Ema Boswood: Ghost Sexxx
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Ema Boswood: Ghost Sexxx

Date: October 25th
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8pm
Where: CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
Price: £5

if u like someone nd they dont text u back after u’ve had sex dw cos they must just b a ghost x

Ema Boswood is haunted. Ghost Sexxx is part performance, part transcendental exploration, where Ema uses paranormal techniques in an attempt to reach through to the other side, the ‘other side’ being the people that have ghosted her in the past.

The show takes a comedic look at ‘ghosting’, which means when the person you’re dating simply stops replying to your texts. Ema carries out a seance, tells tragic ghost stories and has a sexorcism, all the while taking a refreshing and ridiculous look at the experience of rejection.

Supported by Theatre in the Mill, Farnham Maltings and using public funding by Arts Council England.

Please note: this performance contains graphic sexual content.

Photo credit: Rosie Powell Freelance

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Say Owt presents: Jeremiah
Oct
26
7:45 PM19:45

Say Owt presents: Jeremiah

York Theatre Royal
26th October 2019
7.45pm
£10

York’s most raucous spoken word organisation presents a rambunctious new performance poetry show with live music about England’s forgotten revolution.

On 9 June 1817 Jeremiah Brandreth assembles a crew of malcontents in a pub near Nottingham. Their plan is to march on London, overthrow the government, wipe out the National Debt and end poverty forever. What Jeremiah doesn’t know is that there is a spy in his ranks with other ideas…

Featuring an original score and live band, Jeremiah tells the incredible true story of the much-misunderstood Luddite rebellion.

‘Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they might do next’ // GUARDIAN

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Ron Athey - Acephalous Monster
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Ron Athey - Acephalous Monster

Date: October 18th
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8pm
Where: CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
Price: £9.50 / £6.50 advance
£10 on the door if available

Internationally acclaimed US performance artist Ron Athey presents his new work Acephalous Monster.

Athey rose to international prominence in the 90’s making performance that explored challenging subjects like the relationships between desire, sexuality and traumatic experience and confronted conservative narratives around AIDS, S&M and body autonomy.

His new work Acephalous Monster is inspired in part by the secret society of Acéphale, the 1930s anti-fascist review and magazine published by philosopher Georges Bataille. Using projections, readings, lectures, appropriated text and sound, and by re-imagining cut-up technique pioneer Brion Gysin’s brutalist Pistol Poem as a vocal/percussive choreography, Athey turns to the Acéphale, the eponymous figure of the headless man, a powerful symbol of radical transformation, and attempts to make sense of a current reality where neo-fascism is mutating, creeping, and marching.

This performance includes nudity, blood letting and graphic sexual content.

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STORM by Search Party
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

STORM by Search Party

The world has ended, the world as we know it at least.

Using recycled languages from disaster cinema, climate politics, folk stories and King Lear, Search Party prepare for a STORM that is already here. STORM explores climate grief, the uncanny feeling of being alive in a climate catastrophe, and despair at years of knowing and not doing. As the IPCC warn of just 12 years to avert climate disaster, Search Party perform 12 duets at the end of the world. It’s a sea of troubles. It’s a call to arms. It’s a great big unfathomable inevitability. It’s this dreadful pother o’er our heads.

*** EVENT INFORMATION ***
Time: 1 hour - no interval
Age suitability: 14+

All tickets are held for collection from the Box Office. We do not post them out.

Please note that we have no cloakroom facilities at the The Media Factory and are unable to store large items.
There is a bar and drinks are allowed in the theatre.

Parking: there is free street parking on Kirkham Street.

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Dance It Up North
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Dance It Up North

For one night only, enjoy the range and skills of dancers from across York and North Yorkshire. Hidden away in dance studios and rehearsal spaces, professional artists, youth dance companies and community groups have been creating dance work to showcase as part of this unique evening. Inspirational, energetic and moving, it’s a chance to see the many forms of dance that’s being practiced and produced locally and across our region. This will be a joyous event suitable for children as well as adults.

70% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to promoting dance in York and North Yorkshire.

Tickets on sale now!
https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/show/dance-it-up-north-2019/
£12 Full / £10 Con

Suitable for everyone 7yrs+

Image:
(C) Brian Slater of Rodillian Dance @ Yorkshire Dance's FRESH 2018

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Ground Zero - Lawrence Batley
Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

Ground Zero - Lawrence Batley

OfftheCuff Theatre Company are proud to present:

Ground Zero.

Written by Nathan Birkinshaw
Directed by George Bukhari

We can be quite apathetic at times, it’s not hard as you stick on the TV and see the world in flames. Ground Zero follows five characters while they navigate the absurdity of their own existence, working zero hour contracts and low income jobs to try and carve out something of a life for themselves. It's a post dramatic farce of sorts that seeks to dismantle form in order to build something new - but never quite gets it right.

Cast: Marcella Hazel, Macauley Cooper, Natasha Burgess, Matt Aistrup & Frederica Davies.

16+ adult humour and strong language

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Louise Orwin: OH YES OH NO
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Louise Orwin: OH YES OH NO

Date: October 4th
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8pm
Where: CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
Price: £9.50 / £6.50 advance
£10 on the door if available

This is a show about having sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics. It’s about trying to understanding what you want, and wondering how the hell to ask for it.

Oh Yes Oh No invites you on a surreal joyride through femme sexuality and violence. Made exclusively with the candid input of those willing to talk openly and honestly about their sex life, including survivors of sexual trauma, Louise is unafraid to ask the difficult questions as she interrogates identity, consent and power play.

Featuring explicit XXX, Barbie’n’Ken role-play, a heady mix of pop culture references, and original sound design by Alicia Jane Turner, the show explores sexuality and who gets to have a say in it. This show is for anyone who has ever struggled to find their sexual voice, or questioned the sexual culture they were brought up in. It asks who gets to speak, who gets to have a voice, and ultimately aims to give a voice back to those who have had their voices and bodies taken from them. How can you re-claim your voice and your body when these things have been stripped from you? And how do you navigate a landscape of hyper-sexuality and increasing sex positivity when the mere act of asking for what you want can be the hardest thing? Oh Yes Oh No dares to speak about a subject which is rarely addressed publicly, especially in the wake of #MeToo.

Steady yourself to rethink desire, and then watch her smash it all to pieces.

Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, Live Art Development Agency and Live Art Bistro.

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Northern Connections 19
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Northern Connections 19

Ones to watch. This year's selected artists Lizzie Klotz, Madeline Shann and Akshay Sharma share the results of their choreographic residencies at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Each artist has spent 3 weeks at NSCD researching and developing their ideas into short pieces, touching on themes relevant to contemporary society. Be among the first to see these fresh new works in a unique mixed bill:

Madeline Shann’s Edit borrows from the world of film to create a tense exploration of the psychologically abusive phenomenon 'gaslighting'.

A Really Small Dance by Lizzie Klotz presents 20 minutes of your life, drawing upon the smallest of dances that take place in homes, alone, in the shower, along to the radio.

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Sad Poets Doorstep Club #3
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Sad Poets Doorstep Club #3

It's a hat trick! Sad Poets' Doorstep Club is back for a third time for National Poetry Day!

Come down to the Acomb Library for another mental health poetry circle run by Anxious Anarchist Poetry. Listen or perform in a safe and supportive environment.

5pm for a 5.30pm start, multiple rounds with mature themes.

SPDC operates a strict trigger warning policy.

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IMOVE - A multidisciplinary outdoor dance performance
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

IMOVE - A multidisciplinary outdoor dance performance

iMOVE is a multidisciplinary, outdoor, dance performance consisting of music, animation and dance. Performed by Young people from across York and taking place at Castle Carpark. Cliffords Tower provides a heritage backdrop to this immersive performance.

iMOVE is a culmination of innovative activities on offer to young people across the city.

The performances are FREE for everyone and suitable for all ages.

PERFORMANCES
2PM
3PM
4PM
5PM

iMOVE is a York Dance Space Production
Directed and Choreographed in collaboration with the dancers by - Hannah Wintie-Hawkins and Drew Wintie-Hawkins.
Music Composition and facilitation - Jon Hughes and Paul Fothergill
Animation - Aaron Howell

iMOVE is funded through Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool, which allows local authorities to retain growth in business rates for local investment. Supported by City of York Council and York Mediale.

Many thanks to our partners:
York Explore Libraries and Archives
Pilot Theatre
York Theatre Royal

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Walking Tour of Knaresborough
Sep
27
2:00 PM14:00

Walking Tour of Knaresborough

Join the Hermit of Harrogate on his merry St Robert Walking Tour. We will be embarking on a pilgrimage meeting at Knaresborough Market Square, so be on the look-out for a Hermit!

We will progress to His beautiful dwelling place by the river Nidd. The Walk is quite hilly in places & is only suitable for confident walkers. There'll be bits of other Knaresborough history thrown in for good measure.


This is a pay as you feel walk. We are doing this throughout the summer as a run up to Knaresborough Renaissance Festival

2:30pm- 4pm
7pm- 8:30pm

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Mashiya Presents: All That Jazz
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Mashiya Presents: All That Jazz

PART OF SCALARAMA FESTIVAL

The award-winning 1979 film All That Jazz is a semi-autobiographical drama/fantasy classic. Directed by Bob Fosse, and starring Roy Schneider and Jessica Lange, it depicts the road to death through a showbiz lens, inspired by Fosse’s feelings of impending doom following a heart attack.

All That Jazz won the Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or and several Academy Awards.

This special screening is followed by an open discussion on power and exploitation in the dance and film world.

“an uproarious display of brilliance, nerve, dance, maudlin confessions, inside jokes and, especially, ego.” – New York Times, 1979

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Impermanence - BAAL
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Impermanence - BAAL

After a sell-out performance of SEXBOX in 2018, Impermanence return to The Place with BAAL.

The first ever dance adaptation of a play by Bertolt Brecht: BAAL tackles love, sexuality, betrayal, nature and lust, creating a world of surreal images, extreme physicality and high drama.

Set alongside a film combining new footage with archive materials, and an original soundtrack composed and performed live by electro-acoustic musician Robert Bentall.

"Brecht created his monster in 1918 as he struggled to come to terms with the carnage of the First World War. For him, the poet Baal symbolised the pitiless denial of personal responsibility he saw all around him - and it's as a symbol that Baal is still depressingly relevant, both as a philandering egotist and as a representative of the self-serving plutocratic elite who are ravaging our planet." - Greenwich Visitor Blog

"engrossing and entertaining with consummate artistry by all concerned". - ★★★★ StageTalk Magazine


Tickets: £17 / £13 concs

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Future Ritual | Film night
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Future Ritual | Film night

This evening features a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity. Featured works include documentation of 'Sanctuary Ring' (2016), by Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose, and a selection of videos by Jon John, and Nwando Ebizie. Following the screenings, there will be a discussion with the featured artists, hosted by F U T U R E R I T U A L lead artist Joseph Morgan Schofield.

The full screening programme will be announced closer to the event.

Tickets for the Film night are free, but please RSVP.

This event is presented as part of three days of F U T U R E R I T U A L activity, taking place in East London in September 2019.

Full three day programme:
www.josephmorganschofield.com/future-ritual-2019

Tuesday 24 - Film Night
Thursday 26 - Charlie Ashwell, Sandra Stanionyte, Kelvin Atmadibrata
Saturday 28 - Daricioğlu, Radage ▽ Hardaker, Cascales, Braithwaite-Shirley

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Screening Programme

In his performances, Jon John (1983 - 2017) incorporated references to high fashion, pop music, so-called ‘modern primitivism’ and industrial culture, magic, sadomasochism, and sex. Including uniquely sentimental uses of bloodletting, hook suspensions, dancing on thorns, and DIY surgery, Jon John’s own tattooed, scarred and ‘hacked’ body was central to his work as an artist.


Nwando Ebizie is a multidisciplinary artist with an international focus whose work converges around performance art personas, experimental theatre, neuroscience, music and African diasporic ritualistic dance. Carving out her own particular strand of Afrofuturism, she combines research into the neuroscience of perception (inspired by her own neurodiversity) and an obsession with science fiction with a ritualistic live art practice. She has curated happenings for Wellcome Collection and released records supported by Gilles Peterson. She has performed in Tokyo (Bonobo), Rio de Janeiro (Tempo Festival), Berlin (Chalet), Latvia (Baltais Fligelis Concert Hall) and Zurich (Blok) as well as across the UK from Home MCR to Barbican to Southbank Centre.


Sanctuary Ring by Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose

In this durational site specific performance at St Clement’s Church, Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose created their own sanctuary of sickness. This was a place for freaks, monsters and weirdos. It was a place of pain, sacrifice and submission in order to survive.

Martin O’Brien’s work draws upon his experience of suffering from cystic fibrosis. His performance and video art is concerned with physical endurance, disgust long durations and pain base practices in order to address a politics of the sick, queer body and examine what it means to be born with a life-threatening disease, politically and philosophically.

Sheree Rose is an American photographer and performance artist. Her photographs documented the BDSM and queer subcultures in Los Angeles during the early 1980s. With her partner and creative collaborator, performance artist Bob Flanagan, they explored sexuality, BDSM, death, and daily living with terminal illness.

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About F U T U R E R I T U A L

F U T U R E R I T U A L is a performance and research project considering the place, use and function of ritual within contemporary performance and queer cultures. The project positions ritual as a technology, and asks how artists might use ritual technology, and to what ends. Noting the proximity of ritual within both queer and performance histories, F U T U R E R I T U A L is primarily concerned queer futurities and the ways that ritual performance might manifest, gesture towards, or otherwise call forth these alternate states, possibilities or ways of being.

In September 2019, F U T U R E R I T U A L will present a public programme at Kunstraum and the Live Art Development Agency. The programme is entirely free to attend includes a screening of films and video documentation and discussion event, and two performance events.

The project is a lab for performative research by lead artist Joseph Morgan Schofield and other invited artists. Through public performance events, F U T U R E R I T U A L aims to provide an active context for the presentation of performance art in the UK.

Supported by Arts Council England, Kunstraum and the Live Art Development Agency.

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Status by Chris Thorpe
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Status by Chris Thorpe

Presented by China Plate & Staatstheater Mainz

Written by Chris Thorpe, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

We all have a nationality.

Or almost all of us.

Status is a show about someone who doesn't want his any more. About
running away from the national story you're given. About who is responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you give it up.

A globe-spanning journey of attempted escape, with songs along the way.


“… the words are eloquent, the music essential and powerful, and the performance full of a brilliant, prowling precision…” Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2018 ****

**** Guardian **** Time Out ****The Scotsman **** The Stage

Supported by the British Council, Goethe-Institut London, the Collaborative Touring Network and using public funding by the national lottery through Arts Council England.

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CLAY: Launch Party
Sep
21
to Sep 22

CLAY: Launch Party

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Date: September 21st
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8pm
Where: CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
Price: PAYF (see below)

We are kicking open the doors to CLAY for our first party.

The event is Pay As You Feel (PAYF), all funds go to supporting CLAY.
Tickets between £0 and £20 depending on what you can afford.

Get a ticket to reserve your place.
More details to come.


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Mabgate Annual - 2019
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Mabgate Annual - 2019

Join us on Saturday the 21st of September for Mabgates very first artist-led community Gala!

Showcasing and celebrating an area rich in culture and diversity asking you to reflect on the areas past, celebrate its present and plan for its future. This inspiring community driven event will showcase Mabgate a home of 1000 makers, a collaboration between artists, Local business and local residents.

Mabgate Annual has been created in collaboration with Leeds City Council, Come Find Us and East Street Arts and led by artist Emma Hardaker transforming the Green space in Mabgate into an interactive art event on Saturday 21st of September 2019 and tying into Heritage week.

Mabgate Annual Highlights

- Artists and organisations based in Mabgate such as MAP, SIIK and ESA will have stalls selling original artworks and merchandise!

- Live Painting from artist Bethany Rose of the beautiful local Architecture

- Leeds Civic Trust will be there talking about the history of Mabgate looking particularly at Hope House the building that MAP are currently raising funds to buy.

- Tote bag Printing workshop by No Brand Printing based in Hope house.

- East Street Arts will be hosting a Burmatofts pottery inspired, tile designing workshop and opening up the doors to Convention House there exciting new tech space.

- Mabate Bleach have put together a live music set for you to enjoy through out the day!

- The Vege-table will be selling there tasty vegan treats and Temple of Boom will be serving up some tasty cold bervarages for the afternoon.

- Emmaus will be hosting a Yard Sale out in front of there shop selling second hand furniture and wares!

- There will be a instagram worthy photo booth designed by local Illustrator Bobbi Abbey.

- Koby Dance studio will be performing live and giving a mini dance workshop for you to give it a go yourselves.

This event is free but if you can get one of our free eventbrite ticket it will help us to guage expected number on the day, we hope to see you there!

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Atlantis by Lydia Cottrell | A Culture Vulture Joint
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Atlantis by Lydia Cottrell | A Culture Vulture Joint

Hotly-tipped performance artist Lydia Cottrell recreates Atlantis, her one woman space race, for one night only at the NSCD’s Riley Theatre in Leeds.

A Culture Vulture Joint with Leeds Inspired, Atlantis whisks the audience on an interstellar journey and asks some pretty big questions: What did we learn from the race into space? What did we gain by getting there? Can we train for failure, and do dreams really come true? Utilising stage projection, hot dogs and a child-sized paddling pool, Atlantis explores the answers to all these questions and more.

Along the way, Lydia considers the idea we all inhabit a spaceship – Spaceship Earth - and draws a parallel between our planet and the Space Shuttle’s namesake, the mythical island that sank beneath the waves.

The show is provocative, funny and highly kinetic, as you would expect from one half of 70/30 Split (with creative partner Sophie Unwin), who were described by The Guardian as being ‘as touching as they are resolutely fearless.’

“The work is extremely physical," Lydia says. "Mainly the show is about dreams, how hard we work to achieve them, how failure along the way affects us, and what happens when we do reach our goals.”

Atlantis (A Culture Vulture Joint with Leeds Inspired) is at the NSCD’s Riley Theatre, 98 Chapeltown Rd, Leeds LS7 4BH on Friday 20th September 2019. Tickets - £7.00.

Artwork by RoB Molloy

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Lucy and Addrian Hutson: Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Lucy and Addrian Hutson: Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks

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Date: September 19th
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8pm
Where: CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
Price: £9.50 / £6.50 advance
£10 on the door if available

Professor ‘the Amazing’ Addrian is Punch and Judy man extraordinaire. He’s also Lucy’s dad. As a child Lucy would help Addrian with his shows, collecting money, performing tricks and even doing a stint as Curious George.

Now, dad and daughter reunite in front of an audience to reminisce through rose-tinted glasses. They’ll reenact childhood magic tricks and reflect on what it means to choose the life of an artist.

Expect screaming and teenage exasperation as glib entertainer and earnest artist lock heads leaving the questions: where do these artists go from here? And can the show survive the appearance of Mr. Punch?

‘A slice of vaudevillian mayhem with powerful human truths at its heart […] achingly brilliant work.’ ★★★★ Mary Brennan, The Herald

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A M O K #5 - 18th September
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

A M O K #5 - 18th September

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A M O K #5 is the first in a series of concerts centred around three major commissions.

A M O K #5's commissioned composer is Catherine Robson, whose work will interact with the history of this building unique to York.
#5 will also feature work by Seán Clancy, Erika Bell, Joanna Ward, and more.

Tickets can be bought in advance (link coming soon), but can also be paid on the door.
Ticket prices are 'pay what you can' at £3/£5/£7/£9

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West Yorkshire Queer Stories Showcase
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

West Yorkshire Queer Stories Showcase

The West Yorkshire Queer Stories Showcase is a celebration of queer experience past and present. This free event features a selection of new short films brought to life by discussion and artefacts from local LGBTIQ+ history.

West Yorkshire Queer Stories has been gathering oral histories from a diverse range of LGBTIQ+ people across the region, as part of an archiving initiative supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Yorkshire MESMAC. The resulting films and recordings will not only help diversify the collections of local museums and archives, but also feed into new resources, artistic endeavours and the way we think about the people’s history of Leeds and beyond.

This event will showcase a range of new short films made especially for the project, exploring queer people’s relationships to the objects and heirlooms they hold dear, and how the memories attached can be preserved for the future.

You do not a ticket in advance for this event.

Doors open at 6pm for visitors to browse the accompanying artefacts.

Cert.15 (advisory)

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This event is part of Heritage Open Days, and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

To find out more about how the National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting the Hyde Park Park Picture House, please visit: thepicturehouseproject.com

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, giving everyone the opportunity to see hidden places and try out new experiences, all of which are free. For more info, visit: heritageopendays.org.uk

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Lenny
Sep
14
10:30 PM22:30

Lenny

Starring Dustin Hoffman and Valerie Perrine, black & white mockumentary Lenny follows the rise and fall of controversial cult comedian Lenny Bruce.

Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor & Best Actress – Bob Fosse’s first attempt at a non-musical film still amplifies Fosse’s flair for percussive editing and the unmasking of the dark underworld of the backstage.

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Showing as part of Scalarama Leeds, Fosse in Film: Mashiya Presents is a season of five Bob Fosse films (Sweet Charity, Lenny, Cabaret, Liza With a Z and All That Jazz) celebrating the breadth and skill of Fosse’s directing and choreography in film.

Supported by Leeds Inspired.

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English Dirt Scratch
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

English Dirt Scratch

In August Vandal Factory had the pleasure of spending a week in Derby Theatre developing our next show; English Dirt. Unfortunately, because of something called ‘The Edinburgh Fringe Festival’, and ‘Annual Leave,’ and ‘Child Care,’ no-one was able to come to Derby to see our work in progress. Therefore, we have decided to put together the following event and we would be delighted if you would join us:

What: English Dirt is a performance collaboration between Flora Greysteel and Vandal Factory. This is a 40 minute, script in hand, work-in-progress performance. It explores the history of English land ownership and relates it to current crises such as climate, housing and nationalism.
Where: Middle Floor Wharf Chamber, Leeds LS2 7EQ
When: 14th September.

Doors 17:00,
Joe Solo 17.30,
English Dirt 18:00

How much: This is a Pay What You Decide event.
50% the proceeds will go to the Land Justice Network and 50% of the proceeds will go to launching English Dirts’ Kick-starter

Accessibility: Unfortunately the space is not yet wheelchair accessible, however it was our only affordable option at this time and we will be seeking more accessible spaces in the future. This is something the venue is seeking to address as soon as possible. We are very sorry if this means you are unable to attend and we can provide a recording of the live performance.

The next stage: We are looking to make a 75 minute performance of English Dirt in 2020. In order for this to happen, we need partners, collaborators and funding. We hope that this event will act as a means of instigating those conversations as well as us gathering some vital feedback from an audience.

Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ

Membership info

Wharf Chambers is a members' club and you need to be a member, or guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org/membership. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

You must be a member or guest of a member to attend. Joining costs £1. See wharfchambers.org/membership

Safer spaces

We would also like you to mention that Wharf Chambers has a safer spaces agreement on your promotional material, preferably briefly on any poster but certainly link to it in online promotion: http://www.wharfchambers.org/the-club/safer-spaces

Wharf Chambers tries to be accountable, however please be aware of some ongoing issues: http://wharfchambers.org/accountability

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LIFF & Mashiya Presents: Cabaret & Liza with a Z
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

LIFF & Mashiya Presents: Cabaret & Liza with a Z

A Liza Minnelli double bill evening by Mashiya Presents in partnership with LIFF presents...

Cabaret (7pm)
Cabaret (1972) is a true cinema classic. A musical drama starring Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey and Michael York set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the presence of the growing Nazi Party.
Tickets: bit.ly/2GPVWPc
Trailer: bit.ly/1ikW6Oo

Liza with a "Z" (9.40pm)
A Concert for Television is a 1972 concert film made for television and starring Liza Minnelli immediately after the success of Cabaret. The concert showcases the amazing singing talent of Liza and her ability to be powerfully charming and vulnerable, yet totally in control on stage.
Tickets: bit.ly/2YLLOB4

Buy tickets for both Cabaret and Liza with a Z for just £7.50, in the Fosse in Film double bill at The Wardrobe.


Fosse in Film: Mashiya Presents is screening five Bob Fosse films (Sweet Charity, Lenny, Cabaret, Liza with a Z and All That Jazz) to demonstrate and celebrate the breadth and skill of Fosse’s directing and choreography in film. The films will be shown as part of Scalarama Festival Leeds 2019 with funding from Leeds Inspired and support from key Leeds partners including Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds Film and Northern School for Contemporary Dance.

This event is part of the Scalarama Leeds 2019 programme. If you are unaware of Scalarama, it is a national (and sometimes international) festival divided into regional groups that screen films across the whole of September each year (est. 2011). The festival champions DIY cinema events inspired by the energy, creativity, passion and ethos of the Scala cinema (1978-1993) in London; showcasing films less seen at cinemas and sometimes in unusual places.

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The Buster Keaton Picture Show feat. Haiku Salut
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Buster Keaton Picture Show feat. Haiku Salut

Wildfowl & York Mediale presents
The Buster Keaton Picture Show
feat. Haiku Salut
Everyman Cinema, York
Wednesday 11th September
Doors 8.00pm, Show 8.30pm

Tickets are £12 in advance (£8 concessions) from The Crescent, Earworm Records and online via http://www.pleasepleaseyou.com

The Buster Keaton Picture Show sees acclaimed instrumental group Haiku Salut perform an original, contemporary live score to Buster Keaton’s 1926 comedy classic The General.

Commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary as part of the BFI’s Comedy Genius season, Haiku Salut’s score combines electronica, folk, post rock, and neo-classical elements to cast The General in a new dramatic light.

The General was described by Orson Welles as "the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made", and is one of the last major films of the silent era.

The film is based on a true incident - the Great Locomotive Chase - with The General of the title referring to engineer Johnnie Gray's (Keaton) engine. Gray has been rejected by both the Confederate Army and by his fiancee Annabelle but when Union spies steal the General (and unwittingly, Annabelle), he gets a chance to prove his heroism by catching up with The General and rescuing his beloved. In this ambitious production, Keaton performs all his own stunts using his incredible comic timing and body language to create hilarious, near perfect entertainment.

Haik Salut perform to Cohen Media’s stunning 4K restoration of The General.

★★★★★“The pioneering genius of Buster Keaton's 1926 silent film The General looks even more startling than ever…more or less invented the action movie.” The Guardian

"A jaw-plunging blend of physical dexterity and bravura moviemaking.” Total Film

“Haiku Salut are a singular musical force.” Mojo

This event is supported by XR Stories

Please note: Everyman Cinema York Screen 1 is not wheelchair accessible or accessible for people with mobility issues. This is due to the age of the original building and the construction techniques used when it was built.

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Pink Suits PoliRock Show
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Pink Suits PoliRock Show

We are back! Mega performances, mega cocktails, mega night!

The pink suits PoliRock Show' is a queer cabaret night of local music/noise/drag/dance artists headlined by pink suits.

Hosted by Margates only Amy Zing!!

Incredible performances from RODENT, Byenary, and Last Yearz Interesting Negro

Doors at 7:30pm
Performances start at 8:00pm
Cocktails and Dancing 10pm-late

Tickets: £8 online
£10 on the door

Book tickets!!! (Sold out last time!)


pink suits are a Poli-Rock (queer/aggressive/genderfuck/political rock) duo creating live performance crossing the genres of music, dance, theatre, and film.

***This is an LGBTQ+ and female safe space. There will be zero tolerance of any sexist, transphobic, homophobic or abusive behaviour. No misogynistic bullshit PLEASE! Toilets are gender neutral. Access to the PoliRock Show is on the ground floor, bar is not wheelchair acessible. We apologise for this.***

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The Unsinkable Woman
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Unsinkable Woman

Ever wondered how much your family history has influence over who you are today?

Florence does, and she feels like she has a lot to live up to.
Her great-great grandmother was an ‘aqua star’ who swam in a crystal aquarium tank, roller skating and doing escapologist acts underwater.

Join Florence as she retraces her family line back to the late 19th century, chats with her Nan about the music hall scene and gender politics, and still asks why she has never really been a particularly strong swimmer.

Somewhere between an episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, a meditation CD, and an imitation of a frog.


Performed as part of Landing Party, a showcase of new work by MA Choreography and MA Performance students at Leeds Beckett University. For the full festival schedule see: https://tinyurl.com/yyg6hqpa

Access information:
Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Performance is free to attend but there is limited seating.

NB: This performance will be filmed as part of an MA assessment.

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Renegades of Chunk IV
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Renegades of Chunk IV

Fourth edition fundraiser for your local DIY music and nonsense collective! Good times, wholesome vibes, some old faces and a bunch of new ones. There's a bunch more bands to announce and tix will be online soon.

Love and Noise xoxo

The Cosmic Dead
Hairy Glaswegian psych.
https://thecosmicdead.bandcamp.com/

Cattle
Double drumming noisey grooves.
https://cattle.bandcamp.com/

Living Body
Calming experimental pop.
https://livingbodylife.bandcamp.com/

Straight Girl
Sad-dance music connoisseur.
https://straightgirluk.bandcamp.com

AlgernonCornelius
Off kilter dark beats.
https://algernoncornelius.bandcamp.com

Acid Cannibals
Two Piece punk 'n' roll.
https://acidcannibals666.bandcamp.com

Negative School
Local noise punk.
https://negativeschool.bandcamp.com

wormboys
Compost noise pop.
https://wormboys.bandcamp.com

Pave
Songs you can bob your head and cry to.

Dregz
Dbeat for moshers by moshers.

Churis
Smart post rock .

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Wendy Houstoun Workshop
Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

Wendy Houstoun Workshop

Wendy Houstoun

Mark making and Moving

16th-18th August £75 All 3-days or £60 for Saturday and Sunday only (The 16th is an optional opportunity to meet for a few hours prior to the main workshop on Saturday and Sunday)

To book, email Rob: robdothopper@aol.co.uk

A workshop/lab focused on the creation of ideas and work.

"I see these days as more a laboratory rather than a workshop with the emphasis on the meeting, discussions and collisions of people.

I have spent a lot of my life passing on tried and tested ideas and I want to use the freedom of this amazing space and place to open up a new way of working.

I will lead a movement session each morning and then open up the day by setting tasks and forming ideas and setting time frames for making and responding.

I would love this Lab to include musicians, dancers, writers, painters, architects, digital artists, stone masons, counsellors, film makers, walkers, geographers, map makers - anyone who is interested in forming and joining one idea to another."

The weekend will begin with an optional pre – meet on Friday 16th from 3 to 7pm for those that can make it.
Then the Lab will officially start on the Saturday morning and run through to Sunday. The timings for the Saturday and the Sunday are from 11am to 6pm.

Given the nature of the work, a commitment to attending both Saturday and Sunday for this Lab is required.

Wendy Houstoun

Wendy Houstoun is a movement/theatre artist who remains committed to finding new forms to address her themes. Over the years, her work has developed a uniquely distinctive style that combines movement with text, and meaning with humour. Since 1980, Wendy has worked extensively as a solo performer, and in collaboration with companies and artists whose work challenges, enriches, and extends the boundaries of, dance and theatre. Her work with DV8 Physical Theatre, Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment, film-maker David Hinton, Jonathan Burrows, Nigel Charnock, performance artist Rose English, Gloria Theatre, Lumiere and Son Theatre Company and Ludus Dance Company has explored large and small stages, specific sites, film and installation.
Wendy’s solo pieces, Haunted, Daunted and Flaunted, Happy Hour (commissioned by Chisenhale Dance Space), and The 48 Almost Love Lyrics have all toured Europe. She has made two films, Touched and Diary of a Dancer for BBC with David Hinton. Site-specific commissions include Mind the Gap for the South Bank Centre, Reverse Effect for Cultural Industry, and Take Me to the River for the South Bank and Greenwich & Docklands Festival. Wendy is an artist who experiments with ideas in her work, but keeps her audience very much in mind. While her work challenges preconceptions about movement, she communicates clearly and humorously about our culture.

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Gender & Drag Workshop
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Gender & Drag Workshop

Discover the world of drag and explore gender in this exciting workshop, led by brand-new York based company SOURPUSS. For wannabe queens, kings and anything in between!

A safe-space to celebrate our differences, mess with gender, and most importantly have a fun time with like-minded people.
Led by Facilitator Vicky Moran, participants will develop a new set of skills which they can then take away to create performances of their own.

All levels of experience welcome.

Open to LGBTQ+ folks and allies!

Get tickets here (pay what you can £3-12): https://www.outsavvy.com/event/2995/gender-queer-drag-workshop-tickets

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Lipsyncing Workshop
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Lipsyncing Workshop

Come and learn how to slay group and solo lip-sync pieces in this exciting workshop, led by brand-new York based company SOURPUSS!

A safe-space to celebrate our differences, get creative and have a fun time with like-minded people. Led by Facilitator Vicky Moran, participants will develop a new set of skills which they can then take away to create performances of their own.

Suitable for total beginners, or those looking to brush up their skills.

Open to LGBTQ+ folks and allies!

Get tickets here (pay what you can £3-12): https://www.outsavvy.com/event/2994/lipsyncing-workshop-tickets

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Apps & Austerity by Henry Raby: Arts Barge Riverside Festival
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Apps & Austerity by Henry Raby: Arts Barge Riverside Festival

The 2010s. 2010-2019. What was it all about?

Henry Raby defines the decade through sharp performance poetry. From riots to Royal Weddings to Referendums. A decade of technology & austerity summed up in funny & insightful spoken word. Are the Baby-boomers actually in charge anymore, are Millennials ruining the world, and will Generation Z save it?

Henry is Artistic Director of Say Owt, 1/2 of Vandal Factory Theatre Company and published by Burning Eye Books.

“Part of a new generation of spoken word” - Attila The Stockbroker

6-7pm
ArtsBarge, moored at Tower Bridge (opposite Clifford's Tower)
Age Advisory 16+
Please Note This is a 'Pay what you want' event on the door. However, tickets can be purchased for £3 in advance to guarantee entry.

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