31st May 2015 @ 11:00 am – 10:30 pm



Join us at the Holbeck Underground Ballroom for a packed day of ‘£ Pay What You Decide’ workshops and performances.

Sunday 31 May is a day of performance, film,  lecture and food from Myra Dubois, Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Russell Hall & Roger Curzon, Freddie Brook and Manjit’s Kitchen. And because it’s the How To… Festival  you can learn new skills in £paywhatyoudecide creative workshops though out the day; learn how to make the entertainment and the food. No experience necessary!

At 11.00am, Manjit’s Kitchen lead a workshop where she demonstrates how to cook delicious vegetarian Indian dishes and curries, and you can then have a go at creating them yourselves – all ingredients and equipment are provided for you.

At 2.15 Freddie Brook teaches you How To…Simply Amaze Your Friends in this workshop that focuses on the performativity of magic and how to incorporate your own style into the tricks that you do. No previous experience necessary, just the desire to join in!

At 3:30pm discover Magical Inventions and Magickal Tales with Sheffield Circle of Magician members Russell J Hall and Roger Curzon. In this interactive activity, Russell leads the first half with an illustrated exploration of the curious history of magical invention, followed by Roger who will weave strange, magickal tales around the bizarre curios and artefacts discovered in his late, unlamented Uncle Albert’s suitcase.

Then at 5:00pm Professor Vanessa Toulmin takes you on a filmic tour of Edwardian Leeds with live piano accompaniment presenting pioneering films of showmen Mitchell & Kenyon in Leeds. (book here)

We’ll break for dinner at 6pm – Enjoy delicious food from Manjit’s Kitchen and refreshments from the HUB’s £1 bar with free tea and coffee (with live music from Bianca Gerald) before rounding off the day with a hilarious performance for grown ups from Myra Dubois – Auntie Myra’s Fun Show is at 7:30pm.

Of course, we dont want you to feel that you have to do everything – its absolutely fine to pick and choose!

Funded by the Inner South Community Committee

There is a very limited capacity for all Festival workshops and performances so to reserve a ticket please email with the number of places you wish to book for each event and a contact telephone number.


11:00 Cooking with Manjit SOLD OUT 

2.15  How To… Simply Amaze Your Friends  SOLD OUT

3:30 Magical Inventions and Magickal Tales LAST SPACES REMAINING

5:00 Mitchell & Kenyon in Leeds

6:00 Dinner and Live Music from Bianca Gerald

7:30 Auntie Myra’s Fun Show




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