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Una Comics: On Sanity

Una Comics: On Sanity
Written by Una  20/06/2016

My new comic book, On Sanity: One day in two lives,  is a rather special one. Not only because it has given me a chance to improve on a zine I made in 2008 but because, well… how many artists get to make a work with their mum?  When I got interested in drawing cartoons about life, one of the first drawings I made was a sequence about being stuck in a tunnel with both ends blocked and deciding to escape through the ceiling. This was based on a description I'd read of what it was like to develop a psychosis. At...

"art is meant to make you feel something"

Written by Rebecca Mbuyi / Leeds Young Authors  07/06/2016

Rebecca is a part of the team from Leeds Young Authors (LYA) that is preparing to represent Leeds in July at the Brave New Voices (BNV) International Youth Poetry Festival in Washington DC.“I write to live another lifeTo express the passion my heart holds dearTo give ‘the voices’ in my head a voice for others to hearI write to abuse the freedom of the classic pen and paper comboI write because every page and chapter in my book means something"My name is Rebecca Mbuyi and I am 17 years old. Personally, I have always struggled with articulating my thoughts and...

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...

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