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Opera North o ns its fairyt e season with Rimsky-Korsakov’s
Rus n tale about the war and loving Snow Maid n w has a heart ma f e. It is the first ti e company has st e is colourful, fol n ired opera. Using v eo imagery it blend d contrasts the wo ld of rea ty and fantasy s th maiden long to experience huma love but risks melting her hear
The Snow M en runs at Leeds
(0844 8482700, leedsgrandtheatre. com) from Jan 21.
A science fiction comedy film called Absolutely Anything, which miraculously managed to re-unite (in voice only) the surviving Monty Python team.
Made in Hull, the opening event for Hull City of Culture. Impressive isn’t the word. It was extremely moving, but it also lifted the spirits.
Game of Thrones. It looks incredible, the casting is perfect, and it goes far beyond anything else in the genre. I’ve also read, and loved, all the books on which it is based.
As well as the permanent collection, until February 28 the Brynmor Jones Library is home to the British Museum touring exhibition Lines of Thought.