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Opera North’s New Music Director Opens 2016/17 Season Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp
 
Opera North’s New Music Director Opens 2016/17 Season

Opera North’s New Music Director Opens 2016/17 Season

Autumn arrives at Opera North with a revival of Strauss’s comic masterpiece Der Rosenkavalier before heading into darker territory with two of Puccini’s compelling one-act operas, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica, followed by a new production of Britten’s rarely performed masterpiece, Billy Budd. Der Rosenkavalier pits the intensity and eagerness of romantic young love against […]

Opera North’s New Music Director Opens 2016/17 Season
Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music

Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music

    Cloth Cat (established 1999) is a charity that aims to improve peoples’ lives through music, using music to nurture new skills and create opportunities for those in disadvantaged circumstances, and to help them to develop personally, socially and culturally. Helping people transition from institutionalisation back into the community is central to its aims. […]

Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music
Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp

Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp

  Opera North is holding its first Orchestra Camp, in partnership with the School of Music at the University of Leeds, from 22nd – 26th August.   The camp is open to young people aged 10 and above who already play an orchestral instrument. String players can be at any grade, while woodwind and brass […]

Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp
Get Involved with Meanwood Festival 2017

Get Involved with Meanwood Festival 2017

23 August 2016

This year’s Meanwood Festival was hugely popular with more people enjoying a wide variety of events and the Fun Day being the biggest event Meanwood has ever seen, enjoyed by an estimated 5,000 people. Now it’s time to start planning for next year! Unfortunately, without more help the organisers simply won’t  have the resources to  […]

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Sing with Leeds Festival Chorus

Sing with Leeds Festival Chorus

22 August 2016

Come and Sing Wednesday 28th September 2016 – 7.15pm to 9.30pm St Chad’s Church, Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds, LS16 5JT If you have some singing experience, a good ear and a voice that blends, then treat yourself to a really great evening singing alongside members of Leeds Festival Chorus. Our free open rehearsal will […]

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Inspirational FA Coach Annie Zaidi to Speak at Discrimination Event

Inspirational FA Coach Annie Zaidi to Speak at Discrimination Event

19 August 2016

The Football Association (FA’s) award-winning coach, Annie Zaidi, who was branded “an inspiration” by David Beckham and Les Ferdinand, is set to speak at an event to tackle discrimination in sport at Leeds Beckett University on Friday 9 September. Annie is a South Asian, Muslim, female football coach working in a predominantly male and white […]

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Shappi Khorsandi at City Varieties

Shappi Khorsandi at City Varieties

19 August 2016

      Shappi Khorsandi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain and bringing her new show, Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey to City Varieties Music Hall on Wednesday 21 September. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead […]

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Northern Gas Networks Launch  £50K Community Promises Fund

Northern Gas Networks Launch £50K Community Promises Fund

19 August 2016

  Northern Gas Networks (NGN) have launched a new £50,000 Community Promises Fund to support local communities across the North of England. Leeds Community Foundation (LCF), a charity dedicated to creating positive change in local communities, will manage the new fund and distribute grants to successful applicants. The Fund will offer grants of £1,000 – […]

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Yorkshire Awards Recognise Dr Kate Granger’s Achievements  with New Award

Yorkshire Awards Recognise Dr Kate Granger’s Achievements with New Award

16 August 2016

The Yorkshire Choice Awards, which recognise local people and organisations that are an inspiration in their field, is back for a second year and nominations are now open. This year’s charity partner is The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund, and co-founders, Jo Maltby (#wetherbyhour) and Melanie Malcolm (Yorkshire Ladies Links) hope to raise money for equipment […]

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Clock Ticking for Ward Boundries Consultation

Clock Ticking for Ward Boundries Consultation

15 August 2016

  There is still time for local people to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England where they think new council ward boundaries should be drawn across Leeds. View interactive maps of current ward boundaries at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk The Commission is asking people and organisations for their help to produce a new pattern of […]

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Local Writer’s First Play to be Performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Local Writer’s First Play to be Performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse

12 August 2016

The first play by Yorkshire writer, Charley Miles is to be unveiled in the Barber Studio 13 – 17 September at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Blackthorn is a contemporary, lyrical love story which powerfully reflects local language and landscapes. It tells of the intense bonds that form between the only two children born to a tiny […]

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Bowling Out Domestic Violence

Bowling Out Domestic Violence

12 August 2016

Cricket stars from the men’s and women’s games as well as celebrities, sport stars and politicians will be aiming to ‘Bowl Out Domestic Violence’ when they take to the field at Headingley on Sunday 4th September. Organised by Cricket Beyond the Boundary Line (CBBL) in support of the White Ribbon Campaign, set up to tackle […]

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Museum Staff Take Leading Role in Virtual Reality Installation

Museum Staff Take Leading Role in Virtual Reality Installation

10 August 2016

      Artist Irene Brown is working with Thackray Medical Museum to create a set of virtual reality viewers that visitors will be able to look through and see what the museum building would have looked like in the past when it was a workhouse and a hospital. Museum staff and volunteers play leading […]

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