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Alice In Bloomers

Alice In Bloomers
Written by Becky Cherriman  23/09/2016

On a hot September day last week, a few of us met in the David Atkinson Room at Morley Library to see what we could discover about one of Morley’s undersung heroes, Alice Cliff Scatcherd (1842-1906). I’m delighted to be writing a one woman show inspired by Alice that is supported by Arts Council’s Grants For The Arts and Leeds Inspired. In attendance were also period costumier, Allana Marsh, Gina Day, Clive McManus and Julie Heeley from Morley Community Archives.Alice Cliff Scatcherd’s scrapbook, conserved by West Yorkshire Archives as part of the History to Her Story project is part of...

I'm not a feminist but...

I'm not a feminist but...
Written by Casey Orr  24/02/2016

Casey Orr, photographer and lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, considers the words "I'm not a feminist but..."For years we pondered what to do with this statement that kept cropping up in the writing of our women students in the School of Art at Leeds Beckett University. “I’m not a feminist but…” written by articulate, creative, talented young women who were all for equal rights for women, the right to an education, equal pay for equal work, sexual freedom and reproductive rights to name but a few of the benefits many of us are privileged enough to enjoy in the west because of...

Aire Place Studios: Flood Damage Appeal

Aire Place Studios: Flood Damage Appeal
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  29/12/2015

Over the past year Aire Place Studios have painstakingly created a new community arts space in Kirkstall to provide artists' studios and workshops designed to support people with a range of learning and access needs. Created without any official funding Aire Place Studios represents a real labour of love for the community of people who have built the space up and the venue was due to officially open in February 2016. Sadly the Boxing Day floods have washed away months of hard work leaving Aire Place Studios back at square one. If you'd like to help out and get the...

Lemn Sissay: The Christmas Dinner

Lemn Sissay: The Christmas Dinner
Written by The Christmas Dinner project  23/12/2015

Created by the poet Lemn Sissay "The Christmas Dinner" is organized by a set of artists, adult care leavers and social care professionals from each city where the Dinner takes place.   They work together from October to December  to provide a Christmas Day dinner to remember for care leavers between 16 and 30. Many young people leaving care are sat in flats, B&B’s, hostels, sofa surfing and indeed living on the streets on their own at Christmas. It can be a day to dread and then forget. This year Christmas Dinners are takig place in  Hackney, Manchester and here in...

Putting The Band Back Together

Putting The Band Back Together
Written by Dick Bonham  04/12/2015

I’m sitting at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley. The sound of a man singing a new song fills the air.The man is Ross Millard, a member of renowned north-east bands The Futureheads and Frankie & The Heartstrings. He’s working with Unfolding Theatre to create a new theatre show called Putting the Band Back Together, the development of which is being supported by Leeds Inspired. Across the UK there are thousands of people who have stopped playing. There are guitars propped up in bedrooms that haven’t been strummed in years. Trumpets that got packed away after the brass band played its last...

Amahl And The Night Visitors

Amahl And The Night Visitors
Written by Northern Opera Group  27/11/2015

With just two weeks to go until Northern Opera Group’s debut production of Amahl and the Night Visitors, we’re very much heading into the home stretch of what has been an intense, but hugely enjoyable rehearsal period!When we received the tremendous news in August from Leeds Inspired that they were able to support our production, we launched straight away into promoting our company and the show, and into finding people to be in it.After holding taster workshops across the city, we recruited our chorus and got to work casting for our lead roles. Auditions are always an exciting but also nervous...

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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...