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10 great things to do in Leeds this week

Written by
Rob Martin

New films, Iranian comedy, Shakespearian ballet and taking your Mum out... It's the week in Leeds.

Henry Moore: Back to a Land
, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, until Sun Sep 6, free
Moore's fascination with landscape is celebrated in this new exhibition in the outdoor spaces of the park of which he was a

Uncle Vanya, West Yorkshire Playhouse, until Sat Mar 21, £12-£28
Well worth checking out this version of Chekov's comedy drama masterpiece at WYP, in a production that brings out some of the play's humour.

The Unthanks, Leeds Irish Centre, Tue Mar 10, £18
Making folk even cooler than it had become already, the family led band bring their beautifully haunting melancholic sound to the glorious Irish Centre. There won't be a mosh pit...

Romeo and Juliet, Leeds Grand, Tue Mar 10 - Thu Mar 12, £10-£45 
The star crossed lovers get the full Northern Ballet treatment in this lavish and beautiful production from this fantastic company, complete with Prokofiev's brilliant score.

Omid Djalili, Leeds Town Hall, Thu Mar 12, £23
Iranian Djalili used to begin his set adopting an accent of vague Middle Eastern origin, then reveal his rather luvey, well-spoken English accent. It was a simple but lovely poke at people's perceptions. Sadly he can't really do that gag anymore, what with his many telly appearances, but judging by the title of his latest tour, 'Iranalamadingdong', his heritage will still be on the set list.

Affordable Vintage Fair, Corn Exchange, Sat Mar 14
Tons of stalls selling tons of retro goodies in one of the most stunning settings in the city.

Medicine & History Lecture Series, Thackray Medical Museum, Sat Mar 14, £16
Once a month the museum hosts its ever-popular lectures covering diverse subjects from across medicine. Insightful and entertaining, the series is a fantastic opportunity to hear from eminent speakers from a variety of fields.

Seminar: Unusual and Obscure Objects and Armour, Royal Armouries, Sat Mar 14, £30 
Learn about some of the more random items in the Armouries’ collections in this seminar hosted by Mark Murray-Flutter, senior firearms curator and analyst.

Suite Francaise
Romance between a young French girl and a German soldier in WW2 occupied France. It doesn't sound like a smooth ride... The film adaptation of the popular novel sees great performances from stars Michelle Williams and Kristen Scott Thomas.

Mother's Day, Sun Mar 15
Take your Mum out. Our Restaurants in Leeds guide should be of some help...

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