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Leeds Young Authors: influenced by my father

Leeds Young Authors: influenced by my father
Written by Darren George-Phillip  19/05/2016

Darren is a member of the team from Leeds Young Authors (LYA) that hopes to represent Leeds at the Brave New Voices (BNV) International Youth Poetry Festival in Washington DC in July. These young poets are still looking for donations and sponsorship so please help however you can!“My name is Darren-George Phillip. I’m 18 years of age. I’ve always wanted to experience life to the fullest and to share my experiences with other people. Poetry allows me to experience life in different ways, to gain new knowledge, to share and to educate. If I was to ask myself, why do...

Snake Oil Carnival: a miracle potion

Snake Oil Carnival: a miracle potion
Written by Snake oil  19/05/2016

Late one summer evening, deep within a forested hillside in Yorkshire, set against the soothing ambient sounds of a giant speaker rig, ’Snake Oil’ was born. Snake Oil is an all-in-one, affordable tonic providing instant artistic relief for all visual ailments. Made from only the finest compounds, and with years of experience, SNAKE OIL promises to deliver unparalleled quality every time. To mark the launch of this miracle potion, the Snake Oil Salesmen have taken over Assembly House for a one-night-only Carnival celebration on Friday 27 May. A rag-tag band or artists, designers and musicians have congregated at this ageing mill along...

There are so many important things to say

There are so many important things to say
Written by Aoife O'Connor / Leeds Young Authors  04/05/2016

This week we hear from the captain of the team from Leeds Young Authors (LYA) that will be representing us at the Brave New Voices (BNV) International Youth Poetry Festival in Washington DC in July. These young poets are looking for donations and sponsorship so let’s get behind them! “My name is Aoife O'Connor. I'm 18 years old and I’m the team captain for the 2016 BNV team from Leeds. I like to write because there are so many important things to say and writing gives me a voice for expressing issues that are meaningful to me. Everyone needs a form of...

SWARM: dance like everyone's watching

SWARM: dance like everyone's watching
Written by Anna Turzynski   03/05/2016

Producer, Anna Turzynski, goes behind the scenes of Ritptide's latest show, Swarm. Ever thought there must be more to clubbing than the usual queue, drink, dance and repeat routine? Leeds theatre company Riptide thought so and decided to create SWARM in Studio 24 on Mabgate. Over the past few weeks the space has been transormed into a hedonistic theatrical playground for those looking for a night out with an edge. SWARM balances precariously between an immersive theatre production and a club night, blurring the lines between what is real and what has been engineered by the young artistic minds of the company. It allows audience members...

D.I.Y in LS6

D.I.Y in LS6
Written by Hayley Scott  28/04/2016

I'm  Hayley Scott, a music journalist and DIY music promoter based in Leeds with plans to open a new DIY music venue, record shop, cafe and bar in LS6. Leeds has long been a city that’s fostered a music scene that is as vibrant as it is often overlooked. That’s somewhat changed lately: as ever, beyond the mainstream things are kept quietly underground, but Leeds is increasingly cited as a city that’s synonymous with DIY music, and it’s this attitude of doing things on your own terms that’s keeping our music scene alive and well.It’s important that we have the spaces...

Listen Up! Leeds Young Authors Need You!

Listen Up! Leeds Young Authors Need You!
Written by Emilee Moore De Luca / Leeds Young Authors  28/04/2016

Did you know that a group of young poets from Leeds’ own Leeds Young Authors were placed second in the world at the 2009 Brave New Voices (BNV) International Youth Poetry Festival? That was an incredible achievement for a grassroots, non-profit organisation like LYA and put Leeds on the world youth spoken work poetry map once and for all. You can hear all about the artistic and personal journeys of those young poets in the award-winning documentary, ‘We Are Poets’. In July 2016, Leeds Young Authors are determined to take on the world yet again, and...

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