What's on at Seven this June?
|Published: 31st May 2012 14:18|
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Sunday Jazz- Jon Taylor's DB Toots with Kate Peters
Sunday 3/6/2012 1.30-4pm Tickets: £5/4 conc, kids under 16 free. Doors 1pm
"Communication with improvisation without going beyond comprehension". Popular jazz sax and flute player Jon Taylor brings his quintet to Seven Arts. The band will be playing some Latin grooves with the aim of creating some joy.
Screen Seven- Jack Goes Boating
Monday 4/6/2012 8pm Tickets £5/ £3.50 conc
Jack is a shy and awkward man who drives a limo and lives an unassuming life. His friend and co-worker, Clyde, and his wife Lucy, feel sorry for Jack and set him up on a blind date with Connie, which date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace.
Connie shares Jack's shyness and awkwardness, but through each other they seem to be able to find solace within themselves. Trouble might be brewing in paradise though, as Clyde and Lucy's marriage stumbles just as Jack and Connie's relationship grows.
Black Film Club- Get on The Bus
Tuesday 5/4/2012 8pm Tickets £5/£3.50 conc Doors 7.30pm
A Spike Lee movie, ‘Get On The Bus' has an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial background, and a White bus driver, all make the trek discussing issues surrounding the march, manhood, religion, politics, and race.
As usual we will give you a chance to maybe get some answers and where we usually discuss what we've just seen at the end of the film. Again we bring to you a thought provoking film which deals with issues that surround Black men.
Wicked Words Showcase - Molly Naylor and Support
Wednesday 6/6/2012 8pm Tickets: £5/4conc
One of the best young poets on the performance poetry circuit. Molly Naylor is funny, tender, tough and not to be missed.
Molly Naylor is a writer, performer, poet and theatre-maker. Her solo show, ‘Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You' debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010 to critical acclaim, which proceeded an international tour. She was commissioned to write an audio adaptation of the show for BBC Radio 4, which was described by the Guardian as ‘a brave, funny, tough and beautiful piece of writing'.
Her adaptation of the book of Malachi was staged at The Bush as part of ‘Sixty-Six Books', published by Oberon. She has written for The Independent and her poems have been featured on BBC Radio and in publications including Rialto, The North, The Londonist and Pen Pusher. She frequently performs and reads at festivals and events worldwide. Her book is available from Nasty Little Press.
Rodina and The Wolf
Friday 8/6/2012 8pm Tickets £10/£8conc
Leeds duo Aoife Hearty and Joe Tatton's recent collaboration with producer Christian Wolstenholme has brought about an exciting debut album to be debuted at Seven Arts on June 8. Rodina's catchy songs and jazz styled vocals have been rendered into dark electronic soundscapes for this new project "Rodina and the Wolf".
With entry on the night everyone will receive a copy of the new CD and artwork will be on display and refreshments.
Sunday Jazz- Sarah Brickel Group
Sunday 10/6/2012 1.30-4pm Tickets: £5/4conc; under 16 free
A big personality with a big voice to match. And she's from Yorkshire... How could Sir Michael Parkinson not be on her side! Sarah Mitchell is a star in the making. Sarah has performed alongside Jamie Cullum and recently supported James Blunt at the Dubai Jazz Festival.
'A distinctive voice, a nice sense of phrasing and an instinctive feel for the songs she sings... Alan Bates has signed a star' - Sir Michael Parkinson
Sarah released her album 'You Give Me Something' on Candid records. However in 2010 Sarah made the decision to leave her former label in order to move forward with her career. Sarah's 2011 album release ‘Music Box' is self funded, produced, promoted and self managed on a shoe string budget. However the results are amazing. "I truly believe that if I can get my songs heard that we will be very successful.
Screen Seven- Empire State
Monday 11/6/2012 8pm Tickets: £5/ £3.50
Richard is a journalist for Metropolis Magazine and attends the opening of the Empire State nightclub redevelopment. Whilst there he meets a teenager from Newcastle who is searching for a friend who worked at the club and who has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Richard becomes more intrigued as the clientele at the club may have shady secrets.
Obscure British gangster thriller set in the soon-to-be- developed London Docklands. If you're able to remember club culture from the 1980s, jackets with padded shoulders , big hair, a very expensive drink costing £1.40 and bars surrounded by cigarette smoke, this is a film that brings back guilty memories .
Cafe Scientifique - How Different Are Men's and Women's Brains?
Tuesday 12/6/2012 8pm Tickets: hat donations
Do boys and girls, and men and women, think and behave differently or is this a false assumption? Set aside your prejudices and prepare for controversy as Dr Laura Nelson dissects the landscape in the science underlying the gender debate and explains why it matters to society.
7 Unplugged- Acoustic Night
Wednesday 13/06/2012 8pm Tickets: £3 Doors 7.45pm
Monthly acoustic night at seven for upcoming talent and local musicians. Expect folk, blues, country, classical and more from solo performers, combo groups, instrumentalists and singers.
Hidden Gems Productions - Somebody's Son
Friday 15/6/2012 7.30pm Tickets: £10/ £8 conc
This is a powerful, funny and heart breaking story about three teenage boys Darnell, Kieran and Anthony. They make music together, play on the school teams together and are failing together. They're tight friends until Rochelle and Angel come along, challenging everything they thought they knew about each other and themselves. What you see isn't always what you get in this surprising coming of age drama. The piece will be suitable for ages 13+.
Sunday Jazz - Michael de Souza Quartet
Sunday 17/6/2012 1.30-4pm Tickets: £5/£4 conc, kids under 16 free
Seven Jazz presents some of the best of the student bands from Leeds College of Music, tomorrow's jazz stars today. Guitarist Michael de Souza leads his quartet through their paces.
A jazz guitarist currently based in Leeds, Michael started playing guitar at the age of 12, taking classical guitar lessons for a year, but soon switched to rock guitar. He is currently fronting a jazz trio alongside highly skilled colleagues Tom Wheatley and Harry Pope on Bass and Drums respectively. He has performed alongside pros including Stan Tracey, Mornington Lockett, Dorian Lockett and Andrea Vicari. He also has experience playing in pit bands for musicals which include, The Wall (Pink Floyd), Rent, The Threepenny Opera, Joseph and the Techni-colour Dream coat among numerous others. He is studying for a BA in Jazz Guitar at the Leeds College of Music. He has recorded some music on SDX Records in spring 2011.
Screen Seven- Born in 68
Monday 18/6/2012 8pm Tikcets: £5/ £3.50 conc
Laetitia Casta plays Catherine, the beautiful and charismatic leader of a group of Paris students galvanised by les événements; they start a hippy commune in rural France but the utopia is soon under strain.
Catherine's son, who grows up to be a gay man with HIV, inherits her ¬protest spirit in the 80s, but ¬Catherine's daughter resents her for never being around. The ageing 60s-lefty generation are shown in agony as they have to vote for Chirac to keep out Le Pen, and then feel furiously impotent as Sarkozy blames their crowd for all France's woes.
Emerge Festival - Mentored Performance
Tuesday 19/6/2012 Time and Tickets tbc
Our commitment is to promoting and nurturing excellent work that is forward-thinking, adventurous and takes creative risks.
We are now inviting applications for our Mentored Commission programme. We are looking to support the development of THREE new pieces over the course of the year. This is a major package of support worth at least £4000 to the successful company or artist!
Here's what you get:
• A year-long package of support and mentoring tailored to your needs.
• Cash investment in your show. We are offering two awards of £1000 and one of £350. This can be spent on production costs, as well as helping to cover the costs of professional industry mentors.
• A year-long programme of mentoring, focusing on developing your creative work and helping get your work out there (the "business" side).
• At least four weeks' worth of free rehearsal space to develop your show.
• Ongoing opportunities to showcase your work, including during the Emerge summer festival.
• Feedback on your work from industry professionals, venue programmers and fellow performance makers.
An Evening With...
Wednesday 20/6/2012 7pm Tickets: £3.50 on the door
...Glassbody, Jamilah Barry, Hands, Thom Goward and special guests. Relaxed acoustic event and fundraiser for Martin House.
Emerge Festival - Script Night
Thursday 21/6/2012 Time and Tickets tbc
The Emerge script Night offers offer the chance to see some of the best new writing currently being developed in the region, as well as the chance to do some serious networking. Plus, there's the opportunity for feedback from the audience and industry professionals.
Script writers will have their work rehearsed by professional actors and presented to an audience of general public and industry professionals. Writers who have shown their work at previous Script Nights have attracted commissions from theatre, radio and TV producers. We've also developed their work with full-length rehearsed readings of specific scripts. Your commitment is to promoting and nurturing excellent work that is forward-thinking, adventurous and takes creative risks. If this describes YOUR work, then Emerge is for you.
Pieces should last only 10-15 minutes and have minimal technical requirements. Ideally the cast size should be no more than 4 (2 men, 2 women). It can be part of a longer script, but please do not send more than the 10-15 minutes you want performed. We won't have time to read it - we'll ask to see more if we need to.
Mingle - Drinks, Live Music, Chat...
Friday 22/6/2012 7.30pm Tickets: £14
Make friends, Maybe more...Mingle is similar to a speed dating event, but it is also a chance to expand your social circle and make new friends. Price includes drinks reception and live music from 7.30pm.
Places are limited; please contact Seven Arts for more information and to book your ticket. To avoid any confusion on the evening, participants will be encouraged to choose a badge which indicates their relationship status.
Seven Jazz - The Impossible Gentleman
Saturday 23/6/2012 8.30pm Tickets: £20/£18 conc. Doors 8pm
To celebrate our 5th anniversary Seven Jazz Leeds proudly present: "The Impossible Gentlemen" on Sat 23 June 2012. It will be good to see this perfectly balanced transatlantic band playing in Leeds - one of the most exciting and satisfying jazz collaborations for a very long time.
Sunday Jazz- Beverley Beirne and Her Quartet
Sunday 24/06/2012 1-4pm Tickets: £5/£4 conc, kids under 16 free
Beverley Beirne is a jazz singer fast gaining a reputation as a truly gifted interpreter and storyteller, singing a captivating mix of standards and some beautiful, though rarely sung tunes. Among these are also some incredible arrangements of well-known songs from other genres.
With a sell-out performance at Marsden Jazz Festival last year under her belt, Beverley is already making her mark and her debut album 'Seasons of Love' is receiving substantial plaudits from the jazz community, 'A great voice with depth and true jazz interpretation and feeling. Excellent!' Brian Soundy (UK Jazz Radio).
Screen Seven - You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Monday 25/6/2012 8pm Tickets: £5/£3.50 conc
You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger follows a pair of married couples, Alfie and Helena, and their daughter Sally and husband Roy, as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds.
After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine, Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg, while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia, a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window. Written by Sony Pictures Classics.
Cafe Psychologique - Conversations in the Art of Life
Tuesday 26/6/2012 8pm Tickets: £3
Ros Mayho will introduce Organisations: that's another fine mess... Why do organisations go so badly wrong and why are working relationships so fraught with difficulty?
There are two main differences: first while other Cafés are about ideas, Café Psychologique is about people's lives approached through the ideas of psychology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Second, although the Café is convened by a Group Analyst (a psychoanalyst who specialises in running groups) and resourced by experts in psychology and psychotherapy, there are no long presentations. Rather, the conversation is driven by the participants in the Café and the areas they want to discuss, based around the theme of that particular meeting.
People are free to talk about whatever they want, and the art of Group Analysis is to recruit the resource provided by the group to enable exploration and discovery, whether discussing
relationships, creativity, ageing, sex, parenthood, consumerism, the arts, death or cricket. Change happens through conversation.
Kill for a Seat Comedy
Wednesday 27/6/2012 8.30pm Tickets: £11/ £9 conc
Another rip-roaring line-up introduced by genial host, Silky. Buy tickets either at Seven or via www.ticketweb.co.uk early to avoid depression!
‘Sing the Blues' Nattylyn Jeffers
Friday 29/6/2012 8pm Tickets: £8/£6conc Doors 7.30pm
Join us in the intimate evening of Blues and Gospel -a tribute to those that have passed. Nattylyn is a vibrant Contemporary Artist and this is her debut performance supported by highly acclaimed Guitarist Darren Dutson-Bromley.
Dutson-Bromley has played on Jools Holland and Special Guest Marion Zubrzycki, with a soulful and powerful female vocal, one of Leeds finest talent's with a rich tapestry of vocal acoustics.
This is an event set in a cultural hub based in leafy LS7, where the artist resides. It's set in a lush cabaret style setting with an intimate bar, with organic food and localised vibe. Dress up or dress down but be prepared to get your gospel clapping hands at the ready.
Leeds Haydn Players
Saturday 30/6/2012 8pm Tickets: £10
The orchestra play Mozart's overture Don Giovanni, Haydn's string quartet Op.33 No.6 arranged for orchestra by Adam Ferguson, Haydn's Overture in D major and Haydn's Symphony No.45 "The Farewell". The Farewell Symphony and it's ending should add a touch of drama. Come and listen and watch.
The Leeds Haydn Players are a chamber group with only 25 players, a mix of amateur and professional. They were formed with the aim of exploring the whole of Haydn's symphonic works.
Tickets £10 from Robin Jakeways tel: 0194 466331 or contact via email email@example.com