Victoria Quarter Shoppers are in for a Treat on Purple Tuesday

Purple Tuesday, on 2 November, celebrates improving the shopping experience for disabled people, raising awareness of their needs. Opera North and its Access Ambassador Victoria Leeds will be joining forces to present an operatic treat in the Victoria Quarter, following on from Opera North’s successful dementia-friendly performance of Carmen at Leeds Grand Theatre. Whistle Stop […]

Jitney – Drama Returns to Leeds Playhouse

Leeds Playhouse and Headlong Theatre have announced their co-production of Jitney, author August Wilson’s mix of conflict, tragedy, secrecy, reconciliation and love. Written in 1979, it won the Olivier best play of the year in 2001. The story is set in 1970s Pittsburgh and centres on a company of taxi drivers and their various relationships, at […]

In Conversation With Hossein Ahmadi

Hossein Ahmadi came to the UK in 2016, a 15 year old refugee who had left his home country because it was unsafe. On arrival in the UK, Hossein was placed into foster care, and attended college in Leeds. This year, Hossein performed in Freedom Project, a play that tells the story of two young […]

Arts at The Arms Returns to Leeds

Yorkshire’s talented creatives are being showcased in a performing arts event at venues around Leeds. Arts at the Arms began life at the Cardigan Arms pub in 2019, to give voice to high quality works in small, informal venues. Leeds playwright Chris O’Connor and actor James Underwood are co-founders. James: “Chris and I have been […]