2nd Saturday- Baltic Gallery in Newcastle/Gateshead with Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy untill the 7th of February, Martin Parr’s Parrworld untill the 17th of January, Malcolm McLaren’s Shallow untill the 10th of January and Kimsooja exhibition untill the 17th of January / Face Booth on Sky Arts starts at 8pm
4th Monday-Art Race starts on Sky Arts at 6.30pm! a six part series following two artists trying to cross america with only one dollar and thier work to help then get lifts beds and food! / Pavillion Gallery in Leeds re-opens after the christmas break with the Observance exhibiton by Nicola Dove/ Leeds City Art Gallery opens with The Northern Art Prize untill the 21st February and Wandering Abroad exhibiton by Corinne Silva untill the 31st of January
5th Tuesday- Impressions Gallery in Bradford re-opens after the christmas break with the Subterrania exhibition running untill the 24th of January
10th Sunday- Being Human Series 2 starts on BBC3 at 9.30pm
16th Saturday- Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea at the Packhorse, only three pounds in!
19th Tuesday- Imagined Village at the Irish Centre/ Future of the Left with Kong at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester
20th Wednesday- Project Space Leeds re-opens after the christmas break with two shows on Meet Pamela and Signs of Life untill 27th February
4th Thursday- Voices; The Forty Part Moet. A forty piece sound installation at the Howard Assembly Rooms, running Monday-Saturday 2pm-8pm until Wednesday 3rd March
6th Saturday- These New Puritians at the Brudenell
8th Monday- Miike Snow at Leeds Uni
9th Tuesday- Esben and the Witch at The Brudenell
11th Thursday- Fanfarlo at the Brudenell
12th Friday- BEACH HOUSE at the Brudenell!
18th Thursday- Jesca Hoop at the Deaf Institute, Manchester (she used to be the nanny of Tom Waits’ kids! true fact)
23rd Tuesday- Priestess! with Bigelf in Academy 3, Manchester
24th Wednesday- FIRST AID KIT at the Brudenell
25th Thursday- Field Music at the Brudenell
27th Saturday- Local Natives at the Brudenell
3rd Wednesday- The Antlers at Union Chapel, London
4th Thursday- Frightened Rabbit at the Duchess, York
7th Sunday- Haiti Benifit at the Library with Fran Rodgers, John Gomm, Vessels members in non Vessels forms
8th Monday- Trivium at Leeds Met
9th Tuesday- Errors at the Brudenell
10th Wednesday- Two Door Cinema Club at the Cockpit
13th Saturday- The Double Life of Veronique, film, being shown at the Howard assembly Rooms, only £4.50! starts at 8pm/ Artists Book Fair at leeds uni library
15th Monday- The start of a week of 10th birthday celebrations for Bargin Hunt!
21st Sunday- Chickenhawk with The Computers at the Roadhouse, Manchester
23rd Tuesday- Chickenhawk with The Computers at Corporation, Sheffield
27th Saturday- British Wildlife Festival at Royal Park Cellars and Brudenell Social Club / Peter Gabriel returns! first show at the O2 arena in london!
5th Monday- The Leisure Society at the Brundenell
15th Thursday- The Strange Boys at The Nation of Shopkeepers
20th Tuesday- Wonderswan at the Library for only £4!
22nd Thursday- Whitbey Goth Weekend starts, runs till sunday 25th
24th Saturday- MARK LANEGAN at The Brudenell! for real!
25th Sunday- Gil Scott heron live at the Manchester Opera House
26th Monday- BRMC at the O2 academy
27th Tuesday- PSL- Soup and Cinema showing ‘RETURN TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME’ by Ken Jacobs 2008 only £3/4 and with dinner included
28th Wednesday- Flatland; A Landscape of Punjab exhibition opens at The Impressions Gallery in Bradford
30th Friday- Andrew Maxwell(comedian) at the library
1st Saturday- LIVE AT LEEDS, everywhere!
3rd Monday- British Sea Power at holy Trinity Church
16th Sunday- Seabear at the Brudenell!
17th Monday- Johnny Flynn at the Cockpit
23rd Sunday- Titus Andronicus live at the Brudenell. tickets here
24th Monday- Wax Fang live at Josephs Wells. tickets here
25th Tuesday- Kyte live at The Royal Park Cellars
29th Saturday – Johann Johannsson live at The Howard Assembly Rooms / Cage Mist: Sculpture and Sound exhibiton at the Baltic, runs until the 19th Septmber/ David Nash, exhibiton of sculpture, and Richard William Wheater, exhibition of photographed perforamce art, both at the Yorkshire Sculpture park / Slow Club at the Cockpit. tickets here
31st Monday- Dot To Dot Festival: Manchester various venues
2nd Wednesday- Mabeshewill at the Packhorse!
3rd Thursday- Herman Obrist: Art Nouveau Sculpture, at The Henry Moore Institute, runs until the 29th of August / PSL: Soup and Cinema, showing Bombs at Teatime, 6pm onwards / Micah P Hinson live at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester!
4th Friday- Peggy Sue and Sky Larkin at the Brudenell. tickets here
5th Saturday- PSL: Jumble Sale and Vintage Fair 12-pm /Brad Mehldau (jazz pianist) live at The Howard Assembly Rooms! / Glissando and The Declining Winter among others at The Left Bank, Leeds. tickets here
10th Thursday- Codes in the Clouds live at Royal Park Cellars!
13th Sunday- Darker My love at The Nation Of Shopkeepers
15th Tuesday- Harlem, live at The Nation Of Shopkeepers, tickets here
18th Friday- Opera North: Words and Music- Resonance. Three short peices looking at the relationship between words and music, at The Howard Assembly Rooms. more information here.
19th Saturday – Cornelia Parker: Doubtful Sound exhibiton on at the Baltic, runs until 19th of September/ John Cage; Every Day is a Good Day exhibiton at the Baltic, running until the 19th of September / Pulled Apart By Horses; Album Launch Show at the Brudenell! tickets here
21st Monday-Summer Solstice / Wimbledon starts today!
25th Friday- Greenberg opens at The Hyde Park Picture House / Castrovalva and Turbowolf at the Brudenell!
26th Saturday- Breathless starts showing at Bradfords Cubby Broccoli / Valhalla Rising opens at The Hyde Park Picture House / The Hold Steady live at Manchester Academy 2!
27th Sunday- The Duchess, York: Record Fair. 10am – 4pm, free entry
28th Monday- Mountain Man at Nation of Shopkeepers!