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A New Mural For Leeds: You & Me, Me & You

A New Mural For Leeds: You & Me, Me & You
Written by Leeds Inspired  11/01/2021

A new mural for Leeds! You & Me, Me & You. Over the past year designer Anthony Burrill andhttps://www.instagram.com/jadphotography/ In Good Company have been working together to bring the Leeds a message of hope and unity for the years ahead. And, let's face it, in the absence of hugs, and whilst we're still restricted by social distancing these words feel more important than ever....

Garforth Edible Flower Mural

Garforth Edible Flower Mural
Written by Leeds Inspired  07/12/2020

In this guest blog, artist Penny Rowe talks about the new Edible Flower Mural in Garforth, funded through the Leeds Inspired Grant Scheme.One thing I've learnt about art is that it has energy… it grows, it enlivens and spreads. It can also dwindle away if no-one nurtures it. So, it was an excellent opportunity for me and fellow artist, Angela Hennessy, to engage with this positive energy, and our community in Garforth. Angela and I were asked by a local community group - Incredible Edible Garforth - to paint a mural. The mural was to raise public awareness of their...

Ooooh We Love Ootrey!

Ooooh We Love Ootrey!
Written by Leeds Inspired  14/11/2020

Ootrey stationery combines great designs with beautiful materials and print finishes. Their products are made in collaboration with some of the most promising up-and-coming artists, as well as established designers and illustrators. Here we find out about the work of Leeds Arts University graduate and Ootrey designer Xanthe Bonsall."I was really lucky to have the opportunity to go back to college as a mature student... I completed a degree in Textile Design at Leeds Arts University and it’s the best thing I've ever done. I started my business during the second year of my degree and graduated earlier this year in the...

Buy Leeds!

Buy Leeds!
Written by Leeds Inspired  13/11/2020

Independent businesses need our support now more than ever. So whether you're looking for a new pair of fluffy lockdown slippers to wear to work, a Friday night takeaway to celebrate getting to the end of another week or a 'Sorry' card to make up for the birthday card that you never sent - make sure you buy local and support the Buy Leeds community!If you need some inspiration check out Leeds Indie Directory of small businesses in Leeds here. #BuyLeeds...

Leeds Black History Walk: Artist Responses

Leeds Black History Walk: Artist Responses
Written by Geraldine Connor Foundation  11/11/2020

On Saturday 10th October 2020, four guest artists – Leah Francis, Rheima Robinson, Asher Jael and Jamal Gerald -  joined the Leeds Black History Walk team, Joe and Ness, for the New Responses special. The four artists developed powerful creative responses to the stories Joe told, captivating the audience with their insightful performances, and showing how valuable art can be for understanding and curating history. The contributions from the guest artists were made possible thanks to a grant from Leeds Inspired. You can watch their performances here: Filmed and edited by Sally Molineaux (Molineaux Productions).Produced in collaboration with Geraldine Connor Foundation and Leeds...

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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 arts projects taking place in Leeds. Since…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...