Leeds today: WBN, Voice, cookery books, Miggybury, art, Bowie, bollywood and optical harmonica.

WEDNESDAY! Cor, this week is going fast.

ASDA, corned beef, horse drug… yadda yadda yadda. Back when I was a kid “horse drug” was the phrase used by tabloids to describe heroin when they wanted to connect with “youf” and getting it wrong. Sorry, I digress.

The BBC reports that ‘poor quality’ data were responsible for the temporary halt to children’s heart surgery at LGI. While surgery was expected to begin again today, the Leeds Citizen continues his tale of media woe. This whole debacle has been tremendously depressing, though.

And now for something completely different… an optical harmonica! This project by Opera North and the University of Leeds School of Chemistry will be on show in a free event from 11.30am to 9pm on 11 April, in the Howard Assembly Room at Leeds Grand Theatre. Go see it! This looks awesome.

Other things to see and do this week – from the lovely Wendy – includes a tea party, some jaaazzz, archaeology and Invisible Cinema.

Celebrate 100 years of Bollywood at the Bradford International Film Festival.

Established and budding photographers please note, entry is now open for the Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year awards. Last year’s competition was full of controversy, by the way.

Fancy contributing towards the creation of a new art exhibit by Lord Whitney and Jack Hudson? Here’s how, courtesy of Culture Vulture.

Quite frankly, I’ve lost track of all the acts announced for the Arena, but a few more have been announced in recent days, so take a look at the website if grand-style live music events are your thing. Status Quo, god help us.

You like things a little more local, you say? Then perhaps the new Middleton music festival will be more your style.

Then there’s a David Bowie extravaganza at White Cloth Gallery, if you’re a fan.

If you live in north Leeds, you might want to take a look at the new hyperlocal news site from Leeds Trinity University’s postgraduate trainee journalists, the Leeds Northern and Yorkshire Voice, launched earlier this week.

A highly original idea in the form of a cookbook swap, to be held on Sunday 21 April in Brewbar Espresso.

And finally (I need to sit down – there is just too much great stuff going on!), World Book Night approaches, set for Tuesday 23 April. Put the date in your diary and we’ll give you details on Friday!

Phew! Enjoy the sunshine and we’ll see you Friday.

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