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Transform 2015 Jonathan Miller Directs King Lear at West Yorkshire Playhouse Wave… Five Years On
 
Transform 2015

Transform 2015

Transform, the successful and much loved festival of theatre arts is (sort of) back for 2015. The festival has grown so much over the last four years it is now expanding beyond the walls of the West Yorkshire Playhouse and indeed Leeds’ city limits to the wider world. It is set to become an independent […]

Transform 2015
Jonathan Miller Directs King Lear at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Jonathan Miller Directs King Lear at West Yorkshire Playhouse

After the critical and award-winning success of Rutherford & Son, opera and theatre director Jonathan Miller joins forces again with Barrie Rutter and Northern Broadsides to direct Shakespeare’s King Lear, which comes to West Yorkshire Playhouse from 8th -18th April. This is the story of a family at war with itself. Lear, an ageing and […]

Jonathan Miller Directs King Lear at West Yorkshire Playhouse
Wave… Five Years On

Wave… Five Years On

Five years ago artist Jo Lee was commissioned by East Street Arts and funded by Leeds City Council to produce a piece of work to celebrate the elderly residents of the city. The outcome was Wave – a mixed media installation that includes a hundred cast hands cradling old photographic memories. Wave is on show […]

Wave… Five Years On
Jeremy Hardy Comes to City Varieties

Jeremy Hardy Comes to City Varieties

27 April 2015

Jeremy Hardy will perform at City Varieties in May as he begins his 4th decade as a stand-up. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 31 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 31 years to go. Last year, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the […]

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The Deranged Marriage at West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Deranged Marriage at West Yorkshire Playhouse

23 April 2015

Presented by Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre, the tenth anniversary tour of The Deranged Marriage comes to West Yorkshire Playhouse from 6-10 May. It provides a fresh look at Asian wedding tradition with a uniquely British twist and welcomes the audience as wedding guests to take their part in the fun, tears, drama and chaos […]

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Local Photographer Wins Accolade for Beautiful ‘At the Water’s Edge’ Shot

Local Photographer Wins Accolade for Beautiful ‘At the Water’s Edge’ Shot

22 April 2015

Shaun Walby, an amateur photographer from Horsforth, recently made it through to the final of Outdoor Photographer of the Year international competition with the only UK/Yorkshire image. Shaun scooped the prize in the ‘At the Water’s Edge’ category with this exquisite capture of a misty morning on the Strid on the river Wharfe at Bolton […]

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Slam Dunk Returns!

Slam Dunk Returns!

22 April 2015

Slam Dunk, the UK’s leading Metal, Punk, Hardcore, Emo festival, takes place over the May bank holiday weekend at  Millennium Square, taking over the area surrounding it, up to and including Leeds Beckett University. Having won the Keerang! Best Festival Award 2014, this year’s event promises to be it’s biggest and best yet. Tickets are […]

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Adam Buxton Headlines Ilkley Film Festival May Programme of Screenings

Adam Buxton Headlines Ilkley Film Festival May Programme of Screenings

22 April 2015

Ilkley Film Festival returns in May with a day of programming, headlined by Sony Award winning Adam Buxton. It follows a record breaking second festival in February which attracted almost 5,000 people to 26 events and screenings in the town. As the clock strikes 12 noon on Sunday 24th May, Ilkley Film Festival will kick off […]

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Film Review: While We’re Young

Film Review: While We’re Young

22 April 2015

While We’re Young Directed by: Noah Baumbach Starring: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried Cert: 15 Running Time: 97 Mins Noah Baumbach, one time Wes Anderson collaborator and director of ‘The Squid and the Whale’ and ‘Greenberg and Francis Ha’, is an auteur who, much like Alexander Payne, specialises in making smart, emotionally […]

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AltComCab Comedy Night at Trinity Church on Boar Lane

AltComCab Comedy Night at Trinity Church on Boar Lane

22 April 2015

Those marvellous mirth merchants, AltComCab, specialists in staging comedy events in unusual spaces, are back at Arts@Trinity on Boar Lane  29th May at 7:15pm. The headliner for the evening is Bethany Black – the UK’s only goth, lesbian, transgender comedian and also – due to her role in Channel 4’s ‘Cucumber’ – the first trans […]

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Debut Play From Spoken Word Artist Polarbear

Debut Play From Spoken Word Artist Polarbear

20 April 2015

Back Down is the highly anticipated first play by Birmingham-born Steven Camden, more commonly known as the award-winning spoken word artist Polarbear. Directed by Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Associate Director, Tessa Walker, Back Down is an insightful and funny coming-of-age story which comes to Carriageworks Theatre 30 April. Never been camping before, none of us have, […]

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