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Marc Almond to perform at Leeds Town Hall

Marc Almond will perform at Leeds Town Hall as part of his new UK tour.

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He'll be appearing at the venue on Friday 24 April, following the release of his new record, The Velvet Trail.

Almond, who released a four track EP in 2014 with collaborations including Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) and Carl Barat (The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things), will perform a mix of old and new material.

The singer and songwriter lived in Harrogate and Leeds during an unsettled upbringing. It was at Leeds Poly that he met David Ball and together they formed the internationally successful 'electro duo' Soft Cell in 1979.

BAFTA nomination for Keith Lemon

Leeds man Leigh Francis, known for his screen name Keith Lemon has been nominated for a BAFTA award.

The 41-year-old, originally from Beeston, has been nominated in the Entertainment Performance category for his ITV2 show Celebrity Juice.

Doncaster actress Sheridan Smith has also been nominated. The awards ceremony takes place in London next month.

Sheridan Smith nominated for BAFTA

Lincolnshire actress Sheridan Smith has been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award.

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The 33-year-old will compete has been nominated in the Leading Actress category for her performance in the Cilla Black biopic, Cilla.

Smith will be competing against Georgina Campbell (Murdered by My Boyfriend), Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) and Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) for the coveted prize.

This year’s ceremony will be held at the Theatre Royal in London on 10 May.

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