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Trailer: The Darkest Corners

Trailer: The Darkest Corners
Written by Transform 17  11/04/2017

Physical theatre company RashDash present a powerful new show confronting violence against women, performed outdoors on the streets of Leeds. Inspired by the city’s radical, activist history, this cabaret rally features live music, vivid physicality, and stories of resistance from around the world. The Darkest Corners is a communal celebration, a visceral reclamation of the city, a fearsome and triumphant outcry into the night. For full info & how to book visit -transformfestival.org/events/darkest-corners/The Darkest Corners is presented as part of Transform 17, a festival of bold, local & international theatre....

Guerrilla: just let go and dance!

Guerrilla: just let go and dance!
Written by Transform 17  13/03/2017

When you’re handed a pair of ear plugs as you enter the theatre, you know you’re in for something a little bit different, and this is exactly what happened to me a couple of weeks ago as I sat down to watch Guerrilla by Spanish theatre company El Conde de Torrefiel at Glasgow’s Tramway, part of contemporary performance festival Take Me Somewhere.Guerrilla is a dark comedy about the awakening of awareness. The action is made up of three parts; a conference, a Thai-Chi class and a rave and features a group of local participants on stage. Set in a dystopian...

Leeds Inspired Is Five!

Leeds Inspired Is Five!
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  08/03/2017

This week the Leeds Inspired website is five years old. Since 2012 we've worked with a brilliant community of event organisers who have uploaded thousands of event listings (19,526 and counting) to help us create a website that supports everyone from the big organisations through to individual artists, pop-ups and one off events. The site has grown so much that we now share our event listings with other websites across the city including Visit Leeds, Leeds Wecome, Welcome To Leeds, Southbank Leeds, The City Dashboard and Data Mill North. So if you've ever...

Fiesta Bombarda bring Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti to Leeds

Fiesta Bombarda bring Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti to Leeds
Written by esmedavies  13/02/2017

Ok everyone, clear your diaries, because Fiesta Bombarda is coming to town. And if that wasn’t enough, they’re bringing to Leeds a man who can only be described as an Afrobeat legend, a man who has kept the flame of his father’s passion burning bright. Thats right, Seun Kuti, ladies and gentleman, along with his band Egypt 80.On Tuesday 21st March, the stunning venue Church will be transformed into a into vibrant carnival utopia, as Seun, one of the true modern leaders of the Afrobeat genre joins Fiesta Bombarda with his high energy live show, performing his father's back catalogue...

Leeds Inspired Filmmaker Opportunity

Leeds Inspired Filmmaker Opportunity
Written by Jane Earnshaw  26/01/2017

Leeds Inspired is seeking to engage a filmmaker to document our current Leeds Inspired Commision - I'm Carnival Happy. If you are a filmmaker who would like to apply then the details can be found in the PDF below.Film Brief - I'm Carnival HappyWe have commissioned 4 carnival artists to create new striking and original headpieces to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Leeds West Indian Carnival. The headpieces will be used in a citywide portrait photography project in the spring and early summer of 2017. We would like to produce a shortfilm to document this project.The deadline for this opportunity...

Leeds Inspired Photographer Opportunities

Leeds Inspired Photographer Opportunities
Written by Jane Earnshaw  12/01/2017

Leeds Inspired is seeking to engage a number of professional photographers for two separate pieces of work in 2017.Photographer Brief - I'm Carnival HappyTo capture 500 portraits of Leeds residents wearing specially commissioned carnival headpieces, through a series of pop-up portrait studios visiting communuity groups, businesses, public events and shopping centres.Photographer Brief - Leeds Inspired Website To produce a bank of images for the Leeds Inspired website that can be used to represent the different artforms, activities and places that feature on leedsinspired.co.uk Full details of both of these opportunities can be found in the job briefs below.The deadline for both...

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About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and projects in Leeds. Since April 2012 we…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

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