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Music, Fri 21 Dec 2018

The Unthanks sing Emily Brontë

The Unthanks sing Emily Brontë


In this worldwide premiere, The Unthanks play their new Emily Brontë Song Cycle for the first time in front of a live audience.

Commissioned by the Brontë Society to mark Emily Bronte’s 200th Birthday, Yorkshire born Unthanks pianist and composer Adrian McNally has turned a selection of her poems into song, performed with bandmates Rachel and Becky Unthank.

McNally created the songs using Emily Bronte's piano which is still housed in the Parsonage Museum in Haworth where she lived and worked. The only live performance of this new work promises to be an atmospheric and unique collaboration between a literary great andone of the most innovative and critically acclaimed bands working today.

The Unthanks make Art Folk with an approach to storytelling that makes easy bedfellows of polar opposites such as starch traditionalism and sonic adventure, glacial minimalism and heartbreaking empathy, earning them an army of notable fellow artists and storytellers, including Mackenzie Crook, Nick Hornby, Martin Freeman, Maxine Peake, Elvis Costello, Robert Wyatt, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Adrian Edmondson, Stephen Mangan and members of Portishead and Radiohead.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Fri 21 Dec 2018 19:30 to 00:00


Standard: £21.20 (includes 6% booking fee)

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    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AD



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    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality