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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


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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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Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2019

Mon 1 January 0001 - Fri 27 September 2019
Victoria Hall

Calling all ocean lovers! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back for autumn 2019 with a brand-new selection of the world’s most captivating ocean films.
 
Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour, this carefully curated collection of short films features sublime footage from both above and below the water’s surface, showcasing the spellbinding power and beauty of our oceans.
 
Celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray, who chase the crests of waves and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. Be awed by mesmerising marine life and spectacular cinematography from unexplored depths of our planet – via the big screen!
 
Visit oceanfilmfestival.co.uk for more.


This year's film descriptions:

Manry at Sea (43 minutes)

In 1965, a seemingly typical middle-aged suburbanite in Cleveland, Ohio, threw caution to the wind and set sail on a solo voyage across the Atlantic, in a 13½ foot wooden boat called Tinkerbelle. Newspaperman Robert Manry’s goal was to sail from Falmouth in the US to Falmouth in the UK, and his 78-day epic journey will capture the hearts of ocean lovers, adventurers and dreamers alike.


A Peace Within (6 minutes)

Philip Gray is known as an extreme artist, having painted in locations such as Antarctica and deep in the Borneo rainforest, but painting underwater is his biggest challenge yet! The Peace Within joins Philip as he ventures below the surface to paint Mexico’s cenotes – astounding clear-water subterranean pools, viewed by the ancient Mayans as gateways to the afterlife.


The Passage (24 minutes)

In 1974, a small, free-spirited team built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. Nate and Ben Dappen grew up hearing tales of their mum, dad and uncle’s ground-breaking voyage and, in The Passage, continue the journey that has become part of their own identity. This is a coming of age story about families and the wild places that define us.


A Place for Penguins (13 minutes)

Years of overfishing have seen the number of African penguins plummet, with scientists warning they could be extinct by 2026. Enter the unlikely duo of scientist Christina Hagen and visual artist Roelf Daling, who are teaming up to take on an ambitious, novel and entirely unique project, demonstrating that science and art are not mutually exclusive, and that if we are going to meet the challenges facing our planet, we need to think outside the box…


Surface (7 minutes)

In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography, and his striking and unique half/half shots have captivated ocean photographers around the globe. Gain an insight into Ben’s love of his craft, his devotion to capturing ‘the shot’ and his stunning adopted homeland of Tahiti in this intriguing short film.


Emocean (Tour Edit, 23 minutes)

A love letter to the ocean from surfers, fishermen, marine scientists and people with a shared passion for the sea and how it makes them feel. This stunning film is a documentary with soul; a salty blend of stories by the eclectic assortment of people sharing tales of adventure, adrenaline, inspiration, love, loss and their relationship with the ocean. 


I am Fragile (3 minutes)

This stunning short film showcases the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of the remote Arctic, creating a lasting visual message that will inspire all who watch it to protect this wild yet fragile region. Shot across 6,000km, from West Greenland to Canada, this is an ode to the spell-binding frozen north. 


Surfer Dan (8 minutes)

Sun, sea and sand typically come to mind when you think about surfing, but this is not your typical surf film. Landlocked ocean-lover Dan Schetter lives on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan where, in winter, strong winds across the water create deadly currents, icebergs and… waves. Known for being the crazy guy with an icy beard who catches waves in January, this is Dan’s story.


Forever (3 minutes)

Imagine waiting for four years for the perfect conditions to create a ‘painting’ – only for it to be washed away as soon as it’s finished! Cornwall-based painter Tony Plant creates spectacular beach works of art (tide and weather permitting), and they only last for a few hours. Forever tells the story of one of these unique creations.

PRICES:

Standard: £15
Concessions: £13
Groups of 6 plus: £13
(prices include 6% booking fee)

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