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Things to do next week

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Bury

Theatre company Art With Heart’s Declaration is a humorous autobiographical  play written by and starring Sarah Emmott, about her quest to get a diagnosis for her ADHD in her thirties. Features music and dancing.*

24 Oct, The Met (themet.org.uk) and touring

Read a blog by Sarah Emmott here 

Blackpool

A Year in the Life of Mike’s Bench is an exhibition celebrating Lancashire photographer Mike Foster, who died of cancer last year. Foster’s partner, journalist Elizabeth Gomm (pictured), invited passers-by to send photos of themselves sat on his memorial park bench, which are displayed in the park’s visitor centre. 

Until 24 Oct, Stanley Park (friendsofstanleypark.org.uk)

Manchester

Putting it Together is a revue celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s career in musical theatre and featuring more than 30 numbers from some of the Broadway composer’s most memorable and best-loved shows.

24 Oct-24 Nov, Hope Mill Theatre (hopemilltheatre.co.uk)

Leeds

Airplays is a series of plays from Yorkshire-based writers commissioned from an open call-out to write new 15-minute works on the theme of migration. They are being performed alongside a Leeds College of Music house band and are directed by Kash Arshad.

23-27 Oct, Leeds College of Music (leedsplayhouse.org.uk)

Lancaster

Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman showcases the magic of human cyclical renewal to uncover the last unmentionable taboo of menstruation in a genre-bending contemporary performance.*

26 Oct, Nuffield Theatre (lancasterarts.org)

Read a blog by Marisa Carnesky here

Stoke

Doncaster’s The Blinders tour their Brave New World album with support from garage rock three piece Calva Louise. 

22 Oct, Sugarmill (theblinders.tmstor.es)

Wakefield

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture exhibition presents work by the five artists – Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Magali Reus, Phillip Lai and Cerith Wyn Evans – shortlisted for the second iteration of the prize. 

26 Oct-20 Jan, Hepworth Wakefield (hepworthwakefield.org)

Salford

Award-winning children’s story How To Hide A Lion has been adapted and directed by Peter Glanville. The magical play features puppets and lively music by acclaimed jazz and cabaret artist Barb Jungr.

25-28 Oct, The Lowry (thelowry.com)

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