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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 …



SALT – Open on East Parade

SALT– An award-winning craft brewery and winner of SIBA UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery taproom, has opened SALT Leeds, a New York-style concept. The venue, formerly known as Craft Asylum #2, has created a stylish beer and cocktail drinking destination just round the corner from Greek Street, where you can enjoy 8 different cocktails on […] 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 …


The Warehouse Re-launch is on its way

Leeds music lovers can expect to welcome artists from around the UK and further afield, as The Warehouse celebrates its major refurbishment. Live events will be added to the iconic space which has been home to club nights in the heart of the City for over 40 years. Live events until 10 p.m. will be […] Leeds Living …


In Conversation With Mina Kashmir

Back in July 2020, we spoke with Mina Kashmir, three months into setting up her food business in the midst of a global pandemic. Almost a year later we caught up again to see how she is getting on. We talked about the challenges, achievements and what’s next in the world of Cinnabon (delicious sweet […] Leeds Living …