Compass Festival 2021

Biennial interactive Compass Festival returns to Leeds from 19 to 28 March 2021. Imagine every Leeds ‘phone box ringing simultaneously. What about a portable museum? And a pop-up pub? These are among the first projects to be announced by the Festival directors. Museums in People’s Homes looks at how collectors engage with the world. Artist […]

Leeds Independent Christmas Market NOW CANCELLED WITH HUGE REGRET

Leeds’s Rolling Social Events will host a Christmas Market at Leeds Corn Exchange from 20 November, where independent traders will tempt shoppers to wine, dine and work through those Christmas gift lists. Imagine doing all your shopping under one roof, enjoying the world’s street food and sampling your favourite tipple – all within the latest […]

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 […]

A Free Guide to Support World Suicide Prevention Day

Yorkshire-based wellbeing specialists Champion Health have released a free guide to mark Suicide Prevention day on 10 September. The guide provides advice on supporting someone with suicidal thoughts and goes some way to dispel some of the myths surrounding suicide. Entrepreneur Harry Bliss launched Champion Health in 2018, offering evidence-based workplace health programmes, offering a […]

Leeds Digital Festival Has Worldwide Appeal

Taking place for the second time this year, Leeds Digital Festival has increased its offering from 134 online events in April to an extremely impressive 294 events this September. Whilst the events in April were necessarily driven online by COVID-19 (the change planned and delivered within just 3 weeks) this autumn will see some physical […]