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Join cult absurdist double act The Lovely Boys along with Chortle Student Comedy Award Winner Joe Kent-Walters and Leicester Mercury Award Nominee Sam Williams for an evening of work-in-progress fringe comedy shows.
This doctoral project researches the intercultural issues raised for a Chinese artist when composing a feminist adaptation of an episode from a Qing dynasty classic (also known as one of the Four Chinese Great Classical Novels) A Dream of Red Mansions for contemporary UK audiences. 
‘Nothing is much more than a series of monologues. It is about – among other things – customer service, crap television, cupcakes, shitting, sex, buses and stalking’. 8 monologues – 9 characters. Tell your story – it’s your duty to make sure it’s heard. The show is never fully finished. Tue 15 – Thur 17th…
”My friend Serge has bought a painting. It’s a canvas about five foot by four: white. The background is white and, if you screw up your eyes, you can make out some fine white diagonal lines.”
God of Carnage is a comedy about two sets of parents who come together one afternoon because the child of one couple has hit the other.
When their wealthy father passes away, two siblings battle it out for his inheritance, whilst dangerously falling into the world of crime, assassins and the law.
A Road, a wild night, a drunken tour guide, a journey to the gutter and the stars and back. Jim Cartwright’s first play gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed Northern road in Eighties Britain.
Modern fairy-tale, warped romanticised stories told for generations, culminating in a future world that we created ourselves …
Bob and Fran Price have four adult children: Pip, Mark, Ben, and Rosie. Each child has their own unique struggles and secrets that they try to keep hidden from their parents, but Mother Fran has a knack for knowing what is true in each of their lives.
They have an affinity with the violence, the balance, the ritual, the grace and the power. They are indestructible. Beautiful Burnout is about the soul-sapping three-minutes when boxers become gods and gods, mere boxers. It’s about the second when the guard drops, that moment when the eyes blink and miss the incoming hammer blow. We…
Zip It is an immersive play through which the audience follows the lives of two young women and their experience of gender identity, sexual harassment and domestic violence. The narrative is framed within the setting of a reality dating gameshow and despite the dark themes, is also layered with comedic elements. 25th and 26th April…
Five friends take a trip to the Lake District to relive their booze and drug-fuelled university days and to escape from their banal and disappointing lives.

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Last year, the Ilkley Clean River Group’s (ICRG) (https://sites.google.com/view/cleanwharfeilkley/home) citizen-led campaign achieved a first for rivers in the UK – bathing water status for a stretch of the Wharfe, Yorkshire. As a key figure in the ICRG, Kathleen Roberts will share some of her experiences within this potentially transformative process.
In April 2021, Vania Belén Suárez and Amy Sharrocks met on a street corner in Leeds for a conversation about water as part of The Ballad of Crown Point Bridge. By the banks of the River Aire, at the very point that it connects with the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and the Aire & Calder Navigation which bisect England, they began a conversation about water as a natural element which led them into the connections of water with migration, mobility among nation-states, border control and race.
In recent years, a great deal of research across various disciplines has demonstrated the need to develop inclusive and transformative modes of water governance (if this is even the right word) that can make space for a multiplicity of water knowledges, experiences and values. Actually doing this in real world contexts of competing interests and forms of evidence is another question of course! Some of the most inventive and promising approaches toward addressing this conundrum have come from the arts. As part of the Water@Leeds water governance webinar series (https://cgd.leeds.ac.uk/events/), The School of Performance and Cultural Industries and the Water Value Research Group invite you to a presentation and discussion involving three fantastic speakers who will share some of their experiences of working with water, people and art in the UK and South Africa.
This GCRF project, part of Changing the Story, emerges from a partnership with Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education, Bottomup NGO and researchers from  the University of Leeds – Schools of PCI and Geography. We worked with 25 young people from the Cape Flats and nearby, this project considers how young people in South Africa perceive and respond to the post-Apartheid social and political landscape, examining the arts and education as methods that generate active partnerships to address and transform issues of hopelessness, injustice and lack of visibility among the country’s youth.
YOU’RE ON MUTE The International Online Improvised Comedy quiz Hosted by Gi60 creator Steve Ansell and featuring a cast of highly talented artists from the US and the UK including, Natalie Bellingham, Ally Callaghan, Carolyn Eden, Jonathan Nathaniel Dingle-El and Matt Rogers, You’re On Mute proves that people can get together and laugh even when…
YOU’RE ON MUTE The International Online Improvised Comedy quiz Hosted by Gi60 creator Steve Ansell and featuring a cast of highly talented artists from the US and the UK including, Natalie Bellingham, Ally Callaghan, Carolyn Eden, Jonathan Nathaniel Dingle-El and Matt Rogers, You’re On Mute proves that people can get together and laugh even when…
YOU’RE ON MUTE The International Online Improvised Comedy quiz Hosted by Gi60 creator Steve Ansell and featuring a cast of highly talented artists from the US and the UK including, Natalie Bellingham, Ally Callaghan, Carolyn Eden, Jonathan Nathaniel Dingle-El and Matt Rogers, You’re On Mute proves that people can get together and laugh even when…
In Scotland, three per cent of the land is now owned by some 500 community groups, and citizens have a responsible right to roam anywhere. How does England’s position compare with Scotland, and what might English land rights activists learn from Scotland’s ongoing process?
Thur 18 Mar 6:00 – 8:00pm We invite you to join our post exhibition online discussion on UK-China Digital Connectivity, Song of the Female Textile Workers, between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 18th March 2021. The exhibition has been held on the Leeds Industrial Museum Website: https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-industrial-museum/song-of-the-female-textile-workers/ throughout the Chinese Spring Festival period. We will…
Jemma Deer will present on her book, Radical Animism: Reading for the End of the World. This book offers a theory of animism for an age of environmental crisis, elaborated through innovative readings of classic and contemporary literary texts.