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My Generation: Leeds New Modernists

My Generation: Leeds New Modernists
Written by Casey Orr  05/12/2016

For the past forty years, every new generational sub-culture has looked back to discover the art, style and culture of the 1960s and '70s, appropriating and incorporating the music and style of those decades into a modern experience. Leeds, along with the rest of Britain, has its club nights, bands, record stores and clothes shops dedicated to the music and fashion of the beats, the mods, the skins and the punks. The young people of 'The Z Generation', photographed here, are rummaging through the archives, but with the added desire for the technologies those decades utilised.'My Generation – Leeds New...

The Pursuit Of Normality

The Pursuit Of Normality
Written by Sian Carry  27/10/2016

The Pursuit of Normality is the third feature-length film from award-winning Leeds based Writer / Director Gage Oxley. Shot over the course of an intense month-long production and featuring the gorgeous backdrop of Leeds, The Pursuit of Normality tackles important issues of sexuality and identity. The film tells the story of William Baxter, a 17-year-old aspiring writer who lands a cutthroat internship at a prestigious publishing house. With the promise of a full-time placement for the most impressive novel, Will faces fierce competition against his rival interns. While pushing the boundaries of morality as...

‘A Snapshot of Leeds’ Music Video to Screen at Leeds Film Festival

‘A Snapshot of Leeds’ Music Video to Screen at Leeds Film Festival
Written by Spencer Bayles  26/10/2016

Earlier this year, Navigation Day, a studio-based music duo featuring myself and my buddy Tim Hann, released an EP called Mid-Decade Blue. A set of songs outlining a few choice existential doubts, it was led by a song called ‘Town’, a series of lyrical snapshots about the constantly changing face of the modern metropolis and, essentially, how it’s sometimes hard to find a place within it.The genesis of the song had come from driving to work through Kirkstall every morning and watching as the tired old BHS building – a curious landmark from my long-departed student days - was demolished...

Red Bull Music Academy Tour in Leeds

Red Bull Music Academy Tour in Leeds
Written by Red Bull Music Academy  19/10/2016

It’s been a long time coming, but finally and with great pride, the RBMA Tour is debuting in Leeds over the weekend of 27th – 30th October across the city in some of its most iconic locations, from the Hyde Park Picture House to Lambert’s Yard, through to the Globe Road Car Park, Canal Mills and Wire.The Tour is recognising the city’s status as a focal point of musical culture for the UK. This is incredible news, with RBMA bringing some ground-breaking talent to the city, taking in a vibrant and edifying mixture of club shows, exhibitions, workshops, film, lectures...

Typesetting Leeds Needs Your Type

Typesetting Leeds Needs Your Type
Written by Colours May Vary  14/10/2016

We welcome you to be a part of Typesetting Leeds: a website that invites you to upload found images of typography in the Leeds area. The site, with your help, will become an archive of type from across the city and will grow into a valuable resource for future projects. What do we mean by typography? If you visit the site you can see that submissions range from hand written signs to posters, shop front signage to carved lettering. Image: Abby Dix-MasonThe important thing is that you took the image or own the copyright to the photograph (it could be an old image taken by a...

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