It is the 10th birthday of Seven Arts Leeds and there are plenty of events coming up to celebrate:
Party Time @ Seven
Tomorrow, Friday 7 July is Seven’s 10th Birthday.
It's hard to believe it is ten years since the heady days of setting up
Chapel Allerton's first Arts Centre and we are proud that we've
sustained a consistent programme of high quality music, theatre, film,
dance, comedy and much more throughout this time. We're very
grateful to all the specialist, mainly volunteer, programmers who
put together the events and of course to all Seven's audience members and
customers who support what we do. So Friday evening is Party
Time. Join us at Seven to celebrate with live music in the bar from 7pm. Free event.
Tonight, sorry but our Absolute Kinks
concert is SOLD OUT, but they will be returning on Thursday 21 December,
so be sure to book early for that if you've missed out this time.
Seven’s 10th Birthday Party celebrations continue on Saturday 8 July, 9pm,
with a free concert by the Soul Surgeons.
This nine piece band of local musicians perform music from Etta
James to Tom Jones, the Blues brothers to Dusty Springfield, Motown and
much more in between. Guaranteed to get even the most reluctant dancers
on to the dance floor. Free
returns on Tuesday 11
July, 7.30pm, for a film screening of Oscar-winning Ida,
directed by Pawel Pawlikowski.The film screening will be followed by an
opportunity to join a discussion about this haunting film of love,
hate and loss. £8
on the door.
On Wednesday 12 July,
8pm, look forward to Seven Live - The Best In
Local Talent. This month, four more class acts for you
listening pleasure - Tempo Feliz, Exciting Brazilian-styled
six-piece; Lost Loui, Otley's rising acoustic Americana
band; Mulholland, York's favourite folk duos and Tony
Lambert, a mighty fine singer. £6
on the door.
Round off the week with two great shows for a summer weekend. On Friday 14 July, 8pm,
celebrates female musicians of Leeds. Fuzzy Jones is the queen of
“Junk Shop Folk". Fran Wyburn’s music has rich harmonies and
subtle instrumentation. Astraluna’s debut album, The Pass of Storms, has
been received with critical acclaim, and Miranda Arieh, songwriter, taps
a seam of introspective poetry. £8
adv /£10 on the door.
On Saturday 15 July,
8pm, it is Biscuithead & the Biscuit
Badgers. Latest album, 'Dinosaurs Ate My Caravan', is a hymn
to contemporary issues, from soy milk to David Attenborough; tea and
biscuits to mysterious uncles. There’s a lament at the passing of
dinosaurs and an ode to the virtues of the tweed jacket. Intriguing. £8 adv /£10 on the door.