Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Time Travel in June with 3 events at Leeds Big Bookend Festival 2016

The latest Leeds Big Bookend newsletter features three events coming up in June 2016:


Time Travel in June with Three Events from the Leeds Big Bookend Festival 2016 

Full listings: www.bigbookend.co.uk


              Book Launch.                        Three Leeds-based Sagas from Frances Brody.

Saturday 4th June, 12.30pm at Central Library, Leeds
In a departure from her excellent crime fiction as author of the Kate Shackleton 1920s mystery series, Frances Brody introduces her three Leeds-based sagas which are being re-published this year, Sisters on Bread Street, Sixpence in Her Shoe and Halfpenny Dreams.

The novels explore the lives, loves and struggles of Leeds families between the eve of the Great War and the 1930s. You can read more about the sagas here.

This is a free event but booking is recommended. You can book your ticket here.


Exclusive Play Preview. The Empress on the Corner by Chris Nickson.

Saturday 4th June, 2.30pm at Central Library, Leeds

Annabelle Harper features in Chris Nickson's the Inspector Tom Harper mysteries set in the 1890s  as well as several short stories.

In this one-woman play, starring Carolyn Eden as Annabelle, she tells her story. It’s the story of growing up in a poor Irish family on the Bank in Leeds in the mid 1800s. Of having two choices in life, mills or service as a maid. Of luck, of taking the chance to use her fine mind. Of understanding that there’s more, that she can raise her voice for others.

It’s a Leeds story. It’s a political story. It’s a love story. But above everything, it’s Annabelle’s story.

Tickets, £5 + VAT,  to this exclusive preview of Chris Nickson’s first play presenting scenes from The Empress on the Corner, followed by a Q&A, can be booked here.


Open Rehearsal from Red Ladder Theatre. 
Leeds Lads.

Sunday 5th June, 1.30pm at Central Library, Leeds

Join us for a rare open rehearsal of the new community play, Leeds Lads from the brilliant Red Ladder Theatre Company. A story that starts with the Leeds Pals in 1916 and ends with Tara's story in 2016. Words and Music by Anthony Clavane and Nick Stimson. Directed by Rod Dixon.

This will be a sneak preview with an open rehearsal featuring the community cast followed by a Q & A session with Red Ladder’s artistic director Rod Dixon and co-writer Anthony Clavane. See how a rehearsal works and find out more about the inspiration behind the play.

This is a free event but booking is essential. You can get your tickets for the open rehearsal here.

Tickets for Leeds Lads, 17-25 June 2016, are on sale now from the Carriageworks Theatre

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