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Full Cast Announced for Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival at The Tetley The Hottest New Theatre Work with Furnace Festival at WYP
 
Full Cast Announced for Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical

Full Cast Announced for Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical

  Fat Friends The Musical premieres at Leeds Grand Theatre this November and the first image of the full cast has been unveiled. Joining the previously announced cast, Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten) will take on the role of Julia, Kevin Kennedy (Coronation Street) stars as Fergus, Yorkshire’s own Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You) appears […]

Full Cast Announced for Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical
50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival at The Tetley

50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival at The Tetley

    Leeds West Indian Carnival is marking its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a spectacular series of milestone events to celebrate its golden anniversary, including a new exhibition which captures the 50-year history of Europe’s longest running Caribbean carnival parade, in photo, film, audio and costume.   The exhibition, entitled 50 Years of Leeds […]

50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival at The Tetley
The Hottest New Theatre Work with Furnace Festival at WYP

The Hottest New Theatre Work with Furnace Festival at WYP

  Furnace (11-23 Sept) is West Yorkshire Playhouse’s festival of locally created, small scale studio work which supports and develops writers, directors and actors born, raised or living in Yorkshire. Celebrating the best new work at all stages of development, this two week-long festival is an eclectic celebration of new theatre, fresh ideas and audacious […]

The Hottest New Theatre Work with Furnace Festival at WYP

Front Room Productions Bring Their Acclaimed Oliver Twist Back to Kirkgate Market

20 September 2017

  Leeds theatre company Front Room Productions are to revive their original, promenade adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist, within Kirkgate Market, after working hours, from 20th – 28th October. With a haunting original score, composed by Robert Collins, the production leads audiences around the closed market as Victorian England is brought back to life in […]

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A ‘Tour of Yorkshire’ for Macmillan Coffee Morning!

A ‘Tour of Yorkshire’ for Macmillan Coffee Morning!

20 September 2017

  The Leeds Physiotherapy Clinic will host a fantastic World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in true Yorkshire style in Park Square, Leeds City Centre on Friday 29th September. The Tour of Yorkshire was the inspiration for the Park Square Cyclo-thon. The Square will be themed to look like a rural Yorkshire scene with huge photos of countryside, scarecrows, […]

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The Hepworth Partners with Google Arts and Culture

The Hepworth Partners with Google Arts and Culture

13 September 2017

  The Hepworth Wakefield is the first arts venue in West Yorkshire to partner with Google Arts and Culture to bring more of its collection, exhibitions and stories to large audiences around the world. The partnership came in to effect earlier this year, as part of the #WeWearCulture project, showcasing the exhibition, Disobedient Bodies: JW […]

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Sally-Anne Greenfield Steps Down from Leeds Community Foundation

Sally-Anne Greenfield Steps Down from Leeds Community Foundation

13 September 2017

  After 13 years building up Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) to be one of the top performing Community Foundations in the country, Sally-Anne Greenfield is to step down as Chief Executive. From setting up the Foundation in her own living room in 2004, Sally-Anne has led the organisation seeing it grow to a team of […]

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Finding Joy with Vamos

Finding Joy with Vamos

13 September 2017

  ‘Finding Joy’, another funny, fearless mask production from Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask company, is coming to the Carriageworks Theatre on Thursday 12th October. Joy is 83: she’s feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to […]

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Beanstalk Seeks Volunteers to Help Children Improve Their Reading

Beanstalk Seeks Volunteers to Help Children Improve Their Reading

13 September 2017

  As the new academic year begins, literacy charity Beanstalk is calling for members of the community in Leeds to sign up to its 2017-18 intake of trained volunteers that will help children in local primary schools become more confident readers. Low levels of literacy continue to be a persistent problem both nationally and locally. […]

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New Publication From Armley Press

New Publication From Armley Press

13 September 2017

  Armley Press, Leeds’s champion punk publisher, recently announced a new title. ‘A Bad Winter’, by award-winning author Samantha Priestley, is a supernatural tale of love, lust and revenge set among the wild hills of Derbyshire, where a crime of passion sends reverberations down through the ages. At the age of nine, Samantha Priestley won […]

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Bellow Theatre Bring Their Edinburgh Fringe Hit to Leeds

Bellow Theatre Bring Their Edinburgh Fringe Hit to Leeds

13 September 2017

  Hull company Bellow Theatre are coming to Stage@Leeds fresh from their success at Edinburgh Fringe with their show Bare Skin On Briny Waters, October 3rd-4th. Renowned for intimate, moving DIY aesthetics and telling brave and stirring female-centric stories, Bellow Theatre’s play explores survival and escape in forgotten seaside towns, with a pair of young […]

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Skinner & T’witch Pick ‘n’ Mix for Charity

Skinner & T’witch Pick ‘n’ Mix for Charity

13 September 2017

  Skinner & T’witch, the Leeds duo performing folk, flamenco, and theatre-style songs, host a quarterly event at The Grove Inn which showcases original local artists. Their 11th Pick n’ Mix at The Grove will be an extra-special event. 16 fabulous local artists will be performing, unplugged, from 1-11pm, on Saturday, October 7th. You can […]

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The King is Dead, Long Live the….

The King is Dead, Long Live the….

07 September 2017

  The terrible Tudors take over the Royal Armouries on 16th/ 17th September, 10am – 5pm in an exciting Tudor-themed event. To mark the 470th anniversary of the death of King Henry VIII (1491-1547), the museum will stage an action-packed weekend of dramatic performances, combat demonstrations, historical music and family activities to bring the period […]

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