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Leeds Samaritans Celebrate Volunteers Week Mitzi Cunliffe – The Sculptor Behind the BAFTA Mask KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
 
Leeds Samaritans Celebrate Volunteers Week

Leeds Samaritans Celebrate Volunteers Week

Volunteer Week, celebrated between 1st and 12th June this year, includes a Patron’s Lunch on Sunday 12th in recognition the Queen’s lifetime of service to more than 600 charities and organisations to which she is Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Through its network of 201 branches across the UK and Ireland, The […]

Leeds Samaritans Celebrate Volunteers Week
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
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
Unearthing Leeds’ Urban History

Unearthing Leeds’ Urban History

24 May 2016

A practical introduction to researching urban history will take place at the Leeds Library on Saturday 18 June, led by Leeds Beckett University historian, Dr Shane Ewen. The event, running from 9.15am to 4pm and starting at the Leeds Library on Commercial Street, is an opportunity for participants to learn some of the main methods and […]

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Leeds Comedy Festival

Leeds Comedy Festival

24 May 2016

A treat for those who love to laugh kicks off next weekend in the shape of Leeds Comedy Festival which runs from Saturday 4th – Saturday 11th of June. With events taking place at The Wardrobe, Hi-Fi Club and Milo the festival features big name talent such as Richard Herring, Milton Jones, Andy Zaltzman and […]

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Speakers Confirmed for EU Debate at Trinity University

Speakers Confirmed for EU Debate at Trinity University

23 May 2016

Speakers for and against Britain remaining in the EU have been confirmed for a debate at Leeds Trinity University on Friday 3 June, ahead of the EU referendum next month. Ilkley-based former Labour MP for Selby John Grogan from Britain Stronger in Europe will be speaking in favour of remaining within the EU, after consistently […]

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Student Wins Young Entrepreneur Award

Student Wins Young Entrepreneur Award

19 May 2016

Leeds Trinity student Joe Edge was recently awarded The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award for his business EdgyArts, presented by the Duke himself at a special awards ceremony at the University of Huddersfield. “It was such an honour to collect the award”, said Joe. “It’s given me the drive to continue working hard to […]

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An Afternoon of Music and Dancing for Over 55’s

An Afternoon of Music and Dancing for Over 55’s

19 May 2016

Older adults from across Leeds are invited to a free afternoon of music and dancing at Meanwood Community Centre on the afternoon of Friday 27 May, as part of Meanwood Festival. Leeds Citizens’ Orchestra, which offers older musicians of all abilities an opportunity to play music together, will provide the music in a lively mix of styles […]

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Guys and Dolls at Leeds Grand Theatre

Guys and Dolls at Leeds Grand Theatre

17 May 2016

  Following critical acclaim and an extension in the West End, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls is heading to Leeds Grand Theatre next week – Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th May. This is one of my favourite musicals – of course I still picture Marlon Brando in the role of Nathan […]

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Oakwood Farmers’ Market Celebrates Eight Years

Oakwood Farmers’ Market Celebrates Eight Years

17 May 2016

Organisers of Oakwood Farmers’ Market are hoping for a record turnout this month as the market celebrates its eighth year. The birthday market on Saturday 21st May promises to serve up a real carnival atmosphere with a range of diverse activities all adding to the celebrations. The popular steel band ‘The Steel Bandits’, a treasure […]

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Alexandra Burke Shines in The Bodyguard at Leeds Grand Theatre

Alexandra Burke Shines in The Bodyguard at Leeds Grand Theatre

13 May 2016

  I have to admit that I had my doubts about ‘The Bodyguard’. I mean, everyone knows the film. How could anyone compare with Whitney Houston and that voice? How wrong could I be? From the moment of the opening gunshot (which sent me through the roof) I was hooked. It bursts onto the stage […]

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Playhouse Arts Programme for Young People with Disabilities gets Big Lottery Fund Award

Playhouse Arts Programme for Young People with Disabilities gets Big Lottery Fund Award

11 May 2016

  A grant of £375,731 has been awarded by the Big Lottery Fund to West Yorkshire Playhouse for its provision of creative opportunities for young people with learning disabilities. The grant will fund the Buzz programme for four years enabling the Playhouse to expand its regular arts programme for young learning disabled people aged 14-25. […]

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Let Your Child Step Inside the World of The Arabian Nights

Let Your Child Step Inside the World of The Arabian Nights

11 May 2016

Blah Blah Blah Theatre Company presents A Tale to Tell at Carriageworks Theatre, on Wednesday 1 June. Building on the success of their critically acclaimed shows for young children such as Rummage and Hide and Seek, Blah Blah Blah are back with a tale that celebrates the rich world of Arabic storytelling. A Tale to Tell […]

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