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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Ursula Wartmann, Murder in your Backyard

Sat 12th Oct '19, 2:00pm

Ursula Maria Wartmann discuss the role of locality in crime fiction. With Frances Brody, Chris Nickson, June Taylor, chaired by Ali Harper.

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Intimate, Open (Part 2)

Sat 5th Oct '19, 12:00pm

Over thirty writers answered the call to write a new piece for LD50. Here they share their work.

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Jazz for Germany: Part 1

Sat 5th Oct '19, 2:45pm

In this finale to the first week of LD50, exhilarating jazz from CJC (Chapel FM Jazz Collective) to celebrate musical connections between the sister cities of Dortmund and Leeds

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: The Florian Singers

Sat 5th Oct '19, 8:00pm

The Florians have been visiting Leeds for over twenty five years. Here they perform songs from their varied repertoire in the splendid surroundings of Leeds Civic Hall.

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Jazz for Germany: Part 2

Sat 5th Oct '19, 2:45pm

In this finale to the first week of LD50, exhilarating jazz from CJC (Chapel FM Jazz Collective) to celebrate musical connections between the sister cities of Dortmund and Leeds

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: The Poetry of Neighbourhood

Fri 4th Oct '19, 6:15pm

Otley poets, led by Sandra Burnett, present a selection of work specially written for LD50

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Stand

Fri 4th Oct '19, 7:30pm

John Whale presents a celebration of the role played by Stand Magazine in introducing Anglophone readers to Continental European poetry in the late 1960s and early 1970s

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Intimate, Open (Part 1)

Fri 4th Oct '19, 8:30pm

Over thirty writers in West Yorkshire answered the call to write a new piece for LD50. Here, in a candle-lit event, they share their work

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: The Downhearted Drayman #2

Fri 4th Oct '19, 4:45pm

What does the statue of The Barrel Man, or Drayman, in Dortmund Square get up to at night? And why is he so sad?

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Old Friends

Fri 4th Oct '19, 4:00pm

There has always been a lively musical dialogue between Leeds and Dortmund.

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage

Fri 4th Oct '19, 5:30pm

Peek into the heads of people who live in Canal Crescent, Leeds, as a strange light glimmers in the abandoned cottage.

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Here

Fri 4th Oct '19, 6:00pm

Students from Forster College, Bradford, present powerful writing on the theme of homes we have left behind and new neighbourhoods we have found.

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: A Dortmund Deli

Thu 3rd Oct '19, 5:00pm

The Deli is a regular words and music programme on East Leeds FM. Here the Deli team collaborate with a writers’ group resident at The Literaturhaus (Dortmund)

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Artful

Thu 3rd Oct '19, 7:00pm

East Street Arts and Leeds City College have been creating collaborative work between Leeds and Dortmund artists. They talk about the work

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: The Subtle Art of Translation

Thu 3rd Oct '19, 7:45pm

On this National Poetry Day, Jacob Blakesley, Academic Fellow in World Literatures, host a discussion with writers and translators about the challenges of translating poetry.

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Write Across Borders (Part 2)

Thu 3rd Oct '19, 8:30pm

Over the last six months, ten writers in Dortmund have paired with ten Leeds writers to translate each other’s specially written work on the theme of Neighbourhood

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Writers in Transit

Wed 2nd Oct '19, 6:45pm

A Live reading from Reise-Gedanken/Road Markings, the book by Peter Spafford and Dortmund poet Ralf Thenior

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Meet the Vets

Wed 2nd Oct '19, 7:30pm

Theatre makers, teachers, choir members, language learners: a great variety of people in West Yorkshire have experienced Leeds/Dortmund projects over the last 50 years.

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Write Across Borders (Part 1)

Wed 2nd Oct '19, 8:30pm

Over the last six months, ten writers in Dortmund have paired with ten Leeds writers to translate each other’s specially written work on the theme of Neighbourhood

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: Love The Words

Tue 1st Oct '19, 7:30pm

This special LTW previews the festival and talks to key players in the Leeds/Dortmund sisterhood of cities.

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Leeds/Dortmund 50: The Downhearted Drayman #1

Mon 30th Sep '19, 1:30pm

The statue of The Barrel Man, or Drayman, stands in Dortmund Square. But why is he feeling sad? And what do the statues of Leeds get up to at night?