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Things to do next week

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Leeds

For the 15th year in a row the city centre will be transformed for the breathtaking parade that is Light Night Leeds, with installations and performances exploring the themes of mind, body and spirit from artists around the world.

10-11 Oct, city wide (lightnightleeds.co.uk)

Liverpool

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Les Misérables tours the UK. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, with its magnificent score the musical has become one of the world’s most popular.

9-26 October, Liverpool Empire (atgtickets.com)

Chester

Glyn Maxwell presents a vivid new version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s chilling classic The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

5-19 Oct, Storyhouse (storyhouse.com)

Wakefield

Twelve-piece jazz band Jim Rattigan’s Pavillon headline after the release of their second album, Freedom of Movement. 

11 Oct, Wakefield Jazz (wakefieldjazz.org)

Sheffield

BBC Music Introducing-supported alt-pop five piece Kawala head back on tour following sell-out dates in May. 

9 Oct, Record Junkee (kawalaofficial.com) 

Manchester

People using the Recovery Pathways service in Manchester have created the exhibition Let’s Figure It Out, which includes photography, ceramics, painting, illustration and textiles that embody issues of mental health. 

8-11 Oct, People’s History Museum (phm.org.uk)

Read a blog by one of the artists here.

Dalby

Forest 100: A year in the Life is an exhibition of photography by Tony Bartholomew. With images from eerily lit photos of midnight moth hunters to warm sunsets, this is the first of a three-part outdoor exhibition reflecting a year in the North Yorkshire forest. 

Until 30 Nov, Dalby Forest (forestryengland.uk)

Kendal

The family-friendly Lakes International Comic Art Festival features guest speakers, workshops and exhibitions presenting everything from superheroes and manga to satire and comedy. 

11-13 Oct, Kendal (comicartfestival.com)

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