We Want to See…

A selection of things to watch, places to go and (mostly regional) events in our calendars that we think will be worth a look - see you there!


St. Petersburg Philharmonic at Leeds Town Hall: Mahler’s 4th Symphony

Gustav Mahler’s lightest, most joyful symphony closes the concert. The fourth symphony traces a path from the dreamy elegance of its opening to a child’s view of heaven (complete with dancing angels) by way of the contrasting elements encountered on life’s journey. “There is no music on the Earth than can compare with ours,” sing Mahler’s angels – and little can compare with the radiant glory of his rapturous symphony.


Ian McMillan talking about Sir Alec Clegg who believed passionately in Arts Education and was a founder of Bretton Hall College, Jacqui’s Alma Mater.


Standing at The Sky’s Edge, Sheffield Crucible. A new play with music by Richard Hawley set at Park Hill, Sheffield’s iconic brutalist housing development. Jacqui is a member of the Leeds Modernist Society and a fan of brutalist architecture.

Bempton Cliffs: strictly for the birds

The Bempton Cliffs reserve, on the spectacular Yorkshire coast, is home to one of the UK's top wildlife spectacles. Around half a million seabirds gather here between March and October to raise a family on towering chalk cliffs which overlook the North Sea.


Dortmund: The Depot

Ok, so this one’s a bit further afield: Peter has been spending some time in Germany and what with it being the 50th anniversary of the Leeds/Dortmund twinning - here’s a railway station converted into a theatre. Always gives you hope for a bit of farsighted municipal thinking - why not convert the Corn Exchange into a working Roman amphitheatre, with all the shivering yellow curs of politicians and pundits who’ve hedged and hawed throughout the last two years of Brexit fed to rabid Daily Mail readers, culminating in hand-to-hand combat between Dave ‘Trotters Up’ Cameron and the people’s champion & leader of the New Left, Danny Dyer?