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.

Fosse In Film: All That Jazz (1979) with post film discussion on Bob Fosse and Power & Exploitation

1979|Rated 15|123m|Dir Bob Fosse; Written by Robert Alan Aurthur & Bob Fosse; Music by Ralph Burns|Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking|Genre: Musical Drama Film

All That Jazz is a semi-autobiographical drama/fantasy film directed by Bob Fosse, starring Roy Scheider and Jessica Lange. It is a showbiz take on the road to death, born out of Fosse’s feelings of impending doom following a heart attack. It won the Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or and several Academy Awards.

This screening will be followed by a post show discussion on power and exploitation in the dance and film world.

“The film … is an uproarious display of brilliance, nerve, dance, maudlin confessions, inside jokes and, especially, ego.” New York Times, 1979

“Sensational dancing and eye-popping production numbers punctuate the confessional reminiscences of arrogant, satirical theatrical eminence Joe Gideon as he flirts with Death.” Empire Online, 2000

Tickets are available directly from the venue online, or you can buy tickets on the door.

This film screening is in partnership with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

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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Fosse In Film: Lenny (1974)

1974|35mm|Rated 15|111m|Dir Bob Fosse; Written by Julian Barry|Starring: Dustin Hoffman & Valerie Perrine|Genre: Biographical Drama

Lenny (1964) is a black and white mockumentary style drama about the rise and fall of controversial cult comedian Lenny Bruce.

This first attempt at a non musical film stars Dustin Hoffman and Valerie Perrine and although it is mostly static and serious, it retains and somehow amplifies Fosses flair for percussive editing and unmasking of the dark underworld of back stage.

Lenny was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Valerie Perrine won the award for Best Actress at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival.

“Lenny Bruce was one of the precursors of social upheaval, and like most pioneers, he got clobbered for his foresight. Bob Fosse’s remarkable film version of Julian Barry’s legit play, Lenny, stars Dustin Hoffman in an outstanding performance.” Variety, DEC 31, 1973

“As directed by Bob Fosse, Lenny is one of the most powerful films of the 1970s, yet it seems on the verge of being forgotten” National Review, 2018

Tickets will be available directly from the venue online in August 2019, or you can buy tickets on the door.

This film screening is in partnership with the Creatures of the Night programme at Hyde Park Picture House.

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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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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Happy as Lazzaro

Winner of Best Screenplay at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro is a beguiling and luminous magic realist fable which echoes the surrealist films of cinematic masters like Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini and Derek Jarman.

Beautifully shot on super 16mm, the film follows the sweet natured peasant Lazzaro (played wonderfully by newcomer Adriano Tardiolo) whose people-pleasing personality is often mistaken for simple-mindedness. Lazzaro is persuaded by the village ruler’s bleach blonde-haired son to help him fake his own kidnapping for ransom; however their plans take some unexpected and miraculous turns.