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Leeds: Can You Dance? Leeds

June 25, 2017 at Headingley Campus – Leeds Beckett University in Leeds.


Returning to Leeds Beckett University, Can You Dance will be hosting it’s hugely successful touring dance convention live from Leeds on Sunday June 25th. Take classes with the industries best, look around our exhibition, watch top UK colleges perform and take part in our competition. “CYD? Has to be the best dance event the uk has at present, it has all styles, ages, dancers, teachers and professionals all in one place at various locations doing and supporting what we all love! Congrats to both Tom Shilcock & Matt Flint and everyone else for organising these events, looking forward to 2017!!”

Address: Headingley Campus, Church Wood Avenue, Leeds
Can You Dance? Leeds

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Leeds: Adult Ballroom Workshop by Kyle Taylor and Izabela Skierska

June 24, 2017 at North Leeds Dance Academy in Leeds.


Join us on Saturday 24th June for an amazing workshop by Kyle Taylor and Izabela Skierska:

NLDA Dance
The Ballroom
Town Street

Kyle and Izabela have achieved tremendous dancing success including:

3x UK Amateur Champions
2x British Amateur Champions
Grand Slam Finalists
World Amateur Championship Finalists
Silver Medallists in World 10 Dance Championships
Bronze Medallists in European Ballroom Championships
Asian Open Amateur Champions
French Open Amateur Champions

Nominees of “La Classique de Danse” awards for Outstanding Partnership.
Nominees of “Carl Alan” awards (equivalent to Oscars in Dancing) for Outstanding Amateur Partnership.

We are very lucky to have them teach at our school.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from current world class Ballroom dancers.

Places are limited at £20/couple; £15/single

Contact Roxie to reserve your space (payment will be required in advance).. roxie@nlda.co.uk

Address: Roundhay Parochial Hall, Fitzroy Drive, Roundhay LS8 4AB, Leeds
Adult Ballroom Workshop by Kyle Taylor and Izabela Skierska

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Leeds: SUPER Retro Games Fair

June 24, 2017 at Leeds University Union in Leeds.


The biggest and best retro video game sales event in West Yorkshire is back and bigger!!! There will be over 100 tables selling 1000s of retro games, consoles, computers, artwork, imports, accessories, toys, modified consoles, bartop arcades, artwork and much much more all for sale at the SUPER Retro Games Fair!

There will also be a number of classic consoles to play on, tournaments to enter, cafe, bar, outside terrace all in the fantastic huge space of the Leeds University Union!!

No need to get up early for the car boot or wait for the postman from ebay! Here you can see the condition in person before you buy from the biggest and best sellers in the country.

Our sellers range from big companies to private collectors reducing their collections so a guaranteed range of prices and items for sale.

Whether you are a big collector or just getting into old gaming there will be plenty of common titles and rarities on offer on all formats from all ages. The perfect event to build up a great gaming collection or rediscover those classics from your youth!

Pay on the door and you can come and go as many times as you want throughout the day.

Adults – £2
Under 16s – 50p

Website: www.retrogamesfair.com

SUPER Retro Games Fair

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Leeds: Leeds Waterfront Festival 10th Anniversary Weekend

June 24, 2017 at Leeds Waterfront in Leeds.


This is the 10th fantastic Leeds Waterfront Festival and it promises to be a celebration the like of which Leeds waterfront has never seen before! Our theme this year is ‘messing about on the water’ and our plan is to fill the water with lots of activities, boats and creativity, spilling out onto the tow path along the way! Our festival starts in Armley at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills and weaves its way along the Leeds and Liverpool canal through Oddy Locks and passing by Castleton Mill to the canal’s kissing point with the river at Granary Wharf. We then head along the river to our annual French-themed weekend hosted by Brasserie Blanc Leeds at Victoria Wharf, along The Calls passing the waterside bars by, to the place to party at Brewery Wharf. It just doesnt stop there as we take you into the heart of the South Bank, with an awesome cultural offering from The Tetley then along to Leeds Dock home of the legendary Dragon Boat races, Royal Armouries Museum and Dock 29! From Leeds Dock our festival takes you along the river again to the heritage of Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum. Four miles of art, music, food, drink, DJs, water activities, family fun and it’s all free to attend and explore. We’ll keep you posted with regular updates about events and activities!

Address: 2 Riverside Way, Leeds
Leeds Waterfront Festival 10th Anniversary Weekend

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Leeds: Whitney, Live at the Brudenell

June 20, 2017 at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds.


Brudenell & Now Wave Presents…

+ Special Guests

20.6.17 | £13.50 ADV | 19:30


Whitney make casually melancholic music that combines the wounded drawl of Townes Van Zandt, the rambunctious energy of Jim Ford, the stoned affability of Bobby Charles, the American otherworldliness of The Band, and the slack groove of early Pavement. Their debut, Light Upon the Lake, marks the culmination of a short, but incredibly intense, creative period for the band. To say that Whitney is more than the sum of its parts would be a criminal understatement. Formed from the core of guitarist Max Kakacek and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich, the band itself is something bigger, something visionary, something neither of them could have accomplished alone.

Ehrlich had been a member of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, but left to play drums for the Smith Westerns, where he met guitarist Kakacek. That group burned brightly but briefly, disbanding in 2014 and leaving its members adrift. Brief solo careers and side-projects abounded, but nothing clicked. Making everything seem all the more fraught: both of them were going through especially painful breakups almost simultaneously, the kind that inspire a million songs, and they emerged emotionally bruised and lonelier than ever.

Whitney was born from a series of laidback early-morning songwriting sessions during one of the harshest winters in Chicago history, after Ehrlich and Kakacek reconnected – first as roommates splitting rent in a small Chicago apartment and later as musical collaborators passing the guitar and the lyrics sheet back and forth. “We approached it as just a fun thing to do. We never wanted to force ourselves to write a song. It just happened very organically. And we were smiling the whole time, even though some of the songs are pretty sad.” The duo wrote frankly about the break-ups they were enduring and the breakdowns they were trying to avoid. Each served as the other’s most brutal critic and most sympathetic confessor, a sounding board for the hard truths that were finding their way into new songs like “No Woman” and “Follow,” a eulogy for Ehrlich’s grandfather.

In exorcising their demons they conjured something else, something much more benign—a third presence, another personality in the music, which they gave the name Whitney. They left it singular to emphasize its isolation and loneliness. Says Kakacek, “We were both writing as this one character, and whenever we were stuck, we’d ask, ‘What would Whitney do in this situation?’ We personified the band name into this person, and that helped a lot. We wrote the record as though one person were playing everything. We purposefully didn’t add a lot of parts and didn’t bother making everything perfect, because the character we had in mind wouldn’t do that.”

In those imperfections lies the music’s humanity. Whilst they demoed and toured the new songs, they became more aware of the perfect imperfections of the songs, and needing to strike the right balance, they eventually made the trek out to California, where they recorded with Foxygen frontman and longtime friend, Jonathan Rado. They slept in tents in Rado’s backyard, ate the same breakfast every morning at the same diner in the remote, desolate and completely un-rock n roll San Fernando Valley, whilst they dreamt of Laurel Canyon, or maybe The Band’s hideout in Malibu, or Neil Young’s ranch in Topanga Canyon.

The analog recording methods, the same as used by their forebearers, allowed them to concentrate on the songs themselves and create moments that would be powerful and unrepeatable. “Tape forces you to get a take down,” says Kakacek. “We didn’t have enough tracks to record ten takes of a guitar part and choose the best one later. Whatever we put down is all we had. That really makes you as a musician focus on the performance.” The sessions were loose, with room for improvisation and new ideas, as the band expanded from that central duo into a dynamic sextet (septet if you count their trusty soundman). And that’s what you hear — Whitney is the sound of that songwriting duo expanding their group and delivering the sound of a band at their freest, their loosest, their giddiest.

Classic and modern at the same time, they revel in concrete details, evocative turns of phrase, and thorny emotions that don’t have exact names. These ten songs on Light Upon the Lake sound like they could have been written at any time in the last fifty years. Ehrlich and Kakacek emerge as imaginative and insightful songwriting partners, impressive in their scope and restraint as they mold classic rock lyricism into new and personal shapes without sound revivalist or retro. “I’m searching for those golden days,” sings Ehrlich, with a subtle ripple of something that sounds like hope, on the track “Golden Days”. It’s a song that defines Whitney as a band. “There’s a lot of true feeling behind these songs,” says Ehrlich. “We wanted them to have a part of our personalities in them. We wanted the songs to have soul.”

Address: 33 Queens Road, Leeds
Whitney, Live at the Brudenell

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Leeds: The Stone Roses | Leeds 2017

June 20, 2017 at First Direct Arena in Leeds.


➢ Tickets for the new dates go on sale at 9:00 on Friday 9 December, here: http://tidd.ly/ab3a587a

Already set to play in Belfast, London and Glasgow next year, The Stone Roses have added two dates at Leeds’ First Direct Arena.

The iconic Manchester band will appear in Leeds on the 20 – 21 June 2017, having reformed back in 2011 and played well-received homecoming shows, as well as appearing at the Isle of Wight Festival and the stateside Coachella Festival.

➢ Tickets for the new dates go on sale at 9:00 on Friday 9 December, here: http://tidd.ly/ab3a587a

Address: Arena Way, Clay Pit Lane, Leeds
The Stone Roses | Leeds 2017

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Leeds: Boo Hewerdine Live at All Hallows

June 16, 2017 at Live At All Hallows, Leeds in Leeds.


The Live at All Hallows team are delighted to welcome the wonderful Boo Hewerdine to showcase his first new studio album in eight years.

‘Swimming In Mercury’ will be released by Reveal Records on April 28th 2017 and new download single “Satellite Town” will be released April 21st.

Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it’s been 8 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material God Bless The Pretty Things (Reveal Records 2009). Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Boo wrote Radio Ballads for the BBC’s Olympic and recent Child Migration series. There has been a huge array of writing and producing with both established and upcoming artists and ‘passing something on’ to budding writers via his much loved song-writing workshops.

Boo spent three years writing a daily blog which lead to podcast fun with that staff of The WORD (RIP) and invitations to join Radio broadcasts such as The Verb (BBC Radio 3) and a moment of personal satisfaction when his work was included in the radio round up Pick Of TheWeek on BBC Radio 4. Boo formed the duo State Of The Union with American guitarist Brooks Williams and recorded and released two albums and an EP, live in the studio with engineer Mark Freegard, the duo appeared on BBC1 TV Andrew Marr show performing their cover of Pet Shop Boys Rent.

Hewerdine has written lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing Ep (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation “My Name InBrackets” and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box! This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015 .

There wasn’t a moment when Boo Hewerdine has not been working on something creative. His every day continues to be full of music and he waited patiently to tell some older personal stories that feature on his new album Swimming In Mercury.

Mid-way through 2016, the first of his new material emerged via the limited edition Born EP, then in Autumn 2016 Boo played songs from Swimming in Mercury live on BBC TV’s Quay Sessions (re-broadcast in January 2017).

“One of the country’s most consistently admired songwriters’ Folk Radio UK

“Simple, poetic reflections on life and love” The Guardian

Address: All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds
Boo Hewerdine Live at All Hallows

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Leeds: Let’s Rock Leeds! 2017

June 17, 2017 at Leeds Temple Newsam in Leeds.


Following another great event this summer, we are delighted to confirm that Let’s Rock Leeds! will return for a 4th year to Temple Newsam on Saturday 17th June 2017. With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this Family Friendly Festival.


The organizers of Let’s Rock Leeds! pride themselves on the fact that their events are aimed at the whole family, with entertainment for everyone. Children can enjoy the tons of free stuff to keep them occupied, including circus workshops with the Bigtopmania Circus, face painting and crafts. With a super funfair as well as children’s entertainers, Let’s Rock Leeds! offers the perfect day out for all the family. There will also be multiple bars, plus a wide range of quality food outlets selling food from around
the world.

VIP tickets allow access to our funky 80s themed VIP enclosure, where you can sit back and relax in the comfy chill out zone or enjoy the outdoor seating area. The VIP enclosure includes a full bar serving quality brands and 80s cocktails, plus of course the all important VIP luxury loos – essential at any festival! VIP tickets include entry to the festival plus a souvenir programme, meal and welcome drink.

Let’s Rock! has been leading the way for quality, action-packed, family-friendly 80s music festivals since 2009. Don’t miss out on this chance for a retro blast with the very best of the 80s.

For further details and to book tickets, visit www.letsrockleeds.com



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Leeds: Motor Neroune Disease And Cancer Research Charity Ball.

June 17, 2017 at Leeds Marriott Hotel in Leeds.


Its time to dig out your glad rags, book your tables and come and have an amazing night in aid of two fantastic charties.

3 years ago i lost my Mum, to Motor Neurone Disease and my Dad is curtently battling with Cancer.

Tickets cost £50pp or £500 for a table of 10. Inculded with your ticket is:
Drink on arrival
3 course meal
Wine inculded on table
Tea and Coffee
Balloon Raffle & Auction
Proffesional photos.

First 4 tables to reserve and pay in full get an extra treat on the night.

I look forward to welcoming you all on the night. Love Helen xxx

Address: 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds
Motor Neroune Disease And Cancer Research Charity Ball.

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Leeds: Hot Charleston 17th June

June 17, 2017 at The Dance Studio Leeds in Leeds.


Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn calories and meet some great people.

Saturday 17th June
3.30pm – 5.30pm
@The Dance Studio Leeds
£8 drop in, no booking required
Comfortable clothes and flat shoes recommended
Solo charleston, no partner required.

The workshop is open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike, starting from the basic step giving you a few showy moves and a good workout. The workshop has two sections; the first section gives you a short fun routine and the second section focuses on developing the steps you’ve learnt in the first section, introducing a freestyle aspect (but in a structured way). This will give you the confidence to Charleston anywhere.

Can’t make this one? Hot Charleston is run two times a month, for a full list of dates please visit:

Address: Mabgate Mills, Macaulay Street, Leeds
Hot Charleston 17th June

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