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Opera North’s New Music Director Opens 2016/17 Season Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp
 
Opera North’s New Music Director Opens 2016/17 Season

Opera North’s New Music Director Opens 2016/17 Season

Autumn arrives at Opera North with a revival of Strauss’s comic masterpiece Der Rosenkavalier before heading into darker territory with two of Puccini’s compelling one-act operas, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica, followed by a new production of Britten’s rarely performed masterpiece, Billy Budd. Der Rosenkavalier pits the intensity and eagerness of romantic young love against […]

Opera North’s New Music Director Opens 2016/17 Season
Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music

Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music

    Cloth Cat (established 1999) is a charity that aims to improve peoples’ lives through music, using music to nurture new skills and create opportunities for those in disadvantaged circumstances, and to help them to develop personally, socially and culturally. Helping people transition from institutionalisation back into the community is central to its aims. […]

Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music
Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp

Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp

  Opera North is holding its first Orchestra Camp, in partnership with the School of Music at the University of Leeds, from 22nd – 26th August.   The camp is open to young people aged 10 and above who already play an orchestral instrument. String players can be at any grade, while woodwind and brass […]

Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp
From Liverpool to Leeds in a Rubber Canoe

From Liverpool to Leeds in a Rubber Canoe

25 August 2016

  Addi Man and her daughter Athina recently took a trip of a lifetime, they paddled an inflatable canoe from Liverpool to Leeds. Braving the elements, they lowered their bright yellow canoe onto the Canal battling through torrential rain, which even their ‘waterproof’ clothing couldn’t protect them from, and wind that insisted on blowing them […]

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Green Fingered University Staff & Students Launch Community Garden

Green Fingered University Staff & Students Launch Community Garden

25 August 2016

    Staff and students at Leeds Trinity University are growing their own fruit and vegetables in a community garden on campus. Located within the garden of the University’s Enterprise Centre, the plot – which is part of the international Incredible Edible Network – began last month thanks to donations from local businesses and a […]

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Shazia Mirza: The Kardashians Made Me Do It

Shazia Mirza: The Kardashians Made Me Do It

25 August 2016

Award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza brings her critically acclaimed 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show to Carriageworks Theatre on Friday, 23 September following two sell-out runs in London.  The Kardashians Made Me Do It is a searing and urgent exploration of life, love and Jihadi brides. The Kardashians Made Me Do It is inspired by three girls who […]

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Get Involved with Meanwood Festival 2017

Get Involved with Meanwood Festival 2017

23 August 2016

This year’s Meanwood Festival was hugely popular with more people enjoying a wide variety of events and the Fun Day being the biggest event Meanwood has ever seen, enjoyed by an estimated 5,000 people. Now it’s time to start planning for next year! Unfortunately, without more help the organisers simply won’t  have the resources to  […]

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Sing with Leeds Festival Chorus

Sing with Leeds Festival Chorus

22 August 2016

Come and Sing Wednesday 28th September 2016 – 7.15pm to 9.30pm St Chad’s Church, Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds, LS16 5JT If you have some singing experience, a good ear and a voice that blends, then treat yourself to a really great evening singing alongside members of Leeds Festival Chorus. Our free open rehearsal will […]

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Inspirational FA Coach Annie Zaidi to Speak at Discrimination Event

Inspirational FA Coach Annie Zaidi to Speak at Discrimination Event

19 August 2016

The Football Association (FA’s) award-winning coach, Annie Zaidi, who was branded “an inspiration” by David Beckham and Les Ferdinand, is set to speak at an event to tackle discrimination in sport at Leeds Beckett University on Friday 9 September. Annie is a South Asian, Muslim, female football coach working in a predominantly male and white […]

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Shappi Khorsandi at City Varieties

Shappi Khorsandi at City Varieties

19 August 2016

      Shappi Khorsandi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain and bringing her new show, Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey to City Varieties Music Hall on Wednesday 21 September. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead […]

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Northern Gas Networks Launch  £50K Community Promises Fund

Northern Gas Networks Launch £50K Community Promises Fund

19 August 2016

  Northern Gas Networks (NGN) have launched a new £50,000 Community Promises Fund to support local communities across the North of England. Leeds Community Foundation (LCF), a charity dedicated to creating positive change in local communities, will manage the new fund and distribute grants to successful applicants. The Fund will offer grants of £1,000 – […]

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Yorkshire Awards Recognise Dr Kate Granger’s Achievements  with New Award

Yorkshire Awards Recognise Dr Kate Granger’s Achievements with New Award

16 August 2016

The Yorkshire Choice Awards, which recognise local people and organisations that are an inspiration in their field, is back for a second year and nominations are now open. This year’s charity partner is The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund, and co-founders, Jo Maltby (#wetherbyhour) and Melanie Malcolm (Yorkshire Ladies Links) hope to raise money for equipment […]

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Clock Ticking for Ward Boundries Consultation

Clock Ticking for Ward Boundries Consultation

15 August 2016

  There is still time for local people to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England where they think new council ward boundaries should be drawn across Leeds. View interactive maps of current ward boundaries at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk The Commission is asking people and organisations for their help to produce a new pattern of […]

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