Art & Culture

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 …




Unlimited Theatre is to appoint a new Co-Artistic Director

There are changes afoot to the senior management at Unlimited Theatre, with the creation of a new Co-Artistic Director role. Applications are now open from UK-based artists who are interested in helping to lead this founder-led, non-profit organisation. Interestingly, the job description will accommodate the commitments and the hopes of whoever is appointed to this […] Leeds Living …



Chapeltown Community Nursery Photography Exhibition (until 30 June 2021.)

A community photoshoot organised by Chapeltown Community Nursery with photographer Jonathan Turner was made possible through Leeds Inspired and supported by the Aviva Community Fund via crowdfunding. People in the community were able to have a professional studio portrait taken by Jonathan, as well as having the opportunity to take a ‘Posh Selfie’. Preschool children […] Leeds Living …


Leeds Heritage Theatres

City Varieties Music Hall reopens its doors to audiences with a live performance on Monday 17 May, and there’s an exciting film programme in collaboration with sister venue Hyde Park Picture House. Judy & Liza will run for one socially distanced performance only on Thursday 20 May, alongside some of the best live and as-live […] Leeds Living …


OneMic Presents Moetry

Moetry – the award winning poetry and spoken word event returns to Leeds on 3 June at The Lockup. Moetry showcases established artists in spoken word and music, as well as those who are new to the scene. Mr Brown’s Soul Kitchen will provide food from 6pm, and whether your taste is for curried chicken […] Leeds Living …


Leeds Playhouse is 50.

The theatregoers of Leeds will no doubt be happy to help celebrate the Playhouse’s 50th anniversary this year, as audiences are safely welcomed back from May onwards. The theatre has announced an enticing season ahead, including: Six specially commissioned monologues by northern writers; a new family show; an exhibition of photographs and stories from the […] Leeds Living …


crEATe at Chow Down on 26 May

From working variously in hospitality, music and design, Rob Hallas happily fell victim to his greatest passion – cooking. With influences such as Dali and Blumenthal, he intends to deliver five hours of ‘creative wonderfulness’ during an evening at Chow Down which celebrates fresh local talent. A collection of creatives will be working alongside one […] Leeds Living …