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Graphic Scores

Graphic Scores
Written by Jacob Thompson-Bell  23/03/2016

Jacob Thompson-Bell is a composer and producer based in Leeds, U.K. He makes work combining visual imagery and musical performance, writes scores for contemporary classical ensembles, and creates electronic music and installations in galleries, concert halls and some more unusual public spaces. These days, he’s also spearheading a collaborative project called Fresh Yorkshire Aires.Last year I moved up to Leeds and began working on a project called Fresh Yorkshire Aires, bringing together artists and composers in the Yorkshire region.Since the project began in October, Fresh Yorkshire Aires has commissioned four artists, and there are exhibitions and live performances in the...

Compass Festival Opportunities

Compass Festival Opportunities
Written by Compass Live Art  18/03/2016

CALL FOR PROPOSALSCompass Festival,  Leeds' biennial festival of live art in the public realm, returns for a third edition on 11-20 November 2016. We are looking for bold work to place in Leeds city centre on the weekend 18-20 November. Work may take place in any public setting. We are especially interested in interactive works of long duration.The submission deadline is 29 March 2016  and information on how to apply can be found here http://compassliveart.org.uk/compass/news/national-call-out-for-artists-compass-festival-2016    COMPASS YOUNG PRODUCERSThe scheme first ran in 2014 in which participants took part in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the festival through hands on...

Leeds Film Festival Poster: Build

Leeds Film Festival Poster: Build
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  18/03/2016

The second of the Leeds Inspired / Leeds Film Festival poster commissions goes to Build, a design studio who recently re-located from London to Yorkshire. You'll find their work featured across an impressive list of publications and websites including Creative Review, Wired, Grafik and It's Nice That. Looking through Build's back catalogue of work it's impossible to ignore the bold shapes, eye popping colours and playful typography that feature in many of their projects. Build was started when Creative Director Michael left Sheffield design mavericks The Designers Republic, to ‘start something new’, and was joined by Nicky Place a couple of years...

Leeds Film Festival Artist: Louisa Foley

Leeds Film Festival Artist: Louisa Foley
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  16/03/2016

Introducing illustrator Louisa Foley; the first of the Leeds Inspired / Leeds International Film Festival poster artists. Louisa graduated from Leeds College of Art studying printed textiles and surface pattern design last year. "My practice is heavily illustration based combining a number of different techniques including: Hand drawn illustrations, collage, digital printing, hand embellishments and embroidery. I love colour, surrealism, and typography these all play a large role in my work which is inspired by a mash up of 60’s graphics, pop art, punk, kitsch and feminism. This eclectic mix leads me to some strange places but definitely reflect my playful...

Leeds Lads Auditions

Leeds Lads Auditions
Written by Red Ladder  03/03/2016

Leeds Lads is a new show by Red Ladder Theatre Company inspired by the experiences of the Leeds Pals at the Battle Of The Somme. The play will feature a community cast of 40 local performers and musicians who will be joined by Leeds Rhinos and Great Britain international Rugby League player Jamie Jones-Buchanan. If you'd like to be part of the community cast Red Ladder are holding open auditions for Leeds Lads on Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March 2016.  The auditions will run for a morning or afternoon session and will consist of a warm up session, some ensemble movement...

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...

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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...