What’s happening in LS6 and beyond?
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Leeds International Film Festival
The brilliant Leeds International Film Festival is happening at the moment November 3rd-19th, with an almost overwhelming number of excellent films on offer across the city including at the Picture House! We’ve put together a guide which includes tips you might not know about the festival and some of our most anticipated screenings happening at our cinema. To browse the full listings, head to their website.
Leeds Palestinian Film Festival
This incredible festival feels particularly vital in the work they do to give voice to Palestinians and contextualise the horrific loss of life that is happening across Israel at the moment. As well shining a light on the hidden and human stories of the Palestinian people, with film screenings in venues across the city, they are hosting workshops including a Palestinian Embroidery Workshop and a Singing Workshop. Screenings happening at the Picture House are the poetic documentary, Cinema Palestine, on Tuesday 21st November, and the coming-of-age drama, Alam, on Wednesday 29th November.
Leeds Palestinian Film Festival is happening between November 7th – December 9th. You can see the full programme here.
LS6 Junk Yard Night Sale
This Friday, Left Bank are hosting a night version of their popular Junk Yard Market. It’s a bit like a car boot sale but better because it’s in their beautiful church building. Tickets are free but booking is recommended.
Comedy at HEART
The disabled led comedy night You Can Laugh, You Know returns to our friends at Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre (HEART) this Saturday.
15-Minute Friendships at Left Bank
If you’re looking to meet new people, this could be for you! While 15-Minute Friendships is a project designed to combat loneliness in the LGBTQIA+ community, allies are also welcome to attend. Find out more about this free event happening at Left Bank on Wed 29 Nov on their website.
All To Play For Board Games session at Abbey House Museum
Join Ann (Cards or Die) and Pat for an afternoon of playing board and card games as part of the All To Play For exhibition at Abbey House Museum on Thu 30 Nov. Pay As You Feel tickets can be booked here.
Leeds is a great place to live for music fans and our area, in particular, has some great venues. So here are some upcoming gigs nearby: Tangerine Dream at the Brudenell Social Club on Thu 9 Nov; Phantasmagoria at the Hyde Park Book Club this Saturday brings a whole evening of music from The Black Delta Movement, Sister Wives, Pyncher, Pleasure Centre, Magick Mountain and more; Julie Byrne at the Brudenell Social Club on Thu 16 Nov; Bob Mould at the Brudenell Social Club on Mon 20 Nov; Fergus Quill Plays Xero Slingsby at the Hyde Park Book Club on Thu 23 Nov; a free entry gig with Honesty at the Brudenell Social Club on Thu 23 Nov; The Orielles at the Brudenell Social Club on Sat 25 Nov; Adult DVD at the Brudenell Social Club on Tue 28 Nov; Slow Pulp at the Brudenell Social Club on Wed 29 Nov; Seth Lakeman at the Brudenell Social Club on Thu 30 Nov.
Riptide have collaborated with mental health professionals, trained masseuses and life coaches on ‘Intermission’ to create an adventure of nature and mindfulness through sensory experience, combined with the immersive performance to create a spa-like space for relaxation in Leeds City Centre between November 23rd-December 23rd.