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August 4, 2014 – 8:19 pm | 10 Comments

There’s been a fair bit of debate around the withdrawal of Israeli theatre company, Incubator, from the Edinburgh Fringe. Anarchic Ali argues that cultural boycotts are a necessary part of the resistance to the attack on Gaza. Feel free to comment or write your own post in reply.

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Matthew Headley Stoppard and The Glass Delusion – New Single, Live Dates, Album

August 23, 2014 – 9:57 am |

Matthew Headley Stoppard and The Glass Delusion stream new single Revenge Song ahead of live dates and a new album.

Inside The Whale – An Interview with Slung Low Director, Alan Lane

August 21, 2014 – 12:51 pm |
A Man Adrift - Alan Lane

Alan Lane – director and self confessed gob-shite – talks about the trials of staging a play on water, why theatre should be brilliant (and sometimes isn’t) and demonstrates, yet again, how not to make it onto Julian Fellowes’s Christmas card list.

Preview: Cornucopia Underground

August 21, 2014 – 9:06 am |
Cornucopia Underground

Have you heard about Cornucopia Underground, a mysterious food event that’s taking over the Corn Exchange basement this September? @_lisafarrell_ has been investigating…

Win a Leeds Inspired poster designed by Rachel Davey

August 18, 2014 – 7:50 am | 6 Comments
Rachel Davey - See What's Out There

Rachel Davey is an illustrator based in Yorkshire. Her work is hand drawn, before using photoshop to play around with layout and colour – plenty of colour! Wendy Denman stepped out of her monochrome day into a world of bright, beaming beings. Read on for a mini interview and your chance to win her Leeds Inspired poster!

Cakes and Cinema with Minicine

August 14, 2014 – 1:34 pm |

@markvslife chats to @abistandish about Minicine – a film society for lovers of both film home-made baking

Nicolas Cage in Joe

August 13, 2014 – 7:05 pm |

When I noticed that the new Nicolas Cage movie, Joe, was playing the National Media Museum I had to double-take. What, not another cheesy blockbuster vehicle for Cage’s antics for the multiplexes?
It takes me back …

Lisa Le Feuvre on Gego: Line As Object at Henry Moore Institute Leeds

August 11, 2014 – 8:32 pm |

Culture Vulture Rich Jevons talks to Henry Moore Institute’s Head of Sculpture Studies Lisa Le Feuvre about the Gego: Line As Object exhibtion in Leeds.
Would you like to introduce Gego as an artist for people …

More Inspiring Leeds

August 8, 2014 – 7:18 pm |

Just over a month ago Phil Kirby wrote about his top inspirational places in Leeds. Here are some more suggested by our readers.

Leeds Coffee – An Interview with North Star Micro Roasters

August 6, 2014 – 5:01 pm | One Comment

North Star coffee seems to be stocked wherever we turn at the moment and as North Star Micro Roasters seem to increasingly find themselves in our view, it was time to ask Krag (Alex Kragiopoulos – …

The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star

August 4, 2014 – 5:14 pm |
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Miz DeShannon reviews The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star by Stella Grundy at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Finding Vivian Maier, Hyde Park Picture House

August 4, 2014 – 4:45 pm |
Vivian Maier

Neil Mudd previews Finding Vivian Maier – Tuesday 5th August, 6.30 p.m. Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds

Not For Rental presents Alien

July 29, 2014 – 12:38 pm | 2 Comments
Alien Poster

Aged 15+ and fancy seeing some classic films on the big screen? Not For Rental is just what you’re after says @markvslife (unfortunately he’s far too old to pop along)

The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star: Interview with Stella Grundy

July 27, 2014 – 5:48 pm |

Former Intastella front woman and cutting edge Manchester actress and playwright Stella Grundy talks to Culture Vulture Rich Jevons

CEO at Bramley Baths

July 26, 2014 – 7:25 pm |

Venerable institution seeks person with vision and skills; Bramley Baths requires a CEO


July 25, 2014 – 12:59 pm |

Phil Kirby is on Urban Autopilot again, missing what is right under his nose …

Sneaky Experience at Leeds Docks

July 24, 2014 – 8:22 pm |
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Sneaky Experience is transforming Leeds Docks into an open-air cinema this weekend. @markvslife braves the heat to find out more.

Virsa Indian Music Festival

July 24, 2014 – 8:12 pm |
Tabla player Bhupinder Singh Chaggar; photo credit Maria Spadafora

The Virsa Indian Music Festival tonight, 25th July 2014, 7-10pm at West Yorkshire Playhouse; South Asian Arts UK Academy students and tutors perform as part of WYP’s Open Season

An Answer to the Alcohol Adversaries

July 23, 2014 – 4:28 pm |
We Want Beer

A couple of objections were raised against Phil Kirby’s visionary blueprint for world peace and harmony: he crushes them both with the ruthlessness of Trotsky putting down a naval mutiny.