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Re/Western: A Feminist View of The Wild West The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch No Room at the Inn? Supporters & Community Rally to Save a Horse Family
 
Re/Western: A Feminist View of The Wild West

Re/Western: A Feminist View of The Wild West

  Leeds College of Art kicks off a new year of exhibitions with a selection of works by American artist Felice House featuring paintings of famous western actors such as Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Gary Cooper and James Dean, reimagined as female cowboys. Re/Western features seven large-scale portraits taken from iconic scenes from the Western, […]

Re/Western: A Feminist View of The Wild West
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

  The next RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch will take place from 28th – 30th January 2017. This is the biggest event of its kind in the world, with over half a million households taking part every year. It is a chance for you to find out which birds visit your garden, and also to contribute […]

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
No Room at the Inn? Supporters & Community Rally to Save a Horse Family

No Room at the Inn? Supporters & Community Rally to Save a Horse Family

A young foal, his pregnant mother and a stallion are being evicted from their home in the centre of Leeds, after their owner died. They will shortly be removed by bailiffs and face an uncertain future if they are not rescued. Their current conditions are difficult, but their future could be much worse. The team […]

No Room at the Inn? Supporters & Community Rally to Save a Horse Family
Phoenix Dance Revives Nightlife at the Flamingo at WYP

Phoenix Dance Revives Nightlife at the Flamingo at WYP

19 January 2017

  Phoenix Dance Theatre will open their Spring 2017 tour with a four-night run at West Yorkshire Playhouse. The thrilling programme which marks the end of the company’s 35th year anniversary celebrations features a new commission and a revival of one of the company’s earliest and most iconic works; Nightlife at the Flamingo. Choreographed by […]

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Magic, Music and Movement With Opera North

Magic, Music and Movement With Opera North

18 January 2017

  Singing, storytelling and sharing music are on the cards for Leeds’ youngest residents over the coming weeks as Opera North announces a series of family friendly performances and workshops. Fairy tales take centre stage on Saturday 21st January, 10.30am and 11.45am, at Howard Assembly Room (£5/£3) and Leeds Central Library on 11th February, 10.30am, […]

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Our Energy – An Alternative to the Big Six Energy Firms

Our Energy – An Alternative to the Big Six Energy Firms

18 January 2017

Fed up with the Big Six energy firms’ contempt for customers, David Pike and Karin Sode decided to ask consumers across Britain to ‘chip in’ and help start a new, transparent energy company through crowdfunding. British consumers, tired of the big energy companies’ relentless price hikes, lack of transparency and poor customer service, now have […]

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GBBO Winner to Front Breast Cancer Haven Campaign

GBBO Winner to Front Breast Cancer Haven Campaign

18 January 2017

  Breast Cancer Haven, the national breast cancer support charity with a centre in Yorkshire, launches its nationwide fundraising campaign, ‘The Big Tea Cosy’ this month. And is inviting everyone to take part by cosying up with friends and loved ones to ‘make a brew for breast cancer’ from 1st – 7th February. Breast Cancer […]

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Open Days at the Academy of Northern Ballet

Open Days at the Academy of Northern Ballet

17 January 2017

      The Academy of Northern Ballet is holding Open Days on 22nd, 28th and 29th January for budding young dancers to explore the training programmes on offer at one of the UK’s leading ballet schools. Free to attend, the open days are aimed at children aged 9 -15 and offer the chance for […]

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Plumhall and Astraluna Play Headingley HEART

11 January 2017

    Headingley’s Heart Centre will host an impressive line-up at a one-off gig on 20th January, as Folk/Americana local favourites PlumHall (Nick Hall from the Hall Brothers and ex-Chumbawumba Michelle Plum) head a bill also featuring Leeds artist Astraluna (the stage persona of Jen Birch, formerly part of Corinne Bailey Rae’s world-touring band). Support […]

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The Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer

The Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer

10 January 2017

Horsforth-based charity the Bone Cancer Research Trust has launched a new £1.1 million campaign for 2017. The Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer is the largest campaign the charity has ever launched and will run for 12 months until December 2017. Each year in the UK and Ireland around 600 new cases of primary bone cancer […]

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Mary Poppins Scolds Government as Air Pollution Limits Broken Five Days into 2017

Mary Poppins Scolds Government as Air Pollution Limits Broken Five Days into 2017

09 January 2017

  On 6th January, as the UK broke 2017’s annual air pollution limits only five days into the year (three days earlier than last year), childhood champion Mary Poppins was spotted soaring over Leeds in a pollution mask, calling on politicians to clean up the UK’s air to protect kids’ lungs. Greenpeace, which was behind […]

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Light Rail for Leeds is Realistic & Affordable

Light Rail for Leeds is Realistic & Affordable

09 January 2017

Light Rail for Leeds is realistic, affordable and could be started with the £250 million of public money available from the NGT scheme – this was the conclusion from the recent Light Rail for Leeds summit.  The summit, proposed by Greg Mulholland MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group, and organised by […]

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A Showcase of Young Musical Talent at The Venue

A Showcase of Young Musical Talent at The Venue

09 January 2017

  Music teacher Jane Barrow is organising a concert on Saturday 28th January, 2pm at The Venue, Leeds College of Music, to showcase the talent of around 30 of her past and present students. Ranging from those relatively new to playing the piano, through to those post Grade 8, and some who are now perusing […]

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