In the 19th century, Italian opera was heard not only in the opera houses but at home and on the street: far from being an elite form of entertainment this was people’s music, and it told universal and timeless stories of the quest for love and home.
Holbeck-based music charity Cloth Cat has secured funding from the National Lottery to deliver three more years of music activities, in order to support young people across the city aged 11-18. The organisation has spent the last four years delivering Get Your Act Together, a series of after school music
Chow Down, Leeds’ biggest outdoor food and drinking venue, is back for 2023. The popular venue at Temple Arches, Globe Road in Holbeck, will host an array of food and drink events, music and new entertainment fo the whole spring and summer, it’s one big party, opening the doors today
We are, as a rule, a social species and the idea of isolating oneself, or even a family group, away from the rest of society for an indefinite period of time is probably one of the cruelest requests that could be made of many people. Even the most anti-social behaviour is at it’s heart a social act; rarely do people set out to behave badly on their own, more often than not there is a pack instinct that draws people together based on shared values
Get Your Act Together: The National Lottery funds local music charity to support young people The National Lottery has given a grant to South Leeds based music and education charity Cloth Cat to provide life changing opportunities through music to young people from the city. Get Your Act Together will
Organisers of this year’s Beeston Festival are very excited as the big day approaches, promising even more of the attractions that are so popular. The Festival takes place as usual in Cross Flatts Park on Saturday (14 July 2018) from 12-5pm. As well as live music, children’s activities, sports and
FREE live music in Middleton Park The Friends of Middleton Park start their musical offering on Sunday (3 June 2018) with Alligator Gumbo playing some cool New Orleans jazz. The band were so popular at last years music festival that the Friends brought them back to do their own concert.
A popular library festival with a huge array of activities and events across the city is due to return later this week. The fourth edition of ‘Library Fest’ is set to return, running from Saturday 3 February – Saturday 17 February. Featuring in the programme will be: performances, story times,
December has already seen a range of Christmas-themed events at libraries in South Leeds and the fun continues this week and next. Perhaps the highlight will be the performance of Jenny’s Christmas at Beeston library on Wednesday 20 December at 6pm. This one woman show by Curly Tales theatre company
A celebration of Irish arts and culture kicks off in Leeds from the 18th to the 26th of November 2017. Organised by the Irish Arts Foundation, based in Leeds, events are designed to appeal to both those of an Irish background and people from the wider community with an interest