to find the best Christmas Markets?

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Then our newly launched Christmas site is exactly what you need for your special Yorkshire Christmas. Also keep an eye out for the advent calendar, where there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs through December!



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