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Full Cast Announced for Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical A Standing Ovation for The Kite Runner’s Opening Night 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
A Standing Ovation for The Kite Runner’s Opening Night

A Standing Ovation for The Kite Runner’s Opening Night

    ‘The Kite Runner’ adapted by Matthew Spangler from Khaled Hosseini’s bet-selling novel, continues at West Yorkshire Playhouse until 23rd September and is superb. From start to finish it had people enthralled and it received a well deserved standing ovation on it’s opening night. The whole cast was outstanding and David Ahmad as Amir […]

A Standing Ovation for The Kite Runner’s Opening Night
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
Leeds Grand Theatre Launches Training Project  for Aspiring Young Actors

Leeds Grand Theatre Launches Training Project for Aspiring Young Actors

22 September 2017

  Auditions for Leeds Actors in Training (LAIT), a pilot project being run in collaboration with Leeds Grand Theatre offering 18 to 23 year olds a practical skills building course for a career in theatre, are being held on Tuesday 10th October. Run by industry professionals, LAIT is designed to develop participating artists vocally, physically […]

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Reasons to be Cheerful at The Playhouse

Reasons to be Cheerful at The Playhouse

20 September 2017

  Part gig, part play, Reasons to be Cheerful celebrates the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads in this bold and jubilant coming of age tale at West Yorkshire Playhouse Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 October.     It’s 1979. Labour has just lost the General Election to the Tories. Strikes rock the […]

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Public Talk Explores Important Roles Played by Africans in the Abolition of Slavery

Public Talk Explores Important Roles Played by Africans in the Abolition of Slavery

20 September 2017

A Leeds Beckett University academic will explore Black history and the anti-slavery movement in the 19th century at a free event taking place on Wednesday 4 October from 12.30-1.30pm at Leeds Central Library. Dr Rob Burroughs will discuss the roles played by Africans in exposing atrocities in King Leopold’s Congo at the end of the 19th […]

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The William Merritt Centre’s New AccessAbility Exhibition

The William Merritt Centre’s New AccessAbility Exhibition

20 September 2017

  The William Merritt Centre’s new AccessAbility Exhibition will take place on 11th October at the Centenary Pavilion, Leeds United Football Club, 10am – 3pm. Once again, it will showcase new assistive technology and provide information and advice to help both adults and children with disabilities achieve greater independence. “Both professionals, end users, their families […]

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City Varieties Youth Theatre Seeks New Members

City Varieties Youth Theatre Seeks New Members

20 September 2017

    Children in aged eight – 11 with a passion for theatre are invited to audition for the City Varieties Youth Theatre Company (CVYTCo) on Saturday 23rd September, from 11am – 12.30pm at Leeds Grand Theatre. “The audition process for the young performers is a relaxed workshop involving games and drama exercises that will […]

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Experts Discuss Initiative for Peace and Non-Violence

Experts Discuss Initiative for Peace and Non-Violence

20 September 2017

  Leading international peace and non-violence experts, including key contributors to the Pope’s initiative for non-violence, are in Leeds in October to share their visions of the future. On Tuesday 3rd October, Marie Dennis (who serves on the steering committee of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network and has previously served on the White House Task Force […]

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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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