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Things to do next week

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Leeds

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 (operanorth.co.uk)

Sheffield

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 (museums-sheffield.org.uk)

Scarborough

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 (sjt.uk.com)

Liverpool

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 (soundcity.uk.com)

Manchester

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 (tubularbellsfortwo.com)

Bury

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 (themet.org.uk) 

Bradford

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 (bradford-theatres.co.uk) 

Ilkley

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 (blackhatilkley.co.uk)

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