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Written by Alan Lyddiard / The Performance Company  25/07/2018

I am a 69 year old theatre-maker currently living in Leeds. In 2014 I formed my own company, The Performance Company, an ensemble theatre company of performers aged 60 years and older. We work with artists and performers from various cultural backgrounds; creating contemporary theatre for audiences of all ages. The Ensemble blurs the divide between community and professional arts. We aspire to create world class theatre performance that emerges from the heart of communities. Considering life through the lens of contemporary old age is a truly radical act. It reframes values and debates. It repositions individuals in relation to society. Time shifts....

Who Is Xero Slingsby?

Who Is Xero Slingsby?
Written by Sally Coe  12/07/2018

There will be many who remember Xero Slingsby; either in full flow with Selmer alto sax in the Adelphi, The Cardigan Arms, the Café Click Essen, the Café Damberd Ghent, or in passing; busking in the Leidesplein Amsterdam, or in Leeds, or in a string of other Northern Towns where he clocked up many arrests at a time when to play music on the streets was to break the cities bylaws.The closing evening of the JazzLeeds Festival 2018 is one of jubilation to celebrate the music of Leeds’ iconic saxman Xero Slingsby, and it will take place at the Wardrobe...

Island to Island – Journeys Through the Caribbean

Island to Island – Journeys Through the Caribbean
Written by Tim Smith  21/06/2018

Do visit our new exhibition, Island to Island – Journeys Through the Caribbean, which runs at Leeds Central Library during July but please don’t turn up hoping to see turquoise seas and white sandy beaches lined with palm trees. For that just sit tight, google “Caribbean Images” and view thousands of photos designed to encourage tourists to visit what is undoubtedly a beautiful part of the world, but which totally ignore the lives of people who live and work there. Cutting sugar cane on the Blairmont Estate in the Berbice area of Guyana. I live in Bradford and work as...

February's White Rabbits: Kristyna Baczynski

February's White Rabbits: Kristyna Baczynski
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  01/02/2018

This year we've commissioned 12 artists to create a unique set of Leeds Inspired White Rabbits and bring Leeds good luck for the whole year.February's White Rabbit has been created by illustrator and comic book artist Kristyna Baczynski. Freelancing from her studio in Leeds she creates comics, zines, posters, apparel, stationery and more for a wide range of clients that has included Etsy, Arté, The Royal Shakespeare Company and Carlton Books. In 2017 she illustrated her first two children's books.                       February's Lucky White RabbitsAs well as self-publishing her own comics and zines...

Leeds Inspired: Graphic Design Brief

Leeds Inspired: Graphic Design Brief
Written by Leeds Inspired  25/01/2018

Leeds Inspired is looking for a designer to create a beautiful calendar of 12 lucky White Rabbits!On the first of each month we usually post a lucky White Rabbit across our social media channels (saying White Rabbit when you wake on the first day of a new month is traditionally thought to ensure good luck for the rest of the month). To ensure good luck for the whole of 2018 we have commissioned a unique set of 12 White Rabbits from artists and illustrators who live or work in Leeds. We would now like to use the set of 12...

Leeds Inspired: Call For Artists

Leeds Inspired: Call For Artists
Written by Leeds Inspired  14/12/2017

Here at Leeds Inspired we love a nice bit of print, our office walls are plastered with event posters, postcards and screenprints.Three years ago we commissioned four artists to respond to our strapline ‘See What’s Out There and in 2016 we teamed up with Leeds Film to commission a set of 30th Anniversary posters for Leeds International Film Festival.Our 2018 artists commission is Leeds Inspired White Rabbits! Saying White Rabbits when you wake on the first day of a new month is a tradition that's guaranteed to bring good luck for the rest of the month. It's a tricky thing for...

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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...