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Leeds Arts Events & Venues - Covid-19 Update (13 May 2020)


To manage the impact of Covid-19 in Leeds and ensure the safety and well-being of our audiences and all Leeds City Council staff, we must continue to stay at home as much as possible in order to control the virus and save lives.
Our events through to the end of July have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date.


The following events have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date:
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Cancelled:
Leeds Young Film Festival (30 March-13 April)
Confluence 2020 (5 April)
Fantastic Mr Fox (18-21 March)
Best of BE Festival (23 March)
I, Elizabeth (1 April)
Little Grimm Tales (17 April)
HMS Pinafore (13-16 May)
Deliciously Ella (27 May)
Hairspray / DIVA (3-6 June)
Charity Shop Sue plus Q&A with Sue Tuke (11 June)
Annie (16-20 June)


Postponed:
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Dispatches on the Red Dress (previously 22 March) new date: 9 November book here
The Storm Whale (previously 14-16 April): awaiting new date
My Last Supper with Jay Rayner (previously 16 April) new date: 3 September book here
Ben Hart (previously 20 April): new date 11 October book here
The Father (previously 23-25 April): awaiting new date
The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe (previously 28 April) new date: 24 October book here
The ParaPod Movie (previously 2 May) new date: 27 September book here
Gary Delaney (previously 9 May) new date: 26 September book here
Tom Houghton: Honour Tour (previously 13 June): awaiting new date


If you have bought tickets to any of our events a member of our Box Office team will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any queries please contact: boxoffice@leeds.gov.uk and allow our team to either respond via email or call you back. If that’s not possible, please call the team on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am and 5pm). Please be prepared for a short wait as our Box Office team are now working remotely. Voicemail messages will be collected on a regular basis and someone will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Please be assured that every ticket holder will be contacted either by email, telephone or post. We won’t forget you.


Until it is safe and practical to welcome audiences back to our events we will continue to develop our online content and look forward to engaging with as many people as possible through our social media channels, where we’ll also keep you informed of any changes and their implications as soon as we can.


Many thanks for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times. Keep safe and well.


With kind regards
Leeds Arts, Events & Venues Team

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INDIs Movie Night: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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INDIs Movie Night: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theater hit, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a queer anthem in film, and one not to miss this Pride. 

We're also commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Stonewall, where, on 28 June 1969, policed raided the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Join this specially curated evening from the INDIs Young Programmers, and enjoy a live performance and introduction from The Witch Blair, a local Drag Queen who won the Queen Bee Leeds in 2017.

Stonewall50:

The 60s and preceding decades were not welcoming times for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. There was a criminal statute that allowed police to arrest people wearing less than three gender-appropriate articles of clothing. For such reasons, LGBT individuals flocked to gay bars and clubs, places of refuge where they could express themselves openly and socialize without worry. Engaging in gay behavior in public (holding hands, kissing, or dancing with someone of the same sex) was still illegal, so police harassment of gay bars continued.

Police raids on gay bars were frequent—occurring on average once a month for each bar. Standard procedure was to line up the patrons, check their identification, and have female police officers take customers dressed as women to the bathroom to verify their sex, upon which any men dressed as women would be arrested. Those dressed as women that night refused to go with the officers. Men in line began to refuse to produce their identification. The police decided to take everyone present to the police station, after separating those cross-dressing in a room in the back of the bar.

Fed up with constant police harassment and social discrimination, angry patrons and neighborhood residents hung around outside of the bar rather than disperse, becoming increasingly agitated as the events unfolded and people were aggressively manhandled. At one point, an officer hit a lesbian over the head as he forced her into the paddy wagon — she shouted to onlookers to act, inciting the crowd to begin to throw pennies, bottles, cobble stones, and other objects at the police.

Though the Stonewall uprising didn’t start the gay rights movement, it was a galvanizing force for LGBT political activism, leading to numerous gay rights organizations, including the Gay Liberation Front, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD (formerly Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), and PFLAG (formerly Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

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