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  1. Preview The Ladykillers

  2. Preview Jack DeJohnette Tour

  3. Preview Leeds International Film Festival Classic Film Screenings

  4. Preview Don’t Falter at Baby Jupiter

A night of simple indie-pop pleasures greets you on the first Saturday or… (Read more...)

Preview Dog-Eared Collective

Mischievously witty Leeds sketch comics Dog-Eared Collective come to The Carriageworks on 3rd March

Struggling to imagine awacky and wonderful world with Abba steam-room wrestling, Girl Guides, topless grandmas and Paddington Bear meets R&B? Well, look no further, we’ve found you one very extraordinary night out.

Renowned for their unique and surreal performances, Kathryn Hanke, James Huntington, Joanna Hutt and Jenny Thomson (otherwise known as Dog-Eared Collective) take to The Carriageworks stage 3rd March.

After their success at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2011, the Leeds quartetbring their brand spanking new show You’re Amazing. Now Look At Me to their home town.

Their chaotic comic sketches and colorful characters have seen…

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Preview Chris Addison, Leeds Town Hall, 19th February

Host of E4's Show & Tell Chris Addison is set to take Leeds by storm as he brings his new comedy gig up north

Ever wondered where in Leeds you can find tattoos, the Royal Family and republicanism all under one roof? Well look no further as funny man Chris Addison is back and he’s stopping off in Leeds as part of his 39 date national tour The Time is Now, Again.

You may recognise this face for discussing Wombles, the barriers of language and sweetcorn’s Green Giant on popular comedy show Mock the Week – where he holds a regular seat on the panel – as well as programmes like Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo and the BAFTA-winning…

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Preview Band of Skulls

After three years of touring and enjoying the success of their debut record, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, Band of Skulls will be back in Leeds with new material. We chatted with drummer Matt Hayward about the Southampton band’s sophomore effort, their post-gig rituals and how much they love Leeds

Although we haven’t heard anything new from Band of Skulls since their 2009 album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, the blues rock trio have been able to keep themselves fresh in our minds through other means. From placements on various films and TV programmes including True Blood, Skins and My Soul to Take and appearing on The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack, fans don’t have to wait for the band’s next gig to hear their music. And with music sales decreasing each day, the band welcome these opportunities to expose Band of Skulls to people who normally wouldn’t listen to…

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Preview Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Leeds Grand Theatre

Gauche geezer gets geisher, then gives her grief

Tim Albery’s Madama Butterfly is brought forward in time to the 1950s, presumably to evoke a backdrop of that decade’s fresh wave of American imperialism in the Far East, though the production’s specific target is the seedy exploitation of child-brides, however well-mannered and formalised, rather than a more generalised cultural domineering by a colonial superpower.

Butterfly is the unfortunate casualty of a ritualised sex-trade, not a theatre of war and occupation. The production begins and ends with a silent portrayal of the brutal, desensitised underworld of a bordello’s backroom, a stark contrast to the emotional musical rollercoaster that is the…

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Preview Glamourie Exhibition at Project Space Leeds

Contemporary northern art talent set to impress at new exhibition

Since it was founded in 2006, Project Space Leeds has showcased some of the most innovative and creative talent around through various forms of art including talks, seminars and education workshops, as well as a vibrant exhibitions programme. Its aim is to place Leeds on the national and international radar by featuring both local artists and those from further afield.

‘Glamourie’ is the latest exhibition to be shown at PSL and it features work from 26 northern contemporary British artists. A number of new and exciting works will be going on show, such as Joseph Lewes’ Portative Church, in which…

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Preview FILMusic Season at Howard Assembly Room

An investigation into the relationship between music and film takes over the Leeds city centre venue for much of the month

Film and music have, of course, always been intrinsically linked. From the early days where silent films were shown in cinemas accompanied by a live pianist, to some of the great modern composers – the likes of Phillip Glass and Ennio Morricone – providing the musical backdrop to a number of great and often classic films, and then more recently certain directors, such as Quentin Tarantino, becoming almost as well known for the music of their films as for the films themselves.

To celebrate the divine interplay of music and film, the Howard Assembly Room is giving much of…

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