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An Original Presentation of Northanger Abbey by Box Tale Soup New Adaptation of La Strada at The Playhouse is Wonderful Kenneth Armitage at the University of Leeds
 
An Original Presentation of Northanger Abbey by Box Tale Soup

An Original Presentation of Northanger Abbey by Box Tale Soup

Northanger Abbey is Jane Austen’s gothic tale of a young girl and her over-active imagination. Seventeen year old Catherine Morland starts her adventure in Bath where she meets two new families, the Thorpes and the Tilneys. It is the ins and outs of these relationships coupled with an overactive imagination, fed by her love of gothic romances, […]

An Original Presentation of Northanger Abbey by Box Tale Soup
New Adaptation of La Strada at The Playhouse is Wonderful

New Adaptation of La Strada at The Playhouse is Wonderful

  A brand new stage adaptation of Federico Fellini’s 1957 Oscar-winning film, La Strada, is at West Yorkshire Playhouse until Saturday 29th April and it is wonderful! It is touching, quirky, ethereal, sad, clever, funny, and Gelsomina’s voice at the end had me in tears! Directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson, with music by […]

New Adaptation of La Strada at The Playhouse is Wonderful
Kenneth Armitage at the University of Leeds

Kenneth Armitage at the University of Leeds

A new exhibition at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds, celebrates the work of Kenneth Armitage, one of the most important British sculptors of the post-war period. The exhibition marks the homecoming of work by the artist who was born in Roundhay in 1916 and studied at Leeds College of Art. “Armitage […]

Kenneth Armitage at the University of Leeds
Marc Raises £1,000 for Barnardo’s

Marc Raises £1,000 for Barnardo’s

26 April 2017

  Marcellus Springer from Horsforth recently raised £1,000 for Barnardo’s by writing two colourful children’s books of poetry – ‘There is a Mouse…’ and ‘There is a Spider…’ illustrated by Justin Leeming. The books were written for Marc’s four grandchildren after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and printed as a fundraising exercise for […]

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The Pinball Wizard Comes to The Playhouse

The Pinball Wizard Comes to The Playhouse

26 April 2017

  A spectacular new production of The Who’s celebrated cult classic Tommy arrives at West Yorkshire Playhouse from Thursday 4 – Saturday 13 May. Kerry Michael directs this energetic production which sees traumatised young Tommy cease to communicate with the outside world, before finding his salvation and becoming a national sensation through playing pinball. This bold […]

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Interview with Andrew Lancel, Star of A Judgement in Stone

Interview with Andrew Lancel, Star of A Judgement in Stone

21 April 2017

  Ruth Rendell’s thrilling mystery A Judgement in Stone is at The Grand Theatre from Monday, 24th – Saturday 29th April. Actor Andrew Lancel took time out to talk about his role in the production.   Q: How did you get involved with the play and what attracted you to it? A: Working with Roy […]

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Ageing Without Children Legal Questions Seminar

Ageing Without Children Legal Questions Seminar

21 April 2017

    The Ageing Without Children (AWOC) group is hosting a free session to answer the legal questions of people who are getting older and do not have children to rely on for help with their affairs on Thursday 11th May, 2 – 4pm at the John Lewis Community Hub, Victoria Gate, Leeds. One if […]

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Rosie Kay Dance Co at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

Rosie Kay Dance Co at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

20 April 2017

    Award-winning Rosie Kay Dance Company comes to Leeds this May with a thrilling new work, MK ULTRA. Performing at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre on 9 May for one night only, this is an exploration of the bizarre realm of mind control conspiracies from the choreographer of the five star 5 SOLDIERS […]

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Watching Out for Nidderdale Wildlife

Watching Out for Nidderdale Wildlife

20 April 2017

    The Rivers Nidd, Skell and Washburn tumble through some of the most charismatic landscapes in the Yorkshire Dales and provide a home for an array of wonderful wildlife. This area is the focus of The Wild Watch – a new Yorkshire Wildlife Trust project. Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty recently received a […]

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Bubble Schmeisis: An Exploration of Jewish Identity

Bubble Schmeisis: An Exploration of Jewish Identity

19 April 2017

  Nick Cassenbaum’s folk history of a once vibrant culture and insight into a fading community comes to Slung Low’s HUB in Leeds on 7 May and Huddersfield’s Laurence Batley Theatre on 8 May. Bubbemeises is Yiddish for a grandmother’s story, a tall story, an old wives’ tale. A schvitz is a Jewish Steam Bath […]

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Play to Raise Awareness of Dementia at Leeds Trinity

Play to Raise Awareness of Dementia at Leeds Trinity

19 April 2017

  A play focusing on family care issues before and after a diagnosis of dementia will be performed at Leeds Trinity University for Dementia Awareness Week on Friday 19 May. Don’t Leave Me Now, written by award-winning Leeds playwright Brian Daniels and directed by Jeni Draper, will be presented as a dramatised play reading by […]

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Nominate a Female Coach

Nominate a Female Coach

18 April 2017

  Nominations are being sought for a new campaign rewarding and inspiring female coaches. The #PassOnYourPassion campaign is running across northern England to tackle the inequality in the numbers of people coaching. Females make up only 30% of coaches in the country and only 17% of qualified coaches*. Yorkshire Sport Foundation is coordinating the campaign […]

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Leeds Groups Among Winners of Duke of York Community Initiative Awards

Leeds Groups Among Winners of Duke of York Community Initiative Awards

18 April 2017

  Eight Leeds based community groups are among the winners of a prestigious royal award. As recipients of The Duke of York’s Community Initiative each of the organisations have proved that the service they provide makes a very real difference to the community they serve. The awards, which are only open to Yorkshire groups, were […]

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