Hanging Baskets – Easy Peasy

Hi everyone and welcome to the next instalment of my gardening blog and we are talking hanging baskets, so let’s get started. Nothing screams summer quite like hanging baskets and it is one type of gardening that everyone can do. The tips I put on here can easily be applied to pots and containers so I look forward to see ...

Furry Dice

Hi, my name's Graham and I have a confession. I'm a caraholic. For many in the gay community, the car is simply a means of getting from A to B, to go shopping or visiting friends - the sort of people for whom the height of technical knowledge, maintenance and overall interest in 4 wheeled mechanical vehicles involves nothing more ...

Miss Nightingale

Friday 25th April saw the Yorkshire Bears heading off to Leeds City Varieties, a charming little theatre just off Briggate that has roots dating back to 1760, when the White Swan coaching Inn was built and had a singing room. The performance the bears went to see certainly had lots of singing in it! Miss Nightingale, a fantastic musical set ...
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Gardening for All

Hi Guys and welcome to what I hope is the first of many monthly blogs about Gardening for all you bears that love gardening, whether you have an acre or just a window box.  I should really start by introducing myself, my name is Ste Green and have lived in god's own county for over ten years and have been ...

Flipboard Magazine Launched

If you’re reading this on a tablet or smartphone, then why not subscribe to the recently-launched Yorkshire Bears magazine using the Flipboard app? Our magazine combines all the great content from the website and blog with the best of our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. To subscribe is simple: just follow this link on your phone or tablet and you …

T-Shirt Range Expands

Yorkshire Bears come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re very pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, we have now made a limited number of ‘small’ sized T-shirts available, just one in each variation, to compliment the rest of our range. We’ve been blown away with the number of …

The Beary Hairy Past

The Yorkshire Bears are proud to welcome our newest blogger to the fold! A southern boy from the US (Georgia to be exact) turned Yorkshire boy, Dustin Neighbors moved to the British Isles in September 2011 to pursue his dream of living and studying in England. Starting out in Norwich, Dustin completed his MA and moved to Yorkshire, specifically …

Horse Meat Disco

What a night to kick start the Easter break! The Yorkshire Bears certainly let their hair down and got out their dancing shoes to enjoy a fantastic night at Horse Meat Disco, at Distrikt Bar, Leeds. The venue was packed with a mix of hedonistic clubbers, gay, straight and anything in between, eager to start the long weekend as …

Pigeon Hole Comedy

Any comedy night that costs less than a fiver usually suggests it’s not going to be great, after all – you get what you pay for, right? Not with Pigeon Hole, you don‘t – you get more. Because for £3 entry you get a professional headliner and some of …

The New Conservatory

This venue is nestled away on Albion Place, and has been there for quite some time just gently ticking over, but has recently been taken over by new management who have done quite some work on relaunching and establishing the bar as an eligible ‘casual’ restaurant choice. Despite having garlic king prawns, brushetta, moules mariniere and Spanish tortilla included within …

A Disabled Fable

Hello….erm testing, is this on? It is? Excellent! Right, well I’m Gary, some of you may have seen me around the group, and some of the few local events I have attended, if not *doffs cap* I want to start by telling you all a little bit about …

A Piece of Cake with Les Simpson

My name is Les Simpson, I’m 44, and started baking at an early age, learning everything I know from my mother, so baking as always been a part of my life. Up until twelve months ago my baking had tailed off a little, then someone asked if I could make a birthday cake for them, so off I started again. …

Holiday Selfie Contest

We’re excited to announce the launch of our Summer Selfie Contest! The rules are simple: all you have to do is slip on your Yorkshire Bears t-shirt and take a fantastic selfie.  It could be anywhere, at home or abroad, maybe surrounded by celebrities at the Oscars, or even somewhere completely inappropriate like Nelson Mandela’s funeral.  Actually, no, those two …

1000th Facebook Membear

On Wednesday 9th of April 2014, at 9am sharp, The Yorkshire Bears reached a new milestone and welcomed our one thousandth Facebook group membear. Since the launch of the new website, membership has grown exponentially, and we are now without doubt the fastest growing bear social group in the UK.  Yorkshire Bears founder Geoff Widdop, 49, paused between mouthfuls of …

Yorkshire Relish

Social groups are a great way to meet new people whilst simultaneously visiting interesting places, and Yorkshire Relish has been bringing people together in this fashion for twenty years. Not only is it exclusively for the LGB community but collectively the members of this amicable club have, over the years, visited most of the restaurants that make Leeds such a …

Tim Hecker/Karen Gwyer

Launch night of the new website, the shop is online and the knackered staff at Yorkshire Bears Towers are heading off into Leeds for a bit of well-earned R+R. Well, when we say R+R we actually mean a night of experimental noise art with Montreal-based electronic musician Tim Hecker. We’ve been waiting to see …

Yorkshire Bears – Reform

On 14 March 2014, over thirty Yorkshire Bears members got to together in Reform Bar, Leeds for an evening of beer and free pizza. It was fantastic to see some familiar faces in attendence, and to welcome some brand new membears into the fold. Bears and food are never far apart and as you can imagine this event went down ...

Welcome

Hi, Geoff here… I’d like to personally thank you all for taking the time to visit our new website and hope you enjoy it. This post marks the start of our regularly updated blog which will focus on all sorts of subjects from food music, nights out, reviews, to just generally expanding ‘bear horizons’.  If you have any ideas, or ...