Good morning you fine lot! Your Leeds news is brought to you today by Kathleen.
First off, if you haven’t been already, make sure you head down to Dock Street Market to check out the No-TiTLE Magazine exhibition The Hands That Make The Paper. Featuring images of local artists and bands such as The Cribs, Pulled Apart by Horses and Sam Airey, there is a review of the brilliant exhibition over on theculturevulture for you to read. And then go!
All Leeds Uni students know that you don’t want to be put in Bodington Hall (having to get a bus to uni? Pfft!) Well, the University is hoping to sell the large accommodation block to company DTZ, for more than £10m! It has been described by Philip Roebuck, director in DTZ’s residential team in Leeds as “probably the best residential development site to be offered to the market in Yorkshire in recent years.”
The Morley Literature Festival is booming with hundreds of people flocking to the event so far! The headline event on Saturday has been the most popular by far and with a discussion between legendary Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook and Guardian journo and music writer Dave Simpson taking place you can see why! Over on the Guardian Northerner they tell you what you can still see.
The organisers of I Love West Leeds Art Festival are inviting local people to head to the Bramley Baths, one of the last remaining Edwardian swimming pools in the North and dating back to 1904, to experience a special exhibition on October 20 & 21 between 3pm and 7pm. Read more and find out how to get tickets here.
There’s a great review of the last Organ Recital at Leeds Town Hall, by Dan Potts on theculturevulture. You can see the next concert which takes place on October 15, at 1.05pm. The programme includes Handel Concerto V in F and Mozart Epistle Sonata in C and sees Simon Lindley performing with the Prinicipals of the National Festival Orchestra.
I don’t drive in Leeds, and the thought honestly terrifies me (the ring roads alone!) And it seems that this is a wise choice as traffic in Leeds and Bradford is the worst in the country, according to TomTom, and also has the fastest growing congestion problem in Europe.
If you are a young musician in the area tune into Alan Raw’s radio show on Thursday at 18.00 to find out how to get ahead in the business and show off your talent. Head over to BBC to find out more.
If you’re looking for a gig tonight, This Many Boyfriends (listen to their newly released debut album here) are playing down at the Brudenell with support from Leeds good ‘uns, The Wind-up Birds, Downdime and Moody Gowns.
That’s it from me today! As always get in touch (@beyondgdnleeds) if you have any comments or Leeds news you want sharing. Adios!