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International Day of Disabled Persons

The International Day of Disabled Persons is today, 3 December, with a 2020 theme of hidden disabilities. We don’t necessarily notice those with chronic pain, hearing impairment, brain injuries, autism, learning disabilities or mental illness, so this year, the aim is to raise awareness of the impact for sufferers, many of whom remain silent in […] Leeds Living …


Opera North’s Light up Lives

Opera North is asking for help to light up lives in schools, communities and homes by connecting people through music this Christmas. Music can have such a positive impact on wellbeing, which is why Opera North continues to provide this form of entertainment and escapism at this particularly challenging time. In order to extend its […] Leeds Living …



Burn Bright’s Better in Person

This digitally commissioned anthology returns via Zoom on 14 December at 8 p.m. in a northern-centric instalment. Five talented women writers capture the reality of the north in an eye opener brought to you in partnership with Hull Truck Theatre, Live Theatre, Octagon Theatre and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. The writers – Shannon Barker, Olivia […] Leeds Living …




In Conversation with Yousra Imran

Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran’s debut novel, won the Hashtag Publishing prize in 2020. Yousra is half-English and half-Egyptian. She grew up in London and moved to the Arabian Peninsula when she was fifteen. Her book focuses upon the culture shock she experienced on moving to a more restrictive society where her father had […] Leeds Living …