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Benedict and Dominika Tomczyk-Bowen, image by Hazel Gibson

Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

Picture this. It’s your first day at a new school. You’re a bit scared but you have an imagination the size of a meteor and loads of great ideas to make and draw worlds you want to share with your new pals.

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Photo Gallery: 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival

Leeds West Indian Carnival is marking its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a spectacular series of milestone events to celebrate its golden anniversary, including a new exhibition which captures the 50-year history of Europe’s longest running Caribbean carnival parade, in photo, film, audio and costume.

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Opera Review: Turandot, Opera North, Leeds Town Hall

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Opera Review: Turandot, Opera North, Leeds Town Hall

Turandot by Puccini has long been my favourite opera. There is something about the scale of its ambition, the dark tragedy at the heart of what is essentially a love story, and the sheer power of the music that rips my heart out every time I hear it.

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Cyrano, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: Cyrano, Northern Broadsides, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Cyrano, Northern Broadsides, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Cyrano de Bergerac had a very big nose. So big in fact that Edmund Rostand immortalised it in his 1897 comic masterpiece, written almost 250 years after his eponymous hero’s death.

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Transform: a city-wide theatre festival in Leeds

April 22, 2016 Comments Off on Transform: a city-wide theatre festival in Leeds

Transform started life back in 2011 with a bold objective: to re-imagine what theatre can look like, what it can do and to ‘reflect the socially conscious and radical North’.

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Phoenix Dance Theatre Triple Bill

Review: Phoenix Dance Theatre, Triple Bill 2016, Leeds

March 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Phoenix Dance Theatre, Triple Bill 2016, Leeds

There was a celebratory feel about the opening night of Triple Bill 2016 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. 

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Pre Theatre Eats: Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on Pre Theatre Eats: Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons visits three venues near the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds for pre-theatre eats: Souvlaki, All Bar One and Peachy Keen.

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Carlo Scarpa, Vitrine (1956) with Twenty Laboratory Tests for the Brion Tomb (1969-78)

Behind the scenes at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

May 16, 2015 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Lisa Le Feuvre, head of sculpture studies at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, about its current show by Carol Bove and Carlo Scarpa.

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Win tickets to The Complete History of Comedy, Leeds

April 24, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to The Complete History of Comedy, Leeds

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY IN LEEDS

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Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

Max Stafford-Clark on Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

April 6, 2015 Comments Off on Max Stafford-Clark on Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Out of Joint director Max Stafford-Clark about the new co-production with National Theatre Wales, Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage.

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