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An Original Presentation of Northanger Abbey by Box Tale Soup New Adaptation of La Strada at The Playhouse is Wonderful Kenneth Armitage at the University of Leeds
 
An Original Presentation of Northanger Abbey by Box Tale Soup

An Original Presentation of Northanger Abbey by Box Tale Soup

Northanger Abbey is Jane Austen’s gothic tale of a young girl and her over-active imagination. Seventeen year old Catherine Morland starts her adventure in Bath where she meets two new families, the Thorpes and the Tilneys. It is the ins and outs of these relationships coupled with an overactive imagination, fed by her love of gothic romances, […]

An Original Presentation of Northanger Abbey by Box Tale Soup
New Adaptation of La Strada at The Playhouse is Wonderful

New Adaptation of La Strada at The Playhouse is Wonderful

  A brand new stage adaptation of Federico Fellini’s 1957 Oscar-winning film, La Strada, is at West Yorkshire Playhouse until Saturday 29th April and it is wonderful! It is touching, quirky, ethereal, sad, clever, funny, and Gelsomina’s voice at the end had me in tears! Directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson, with music by […]

New Adaptation of La Strada at The Playhouse is Wonderful
Kenneth Armitage at the University of Leeds

Kenneth Armitage at the University of Leeds

A new exhibition at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds, celebrates the work of Kenneth Armitage, one of the most important British sculptors of the post-war period. The exhibition marks the homecoming of work by the artist who was born in Roundhay in 1916 and studied at Leeds College of Art. “Armitage […]

Kenneth Armitage at the University of Leeds
From Buenos Aires to Briggate

From Buenos Aires to Briggate

28 April 2017

Where Argentinian tango and Bulgarian folk meet Vivaldi, audiences can expect the unexpected. On 21st May Manchester Collective is bringing together musicians from Poland, Hungary, India and the UK at Lambert’s Yard  to present ‘The Accordion’, with Eurovision Musicians Contest finalist, Bartosz Glowacki at the helm. “When you take it out of the concert hall, music can be […]

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New Yorkshire Murder Mystery Series

New Yorkshire Murder Mystery Series

28 April 2017

A fascinating and atmospheric crime mystery begins when a body is discovered deep in a cave system in the Yorkshire Dales. There are numerous suspects in the local village, but how did the body get there? And why did it apparently disappear for a while? The solution involves unusual historical research, a dramatic exploration of […]

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Reinforcing Meanwood’s Identity in Stone!

Reinforcing Meanwood’s Identity in Stone!

28 April 2017

  A carved sandstone block, reinforcing Meanwood’s unique identity, was recently installed in the heart of Meanwood. The location was an overgrown, scruffy area at the junction of Green Road and Stonegate before Meanwood Valley Partnership decided to do something about it. “Nestled between Headingley and Moortown, Meanwood tends to get overlooked”, said Chris Sheard, the Partnership’s Chairman and […]

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Forward Leeds Runs Leeds Half Marathon for The Crypt

Forward Leeds Runs Leeds Half Marathon for The Crypt

28 April 2017

  Staff from drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds are running to raise funds for the homeless charity St George’s Crypt. Six members of the team at Forward Leeds are running in the Leeds Half Marathon on the 14th May and raising money for St. George’s Crypt. St. George’s Crypt is a Leeds based charity […]

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Marc Raises £1,000 for Barnardo’s

Marc Raises £1,000 for Barnardo’s

26 April 2017

  Marcellus Springer from Horsforth recently raised £1,000 for Barnardo’s by writing two colourful children’s books of poetry – ‘There is a Mouse…’ and ‘There is a Spider…’ illustrated by Justin Leeming. The books were written for Marc’s four grandchildren after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and printed as a fundraising exercise for […]

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The Pinball Wizard Comes to The Playhouse

The Pinball Wizard Comes to The Playhouse

26 April 2017

  A spectacular new production of The Who’s celebrated cult classic Tommy arrives at West Yorkshire Playhouse from Thursday 4 – Saturday 13 May. Kerry Michael directs this energetic production which sees traumatised young Tommy cease to communicate with the outside world, before finding his salvation and becoming a national sensation through playing pinball. This bold […]

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Interview with Andrew Lancel, Star of A Judgement in Stone

Interview with Andrew Lancel, Star of A Judgement in Stone

21 April 2017

  Ruth Rendell’s thrilling mystery A Judgement in Stone is at The Grand Theatre from Monday, 24th – Saturday 29th April. Actor Andrew Lancel took time out to talk about his role in the production.   Q: How did you get involved with the play and what attracted you to it? A: Working with Roy […]

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Ageing Without Children Legal Questions Seminar

Ageing Without Children Legal Questions Seminar

21 April 2017

    The Ageing Without Children (AWOC) group is hosting a free session to answer the legal questions of people who are getting older and do not have children to rely on for help with their affairs on Thursday 11th May, 2 – 4pm at the John Lewis Community Hub, Victoria Gate, Leeds. One if […]

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Rosie Kay Dance Co at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

Rosie Kay Dance Co at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

20 April 2017

    Award-winning Rosie Kay Dance Company comes to Leeds this May with a thrilling new work, MK ULTRA. Performing at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre on 9 May for one night only, this is an exploration of the bizarre realm of mind control conspiracies from the choreographer of the five star 5 SOLDIERS […]

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Watching Out for Nidderdale Wildlife

Watching Out for Nidderdale Wildlife

20 April 2017

    The Rivers Nidd, Skell and Washburn tumble through some of the most charismatic landscapes in the Yorkshire Dales and provide a home for an array of wonderful wildlife. This area is the focus of The Wild Watch – a new Yorkshire Wildlife Trust project. Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty recently received a […]

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