Saturday, 3 November 2018

Things to do this weekend in Leeds, London and New York

Not sure what to do this weekend, here are a few ideas for those of my followers who live in or near to Leeds, London and New York, including the Leeds International Film Festival:

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This week...

·         Channel 4 is coming to Leeds
·         Unmissable foodie experiences
·         Best burgers in Leeds
·         New rooftop bar
·         Restaurant offers
·         Incredible Chateaubriand deal

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Blown It! @ Seven

Look out for Blown It! Johnny Thirkell - trumpeter of choice to the biggest names - David Bowie, Tom Jones, George Michael, Tina Turner, The Who, Queen, Rod Stewart, to name but few. But more of that later....

Tonight, Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm, it is Script Yorkshire – Page To Stage  Five sharp, thought provoking pieces performed script in hand and the audience has the opportunity to comment on each piece. Followed by a panel-led discussion giving writer feedback. £5.

Anything Could Happen has another outing on Sunday 4 November 1-2pm. Improvising children’s ideas on the spot and bringing their stories to life before their eyes. Engaging, creative and hilarious. Suitable for 4 – 12s. £3 on the door.

The Screen Seven movie on Monday 5 November, 8pm, is Journeys End. March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of norther France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope. With a German offensive approaching, each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer. £6 on the door.

On Tuesday 6 November 7.30pm, CafΓ© Economique – ‘Precarious Work’ In this talk by Dr Gabriella Alberti, she will reflect on the origins and changing meanings of insecure employment in contemporary Britain, focusing on the intersections of different forms of precariousness for workers through the lens of labour market, welfare and migration/mobility. £4 on the door.

In a complete change of tone on Wednesday 7 November, 8pm, Murder Inc. is back. The show is a wholly improvised crime story. The cast takes suggestions and weave a sordid tale that is pacey and packed with belly laughs. It’s your job to make your best guess of ‘whodunnit’ before the show is over and one winning detective team will take home a prize. £8 adv / £10 otd.

Also on Wednesday 7 November 6-7pm in Seven Bar, a special Rush Hour Jazz – we have two this month – tonight with Jennie Hammond, accompanied by the Jazz Leeds trio. Chill out with a drink or coffee after work. PWYF collection.

On Thursday 8 November, 8pm, a real treat, Blown it! Johnny Thirkell   Blown It! is a unique show of hilarious story-telling, and a chance to shine the light on the magic of favourites from your record collection, by this trumpeter of choice to all the greats in the music business. 'Jonny is maddeningly talented, funny, clever and the best damn trumpeter I have ever met.' Hugh Laurie. £13 adv / £15 otd.

And on Friday 9 November, 8pm, Seven presents Hafdis Huld Iceland’s premier acoustic pop/folk singer regularly performs around the world. With a voice as pure as glacier melt-water, her superb live show blends songs that become instant favourites. Accompanied on stage by the beautiful guitar-playing of Alisdair Wright. £12 adv /£14 otd.

Tickets for most events are found at Where not sold out, tickets are always available on the door.
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32nd Leeds International Film Festival (1-15 November) begins this week, bringing an incredible programme with over 330 film events to venues across the city...

Suspiria: cult remake headlines Day of the Dead at LIFF 2018 + Win Thom Yorke soundtrack LPs  

Luca Guadagnino, director of the acclaimed Call Me By Your name, returns with a hotly anticipated new version of Italian horror classic Suspiria. This bold and sensual take on Dario Argento's 1977 original screens in Victoria Hall as part of Day of the Dead, Leeds International Film Festival's all-day horror marathon.   
Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) is a brilliantly talented dancer from Ohio who joins a famous Berlin dance school led by her idol Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton). Replacing another dancer who went missing, Susie starts to suspect that there are nefarious forces at work at the school and her sanity, and life, may be at risk.
LIFF is giving away 3 copies of Suspiria's original soundtrack by Radiohead's Thom Yorke on vinyl LPs. To enter, simply buy tickets for either of LIFF's Suspiria screenings. 
Sat 3 November, 7.30pm. Victoria Hall, Leeds Town Hall
& Tue 6 November, 8pm. Hyde Park Picture House

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
+ Ben Wheatley Q&A

LIFF is thrilled to announce we’re bringing director Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Sightseers) to Hyde Park Picture House for a Q&A at the screening of his new film Happy New Year, Colin Burstead. Wheatley’s drama of dysfunction, about a man who invites his family to a New Year's party in the country, is one that crescendos without the popping of champagne corks! Tickets | Trailer

Fri 2 November, 8.30pm.
Hyde Park Picture House

City Varieties Double Bill: Colette & Can You Ever Forgive Me?

The beautiful and historic City Varieties Music Hall is host to a fantastic double bill of new features at LIFF 2018. Colette, a mesmerising period drama by Leeds-born director Wash Westmoreland, stars Keira Knightley as French novelist Gabrielle Colette, in the story of her creative awakening in turn-of-the-century Paris. In Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Melissa McCarthy appears as the best-selling biographer Lee Israel, as she begins creating literary forgeries.   

Saturday 3 November, 12.30pm & 3pm and 5.30pm & 8.15pm. City Varieties

Widows - Presented in partnership with Enjoy Digital

Steve McQueen's brutal heist thriller Widows puts women in the forefront with an unbelievable cast featuring Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez. Four gangster’s wives becomes heist masterminds, wreaking revenge on the men who underestimate them. The opening film at BFI London Film Festival, Steve McQueen is said to outgun Scorsese with this supercharged crime epic. Tickets | Trailer

Tuesday 6 November, 5.30pm & 8.15pm. Victoria Hall, Leeds Town Hall 

King Skate + Director Q&A

Shining a light on communist-era Czech skate punks, this documentary is a mix of old footage, new recordings catching up with the skaters today, and a suitably punk soundtrack including tracks from Devo, The Clash, Sex Pistols and their Czech counterparts Visaci zamek. Catch director Simon Safranek in a Q&A after the international premiere screening of King Skate on Saturday 3 November.
Tickets | Trailer

Sat 3 November, 4pm.
Vue in The Light

Border: an unconventional romance from the writer of Let The Right One In 

A delicious, head-spinning meld of body horror, Nordic noir, myth and romance, Border is an almighty ‘WTF?’ of a film that packs emotion and philosophical smarts. Tina is a ferry terminal border guard in Sweden, blessed with a keen sense of smell and an unusual physique. A similarly strange lone traveller arrives at the border one day - with a gleam in their eye and a box full of worms. Tina is compelled towards them as if by some innate animal instinct. Tickets | Trailer

Fri 2 Nov, 8.15pm & Sun 4 Nov, 8pm. Leeds Town Hall & Thu 8 Nov, 6pm. Hyde Park Picture House 

50th Anniversary Screening
2001: A Space Odyssey

The ultimate science fiction experience with an iconic classical music soundtrack. Join us for a 50th Anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, presented in the concert hall setting of Leeds Town Hall, with its soundtrack played through an epic sound system. An existentialist journey through space and time, 2001: A Space Odyssey is the perfect film experience to get you in the mood for the full LIFF 2018 programme, which begins the following day. Tickets | Trailer

Wednesday 31 October, 7pm.
Victoria Hall, Leeds Town Hall

Book a 1-2-1 Filmmaker Surgery with BFI NETWORK at LIFF 2018

BFI NETWORK provides short film production and early feature development funding to new writers, directors and producers based in the North with a creative track record. If you’re interested in finding out more about the funding and support on offer at BFI NETWORK, or have a film project you’d like to discuss, then there’s an opportunity for you to book a 1-2-1 surgery with Alice Ramsey, BFI NETWORK Talent Executive at Film Hub North. Find out more

Thu 1 November. Leeds Town Hall

5 Things to Do This Weekend

Wondering what to do this weekend? What's On by Country & Town House is here to help.

We bring you the hottest events and culture in the town and country – including a guide to celebrating Bonfire Night, round-ups of the best Christmas carol concerts and markets, opportunities to get creative in London, and the best new wintry pop-ups to go to this weekend.


Crafty + Creative

Crafted with Joy Workshops

In a brand new workshop series, Appleton Estate, a deliciously aromatic and complex Jamaican rum, has partnered with creative artisans Earl of East London, Blenheim Forge and Grain & Knot to put on three creative workshops for the public. Book Wood Carving with Grain & Knot, the final workshop next Wednesday, and learn something new. 7 November

Make a Leather Rug

This afternoon and evening, sustainable luxury company Elvis & Kresse are hosting a unique event at The Conduit Club in Mayfair, where attendees can try their hand at making a handwoven, rescued leather rug. You'll get the opportunity to assemble a caramel leather rug alongside the company’s co-founder, Kresse Wesling MBE, while enjoying tea and cake.              2 November (today!)


'Tis the Season

Winter Pop-Ups

Looking for new pop-up activities to try this month and next? Let us help you get ready for the festive season with the best Christmas pop-ups around. From movie screenings to ski-lodge bars, winter terraces to grottos, here's our round-up of the best winter pop-ups spreading cheer. 

Christmas Markets

These festive winter wonderlands offer unique and one-off Christmas shopping experiences complete with mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, carol singing, live music and even wreath making. Check out our guide to the best Christmas markets in London for 2018…

Christmas Carol Concerts 

Plenty of time to catch some of these festive carol concerts and embrace the true spirit of the season with these wonderful Christmas carol concerts in the town & country. Fill the long cold nights with magical music in scenic locations across London and the UK's countryside. 

Burn, Baby, Burn

Bonfire Night with Gara Rock, Devon

With a specially designed bonfire night menu, sparklers, toffee apples and trip to South Poole’s breathtaking firework display in the Gara Rock Land Rover, guests can fully immerse themselves in an evening of pure delight and entertainment. Book to stay in their romantic new suites, each featuring private terraces overlooking rugged cliffs and the sea. 5 November

Celebrate Bonfire Night in the Town and Country

Whether you are in London or the country, here's your guide to 5th November - let our handy round-up help you find out where to spend Guy Fawkes night in the town or the country from Ottery St Mary to Battersea Park. Whether it's a family affair at Richmond Park or a ticket to live ice carving in Derbyshire, there's something for everyone. 5 November 

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Hey New Yorkers,
Happy November 1st! We hope your Halloween was safe, productive and sweet.
Warm up from the new brisk weather, with some vegetarian chili courtesy of Martha Rose Shulman.🍲πŸ₯•πŸ˜‹
The cute and iconic Mickey Mouse will be front and center when the  “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition,” opens later this month. Displaying art, merchandise and other unique memorabilia from Mickey’s long-running career the exhibition is enough to make any fan squeal, "oh boy!" 🐭🎨😍
Polosub has created an avocado-based sweet treat, served in a literal avocado skin. The dessert can be customized by topping Polosud's vegan avocado gelato base with a cream-based flavor. Keep it vegan by choosing one of their dairy-free gelatos as a topping. There are only 40 being made per day now.  They sell out quickly, so head down to Mott street to grab yours.  πŸ₯‘πŸ“°πŸ¨
Stay warm while enjoying the changing seasons in the city and have fun. 
Song Of Today: Little Mix – Woman Like Me
Gametime: Wonka’s World Of Candy 
Fall Chillin'
The post-Halloween festivities don't have to be all jingle themed.
America's favorite feasting day is on its way. Enjoy the warm late fall breeze and get the most out of the city this weekend, pumpkin spice and all.  
Make Pizza, Drink (Bottomless) Wine!?!
Since we had such a great time earlier this month for our past two events, we're coming back for more, more, more!
Consider this your formal invite (yes, once again) to KestΓ© Pizza & Vino’s pizza-making classes, Make Pizza Drink Wine, going down from 7 PM to 10 PM on the following Friday nights: November 16th, November 30th, and December 14th!
Who Run The World
Spend day one enjoying a curated experience across Manhattan and Brooklyn. Join us for a morning jewelry welding session, mural painting, craft brewing, and more.
Day two is the glamour Women Summit hosted by comedian Phoebe Robinson. The day will feature inspiring panels and motivating talks with celebrities, entrepreneurs, and activists. Plenty of love and networking to help you reach your #goals
The 28th annual Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards on Sunday will honor the rule breakers and game changers of 2018.
spoiled Sounds
Less than 30 minutes from Manhattan but right before the edge of New Jersey, Suffern, NY is where rising singer Grace VanderWaal grew up.
Her distinct voice has caught the attention of many, causing her quick rise in the pop world.
Her voice has done more than please her fans. VanderWaal has performed with big names Imagine Dragons, plus starred in Disney’s upcoming film Stargirl.
Already nominated for numerous new artist awards, VanderWaal has quickly become a favorite in the indie-pop genre.
New Artists To Follow
Presented by Saatchi Art the fair will showcase 130 talented independent and emerging artists, each handpicked by a committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience.
Grab your complimentary ticket here with the code SPOILED
Check out a few of the fair's artists below
Short Story Selection
As the son of the High Duke of an interstellar empire, Dennison Crestmar is under a microscope, expected to be great. 
However, Dennison's track record proves he is merely not gifted in the ways of war and combat. 
His crew does not expect him to win any battles, nor are they eager to follow him. Aware of this, he still attempts his best to prove them wrong. 
Perhaps stepping out of his father’s shadow and addressing the rebels in front of him is precisely what he needs.
Artsy Architecture
Long Island City is home to Socrates Sculpture Park, an outdoor space that frequently houses many different artists hands-on type works. 
This unorthodox sort of “exhibition” focuses on artist HANNAH. Titled RRRolling Stones, the artwork consists of seats that have all been 3-D printed out of concrete. 
The seats are different shapes and colors, and can all be rolled around to where you want to sit and how you decide to sit on them (they’re not all so straightforward).
The inside of each chair is still coarse, reminding those who are using it of its origin in rock. The seats are an insightful comment on practical design and architecture in the urban environment.
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12E 49th St 11th Floor New York, NY 10017

What's love got to do with it? Absolutely everything. When it comes to pizza, New Yorkers play no games. Paying homage to one of NYC’s most enthused food of them all, Nameless Network blesses Williamsburg's William Vale Hotel with The Museum of Pizza.
Check out Shawna X's reimagined pizza in the life-sized beauty room taking common camera cues to a whole new meaning with "Say Cheese". Take a long walk on Adam Green's "Pizza Beach" before posing with a pizza-shaped crab and catching a wave with the pizza-eating surfer dude. Challenge your photog skills as you experience Signe Pierce and Emma Stern’s psychedelic “Pizza Vortex.” Whether posing with famous sculptures or pop culture icons, these are just a few of the dozen dope exhibits on display.
Maybe there is no single definitive answer as to what exactly makes New York pizza so special (Or is there?) But one thing is for sure, this latest “museum” is not one to be missed! Open on weekends, through November 18th, this exhibit brings more joy than grabbing the coveted last slice. Be sure to snag your tix right here!
If you buy your tickets today, you can get $5 off by using the code ‘OMG’ at checkout!

12 E 49th St 11th Floor New York, NY 10017

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