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Leeds Arts Events & Venues - Covid-19 Update (15 June 2020)


In order to protect the safety and well-being of our audiences and staff, as we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19 in Leeds and stay at home as much as possible 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.


Please detail details below. *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)
The Unbelievable Chris Kamara Show (14 May)
Black Dyke Brass Festival (21 June)
Manchester Collective: Enescu Octet (25 June)
Pandora Sykes (22 July)
Nightmares on Wax (1 April rescheduled to 20 September)


Postponed:
*Please scroll down below this message if you decide to use the ‘book here’ options to access the booking page.
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
Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales (previously 16, 17 & 18 April): awaiting new dates
ZOG (previously 22, 23 & 24 May) new dates: 31 May, 1 & 2 June 2021 book here
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 2020): 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 2020): awaiting new dates
Leeds Conductors Competition Gala Final new date: 19 June 2021 book here
Russell Watson new date: 9 March 2021 book here
Nitin Sawhney new date: 22 March 2021 book here 
Sandi Toksvig new date: 30 May 2021 book here 


Support Leeds Town Hall


The loss of ticket sales for cancelled events during these unprecedented times is of great concern, 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 4pm). There may be 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’ll continue to share content 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.


Thank you so much 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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Vernon Lee' s Apparitional Lesbians and Transvestite Hauntings
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Vernon Lee' s Apparitional Lesbians and Transvestite Hauntings

Mon 1 January 0001 - Wed 5 February 2020
Albert Room

Presented by Professor Ruth Robbins.

The lesbian is a figure who has been marginalised and even erased from literary history. Unlike the much more visible gay man, strategies for representing female same-sex desires are considerably more coded and covert. In this talk, Ruth Robbins discusses the fin-de-siecle writer Vernon Lee (real name Violet Paget) and the uses she makes of the genre conventions of the ghost story to speak of desires that in her own time had very little visibility. In Lee’s work the lesbian ghost is fleeting – now you see her, now you don’t. But the very fact of her appearance expresses the will to be both seen and heard. The work of recovering that story is an important part of lesbian literary history.

This event will coincide with LGBTQ History Month.

This event is part of the Leeds Cultural Conversations series organised by the Centre for Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University.

PRICES:

Free admission.

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