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 […]

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 […]

Cafe 164 Opens Another Branch

Headingley will be home to Cafe 164’s new branch from October this year. It is the third branch in the family – Ellie’s father opened Bakery 164 in 1994 and Ellie followed with the first Cafe 164 in 2011. Their guiding principle is daily fresh breads, which make up their sandwiches. Cafe 164 in Munro […]

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 […]

The Performance Ensemble on BBC Radio Leeds

A series of real-life short stories by Leeds theatre company The Performance Ensemble will be broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds from Monday August 10th to Friday August 14th. The Ensemble’s members are all Leeds folk who are over 60 years old and have gathered stories of the City’s older generation for the past 6 months, with a view to putting them […]