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A new production of Verdi’s Aida is directed by Annabel Arden and conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong. It features Italian-Colombian soprano Alexandra Zabala in the title role.

1 May, Leeds Town Hall (


Nordic by Nature: Modern Design and Prints is a new British Museum touring exhibition exploring how nature and landscape are at the heart of Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian art and design.

4 May-28 July, Weston Park Museum (


A play about forgiveness, love, self-preservation and discovering who we really are, The Edit follows a former couple in real time as they examine what went wrong in their relationship and whether they could – or should – take another chance on each other.

1-2 May, Stephen Joseph Theatre (


Sound City, the independent festival for emerging music, features Loyle Carner, Mabel, Shame, The Magic Gang, Louis Berry, Blaenavon, Confidence Man, The Tea Street Band, King No-One, Kara Marni, Clean Cut Kid, Soak and many more.

3-5 May, Baltic Triangle (


One album, two men and many instruments – the multi-award winning hit show Tubular Bells For Two finds Daniel Holdsworth and Tom Bamford reproduce Mike Oldfield’s classic Tubular Bells album live.

29 April, RNCM (


Sam Sweeney performs The Unfinished Violin, a concert inspired by his violin*, carved but never finished by Richard Howard in 1915. 

2 May, The Met ( 


The Yorkshire Vet, aka Julian Norton, hosts An Evening With, in which he shares sad, funny and heart-warming anecdotes from his career in North Yorkshire. 

2 May, The Studio ( 


Jessica Lee Morgan, daughter of Welsh singer Mary Hopkin and legendary American-Italian producer Tony Visconti, performs a selection of her own songs, her mother’s songs and a number of David Bowie songs her father produced, at a free entry gig with support from Carys Crow. 

5 May, Black Hat (

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