Saturday, 10 November 2018

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

Not sure what to do this weekend? Well, if you can't make it to the Cleckheaton Literature Festival anthology launch, here are a few ideas for those of my followers who live in or near to Leeds, London and New York:

Netflix feature ROMA previews in LIFF 2018 Central Film Event...

LIFF 2018 Central Film Event: 
Alfonso Cuarón's ROMA

Netflix feature ROMA has been announced as the LIFF 2018 Central Film Event, with a special preview screening at Everyman Harrogate. The most personal project to date from director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men), ROMA chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City.

Cuarón, inspired by the women from his childhood, delivers an extraordinary ode to the matriarchy that shaped his world. Filmed in luminous black and white, ROMA is an intimate, gut-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife.

ROMA will screen in 4K with Dolby Atmos at Everyman Harrogate. Tickets on sale now.

Fri 9 November, 7pm. Everyman Harrogate

Night of the Dead: Full Pass + Individual tickets now available

A limited quantity of individual tickets are now on sale for Nightmare Cinema - a new horror anthology film which opens LIFF's legendary all-night horror marathon, Night of the Dead, at Hyde Park Picture House. Nightmare Cinema stars Mickey Rourke and features five dark tales directed by revered horror directors including Joe Dante and Alejandro Brugués. There will also be a surprise European Premiere screening on the night, alongside Knuckleball and One Cut of the Dead.

Fri 9 November, 11pm, with films until 8am (approx). Hyde Park Picture House

The Parting Glass + Q&A with
Anna Paquin and Cerise Larkin

LIFF welcomes actor Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Men) and producer Cerise Larkin to the English Premiere of The Parting Glass. The Parting Glass features perhaps the finest ensemble cast of any film this year, with Denis O’Hare, Melissa Leo, Rhys Ifans, Ed Asner and Cynthia Nixon starring as an estranged family, brought back together by an unexpected and sudden loss. Tickets | Trailer

Sun 11 November, 6.15pm.
Vue at The Light

Pond Life + Cast and crew Q&A

Pond Life is a perfectly formed coming of age tale set in a quiet mining village outside Doncaster in the mid 90s, with breakout performances from a talented cast of young actors. First time director Bill Buckhurst imbues his tale with considerable warmth and charm, as young friends and neighbours come together for a fishing expedition, after rumours spread of a giant carp in the area. With cast and crew in attendance for a Q&A. Tickets

Wed 14 November, 8.30pm.
Hyde Park Picture House

Win a signed Peterloo poster and book

To coincide with the nationwide release of Mike Leigh's Peterloo, LIFF is offering a poster signed by Mike Leigh, who appeared in person at LIFF 2018's opening night for a special preview of his new drama, and a signed copy of Peterloo: The Story of a Massacre by Jacqueline Riding. To win  just email with PETERLOO in the subject header. Enter by 5pm, Tuesday 13 November.

Now screening at Vue Cinemas, Showcase Cinema de Lux Leeds, and Hyde Park Picture House from Fri 16

LIFF 2018 Festival Catalogue

The full, 248 page catalogue for 32nd Leeds International Film Festival is now available, and a limited supply of this free publication is available from the foyer in Leeds Town Hall, while stocks last. A prestige publication, the catalogue features full information about cast and crew, and expanded synopses about every film in LIFF 2018's programme, including the full Leeds Short Film Awards programme. Visit Leeds Town Hall to collect yours. 

LIFF supported events...

LIFF 2018 Highlights at Square Chapel

Halifax's Square Chapel Arts Centre will host a specially curated selection of new, international releases from LIFF's programme at the festival's close. These include Pity, a dark Greek comedy from the co-writer of Dogtooth and Killing of a Sacred Deer's writer; In The Aisles, an offbeat character drama starring Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann) and Franz Rogowski (Love Steaks); and The Guilty, a tense and inventive Danish thriller, which takes places place in the confines of an emergency call control room.

Fri 16 Nov - Wed 21 November.
Square Chapel, Halifax

Bird's Eye View: Reclaim the Frame:
Been So Long + Cast and crew Q&A

Directed by Tinge Krishnan and adapted from Ché Walker’s hit stage play, Been So Long is a contemporary musical set on the streets of London’s Camden Town. Krishnan shoots the streets bathed in neon and enriched with romantic possibilities. The film will be followed by a Q&A with actor George Mackay, writer Che Walker and producers Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks. Presented by Bird's Eye Film Festival as part of its Reclaim the Frame programme. 

Fri 16 November, 8pm. 
Hyde Park Picture House

WIN £1,000 to spend at Trinity Leeds, ringside VIP seats at Live Bar for Wilder vs Fury or a medley of Christmas days out...
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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 the best outdoor ice-rinks in London, a stargazing staycation, a tapestry exhibition and handy Christmas Gift Guides to peruse...


Feeling Festive

Best Winter Light Festivals

From laser gardens to enchanted forests, glowing displays are lighting up the UK this dark winter season. Here’s our pick of the most dazzling! This weekend, why not visit one of English Heritage’s illuminated garden trails and find hidden fairies, meet talking trees and get hands-on with interactive lighting...

Best Outdoor Ice Rinks

Let's not skate around the subject– its a bit Grinch-like of you to not already have a skating date in the diary. To ensure that your yuletide is not on thin ice, seek holiday cheer at these outdoor skating rinks in London. Lace up and head to one of London's best outdoor ice rinks, from Somerset House to John Lewis!


Get Gifting

Gifts Fit for a Queen

Looking for an extra special piece of jewellery to give a loved one this Christmas? Look no further: with its history of royal creations, Garrard is the crème de la crème of British jewellers…

Christmas Present Ideas for Foodies

On the hunt for the finest food and drinks gifts for Christmas? Friends and families of foodies, you’ve come to the right place. Peruse our top picks of the best food and drink presents this Christmas.

The Best Christmas Hampers 

Whether it’s a luxury food and drink selection, a meditation box or an array of cheese for a friend, you can’t go wrong with a hamper. We’ve rounded up the best hampers for Christmas this year…

Something Different

Stargazing at the Torridon Resort

This weekend, Scotland's The Torridon Resort will host a first-class two-night astronomy experience with local astronomer Stephen Mackintosh. Whether you’re a star-gazing aficionado or a beginner, Stargazing at The Torridon is set to be a romantic, fascinating and astronomically elegant event.  9 & 10 November

The Story of a Life
by Grayson Perry

From today until next February, Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry’s tapestries will sit in Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal, Cumbria. Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry, a Crafts Council touring exhibition supported by Art Fund, will be on display from 9 November 2018 until 16 February 2019. 9 November - 16 February

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Hello New Yorkers,
The wet and colorful scenery in New York has attracted clusters of people for strolls through Central Park. The autumn leaves also attracted the rare and captivating Mandarin Duck. Confused and excited commuters followed the whereabouts of this international traveler, eager to figure out how it made its way to city waters.🦆😍📸
A secret "homemade "cornbread casserole recipe has leaked and it’s ready to brighten up your kitchen table. Golden and warm cornbread is tasty and a great addition to most meals, but this delicious casserole elevated the staple. Find out where the recipe really originated and how you can cook it up yourself with Bon Appetit magazine.🍞😁😋
Thanksgiving doesn’t come together every year, with complicated schedules and oversized social circles. If you want to opt out of the circus that is Thanksgiving menu creation, grocery shopping, hours of cooking and planning, just visit one of these locations! Grub Street’s rounded up places to eat on Thanksgiving in NYC.🥧🍾🍴
Spoiled NYC is glad to bring you this collection of music, art, literature and culture goodies and we hope it’s brought you a giggle. 
Musical Vibe: Bazzi - Beautiful
Game time: Tune Blast 
Stay Dry
Just because it’s cold now doesn’t mean you should upgrade your Hulu account.
Living in NYC means there is always something to do, whether its a concert or an art opening, a comedy show or a food event, we’ve got you covered.
Make Pizza, Drink 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 Kesté 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!
spoiled Sounds
Young, full of passion, and opening for the likes of Skrillex and Zed’s Dead, Callie Reiff does it all. A drummer and a producer, Reiff is best known for her skills as a DJ. 
She says that music helps to drown out the noise of the rest of the world to help you find your inner feelings that make you happy. 
She hopes to help bring equality to the music industry, especially in a DJing world dominated primarily by men.
Sci-Fi Reads
Sci-fi meets western in this steampunk story of grit and family. 
The story follows six people of varying backgrounds living and working together on a farm, one threatened by the construction of the Union Pacific railroad. 
The railroad wants the land their farm is on, using creepy mechanical dogs to send their messages instead of the Pony Express. 
They continue to be pestered for their land, knowing that holding on to it may be dangerous.
Up in Flames
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Enjoying the fall chill at a beach bonfire is a weekend delight. Wearing your favorite sweater makes the night even better.

Accidents happen, trying to put out a fire is hard enough without becoming nostalgic about the puff of smoke formerly known as your sweater.

Clothing going up in flames, especially in cooler weather, can be particularly, err, chilling. 
The good news is that a great apartment insurance has you covered — with replacement cost coverage.

Gotham insurance, making sure that your accidents don't empty your closet.
Hidden Warhol
The Ukrainian Museum in New York City has acquired a collection of Andy Warhol’s works from the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming for this exhibition. The works are silkscreens done by Warhol in 1983 of endangered animals.
These prints are just as powerful today as they were then, highlighting how far we still have to go to protect these animals. 
The show also includes pieces pertaining to Warhol’s early life and how he became the great Avante-Garde artist that he was.
This Weekend
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
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12E 49th St 11th Floor New York, NY 10017

Because nothing says T.G.I.F. more than a lil' pizza and lots of wine, amirite?! 
Since we had such a great time back in July and just this past October for our inaugural three events, we're coming back for more, more, more! So consider this your formal invite (yes, once again!) to Kesté Pizza & Vino’s pizza-making classes, Make Pizza Drink Wine, going down from 7PM to 10PM on the following Friday nights: November 16th, November 30th, and December 14th! (Did someone say, "HOLIDAY PARTY?!?") 
Not only will you gain hands-on experience from the cream of the pizza-making crop, but did we mention you’ll also enjoy sipping on complimentary glasses of house red and white wines for the entire night-- plus you'll have delicious appetizers like fried burrata and fresh mozzarella served family-style!
Sounds like a can't-miss experience, amirite?! You can snag your tickets, which start at just $65/person, by clicking here

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

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