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(The Fall of) The Master Builder at West Yorkshire Playhouse Photography Exhibition Shows Ancient Egyptian Influence in Yorkshire Full Cast Announced for Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical
 
(The Fall of) The Master Builder at West Yorkshire Playhouse

(The Fall of) The Master Builder at West Yorkshire Playhouse

    So…… in discussing Ibsen’s play ‘The Master Builder’ with actor Reece Dinsdale, West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director, James Brining, posed the question – ‘What If?’ They decided to take a strand from Ibsen’s play and run with it. I did wonder why – why fiddle with a good play, let’s just see ‘The […]

(The Fall of) The Master Builder at West Yorkshire Playhouse
Photography Exhibition Shows Ancient Egyptian Influence in Yorkshire

Photography Exhibition Shows Ancient Egyptian Influence in Yorkshire

  A new photography exhibition, ‘Resurrecting Ancient Egypt’, opens at Cannon Hall, Barnsley this month, featuring images by Jennifer Robertson and Lynne Fletcher of Kyte Photography. The Kyte Photography team worked with world-renowned Egyptologist, Prof Joann Fletcher, to  resurrect Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire with a collection of photographs taken across the county inspired by Ancient […]

Photography Exhibition Shows Ancient Egyptian Influence in Yorkshire
Full Cast Announced for Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical

Full Cast Announced for Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical

  Fat Friends The Musical premieres at Leeds Grand Theatre this November and the first image of the full cast has been unveiled. Joining the previously announced cast, Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten) will take on the role of Julia, Kevin Kennedy (Coronation Street) stars as Fergus, Yorkshire’s own Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You) appears […]

Full Cast Announced for Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical
WYP’s Youth Theatre Explores Mental Health With New Production

WYP’s Youth Theatre Explores Mental Health With New Production

16 October 2017

  A poignant production which explores young people’s mental health is being created by West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Youth Theatre in collaboration with Leeds Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Written for West Yorkshire Playhouse by Rebecca Manley, Zoetrope follows seven young people as they tackle emotional and behavioural difficulties in a timely exploration of […]

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Leeds at War; a Tale of a City of Culture

Leeds at War; a Tale of a City of Culture

16 October 2017

  It is somewhat fitting that on Remembrance Day this year, the City Varieties Music Hall will welcome a production that commemorates both Armistice and the theatre’s own starring role during World War 1. Those Were The Days takes to the stage on Saturday 11th November  – exactly 99 years after the hostilities of WW1 ended. […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Campaign ‘One You’ Launches in Leeds

Healthy Lifestyle Campaign ‘One You’ Launches in Leeds

11 October 2017

  This month sees the launch of a free healthy living service that aims to help Leeds residents make positive changes to their lifestyle and behaviour to improve their health. Commissioned by Leeds City Council following a comprehensive health needs assessment,  One You Leeds provides personalised support planning and allows people to access a range […]

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Help Tell the Story of Yorkshire’s Queens of Industry

Help Tell the Story of Yorkshire’s Queens of Industry

11 October 2017

    Armley Mills Industrial Museum wants to find out more about the women who were standard bearers for a golden age in Yorkshire’s industrial heritage, and were once crowned the queens of their industries, ahead of a new exhibition celebrating their legacy. The Museum, formerly the world’s largest woolen mill, will host the exhibition […]

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Day to Celebrate the World’s First Moving Images, Shot in Leeds

Day to Celebrate the World’s First Moving Images, Shot in Leeds

11 October 2017

A day of events to celebrate Louis Le Prince, the cinema pioneer internationally recognised for filming the world’s first moving images in Leeds, will be hosted by Leeds Beckett University. Taking place on Thursday 2 November, the ‘Celebrating Louis Le Prince’ event will include a guest lecture on experimental film and the opening of an […]

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Aljosa Skorja Conducts The Peti Consort at Chap A Methodist Church

Aljosa Skorja Conducts The Peti Consort at Chap A Methodist Church

11 October 2017

  The Péti Consort, a specialist vocal consort led by Slovenian conductor, Aljosa Skorja, will perform its third concert in Chapel Allerton Methodist Church, 20 Town Street, LS7 4NB at 7.30pm on Saturday 28th October. The Consort draws experienced singers from the north of England together for a handful of rehearsals just before the concert. […]

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For the Record…Fuzzy Jones Has a New Single Out

For the Record…Fuzzy Jones Has a New Single Out

09 October 2017

  Fuzzy Jones, singer-songwriter, vinyl enthusiast and spellbinding pixie queen of Junk Shop Folk has just dropped a 45rpm beauty, highlighting the wonder of her magnificent voice-pipes. Recorded at her own All Things Analogue Studios, where she and her collaborators kick it old school with some heavy-duty vintage equipment, ‘Blue Jean’ begins dreamily with slinky […]

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Launch of New Book to Help Caregivers

Launch of New Book to Help Caregivers

06 October 2017

  Local author and speaker, Linda Sage, is launching her new book ‘Caring for the Caregiver’ on 25th November and she’ll be joined by singer/ songwriter Fuzzy Jones, performing her new single (recently reviewed in North Leeds Life) and other songs. Presenting an introduction to her book, Linda will talk about how those working in caring […]

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Spain Meets Scotland Meets Yorkshire – A Dynamic Dance Experience

Spain Meets Scotland Meets Yorkshire – A Dynamic Dance Experience

06 October 2017

Leeds-based dance company, Slanjayvah Danza perform their new show at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton on 14th Nov. ‘6 Feet, 3 Shoes’ is a celebration of friendship, cultural exchange and history through dance, music and storytelling.  Telling the tale of three friends, how they meet and communicate without words.  Over time they learn exceptional Spanglish, […]

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Jake Lends a Hand at Premiere of New Lego Ninjago Film

Jake Lends a Hand at Premiere of New Lego Ninjago Film

06 October 2017

  Jake Frood (9), the world’s youngest black belt master, was recently asked to help out Warner Bros and the Lego brand when they launched the premiere of the new Lego Ninjago Movie at London Bridge. Jake, who represents England on the Kickboxing Team and who attends Broadgate Primary School in Horsforth, joined CBBCs Dick […]

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