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Sue Barker Live: Calling the Shots

Spend an unforgettable evening with tennis and broadcasting legend Sue Barker as she shares the remarkable story of her life and career. From her former tennis career as Britain’s No. 1 player and world No. 3, to her four decades on camera as an award-winning broadcaster, this event will celebrate publication of her all in, once-only autobiography – Calling the Shots.

What's Left of me is Yours Author event with Stephanie Scott

We are delighted to be hosting this event with Stephanie Scott -one of The Guardian’s 10 Best Debut Novelists 2020 - who will be talking about her psychological thriller What’s Left of Me Is Yours. An enthralling tale set in modern-day Tokyo and inspired by true events, What’s Left of Me Is Yours follows a young woman’s search for the truth about her mother’s life—and her murder.

An Evening With Baroness Floella Benjamin

£25 including a copy of new autobiography "What Are You Doing Here?"

Doors 6.30pm. Show 7.30pm.

Floella Benjamin was the little girl from the Caribbean who became a British household name, and along the way received some of the highest accolades around – including a BAFTA Special Lifetime Achievement Award and a Damehood – and became a Peer in the House of Lords. A natural storyteller, What Are You Doing Here? is her incredibly moving and honest account of her remarkable life and her refusal to be defined by others.

ALL PAUL

T.Monterisi exhibits a collection of painted Pauls and prints as ALL PAUL comes to Left Bank Leeds. Join us for a Q&A and performance after viewing the exhibition.

Burmantofts Tiles, Terracotta and Faience 1880 -1940: Heritage Open Day Talk

An exploration of the innovative ceramic building materials developed by the Leeds firm Burmantofts between 1880 and 1940 and how they transformed the architectural landscape of Leeds.

This talk is part of the Heritage Open Day 2022 'Astounding Innovations' Festival.

Free but booking required at www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Smeaton of Austhorpe - Heritage Open Day Talk

The story of a local Leeds man who had a powerful influence at the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, and is regarded as the Father of Civil Engineering. Although most famous for building the Eddystone lighthouse, the talk covers many other aspects of his engineering works, and his life at Austhorpe from where he ran his business for over 30 years.

This talk is part of the Heritage Open Day 2022 'Astounding Inventions' festival.

Inventing The Future - Heritage Open Day talk

What do a chocolate bar & a vacuum cleaner have in common? Can the electric chair be good for your health? How does the patent system work? Join former Patents Librarian, Ged Doonan, to discover the stories behind significant and strange inventions through history - from Dolly the Sheep to the humble ring-pull - and the part Leeds Libraries have played in the world of patents.

This talk is part of the Heritage Open Day 'Astounding Inventions' festival.

In Conversation with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Join Suhaiymah for a reading and conversation about her brilliant collection, Postcolonial Banter, her new book, Tangled in Terror, and the discussions surrounding islamophobia, ignorance and their roots in society.

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a writer, poet and educator disrupting understandings of history, race, knowledge and violence. She works to equip herself and others with the tools and faith to resist the unliveable conditions we find ourselves in, and work towards another reality.