The Fairytale of New Yorkshire

Friday 11th December!



Apologies for the radio silence these past couple of weeks, but oh me my, what fun we have planned for our 2015 Christmas Doooo, “The Fairytale of New Yorkshire“… AND for that matter, what fun we’re having planning it! This is not gonna be some standard, badly thought through, end of year/Chrimbo bash with some crap ABBA cover act, a rubbish turkey roast and small glasses of overpriced house red available for the hordes. This is The Fairytale of New Yorkshire, bringing you the best of New York, and Yorkshire in one festive event/gig-wrapped-up-like-a-present package.

(It’s still pretty badly thought through tbh but don’t tell anyone… Let us keep our intense veneer of professionalism!)

Secrets We’re Spilling Now…

Venue: Canal Mills

Our venue is the delightful Canal Mills. They’ve just come out of a most wonderful brewers market, and assure us that their bar will be even more wonderfully stocked with the most awesome range of craft beers and more from local favourites to exotic wonders. And it’s going to look luuuuurvely in there.

The Top 5 Things To Do In New York(shire) At Christmas

Throughout the evening, you will have the chance to take part in the top 5 things to do in NYC at Christmas, right here in God’s Own County. We don’t want to reveal all at this stage, but if you want to suggest, or pontificate, well, that’s what the comment section below is for innit. [winks]


Obvs… we’re playing. So there’s that, but better still…. > Have you ever seen New York Brass Band? Well, if not… you’re gonna. And they’ll make your heart jump with their awesomeness and general shenanigans. We spent a week with them up at Durham BRASS Festival over the summer, and so ace was it that we’re bringing this great Yorkshire collaboration home to Leeds. Say howdy to ’em on twitter.

Plenty more news on music schtuff in the coming days


Manjit’s Kitchen – nothing shouts New York more than Leeds’ best purveyor of Indian Street Food. TWITTER
Grub and Grog – selling the most amazing crumpets your fevered imagination can imagine! TWITTER
Laynes – Have you ever tasted a flat white better than a Laynes flat white? Me neither. Get me a Cwaaaffeee! Laynes on Twitter!
Pizza bus! – We’re thinking New York/Italian. Tasty, and hearty. Awesome pizza and boozey burgers. An ideal NYC Chrimbo nibble! TWITTER

We’re going to be asking things of you

We’ll post about this separately, but over the next couple of weeks, we hope some of you will be up for helping us out with a few bits and bats. Think of all things Christmas, all things Yorkshire, all things New York, and you’ll be starting to get the idea. NYC road signs, got a giant Christmas tree? Maybe you’ve got a enough Mecano to build life-size Brooklyn Bridge? Or maybe you can simply bring us all a Reuben for lunch… like NOW, that’d be ace!

What’s Next?

Tickets are selling great for this little beauty but this is definitely an event where the more tickets we sell the more Christmas madness we can unleash! If you’re considering buying tickets or exhorting your friends to come it would be awesome if you could do so as soon as possible so we know exactly how many fire breathing dancing reindeer we can afford to hire! To make things a little easier for you…
Tickets for The Fairytale of New Yorkshire
The Fairytale of New Yorkshire Facebook event,

miss this once in a lifetime (welllll, at least ’til next Chrimbo) opportunity to come to our last show of the year. Bring your Mum, or a cousin. It’s going to be 14+ friendly (though obviously no Punk IPA for the under 18s!)
– Lift sharing! If you’d like to come but you’re not sure exactly how to get to and from Canal Mills… or if you’ve a spare seat in your car/pillion on your motorbike/backie pegs on your BMX, drop a comment in below, or on FB, or on Twitter… If we can hook you up with travel buddies, we will!

Aaaaand with that, I’m outahere!

We’ll keep sneaking extra news out over the next couple of weeks, but for the meantime, if you can help us to spread the word, that’d be verrrrry much appreciated. Peace!

[SINGS] The holidays are comin’, The Holidays Are Comin’, THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMIN’, THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMIN’,

It’s always Hope and Social

NB Hope and Social are not associated with, nor do they endorse the use of any fizzy drink brand


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Tim Collins
November 21, 2015 at 7:35 pm

I could bring a big apple and tell a tale and very willing to add an uncoordinated hand :)

Sarah Christie
November 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Hiya… Chris and I are heading up, so if there is anything that we can do to help just let us know!

Rich Huxley
November 25, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Thanks lovelies! We’ll hit you up when we know what it is that we need doing! ;)

November 26, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Event now up on Leeds Inspired!!!

Lucy Barrow
December 3, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Lemme know if you need a hand with owt lovely! x

December 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Thanks darlin’s! We’ll harangue you shortly. ;)

December 8, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Hi will there be any more tickets released or any available on the door please?

Rich Huxley
December 9, 2015 at 11:48 am

Ta daaaah! >