Seven Arts Centre

Seven Arts Centre
31a Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 3PD
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The 90 Minute War

  • 2016
  • Directed by: Eyal Halfon
  • Cast: Detlev Buck, Norman Issa, Moshe Ivgy

Based on a successful Israeli novel of the same name, this film offers a thought provoking look at Israeli-Palestinian conflict and looks to football for the resolution.

Sun 6 Nov

£6–£7 / 0113 262 6777

Absolute Kinks

Absolute Kinks will transport you straight back to the swinging sixties, creating that ultimate Carnaby Street feel good factor.

Thu 15 Dec

£15 / 0113 262 6777

Amateur Transplants - Adam Kay With Smutty Christmas Songs

Amateur Transplants frontman Adam Kay presents an evening of seasonal smut. A sell-out every year since 2008, this night of festive filth is the antidote to the pantomime horrors in every other theatre at this time of year.

Bollywood Jazz Project

A joyous collision of styles as virtuoso jazz musicianship meets the technicolour drama of Bollywood for a journey through cinematic sound.

Fri 18 Nov

£7–£10 / 0113 262 6777

The Cactus Blossoms

Classic folk and country from brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkhum.

Sat 21 Jan 2017

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This is an evening inspired by beautiful Indian literature from the 11th Century Sanskrit Love Lyric called ‘Chaurapanchasika’ – a poem of 50 verses written by a Kashmiri poet ‘Bilhana’ about himself and the love that bloomed between him and his student Princess Amaravati which was opposed by the King and lead to the poet…

Sat 6 May 2017

£6–£10 / 0113 262 6777

Compton & Newberry

A stringband of two — mandolin master Mike Compton and veteran banjoist/guitarist Joe Newberry — pay homage to pioneering American musicians such as The Monroe Brothers, Robert Johnson and The Carter Family with an artistry unmatched in today’s bluegrass world.

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Daniel Cainer – Gefilte Fish & Chips

Award-winning master songwriter returns to home town of Leeds with more unique stories in song. This is a show for anyone who has ever wrestled with their heritage, their history, their home and their heart… and is partial to bagels. At times heartbreakingly poignant, at others laugh out loud funny.

Dave Hanson & Band

Rising guitar star Dave Hanson and his talented band promises an evening of musical entertainment encompassing influences from Blues, Americana, Soul, Funk, Rock and Reggae. Dave has been receiving much critical acclaim for his recent album “Almost Horizontal”.

Fri 2 Dec

The David Nobbs Comedy Tribute Evening

David Nobbs was a staunch supporter and patron of Script Yorkshire, a local organisation which supports new writing in Yorkshire. In his memory we are holding a Script Yorkshire Comedy Script Competition Night. Five short, sharp pieces of new comedy writing which we’d like to think would raise a smile from the great man…

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The Jacquelyn Hynes Trio

This internationally acclaimed flautist is joined by J Eoin (guitar and vocals) and Zinga Rabhi (percussion), both renowned musicians in their own right, for an enchanting and intimate evening of traditional and contemporary folk music. Presented as part of The Gathering Festival in conjunction with The Irish Arts…

Fri 11 Nov

Jim Rattigan’S “Pavillon”

Jim Rattigan: French horn; Martin Speake: alto sax; Andy Panayi: tenor sax, Mick Foster: baritone sax; Percy Pursglove, Robbie Robson, Steve Fishwick: trumpets; Mark Nightingale: trombone; Sarah Williams: bass trombone; Hans Koller: piano; Dave Whitford: bass; Gene Calderazzo: drums. A very special event as we welcome…

Thu 17 Nov

Jim Rattigan's Pavillon

The French horn master and former member of Michael Brecker's Quindectet and the McCoy Tyner Big Band leads an all-star line up to perform timeless standards plus scintillating originals from his acclaimed album Strong Tea.

Thu 17 Nov

£18–£20 / 0113 262 6777

Josh Kemp Organ Quartet

Josh Kemp tenor sax, Ross Stanley hammond organ, Steve Fishwick trumpet, Tim Giles drums Saxophonist and composer Josh brings his Hammond organ quartet of international stars to Seven Arts, as part of a 20 date UK tour, playing music from his new album, Rare Groove, inspired by the Blue Note record label.

Sun 27 Nov

£8–£10 / 0113 262 6777

Kill For A Seat Comedy

This month’s comedians… plus special guests and your ebullient host, Silky.

Wed 30 Nov

£9–£11 / 0113 262 6777

Wed 28 Dec

£9–£11 / 0113 262 6777

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“Lady Luck” Celebrate The Music Of Cole Porter

Jenny Smith and Kate Peters-vocals, Ian Chalk trumpet, Martin Longhawn- piano, John Marley- bass, Dave Lee - drums It’s the 125th anniversary of the birth of songwriter Cole Porter this year, so what better time for a celebration of his music?

Laura Jurd’S “Dinasour”

Laura Jurd: trumpet, Elliot Galvin: keyboard, Conor Chaplin: electric bass Corrie Dick: drums Led by multi-award-winning, BBC New Generation Artist trumpeter and composer Laura Jurd, the band plays music influenced by a wealth of musical traditions including folk, minimalism and rock music.

Sun 13 Nov

Laura Jurd's Dinosaur

Contemporary jazz from the trumpeter and her accompanying musicians, keyboardist Elliot Galvin, bassist Conor Chaplin and drummer Corrie Dick.

Sun 13 Nov

£8–£10 / 0113 262 6777

Mewl Music - Gracie, George And Joyce

Gracie Fields, George Formby, Joyce Grenfell, Flanagan & Allen, Jack Buchanan and others brought to life by Jan Porter, Nigel Swan and Joy Crampton.

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Edgy, hilarious and poignant, with lashings of power chords, funkiness and chaos from the Leeds-based comic rock and pop three-piece.

Sat 5 Nov

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Mr & Mrs Theatre Company – Peter Pan

Mr and Mrs Theatre Company returns to Seven with a glorious adaptation of Peter Pan. Combining their usual storytelling flare, with exquisite staging and aerial performance, this one hour show is sure to thrill and delight. Watch in awe as Peter flies through the air.


Sheila Maurice-Grey trumpet, Rosie Turton trombone, Cassie Kinoshi alto saxophone, Nubya Garcia tenor saxophone, Shirley Tetteh guitar, Inga Eichler double bass, Lizy Exel drums "An all-female band featuring some really strong players and some excellent writing." Jez Nelson, BBC Radio, Jazz on 3 Nérija are a…

Thu 3 Nov

£14–£16 / 0113 262 6777


Sheila Maurice-Grey trumpet, Rosie Turton trombone, Cassie Kinoshi alto saxophone, Nubya Garcia tenor saxophone, Shirley Tetteh guitar, Inga Eichler double bass, Lizy Exel drums "An all-female band featuring some really strong players and some excellent writing." Jez Nelson, BBC Radio, Jazz on 3 Nerija are a collective of…

Thu 3 Nov

£14–£16 / 0113 262 6777

Outside Inside - Josh Feinberg

Josh Feinberg, acclaimed North American sitarist and the ‘Son of Lahore’ Shahbaz Hussain’s tabla team up to present Indian Classical music on a Mid-November evening. The Sitar and Tabla are possibly two of the most famous instruments of the subcontinent and are now an integral part of the global music scene. The unique…

Thu 10 Nov

Pipeline Theatre - Spillikin : A Love Story

Pipeline Theatre’s story of a woman with Alzheimers living with a robot companion is a deeply touching exploration of love. It also stars a state-of-the-art robot as a full cast member. Recommended for ages 14+

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Poetry In Song - Shabnam Khan And Co

We welcome everyone to an evening of poetry in song celebrating the language of words and music by the delectable Shabnam Khan and company. Based in West Yorkshire, Shabnam has been singing professionally since her school days, and has performed alongside many renowned artists including Ghulam Ali, Mehdi Hassan and Rajab…

Sat 4 Feb 2017

Riff Raff

Riff Raff is an innovative group featuring some of the UKs finest artists working in contemporary jazz - Brigitte Beraha (Kenny Wheeler, London Jazz Orch.), Ivo Neame (Phronesis, Marius Neset), Tomas Challenger (Foufolah/Red Snapper), Rob Updegraff (Alani, Beth Rowley/Zigaboo Modeliste) and Tim Giles (Iain Ballamy/Art…

Sun 8 Jan 2017

£8–£10 / 0113 262 6777

Ronnie Bottomley’S Jazz Orchestra Christmas Special

Trumpets: Neil Morley, Dale Gibson, Cliff Ray, Kim Macari. Trombones: Lee Hallam, Brian Archer, Kevin Holborough, Chris Hibbard (bass trombone) Saxes: Rod Mason, Bill Charleson (Altos), Joel Purnell, Riley Stone-Lonergan (Tenors), Stuart Mc Donald (Baritone). Graham Hearn – Piano Derrick Harris – Guitar Adrian Knowles…

Seven Jazz - Nérija!

From “Tomorrow’s Warriors” Nérija are a collective of up and coming, London-based musicians playing exciting and original music inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Hi-life.

Thu 3 Nov

£14–£16 / 0113 262 6777

Simon Mayor & Hilary James

World-renowned virtuoso mandolin player Mayor plays with Hilary James – a singer with 'a voice like an angel' and sometimes a mandobass the size of herself. The duo's repertoire spans folk, traditional, Celtic, swing, blues and classical music, employing a diverse range of instruments from banjo to double bass.

Fri 25 Nov

£12 / 0113 262 6777

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Simon Mayor And Hilary James

This popular, world-class duo bring a unique combination of Simon Mayor’s humour and virtuosity and Hilary James "honey dripping voice".

Fri 25 Nov

Spud Theatre - The Dancing Men And The Speckled Band

Following their sell-out 2015 production of The Hound of the Baskervilles, they are returning with their own adaptations of two of the best loved Sherlock Holmes' short stories, The Dancing Men and The Speckled Band.

Stan Sulzmann+ Nikki Iles

*Stan Sulzmann: saxophone; Nikki Iles: piano * Saxophonist Stan Sulzmann and pianist Nikki Iles are iconic figures on the UK jazz scene composing and playing in their own distinctive contemporary styles. *Support from ***Sam Jackson’s*** ***Drawing Hands 8.00pm

Thu 1 Dec

£14–£16 / 0113 262 6777

Sunday Jazz – Laura Jurd’S ‘Dinasour’

Four powerhouse musicians of their generation that never fail to create seismic shifts with the perfect blend of groove, melody and abandon.

Touch – Live @ Seven Arts

Touch returns to Seven Arts for their annual Christmas charity fund raising concert with a selection of classic rock and pop from the 70s onwards plus new material in the set this year.

Sat 10 Dec

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Uk Jewish International Film Festival - Glories Of Tango

Glories of Tango is as delightful and intense as its thrilling dance scenes. Director: Hernan Findling, Oliver Kolker.

Uk Jewish International Film Festival - Midnight Orchestra

The son of a once famous band leader begins a journey to discover why his father left Morocco for Casablanca suddenly many years ago. Director: Jerome Cohen-Olivar

Voice Of The Violin - Shreya Devnath

We invite you to experience a seamless blend of composed and improvised music, with the pieces drawing from the diverse cultural background that South India is blessed with. Interpreted through the violin, the musicality of these compositions will be brought forth, through the simple and pure magic of melody, rhythm and…

Fri 17 Mar 2017

Voodoo Room

Tribute trio to Jimi Hendrix and Cream.

Fri 4 Nov

£10 / 0113 262 6777

Wildgoose Theatre - Gates Of Gold By Frank Mcguinness

Written in 2002 the play presents a fictional account of the lives of Micheál MacLíammóir and Hilton Edwards, who founded the legendary Gate theatre in Dublin. Here we see them presented as Gabriel and Conrad theatrical and life partners for over 30 years. But now Gabriel is dying and the pair re-evaluate their lives…

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