Long Division Festival – in Wakefield on 25 September

The Festival organisers have retained as many names from their 2020 line-up as was possible – and added some exciting new ones.  Included in the announcement are Sunderland indie stalwarts ​The Futureheads​, renowned beatboxer and comedian​Beardyman​, lo-fi psych-punk duo​The Lovely Eggs​, the Manchester post-punk collective ​Brix & The Extricated​ (featuring the ex-Fall members Brix Smith […]

Compass Festival 19 – 28 March and beyond

Since 2011, Compass has been animating the City of Leeds by inviting the public to join in the interactive, live projects – in silent thought, playful curiosity, and even feats of madness – all within the spaces where we normally live or work.  Compass Festival is based on the view that we can all enjoy […]

Thought Bubble’s Digital Convention

The digital version of the UK’s largest comic art festival will take place on 14 and 15 November this year, after the physical Festival had to be postponed until 2021. The events will include ‘In Conversation’ ,presented by Cape Graphic Novels, featuring influential cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco who will be interviewed by acclaimed journalist […]

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 […]

Leeds International Festival – L20

L20  was scheduled for the end of April, running on into May, with the overarching theme ‘Generation Future’.  The deferred dates at the time of writing have not been decided. Organisers hope Generation Future will act as a catalyst for response, in other words, that applicants will ponder on what this means to people in […]