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Northern Ballet November Newsletter
We did it
Thanks to your vote we've won the Best Arts Project award at the National Lottery Awards 2011. Chief Executive Mark Skipper and Premier Dancer Martha Leebolt accepted the award at a glittering ceremony in London broadcast live on BBC1 on Saturday. We're so proud of our new home shared with Phoenix Dance Theatre and this recognition comes at the end of our exciting first year here.
Sponsor a dancer
We have recently launched our Sponsor a Dancer campaign in response to the decrease in our funding due to government cuts. Please help us to maintain our present company, tours and productions by contributing to this campaign. From as little as £30 per year you can sponsor a dancer of your choice and enjoy benefits including a signed photo and letter from your chosen dancer.
Beauty delights
We're delighted to bring you a gallery of some of the stunning haute-couture inspired costume and make up from Beauty & the Beast. The pictures were taken at our special groups launch event held in our building. If you're interested in bringing a group to one of our performances or to see our new home, and in attending events like this in the future, visit the groups pages of our website for more details.
Ladies networking event 20 December
Are you a lady who likes to network? If so Lady Links is for you. We've teamed up with them to bring you Ballet & Business on 20 December. Get your Christmas celebrations off to a magical start and enjoy Beauty & the Beast whilst networking in style in the elegant surroundings of Leeds Grand Theatre. The latest issue of the Lady Links 'the mag for your bag' is hot off the press and features Martha Leebolt as Beauty on the cover.
Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas?
Look no further as we have it all wrapped up! Tickets to one of our performances are a great gift to look forward to - book now to secure the best seats.
Or why not sponsor a dancer for your loved one, or sign them up to become a Friend of Northern Ballet? Both of these ideas bring enjoyment all year round. We also have a range of merchandise on offer so no matter what your budget there's something for you.
 Sid Taylor & Nick Yates
Towngate
We've teamed up with Towngate Plc. property portfolio and taken over a substantial warehouse in Leeds where, for the first time, we can store all our costumes and our sets, such as the train from A Midsummer Night's Dream, in one place.
Towngate PLC
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This month at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Weive laughs aplenty this November with legendary comedian Richard Digance on Sat 12, our first monthly comedy night from Yorkshire's longest running comedy club The Last Laugh on Thu 24 and stand up meets wicked ukulele tunes on Mon 28 with The Everly Pregnant Brothers. Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion present Cheap Lecture & The Cow Piece on Thu 17 and on Fri 18 Dream of an Egyptian Night is a contemporary Egyptian dance show. Tue 22 and Wed 23 sees Invisible Thread present Plucked, a haunting visual piece of surreal puppetry and, looking forward, on Thu 8 December Northern Ballet Sinfonia Brass Quintet will be performing the best of brass.
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Don't miss The Nutcracker in Bradford this week
Have you booked your tickets for The Nutcracker in Bradford this week? There are still seats available so make sure you grab yourself a last minute treat. Enjoy a preview of the magic now in our brand new video of highlights. You can also catch The Nutcracker in Newcastle and Manchester later this month.
Pippa Moore
60 seconds with Pippa Moore
We caught up with The Nutcracker poster-girl Pippa Moore between her on-stage adventures as Clara to find out more about our Premier Dancer.
The Nutcracker
Bradford Alhambra Theatre
Tue 8 - Sat 12 Nov
01274 432 000
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tue 15 - Sat 19 Nov
08448 11 21 21
Manchester Opera House
Tue 22 - Sat 26 Nov
0844 871 3018
Beauty & the Beast
Leeds Grand Theatre
World Première
Sat 17 - Sat 31 Dec
0844 848 2701
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Thu 15 - Sat 17 Mar 2012
0131 529 6000
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Tue 20 - Sat 24 Mar 2012
0114 249 6000
Hull New Theatre
Tue 27 - Sat 31 Mar 2012
01482 300300
Milton Keynes Theatre
Tue 17 - Sat 21 Apr 2012
0844 871 7652
Mixed Programme
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Thu 9 - Sat 18 Feb 2012
0113 220 8008
Madame Butterfly
Leeds Grand Theatre
Wed 29 Feb - Sat 10 Mar 2012
0844 848 2701
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Festive Harewood
Harewood is looking forward to a magical winter season with a glittering array of events and activities every weekend in November and December and the week leading up to Christmas. With the House dressed for Christmas and Santa snug in his Harewood grotto, join them for all things traditional with festive food, music and glorious wintry walks to work off those mince pies. And don't forget the penguins! Whether you're looking for a magical family day out, or just finding somewhere to get into the festive spirit - Harewood has it all this winter.
Northern Ballet
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Bill Cooper and Jason Tozer.
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