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What shall we do today? Look no further than our top ten things to do in Leeds this week

Written by
Rob Martin

From some great music to clothes by the kilo, plus a trip to Slack Bottom... It's your week in Leeds.

Olly Murs
, First Direct Arena, Mon Apr 20, from £29.50
Question. In which year did Olly Murs win the X Factor? Fancy having a guess? Was it 2008? 2009 or 2010? Not sure? Well, it was none of them. Our Olly was the runner up to Joe McElderry in 2009... We imagine Olly is enjoying playing arenas a much as the audience enjoys seeing him. Coming first isn't isn't always a sure fire route to success.
Brewing Performance, The Tetley, Wed Apr 22, free
Feeling creative? Join an impressive line up for this, the third Brewing Performance at The Tetley, in which performance, art and conversation combine.

Ben Howard, First Direct Arena, Thu Apr 23, from £27.50
With his second album, 'I Forget Where We Were' making its debut at number 1 in the UK, the singer songwriter steps up a notch with this arena tour.

Henry Moore - Back to the Land, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, on now, free 
This major exhibition exploring the artist's relationship with the land at the YSP's delightful outdoor spaces is well worth making the most of the good weather for.

Vintage Kilo Sale, Arts @ Trinity, Sat Apr 25, £3 / £1.50 
Fancy picking your clothes out and paying for them buy weight? Buy vintage clothing at £15 per kilo, making it about 3 or 4 pieces a throw. Now that's a bargain!

Fresh 2015, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Sat Apr 25, £8
For the fifth year, and as part of U.Dance, this event showcases the best dancing talent from across the country for young people aged between 11 and 19, making it a great opportunity to see some exciting dance and some future dance stars.

Talking Pictures, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Sat Apr 25, free
Take people from a painting and, with the help of professional Mary Cooper, develop them into fully rounded characters for a radio drama. An exciting series of workshops for aspiring writers.

Kate Rusby, City Varieties Music Hall, Sun Apr 26, £21
Yorkshire's queen of folk couldn't have a more lovely place to sing than this beautiful old music hall and, even though the performance is currently sold out, it might well be worth keeping an eye out for tickets released closer to the date, as Kate's worth the effort.

Have a childish snigger
Here's a tour you could do that's a step outside the usual cultural or historical landmarks. Take a look at our list of the rudest street names in Leeds and, if you're stuck for something to do , go take a selfie under Tickle Cock Bridge.

Take afternoon tea
Fancy a nice scone (do you say it as 'bone' or 'gone'?) and little sandwiches with the crusts off? Afternoon teas have come a long way, and here are some of the best in Leeds.

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