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Big Band or Choir - take your pick!

Big Band or Choir - take your pick!
Written by Chapel Allerton Arts Festival  29/07/2016

Chapel Allerton Arts Festival is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Big Band and the Community Choir as their community involvement projects at this year’s Festival in 2016. These will run alongside the main festival and will enable local aspiring choristers and musicians to practice and participate in live events at this year’s festival.Join the Chapel Allerton Community Big Band 2016! Would you like to play at this year’s Chapel Allerton Festival? Big band leader performer and arranger Dave Evans wants to create a brand new community band – the first ever for Chapel Allerton Festival! Dave’s idea is...

Casey Orr: Portraits of Anarchists

Casey Orr: Portraits of Anarchists
Written by Casey Orr  14/07/2016

My portrait series Portraits of Anarchists from 1996 is being shown at The Chemic Tavern in Leeds as part of Jimmy Cauty’s Aftermath Dislocation Principle; a post-riot diarama of a city that was shown at Banksy’s Dismaland last summer. This is new edit of the original series of Portraits of Anarchists. This work has never been digitized and consequently much of it hasn’t been seen for 20 years. Many of the people photographed aren’t with us anymore and many others have continued to organize, be active in social movements, make art and work collectively. TUPPY OWENS, WRITER, THERAPIST, CAMPAIGNER, LONDON, UKI’m updating...

Real Ale Phone App Celebrates Leeds Pubs

Real Ale Phone App Celebrates Leeds Pubs
Written by Louise Atkinson  30/06/2016

Real Ale phone app celebrates Leeds culture and pubs Last week we went out with members of Leeds CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) to give them a sneak peak of the Digital Ale Trail Challenge at work, and see what they thought of it. This is the last in a long line of “beta tests” for the mobile application, and we were having a blast. Released on 1st July, the Digital Ale Trail Challenge is a free mobile app designed to take real ale enthusiasts (or anyone else with a penchant for beer and/or trivia) on a jaunt through some of...

Welcome to Leeds Print Workshop

Welcome to Leeds Print Workshop
Written by Leeds Print Workshop  21/06/2016

Leeds Print Workshop, a new hub for printmaking in the centre of Leeds, will be opening its doors this summer. The workshop will be a co-operative, membership-based printmaking studio, open to all those with an interest in print. Members will come to the space to do screen printing, intaglio, linocut, bookbinding and other print techniques in a friendly, well-equipped workshop. We are currently in the process of preparing the space and gathering support and hope to be open by the end of summer this year.Our founding committee is made up of fine artists, teachers, graphic designers, illustrators and others all with...

Una Comics: On Sanity

Una Comics: On Sanity
Written by Una  20/06/2016

My new comic book, On Sanity: One day in two lives,  is a rather special one. Not only because it has given me a chance to improve on a zine I made in 2008 but because, well… how many artists get to make a work with their mum?  When I got interested in drawing cartoons about life, one of the first drawings I made was a sequence about being stuck in a tunnel with both ends blocked and deciding to escape through the ceiling. This was based on a description I'd read of what it was like to develop a psychosis. At...

"art is meant to make you feel something"

Written by Rebecca Mbuyi / Leeds Young Authors  07/06/2016

Rebecca is a part of the team from Leeds Young Authors (LYA) that is preparing to represent Leeds in July at the Brave New Voices (BNV) International Youth Poetry Festival in Washington DC.“I write to live another lifeTo express the passion my heart holds dearTo give ‘the voices’ in my head a voice for others to hearI write to abuse the freedom of the classic pen and paper comboI write because every page and chapter in my book means something"My name is Rebecca Mbuyi and I am 17 years old. Personally, I have always struggled with articulating my thoughts and...

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About Leeds Inspired

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Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

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Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

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