What’s on this week

What’s there to keep you entertained?


8 October


Mayday Parade, The Cockpit

The Enemy, 02 Academy; Coventry based indie-rock band, fronted by Tom Clarke and debuting new material from their album Streets in the Sky released earlier this year.

Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, West Yorkshire Playhouse; set on a Mississippi plantation, this revival of Tenessee Williams’ best known drama brings us a slice of Broadway (until Saturday)

Comedy Josie Long: Romance and Adventure; Josie Long’s Latest hour show, one of the best comedians performing today, with a new found political cynicism to counter her whimsy.


9 October

Hyde Park Picture House All Divided Selves

Music The Skints, Cockpit; London based reggae group

Jim Jones Revue, The Wardrobe; garage rock and roll

Theatre Steptoe and Son, Courtyard Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse; classic black comedy about a father and son in business, reinvented for a new generation

Comedy Josie Long: Romance and Adventure


10 October

Hyde Park Picture House The Bird (L’Oiseau)

Music Liars, Brudenell Social Club; a New York three piece crossing every genre boundary. This will be a lot of fun.

This Many Boyfriends, Brudenell Social Club; real, passionate indie-pop band, and Leeds locals. Show is their album launch, which has been produced by Ryan Jarman of the Cribs… will he make an appearance?

Maia and Nick Edwards Harris, Nation of Shopkeepers; alt-folk…Bon Iver-esque. Wait for them to become huge

Thomas Traux, Oporto; New Yorker with a collection of home made instruments…

Theatre Double Dealers, The Carriageworks; acclaimed double bill of black comedies ‘Facing Up’ and ‘Luvvies’

Comedy Latent Mutant Comedy, Pulse

Clubs Wendyhouse, Leeds Unversity Union. “Dark alternative floor fillers and alternative party tunes”. A monthly thing. Loads of fun


11 October

Music Hugh Cornwell, The Cockpit; once vocalist and guitarist for punk band the Stranglers but now independent

Theatre Double Dealers, The Carriageworks.

Newk, Stage@Leeds evening of work in process presented by The Skeleton Project offers a platform for exciting up and coming theatre in the Leeds area. Followed by a Q and A session.


12 October

Music Terrorvision, The Cockpit; English rock band

Dive Bella Dive, The Cockpit

Theatre The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Carnival Queens, The Sabai Pavillion; flambouyant drag show with a carnival twist

Bones, Stage@Leeds; Fifth World presents this gritty coming of age tale, set against the backdrop of the estates of Nottingham


13 October

Hyde Park Picture House World Zombie Day Double Bill

Music Bloc Party, O2 Academy; with new album ‘Four’ met with high acclaim, and the band ever on the rise, should be a massive gig.

I Like Trains, Leeds City Museum; alternative rock five piece

Theatre You’re Amazing. Now Look at Me, Upstairs at The Carriageworks; Edinburgh’s hit sketch group The Dog Eared Collective bring their surreal brand of comedy to Leeds.

Box of Frogs, Carriageworks Theatre; Stumble Dance Circus presents a feast for the senses, exploring the theme of emotional instability through a riotous clash of visual arts, colour and film.


14 October

Music Nina Nesbitt, The Wardrobe; 18 year old Scottish singer-songwriter

Micachu and The Shapes, Brudenell Social Club; English singer-songwriter, with a style crossing a variety of genres

Lianne La Havas, Leeds University Stylus; English soul and folk singer, nominated for the BBC Sound of 2012 poll.

Of Mice and Men, The Cockpit; Californian metalcore band

Comedy David O’Doherty, City Varieties Music Hall. Multi award-winning, up and coming Irish Comedian, with a set that features a mini keyboard, six spare batteries, and an actual book of sex tips found in a dentist’s waiting room.