For shopping, nightlife and culture, Leeds has been Yorkshire’s go-to city, whilst its North Yorkshire neighbour has been providing for tourists and nice days out. But now there seems to be a bit of a revolution brewing in York, with increasing independents popping up in the city to add a cool vibe to its original charm.
York has transformed from quaint tourist town to a happening city in recent years. As a restaurateur who mentors, curates and sells art, I sense that the vibrancy and rapid growth of the independent food scene is going hand in hand with the offerings in the arts and culture.
In this issue, we celebrate the many local folk who are doing amazing things uniting them and sharing their music, food and love with the county. None of this, of course, is what the great bard meant in 1601, but in 2018, Leeds and York are definitely playing on and eating it!