Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year to all my friends and followers.

Seven Artspace Leeds New Year's Eve Party

Seven Artspace Leeds are having a New Year's Eve Party tonight, details below:



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New Year's Eve Party @ Seven

Party your socks off at Seven this New Year's Eve - the best party venue in Chapel Allerton. Party from 8pm – 2.30am. Live DJ. Free entry all night. Numbers restricted so be early to secure entry.

This year the theme is ‘Seven’. Dress up as your favourite character on the theme of Seven. We're thinking Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Seven Dwarfs, Seven Year Itch and many more …best outfit wins a prize!

Seven will be closed on New Year’s Day and also for maintenance from Monday 2 January until 5pm on Friday 6 January.

Look forward to a full programme of events coming up in January. Highlights include, Seven Jazz Leeds concert Dave Mannington’s Riff Raff, full of virtuoso playing; CafĂ© Economique film screening of thought-provoking 'The Divide', followed by discussion with Prof Richard Wilkinson of The Equality Trust; and Smoke Tree Theatre's play, The Cleverest Thief, a poignant and humorous fictional account of Alzheimers Disease.

From all of us at Seven, we wish all you A Very Happy New Year.

Tickets for most events are found at 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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Seven Arts Leeds
31(a) Harrogate Road
Chapel Allerton
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3PD
United Kingdom


Friday, 30 December 2016

Writer's Digest Annual Conference, New York City, August 2017

Registration for the Writer's Digest Annual Conference in New York City is now open:


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Registration for the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is now open!

The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference returns to the New York Hilton Midtown from August 18–20, offering a fresh slate of insightful sessions from bestselling authors, editors and writing instructors and the opportunity to rub elbows with hundreds of your peers—not to mention the dozens of agents at our signature Pitch Slam.

It’s a transformative experience for the writers who make the trip. If you’ve been before, we want to welcome you back (and share some exciting additions with you!). And if you’ve never been a part of this experience? Make this the year.

We’re busy behind the scenes assembling a lineup of powerhouse keynotes and inspiring sessions, but registration is ready and waiting for you! Now is the time to lock in your lowest price and land a discounted hotel room.

But more than that, now is the time to decide where you want to take your writing career this year. We can help. Write better. Get published. Build your network. Right here, with us.



by: F+W, 10151 Carver Road, Suite 200 Blue Ash, OH, 45242 USA


Thursday, 29 December 2016

Writers & Artists 10 week writing course, March 2017

There is a Writers & Artists 10 week writing course coming up in March with critically acclaimed author William Ryan, details below:



Writers & Artists




William Ryan
We’re delighted to announce critically acclaimed author William Ryan has signed up to lead an exclusive ten-week writing course beginning in March 2017.
Designed for a maximum of just 15 attendees, From First Draft To Final Draft is tailor-made for writers seeking expert guidance on how to transform their work-in-progress into a ready-to-submit manuscript. As well as the chance to rub shoulders with an impressive cast of guest speakers (see speaker profiles) all writers are guaranteed to receive:
  • 25 hours of invaluable advice from a combination of leading authors and publishing industry professionals
  • Practical sessions covering essential elements of the writing craft
  • Takeaway exercises directly applicable to your material
  • Opportunities to pitch to a leading literary agent and commissioning editor
  • First-hand feedback on sections of your writing within group workshops
  • Three separate critiques of up to 1,000 words of your writing
  • A complimentary copy of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2017
Praise for 2016 W&A Courses
"Exceeded all my expectations"
"Fantastically well prepared and terrific delivery … the notes will be useful forever"
"The mixture of writing, workshops and talks proved highly effective"
"There has not been one evening that I have not left feeling that I have learned/understood something new"





Firewords competition
We received over 550 short stories inspired by Maggie Chiang’s wonderful illustration. Each story was read by the team over at Firewords Quarterly and, after much debate, they’ve reached a decision. The winner is...




Social media
If you’re a member of the Twittersphere, do make sure to head over to @Writers_Artists for our annual #ChristmasGiveaway of titles. It’s a simple RT and Follow to be in with a chance of winning, and there’s a full list of the books up for grabs here.
And for the non-tweeters amongst you... don't despair! Look out for our newsletter on Boxing Day for a different type of Christmas gift!




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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Theatre Royal Wakefield

The latest Theatre Royal Wakefield newsletter features upcoming performances for 2017:

Spring 2017 Brochure
John Godber returns in the new year with a brand new comedy The Empty Nesters' Club.
Vicky Barret, whose daughter has recently flown the nest for university in London, prepares for the first meeting of a new support group for similarly bereft parents.
Her and husband Phil reflect on the upheaval of letting go of their not-so-little girl and the drama of boyfriends, long goodbyes and trips to Ikea!
Starring Jane Hogarth (Hollyoaks) along with This Might Hurt's Rob Angell & Josie Morley.
The Empty Nesters' Club
Wed 25 January - Sat 4 February, 7.15pm
Saturday matinees 3pm
Tickets £19, £17, £14 (plus concessions)
Box Office 01924 211 311
Book now for Spring 2017
Sleeping Beauty Thursday 24 November - Saturday 31 December
Enjoy all the drama, romance and tragedy of one of the world's best-loved ballets - Romeo & Juliet.
Ballet Theatre UK passionately recreate the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers, told with grace and intimacy with stunning costumes and innovative stage sets transporting you to Renaissance Verona.
Performed to the stirring original score by Profokiev, Romeo & Juliet will leave you breathless and moved.
Book now for Sleeping Beauty Thursday 24 November - Saturday 31 December
The Empty Nesters' Club Wednesday 25 January - Saturday 4 February
Ruby Wax returns to Theatre Royal Wakefield with the follow up to her sell-out show Sane New World - the funny and insightful Frazzled.
Accompanying her new best-selling book A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Ruby calls on her mental health campaigning and education to offer a passport to saner living.
She might not be sane herself, but she does a pretty good imitation.
Book now The Empty Nesters' Club - Wednesday 25 January - Saturday 4 February
Romeo & Juliet - Saturday 14 January
There's still time to grab a ticket for the return of hugely popular musical extravaganza Beyond the Barricade, an exciting portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, including hit numbers from The Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, The Lion King and, of course, Les Miserables.
Book now for Romeo & Juliet Saturday 14 January
Beyond the Barricade Sunday 15 January
Prepare to be awe-inspired by the unique and exciting cultural spectacle, Chinese New Year Extravaganza!
Welcome in the Year of the Rooster with daring Chinese acrobatics, elegant dance, kung fu performance and the ancient magic of Face Changing and more.
Book now for Ultimate Bowie - Friday 4 November
Cannon & Ball - The Dressing Room Friday 20 January
The poignantly relevant Ken Loach film Cathy Come Home gets a 21st century update on its 50th anniversary with this new play by Cardboard Citizens. Cathy offers a timely reflection on the impact of spiralling rents and forced relocation on an ordinary family living on the edge. 
Book now for Cannon & Ball - The Dressing Room Friday 20 January
Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE