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Huge show on May 21 at first direct arena – Stephen Smith faces World title eliminator
Following the release of their hit new album Leeds boys the Kaiser Chiefs will be returning to the first direct arena next February. This is one of only two UK arena dates the band will play in the UK in 2015.
Sony Gold Award winning comedian and science enthusiast Robin Ince presents another in his line of unhinged stand-up comic lectures at City Varieties this April.
After a successful tour of the UK last year, Miss Nightingale by award-winning Yorkshire composer Matthew Bugg will tour again in a brand new production and with a new cast this Spring, making it’s Leeds debut at City Varieties Music Hall with five shows at the legendary venue from Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 April.
Described as performing with ‘panache, poise and laser-like accuracy’ (BBC Music Magazine), British violinist Chloë Hanslip performs alongside the Orchestra of Opera North at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 26 April.
Mark Cooke explores the striking and timeless beauty of Welsh slate in this series of wall hung works and freestanding uprights.
Billy Pearce brings his new show to the City Varieties next week. Billy, who was born in Leeds, first came to National prominence when he appeared in Central TV’s top talent show New Faces, winning his heat and qualifying for the final. He was quickly snapped up for stage and TV appearances, culminating with his first series for BBC television, You Gotta Be Joking.
Renowned as one of the finest string quartets in the world, the Endellion String Quartet returns to The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Tuesday 22 April to begin its popular annual Spring/Summer residency.
Ruth Green and Sue Vanderplank explore the wonderful world of flowers with their unique screen prints. Vibrant, exciting, colourful and fun this exhibition explores a whole host of beautiful flowers to cheer up anyone’s day.
Jonathan Ansell, ex G4 front man, presents his Intimate Sunday show for the first time at Leeds’ City Varieties.