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BasementArtsProject is 10 years old - Participate to Celebrate

BasementArtsProject is 10 years old - Participate to CelebrateKimbal Quist Bumstead | We Are Still Here: Sonic Landscapes
Written by BasementArtsProject  31/03/2021

On Friday 2nd April 2021 it is 10 years to the day since BasementArtsProject threw open the kitchen door for the first time with a project by Kimbal Quist Bumstead. To celebrate this longevity, and despite the pandemic lockdown, we have invited Kimbal back for a covid-safe event that will allow all of those who have sailed with us for the first decade, and those who may be reading one of our invitations for the first time, the opportunity to be a part of our transition into the second decade. We Are Still Here: Sonic LandscapesIn place of what would have been...

Manbassadors Taking to the Streets of Harehills

Manbassadors Taking to the Streets of Harehills
Written by Space2  30/03/2021

The groundbreaking Leeds project, Manbassadors, which reaches out to isolated people to support their mental health with a simple intervention of bite size support on a very local level, is celebrating two years of success with a Poem Portrait Exhibition led by Space2 on lampposts across Harehills, in East Leeds. The Orion Consortium of Feel Good Factor, Space2 and Zest started the Manbassador Project in East Leeds by with funding from the Male Suicide Prevention Fund. More recently funding has been provided by the National Lottery emergency COVID fund and the scheme could be extended to men right across Leeds.Manbassadors...

The Old Red Bus Station: Reboot

The Old Red Bus Station: Reboot
Written by The Old Red Bus Station  23/03/2021

The Old Red Bus Station (ORBS) is one of Leeds most loved grass roots venues, with a DIY ethic, vegan canteen, bar, exhibition space and underground club / event space. ORBS has been giving Leeds raw, cutting edge music for over five years and continues to support local and new talent.  Like many venues in the UK, ORBS had to close...

Mafwa Theatre: Seeking Mentors

Mafwa Theatre: Seeking Mentors
Written by Mafwa Theatre  02/03/2021

Mafwa Theatre are currently on the look out for mentors to support our Associate Artists.Mafwa Theatre is a community theatre company which brings refugees, asylum seekers and settled communities together. We use drama and the arts to create work that celebrates our similarities and differences, brings women together and speaks truth to power. We use our platform to highlight and enable development opportunities for artists and theatre makers from migrant backgrounds, advocate for migrant rights and celebrate diverse communities.This year we have been funded by the National Lottery and Arts Council England to co-create a twelve month programme alongside five Associate...

Compass Festival is back – and it’s starting in your local phone box

Compass Festival is back – and it’s starting in your local phone box
Written by Compass Festival  26/02/2021

Compass Festival has been bringing interactive encounters to Leeds in places like shopping centres, markets, neighbourhoods and the city streets since 2011.Those who know Compass Festival know it as a 10 day long programme of live art events, animating a blustery November in Leeds. Taking an innovative approach to festival programming during the pandemic, this year they have thrown away the rule book and spread their activities out over the whole of 2021.A sonic artwork under a bridge, the city’s smallest gay bar, a reimagined retro arcade game and a collective listening experience where every phone-box in Leeds rings at the...

Posters for the People 2.0

Posters for the People 2.0
Written by In Good Company  26/02/2021

In Good Company, the Leeds organisation behind some of the city’s most striking murals and installations, has relaunched Posters for the People – its citywide art project, to raise funds to provide psychological support for essential frontline workers. Posters for the People 2.0 has seen 450 sites around Leeds transformed with vibrant billboards and posters designed by 19 leading artists from across the UK, including Margaret Calvert OBE, Stanley Donwood and Super Mundane. Each poster conveys a positive and supportive message thanking essential frontline workers for their continued efforts. Members of the public can buy copies of the posters, with all money raised...

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