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The Leeds International Medieval Congress: A Taste of Medieval History Help Protect the Last Open Green Space in Gledhow Tell Me What Yo’ Singin’ For: A Celebration of a Trailblazer of Caribbean Music in the UK
 
The Leeds International Medieval Congress: A Taste of Medieval History

The Leeds International Medieval Congress: A Taste of Medieval History

  The 22nd annual International Medieval Congress runs from 6th – 9th July and more than two thousand of the world’s most knowledgeable medievalists will descend on the University of Leeds for what is Europe’s largest annual gathering in humanities – with papers covering all aspects and time periods of the study of the European […]

The Leeds International Medieval Congress: A Taste of Medieval History
Help Protect the Last Open Green Space in Gledhow

Help Protect the Last Open Green Space in Gledhow

Residents in Gledhow and Brackenwood have set up The Friends of Gledhow Field to protect and enhance the field at the rear of Gledhow Primary School. This field has been freely accessible to the public for over twenty years and is the last such green space left in the area. A sum of money was […]

Help Protect the Last Open Green Space in Gledhow
Tell Me What Yo’ Singin’ For: A Celebration of a Trailblazer of Caribbean Music in the UK

Tell Me What Yo’ Singin’ For: A Celebration of a Trailblazer of Caribbean Music in the UK

Tell Me What Yo’ Singin’ For celebrates the popular music of Trinidad in its many and various forms in an evening inspired by the life of singer, actor, broadcaster and activist Edric Connor. Edric was the father of Yorkshire-based teacher, director and ethnomusicologist Geraldine Connor, creator of the legendary Carnival Messiah. Geraldine’s long-time friend and […]

Tell Me What Yo’ Singin’ For: A Celebration of a Trailblazer of Caribbean Music in the UK
Parkinson’s UK Hosts Arts & Craft Fair

Parkinson’s UK Hosts Arts & Craft Fair

03 July 2015

  Parkinson’s UK are holding an Arts and Craft fair at St Chad’s Parish Centre on 8th July. Among the activities there will be a raffle of goods, services and vouchers supplied by local business, and the charity is grateful for any support. There’s a chance for everyone to show off their skills and talents. […]

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The Healthy Heart Corporate Walk

The Healthy Heart Corporate Walk

02 July 2015

  On Friday 17th July, between 12 and 2.30pm, Heart Research UK is inviting people to leave their desks and take part in the Healthy Heart Corporate Walk to raise awareness about the importance of keeping healthy during the week whilst at work. Participants are encouraged to leave their desks for an hour or two […]

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Summer Events at The Tetley

Summer Events at The Tetley

02 July 2015

The Tetley invites the culturally curious round to play from 16th July – 31st August. Its hosting a summer of play with a range of events for all the family including an interactive exhibition ‘Think.Play.Do’, den-building workshops, picnic feasting and a mini festival – there’s something for all ages. Surrounded by contemporary art exhibitions indoors and out, […]

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Hundreds of Children Set for Leeds Mini and Junior Run

Hundreds of Children Set for Leeds Mini and Junior Run

02 July 2015

Children as young as three-years-old will line up at Leeds Dock on Saturday July 11th to take part in one of the region’s biggest charity runs for youngsters. They will be among hundreds of big-hearted kids taking part in the free-to-enter Arena Group Leeds Mini and Junior Run, which will signal the start of a […]

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Imam Qari Muhammad Asim: From Dewsbury to Tunisia – Do “We” have a Problem ?

29 June 2015

Britain has had a challenging and disturbing June 2015, in particular British Muslims have had an extremely painful and heart-rendering month and start to the 2015 Ramadan. In early June, Britain heard the devastating news that a 17 year old young man from Dewsbury, Talha Asmal, who had gone to Syria some three months earlier, […]

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Film Review: Spy

Film Review: Spy

24 June 2015

Spy Directed by: Paul Feig Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Miranda Hart Cert: 15 Running Time: 120 mins Having scored a monster hit and delivered a solid retort to the nonsense “women aren’t funny” charge with Bridesmaids a few years ago, Paul Feig again utilises the considerable comedic talents of Melissa […]

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New Film of Shakespeare’s Macbeth Starts Production in Yorkshire

New Film of Shakespeare’s Macbeth Starts Production in Yorkshire

23 June 2015

  Yorkshire’s GSP Studios, based in North Yorkshire, recently started filming Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth in another adaptation for the big screen. Shooting entirely against green screen, the play will undergo an extensive visual effects process, and will be brought to life in an innovative style as a visual hybrid of theatre and cinema. “We’re abandoning […]

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Speak Woman Speak Bring Heroic Women’s Stories to Life In Soledad & Betto

Speak Woman Speak Bring Heroic Women’s Stories to Life In Soledad & Betto

22 June 2015

Leeds-based female artist collective, Speak Woman Speak is to bring the stories of two women from different worlds to life in a one-off work in progress performance at The HUB, Holbeck on Sunday 5 July. Based on the true stories of an unnamed Republican activist caught up in baby trafficking during the Spanish Civil War […]

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Northern School of Contemporary Dance Summer Theatre Season

Northern School of Contemporary Dance Summer Theatre Season

15 June 2015

The NSCD Foundation Course, assessed as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted earlier this year, will kick off the Riley Theatre Summer Season at the beginning of July. The programme will feature original choreography from the students, Tiia Ourila, and a collaborative piece by Shirley Jacobs and Janet Smith MBE. Northern School of Contemporary Dance’s postgraduate performance company, […]

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Got an Idea That Can Help your Community? Pitch It at Left Bank SOUP

Got an Idea That Can Help your Community? Pitch It at Left Bank SOUP

15 June 2015

Left Bank SOUP is about inspiring and encouraging local people to develop projects, groups or events that will involve, support and benefit the community. The next event takes place on Thursday 2nd July. If your idea is selected to pitch, you will have 4 MINUTES in which to share the concept with a bunch of […]

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