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Mitzi Cunliffe – The Sculptor Behind the BAFTA Mask Shoddy: Textile Art Exhibition by Disabled Artists Launches in Leeds KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
 
Mitzi Cunliffe – The Sculptor Behind the BAFTA Mask

Mitzi Cunliffe – The Sculptor Behind the BAFTA Mask

Mitzi Cunliffe created the famous BAFTA mask trophy that has been awarded to the great and the good of the film and TV worlds for more than 60 years. But the work of sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe seems of have  been overlooked ever since. Now the University of Leeds hopes to redress this by collaborating with […]

Mitzi Cunliffe – The Sculptor Behind the BAFTA Mask
Shoddy: Textile Art Exhibition by Disabled Artists Launches in Leeds

Shoddy: Textile Art Exhibition by Disabled Artists Launches in Leeds

   Shoddy is the name for new cloth made from woollen waste and recycled fabric. This original meaning is now largely unknown, and the word has come to mean of inferior quality, shabby or broken-down. This is the starting point for a project by disabled artists working with woollen or other yarns and fabrics, or […]

Shoddy: Textile Art Exhibition by Disabled Artists Launches in Leeds
KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents the first UK museum exhibition by KAWS, the renowned American artist, whose practice includes painting, sculpture, printmaking and design. The exhibition takes place 6 February–12 June. The exhibition, in the expansive Longside Gallery and open air, features over 20 works: commanding sculptures in bronze, fibreglass, aluminium and wood alongside large, bright […]

KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Opening Skinner’s Box: Psychological Experimentation on Stage at WYP

Opening Skinner’s Box: Psychological Experimentation on Stage at WYP

04 May 2016

Opening Skinner’s Box, a new production investigating great psychological experiments of the twentieth century, opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse this week and runs until Saturday 14 May. Inspired by the mesmerising book by Lauren Slater, Opening Skinner’s Box is a whistle-stop tour of the scientific quest to make sense of what and who we are, […]

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LS6 Beer Festival and Amazing Graze Return to LeftBank

LS6 Beer Festival and Amazing Graze Return to LeftBank

03 May 2016

LeftBank Leeds has partnered with Northern StrEats to present the sixth LS6 Beer Festival from Thursday 5th – Saturday 7th May. Plus, due to popular demand, Amazing Graze returns on Sunday 8th May. Set in the stunning surroundings of LeftBank you can listen to bands and DJs and play board games, whilst enjoying the finest […]

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SWARM: Riptide Brings New Nightclub Experience to Leeds

SWARM: Riptide Brings New Nightclub Experience to Leeds

27 April 2016

    Leeds-based immersive theatre company Riptide is about to transforme Studio24 on Mabgate into SWARM, a nightclub, and is inviting visitors to explore the fading glory of a once great spot. You arrive in an unfamiliar end of town, in front of an unwelcoming door with nothing but the promise of guest list entry, […]

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Leeds Beckett Supports Dementia Awareness Week

Leeds Beckett Supports Dementia Awareness Week

27 April 2016

Leeds Beckett University is hosting a week-long programme of innovative, informative and interactive events in a bid to raise awareness about dementia within society. Led by the University’s Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Dementia Awareness Week will run from Monday 16 May to Friday 20 May and will include public lectures, a play, and […]

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And Now For Something Completely Different… Classic Comedy Meets Contemporary Art

And Now For Something Completely Different… Classic Comedy Meets Contemporary Art

26 April 2016

 Pop-up gallery exhibition celebrates of the legendary work of Monty Python. The exhibition launch event will be held at Northern Monk Brewery from Friday 27th May – Sunday 29th May with the artwork available to view at the venue until Friday 8th July. All artwork will be available for sale, including one off original pieces […]

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Cats: The Memories Are Back at The Grand

Cats: The Memories Are Back at The Grand

25 April 2016

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier Award-nominated musical Cats is coming to Leeds Grand Theatre direct from its sell-out seasons at the London Palladium, from 20th June to  2nd July. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show returned to the West End in December 2014, reuniting the original […]

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Collection 17: Beckett’s Students Photo-Journalism Exhibition

Collection 17: Beckett’s Students Photo-Journalism Exhibition

25 April 2016

Leeds Beckett’s final year students are set to present a diverse photography exhibition at Hilton Court,  an 18th century mansion on North Hill Road, Headingley, LS6 2EN, from 13th – 20th May. Named ‘Collection Seventeen’, the exhibition will display 17 BSc (Hons) Photographic Journalism students work, in various rooms within the mansion and its launch is on Friday 13 May from […]

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The Lion King at London’s Lyceum is Stunning!

The Lion King at London’s Lyceum is Stunning!

25 April 2016

We were lucky enough to catch Disney’s award winning musical ‘The Lion King’ at London’s Lyceum Theatre recently, and what a show! We made a weekend of it, travelling down by train on Friday afternoon, and staying at the One Aldwych Hotel, literally just across the road from the Theatre. I had not seen the […]

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‘Doc’ Bartlett Joins GB Snowboarding Team

‘Doc’ Bartlett Joins GB Snowboarding Team

22 April 2016

    As portfolio careers go, GP and pro-snowboarder is hardly the most obvious combo. But such is the unlikely path Dr Gary Bartlett has found himself following. Having graduated from Leeds University, and just completed his GP training, Gary who lives in Meanwood, was offered an opportunity to try out for the GB snowboarding […]

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Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace Perform The Last Tango at The Grand

Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace Perform The Last Tango at The Grand

22 April 2016

    Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn, Strictly superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have created their most poignant production yet as they prepare to dance in their final theatre show.   Twenty years of dancing together has seen them become Strictly Come Dancing favourites, World Argentine Tango Champions, and create and star […]

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