Sun 28th April
Since 1994, and every weekend since, the Sunday Joint has been staging the country’s best upcoming musicians. It is the only free live music event of its kind in Leeds. In that time, artists as prestigious as Gentleman’s Dub Club, Andrew Ashong, Henry Wu, Akala, Open Mike Eagle, Haggis Horns, Fatima & Submotion Orchestra have all played in the basement.
Sat 11 May 2019 - Sun 12 May 2019
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
StreetFest Leeds will be the start of a three date UK tour for the leading immersive, live arts festival that will hit Liverpool and London later in the year. The inaugural StreetFest Leeds will be curated in collaboration with the best creative talent Leeds has to offer, featuring live art, musical performances, DJ and MC battles, street dance, workshops, live demos, competitions from skate gurus and so much more.
Taking place at Canal Mills, Leeds’ ultimate space for creative arts, StreetFest Leeds will bring together the cream of the city’s creative community including performers, painters, poets, designers, illustrators, graffiti artists, tattooists, singers, skaters, parkour practitioners, street dancers and writers. Leeds artists of the highest calibre will jam, battle and play with the rest of the UK’s leading creative minds for an epic 12 hour feast of the arts, from 2pm-2am.
Visual Arts: Curated by PaintFreaks, 25 local and internationally celebrated graffiti and street artists, painters and illustrators including Veno and Simon Hook, will create a colourful kaleidoscope of murals on huge canvases in and around the festival painted in real time.
Music: Two stages of live music, DJ and dynamic performance. Live headliner will soon be announced, alongside DJ Semtex who will be joined by residents from Musicology and License to Jungle, plus Flame Griller, Budrat Records and Defenders Of Style.
Dance stage – Real time dance battles, shows & demonstrations will take place during the day, with hip hop and funk classics from Leeds based DJ collective Fresh Jive. The Dance stage is for the 7th year curated by women in hip hop organisation b.supreme. The day will feature Explosive UK, an emerging dance collective from Leeds City College, plus the best of the Leeds dance scene. Featuring hip hop dance battles, an 80s theme disco with prizes.
Highlights will include; All Style Dance Battle preliminaries, battle (top 8) and Final staggered throughout the day. B-Girl SunSun will be master of ceremonies and three International judges including Parris Crossley, will be on hand to judge and demo, plus a breaking showcase battle.
Sport – Skateboarders will introduce their ‘culture’ through various showcases and demonstrations via specifically constructed circuits across the venue. Mini-Ramp Jam will be curated by Learn to Skateboard. Professional and amateur skate competitions on a 32ft half pipe with over 40 skaters including Ben Groves, competing with their best tricks for cash prizes.
The Greatest Showman Club Tour
Fri 17 May 2019
Welcome to The Greatest Showman Singalong Club experience, where venues are transformed into a circus wonderland and you’ll spend your night singing, dancing and laughing along to the movie’s biggest anthems. With live DJs throughout, confetti explosions, pyro and much more, it’ll bring the magic of the movie to life!
West Side Story
Tue 23 Apr 2019 - Sat 27 Apr 2019
Following this year’s acclaimed production of Cats, Leeds Amateur Operatic Society (LAOS) returns to The Grand to bring you this landmark Broadway musical. Based on a concept by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents and a stunning score by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this is one rumble you won’t want to miss!
Tue 7 May 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it ‘brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval’ (DAILY MAIL).
Starring Olivier Award nominated British actress Linzi Hateley (Mamma Mia, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Les Misérables, Chicago, Grease and Mary Poppins) in the seminal role of Mrs Johnstone, the superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
Tue 14 May 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019
Yeadon Town Hall
BRASSNECK THEATRE COMPANY presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard.
Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s wonderful book and lyrics.
In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on a script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her life-style. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to break free with dramatic consequences.
Super Trooper Improv Comedy Show
Sun 21 Apr 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join the guys & gals of Super Trooper Improv (STI) as they bring their monthly “gut bustingly funny” improvised comedy show to Box Leeds City!
Doors open at 6.30pm with the show running from 7pm to 9pm.
STI have had a monthly residency in Leeds city centre since June 2017. We perform a variety of comedy sketches and games entirely based on suggestions from the audience, similar to TV shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway. Because it’s entirely improvised, every show is different, but past sketches have seen a farmer’s sheepdog arguing with its owner while piloting a spitfire, a news report on the Thames being turned to custard and Michael Parkinson being outed as a Russian spy.
The group has had headline bookings across Yorkshire (Leeds, Hull, Harrogate, Sheffield, Garforth etc), comedy festival bookings at the Discount Comedy Festival (Leeds), the Hull Comedy Festival and at Beverley Laughs (Beverley) as well as appearances in Manchester and Liverpool. We also run bi-monthly shows in Bradford.
“STI are one of Leeds premier improv troops.
Their members are witty and engaging and provide a ton of laughs” – Jay Johnson, The Pit Comedy Club promoter.
“STI are new on the Improv scene, but I’ve seen a shedload of their shows, and they’re always really inventive, wonderfully funny, and not afraid to innovate.” – Comedian Paul “Silky” White.
Audience members have also written kind reviews:
“First time I have seen this group perform, totally fab evening and if you get the chance to see these peeps do not miss it.”
“Fantastic show at The Pit in Leeds this evening. Loved every second of it.”
“I would recommend anyone to see Super Trooper. Gut bustingly funny”
The line-up will include some of the following:
Doors open 6.30pm
Show starts 7pm
Show finishes approximately 9pm
Discounted online ticket which guarantees admission costs just £4.
There may be LIMITED on the door tickets available for £5.
No paper tickets will be issued for this event. Bring along your confirmation email. NB: A small transaction fee is added to each ticket sale.
Improv Comedy Jam
Sun 12 May 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
A free comedy show with the best improv groups from Leeds and beyond . And if you fancy having a short go yourself, you can put your name in for the famous audience improv jam.
FREE ENTRY (Pay what you feel at the end)
Leeds Rum Fest
Sat 21 Sep 2019
Expect plenty of Rum, a larger selection of other spirits (to convince your non-Rum lovin pals to join in) great music, cocktails from our talented bar team, street food and, as always, a fantastic selection of guest speakers for our masterclasses, talks and demo’s.
Tickets include entrance to the festival, ALL SAMPLING until 11pm, entrance to masterclasses, talks and demo’s.
Sun 28 Apr 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other! No experience needed.
Your event at The Gundog, Halifax, will be themed around Monet’s iconic Water Lilies painting! Claude Monet‘s work focused on capturing movement, changing light and colour – go wild with those loose impressionistic brushstrokes!
Since 2013 our mission has been to bring art out of the classroom and gallery and into the places people meet on an every day basis. You’ll be guided step by step by a practicing artist, while you drink, paint and create your way to becoming an artist for the night!
Your experience will include:
All art supplies – including paint, brushes, apron
Guidance from a qualified and practicing artist (but feel free to go off-piste!)
A themed playlist to immerse you in your experience
Drinks are available for purchase from the bar
A guaranteed like on Instagram if you share your pics with #popuppainting
Ticket prices: £25.99
Windows on Time
Fri 1 Feb 2019 - Fri 31 May 2019
This exhibition presents views of a city which have long disappeared. Landscape photographer and researcher Michael C Coldwell takes archival images of Leeds back to where they came from, projecting them into the scenes as they exist today.