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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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An abnormally nosy bird who likes to stick her beak into the places most others cant be bothered to. Her feathers are ruffled by people who lament 'there's nothing to do' She gets her wings in a flap in excitement at discovering the new, novel, imaginative, quirky, underground, innovative, collaborative She fluffs up with pride when witnessing great ideas come to life, and seeing a merry throng at the events she puts on

Community Heart

June 15, 2014 – 10:43 am | 2 Comments

Yesterday a giant inflatable spaceship landed in Charlie Cake Park Armley and nobody batted an eye lid in surprise, after all we half expected the stars and the moon, or aliens. Piloted by the Architects …

Weekday Picnic in Millennium Square anybody?

March 16, 2014 – 8:54 am | 6 Comments
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That lovely big space Millenium Square…could it be a bit more convivial? Roger Carter has a suggestion which involves sunshine, a blanket and some nice tucker

Saturday Girl at Gallery Munro House

February 24, 2014 – 8:22 am |
Saturday Girl at Leeds Gallery

Saturday Girl is a series of portraits of young women in Leeds by Casey Orr; specifically seen through their hairstyles. Opens at Leeds Gallery at Munro House 24th February.

What took you so long?

February 1, 2014 – 11:58 am | 5 Comments

It’s 6.37am and I’m sat in the home office wondering at my decision to abscond from the @culturevultures Twitter account. My daughter wanders in rubbing her eyes. ‘Mummy it’s too bright in here.’ As I …

Being There by June Russell at Bradford Cartwright Hall

January 24, 2014 – 6:40 am |
june russell

Susan Burns strongly recommends a visit to Bradford’s Cartwright Hall to enjoy the fabulous work of artist June Russell

Opera North Event at The Winter Wonderland

December 5, 2013 – 9:28 am |
opera north

Opera North have gifted you lucky readers free tickets for a very Christmassy event at Winter Wonderland 17 December at 7pm. All YOU need to do is grab em whilst they last using the special CV code

Gifts for young makers

November 27, 2013 – 9:22 pm | One Comment

Guide by Lisa Roberts from We Love Technology
Yes yes we know there is so much to do online, on tablets on TV but it’s time to put your hands to work, drag your eyes from …

Incredible! Plant Veg, Grow a Revoultion

November 17, 2013 – 10:10 pm | 5 Comments
Julian project pic

The Incredible Edible Movement is now being made into a book, and it needs every little bit of support to make it happen. Can you pledge a small amount to help it get published?

Is Leeds Legible?

November 16, 2013 – 11:44 am | 2 Comments
Hello Lamppost - by Watershed in Bristol. The First Playable City Award

Is Leeds ‘legible’? Could we play a bigger role together in creating visible stories in the public realm online and offline? Can we work together to be bigger than the sum of our parts? Or are we already there?

Culture Vulture Quiz – Week 4

October 28, 2013 – 4:41 pm |

Week 4 in the Culture Vulture Quiz, More prizes and daft questions that require you to play along use the hashtag #culturevulturequiz 9pm -10pm Monday 28th October. Your host is Leanne Buchan so watch out for dog related questions

Culture Vulture Quiz: Week 3

October 19, 2013 – 8:52 pm |

Week 3 of the slightly popular, but badly timed CultureVultureQuiz and you’d be mad not to play.

Talk About Local – 48 Hours on Teesside

October 14, 2013 – 1:40 pm | 10 Comments

Emma Bearman, the ex-Lady Mayoress of Armley, talks about why sharing stories about where you live is the best thing in the world, and why she’ll be doing 48 Hours in Teesside, with a phone and an appetite to explore.

Trendy Foods Room 101 – Part Two

October 12, 2013 – 1:21 pm |

Ever vigilant Ewan Mitchell sends another faddy food favourite into Trendy Foods Room 101. Just in case those pesky restaurateurs thought they could compete with Mac and Cheese. T

The Tetley – Exclusive Bloggers Event

October 7, 2013 – 9:50 pm |
TT letters on roof Stephen Iles

We’re really excited to be tripping merrily over the threshold of the new contemporary arts space The Tetley, before it opens to the public. What’s more if you write a blog then you are welcome too! Join us Monday 18th November at our very exclusive event

Blog North Awards 2013

October 7, 2013 – 9:23 pm | One Comment

Hip Hip Hooray! We’re off to the Blog North Awards. Not to win a prize, but to present one! Who to? Are you joining us in Manchester Wednesday 16th October? We hope so

Blood and Chocolate – York

October 6, 2013 – 11:18 pm | One Comment

Christy Romer makes us wish we’d pulled our fingers out and booked tickets to the epic Blood and Chocolate theatrical city wide adventure through the streets of York.

Culture Vulture Quiz

October 6, 2013 – 8:35 pm |

We’re testing out the idea of a Sunday night quiz. Where you can win stuff

Talk about Local – Art, Culture, Place

August 22, 2013 – 7:03 am |

We’re really chuffed to be joining the annual unconference Talk About Local at mima in Middlesbrough on the 28th September this year, to find and connect with the people who enjoy blogging about people, places and creative stuff that happens in your local postcode. Fancy joining us?