One of the reasons we love Leeds so much is the diverse and eclectic range of events you will find on offer around the city. This week we’re looking at a few of the events coming up in Leeds this May that we feel are worth a visit. We’ll certainly be checking these out ourselves!
30 Years of Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah at Leeds Town Hall – Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD
Running from 11Th April to 30th June, this interactive drama group provides the opportunity for young people to engage in workshops and plays that bring to life some of the most important philosophical questions. By getting involved at a physical level the Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah believes that children and teenagers will learn that they can make a difference in the world.
Another Life at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery – City Art Gallery, Leeds, LS1 3AB
Throughout May The Craft Centre and Design Gallery is celebrating a fine selection of sculpture, jewellery and wall hung artwork from some of the leading lights in upcycling. The art of turning junk into beautiful pieces of contemporary craftwork shows us that beauty can be found everywhere if we’re willing to look at rubbish differently. We urge you to take a look – you’ll be amazed!
The Manic Street Preachers – First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds, LS2 8BY
If you fancy something a little more raucous, The Manics will be on the road this spring and summer to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic album ‘Everything Must Go’. When it was released in 1996 is catapulted the band to international stardom, so grab yourself a ticket and get down to the First Direct Arena on 20th May to relive the anthemic power of their finest creation.
Inside Opera Special: The Ring at Howard Assembly Room – Opera North Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU
Just as loud but a little more cultured, Wagner’s Ring is getting a full airing at Leeds Town Hall this spring and summer. To accompany the performances Howard Assembly Room is offering a free discussion on 26th May, where Philip Kitcher and special guests will debate and discuss the philosophical meaning of the work and explore the music with several of the singers involved.
As you can see, there really is something for everyone this May in Leeds city centre. When you attend one of these events why don’t you leave your car with us at Trafalgar Street – one of the cheapest 24 hour manned car parks in the city. Drop by our blog again if you want to keep up-to-date with what’s on in Leeds.