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Volunteer With Light Night 2019

Volunteer With Light Night 2019
Written by Light Night Leeds   12/09/2019

Taking over the city centre of Leeds on the 10 & 11 October, Light Night 2019 celebrates the theme of Mind, Body and Spirit with a fascinating interactive programme, exploring the ethereal landscapes of our dreams.This flagship event in the city’s cultural calendar celebrates the range of diverse and thriving creative activity taking place in Leeds, giving local people and visitors to the city free access to art illumination and cultural excellence. Light Night 2019 will showcase the work of local, national and international artists across a range of art forms including video mapping, light installations and street theatre. 73...

Light Night Volunteers 2018

Light Night Volunteers 2018
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  29/08/2018

As one of the largest illuminated events in the country, expectations for Light Night Leeds 2018 are high and this year’s line-up is set to be the best ever.Featuring a spectacular parade full of drumming, neon flowers, and suffragette puppets; a digital mirror installation in Leeds Art Gallery; a circus big top at Kirkgate Market; glowing humanoids in the Victoria Quarter, and a high wire performance over Trinity - we simply can’t wait.Do you fancy getting first-hand experience of being part of a large scale multi-art festival? There’s still time to join the volunteering team and you can apply now...

Bus Ride

Bus Ride
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...

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About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

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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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