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Overshare: the dark comedy that’s getting people talking about mental health

There’s a certain, special type of cringe that happens when you’re talking to someone and halfway through the conversation – you shudder. Why?

You’ve just overshared. Whether it’s too much information that’s been blurted or you’ve gotten a little too personal, feeling that familiar lurch might be a sensation you’d want to forget fast.

But one Leeds Theatre Group is basing a whole production on it.

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Raum at Leeds Central Library

Tucked away in Room 700 in the Arts section of Leeds Library, the history of Leeds decks the walls in a flurry of bright, neon screen prints. From women wanting parity at the beginning of the 1900s to Madonna and Michael Jackson gracing Roundhay Park in the late 1980s, the exhibition covers everything historical, political and cultural – as long as it happened in the city.

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Elderly and ‘Out’ in Leeds

The Leeds LGBT Community is a wide, diverse, inclusive and varied crowd that has been here for decades – and probably even longer. From the first official Gay Men’s group founded in 1981, the past thirty years have seen serious social change and a more accepting public climate for LGBT people to thrive in.

Leeds itself has built up an identity of its own, which can be seen when you travel down to Lower Briggate and catch a glimpse of the iconic “Rainbow Bridge” which sits on top of the bars, clubs and socials that make up the ‘Freedom Quarter’.

Leeds Pride, which is Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of lesbian, gay, trans and bisexual lives is still going strong, with 2017 being its eleventh year running.

However, one section of LGBT community (which is in fact one of the largest) often goes unnoticed – the older generation.

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What's on

in Leeds today

  • 25 May 2017 7:30pm

    Aoife O’Donovan

    Aoife O’Donovan’s sophomore album, “In the Magic Hour” — produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case) and out Jan….

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  • 21 May 2017 - 25 May 2017

    Spaceship

    When teenage cyber-goth Lucidia disappears in an apparent alien abduction, her father Gabriel is forced to confront her strange outsider friends and meets Tegan,…

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  • 25 May 2017 7:30pm

    Heaters

    The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based band got their start in 2014 – a year which saw the band make some tremendous…

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  • 20 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017

    Mini Maestros

    Join Mini Maestros for creative, fun music classes at the museum.Each week will explore a different theme relating to the…

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  • 25 May 2017 8:30pm

    Wired Up & Scary – Premiere + Q&A with Terrorvision

    Join us for the world premiere of the new Terrorvision documentary/road movie Wired Up And Scary. In addition to seeing…

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  • 25 May 2017 7pm

    NT Live Presents: Obsession – Encore

    Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast from the…

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  • 25 May 2017 6pm - 7pm

    Listen to Leeds

    An interactive performance event that delves into first hand experiences from the younger and older generations across Leeds. A combination…

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What To See and Do

Fred Aldous

We are an arts, crafts and gift retailer that has been trading since 1886. Our family run, independent business has…

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Family Friendly

Jumbo Records

Jumbo Records is a long-established independent record shop in Leeds city centre. They stock vinyl and CD for musical genres…

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Village Bookstore

Village is a book shop and gallery offering a curated selection of art, design, photography and lifestyle books and magazines,…

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Hyde Park Picture House

When it comes to showcasing the most diverse and unique in the film world, it has to be Hyde Park Picture House.

From silver screen blockbusters, to some of the best independent films, we love hunkering down in their red velvet seats,popcorn in hand, ready to lose ourselves for an hour or two.

Where To Stay

Village Urban Resort Leeds South

Located within easy reach of the city centre, and beautiful countryside, our hotel in Leeds provides the best of both…

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Roomzzz Leeds City West – Aparthotel

109 superb apartments individually designed to provide you with everything you need to relax, in complete comfort. Go for one of…

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Jurys Inn Leeds

Based at Brewery Wharf, Jurys Inn Leeds is ideally located in the city centre and just a short 8 minute walk from…

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Independent Offerings

Nextone Leather

NextOne Leather Quality Leather Jackets Welcome to Nextone Leather. This site is dedicated to unique styles of jackets and excellent…

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Doc Barnet

Doc Barnet is the leading men’s barbershop situated in the most prestigious shopping areas in the UK. Doc Barnet is…

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The End

A stylish modern barbers producing quality cuts for all who enter. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere clients can play…

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