Art & Culture

Mother of The Revolution: The World Premiere – at Leeds Industrial Museum

Rehearsals are underway for the world premiere folk musical ‘Mother of the Revolution’. Based on an original concept and directed by archipelago art collective’s co-founder Beth Knight, Mother of the Revolution will unearth the untold story of Yorkshire legend and successful industrialist Betty Beecroft, alongside those of the working communities that followed her. The script […] Leeds Living …



Northlight Arts Centre: A Knife Painting Art Class

Intrepid Leeds Living writer Blagovesta Tacheva signed up for Heather Burton‘s sellout Painting WIth Knives art class – with surprising results! Northlight Arts Centre is a not-for-profit arts centre and gallery in Chapel Allerton offering a wide range of art workshops and classes (including life drawing, lino printing and watercolours), hosting exhibitions and organising music […] Leeds Living …



Elliott Hudson College: A Collaboration With The British Library

In an exciting collaboration between Elliott Hudson College and the prestigious British Library, a group of students has spearheaded an innovative project, culminating in the creation of an animated film “Myths & Legends: A South Leeds Odyssey.” The project marked the British Library’s first co-creation venture with students from Elliott Hudson College, aiming to represent […] Leeds Living …


Karma Dance: Mind The Dance, a Triple Bill – at The Carriageworks Theatre on 6 October

Karma Dance invites you to embark on an extraordinary journey of artistic exploration with “MIND THE DANCE.” This captivating triple bill delves deep into themes of individuality, multiculturalism, and the eloquent language of silence.* Here’s what you can expect: HOMO “HOme to my MOther”: A poignant and auto-ethnographical experience that courageously navigates the terrain of mental […] Leeds Living …


The House With Chicken Legs Cast Announced

Les Enfants Terribles and HOME Manchester present The House with Chicken Legs – at Leeds Playhouse. Written by Sophie Anderson and adapted by Oliver Lansley.   A cracking cast has been revealed for the premiere UK stage tour of The House with Chicken Legs – including two familiar faces to audiences at Leeds Playhouse.  Award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles and HOME Manchester are bringing Sophie […] Leeds Living …


Northern Ballet Autumn 2023

Northern Ballet presents Federico Bonelli’s first season as Artistic Director 2023/24, connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds – from UK and world premieres created by new voices with fresh perspectives, to a classic repertoire revival. Federico Bonelli, Artistic Director of Northern Ballet: “I am thrilled to present my first season as Artistic Director […] Leeds Living …


Northern Ballet’s Expressions – 10 Year Anniversary

Expressions, Northern Ballet’s festival of inclusive dance, will this year include the premiere of a new digital work with Ability group dancers, directed and choreographed by Ben Wright. Every Little Thing is a Change is a dance film featuring Northern Ballet dancers alongside dancers from Ability, a course for adults with additional learning support needs. […] Leeds Living …


Opera North – Mozart: Requiem and Neo Muyanga: After Tears

I have known and loved Mozart’s Requiem for over 50 years, the last and, intriguingly, unfinished work by one of music’s unequivocal geniuses. I have sung in it. I have listened to dozens of performances and recordings, from church settings to concert hall, chamber choirs to major choral societies, organ accompaniment to full classical orchestra, […] Leeds Living …