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Shoddy Work

Shoddy Work
Written by Gill Crawshaw  22/02/2016

Gill Crawshaw introduces the ideas behind 'Shoddy', an exhibition of disabled artists’ work."This April Shoddy will bring together work which uses textiles and recycled fabrics in different ways, by artists from across the country. They responded to a call-out for work that challenges negative assumptions of disabled people, in an exhibition that aims to make the work of disabled artists more visible in Leeds. I’m on a mission to raise the profile of disabled artists and to spark some conversations about disability arts, access and inclusion. Organising an exhibition, as well as hopefully being a worthwhile project in its own right,...

Bill Laurance: Leeds Is Where It All Started

Bill Laurance: Leeds Is Where It All Started
Written by Band on the Wall  28/01/2016

The Bill Laurance Group play at The Wardrobe on 9 March. Liam Sutcliffe from Band On The Wall gives us the low down on Bill's musical influences and his long established connection with Leeds.  Pianist and keyboard player Bill Laurance rose to fame with the now internationally renowed outfit Snarky Puppy, a collective of supremely talented musicians, well versed in jazz, funk, gospel and world music, whose ability to channel those influences through their composition, semi-improvisational live performances and studio recordings, made them one of the most acclaimed instrumental outfits around. On top of their studio albums they have recorded...

Leeds Inspired and LIFF30: Call For Artists

Leeds Inspired and LIFF30: Call For Artists
Written by Jane Earnshaw  14/01/2016

Leeds Inspired loves a good poster, our office walls are plastered with event posters, gig posters and screenprints.In 2014 we commissioned four illustrators to respond to our strapline ‘See What’s Out There’. The artwork was used to create posters and print to tell people about the Leeds Inspired What’s On website in the lead up to the Tour de France Grand Depart. Leeds Inspired Posters 2014: Anna Peaker / Caroline Pratt / Dan Dowker / Rachel Davy             For 2016 we are teaming up with Leeds International Film Festival to commission a series of 4 original posters celebrating...

Chali 2na and The Funk Hunters

Chali 2na and The Funk Hunters
Written by Band on the Wall  06/01/2016

Chali 2na, emcee with the renowned golden-era hip hop collective Jurassic 5, is one of the greatest rappers to emerge from the hip hop scene of the early '90s. With the Jurassic 5 crew, who led the West Coast scene with Eazy E, The Pharcyde and Snoop Dogg among others, he cemented himself as a talented rapper, crucial to the excellent albums released by the crew during that period. However, he isn't shackled to the reputation of the crew, having worked with UK rapper Roots Manuva, featuring on his album 'Run Come Save Me', which is regarded as a turning...

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...

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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

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Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

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