Tab Essential: 22nd-28th

Stuck for something to? We’ve picked out the best bits


Monday 22 October

Better University Forum. LUU Room 6. 5:30-7:30 The forum that discusses your ideas for making the University better for students.

Take Me With You, upstairs at The Carriageworks, 7.45pm- brought to audiences by celebrated theatre group Starving Artists, the play tells the story of three disillusioned strangers struggling to capture their Hollywood dreams

Terror, Brudenell Social Club; hardcore California punk

Little Comets, The Cockpit; North East four-piece with a blend of tricky percussive rhythms and Afro-beat-tinged guitars… British Vampire Weekend?

Dancing Years, Empire

Mr. Bens Comedy Night, Mr Bens; Sully O’Sullivan and others,

Brotherhood Soundsystem Presents: XXXY & Girl Unit! Monday 22nd October @ Holbeck Underground Ballroom

Mezz Mondays, Mezz Club; two rooms of pure R&B

Mint Mondays, Mint Club

Attitudes in the City: Works on Paper by the Camden Town group, Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery


Tuesday 23 October

RAG Firewalk 5pm-9pm. Faversham. RAG’s at it again, walking over fiery hot coals  to raise money for Simon on the Streets – a charity that helps the homeless around Leeds.

The Blackout, Cockpit; Welsh post-hardcore, previously backing for Lostprophets

Anchored by Avarice, Empire

CAS Social, Nation of Shopkeepers

Frankie Boyle, Leeds Town Hall; need we explain…





Wednesday 24 October

Give It A Go Gardening 3:30pm to 6pm On Campus. Got a green thumb? Want to literally see the fruits of your labour? The Bardon Grange Project will be planting herbs, flowers and bulbs on campus.

QCumber Fruit Stall, outside the union; grab your fruity jumper!

Sylvia, Stage@Leeds 7.30pm, TG’s production of AR Gurney’s unique drama following middle-aged couple Greg and Kate, who find their life turned upside down by an unexpected furry friend.

Dan Le Sac, Brudenell Social Club

O Children, Oporto

Moveonup, Hifi; weekly 60s soul night



Thursday 25 October

Better Union Forum 5:30-7:30. LUU Room 6. The forum that discusses your ideas for making Leeds better for students.

Give It A Go with the Rifle Club. £10. Parkinson Steps, 6pm. Fed up with the urban foxes trawling Hyde Park? Maybe these chaps could point you in the right direction. Booking in advance required

Duets, The Carriageworks, 7.30pm; four couples explore different aspects of the chaotic reality that makes up our romantic lives (finishes on saturday)

Submotion Orchestra, Stylus; presented by Vagabondz Leeds

Leeds Snowriders Centurion, Shooters Bar

Tequila, Mezz Club

Stolen Soul, The Rock Bar; city’s most exclusive mid-week haloween party.

Kwes, Brudenell Social Club; London musician, previously worked with The xx

Marmozets, Dr Martens Leeds (FREE)

Bat for Lashes, LMUSU; debuting material from the newly released album

House of Fun Comedy Club, Andrew Bird, Junior Simpson, The Original Oak

Clarks, Hifi; see the club turned into an underground dancehall!


Friday 26 October

‘Don Giovanni’, Grand Opera House Leeds, 7pm; Mozart’s classic tale of sex, morality and temptation, revived for the first time in 7 years by acclaimed director Alessandro Talevi.

Fruity presents Twisted Circus, Stylus; a transformation of the familiar students union into a Big Top with stilt walkers and a fire stage show.

FunkSoulNation, HiFi, classic sounds of funk, soul & hip hop mixed with the best in intelligent contemporary beats and boogie,


Saturday 27 October

‘Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups’, Upstairs at The Carriageworks, presented by Cabinets of Curiosity, a trio of monologues put a thought provoking twist on familiar characters.

The DOT and Get People, Brudenell Social Club

Boogaloo, Hifi

Asylum, System and Louche present Circo Loco, Mint Warehouse


Sunday 28 October

Sunday Joint, Hifi