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Leeds Arts Events & Venues - Covid-19 Update (13 May 2020)


To manage the impact of Covid-19 in Leeds and ensure the safety and well-being of our audiences and all Leeds City Council staff, we must continue to stay at home as much as possible in order to control the virus and save lives. 


Our events through to the end of July have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date.


The following events have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date:
*Please scroll down below this message if you decide to use the ‘book here’ options to access the booking page.


Cancelled:
Royal Northern Sinfonia (21 March)
Orchestra of Opera North (28 March)
The Hallé (4 April)
Room on the Broom & The Highway Rat (11 April)
Manchester Collective: Voice of the Whale (23 April)
Robert Webb (24 April)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (25 April)
Free lunchtime talks: Before Grenfell Tower (6 May)
Manchester Camerata (16 May)
Bryony Gordon (28 May)
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra (30 May)
Black Dyke Brass Festival (21 June)
Manchester Collective: Enescu Octet (25 June)
Pandora Sykes (22 July)


Postponed:
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Milton Jones: Milton Impossible new date: 19 February 2021 book here
Fascinating Aida new date: 21 October 2020 book here
Exile of the African Warrior new date: 28 February 2021 book here
Inspiration Choir: West End and Broadway new date: 11 April 2021, 4pm book here
Nightmares on Wax new date: 20 September 2020, doors 7pm book here
Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales (previously 16, 17 & 18 April): awaiting new dates
Russell Watson new date: 29 September 2020 at 7.30pm book here
The Unbelievable Chris Kamara Show (previously 14 May): awaiting new date
ZOG (previously 22, 23 & 24 May): awaiting new dates
Ross Noble new date: 13 January 2021 book here (limited availability)
The Water Diviner’s Tale / Opera North new date: 10 &11 June 2021 book here
Brian Wilson: Good Vibrations new date: 8 July 2021 book here
Julia Holter / Opera North (previously 24 June): awaiting new date, please check Opera North’s website
Jimmy Carr previously 2 & 19 June 2020) new dates: 1 & 4 April 2021 book here
Leeds International Beer Festival (previously 3-6 September): awaiting new dates
Leeds Conductors Competition Gala Final new date: 19 June 2021 book here


Support Leeds Town Hall


The loss of ticket sales for cancelled events during these unprecedented times is very concerning, particularly as we look to the future and the redevelopment plans for Leeds Town Hall. With this in mind, we ask if you would consider making a donation to help sustain Leeds Town Hall – perhaps the most iconic and best loved building in the city, and one of such historic value to the people of Leeds and beyond. If preferred, ticket holders can choose to add credit to their account to use on a future performance. Refunds (minus the booking fee) are also available.

If you have bought tickets to any of our events a member of our Box Office team will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any queries please contact: boxoffice@leeds.gov.uk and allow our team to either respond via email or call you back. If that’s not possible, please call the team on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am and 5pm). Please be prepared for a short wait as our Box Office team are now working remotely. Voicemail messages will be collected on a regular basis and someone will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Please be assured that you will be contacted either by email, telephone or post. We won’t forget you.


Until it is safe to welcome audiences back to our events we will continue to share content with you on our website and social media channels, where we’ll also keep you informed of any changes and their implications as soon as we can.


Our sincere thanks for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times.
Keep safe and well.


With kind regards
Leeds Arts Events & Venues Team

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Leeds Conductors Competition

Entry details

Entry details

Leeds Conductors Competition welcomes entrants who are British citizens or permanent residents in the UK, and 35 years of age or under on Saturday 12 September 2020. The Competition is fully inclusive, and in recognition of the fact that the profession has traditionally suffered from a lack of diversity, is keen to attract the widest possible range of talented musicians from all backgrounds.

The entry form is available in alternative formats, including Easy Read, Braille, hard copy and audio. Any eligible candidate who feels that they may experience further barriers to applying is invited to contact katie.pearce@leeds.gov.uk.

Intending applicants must complete the application form no later than 14 January 2021.

The entry fee for the competition is £75. This fee is due on acceptance into the competition, not on submission of the entry form.

All applicants will be notified by the end of May as to whether or not their application has been successful. Sixteen entrants will be chosen to take part in the competition.

It is a condition of entry that all semi-finalists will be present at the final concert on Saturday 19 June 2021. The jury will include: Timothy Walker (Chairman), Richard Farnes (conductor), Lyn Fletcher (violinist), and Colin Metters (Professor Emeritus of Conducting RAM).


Prizes and engagements

First Prize of £10,000
Two Finalist Prizes of £3,500
Three Semi-Finalist Prizes of £1,000
The Kenneth Tyghe Memorial Prize of £1,000. This is awarded through an audience ballot on the night of the final concert, to one of the three finalists.

As well as its cash prizes, the Leeds Conductors Competition is unique in offering the winner a platform from which to launch a professional career, through a series of immensely prestigious engagements with the country's leading orchestras.

Concert engagements with the following orchestras have been agreed in principle for the 2020 competition winner, subject to final negotiation:

Academy of Ancient Music
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
City of London Sinfonia
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra of Opera North
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sinfonia Viva
Southbank Sinfonia
Street Orchestra Live
St Petersburg – as part of the Young Conductors’ Debut series
The Hallé
Ulster Orchestra

Leeds Conductors Competition