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Fascinating Untold Story of Barnbow Canaries at WYP Leeds Samaritans Celebrate Volunteers Week Mitzi Cunliffe – The Sculptor Behind the BAFTA Mask
 
Fascinating Untold Story of Barnbow Canaries at WYP

Fascinating Untold Story of Barnbow Canaries at WYP

  Based on a real life Leeds story, ‘Barnbow Canaries’ is a new play exploring the lives of the women working in the Barnbow munitions factory during World War I. Writer Alice Nutter brings her unique voice to this exceptional story of Yorkshire grit, determination and solidarity, in a production directed by Kate Wasserberg in the Courtyard Theatre until […]

Fascinating Untold Story of Barnbow Canaries at WYP
Leeds Samaritans Celebrate Volunteers Week

Leeds Samaritans Celebrate Volunteers Week

Volunteer Week, celebrated between 1st and 12th June this year, includes a Patron’s Lunch on Sunday 12th in recognition the Queen’s lifetime of service to more than 600 charities and organisations to which she is Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Through its network of 201 branches across the UK and Ireland, The […]

Leeds Samaritans Celebrate Volunteers Week
Mitzi Cunliffe – The Sculptor Behind the BAFTA Mask

Mitzi Cunliffe – The Sculptor Behind the BAFTA Mask

Mitzi Cunliffe created the famous BAFTA mask trophy that has been awarded to the great and the good of the film and TV worlds for more than 60 years. But the work of sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe seems of have  been overlooked ever since. Now the University of Leeds hopes to redress this by collaborating with […]

Mitzi Cunliffe – The Sculptor Behind the BAFTA Mask
Test Yourself in The Great North Run While Supporting Sue Ryder

Test Yourself in The Great North Run While Supporting Sue Ryder

24 June 2016

Thinking of testing your stamina in the Great North Run? There are still some places available, but be quick on the mark as there are just a few left. For more information visit www.sueryder.org/greatnorth “My dad did the GNR seven times in a row when I was younger, and I used to go and watch him […]

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Get Your Dose of Dark Comedy at Carriageworks Theatre

Get Your Dose of Dark Comedy at Carriageworks Theatre

24 June 2016

Carriageworks Theatre hosts two intimate shows from local companies in their studio space this month. The original dark comedy Off the Rails runs until Saturday 25 June. Followed by Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls performing Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 July. While vastly different in subject matter and style, each production takes a hard look at […]

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LYO Presents West Side Story at The Carriageworks

LYO Presents West Side Story at The Carriageworks

23 June 2016

Leeds Youth Opera (LYO) will perform Leonard Bernstein’s wonderful musical, West Side Story, at The Carriageworks from 6th – 9th July. LYO brings together young people who are keen to improve their singing skills and confidence through opera and musical theatre. This exciting production features a cast of 44, ranging in age from ten to […]

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Overlooked: An Exhibition of The North York Moors

Overlooked: An Exhibition of The North York Moors

22 June 2016

Yorkshire based ceramicist Charlotte Morrison and textile artist Agnis Smallwood are proud to present ‘Overlooked’, an exhibition focusing on the North York Moors, at the Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre in Danby, from Thursday 30 June – Tuesday 19 July. Charlotte is a ceramic designer/maker from the Yorkshire Dales, who predominantly […]

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Leeds Building Society Gets Ready to Turn Yorkshire Yellow

Leeds Building Society Gets Ready to Turn Yorkshire Yellow

21 June 2016

Leeds Building Society will help to turn Yorkshire yellow next month to raise vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) service. A wide range of yellow-themed fundraising events will take place at the Society’s head office and in its 27 Yorkshire branches on 1st July  – Yellow Yorkshire Day. These include cake sales and […]

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Skydiving for Guide Dogs

Skydiving for Guide Dogs

21 June 2016

Guide dog owner Sophie Courtney is hoping to raise at least £1,400 for the charity Guide Dogs by jumping out of a plane at 13,500 feet. Sophie, who lives in Headingley, has the inherited, degenerative disease Usher Syndrome, the main symptoms of which are hearing loss and an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa (RP), which  […]

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Busker the Musical Goes Live

Busker the Musical Goes Live

16 June 2016

Busker the Musical is a unique theatrical exploration of a serious social issue, homelessness, showing at Harrogate Theatre 22nd-25th June. Over the last year Simon on the Streets have worked with the writer, director and actors to help develop a musical that will get to the heart of the issues that the homeless and specifically rough sleepers face. […]

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The Chemic Tavern to Exhibit Ex-KLF Jimmy Caulty’s Stunning “Aftermath Dislocation Principle”

The Chemic Tavern to Exhibit Ex-KLF Jimmy Caulty’s Stunning “Aftermath Dislocation Principle”

16 June 2016

The ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) was a major highlight at Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’. It is now being toured throughout the UK and will land at the Chemic Tavern, Woodhouse, Leeds for a week on the Thursday 14th of July. Housed in a 40 ft shipping container, The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) is a monumental post-riot landscape in […]

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Food, Fun and Fundraising at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice Summer Fair

Food, Fun and Fundraising at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice Summer Fair

16 June 2016

Following last year’s success, Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice will hold its popular Summer Fair on Saturday 25 June. The fair is regarded as one of the best days out where families and friends can enjoy an afternoon in the sun and join in an array of activities. From 11am to 3pm across the grounds of […]

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Beulah Festival Returns to Move Bodies and Souls

Beulah Festival Returns to Move Bodies and Souls

16 June 2016

Beulah Festival, a holistic event focusing on health and wellbeing, now in its third year, takes place at Lime Tree Farm, Nr Ripon, 22nd to 25th July. Throughout the weekend, festival goers will be invited to take part in workshops on various yoga disciplines, including Ashtanga and Kundalini. There will also be opportunities to try […]

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