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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
Bubble Schmeisis: An Exploration of Jewish Identity

Bubble Schmeisis: An Exploration of Jewish Identity

19 April 2017

  Nick Cassenbaum’s folk history of a once vibrant culture and insight into a fading community comes to Slung Low’s HUB in Leeds on 7 May and Huddersfield’s Laurence Batley Theatre on 8 May. Bubbemeises is Yiddish for a grandmother’s story, a tall story, an old wives’ tale. A schvitz is a Jewish Steam Bath […]

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Play to Raise Awareness of Dementia at Leeds Trinity

Play to Raise Awareness of Dementia at Leeds Trinity

19 April 2017

  A play focusing on family care issues before and after a diagnosis of dementia will be performed at Leeds Trinity University for Dementia Awareness Week on Friday 19 May. Don’t Leave Me Now, written by award-winning Leeds playwright Brian Daniels and directed by Jeni Draper, will be presented as a dramatised play reading by […]

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Nominate a Female Coach

Nominate a Female Coach

18 April 2017

  Nominations are being sought for a new campaign rewarding and inspiring female coaches. The #PassOnYourPassion campaign is running across northern England to tackle the inequality in the numbers of people coaching. Females make up only 30% of coaches in the country and only 17% of qualified coaches*. Yorkshire Sport Foundation is coordinating the campaign […]

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Leeds Groups Among Winners of Duke of York Community Initiative Awards

Leeds Groups Among Winners of Duke of York Community Initiative Awards

18 April 2017

  Eight Leeds based community groups are among the winners of a prestigious royal award. As recipients of The Duke of York’s Community Initiative each of the organisations have proved that the service they provide makes a very real difference to the community they serve. The awards, which are only open to Yorkshire groups, were […]

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Leeds Flamenco Festival

Leeds Flamenco Festival

18 April 2017

  The Leeds Flamenco Festival, an annual event organised by Arts@Trinity and Instituto Cervantes, is taking place at Holy Trinity Church Leeds (LS1 6HW) on 26th -27th May. For the past four years, the Leeds Flamenco Festival has brought the world’s best flamenco artists to the city and this year is no exception. The concert program will […]

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Japanese Fabric Stencils with Stories to Tell

Japanese Fabric Stencils with Stories to Tell

18 April 2017

  A exhibition featuring beautiful, delicate paper stencils from Japan  recently opened at University of Leeds textiles museum and runs until 7th December. ‘Katagami – the Craft of the Japanese Stencil’ is at ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles, and celebrates one of the archive’s major collections featuring Japanese textile dyeing stencils. “Through drilling, […]

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Dementia Friendly Leeds Awarded Funding to Support Local Communities

Dementia Friendly Leeds Awarded Funding to Support Local Communities

18 April 2017

  Dementia Friendly Leeds, hosted by the Leeds Older People’s Forum, recently received a Third Sector Health Grant of £24,613, which will be used to support two communities in North Leeds to become dementia friendly (these have not been chosen yet, contact www.opforum.org.uk/dementia for details). The grant is from NHS Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group, […]

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Hot 8 Brass Band Rocks The Wardrobe

Hot 8 Brass Band Rocks The Wardrobe

18 April 2017

   New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band, who thankfully seem to be becoming regular visitors to Leeds, kicked off the long Easter weekend in their customary funky style by tearing the roof off the sucka at The Wardrobe last Thursday evening. Playing non-stop with a high-energy set that spanned more than two hours, the band […]

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Japanese Fabric Stencils with Stories to Tell

Japanese Fabric Stencils with Stories to Tell

13 April 2017

A exhibition featuring beautiful, delicate paper stencils from Japan recently opened at University of Leeds textiles museum and runs until 7th December. ‘Katagami – the Craft of the Japanese Stencil’ is at ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles, and celebrates one of the archive’s major collections featuring Japanese textile dyeing stencils. “Through drilling, punching […]

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Watching Out for Nidderdale Wildlife

Watching Out for Nidderdale Wildlife

13 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 grant of […]

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