Looking Ahead – Let’s Be Optimistic about 2022

Whether you’re a music fan or a performer, an artist looking for space or just curious about what Leeds is hoping to offer in the new year, here is a selection of events and venues we’re hoping to cover in 2022.


Miles Kane

Miles Kane has joined forces with Corinne Bailey Rae on his new single Nothings Ever Gonna Be Good Enough, taken from his highly anticipated new album Change The Show, due to be released by BMG on 21 January 2022.

Miles Kane. Photograph by Lauren Luxenberg

Miles says of the undeniably catchy and infectious horns-soaked, piano-driven duet, “This is all about that feeling of giving everything you’ve got to something or someone but feeling like you’re never quite getting the same energy back. And how sometimes the harder you try and reach for it, the further away it becomes.” Corinne: “I love this song and can’t get it out of my head. I’m so pleased to be on it with my dear friend Miles.”

Miles is at the 02 Academy Leeds on 1 February, as part of his UK tour.
Watch the video for the single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zHm3-F2d9w
Tickets on sale from: https://mileskane.com/live

The Sherlocks

The Sherlocks

UK indie-rock band The Sherlocks have generated a run of critically-acclaimed singles, the latest being World I Understand. Their success will no doubt be reaffirmed in 2022 as they bring the Leeds state of their UK tour to 02 Academy on 5 February. “We can’t wait to get back out on tour with this new record”, says Kiaran Crook. “It is without a doubt our strongest one yet, and one that’s ready-made for the live performances. It’s gonna’ be an absolute monster of a tour and we look forward to seeing you all at the front soon!”

Tickets from https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-sherlocks

Art & Culture

Some of Britain’s most divisive and troubling subjects will be at the centre of a new contemporary art installation at Left Bank Leeds from 13th – 29th January 2022. ‘Monster’, by renowned sculptor and artist Giles Walker, is a timely, provocative kinetic installation which explores some of the most challenging and disturbing issues that face modern Britain in the contrasting setting of the architecturally stunning former church.

‘Monster’ by GIles Walker

Entry is free and viewings are available in the evenings only and can be booked at https://www.leftbankleeds.org.uk.

Ben Hart

Ben is bringing his show, Wonder, to Leeds at The Carriageworks on 24 February.

In 2021, Ben created 2 Metre Magic, a show to accommodate social distancing onstage and off, and toured the UK extensively, continuing to spread amazement against the odds and pioneering new magic techniques, allowing audiences to be involved from a distance. “EYE-BOGGLING…HIS SLEIGHT OF HAND IS EXTRAORDINARY” Time Out.

Ben Hart. Photograph by Matt Crockett.

Time: 7.30 p.m. Box Office: 0113 376 0318 Online: carriageworkstheatre.co.uk

Mikron Theatre‘s 50th anniversary season – Red Sky at Night by Lindsay Rodden and Raising Agents by Maeve Larkin. 50 years, 66 plays, 396 songs, 240 actor contracts, and over 500,000 miles of canal, river, and road!  In 2022 – 140 venues, four actors, two plays, one van, one narrowboat. 

The company is celebrating in style with a new commission ‘Red Sky at Night,’ a show with original songs, delving into our preoccupation with precipitation all things weather, from writer Lindsay Rodden (National Theatre, Northern Stage, Liverpool Everyman) Wetherby Whaler on 19 May. https://www.mikron.org.uk/shows/red-sky-at-night

Adam Kershaw

Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he'll tackle any topic as long as it's Leeds.

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