City Of Leeds – What’s On This Weekend?

Posted on April 3, 2013

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Amazing Graze 5-6 April 2013

Amazing Graze 5-6 April 2013

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It’s the Easter break this week for most schools, colleges and universities, which means everywhere in town is particularly busy. This means running to work is particularly hard for me this week. I know what you’re thinking – “why don’t you set off earlier?” Well, I’d like to tell you that I’ve tried that already and it doesn’t work, but, er, I haven’t!

Running to work aside I’ve been meaning to visit the new temporary digs of Made in Leeds at the Trinity shopping centre, but I don’t dare go in for fear of being trapped in a queue for the escalator… If you’re looking for something to do this week that doesn’t involve being trapped in an escalator queue, take a look at my ‘what’s on’ weekend guide.

Amazing Graze, a festival of street food, arts and performances from street acts, will be at Left Bank for two days. Catch the festival that will bring you music from Hunting Bears and food from Manjit’s Kitchen, The Ribman and Pizaa Pod from Friday 5 April 5pm – 12am, Saturday 6 April 12pm – 12am. Entry is free so come with an empty belly and a curious mind!

For Reetsweet Designer Maker Fair pop into Leeds Corn Exchange on Saturday 6 April. The fair will showcase work from local designers and artists, entry is free. There are a lot of great shops inside the Corn Exchange, so while you’re there why not take a look around?

The Ladykillers is a brilliant black comedy from Father Ted writer Graham Linehan. The West End hit comedy screenplay is showing at Leeds Grand Theatre until 6 April. Tickets priced at £15.50 – £31.00.

Rutherford & Son, a powerful drama written and set in the North of England, will show at the West Yorkshire Playhouse from 3 – 13 April. Directed by Jonathan Miller, the play portrays an industrial Edwardian family on the brink of collapse. Tickets from £12 – £27.

Leeds Gallery exhibits The Feast, showing until April 26. The Feast is described by Leeds Gallery as an exhibit “celebrating 8 ‘illustrators’ and their unique methods of practice – digital Art sits alongside 3-dimensional work, neighboured by traditional screen printed pieces, vinyl murals and more.” The gallery, as always, is free.

If you haven’t done so already, you can view exhibits from nominated Northern Art Prize 2013 candidates. The exhibits are on show at Leeds Art Gallery until 16 June. You can find out more by reading my article Northern Art Prize 2013.

If you know of any more events happening in Leeds this weekend, please don’t be shy – post them in a comment below instead!

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