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Things to do next week

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Manchester

Following his acclaimed Netflix specials, India’s top comic Vir Das presents Loved, exploring what it takes to love in a world of friends, partners, parents, God, fellow man and iPhones.

16 Nov, Home (homemcr.org) 

Leeds

Slow Painting is an exhibition of 19 artists connected by the concept of time. The exhibition offers a counterbalance to the current proliferation of arts shows and the sped-up process of making and viewing art for a digital world.

Until 12 Jan, Leeds Art Gallery (museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk)

Bury

European and British Blues Awards nominees the Starlite Campbell Band play a special homecoming concert featuring Josh Phillips of Procol Harum on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer electric piano.

15 Nov, The Met (starlite-campbell.com)

Lancaster

Welsh Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet pushes the boundaries of classical ballet as it fuses Sergei Prokofiev’s score with extraordinary video projections and dramatic choreography, courtesy of award-winning choreographer Darius James OBE.

16 Nov, The Dukes (dukes-lancaster.org) 

Liverpool

Picture This showcases three new plays from Liverpool-based writers. Each play is inspired by art and explores family life and relationships, ranging from the romantic to the dysfunctional.

14-16 Nov, Hope Street Theatre (hopestreettheatre.com)

Manchester

Starring the dulcet tones and theatrical talents of up and coming musical star Michaela Bennison, Lady of Jazz is a new musical featuring original music and classic standards to tell the story of Honey, who is living a dangerous lie in the 1920s American South.

11-13 Nov, Hope Mill Theatre (hopemilltheatre.co.uk) 

Leeds

Tipped by everyone from Taylor Swift to Florence Welch, Lost Without You singer Freya Ridings performs tracks from her self-titled debut album.

16 Nov, 02 Academy (gigsandtours.com) 

Wirral

Calum Stewart, a uilleann pipes player from Garmouth in Scotland, and winner of the Scottish Traditional Instrumentalist of the Year, performs his traditional music with a contemporary twist. 

17 Nov, West Kirby Arts Centre (calum-stewart.com)

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