Help fund the 10th Leeds Brownies trip to London!

Our good friend and Eagle Owl @BookElfLeeds is raising money for her Brownies. Here's why When we asked our Brownies what they really wanted to do this year, they told us they wanted to visit London. We're a Leeds Brownie unit, based in LS4/LS6, for whom money is tight, and we'd love to give our … Continue reading Help fund the 10th Leeds Brownies trip to London!

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PROMO – Open Letters at Hyde Park Book Club

Recently I received an email from Open Letters - letting us know about their upcoming event. We both attended MINIcine at few months back for Never Let Me Go, so they immediately thought of book club when laundching their own literary based event! Looks like it could be a giggle - do report back if … Continue reading PROMO – Open Letters at Hyde Park Book Club

PODCAST – Never Let Me Go – with MINIcine

From MINICINE Director Mark Romanek and writer Alex Garland (Ex Machina) bring Kazuo Ishiguro’s (‘The Remains of the Day’) hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. In this remarkable tale of love, loss and hidden truths, Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) live in a world and a time that … Continue reading PODCAST – Never Let Me Go – with MINIcine

LBC White Swan – The Chaos of Stars – Write Up

LBC White Swan Venue: White Swan Leeds Date:  Sunday 9th of November 2015 Time:  6:00pm Address: Swan Street, Leeds Discussing: THE CHAOS OF STARS KIERSTEN WHITE * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * … Continue reading LBC White Swan – The Chaos of Stars – Write Up

Culturally Minded Podcast

Leeds Book Club has been participating in the Arts and Minds Network's Sharing Stories Project for the last few years. This project has been set up to raise awareness of mental health; learning difficulties and autism through - in our case - the depiction of these in works of fiction. In previous years, we read and discussed books … Continue reading Culturally Minded Podcast

MINICINE – Westworld

Venue: Armley Mills Industrial Museum Canal Road Leeds West Yorkshire LS12 2QF Twitter: @MinicineYorks   Just in this second from watching Westworld at Armley Mills, courtesy of MINICINE - my first time attending one of their events - despite best intentions. The venue is absolutely amazing - a huge space - originally the world's largest woolen mill … Continue reading MINICINE – Westworld

The Leeds Big Bookend Premiere of Drink with a Chimp and Festival Launch Party

The Leeds Big Bookend Premiere of Drink with a Chimp and Festival Launch Party, Thursday 4th June 2015 Join us from 2nd-10th June as we map Leeds.www.bigbookend.co.uk Have you ever made a monkey of yourself? A new play from Common Chorus Common Chorus’ Drink With a Chimp is a new play about one woman’s struggle with addiction and her journey to recovery. … Continue reading The Leeds Big Bookend Premiere of Drink with a Chimp and Festival Launch Party

INTERVIEW – The Wood Beneath the World

The Wood Beneath The World is a large­scale, magical forest installation hidden in the depths of Leeds Town Hall Crypt, which has been growing silently for decades. Its roots and trees have now burst through the floors and walls, and the wood has taken over... Rebekah Whitney (of Lord Whitney ) and Alexander Palmer (the Director … Continue reading INTERVIEW – The Wood Beneath the World

REVEIW – Boi Boi is Dead at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Afro-jazz legend, father, lover, playboy, husband, rulebreaker, enigmatic force of nature… Boi Boi is dead. But not forgotten. Left alone to rebuild her life, Miriam's heartache is interrupted when Boi Boi's reckless ex-wife Stella and traditionalistic brother show up to stake their claim on his name, on his property and to revel in the glory … Continue reading REVEIW – Boi Boi is Dead at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

CANCELLATION – Jacqueline Harvey at the Leeds Church Institute

PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED An Afternoon with Children’s Author Jacqueline Harvey  and the Heroine of Her Books, Alice-Miranda! WHEN: Saturday the 24th of January 2015 WHERE: Leeds Church Institute, Central Road, Leeds (Opposite the Corn Exchange, just off Vicar Lane, above the Out of This World shop.) TIME: 2pm - 4pm COST: Free … Continue reading CANCELLATION – Jacqueline Harvey at the Leeds Church Institute