Whats On: June

Searching for the Heart of Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse, 19th-23rd June

“If Leeds was a person what would you say to it?” We can’t wait to see Searching for the Heart of Leeds at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in June. Directed by Alexander Ferris the production has a cast of 44 ranging from ages 18-83, all Leeds residents. Hear their stories from the city and learn about what Leeds means to the people who live here.

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@westyorkshireplayhouse is creating something truly amazing for its final production in June before they embark on their 14 million pound redevelopment. They have been searching for the heart of Leeds, scouring the city for the unusual and heartfelt stories of the people that live and work in Leeds. In a collision of music, movement, and the words of over 200 Leeds residents, two lost Loiners will search for the one thing that makes Leeds Leeds. #HeartofLeeds . . . #leeds #leedslife #urban #buildings #architecture #modern #supermarket #highbuildings #abstract #cities #skyscraper #modernlife #beauty #modernarchitecture #instagood #photograph #citylife #modernluxury #interiordesign #mrporter #Modaliving #cityliving #propertydevelopment #goodlife #ootd #residentialarchitecture #IGinteriors #penthouse

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Performing Gender Yorkshire Dance 1st June

Dance that makes a difference. Head down to Yorkshire Dance and see Performing Gender on the 1st June. The research sharing programme will show the experience and developments from five solo works and spark a conversation about dance, activism and gender. Each artist will present their work exploring gender and representation. 

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The Springsteen Sessions The Wardrobe 23rd June

A homage to the music instead of a lookalike band. The Springsteen Sessions were formed in Glasgow back in 2010 and have built up a strong following in the UK. Catch them at The Wardrobe on the 23rd June, a must see for Springsteen fans, the band will be performing a mixture of the well known hits, recent work and some older recordings.

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Gin and Rum Festival Royal Armouries 1-2nd June

The UK’s first Gin and Rum festival is coming to Leeds! With two sessions to choose from get your tickets and choose from over 60 different Gins and 60 different Rums, and you’re bound to find something that will tickle your taste buds from the Street Food set up. With seven themed bars, talks and master classes and live entertainment start of June in style!

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Wicked Grand Theatre & Opera House 7th June-7th July

The award winning musical will be flying into Leeds next month. The tale of good and bad, friendship, love and family. A prequel to the legendary Wizard of Oz which will have you humming the soundtrack for weeks after you see it. One not to miss, get your tickets before they sell out, the Grand Theatre is filling up fast!

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Ultimate David Bowie Brudenell Social Club 22nd June

Join Ed Blaney and his seven piece band at the Brudenell Social Club as they bring your ULTIMATE BOWIE. Performances with precise attention to detail, celebrate the music of Bowie as Ed recreates his spectacular style and showmanship.

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Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit First Direct Arena 8th June

Listen in on the shenanigans and travellers’ tales from Bill Bailey in this brainy and comical stand up. Tackling the pursuit of happiness, politics and philosophy, don’t expect to leave this one without achey cheeks.

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Leeds Waterfront Festival Leeds Dock 24th-25th June

Visit Leeds Dock in June during the Waterfront Festival. Now in it’s 11th year, the festival joins five miles of canal and river ways as the legendary dragon boat race powers through the city water channels. (Hopefully) soak up the sun, and make the most of the street food and drink pop ups that line the canal banks during the festival.