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CONTAINED at WYP: Rethinking Disability Leeds Mencap’s Corporate Challenge Is Back! Music and Cinema at Howard Assembly Room
 
CONTAINED at WYP: Rethinking Disability

CONTAINED at WYP: Rethinking Disability

    Mind the Gap, England’s largest learning disability theatre company, begins the tour of new show CONTAINED at West Yorkshire Playhouse Friday 10 – Saturday 11 March. Starring nine learning-disabled performers, including Liam Bairstow (Coronation Street, ITV) and Jez Colborne (Irresistible, London 2012 Olympic Games), who’s original score and lyrics feature in the show, […]

CONTAINED at WYP: Rethinking Disability
Leeds Mencap’s Corporate Challenge Is Back!

Leeds Mencap’s Corporate Challenge Is Back!

  The Leeds Mencap Apprentice challenge is back for a fourth year and seeking creative, entrepreneurial teams to battle it out for the top spot. Just how much money could you make in seven weeks with just a £50 loan? As well as providing a fantastic opportunity to improve team working and fulfil corporate social […]

Leeds Mencap’s Corporate Challenge Is Back!
Music and Cinema at Howard Assembly Room

Music and Cinema at Howard Assembly Room

The Howard Assembly Room continues to mash up music and cinema in exciting and innovative ways with its ongoing FILMusic series. A bittersweet cinematic treat for Valentine’s Day is The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (£5) with a live musical prelude. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colour and told through the lilting songs of the great […]

Music and Cinema at Howard Assembly Room
‘Nora Invites’ Dance Tour Comes to Yorkshire Dance

‘Nora Invites’ Dance Tour Comes to Yorkshire Dance

16 February 2017

    Dance duo Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley, aka Nora, bring their acclaimed triple bill Nora Invites to Yorkshire Dance on Friday 3rd March. Nora Invites is a triple bill of work curated and performed by Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley. They bring to the stage a bold, hysterical and sublime programme of duets by renowned […]

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LeedsBID is 2017 Leeds Sports Awards Title Sponsor

LeedsBID is 2017 Leeds Sports Awards Title Sponsor

15 February 2017

Leeds Sports has announced that LeedsBID are to be the main sponsor for the 2017 Leeds Sports Awards. LeedsBID is focused on delivering an ambitious business plan to transform Leeds city centre, improving experiences, standards and adding value, working in collaboration across the city. The business-led, not-for-profit organisation is the largest UK Business Improvement District […]

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‘Every Daffodil Counts’ this March

‘Every Daffodil Counts’ this March

15 February 2017

    Every year in March, Marie Curie, the charity which cares for people living with a terminal illness, hold their annual Great Daffodil Appeal. This year Marie Curie is appealing for support in Leeds. Marie Curie nurses care for people in Leeds in their own homes from 10pm until 7am. They provide hands on […]

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Revolutionary Russia revealed in Leeds

Revolutionary Russia revealed in Leeds

15 February 2017

A new exhibition at the University of Leeds reveals the dramatic events of the Russian Revolution from a new, British, perspective. Caught in the Russian Revolution: the British Community in Petrograd, 1917-1918 is the latest exhibition at the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, University of Leeds. The exhibition, opening on 1 March, marks the centenary […]

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Gamers in 24-hour Charity Challenge

Gamers in 24-hour Charity Challenge

15 February 2017

  William Merritt Centre Gamers, are gearing up for a charity challenge on 24th – 25th February, to raise money for people with disabilities. They will be playing video games continuously for 24 hours as part of GameBlast17, the UK’s largest gaming marathon weekend, and are aiming to raise £1,000 for the charity SpecialEffect, which […]

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Murder, Margaret and Me at York Theatre Royal

Murder, Margaret and Me at York Theatre Royal

14 February 2017

      Nichola McAuliffe, Susie Blake and Andrina Carroll star in the premiere production of comedy thriller Murder, Margaret and Me by Philip Meeks at York Theatre Royal from 18th February to 4th March.   Margaret and Me explores the relationship between Queen of Crime Agatha Christie and the acting legend known as ‘the […]

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Comment from Qari Asim: Muslims are the New Scapegoats

Comment from Qari Asim: Muslims are the New Scapegoats

10 February 2017

  As Trump closes the doors of the US to Muslims with his travel ban, British Muslims have opened the doors of their mosques to welcome everyone -irrespective of faith, belief, background and age. This week has seen some of the largest marches in recent history, across the world, against Donald Trump’s executive order to […]

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Xercise4Less Holding Charity Fitness Challenges in Support of Anthony Nolan

Xercise4Less Holding Charity Fitness Challenges in Support of Anthony Nolan

10 February 2017

Local Xercise4Less gym has set-up a series of healthy community initiatives throughout February in support of registered blood cancer charity ‘Anthony Nolan’. The month-long fund raising mission invites members of the general public to use the gym facilities and take part in a variety of fitness challenges with the chance to win free gym memberships. […]

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The Leeds Cocktail Experience is Back: Bigger, Better & Bolder

The Leeds Cocktail Experience is Back: Bigger, Better & Bolder

09 February 2017

  On March 3rd, prepare for another evening of unashamed indulgence from the city’s best bars and restaurants! Hot on the heels of last year’s sell-out debut success, the creators of The Cocktail Experience have gone all out to guarantee complete cocktail perfection! Hosted once again at premier event space, Aspire, the evening will feature […]

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AT-iD Project Gives Yorkshire Teens a Voice

AT-iD Project Gives Yorkshire Teens a Voice

08 February 2017

The Adopted Teens Identity (AT-iD) project recently screened its independent film ‘Voices’ at Hyde Park Picture House. The featurette was produced to raise awareness about the challenges and misconceptions around adoption for older children. It highlights the impact of adoption and its effect on building relationships with families, friends and peers. The event featured a […]

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