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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 …


The Aftermath – The Piece Hall, Northern Broadsides and Northern Rascals.

My teenage daughter and I watched the amazing performance of The Aftermath, a Northern Broadsides, Northern Rascals and Piece Hall production. The Aftermath, choreographed by Anna Holmes and Sam Ford from Northern Rascals, is an open-air dance theatre piece exploring the passion of Calderdale youth in the age of COVID-19. It is performed by 20 professional […] Leeds Living …


Nicole Joseph – Freedom Studios’ New Associate Producer

Bradford’s award-winning Freedom Studios have appointed Leeds theatre maker Nicole Joseph as Associate Producer. Nicole’s recent credits include Assistant Producer at Slung Low, where she worked on several projects including their Leeds People’s Theatre short film, The Good Book (2020). She was also Assistant Director on Oliver Twist (Leeds Playhouse, 2020) and Writer-Director of an extract of her play, Ghosts […] 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 …




Compass Festival 2021

Biennial interactive Compass Festival returns to Leeds from 19 to 28 March 2021. Imagine every Leeds ‘phone box ringing simultaneously. What about a portable museum? And a pop-up pub? These are among the first projects to be announced by the Festival directors. Museums in People’s Homes looks at how collectors engage with the world. Artist […] Leeds Living …


Opera North Announces Livestreams

Two major productions will now be livestreamed as a result of the second lockdown in England. Opera North received a grant of £2 million from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund and is determined to continue to share music with those in Northern England, whilst planning to return to live performances and tours as early as […] Leeds Living …


Support Your Local Indies this Christmas

As we reach the halfway point of the second national lockdown of the year, and draw ever closer to Christmas, the indies have united to bring the people of Leeds a convenient and easy to use online directory of local businesses. In conjunction with a social media campaign #Buyleeds, the online directory will signpost people to […] Leeds Living …