Hold on to your hats, because we've got some pretty gosh-darned
exciting openings to tell you about this week. There's a date on the new
ice rink, a big announcement about an underground street food den and an
exciting new retro games arcade on the way. But that's just the tip of
Leeds’ first zero waste shop is now open. The Jar Tree has a
wonderful array of products, with everything from cereal and pulses to
herbs, spices and nuts – but what makes it really exciting is their
approach. They're trying to reduce waste by inviting you to bring
your own containers or buy one of their glass jars.
Even if you've lived here for years, Leeds still has a few
surprises up its sleeve. From the ghost village abandoned long ago to the
anti-aircraft guns on an old farm and the grave of the first black
circus owner, we're going to let you in on a few of the city's well-kept
The new North Brewing Co. Tap will have 24 revolving taps, filled
with their own brews, made just one mile away, alongside British and
international craft beers. Now, how would you like to check it out at an
exclusive beer tasting?
This November, Leeds Playhouse will bring their incredible take on
A Christmas Carol home. Set on the Leeds docks, this is a wonderful
reimagining of a classic tale with music, dance and a little
Whether you've got a special occasion coming up or just want to
flex your culinary muscles, these are the restaurants to go to. They all
take eating out to the next level with creative dishes,
unusual flavours and artistic presentation. How many have you been
retail park opens on Saturday 13th October 2018...
ENTERTAINMENT & TOP BRANDS – INTRODUCING THE SPRINGS
The wait is over. The Springs will
officially open on Saturday 13th October 2018 with a day of live
entertainment and scrumptious eats from 10am to 4pm.
There's something for everyone here, with
stores like Next, Boots and H&M, alongside Nando's and Gino D’Acampo’s
My Restaurant. But this Saturday, there will also be ribbon
dancers, face painters, glitter artists and magicians. Plus, the first
50 people will get a free meal at their street food vans, and if
you head to Outfit, you can get manicures, style advice and a chance
to win all manner of goodies.
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Music Galore @ Seven
Some fabulous and varied music events
over the next few days at Seven.
On Friday 12 October,
7.30pm, the ever popular Biscuithead and the Biscuit
Badgers return to Seven. Leeds most entertaining, educating,
daring, deft, daft, and seriously surreal band you will ever have the
pleasure of watching. With special guest, Rory James Scammell. Adv £10; under 16s £5; otd
£12.50; under 16s £7.50
On Saturday 13 October,
8pm, is the John Hackett Band.
Progressive rock flute player, guitarist, keyboard player and singer,
John is best known for his work with his brother Steve Hackett, former
Genesis guitarist. Since 1975 he has recorded and toured with Steve
world-wide, alongside a career as a solo flautist and session player. £11 adv / £13 on the door.
On Sunday 14 October,
1.30-4pm, JazzLeeds presents Fini
Bearman ‘This is Not America’ Fini is joined by pianist
Tom Cawley and bassist Calum Gourlay, where they will be reimagining
songs from the late, great songwriter of our time, David Bowie. £10 /£8 concessions NUS £5
As part of Irish Arts, The Gathering, on Monday 15 October, 8pm, Screen Seven
presents Ken Loach film, The Wind That Shakes The
Barley. Ireland 1919: workers unite to form volunteer
guerrilla armies to face the ruthless 'Black and Tan' squads. Driven by a
deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his career
as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy, in a dangerous and violent
fight for freedom. £6 on
On Wednesday 17 October,
6-7pm, is Rush Hour Jazz – Ed Kainyek.
Local legend on the Manchester jazz scene, Ed Kainyek cites Dexter Gordon,
Charlie Parker, Joe Henderson, Phil Woods and Grover Washington as key
influences, although his sound is truly his own. Joined by the Leeds Jazz
Trio. Seven Bar. PWYF
Also on Wednesday 17
October, 7.30pm, Irish Arts presents The Corner Boys by John
MacKenna This powerful play exposes the light and dark
sides of rural Irish life in the sixties – the carnivals; the sodalities;
the shenanigans, the humour and the desperation. This is a play filled
with laughter and tragedy – a story of life and love in another time and
yet a time that’s still alive in Irish memory. £10 adv /£12 otd
Our new free exhibition Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers
opens at the National Museum of Scotland on 26 October, showcasing an
extraordinary collection of Scottish needlework from the 18th and 19th
Made by girls and occasionally boys as part of their education, samplers
are small pieces of needlework containing a wealth of information about
education, family, religion and contemporary events.
Through the stories they tell, this exhibition of Scottish samplers
charts changes in morality, education and the industrialisation of
Scottish society while also providing a fascinating insight into women’s
Generously on loan from
the Leslie B. Durst collection.
Take flight with an exciting range of
bird-themed activities this half term at the National Museum of Flight. Enjoy daily
creative crafts, science shows, storytelling, see magnificent bird of
prey displays on 19, 20 & 21 October and discover the science
behind a bird in flight.
Elsewhere across the museum you can explore one of Europe’s best
collections of aircraft and enjoy our family friendly interactive
Bring the family for a week of autumn
activities. Enjoy welly walks, hands-on crafts and bird-themed
activities, from bird meet and greets to the chance to make your own
bird feeder with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. On
Saturday and Sunday, City of Play return with their popular
Sat 6 & Sun 7 Oct, National Museum
Scottish dance collective Project X (UK) and Thulani Rachia (UK/South
Africa) present Chronicles,
a new piece of dance theatre produced by the National Theatre of
Scotland. This alternative audio guide and immersive performance lets
audiences uncover hidden and re-imagined histories as they promenade
through the Scottish Galleries.
Enjoy science-themed hands-on
activities, demonstrations and specialist talks at our regular Science
Saturday events for all ages. This month we look at plastics,
evolution and climate change. Sponsored
by Scottish Power Foundation.
Sun 14–Fri 19 Oct, National Museum of
Inspired by our Natural World and Science and Technology collections,
learn about sustainability and eco-friendly living at our half term
Sat 20 & Sun 21 Oct, National
Museum of Scotland
From bridges, roads and railways to clean water in our homes, enjoy a
pop-up exhibition and activities exploring the work of the civil
engineers who design, build and look after structures and systems that
we all need in our everyday lives.
Tue 30 Oct, National Museum of
Dr Chandrika Kaul, University of St Andrews, discusses the relationship
between the British East India Company and the Sikh empire from the
early 19th century, through the lives and legacy of Maharaja Ranjit
Singh and his youngest son, Duleep.
See the National
Museum of Flight’s Concorde in The Wife
In cinemas 28 September
You may be surprised to learn that
actors Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater filmed a key
scene for upcoming film The Wife on our very own Concorde at the National Museum of
Flight in East Lothian.
This month you can see our superstar aircraft on the big screen when The
Wife is released in cinemas across the UK. Based on the bestselling book
by Meg Wolitzer and with a cast that also includes Max Irons and
Elizabeth McGovern, this gripping drama is a poignant, funny and
emotional journey. Already receiving widespread critical acclaim, don't
miss the film when it arrives in cinemas this Friday.
We are delighted to be screening Dirty
Filthy Love as part of OCD Awareness Week.
This exclusive screening will be followed by a
live Q&A with the co-writer of this film,
actor Ian Puleston-Davies
and Ashley Fulwood, CEO of OCD UK.
The Notos Quartet perform
masterpieces as well as rediscovering lost and
forgotten works. This concert features: Hans
Gal Piano Quartet No.2, Schubert Adagio &
Rondo Concertante and Brahms Piano Quartet
The musicians of Eboracum Baroque
join Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary to
celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Horrible
Histories. They will take you on a journey
through Georgian England and expect a gruesome
tale or two along the way!
Prepare to be delighted by this
unique combination of the mellow toned horn and
rich timbre of the contralto voice in an
interesting programme of music ranging from
Wagner and Delius to Flanders & Swann!
Raucous, provocative and
laugh-out-loud funny, this genre-busting
performance reveals the downright absurd
realities of life as a 3-dimensional, high
definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, woman
in modern society.
This show features a live score
from Orchestra of Square Chapel and an introduction from Laura
Rossi (original composer) & Dr Toby Haggith
(Imperial War Museum). This visual, musical
experience not to be missed!