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February's White Rabbits: Kristyna Baczynski

February's White Rabbits: Kristyna Baczynski
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  01/02/2018

This year we've commissioned 12 artists to create a unique set of Leeds Inspired White Rabbits and bring Leeds good luck for the whole year.February's White Rabbit has been created by illustrator and comic book artist Kristyna Baczynski. Freelancing from her studio in Leeds she creates comics, zines, posters, apparel, stationery and more for a wide range of clients that has included Etsy, Arté, The Royal Shakespeare Company and Carlton Books. In 2017 she illustrated her first two children's books.                       February's Lucky White RabbitsAs well as self-publishing her own comics and zines...

Leeds Inspired: Graphic Design Brief

Leeds Inspired: Graphic Design Brief
Written by Leeds Inspired  25/01/2018

Leeds Inspired is looking for a designer to create a beautiful calendar of 12 lucky White Rabbits!On the first of each month we usually post a lucky White Rabbit across our social media channels (saying White Rabbit when you wake on the first day of a new month is traditionally thought to ensure good luck for the rest of the month). To ensure good luck for the whole of 2018 we have commissioned a unique set of 12 White Rabbits from artists and illustrators who live or work in Leeds. We would now like to use the set of 12...

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....

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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...