Art & Culture

In Conversation With Carrieanne Vivianette, Producer and Director at Leeds CVIVArts Theatre

Our writer Fe spoke to Carrieanne about CVIVArts’ latest production ‘What Are You Hungry For? and the research and development activities which led to it. The project and the resulting performance deal with concepts related to mental health, accentuated the more so with World Mental Health Day on 10 October. How the project’s title came […] Leeds Living …


Balbir Singh Dance Company – Reconnecting Those in Care Homes With The Community

In June 2021, Balbir Singh Dance Company – BSDC – launched ‘Down Memory Lane’, engaging residents and staff from six of Leeds’ care homes through dance and film to address the isolation caused by the pandemic.  Funded by Leeds Inspired, the project engaged residents and staff of six Leeds care homes including the MHA Gledhow […] Leeds Living …


Jitney – Drama Returns to Leeds Playhouse

Leeds Playhouse and Headlong Theatre have announced their co-production of Jitney, author August Wilson’s mix of conflict, tragedy, secrecy, reconciliation and love. Written in 1979, it won the Olivier best play of the year in 2001. The story is set in 1970s Pittsburgh and centres on a company of taxi drivers and their various relationships, at […] Leeds Living …



HOLST: SAVITRI; AT THE BOAR’S HEAD

Leeds Opera Festival – NORTHERN OPERA GROUP – at Morley Town Hall on 28 August. Gustav Holst’s presence on concert hall programmes has been in sharp decline ever since the death of his indefatigable champion, daughter Imogen, in 1984. Nowadays, his reputation rests again where it began, over a hundred years ago, with nothing but […] Leeds Living …


Waitress – Coming to Leeds Grand Theatre

The smash-hit musical comedy Waitress is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 September, brought to the stage by a ground-breaking female-led creative team. Jenna dreams of being happy some day as she expertly makes her pies and waits on tables – but life easily becomes complicated when a new doctor comes […] Leeds Living …


Leeds Grand Youth Theatre – Sharing Lockdown Work

Leeds Grand Youth Theatre (LGYT) presented an evening of original writing, songs and choreography in a special, one-off Summer Sharing for friends and family on Saturday 31 July. This took the place of their usual summer musical. It was accompanied by three short behind-the-scenes films by film-maker Kerry Maule to document and celebrate everything LGYT […] Leeds Living …


Leeds Poetry Festival

Between July 19th and 25th, Leeds was treated to a week of poetry and spoken word, thanks to Leeds Poetry Festival. The Festival, which included open mic nights, performances by local poets and performers, and workshops, was hosted at venues across the City. I attended a couple of the events to get a feel for […] Leeds Living …