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‘On the Road’ struggles under the weight of the acclaimed novel

Published in 1957, Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” defined the Beat Generation. Through his frantic and electric prose, imprinted on a 120-foot long scroll, Kerouac immortalized the Beat elite (counterculture legends), which is made up of poets, artists and kindred spirits. In his film adaptation of the contemporary classic, Walter Salles of “The Motorcycle Diaries,” tries his hand at mastering this literary snapshot of the sexually liberated, integrated, pill-popping pilgrims of the bebop revoluti
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Our Director's Marvellous Wedding

It’s true that at Marvellous Glow, there’s nothing we love more than making events marvellous. That’s why we were thrilled last month when we had the opportunity to help our very own director’s wedding shine. Though the groom hails from London and the bride from Leeds, the idyllic countryside of Newton Grange Farm – based just outside of the market town of Skipton – was the perfect venue for the couple. They both knew right from the beginning of their planning endeavours that they wanted their
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Preview - Tramlines Festival

Sheffield is a Yorkshire city famous for its steel, its trams, and its prodigal sons: the Arctic Monkeys. If you’ve ever wanted to explore the venues in which Alex Turner honed his craft, Tramlines is the perfect opportunity to do so. The annual inner city festival promises a stellar array of music, food and more – minus the swamping mud of Glastonbury, plus a dollop of Henderson’s relish. Here’s our guide to getting the most out of Tramlines: WHEN IS IT? The festival, in its eighth year, runs this weekend from 22-24 July. WHO TO SEE – BY DAY: In Ponderosa Park you’ll find the Main Stage, on which Jurassic 5 will be headlining with their full live band. Other acts topping the bill include Boy in Da Corner Dizzee Rascal, and R&B songstress Kelis, along with indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen and the ever-cool George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic. Madrid girl group Hinds will be bringing their brash guitars and lively stage show here on Sunday. For a more chilled, ethereal experience catch Moon Duo at Sheffield Cathedral, or walk over to the Folk Forest, where you’ll find the wonderfully Welsh former-Pipette, Gwenno, as well as 6 Music favourite C. Duncan and acoustic songbird Marika Hackman. WHO TO SEE – BY NIGHT: Kicking off the festival on Thursday night, Sheffield Hallam alumni Mr Scruff will Keep It Unreal with a five hour DJ set at the legendary Leadmill, while Friday night will see Sheffield native Toddla T taking over the 02 Academy. Championed by Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z, rapper Little Simz will be bringing her bars to a packed out crowd at student stomping ground The Harley, alongside Leeds punk outfit Cowtown. Into the early hours, the likes of Big Narstie, Boddika, Craig Charles, Leon Vynehall, Zed Bias, Zero 7 (DJ set), and Norman Jay MBE will be keeping revellers grooving all night long. WHAT TO DO: There’s something for everyone with the Fringe element of the Festival encapsulating more of the city’s independent venues (including Nation of Shopkeepers sister bar Bungalows and Bears), theatre and musicians. Take advantage of the free Soulful Moves, Indie-Disco and Hip-Hop yoga classes running throughout the weekend. If you’re a film fanatic, head to the Showcase Cinema for a wide-range of screenings, including a showing of Purple Rain in remembrance of Prince, as well as the Northern premiere of Songs of Lahore. And if that’s not enough for you, find an immersive virtual reality experience in the Folk Forest, in collaboration with the charity Shelter. WHERE TO EAT/DRINK: What's on the menu at Tramlines (or 'Scranlines' as it's affectionately named on the festival's website)? Craft and Dough, the Sheffield equivalent of Dough Boys, will be serving up their artisan pizza in Ponderosa Park. The Harley's Twisted Burger Company will be at the Tramlines Fields of Steel Free Street Party at the Moor, with vegan caterers No Bones Jones, and the incredible sounding Yee Kwan Ice Cream. Further afield, Forge Bakehouse (302 Abbeydale Road) providess delicious hangover-fixing breakfasts, while ShyBoy Cantina who operate from the kitchen of The Great Gatsby (73-75 Division Street) serve up the best Mexican food in town. We have our eyes on the pork, kimchi, & sriracha sour cream tacos, and the katsu curry fries. For vegetarians and vegans, why not try Blue Moon Cafe (2 St James Row) for a chilled canteen lunch? Or if it's purely a coffee you're hankering for, try Tamper Coffee (149 Arundel Street) for a taste of New Zealand in the Steel City. WHERE TO STAY: 45 minutes from Leeds by train, Sheffield has great transport links to our City. However, if you fancy making the most of the goings on and having yourself a mini-break in the meantime, Liberty Living Sheffield offers affordable accommodation in the form of unused student rooms. If you’d prefer to enjoy the great Outdoors of the Peak District, Cotton Star Camping is the perfect place to pitch your tent – a stone’ throw from Sheffield City centre. HOW DO I BUY TICKETS? You can purchase tickets at the Wristband Exchange. Day tickets cost £35, Full Weekend Day Only tickets cost £55, while Full Weekend All Day All Night tickets cost £65. After party tickets can be bought for £5 with a wristband. As of Friday 22nd, we are told they still have a few tickets available, but you may want to check before you travel.
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3 Alfresco Summer Wedding Ideas

Summer has officially arrived, and with it comes the season of alfresco weddings. We’re dreaming of bare feet on the grass/ in the sand, watching the sun set with our nearest and dearest, and making memories we’ll never forget. Here are three types of outside ceremonies we’re loving: If you’re a fan of the Great Outdoors, why not get married beneath a canopy? Use our Festoon lights to illuminate the branches of your woodland retreat, or have our Letter Lights spelling out the Bride and Groom’s

Places To Stay in Yorkshire: Glamping at Camp Katur | paperback thrones

It was May, and I was still recovering from a rather wild Bank Holiday weekend. Luckily I'd had the forethought to take the week off work. I needed some time, I'd realised, to relax and rest. This would be the perfect way to do that. Whenever I can, I always love returning to the Bedale/Masham area of North Yorkshire -- it's one of my favourite places in the world. m within its realms I rosily remember back to younger days, riding in cars with boys, and friends, arms out the window as the warm
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Review: SNAP! The Yorkshire Recipebox

The timing of this month’s box couldn’t have been better, considering N & I were in full-on moving house mode (more on that in another post!). Up to the eyeballs with stuff to do, it was such a treat to get home after work on Friday to find everything ready and waiting. That’s the beauty of it – it’s delivered straight to your door via a courier, so you can keep track of it as it winds its way from the heart of North Yorkshire onto your dining table (or coffee table in our case). SNAP!’s

Prints With Feelings: Wedding Gift Idea Guide - Best Unique, Affordable Presents for Couples

It's finally happened! Spring has sprung, and summer is officially around the corner, which can only mean one thing... No, not BBQs, flipflops and t-shirts, although we are VERY excited for those... It is the season of weddings. The season of gorgeous white dresses, ceremonies outside, receptions held under the stars, and the 3 P's: Pimms, Prosecco and Pinterest (and Prints with Feelings!) BUT, what should you buy for the soon-to-be Newlyweds!!? Finding the perfect gift is even more anxiety-ind

Prints With Feelings: Mother's Day with Prints With Feelings: Our Favourite Mummy Bloggers

Here at Prints With Feelings, we know that life doesn t come with a manual but it does come with a Mum! But what if you re a Mum in need of a manual? s Day on the 8th March, and our new Mother d give you the rundown of : Emily Leary, the Mummy in question, uses her amazing blog to share hundreds of delicious recipes that are super easy to make! You'll also find lots of fun giveaways, as well as great features about general life being a Mum. Our current fave post of hers is called ' Mum guilt.

Paperback Thrones: Paperback Thrones' Picks: Leeds International Film Festival #LIFF29

On Thursday night Leeds International Film Festival blazed into Leeds Town Hall, beginning its 29th annual two-week takeover of our city with the film adaptation of Colm Tobin's novel Brooklyn. It was beautiful, emotionally stirring, and a vivid shade of technicolor. It was just a smidgeon of what's to come in the 15 days of LIFF29. Spread out over 16 venues - including Hyde Park Picture House, the Vue in the Light, the Trinity Centre, Left Bank, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds College of Music, Everyman

Paperback Thrones: Let Robin Williams Teach Us Not To Be Silent

Bighearted, funny and vivacious, Genie is the character that most fits the way the world saw Robin Williams. Growing up watching him on hyper-used VHS tapes, I’ll always remember him as the loveable, portly Mrs. Doubtfire, the guy from Jumanji, the zany scientist in Flubber, and the list goes on; he was the caring uncle figure who caused so many of us kids to belly-laugh over the years. I won’t try and pretend I know the ins-and-outs of Williams’ life, but I do know that he suffered painfully w

Paperback Thrones: Why We All Need A Bit Of 'Wild'

As I think is pretty evident from this blog, I’m enamoured with the countryside. Something about tall trees comforts me. My heart pounds with an urbanite rhythm, but the fresh, clean air of a riverside ramble will always be my favourite way to unwind. A few weeks ago, in the midst of a bout of cabin fever, I watchedfor the first time. Have you seen it? If you haven't, you've probably heard of it. It's a film in whichdoes alot of hiking. The movie's an adaptation of the insanely cool and amazing

Paperback Thrones: Beyond Clueless @ Hyde Park Picture House

We catch the train to Burley Park station and step off into the drizzle. I spent loads of time in this area last year, at friends' houses,  parties, and lounging in Hyde Park during the summer months. Now, it feels resoundingly divorced from the Leeds I know as a young professional* living in the city centre (*professional, yeah right). I've kind of missed the rows and rows of red terraced houses, like bleeding gnashers, or a cracked out Coronation Street. It's got a kind of deviant charm, this
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