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Leeds Inspired: Call For Artists

Leeds Inspired: Call For Artists
Written by Leeds Inspired  14/12/2017

Here at Leeds Inspired we love a nice bit of print, our office walls are plastered with event posters, postcards and screenprints.Three years ago we commissioned four artists to respond to our strapline ‘See What’s Out There and in 2016 we teamed up with Leeds Film to commission a set of 30th Anniversary posters for Leeds International Film Festival.Our 2018 artists commission is Leeds Inspired White Rabbits! Saying White Rabbits when you wake on the first day of a new month is a tradition that's guaranteed to bring good luck for the rest of the month. It's a tricky thing for...

Toybox On Tour

Toybox On Tour
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  12/12/2017

It's been a great year of making and playing for Playful Leeds Toybox. The project has given hundreds of unwanted toys a new lease of life and has lots of new adventures planned for 2018. Take a look at this short film to find out more. ...

Leeds Enterprise: showcasing Leeds' independent scene

Leeds Enterprise: showcasing Leeds' independent scene
Written by Lily Ackroyd-Willoughby  25/04/2017

Impatience is good. It creates the biggest events, drives the best businesses, and inspires the most creative projects.Leeds is a city of start-ups. From the abundance of recently established cafés, venues and artist-led spaces to pop-up restaurants, city-wide food festivals and digital innovators, the entrepreneurial spirit in the city is very much alive.It’s a place where the go-getters, the creative types and those with big ideas do well, and the community of independent businesses is strong. Working for yourself is increasingly seen as an attractive and viable option for young people starting out and the number of young businesses has boomed....

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...

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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

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...