Events

Girl Gang Leeds Presents: ‘Skate Kitchen’ (Crystal Moselle, 2018) + After-screening Skateboarding Session

As part of Scalarama film festival, Girl Gang Leeds presents a screening of Crystal Moselle’s ‘Skate Kitchen’ (2018) followed by an (optional!) skateboarding workshop.

The event aims to spotlight the representation of women and people of marginalised genders in skateboarding – so whether you’re a skating pro or simply have a passing interest, this event is for you!

Inspired by the real life, all-girl skate collective in Brooklyn NY, ‘Skate Kitchen’ tells the story of Camille, a teenaged skateboarder who becomes friends with a group of fellow women skaters, cruising the streets of Brooklyn while attempting to navigate life.

Girl Gang Leeds will be joined by:
– Rollin’ With The Girls (RWTG) – a Leeds-based collective of female skateboarders
– Leeds Girls Can – the regional branch of a nationwide campaign advocating the presence and visibility of women in sports
– Artist Erin Brier whose photographic work has foregrounded women skateboarders.

Please note that to ensure a safe space for workshop practice, this event is exclusive to women and people of marginalised genders.

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Accessibility information:

At LS-TEN skate park access ramps are available and ready for use. There is a disability lift from the ground floor to the first floor and fully equipped disabled toilets. Parking is available at LS-Ten. Assistance dogs are welcome.

For any further information please contact LS-TEN at hello@ls-ten.org or drop Girl Gang Leeds an email at girlgangleeds@gmail.com

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We expect everyone to be able to have a good time at our events. We won’t tolerate harassment or abuse of any kind, and we work closely with our venues to maintain a safe environment for all.

If you see or experience something that needs to be reported – please talk to us or a member of staff. We’re working hard to create safe, empowering spaces and we value your contribution to our positive community!

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GIRL GANG Leeds is a creative community working to celebrate and uplift people in Leeds by creating fun, safe and empowering spaces for women and non-binary people.

We put on parties, workshops, meetups, exhibitions and more, and are always seeking new collaborations.

Girl Gang Leeds is a sister community with Girl Gang Edinburgh, Girl Gang Manchester and Girl Gang Sheffield.

Teenage Superstars

Last year’s Jumbo Records Scalarama film looked at Glasgow bands from the mid to late 90s and this year’s looks at Glasgow bands that came to fame a bit before that in the 80s and early 90s. The bands that are featured in this documentary include The Pastels, BMX Bandits, Teenage Fanclub, The Vaselines and The Jesus and Mary Chain and has the legendary Kim Deal providing the narration. Alan McGee and Thurston Moore give their thoughts about the massive worldwide impact that these bands had during this creative period of time.

Tickets can be bought through Jumbo Records and will be selling online soon.

Shaun of the Dead – 15th Anniversary

The original rom-zom-com and the first film of the Cornetto trilogy turned 15 this year! Celebrate by experiencing the film in it’s pub setting in the awesome Cardigan Arms pub!

Shaun (Simon Pegg) isn’t having the best of times he doesn’t like his job, his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) is annoyed that they spend all their time at The Winchester with his best friend Ed (Nick Frost) and he doesn’t get along with his stepdad Phiilip (Bill Nighy). When the apocalypse arrives they aren’t the first to catch on but after an encounter in the garden….we’re not saying the Z word… they soon realise that they have to step up, grab a cricket bat and save the day by heading to the safest place they know, the Winchester!

Free with PAYF donations on the night. Make sure to book a ticket on the Eventbrite link 

Doors are at 8pm with the film starting at 8:30pm

The screening will be held on the first floor of the brilliant grade II listed Victorian Kirkstall Brewery pub.

Fosse In Film: Cabaret (1972)

1972|Rated 15|124m| Dir & Choreographed by Bob Fosse; Screenplay Jay Allen; Music by Kander & Ebb (adaption score: Ralph Burns)|Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey| Genre: Musical Drama

This 1972 cinema classic is a musical drama starring Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey and Michael York. Set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the presence of the growing Nazi Party, the film is loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret by Kander and Ebb, which was adapted from the novel The Berlin Stories / Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood and the 1951 play I Am a Camera adapted from the same book.

This multi award winning film was a bounce back for Fosse after Sweet Charity flopped and taught it Fosse that realism in musicals had a better response than unjustifiable musical numbers, i.e randomly bursting into song. In 1973 not only did Fosse win best director for Cabaret, he won an Emmy for Liza with a Z and two Tony’s for Pippin. The first and most likely only time this will ever be achieved.

“[Liza] displays energy, verve, and professionalism of the first order. It’s classical Broadway style, crisply directed, every element calculated to bring out the best of the performer at the peak of her powers.” Culture Vulture, 2006

This event is part of a Liza Minnelli double bill evening. Tickets will be available online, or you can buy tickets on the door. Special 25% discount if tickets to both screenings of the double bill are bought.

This film screening is in partnership with LIFF Presents (Leeds International Film Festival).

Fosse in Film: Mashiya Presents is screening five Bob Fosse films (Sweet Charity, Lenny, Cabaret, Liza with a Z and All That Jazz) to demonstrate and celebrate the breadth and skill of Fosse’s directing and choreography in film. The films will be shown as part of Scalarama Festival Leeds 2019 with funding from Leeds Inspired and support from key Leeds partners including Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds Film and Northern School for Contemporary Dance.

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The Help – Free Film Night in The Bistro

Come along and watch the inspiring film, The Help at The Bistro, Blackburne House.

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Tickets are free, but you can donate any amount you wish – and by doing this, you are directly helping educate women at Blackburne House. We are a charity who’s primary aim is to educate and train women (some disadvantaged) to change their lives.

We do ask that you buy one soft or alcoholic beverage – and a delicious supper menu will be available to purchase.