For those of my followers who live in or near to Leeds, here are details of the events coming up at Seven Arts, including jazz, comedy, movie and quiz nights:
Literary Bent @ Seven
Readers and writers
have a wonderful opportunity coming up on Sunday 29 March,
11-3pm. If you love reading books, talking about books, or listening to
other people talk about books, make sure that you don’t miss Readers’ Sunday,
a rare opportunity to share your favourite books and find some new ones
in the company of some great authors. Join Sophie Hannah, Jenn
Ashworth , Jonathan Taylor and host for the day, James Nash, as they
share their books, books they have loved and books you love too.£18, includes refreshments
and light lunch.
In the meantime there are many other events to enjoy. Tonight, Thursday 19 March, 8pm, CITIZENFOUR
is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences
unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn
Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over
classified documents providing evidence of mass invasions of privacy by
the National Security Agency (NSA). £6.
On Saturday 21 March,
8pm, part of Irish History Month, look forward to Tom Crean Antarctic
Explorer. The intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of
Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous
solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of
Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both
Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions. £8 adv / £10 door.
Seven Jazz on Sunday
22 March, 1.30-4pm presents Leeds University Big Band.
The classic big-band sound is still going strong, safe in the hands of
this exciting ensemble. A wide variety of great music, played to the
highest standard, with a range of burning energy through to tasteful
subtlety that is the hallmark of the format. £7 /£5. In the evening at 8pm is the Sunday Quiz, free with raffle and prizes. A
great way to round off the weekend with family and friends.
The Screen Seven movie on Monday
23 March, 8pm, is All Is Lost.
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man wakes to find
his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping
container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment
and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent
storm. Stars Robert Redford. £6/£4.5
On Tuesday 24 March,
8pm, the Café Scientifique topic
is Scientific Theory. 5 guest speakers will each present 5 topics,
covering different areas of science, will be distilled and delivered in
small but powerful measures. Hat
Kill For A Seat Comedy struts
its stuff on Wednesday
25 March, 8pm. This month, great comedians, “rollicking good
stand-up”, JoJo Smith and Tiernan Douieb, “Clearly a natural comic…an
inherently funny person”, plus special guests and your ever-effusive host,
Silky. £11 /£9 conc.
On Thursday 26
March the Seven Jazz concert is, Andrew McCormack Quartet. New
York resident McCormack, a world-class pianist, is a brilliantly original
performer and formidable composer. Since bursting on to the scene in 2007
he has captivated audiences with his emotional and expressive style. Plus
Mark Lockheart’s vibrant and skilful sax playing. £16 / £14 conc.
Stunning high-energy power-trio, Voodoo Room,
returns to Seven on Friday
27 March, 8pm, featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians
and performing all-time great, Hendrix and Cream tunes. Voodoo Room
integrates brilliantly these two phenomenal influences on the world of
classic blues and rock. £10
adv /£12 otd.
Rounding off the week on Saturday
28 March, 8.30pm, is Kimmie Rhodes.
Touring in support of the 16th solo release of her career, “Cowgirl
Boudoir”, Kimmie promises to unveil “brand new songs with cowpunkadelical
perfection!” Writing & singing songs that fuse traditional country
sounds with influences from the 60’s 80s into a seamless blend. £10 adv / £12 door. Doors
Many tickets are
now available from TicketSource via www.sevenleeds.co.uk 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.