2nd Friday- Ben Rivers: On Overgrown Paths, photography exhibition on at the Impressions Gallery, Bradford, runs until the 5th of September
3rd Saturday- Tour De France begins, cycles on until the 25th
14th Wednesday- Castrovalva and Cowtown live for Futuresound at The Cockpit
17th Saturday- Dysrtythmia and Chickenhawk at The Brudenell!
18th Sunday- Front Line Assembly at the Corporation Sheffield, tickets here
19th Monday- School of Seven Bells live at The Ruby Lounge Manchester
20th Tuesday- Blacklisters live for Futuresound competition at The Cockpit
21st Wednesday- Tatton Park Flower Show starts, runs untill the 25th / Wolves Festival at The Well with These Monsters, Grammatics and loads of others.
22nd Thursday- Tessa Bunney-Home Work book launch at The Impressions Gallery, Bradford 6.30-8pm, free!
23rd Friday- Manchester Jazz Festival begins, runs until the 31st of July / Clean Up Your Act, fundraising event with live bands at The Bradford Playhouse / Jongleurs Comedy On The Road Live at Bradford St George’s Hall
25th Sunday- Truck Festival / Tunng live at The Cockpit / Sherlock Holmes begins on the BBC
27th Tuesday- Moon Duo at The Brudenell. tickets here
30th Friday- Taint, Manatees and Humanfly at the Brudenell / Potfest in The Park begins, open untill Sunday, large ceramics show
31st Saturday- Calderdale Free Summer Film Festival starts / Cowtown and Wonderswan at The Brudenell! / Loads Of Music, full packed all dayer starting from 5pm at The Bradford Playhouse
2nd Monday- Zs and Bilge Pump at The Brudenell
5th Thursday- CW Stoneking at Henry Boons, Wakefield!
6th Friday- Potfest in The Pens begins, open untill sunday 8th
7th Saturday – Chapel Club live at The Nation of Shopkeepers
12th Thursday- Moor Music Festival
13th Friday- Moor Music Festival
14th Saturday- Moor Music Festival
15th Sunday- Moor Music Festival
16th Monday- Eneco Cycling Tour begins, finishes on the 24th
18th Wednesday- Besnard Lakes and Sleepy Sun ( joint headline) at The Brudenell
20th Friday- King Charles at The Hop, Wakefield / Grammatics last show ever! at the brudenell.
21st Saturday- Artist Talk with Ben Rivers (photographer) at The Impressions Gallery, Bradford to introduce the new exhibition On Overgrown Paths, free event! / Hyde Park Unity Day / Blackpool Nocturne, night time cycling event. free
22nd Sunday- Sounding Board- Film making advice, and one to one sessions at The Impressions Gallery with Ben Rivers (artist and installation artist) and gallery director Sarah Reed, Free!
25th Wednesday- Caitlin Rose at the night and day cafe, manchester
26th Thursday- Rolo Tomassi at the night and day cafe
27th Friday- Infest Festival
28th Saturday- Infest Festival / La Vuelta opening stage! cycles on untill Sunday September 19th. 75th anniversery.
29th Sunday- Infest Festival / Sky Ride:Bradford, free cycling event
30th Monday- Her name is calla live at the night and day cafe!
3rd Friday- Women live at The Brudenell!
6th Monday- Timber Timbre and Phosphorescent at The Night and Day Cafe, manchester! / Free Gig: Elliot Brood and Deer Park at the Brudenell!
7th Tuesday- This Is England 86 starts on Channel Four!
8th Wednesday- Neon Indian at Nation of Shopkeepers
9th Thursday- Wolf Parade at The Brudenell
10th Friday- Fell Foot Sound Festival begins today! / Film: Soul Boy and Film: Separado begin showing at The Cornerhouse, Manchester
11th Saturday- Felice Brothers, as part of Wagon Week, live at TJ’s Liberal Club / Tour of Britain starts (cycling), finishes on the 18th
12th Sunday- Black Mountain, as part of Wagon Week, live at TJ’s Liberal Club
19th Sunday- Diane Cluck and Blue Roses at The Brudenell.
20th Monday- Pete Molinari live at The Brudenell!
21st Tuesday- Ducktails live at The Brudenell!
23rd Thursday- Oceansize at the cockpit
24th Friday- Film: La Strada (classic Italian story telling) at the Howard assembly rooms, 8pm
27th Monday- Grinderman live at Leeds Uni
29th Wednesday- Deer Tick and Catlin Rose at the Brudenell
30th Thursday-Napoleon 3rd at Josephs Wells / PVT at the Brudenell / Plaid live at Howard Assembly Rooms
- The Cockpit; Kill it Kid
- The Brudenell; A Storm of Light and Year of the Man!
- Abandon Normall Devices (AND) Festival, Manchester; Festival Of New Cinema And Digital Culture. Runs until the 7th.
- The Brudenell; Frankie and the Heartstrings
- The Cockpit; Violens
- Twilight: Usher and Other Ghosts, music and story telling at the Howard Assembly Rooms, free but booking required
- Media Museum, Bradford; Film- Steve McQueen: Hollywood Nonconformist. 5.45pm.
- The Brudenell; Crocodiles and Spectrals, £6.50
- Night and Day Cafe; Sparrow and the Workshop
- The Brudenell; Cherry Ghost
- Square Chapel, Halifax; Ugly-Play. (In a future world suffering an environmental eclipse of the heart, four people have to kill their angels and become more like their devils if they are going to survive.Emotional, intense and darkly comic, this play breaks rules. It will also break your heart.Ugly is not pretty but seeing it might just change your life…) 7.30pm, £10/8.
- Joseph’s Well; Maybeshewill
- Mark Watson live at St George’s Hall
- Media Museum; Neon Nights-Films for students: Metropolis. 5.15pm, only £2.50 (with valid NUS card.)
- Impressions Gallery; Comissions Launch– Arts Of Place: City Park. (An exclusive chance to find out more about the artists and projects commissioned through The Arts Of place Programme.) 5.30-7.30pm, free with refreshments provided, but booking would be an advantage.
- The Cockpit; Gold panda
- Light Night; art event around the whole city featuring a travelling photo booth, film screenings, installtions, activites, Hyde Park Unity Night, large outside projections and a lute workshop! and a concert installation at the Howard Assembly Rooms, among a whole host of other events.
- Leeds Art Walk; this month the art walk has been moved from Wednesday to Friday to coincide with Light Night. There will be two walks one from 6-9pm and the other 8.30-11.15pm, booking required althought the walk and Light Night itself is all free.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- My Son, my Son, What Have Ye Done. ( Inspired by true events, MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE is a story of ancient myth and modern madness. An aspiring actor performing in a Greek tragedy, Brad Macallam commits in reality the crime he is to enact in the play: he kills his mother. Directed by Werner Herzong and produced by David Lynch.) showing untill the 14th.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- Skeletons. ( back by popular demand, this british comedy is about a pair of mismatched travelling salesmen in the buisness of cleaning out skeletons from people’s closets!) showing today 6.30pm and on the 10th at 3.40pm.
- Media Museum, Bradford; Film- Baby, The Rain Must Fall ( part of the Steve Mcqueen season). ( downbeat portrait of a texas low life). only showing at 6pm today, 12.15 tomorrow and 3.30pm on sunday. £6.60/£4.50.
- Baltic Gallery, Gateshead; Exhibtion– Anselm Keifer: Artists Rooms on Tour. (Anselm Kiefer is one of the foremost figures of post-war painting. This exhibition, the largest of the artist’s in the UK for many years, will span forty years of his work. Major paintings will be presented over two floors of BALTIC’s galleries, alongside the monumental installation Palmsonntag.) Runs until the 16th of January 2011. Free entry.
- Baltic Gallery, Gateshead; Event- An Evening with Anthony d’Offay. (At this special talk and drinks reception Anthony d’Offay, in conversation with Laurence Sillars, BALTIC’s Chief Curator, will discuss how he built his collection of contemporary art and reflect upon some of the unique relationships he developed with artists, including Anselm Kiefer.) 6.30pm, £6/£4.50
- Baltic Gallery, Gateshead; Exhibition– Dirk Bell: Made In Germany. (German artist Dirk Bell presents an exhibition of new work, and that not yet seen in the UK, including sculpture, animation, large-scale installation and the ephemeral, romantic drawings for which he is best known. The exhibition explores the enduring tussle between love and freedom, along with the universal structures that shape and control societies. Bell’s own car will also appear, sporadically, as it makes a physical and metaphorical journey from Germany to Glasgow and now to Gateshead and beyond.) Runs until the 16th of January 2011. Free entry.
- The Basement, York; Gentlemans Pistols
- Howard Assembly Rooms; Talk, Song, Music– Ghosts In The. (A unique opportunity to join leading musicians, thinkers and writers as they discuss the secrets and mysteries that lie at the heart of Benjamin Britten’s haunting The Turn of The Screw.) 2.30-5.45pm, tickets £10.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Exposure- The Blood of a Poet (Le Sang d’un Poete): Steven Severin ( check the name out!). A rare avant-guarde event. 8.30-9.40pm.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Creatures of the Night- Rocky Horror Picture Show. 11pm
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- The Secret In their Eyes and I’m Still Here start showing, untill the 13th and 14th respectively.
- The Brudenell; Maps and Atlases, £7.
- Sean Lock-Lockipedia live at St George’s Hall Bradford
- Bridgewater Hall; Modified Toy Orchestra. Creating music from modified toys, turning them into musical instruments. 7.30pm, £13
- The Brudenell; Junip, £8.50
- The Cockpit; Errors and Twilight Sad
- America’s Next Top Model cycle 15 begins today!
- The Brudenell; No Age and Male Bonding, £10
- Bridgewater Hall; The Planets, An HD Odessy. An American orchestra bringing a night of science and space travel. 8pm, tickets from £10.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Exposure- My Night With Maude. ( Set over Christmas in Clermont-Ferrand, the film focuses on impetuous but indecisive, devout Catholic Jean-Louis whose determination to marry the girl he’s spotted in church comes into question when he’s introduced to free-spirited and intoxicating divorcee, Maud.) 6.30pm.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- Restrepo. ( winner of the Documentary rand Jury Prize this film chronicles the deployment of a platoon of u.s soldiers in afghanistans korengal valley.) 8.50pm.
- Square Chapel, Halifax; Leacture: The Duke of Wellington and the treasures of Apsley House. ( The life of the great Duke, illustrated by his fabulous collection of paintings, silver and porcelain.) 1pm, £7.50.
- In The City, Manchester begins. Conferances and live bands, only £29 for a festival pass. Bands playing include Health, Chickenhawk, Young British Artists, O Children and Yuck.
- The Brudenell; Red Sparowes with Head Of Wantastiquet (Brew), £8
- Media Museum, Bradford; Neon Nights– Films for students: Police, Adjective. 6pm, only £2.50 (with a valid NUS card.)
- iliketrains album launch at The Deep in Hull
- The Brudenell; Jim Jones Revue! £10/12.50 door
- In The City, Manchester.
- Howard Assembly Rooms; Murcof and Francesco Tristano. (A unique and atmospheric collaboration between Mexican electronic composer Fernando Corona (aka Murcof) and classical pianist Francesco Tristano, as part of a new UK tour. The gig blends two musical genres, acoustic improvisation and electronica to make epic, inspiring suites of music.)
- Victoria Quarter; Shopping Affair. A night of late night shop openings and limited offers.
- Square Chapel, Halifax; Theatre- Baby Boomers. (Using balloons, masks and a 50s radio playing a rockabilly soundtrack, this heart-warming story sees an older couple going back in time to remember when they fell in love, through the life they made together to their shared loss.) 8pm, £10/£8.
- Julian Loyd Webber (chello) live at Bradford Cathedral
- Day Tripper Art Tours; Bradford. A chance to see all that Bradford has to offer in the way of art and culture, free bus tour, various stopping/picking up points free travel and exhibitions. 3-8pm, just turn up no booking requires, times and departure points available from Impressions gallery website.
- In The City, Manchester. Final Day.
- Howard Assembly Rooms; Folk Opera- The Gypsy Bible. (Making a violin isn’t easy: it takes 400 years of love, murder and the devil’s whim. Weaving together tales from across Europe, this new folk opera is told through wild gypsy rhythms and a kaleidoscopic array of virtuosic playing.) 7.45pm, tickets £12.50.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- The Social Network. (Fall 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.) showing untill the 28th.
- Media Museum, Bradford; Made in Dagenham. begings showing, runs until 28th. 36.60/£4.40.
- Media Museum, Bradford; Film- Thomas Crown Affair. (part of the steve mcqueen season. Thomas Crown, the super-rich playboy who orchestrates the perfect bank heist just to prove it can be done.) only showing today at 5.25pm, tomorrow at 2.55pm and sunday at 12.25pm. £6.60/£4.50.
- The Brudenell; British Sea Power, £12.50
- Photocamp, Bradford. An unconference for all those interested in any aspect of photography
- Impressions Gallery; Panel Discussion– Bringing the War Home. Discussion with a panel of experts around the new exhibition followed by refreshments and opportunity to view the exhibition. £3/£2 concessions.
- Test Space Kitchen; a showcase of local chefs, markets, businesses and creative talent at temple.works.leeds. (a one off, adult, out of season, end of the pier night.)
- Hyde Park Picture House; Exposure- Metropolis. ( iconic futuristic fairytale.) 3pm, also showing on Sunday at 2.30pm.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Creatures of the Night- Died Young, Stayed Pretty. ( a unique and candid documentary examining the north american underground poster culture and the artists who bring it to life.) 11pm
- Square Chapel, Halifax; Drum Circle. (Join in one of these popular monthly drum workshops led by Paul Dear of The Rhythmbridge Foundation based in Hebden Bridge.) 11am, suggested donation £1.
- Boatelier, Rochdale Canal, Calder Valley. (As part of Over Yonder in collaboration with East Street Arts’ Social Club 2010, Contents May Vary have produced Boatelier which uses the alternative, ready-made exhibition and performance space of a narrow boat navigating the Rochdale Canal for the location of an exhibition of three event-based works. Each artist has produced a participatory event for Boatelier which takes the idea of connecting the twinned locations of the Aire and Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, England and the Ruhr Valley in Germany and explores the social, historical and political similarities and differences.) Free entry, runs until the 21st.
- Star Trek Weekend on Film4!
- Impressions Gallery; Sounding Board– Portfolio Reviews. Get expert feedback and advice on your portfolio. Free but with £10 refunded deposit.
- Bridgewater Hall; Kodo. An evening of music exploring japanese drumming. 7.30pm tickets from £23.
- Square Chapel, Halifax; Ryburn 3 Step. ( Join R3S for a 20th birthday celebration and discover that folk music doesn’t get much better than this. Clog and Appalachian step dancers will be there too so this night really will show off the R3S residents, many of whom are touring and recording artists and veterans of the folk scene. All that experience has created a local organisation with a national reputation.) 7.30pm, £10/£8.
- The Corporation, Sheffield; The Birthday Massacre, £12
- Bridgewater Hall; Way To Blue– The Songs Of Nick Drake. curated by Drakes original producer and featuring musicians that used to play with him, this will be a lovely evening of Drakes music. 7.30pm tickets from £22.
- Oporto; Brasstronaut. Free show.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- The First Movie+ Q and A with Mark Cousins. (Mark Cousins goes to an Iraqi village to find out. It’s Ramadan, so the adults are indoors. Cousins gives the kids cameras to record their lives. In the resulting film we see life when the war tide is out.) 8.30pm.
- Media Museum, Bradford; Neon Nights– Films for students: Budrus. 6.40pm only £2.50 ( with a valid NUS card)
- Square Chapel, Halifax; Theatre- Striking The Balance. (Set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, three working women fight for their rights.Inspired by the heroic stories of machinists from Dagenham, cleaners from Belfast, dinner ladies from Yorkshire and cooks from Liverpool, this play shows the continuing struggle for Equal Pay.) 8pm, £10/£8.
- Mini Cine; showing Bronco Bullfrog. (Small 26 seater cinema in Armley Mills, Leeds only £4 a ticket or £3 for members)
- Square Chapel, Halifax; Dance- Decreasing Infinity. (Classical Northern Indian meets Western contemporary as two male dancers take to the stage.This duet sees the two divided, as one uses Kathak and the other adopts a more modern style of dance. Gradually they come together until they blend and blur so closely you won’t be able to tell the difference.) 8pm, £8/£5.
- The Cockpit; Mitchell Museum, £5.50
- Brainwash Festival! with Talons, Two Minute Noodles, Trio Vd and Cowtown among others.
- Media Museum, Bradford; Film- Papillon. ( part of the steve mcqueen season. a hard-bitten convict plots to escape from the harsh penal colony on Devil’s Island.) only showing today at 5pm, tomorrow at 7.40pm and sunday at 5pm. £6.50/£4.50.
- Brainwash Festival! with Chickenhawk, The Plight, 65 days of static djs plus loads more.
- Bridgewater Hall; Last Night Of The Autumn Proms. With the Manchester Concert Orchestra and conducted by Stephen Bell. 7.30pm, tickets from £18.50
- Howard Assembly Rooms; Film- The Innocents. ( Jack Clayton’s The Innocents is a masterpiece of psychological suspense and ambiguity and is one of Martin Scorcese’s favourite horror movies of all time.) 8pm, tickets £5.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Creatures of the Night- Birdemic: Shock and Terror. ( People are gruesomely slain as a platoon of homicidal eagles and vultures attack the residents of an idyllic American town. A young couple trapped by the onslaught manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?) 11pm.
- Brainwash Festival! with Melt Banana, Blacklisters, Humanfly and Castrovalva mong many others.
- Square Chapel, Halifax; The Big Draw. (A national event, with projects taking place at over 1,000 venues all over the country with one aim: to get everybody drawing! It’s an opportunity for people to come together and try their hand at drawing.Come along and design your own canvas bag – it’s creative and useful – let your imagination run wild. Or why not try making a flick book or decorate and fold an origami bird? With professional artists on hand to offer guidance and support, whatever your age or ability, come along, have fun and be part of this unique event.) 11am, FREE.
- Media Museum, Bradford; Film- The Leopard. ( Based on Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s novel, this is Visconti at his most painterly best. An expansive family saga that follows one of Visconti’s abiding themes, aristocratic decay, as the great landowner sees his family and estate crumble.) showing until sunday 31st.
- Nation of Shopkeepers; Magic Kids, £7
- Leeds Uni; James Yuill and Silver Columns (moshi moshi tour)
- Hyde Park Picture House; Exposure- Trade. (This story of modern day slavery will be introduced by the Leeds Anti-Sex Trafficking Network, a grassroots organisation that seeks to highlight the realities faced by trafficked women worldwide, and empower individuals and groups to take action against trafficking in their local communities.A proportion of the entrance fee will go to the Anneli Project at Leeds Women’s Aid to directly support trafficked women in Leeds.) 6.30pm
- The Brudenell; Warpaint, £8
- The Brudenell; Eagle Twin, Pombagira and Normal Man (Brew)
- The Cockpit; Dinosaur Pile-Up, Turbowolf and Holy State, £7
- The Wardrobe; The Duke and The King!
- Royal Park Cellars; Meursault
- Whitby Gothic Weekend begins today, runs untill Sunday the 31st ( Halloween). Featuring live bands in the evenings and events during the weekend, plus of course the Bizzare Bazzare.
- The Brudenell; Wonderswan, The Spills and Imp
- Nation of Shopkeepers; Is Tropical, £4
- Bridgewater Hall; Friday Fright Night. An evening of creepy classics with the Manchester Concert Orchestra. 7.30pm, tickets from £19
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- Mary and Max. ( Spanning 20 years and two continents, MARY AND MAX tells of a pen-pal relationship between two very different people: Mary Dinkle, a chubby, lonely eight-year-old living in the suburbs of Melbourne; and Max Horovitz, a severely obese, 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in the chaos of New York City.) showing untill the 31st.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- The Arbor. (In any discussion of Yorkshire films RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO! is sure to be mentioned but how many of you know the story of its writer, Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar? Dunbar died tragically at the age of 29 in 1990, leaving her ten year old daughter Lorraine with little but a handful of bitter childhood memories. Part dramatisation, part documentary, THE ARBOR catches up with Lorraine in the present day, also aged 29, ostracised from her mother’s family and in prison. Re-introduced to her mother’s plays and letters, the film follows Lorraine’s personal journey. The result is a truly powerful piece of cinema.) showing until the 4th of November.
- Media Museum, Bradford; Film- An Enemy Of The People. ( part of the steve mcqueen season. A super-rare opportunity to see McQueen tackle Ibsen. There is majesty and grandeur in his approach to this classic drama, playing the small-town doctor who blows the whistle on the contaminated water in the local spa.) only showing today at 3.45pm, tomorrow at 5.50pm and sunday at 8.25pm.
- Square Chapel, Halifax; Theatre- Houdini. (Circus, performance, music and of course a little bit of magic; this is the story of a truly self-made man and the myths that have made him a legend.) 8pm, £10/£8.
- The Cockpit; Clinic, £11
- Leeds Uni; Swans, £22
- Hyde Park Picture House; Halloween Special- Poltergeist. ( One of the most frightening films of the last 30 years, POLTERGEIST remains director Tobe Hooper’s most impressive achievement.) 11pm.
- Nation of Shopkeepers; Gentlemans Pistols (No Bones Halloween Bash), £4.50
- Deaf Institue, Manchester; The Duke and The King
- The Cockpit; Cancer Bats
- Baltic Gallery, Gateshead; Event- Fright Night. (We’re inviting all you sultry spooks and spectres to get into the Halloween spirit; creep, float or crawl over to the Quayside and party the night away with the other fantastic phantoms, angelic apparitions and demonic darlings. With a devilish DJ spinning the decks into the early hours and a bubonic bar serving up crafty cocktails, there’s plenty of fiendish fun to be had. If you’re the ghost with the most we might just offer a trick (or treat) for those who’ve dressed to impress…) 18+, 8pm-2am, £8/£6.
- The Brudenell; Micah P Hinson! £12.50
- The Cockpit; !!!
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- The Illustionist. ( the tale of a once great entertainer whose long slow journey to obscurity is interupted by a young fan. classic animations style from the creators of Belle Rendez-vous.) showing untill the 3rd.
- The Brudenell; Egyptian Hip Hop, £7
- Media Museum, Bradford; Neon Nights– Film for students: The Arbor. 6.20pm only £2.50 ( with a valid NUS card.)
- Leeds International Film Festival begins, running until the 24th of November.
- The Brudenell; Ellen and the Escapades, £6
- Bonfire Night!
- Joseph’s Well; A Night of Salvation; Damantion Festival Pre Show with Black Sun, Humanfly and Canaya
- The Roadhouse, Manchester; Dungen
- Media Museum, Bradford; Film- Tom Horn. ( last in the steve mcqueen season. McQueen’s penultimate picture is a measured, pensive biopic – a Peckinpah-lite revisionist western that explodes into life as this frontier hitman hunts rustlers.) only showing today at 6pm, tomorrow at 3.25pm and sunday at 7.45pm. £6.50/£4.50
- The Roundhouse, London; Frank Zappa 70th Birthday Celebration! with performances, talks, photo exhibition, a full festival programme over the whole weekend!
- Leeds Uni Union; Damnation Festival!
- The Hop, Wakefield; Pulled Apart By Horses, £8
- Nation of Shopkeepers; Wonderswan and Proud Proud People
- Old Blue Last, London; Winnebago Deal– Album Launch!
- The Howard Assembly Rooms; In The Deepest Part: An evening of music, film and text with Kneehigh Theatre
- The Brudenell; Wild Nothing with Swimming Lessons, £7
- The Duchess, York; Abe Vigoda and Munch Munch, £8
- The Harley, Sheffield; Abe Vigoda
- Impressions/National Media Museum; Archive Connections with Edmund Clark.( Dicover connections between historical war photogrpahs and contmeporary work by photographer Edmund Clark.) 3.30-4.40pm at The National Media Museum, free but booking is essential.
- Impressions Gallery; Artist Talk and Book Launch with Edmund Clark. (Hear photographer Edmund Clark talk about his work Letters to Omar, being shown as part of the group exhibition Bringing the War Home, and his new book Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out.) 6.30-7.30pm, free though booking is reccomended.
- Baltic Gallery, Gateshead; Event– Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow. ((2010, 105 mins) is a documentary film about the German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer which charts the personal universe he built at his former hill studio estate in Barjac, France. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2010. Fiennes began making films in 1998 and is widely acclaimed for her unique observational eye and strong sense of cinematic form.) Film screening followed by Q+A with director. £4.50/£3.
- The Cockpit; Stornoway, £11
- The Night and Day Cafe; Spokes
- Bridgewater Hall; Herbie Hancock and Band. Hancock returns to Manchester to perform tracks from his latest recording, The Imagine Project, alongside many of his other timeless classics. 7pm, tickets from £25
- The Brudenell; Vessels with Veronica Falls, £7
- Baltic Gallery, Gateshead;Exhibition– Dan Holdsworth: Blackout. (Occupying a space between documentary and the make-believe, Holdsworth’s photographs combine traditional analogue methods with digital processing to transform the elemental terrain of a giant glacier as it melts away. The result is an other-worldly vision of the future. Reproduced at a grand scale, the blue of sky becomes the deep black of space, while the earth appears in negative, beyond imaginable human time and space.) Runs until the 20th of Februaru 2011. Free entry.
- Constellations Pre Party at The Brudenell with Beak>, Abe Vigoda and Loop Haunts
- St Georges Hall, Bradford; Bellowhead, £18
- The Brudenell; Frankie Rose and The Outs, £7
- Constellations Festival at Leeds Uni with Les Savy Fav, Liars, Chickenhawk, and Cloud Nothings among others
- The O2 Academy; The Coral and Cherry Ghost, £21
- Nation of Shopkeepers; Jonquil, £5
- Mini Cine; showing Ajami (Multi-character crime drama set amidst an actual and impoverished neighbourhood in Tel-Aviv. A brave, apolitical look at Jews, Arabs and Christians and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbours.) 7pm at Armley Mills, Leeds
- The Corporation, Sheffield; Atari Teenage Riot
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- Chico and Rita. ( chico is a young cuban pianist who dreams of making it big in the jazz world, rita is a night club singer. Thier shared loved of msuic brigs them together and as the story unfolds as does their passionate but troubled love affair. a latin jazz soundtrack to vivid animations.)
- The Cockpit; Sissy and The Blisters, £5.50
- Hyde Park Picture House; Creatures of the Night- The Big Lebowski. ( jeff bridges as The Dude!) 11pm.
- Nation of Shopkeepers; Sketches
- Royal Park Cellars; Sheild Your Eyes, Ox Scapula, Nope and others
- Cockpit Three; Mitchell Museum live
- The Brudenell; The Acorn and Born Ruffians
- The Brudenell; Sun Araw, £7
- The Ruby Lounge, Manchester; Blitzern Trapper
- Hyde Park Picture House; Exposure- Went The Day Well?. ( Adaptation of a story by Graham Greene, the film is still able to shock and unsettle audiences with it’s subversive, almost surreal spectacle of a cosy English village under Nazi attack.)
- Howard Assembly Rooms; Skampa Quartet and Iva. (Moravain folk poetry in song.) 7.45pm, tickets £12.50.
- Leeds Internation Film Festival closes.
- The Brudenell; Twin Sister, £7
- Manchester Academy 2; 65daysofstatic and Kong
- Howard Assembly Rooms; Film: The Tree of Wooden Clogs. ( a powerful depiction of rural life in the late 19th Century in northern Italy. The story of a little boy who breaks his wooden clog on his long walk to school sits at the centre of a portrait of a community living on the edge of poverty. As his father searches for a way of mending the clog, the dependence of the poor on the powerful and the hard fight to make a living from the land are brought to life.) 7pm, tickets £5.
- The Brudenell; Tallest Man on Earth, £12
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- We Are What We Are ( Somos Lo Que Hay). (creative mexican horror, about a poverty striken family with unusual dietary requirments. whent he father dies suddenly his widow and three chldren are drwan into an increasingly desperate struggle for suvival.) showing until the 2nd of december.
- The Brudenell; Nomeansno, £10
- Union Chapel, London; Wildbirds and Peacedrums
- Hyde Park Picture House; Creatures of the Night- Eraserhead. ( Lynch’s first feature film follows Henry Spencer as he tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend and the screams of his mutant child.) 11pm.
- Nation Of Shopkeepers; Salem! £9
- Square Chapel, Halifax; Drum Circle. 11am
- Liverpool Biennial closes.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- Police, Adjective ( Politist, Adjectiv). ( unassuming undercover cop cristi is assigned to investigate a schoolboy hash dealer, unable to countenace the incarceration of a harmless young boy cristi battles against his superiors. verbal sparring and subtle performances bring colour and shape to the grey inertia of cristi’s bleak world.) showing only on the 28th 3.20pm and the 1st of december 3.40pm.
- The Ruby Lounge, Manchester; Best Coast
- Josephs’ Well; Saviours, £6
- Hyde Park picture House; Feature- Monsters. ( indie road movie/ tentacled monsters!) showing until the 9th decemeber. AND- Let Me In. ( american re-make of Let The Right One In. showing until the 9th of december.
- Howard Assembly Rooms; Basquiat Strings. ( Mercury Prize nominated British jazz quintet Basquiat Strings present an intimate show of string-led dark jazz, which features the mesmerising drums of Seb Rochford, from leading British experimental jazz band, Polar Bear.) 7.30pm, tickets £10.
- Hyde Park Picture House; Creatures of the Night, Christmas Special- Die Hard. 11pm.
- Nation of Shopkeepers; Small Black and Pictureplane
- The Northern Monkey; The Chapman Family, £5.50
- Nation of Shopkeepers; The Rural Alberta Advantage, £6.50
- St Phillips Church, Manchester; Wooden Shjips
- Hyde Park Picture House; Feature- A Glasgow International Bike Hilm Festival on tour presentaion: Lifecycles and Vast, double bill. ( lifecycles is the first feature film from Ryan Gibb, combining stunning visuals and a strong narrative around the life of a bike. then supporting the film, Vast presents a uniquely european take on the freeride mountain bike film genre, spanning locations such as the swiss alps and the streets of berlin.)
- The Brudenell; Damo Suzuki with That Fucking Tank, £7
- The Corporation, Sheffield; Rotersand
- Bridgewater Hall; The Halle- A Night At the Russian Ballet. (As popular and sensational on the concert platform as on the ballet stage, these Russian classics take all the prizes for sheer excitement.) 7.30pm, tickets from £10.
- Mini Cine; showing Tron (A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games.) 7pm, Armely Mills, Leeds
- The Fenton; Beasts with Our Time Down Here
- Howard Assembly Rooms; Film- Scrooge. (In the beautiful Victorian surroundings of the Howard Assembly Room comes the hugely atmospheric 1951 film adaptation Scrooge, starring Alastair Sim.) 6pm, tickets £5 which includes a special christmas treat!
- Bridgewater Hall; Star Wars And Beyond. Epic themes from the most famous film scores of all time. 7.30pm, tickets from £19.50