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The Unique Wakefield Blog

Blogs about places to try, eating out, shopping guides, local events and interesting happenings

10 Reasons to Live in Wakefield

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Wakefield has something for everyone and Manning Stainton has compiled this list to show you some of the great places you can enjoy when you move.

Posted 21st June 2015

Get Into Wakefield!

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Independently run places are proud to be part of the Wakefield community. We invite you to support your unique local businesses on Saturday 6th and beyond.

Posted 29th November 2014

What's that new thing on Wood Street?!

Eye Wood's neon installation

It all started with the flies back in May. We screen printed a load onto some paper and plastered every single window; all three floors at 12-14 Wood Street completely covered. Nobody had a clue what was going on. And then the flies came down on the ground floor, and Neon Workshops built our amazing window installation. Still, nobody had a clue what was happening.

On the 28th May, on the night of the last Artwalk, we opened our doors for the first time, and before long the place was buzzing....

Posted 26th June 2014

Unique buildings of Wakefield

Civic Quarter of Wakefield

Wakefield has a rich and varied architectural heritage, dating back hundreds of years. The city is home to a number of historic buildings that contribute to the unique character of the local area. Last year Yorkshire was named one of the top places to visit in 2014 and Wakefield’s collection of impressive architecture certainly adds to the appeal of the county as a whole. With this in mind we’ve taken a closer look at several of the city’s notable buildings, and what makes them so remarkable.

Posted 24th March 2014

Unique Wakefield - Looking Back at 2013

Unique Wakefield montage by John Welding

Greetings from Unique Wakefield and a warm welcome to this little review of 2013. The Unique Wakefield Guide has been a great way to promote independent places in our fab little City and to signpost people to their local places. 

'Get into Wakefield' and 'Step Inside' independent places!

Posted 28th December 2013

Unity Hall #1 - Ours! .. be a part of it

Ours! - Unity Hall

Well, may I say how nice it is to be part of Unique Wakefield’s organic branching out and how pleased I am to be able to contribute my little blog entry on behalf of Unity Hall. I look forward to seeing more guest blogging here! ...
Irene Rhodes Follow Me on Twitter @ukereenie

Posted 23rd November 2013