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6 Bedside Table Books for 2019

Betwixtmas is over, New Year has come and gone and we’re all finally running out of Christmas chocolate. As we muddle our way through the first week back at work, it’s comforting to know that there’s a pile of delicious books waiting for us by the bed, to sink into the moment we get home. So, if you need a little reading list inspiration for 2019, here are some of our favourites to get you started…

7 Binge-worthy Shows to Watch this Winter

Hibernation period is upon us! If the darker evenings don’t coincide with a significant increase in sofa time, are you really doing winter? SO, instead of feeling guilty that you missed the gym again or fretting about your extortionate heating bill, put the kettle on, grab a blanket and settle down with one of our least problematic faves…

#PodcastPick – Griefcast: Episode 63

This week’s #PodcastPick is episode 63 of Cariad Lloyd’s Griefcast! For a little context about the show, it’s not as sad as it sounds. A comedian herself, Cariad presents the podcast with her usual quick and whimsical wit. She approaches these discussions of grief with both kindness and curiosity; her interest in the emotion stemming from the death of her father when she was 15.

#PodcastPick - The Adam Buxton Podcast: Episode 85

Ever since podcasts burst onto the popular culture scene, we’ve been avid audio consumers. To help our fellow podcats stay in the loop, we’ll be recommending a specific episode that we’ve loved every fortnight. This week, we returned to an old favourite, The Adam Buxton Podcast, for a slightly surprising episode with author and journalist, Michael Scott Moore…

Future Bodies: "Stop Being Normal"

The latest explosive collaboration from Unlimited theatre and, feminist favourites, RashDash, brings us into the realm of artistic sci-fi. A montage of two-person sketches explores the human relationship with the machine from a scattergun of different angles. Ultimately, Future Bodies becomes a question of the human relationship with our own corporeal being.

Chicago: The Female Lament behind the Vaudeville

There’s something alluring about the irreverent way female jazz performances reclaim feminine sexuality and play a part in the subversive culture of jazz and metropolitan life. Chicago is a musical that tells women’s stories predominantly through performances by female characters, so it should feel like an empowering romp from one of the raciest decades of American history.

Find Your People at these 7 Inclusive Spaces in Leeds

Perhaps you’ve recently moved to Leeds, or are about to join the hordes of students descending in September… or maybe you’ve actually lived here for ages but simply haven’t found the folk that really float your boat. Either way, it can be intimidating to feel like an outsider in a big city. Whatever your kinks and quirks, Leeds is teeming with open-minded, friendly people… you just need to know where to look. Check out this list of Leeds venues and collectives and you’ll soon find yourself spoilt for choice of things to do and people to see.