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  • PSL Gallery, Leeds; Exhibition in the viewing room-Leeds, United. Exhibitions curated by students from Contemporary Art Practices, LMU. Changing show, runs until the 12th of February.

20th Thursday

  • Mini Cine, Armley Mills, Leeds; Film. Delicatessen. The breakthrough movie from directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, takes a satirical sideswipe at a distopian future full of oddball characters. 7pm, £4/3.
  • PSL Gallery, Leeds: Exhibition. Dutton and Swindels: Stag and Hound. Objects, texts, animations and sound works which form part of the Institute of Beasts project, that will evolve in the space over the course of the exhibition. Open untill 26th March.

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  • Impressions Gallery, Bradford: Artist In Residence Welcome Evening. Everyone is welcome to pop into the studio at Impressions and join us in celebrating the arrival of our international artist-in-residence Gohar Dashti. We will be showing photographs of Bradford taken by a group of local people in November 2010, as a way of introducing Gohar to the city and celebrating its rich cultures and diverse environments. 6-7pm.

28th Friday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds: Mariele Neudecker-Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children). Five specially created rooms inside the Howard Assembly Room, one for each of  Romantic composer Gustav Mahler’s (1860-1911) exquisite and heartbreaking songs of loss and mourning. Private View on Friday 28th, runs untill Wednesday 23rd February 2-8pm.

29th Saturday

  • The Art Market, Merrion Market, Leeds; Exhibition Opening. DISPLAY COPY.
    Ross Downes / Rory Macbeth. Two artists, several book works and a performance. 6-8pm, free. Exhibition open untill 12th February.

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February

1st Tuesday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Film. ‘All About My Mother’. (Sad Films that make your day: a short series of films inspired by artist Mariele Neudecker’s film and sound installation Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) at the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North Jan 27th- Feb 23rd 2011.) 6.30pm, £4.50/£6.30.

2nd Wednesday

  • Art: Leeds Art Walk, Leeds city centre. ( Art Walks are held on the first Wednesday of every month and offer art lovers a whistle-stop tour of the ‘pick of the month’ exhibitions. A fantastic opportunity to meet fellow art lovers and experience the best of visual art in Leeds.)                                                                5.30 Meet at Corn Exchange to walk up to East Street Arts
    5.45 East Street Arts: Carla Moss
    6.30 Howard Assembly Room: Mariele Neudecker
    7.00 Henry Moore Institute: Prints and Portfolios
  • Brudenell Social Club, Leeds; Gig: C W Stoneking. Drawing influence from pre-war blues, jazz, 1920s calypso and folk to produce his own original songs. £11
  • Dyson Chambers, Leeds; Exhibtion and Artist Talk: Brent Carr. Exposure Leeds invite you to East Street Arts’ In Situ venue – Dyson Chambers on Wednesday 2nd Feb to hear Brent Carr share with you his street documentary photography. 6-9pm, £3

3rd Thursday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Art. ‘In This Weather, In This Storm’. This one off, site-specific storytelling walk takes you on a journey to Mariele Neudecker’s Kindertotenlieder installation and beyond. Matthew Bellwood, professional storyteller, leads the way through stories of love and loss, and the Victorian backstage of Leeds Grand Theatre. 7pm, £6 (includes free drink).

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7th Monday

  • Pavilion Gallery, Leeds; Artist Talk: Hito Steyerl. The events will address Steyerl’s practice from different perspectives through the screening of her recent video work and through dialogues. With Mike Sperlinger, £4.50/ £3.50 (concessions)

8th Tuesday

  • Pavilion Gallery, Leeds; Artist Talk: Hito Steyerl. The events will address Steyerl’s practice from different perspectives through the screening of her recent video work and through dialogues. With Griselda Pollock and Gail Day, £4.50/ £3.50 (concessions)

9th Wednesday

  • Impressions Gallery, Bradford: Archive Conections with Joy Gregory. Join us at Insight (The National Media Museum Collections & Research Centre) for the special opportunity to view original photographs from the museum’s archive and to explore their significance in relation to Joy Gregory’s work. Gregory will be leading a discussion about the selected photographs and why they are important to her. Including rarely seen early orginal images from Anna Atkins and William Henry Fox Tilbot. 4-5pm, free but booking required.
  • Impressions Gallery, Bradford: Book Launch with Joy Gregory and Anne McNeil. At 6.15pm Joy will discuss the making of the book with the Editor, Anne McNeill, there will also be a book signing and an evening viewing of Joy’s Gregory’s exhibition Lost Languages and other voices which includes some of the work from Translating Place. The book includes Narratives of place an insightful and perceptive essay by Rohini Malik Okon that provides an overview of Gregory’s time and art projects throughout her three month stay in Sri Lanka. 6-7.30pm, free.
  • The Cockpit, Leeds; Gig: Joy Formidable. £11

10th Thursday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Art. Life Drawing session. Special life drawing session led by Ellie Halls Schiadas, founder of Leeds Life Drawing, using the sound installation by Kindertotenlieder by Mariele Neudecker as backdrop and stimulus. Based on a set of songs by Mahler, the installation is a meditation on landscape and domesticity, life and loss and an intriguing environment for a life drawing session. 8-9.30pm, £7 (includes materials).
  • PSL Gallery, Leeds; Film. Soup and Cinema. Soup and Cinema is our regular programme of film screenings accompanied by delicious soup. 6-8pm, £4/3.
  • Granary Walf, Leeds; Film. Cinema Corporel. An evening of experimental film, expanded cinema and live performance… 7.30-10.30pm, Free

11th Friday

12th Saturday

  • PSL Gallery, Leeds; Exhibition/Reading Club. Looking at texts selected by Dutton & Swindells this two-part event will provide and initial introduction to the texts at PSL, an interlude of 3 weeks to read at home and a follow up session at PSL with tea and biscuits to aid some lively discussion. Free.
  • Brudenell Social Club, Leeds; Gig: Joan As Policewoman. £16.50

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16th Wednesday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Art. Representations of Death in 19th Centuary Poetry. An open lecture by special guest speaker, Professor Bridget Bennett (School of English, University of Leeds), on the theme of representations of death in the Nineteenth Century, with a special focus on the treatment of child death in British, American and German poetry. 6-7pm, free.
  • The Cockpit, Leeds; Gig: Cloud Nothings and Frankie and The Heartstrings. Catchy lofi bedroom punk straight outta Cleveland. £9

17th Thursday

  • Mini Cine, Armely Mills, Leeds; Film. Mystery Screening- Audience Choice Vote. 7pm, £4.

18th Friday

19th Saturday

  • PSL Gallery, Leeds; Exhibition/Reading Club. Looking at texts selected by Dutton & Swindells this two-part event will provide and initial introduction to the texts at PSL, an interlude of 3 weeks to read at home and a follow up session at PSL with tea and biscuits to aid some lively discussion. free.
  • Temple Works, Holbeck, Leeds; Exhibtion: Wish You Were Here. A new photographic exhibition reflecting on the casual culture of the city’s football fans. from 11am until 2pm and will be open again after Leeds United’s game against Norwich City at Elland Road.

20th Sunday

  • The Cockpit, Leeds; Gig: Gay For Johnny Depp and The Computers.

21st Monday

22nd Tuesday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Film. ‘Three Colours-Blue. (Sad Films that make your day: a short series of films inspired by artist Mariele Neudecker’s film and sound installation Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) at the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North Jan 27th- Feb 23rd 2011.) 6.30pm, £4.50-£6.30.

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25th Friday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Concert. Lau with Karine Polwart. In a special one-off concert, Lau is joined by some of their most recent collaborators, including Scottish singer/songwriter Karine Polwart. 7.30pm, £15.

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March

1st Tuesday

2nd Wednesday

  • The Grand Theatre, Leeds. Opera. The Portrait. Based on a short story by Russian author Nikolai Gogol, the composer Weinberg’s little known opera portrays the harmful influence of money and fame. The production is very much part of a revival of interest in Weinberg, who was a close friend and follower of the composer Shostakovich. Director David Pountney is a prime mover in this revival and will direct the Opera North production, which will be conducted by Rossen Gergov. 7.30-10pm, £10-£58.

3rd Thursday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Concert. The Chorus Of Opera- Perunika Trio. One of the absolute pinnacles of Russian Orthodox music, the sublime music is widely considered the composer’s finest achievement. Unaccompanied, the choir’s voices blend in harmonies, evoking a very special sense of mystery and wonder. 7.30pm, £12.50.

4th Friday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Concert. Roderick Williams and Andrew West. Roderick Williams, recently described by Opera Magazine as “Britain’s best baritone”, is widely hailed for his wide repertoire from Baroque to contemporary, in the opera house or in recital.Andrew West accompanies on the piano Schumann’s brooding and melancholic Kerner Lieder and Williams’s selection of Wolf love songs, transporting the audience into German folklore with songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. 7.30pm, £12.50.
  • The Grand Theatre, Leeds. Opera. The Portrait. Based on a short story by Russian author Nikolai Gogol, the composer Weinberg’s little known opera portrays the harmful influence of money and fame. The production is very much part of a revival of interest in Weinberg, who was a close friend and follower of the composer Shostakovich. Director David Pountney is a prime mover in this revival and will direct the Opera North production, which will be conducted by Rossen Gergov. 7.30-10pm, £10-£58.
  • The Duchess, York; Gig: Dinosaur Pile Up. £8.50
  • Korks, Otley; Gig: Jackie Leven. £10

5th Saturday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Concert. Iarla O Lionard: Anail De. Best known as the lead singer of the twice Grammy nominated Afro-Celt Sound System and now an acclaimed solo artist. Iarla’s last solo album Invisible Fields was released to widespread acclaim. His music melds the ancient echoes of sean-nós with the future sounds of today’s sonic explorers. Traditional influences are layered with drones, synthesizers and samplers to create defiantly beautiful music.In this one-off concert Iarla is joined by composer and double bass player Gavin Bryars, playing songs from Anáil Dé (The Breath of God) composed by Gavin for Iarla. 7.30pm, £12.50.

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8th Tuesday

9th Wednesday

10th Thursday

  • The Grand Theatre, Leeds. Opera. The Portrait. Based on a short story by Russian author Nikolai Gogol, the composer Weinberg’s little known opera portrays the harmful influence of money and fame. The production is very much part of a revival of interest in Weinberg, who was a close friend and follower of the composer Shostakovich. Director David Pountney is a prime mover in this revival and will direct the Opera North production, which will be conducted by Rossen Gergov. 7.30-10pm, £10-£58.

11th Friday

12th Saturday

  • The Grand Theatre, Leeds. Opera. The Portrait. Based on a short story by Russian author Nikolai Gogol, the composer Weinberg’s little known opera portrays the harmful influence of money and fame. The production is very much part of a revival of interest in Weinberg, who was a close friend and follower of the composer Shostakovich. Director David Pountney is a prime mover in this revival and will direct the Opera North production, which will be conducted by Rossen Gergov. 7.30-10pm, £10-£58.

13th Sunday

14th Monday

15th Tuesday

16th Wednesday

17th Thursday

  • Mini Cine, Armley Mills, Leeds; Film. Budrus- Telling documentary about a grassroots community movement uniting Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed protest to save their village from destruction. 7pm, £4/3.
  • Leeds Met; Gig: Iron and Wine. £15.50
  • Brudenell Social Club, Leeds; Gig: Polar Bear. £13.50

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  • Corporation, Sheffield; Gig: Accept and WOLF. After quite a few years away from the visible hard rock scene, Germany’s legendary Accept have returned to the metal forefront with an elated new singer, a euphoric new album and global tours. £15.

23rd Wednesday

  • Hammersmith Apollo, London: Peter Gabriel– New Blood. Live show with an orchestra.
  • Brudenell Social Club, Leeds; Gig: NODZZZ. £5.50

24th Thursday

  • Hammersmith Apollo, London: Peter Gabriel– New Blood. Live show with an orchestra.
  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Concert. Baaba Maal. Responsible for propelling the music of Senegal to global acclaim, for 20 years Baaba Maal has been experimenting with music that has its roots in reggae, pop and funk as well as the traditional rhythms of Senegal. His output has alternated between albums of traditional acoustic material and a huge range of stylistic experiments. 8pm, £15.

25th Friday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Concert. The Unthanks. In these two back to back concerts, The Unthanks will play music from their new album, as well as from their previous records, including The Bairns, which also featured in both the The Guardian and Uncut’s Best Albums of the Decade – the only British folk album to do so. 7.45pm, £18.

26th Saturday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Concert. The Unthanks. In these two back to back concerts, The Unthanks will play music from their new album, as well as from their previous records, including The Bairns, which also featured in both the The Guardian and Uncut’s Best Albums of the Decade – the only British folk album to do so. 7.45pm, £18.

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April

1st Friday

  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Concert. Hindi Zahra. Moroccan born Hindi Zahra brings her sensual vocals and soulful, jazzy melodies to a special concert in the Howard Assembly Room.Time stands still. Intense, intimate, poetic vibrations, with a velvety feline timbre. 7.30pm, £12.50.

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  • Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds. Film. The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg. With its all-sung dialogue and feast of colour The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a unique film delight for the senses and winner of the 1964 Palme D’Or.A heartrendingly beautiful Catherine Deneuve moves through brightly colour-coordinated scenes as Genevieve, who discovers she is pregnant after her mechanic boyfriend Guy is drafted to fight in the Algerian war. Michel LeGrand’s silky score brings to life this delightful story of innocence and lost love, set in the French seaside town of Cherbourg. 7.30pm, £5.

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19th Tuesday

  • Brudenell Social Club, Leeds; Gig- Hawk and a Hacksaw. An unmissable act playing all kinds of music, with elements of modern composition and American and Eastern European folk evident in the mix. £11.

20th Wednesday

21st Thursday

  • Mini Cine, Armley Mills, Leeds; Film. In Our Name- Laying bare the psychological impact of the Iraq war on British combatants returning home, Suzy struggles to readjust to life with her volatile husband and their eight year old daughter in this social-realist drama. 7pm, £4/3.

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May

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  • The Grand Theatre, Leeds. Opera. From The House Of The Dead. A volatile mix of restless tension and the crushing boredom experienced within the confines of a prison camp, this is Big Brother for its time. The prisoners, forced to live together in close proximity and with little stimulation, create a complex community that is rife with rivalries and dependencies. 7.30pm-9.20pm, £10-£58.

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7th Saturday

  • The Grand Theatre, Leeds. Opera. From The House Of The Dead. A volatile mix of restless tension and the crushing boredom experienced within the confines of a prison camp, this is Big Brother for its time. The prisoners, forced to live together in close proximity and with little stimulation, create a complex community that is rife with rivalries and dependencies. 7.30pm-9.20pm, £10-£58.

8th Sunday

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10th Tuesday

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12th Thursday

  • The Grand Theatre, Leeds. Opera. From The House Of The Dead. A volatile mix of restless tension and the crushing boredom experienced within the confines of a prison camp, this is Big Brother for its time. The prisoners, forced to live together in close proximity and with little stimulation, create a complex community that is rife with rivalries and dependencies. 7.30pm-9.20pm, £10-£58.

13th Friday

14th Saturday

  • The Grand Theatre, Leeds. Opera. From The House Of The Dead. A volatile mix of restless tension and the crushing boredom experienced within the confines of a prison camp, this is Big Brother for its time. The prisoners, forced to live together in close proximity and with little stimulation, create a complex community that is rife with rivalries and dependencies. 7.30pm-9.20pm, £10-£58.

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19th Thursday

  • Mini Cine, Armley Mills, Leeds: Film. Saturday Night, Sunday Morning- A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child. 7pm, £4/3.

20th Friday

  • Braziers Park, Oxfordshire; Festival: Wood. With Willy Mason and the Eliza Carthy Band. Untill the 22nd.

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  • Mini Cine, Armley Mills, Leeds: Film. Chop Shop- Set in Queens, New York, Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in a ‘Chop Shop’ – an illegal workshop breaking stolen cars for the purpose of selling them as parts. 7pm, £4/3.

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