Live at Leeds Multiple City Centre Locations, Saturday 5th May
10,000 people. 200 artists. 19 venues. One city. Live at Leeds is the north’s leading music festival celebrating new music around the city. Travel from venue to venue with a fully packed programme of emerging talent and recognised artists. Part of Leeds International Festival, tickets are still available and wristband exchange will be just next door, at Leeds College of Music.
The Girl on the Train West Yorkshire Playhouse, Saturday 12th May – Saturday 9th June
The bestselling book turned dramatic feature film, The Girl on the Train is coming to West Yorkshire Playhouse. Starring actress Jil Halfpenny (of Eastenders and Corrie fame) as the lead, whose only escape is the perfect couple she watches through her train window every day. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness, and even suspect, in the middle of a thrilling mystery.
Dara O’Briain Voice of Reason Leeds Grand Theatre, 6th – 7th May
Prepare for an evening of laughs with Irish comedian and TV presenter Dara O’Briain. Launching with a brand new show for 2018, the intelligent, fast talking master of laughter will be gracing Leeds Grand Theatre for two nights, returning for a further show in June, don’t miss out on the limited opportunities to see one of Britain’s finest and funniest.
“His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up” – THE GUARDIAN
ØRMSTONS The Wardrobe, Saturday 26th May
The Wardrobe are welcoming Ørmstons, a four piece alternative-rock band on the 26th May. The band was formed in 2016, and have since built up a supportive fanbase in Leeds and surrounding cities from playing venues around the city and supporting the likes of Joy Room and Jerry Williams. If you like Wolf Alice and Anteros, you’ll love ØRMSTONS.
“Noisy indie rock newcomers fronted by Leeds girl-around-the-scene Jess Huxham, and – as revealed by their bouncy debut single – ones to keep an eye on”. – FEISTY Magazine
Dare to Dream II: Maron Stills Gallery at 164, 16th April – 9th May
In just a few short years, Dutch music photographer Maron Stills went from sneaking in to photograph gigs, to working with the biggest names in music, and now she’s bringing her Dare to Dream collection to Leeds. Showcasing from Wednesday 18th April to Saturday 9th May, the exhibition will include stills of Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and Kasabian.
Queens of Industry Leeds Industrial Museum
Step back in time to learn about the Queens of Industry. Elected during the 20th Century, these working class women were chosen to contribute opinion for some of Britain’s greatest industries, in return being honoured with life changing opportunities for themselves and the communities they represented.
Cotton Queen Frances Lockett delivers a speech in 1930. Queens of Industry competitions weren’t just beauty pageants: elected queens had responsibilities as figureheads of Britain’s industries, and were given life changing opportunities like meeting political figures, and starring on the big screen. The groundbreaking Queens of Industry exhibition is currently on display at Leeds Industrial Museum. Image courtesy of Tameside Local Studies & Archives. #queensofindustry #queens #photographs #women #womenshistory #herstory #exhibitions #leedsmuseums #leedsindustrialmuseum #feminism #armleymills #armley #leeds #yorkshire #instamuseum #industry
The Great British Food Festival Harewood House, 26th – 28th May
A celebration of Britain’s finest food from local providers in a stunning setting, Harewood House. The Great British Food Festival runs across the Spring bank holiday weekend and is the perfect day out for all the family, demos, workshops, live music and most importantly, great British food.