Previews

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 …


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 …


Leeds Own Christmas Carol

It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds, surprisingly packed with festive spirit, music and a little magic as the tale is re-told at Leeds Playhouse. The prospect of theatre lights once again shining brightly despite the pandemic is a welcome one for so many of us. A Christmas Carol is due to open on 3 December, […] Leeds Living …


Talking Heads at Leeds Playhouse

Two of Alan Bennett’s monologues will be performed at Leeds Playhouse on 12 – 14 November. The first is performed by Imelda Staunton in A Lady of Letters directed by Jonathan Kent. The second sees Maxine Peake in Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet directed by Sarah Frankcom. Leeds Playhouse has already announced Connecting Voices, a collaboration between Leeds Playhouse and Opera North, which runs […] Leeds Living …


In Conversation With Abigail Scott Paul, Director of External Relations, Leeds 2023.

Abigail Scott Paull joined Creative Director Kully Thiarai and Executive Director Mark Hollander at Leeds 2023 in March, taking on the responsibility of the company’s communications and partnerships activities. Abigail was previously employed as the Deputy Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement at Yorkshire based social change charity, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, where she made […] Leeds Living …


Switch ON: Opera North’s New Autumn Programme

Opera North is committed to making music for communities across the North of England, and via its Switch ON programme whilst audiences are not yet permitted indoors. The previously planned season of large-scale operas which were schedule from September onwards had to be postponed, so this autumn, Opera North will produce new outdoor events as […]
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FUDGE. – Lyric Video Online Premiere 6 July

FUDGE. is to release a lyric video of their second single, ‘Not A Threat, Just A Warning’, marking the start of the band’s new ventures, as well as the impact of their first two years on the scene. The track has been showcased on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BBC Radio 6, and has attracted […]
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Leeds East Airport – Drive-in Music Venue

This summer, Leeds East Airport will be the venue for drive-in concerts, each one welcoming around 300 cars, with acts such as Dizzee Rascal and Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley. The shows will be supported by high-quality sound and high definition LED screens. Utilita Live From The Drive-In is presenting the shows whilst concert venues remain […]
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