Saturday, 21 September 2019

Things to do this weekend in Leeds, London and New York

Not sure what to do this weekend? Here are a few ideas for those of my followers who live in or near to Leeds, London and New York:



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Essex Girl @ Seven

Coming up next week, we've a great piece of new, original theatre not to be missed, 'Essex Girl' by Maria Ferguson. But of course, much to look forward to before then.

On Saturday 21 September, 8pm, James Dey – Autumn EP Launch Show. James brings his full band to quietly launch the third of four Seasons EPs in 2019, telling small stories of the seasons as experienced in Leeds. Expect picked guitars, delicate harmonies, warm textures and words about birds. £3.

The second Screen Seven movie on Monday 22 September, 8pm, is The Children Act. Fiona Maye is an eminent High Court judge. At a time of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of 17 year old Adam, who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both. Stars: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead. £6 on the door.

CafΓ© Psychologique returns for the first of its autumn series on Tuesday 24 September, 8pm. This month's topic is 'Loneliness', introduced by Wendy Callaghan, Clinical Psychologist. Hosted by Chris Powell. £4 otd.

Kill For A Seat Comedy on Wednesday 25 September 8pm presents  Dan Nightingale and Danielle Ward. Dan Nightingale, “Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He’s lightning-quick.” Time Out London & Danielle Ward, Hilarious’ The List …plus special guests and your marvellous host, Silky. £11 /£9 conc. Doors 7.45pm.

Getting back to Essex Girl by Maria Ferguson on Thursday 27 September, 8pm, follow Kirsty’s story through the house parties and Irish pubs of Essex. From West Ham matches to choir practice, pre-drinks to registration, she will tell you what it’s really like to be an Essex Girl. £10 / £8 conc

The last weekend of September is all about WOOD, a Festival Of Local Music From Around The World. On Friday 27 September 8pm, Mestisa performs high energy songs inspired by the townships of Zimbabwe. Bringing together musicians and singers from Zimbabwe, Mexico, Gambia and UK, they fuse traditional African instruments. £12.50 adv / £15 otd.

On Saturday 28 September try your feet at World Dance Workshops. At 10.30am Tina Jackson and Emily Winter introduce Flamenco and Romany Dance and at 12.45pm get to grips with Bollywood and Bhangra Dance. £10 / £6 conc.

On Sunday  29 September, 1.30-4pm, JazzLeeds present Eastgate Acoustic Basie Big Band with a nostalgic trip though the Swing era. The Eastgate Big band will take you back to the early 50s for a performance of Count Basie’s Big Band repertoire. £10 /£8 25 and under £5. And, at 5pm Brigadistas music collective will perform outside at Seven. Brigadistas aims to bring people together through music, playing Spanish, Italian, Irish and American folk music. PWYF. Weather dependent..

Looking forward to October a real treat on Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm. Love Songs is a moving and humorous play, by Tom Kelly, celebrated North East playwright and writer of The Dolly Mixtures and I Left My Heart in Roker Park. On a 60s tribute tour, peopled by quirky and comic characters, the seeds of romance are slowly starting to grow for two singers. £10 adv / £12 otd.

Tickets for most events are found at  www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/events Where not sold out, tickets are always available on the door.
Every £ spent at Seven helps support high quality arts in a local setting. We look forward to seeing you at Seven very soon.


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Welcome to the weekly What's On newsletter, your curated guide to how to spend the upcoming weekend.



What's On in London?


Shed Fest at Eccleston Yards


A week-long experiential event for avid foodies and art enthusiasts alike, The Jones Family Kitchen is hosting an immersive ‘Safari Supper’ dining experience at Belgravia’s Eccleston Yards. Diners can indulge in delicious dishes and engage with wonderful works whilst moving between five artistically renovated ‘sheds’. Until 22 September.




Another Me at The Southbank Centre


An exhibition curated by Soweto Kinch, a young musician making waves on the British jazz and hip-hop scenes, is guaranteed to be different. Another Me at Southbank Centre will challenge your perception of prisoners. Music is at the forefront, and the enigmas of the human psyche are hidden beneath the surface of this unique collection of song, poetry, paintings, drawings and sculpture. Until 3 November.




Eden Rock at The Lanesborough


Hold onto summer at The Lanesborough this September, where their famous library bar is being given a Caribbean makeover from Eden Rock in St Barts. Commemorating the re-opening of the iconic hotel following a two-year transformation post Hurricane Irma, a special drinks menu will include Eden Rock’s renowned frosΓ© cocktail, with £1 per drink sold donated to the local non-profit charity INE (Island Nature Experience). Until 2 October.



What's On in the UK?


Southampton International Boat Show


Britain’s highly anticipated boating festival is back with over 600 marine brands showcasing their expertly designed and engineered boats within Europe’s largest purpose-built marina. Featuring live music, interactive attractions and insights into the latest technological innovations in boating, visitors will get the chance to undergo a series of out-at-sea experiences and meet some of the biggest names in sailing. Until 22 September.




Wellbeing by the Lakes


Head down to Dorset for a feel-good weekend at Wellbeing by the Lakes, a three-day festival which delves into all areas of mindfulness and healthy living. Headlined by beauty and wellbeing entrepreneur Liz Earle MBE and Buddhist monk and author Gelong Thubten, festival-goers will experience a weekend of inspiring talks and workshops, live acoustic performances, and meditation and movement sessions, all while relishing in an array of healing therapies and healthy foods. Until 21 September.




Great North Art Show


The Great North Art Show has been celebrating the art scene in the North of England since its launch in 2002. Held in the grand setting of the Ripon Cathedral, this year the show returns for its 18th edition as a free, open exhibition of contemporary art by established and up-and-coming artists alike, all with connections to the North. Until 22 September.



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