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Leeds West Indian Carnival // Fri 22 May 2015 03:20 pm

It's Friday and we're on a 100 day countdown to the fabulous Leeds West Indian Carnival. See you, and thousands of others, on the 31st August for Europe’s longest running Caribbean carnival parade.

Click play to start the summer!

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Mexico // Mon 18 May 2015 12:51 pm

Mexico is a curatorial collective based in Leeds run by artists / curators Simon Boase, James Maxfield and Zoe Sawyer. We develop new platforms for artists to show their work and support the development of new pieces. Here's a little more about the art we produce and the shows we curate.
 

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Abby Dix-Mason // Wed 13 May 2015 03:26 pm

Museums At Night appeals to the same bit of our imagination that wonders what it must be like to be so rich and famous that you get to go to Hamleys after it's closed and explore floor upon floor of games and toys. Fortunately for us you don't need to be rich and famous to enjoy Museums At Night but you will find floors and floors of cool stuff to explore. Events are taking place across the UK from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 May. Here's what we've found in Leeds.

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Lord Whitney // Tue 05 May 2015 11:23 am

Every Tuesday, in the lead up to the British Art Show, the reins for the @BASLeeds Twitter account are handed over for the #TuesdayTakeover. This week it's the turn of Leeds' based creatives Lord Whitney so, if you want to find out more about these outlandish connoissers of make-belive, then read on.
 

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Abby Dix-Mason // Sun 03 May 2015 01:57 pm

In the not so distant future you'll be watching one of those 'That Was The Year That Was' programmes about 2015. As well as getting all nostalgic about Gogglebox, age guessing technology and the Minions movie we'll look back on 2015 as being a glorious year for top nosh. It began a few years ago with the street food revolution ramping up our expectations of food on the move. Soon after, we all popped our pop-up dining cherries and ate our tea in empty shops. Then there was a swift falling head over heels with the glorious dirty burger; all the while maxing out on back-to-back Bake Offs.

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Cat Morgan // Sun 26 Apr 2015 07:53 am

Cat Morgan is a BA (Hons) Fashion student at Leeds College of Art.
 
Through Untitled Streets I want to celebrate age, diversity and style in older women. When I watch or read articles where older women talk about fashion and how they feel the key word they use is ‘invisible’ so I set myself the task of documenting the older fashionistas of Leeds.
 

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Abby Dix-Mason // Fri 24 Apr 2015 09:20 am

Hayward Touring have announced the list of 41 artists that curators Anna Colin and Lydia Yee have selected for British Art Show 8 (BAS8), opening at Leeds Art Gallery in autumn 2015. Many of the artists exhibiting in BAS8 have a strong international presence, reflecting the increasingly globalised networks operating in the art world.

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Abby Dix-Mason // Wed 22 Apr 2015 03:18 pm

In the lead up to British Art Show8 (BAS8) opening at Leeds Art Gallery this autumn a series of publications have been commissioned by Leeds City Council to bring together the past, present and future of contemporary visual art in the city.

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Abby Dix-Mason // Mon 13 Apr 2015 03:53 pm

As Record Store Day inches towards us (April 18th) we're making sure your eyes are on the shiny spinning prize so you're first in the queue on Saturday morning.

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Abby Dix-Mason // Sat 11 Apr 2015 12:04 pm

Horripilation at Outlaws Yacht Club invites you to channel your inner kitsch and meet the lurid gaze of Kim Thompson's B-Movie art. To get you in the mood for the glorious technicolour low budget experience we're sharing a sneak peek of the horrors that await. Cover your eyes if you don't want to see this monstrous, terrifying and freakishly fabulous art work.

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