Events

Film With Pride: Dirty Thoughts: James & The Giant Peach (U)

James is an orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts finds a  massive magical peach growing in the garden. When he climbs inside, he meets new friends and goes on a wonderful adventure-filled odyssey.

Performer and Producer Tammy Reynolds will introduce the film and take part in a Q & A to explain its significance for her as part of Film With Pride’s Dirty Thoughts Season, examining queer identities. Thanks go to series programmer Caitlin Whittle.

Please Note: while the film itself is certificate U, the  Q & A may explore themes of an adult nature.

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.

Reel Girl Film Club presents: But I’m A Cheerleader

Reel Girl Film Club presents a screening of satirical teen romantic comedy But I’m A Cheerleader, at The Pink Room in YES, Manchester.

Director Jamie Babbit’s debut feature film follows all-American high school cheerleader, Megan (Natasha Lyonne) who is sent to a conversion therapy camp when her parents suspect her to be a lesbian. There she meets and falls in love with the rebellious Graham (Clea DuVall) and together they begin to challenge the camp’s doctrine. Colourful, whimsical and poignant, But I’m a Cheerleader promises to make you laugh, while also examining the important issues around sexuality, identity and gender roles.

Doors at 1.30pm

Tickets cost £5 + Booking fee

Popcorn and treats included

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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Rafiki

Inspired by Ugandan Author Monica Arac de Nyeko’s 2007 Caine Prize-winning short storyJambula Tree, Wanuri Kahiu’s acclaimed Rafiki (meaning ‘friend’ in Swahili) is a tender love story about the blossoming romance between two young women amid familial, societal and political pressures.

In Nairobi, Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) is helping her father campaign for a local election when she meets and befriends Ziki (Sheila Munyiva), the daughter of his rival. As their relationship deepens, so too do the stakes, forcing them to choose between openness and secrecy, happiness and safety.