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CONTAINED at WYP: Rethinking Disability Leeds Mencap’s Corporate Challenge Is Back! Music and Cinema at Howard Assembly Room
 
CONTAINED at WYP: Rethinking Disability

CONTAINED at WYP: Rethinking Disability

    Mind the Gap, England’s largest learning disability theatre company, begins the tour of new show CONTAINED at West Yorkshire Playhouse Friday 10 – Saturday 11 March. Starring nine learning-disabled performers, including Liam Bairstow (Coronation Street, ITV) and Jez Colborne (Irresistible, London 2012 Olympic Games), who’s original score and lyrics feature in the show, […]

CONTAINED at WYP: Rethinking Disability
Leeds Mencap’s Corporate Challenge Is Back!

Leeds Mencap’s Corporate Challenge Is Back!

  The Leeds Mencap Apprentice challenge is back for a fourth year and seeking creative, entrepreneurial teams to battle it out for the top spot. Just how much money could you make in seven weeks with just a £50 loan? As well as providing a fantastic opportunity to improve team working and fulfil corporate social […]

Leeds Mencap’s Corporate Challenge Is Back!
Music and Cinema at Howard Assembly Room

Music and Cinema at Howard Assembly Room

The Howard Assembly Room continues to mash up music and cinema in exciting and innovative ways with its ongoing FILMusic series. A bittersweet cinematic treat for Valentine’s Day is The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (£5) with a live musical prelude. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colour and told through the lilting songs of the great […]

Music and Cinema at Howard Assembly Room
AT-iD Project Gives Yorkshire Teens a Voice

AT-iD Project Gives Yorkshire Teens a Voice

08 February 2017

The Adopted Teens Identity (AT-iD) project recently screened its independent film ‘Voices’ at Hyde Park Picture House. The featurette was produced to raise awareness about the challenges and misconceptions around adoption for older children. It highlights the impact of adoption and its effect on building relationships with families, friends and peers. The event featured a […]

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Babe, The Sheep Pig Visits Temple Newsam

Babe, The Sheep Pig Visits Temple Newsam

08 February 2017

Babe, The Sheep Pig had his first taste of Yorkshire farm-life in preparation for a visit to West Yorkshire Playhouse.   Visiting Temple Newsham’s Home Farm, the plucky piglet with a talent for herding sheep put his skills into practice, rounding up the farm’s rare-breed flock and putting them safely away in their pens.   […]

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Northern Ballet’s ‘1984’ a Winner at National Dance Awards

Northern Ballet’s ‘1984’ a Winner at National Dance Awards

07 February 2017

    Northern Ballet was delighted to have been recognised at this year’s National Dance Awards after choreographer Jonathan Watkins won the award for Best Classical Choreography for 1984. Cathy Marston, choreographer of Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre was nominated for the same award, alongside Anabelle Lopez Ochoa (Broken Wings for English National Ballet), Jean-Christophe Maillot (Taming of the Shrew for Bolshoi […]

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Camille O’Sullivan’s ‘Carny Dream’ at City Varieties

Camille O’Sullivan’s ‘Carny Dream’ at City Varieties

06 February 2017

    Award winning singer and actress Camille O’Sullivan brings her new show The Carny Dream to Leeds City Varieties on March 12th. The French-Irish songstress is one of the country’s most celebrated artists and is taking her unique and enchanting performances on tour in the spring of 2017. Camille O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s […]

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Hilarious Musical Satirist Mitch Benn Comes to Leeds

Hilarious Musical Satirist Mitch Benn Comes to Leeds

03 February 2017

  One of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country, Mitch Benn arrives at Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds on Saturday 25 February. A regular on BBC1’s “The One Show” as the writer and arranger of “The Complaints Choir” and composer for two satirical topical ditties a week for “The Now Show” for BBC Radio […]

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Refu-Jazz: Benefit Concert All-Dayer at Headingley HEART

Refu-Jazz: Benefit Concert All-Dayer at Headingley HEART

02 February 2017

  On Saturday February 11th, Headingley HEART is hosting a day of live jazz performances and workshops in aid of several refugee charites with some of Yorkshire’s finest jazz musicians are coming together to help raise desperately needed funds for people fleeing war. This is a great opportunity to support this worthy cause and enjoy […]

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Calling All Poets, Beatboxers, Spoken Word Artists and Performers: Open Auditions at WYP

Calling All Poets, Beatboxers, Spoken Word Artists and Performers: Open Auditions at WYP

02 February 2017

  West Yorkshire Playhouse is holding open auditions to meet poets, spoken word artists, performers, beatboxers and other exciting young artists from West Yorkshire, to act in its new production of Zodwa Nyoni’s Ode to Leeds. Directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director James Brining, Ode to Leeds tells the story of five young poets from […]

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Yorkshire in West End Spotlight

Yorkshire in West End Spotlight

02 February 2017

  Welcome to Yorkshire has been unveiled as the official destination partner of the musical The Girls in the West End. Based on the true story of Yorkshire’s Calendar Girls, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new musical will be at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End from Saturday, January 28. The partnership will see […]

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Ending homelessness – A Talk at Leeds Trinity University

Ending homelessness – A Talk at Leeds Trinity University

31 January 2017

Ways to end homelessness will be discussed tomorrow, Wednesday 1 February at Leeds Trinity University by an international charity which provides help for homeless and disadvantaged people of all ages around the world. The free talk will be delivered by Mark McGreevy OBE, Group Chief Executive of Depaul International. Currently based in Chicago, USA, Mr […]

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Post-Grad Open Events at Leeds Trinity University

Post-Grad Open Events at Leeds Trinity University

30 January 2017

    Take Your Career to the Next Level with a Postgraduate Degree from Leeds Trinity University Do you want to continue your studies after your undergraduate degree? Progress in your career? Change career? Or do you want to explore in-depth a subject that you’re passionate about? Whatever your motivation, Leeds Trinity is holding a […]

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