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TCV Host Open Day at Skelton Grange Flush: Addressing Rapid Urbanisation in Darjeeling Narnia arrives in Leeds
 
TCV Host Open Day at Skelton Grange

TCV Host Open Day at Skelton Grange

The Conservation Volunteers in Leeds have been very busy of late, working with a brilliant bunch of volunteers to create a new vegetable garden, a barefoot trail, new meadows, bird boxes, and installing bee hives. They plan to celebrate these achievements by flinging open the doors at Skelton Grange and inviting people to their Open […]

TCV Host Open Day at Skelton Grange
Flush: Addressing Rapid Urbanisation in Darjeeling

Flush: Addressing Rapid Urbanisation in Darjeeling

Photographer Jonny Pickup’s exhibition ‘Flush’ at White Cloth Gallery from13th September presents the production of Darjeeling tea in a linear narrative, illustrating all stages of production from planting in India, to sale in England. The project aims to highlight the concerns of rapid urbanisation and tourism in Darjeeling, investigate the lives of plantation workers, and […]

Flush: Addressing Rapid Urbanisation in Darjeeling
Narnia arrives in Leeds

Narnia arrives in Leeds

The classic family tale of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe comes to life on stage at Carriageworks Theatre from Thursday 29 September to Saturday 1 October. Open the wardrobe doors, push through the fur coats and enter the wondrous land of Narnia. When four young evacuees Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are sent […]

Narnia arrives in Leeds
Why Settle for One Triathlon, When You Can Do Two!

Why Settle for One Triathlon, When You Can Do Two!

28 September 2016

A group of Leeds friends recently undertook the Triology Triathlon and followed that up with the Brownlee Tri on 24th September – and they are pretty pleased with themselves! Hannah Hercules, Holly Wainwright, Lucy Lord, Ravinder Bhakar and Siobhan Tear, who had never done a triathlon before (in fact who had done very little exercise […]

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Ukulele Wielding Alt-Folk Artist Astraluna Launches Debut Album in Otley

Ukulele Wielding Alt-Folk Artist Astraluna Launches Debut Album in Otley

27 September 2016

  Local artist Astraluna will launch her debut album The Pass of Storms live at Otley Parish Church on Saturday 15th October. With songs ranging from epic soundscapes to stripped down emotions, Astraluna’s haunting live vocals complement her warm ukulele sound. The ten tracks on the album are original compositions written over the past year, […]

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FADoubleGOT: Solo Performance Explores Identity and Sexuality

FADoubleGOT: Solo Performance Explores Identity and Sexuality

27 September 2016

Jamal Gerald is an artist based in Leeds. His work is conversational, socially conscious, a celebration of individuality, and focuses on identity and lived experiences. FADoubleGOT is Jamal’s first solo show inspired by a black gay experience, this autobiographical piece focuses on the ups and downs of pride and self-loathing. Through storytelling, spoken word and […]

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Love Arts Conversation

Love Arts Conversation

27 September 2016

  Love Arts Conversation is a festival flavoured conference that would like to get you talking about mental health and creativity. This year the theme will be ‘I AM’, and will explore this creatively. The Love Arts Conversation is for everybody: artists, academics, mental health workers, arts organisations, people who’ve used mental health services, commissioners, […]

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Barrecore Opens in Leeds

Barrecore Opens in Leeds

27 September 2016

Barrecore, the UK’s leading ballet fitness brand opens in Leeds on Friday 30th September, giving Leeds residents local access to barrecore studio classes for the first time. Since its initial launch in 2011, barrecore has become one of the UK’s most talked about and loved fitness studios – with eight thriving studios in London, Manchester […]

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Phoenix Concert Band Plays for The Crypt

Phoenix Concert Band Plays for The Crypt

27 September 2016

  The Phoenix Concert Band will perform a family-friendly concert ‘Far-Away Places’ on Saturday 15th October, 6pm at St George’s Church, Great George Street in Leeds. The concert will feature popular sci-fi pieces such as Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek and ET, plus music from Frozen, Shrek and the Incredibles. The 60-strong Leeds-based Phoenix Concert […]

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George Monbiot and Ewan McLennan’s  ‘Breaking the Spell of Loneliness’ Tour

George Monbiot and Ewan McLennan’s ‘Breaking the Spell of Loneliness’ Tour

27 September 2016

‘An epidemic is sweeping the world: an epidemic of loneliness. Never before have we, the supremely social mammal, been so isolated. The results are devastating: a collapse of common purpose, the replacement of civic life with a fug of consumerism, insecurity and alienation. We cannot carry on like this.’ George Monbiot So how do we […]

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Time to Shine Launch Age-Friendly Charter for Leeds

Time to Shine Launch Age-Friendly Charter for Leeds

21 September 2016

  Time to Shine has lined up a series of celebratory events to launch their Age-Friendly Charter for Leeds in October. The charity asked nearly 200 older people across the city how to make Leeds a better place to grow old in, covering areas such as housing, outdoor spaces, health services and transportation. Time to […]

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Bradford Launches Bid for Great  Exhibition of the North  2018

Bradford Launches Bid for Great Exhibition of the North 2018

21 September 2016

Bradford recently launched its bid to host The Great Exhibition of the North with help from local film production company Mothership. The Exhibition is a two month spectacular to showcase the best of art, culture and design in the North of England to national and international audiences. You can read more about the bid here. […]

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Leeds College of Art gains Taught Degree Awarding Powers

Leeds College of Art gains Taught Degree Awarding Powers

20 September 2016

  Leeds College of Art is pleased to announce today that it has been given the power to award its own degrees. The Privy Council has written to the College to confirm that it has been granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP), which means that, from September 2016, students will be able to study for a […]

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