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Dom Pipkin Brings The Big Easy Back to Leeds The Hottest New Theatre Work with Furnace Festival at WYP EatNorth: The New Weekly Street Food Market
 
Dom Pipkin Brings The Big Easy Back to Leeds

Dom Pipkin Brings The Big Easy Back to Leeds

  Keyboard wizard Dom Pipkin returns to Leeds with his band ‘The Ikos’ this weekend to bring the blues, soul, funk and jazz of piano-driven New Orleans grooves. The group perform at The Domino Club, The Grand Arcade on Saturday 12 August. The all-star combo, with playing credits ranging from Dr John, Laura Mvula, Paul […]

Dom Pipkin Brings The Big Easy Back to Leeds
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
EatNorth: The New Weekly Street Food Market

EatNorth: The New Weekly Street Food Market

The team behind the Leeds Indie Food festival have recently announced a brand new project: EatNorth. Starting on 17 June, the new project will be a weekly food fair located at the North Brewing Co taproom in Sheepscar, just outside the city centre – so that keen foodies can grab a bite of Leeds Indie […]

EatNorth: The New Weekly Street Food Market
Free Film Programme Offers an Alternative View of India

Free Film Programme Offers an Alternative View of India

16 August 2017

  Between now and October, Pavilion and Hyde Park Picture House are presenting Notes from Another India, a free programme of artists’ film and video in search of alternative representations of India. Notes from Another India looks at representations of the city of Kolkata and Indian life in Britain in the 1980s, and asks questions […]

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Unique Radio/Theatre Collaboration, “Partition” Marks Defining Moment in India’s History

Unique Radio/Theatre Collaboration, “Partition” Marks Defining Moment in India’s History

09 August 2017

West Yorkshire Playhouse and BBC Radio Leeds have collaborated to present Partition, a unique radio broadcast and live performance marking the 70th anniversary of the division of India and creation of Pakistan. This specially commissioned radio play, written by Leeds writer and established arts journalist Nick Ahad, explores the devastating legacy of a religious division […]

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Gracefool Collective to Perform at Northern Connections at NSCD

Gracefool Collective to Perform at Northern Connections at NSCD

09 August 2017

    Dance company Gracefool Collective returns to Riley Theatre at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance on 28th September for Northern Connections – a triple bill profiling up-and-coming choreographers. Describing themselves as makers of ‘post-intellectual-pseudo-spiritual-feminist-comedy-dance for the modern day’ the four-woman company has been making waves on the Yorkshire dance scene and across the […]

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Leeds College of Art Leads the Way in Student Satisfaction

Leeds College of Art Leads the Way in Student Satisfaction

09 August 2017

  Leeds College of Art is the highest ranked independent higher education arts institution in the Nation Student Survey for the second year running. The National Student Survey (NSS), measures student satisfaction based on teaching, tutor support, feedback, and learning of final year students at education intuitions across the UK. The survey results confirmed that […]

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Chamber Concerts at Howard Assembly Room

Chamber Concerts at Howard Assembly Room

08 August 2017

Summer may only just be upon us but the Howard Assembly has already announced some outstanding chamber concerts on sale for its Autumn season. The treats on offer include modern and contemporary experimentation, emerging and world-renowned artists, Romantic and Classical masterpieces, the return of Leeds Lieder, and festive choral music for Christmas.   Gavin Bryars’ […]

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Local Young Violinist Competes in Regional Championships

Local Young Violinist Competes in Regional Championships

08 August 2017

The eighth biennial Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Regional Festivals Championships takes place at Carleton Community High School, Pontefract on Saturday 9th September from 10.30am – 4pm. Performers from throughout the Region will be taking part in a bid to win the Championship titles and prizes for Speech and Drama, Dance and Music, both Vocal and […]

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A Brief history of Hunger Hills Woods

A Brief history of Hunger Hills Woods

07 August 2017

    This small hilltop wood in Horsforth has a long geological history having been formed as part of a huge delta 250 million years ago. Ancient trees bordering the estuary eventually became coal seams and sand became hard sandstone used to build many of Horsforth’s buildings. During the last Ice Age 10000 years ago […]

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Open Air Theatre Company Heartbreak Productions Returns to Roundhay Park

Open Air Theatre Company Heartbreak Productions Returns to Roundhay Park

03 August 2017

Heartbreak Productions return to Roundhay Park this summer with a ten-day festival of open air theatre throughout August. Shows include the all-time classic family favourite The Secret Garden, and an original murder-mystery spoof, Murder on the Terrace. Renowned for their unique style, Heartbreak Productions tour each production with a small but multi-talented cast of actors […]

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Yorkshire’s Learning Disability Theatre Company, Mind the Gap, Heads to Edinburgh Fringe

Yorkshire’s Learning Disability Theatre Company, Mind the Gap, Heads to Edinburgh Fringe

01 August 2017

  For artists and performers all over the world, the countdown is on to the opening of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the world’s largest arts festival that welcomes thousands of performances every summer – and for Bradford-based Mind the Gap, England’s largest learning disability theatre company, it is a particularly exciting time. “The last time Mind the […]

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Charlotte Brontë’s Classic Jane Eyre at The Grand

Charlotte Brontë’s Classic Jane Eyre at The Grand

01 August 2017

   Sally Cookson’s energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece, Jane Eyre, is on at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 31st July for one week only.  In the year that marks the 170th anniversary of the novel’s first publication, this highly acclaimed production features Nadia Clifford as Jane Eyre and Tim Delap as […]

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