A Take That tribute night at Weetwood Hall

If you’re a fan of the revived 1990’s boyband Take That, but you can’t quite stretch to the eye-wateringly expensive ticket price to see them in concert – visit Weetwood Hall in Leeds this May for the next best thing, and we really do mean the very next best thing!

Rule the World are not only the UK’s best and most popular Take That tribute act, but they have also been given the thumbs-up by Take That frontman Gary Barlow himself, who described them as “brilliant”.

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Yorkshire moves into top gear: Tour de Yorkshire 2015

The next couple of weeks are set to be hugely exciting for Yorkshire, as it will host the first ever Tour de Yorkshire. There only a matter of days left before this cycling event, modelled of course on the world-famous Tour de France, kicks off in Bridlington.

Here’s a quick guide to each stage of this thrilling 3-day event, with routes taking in some of the very best and most scenic spots for cycling in Yorkshire:

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What’s on at Leeds First Direct Arena in the forthcoming months

There are many reasons to visit Leeds, but one of the biggest draws for many visitors are the gigs and music in Leeds – and it all happens at the Leeds First Direct Arena. There are, of course, lots of different venues to enjoy live music and events in Leeds, but the Arena, being one of the biggest and best, attracts the top names from around the world.

Music at the First Direct Arena this summer

Live music enthusiasts are in for a real treat this summer, with artists and bands such as Olly Murs (20th April), Pharrell Williams (12th June), John Legend (1st July), and exciting newcomer Ben Howard (23rd April) all headlining the Leeds Arena this summer. Between June and October, you can rock out with 5 Seconds of Summer, Fall Out Boy and rock legends Fleetwood Mac, as well as enjoying the incredible voices of Bette Midler, Neil Diamond, The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – not all in one show, sadly, although that would be sensational!

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An interview with Howard Barnett: Making the most out of a wedding photographer

Following on from our blog on what to look for in a wedding photographer, Weetwood Hall had the pleasure of catching up with Howard Barnett, one of the north of England’s most acclaimed wedding photographers.

From what he loves about wedding photography to providing advice for brides and grooms-to-be about finding a quality photographer for their big day, have a read our interview with the fabulous Yorkshire photographer, Howard Barnett.

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How to identify a quality real ale










Real ale, also known as cask ale, is really taking off in British bars, and not just in traditional pubs. Trendy bars and ‘drinkeries’ in vibrant city centres and urban environments are all racing to keep up with demand for a pint of the good stuff. But what really makes a quality real ale? If you’re tasting your very first pint of beer, how do you know what to look out for?

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