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West Yorkshire Queer Stories: Jamie Fletcher

West Yorkshire Queer Stories: Jamie Fletcher
Written by West Yorkshire Queer Stories  21/07/2020

When West Yorkshire Queer Stories sat down with theatre director Jamie Fletcher in September 2019, it was a chance to find out about one of the most groundbreaking productions ever staged at the Leeds Playhouse. 2017’s Dancing Bear exploded what Jamie refers to as “the holy trinity of headf*cks” - gender, sexuality and faith - with a boundary-blurring mixture of music, dance and philosophical drama, featuring Divina De Campo amongst a diverse and talented cast. In this extract, we hear about the origins of the show and the importance of encouraging “honest real stories, told by queer people, to be...

West Yorkshire Queer Stories: Ian Baxter

West Yorkshire Queer Stories: Ian Baxter
Written by West Yorkshire Queer Stories  13/07/2020

Ian Baxter was one of the first people interviewed for West Yorkshire Queer Stories, back when the project was in its pilot phase in 2015. He remained a close collaborator throughout, performing the one-man play The Purple List in support of the project and starring in the short film Riding West on a Walrus Tail. In this extract from his original interview, he looks back to the late 1990s, when he and a group of friends established a collective called Victor Victoria, who went on to stage extravagant queer dance events at Leeds Town Hall and found themselves in the...

West Yorkshire Queer Stories

West Yorkshire Queer Stories
Written by Ross Horsley  03/06/2020

Within local histories there’s always been a void where the perspectives and experiences of LGBT+ people should be. Over the last two years, a project based in Leeds has been working with local people to fill that void with voices - to get stories straight from the mouths of those who lived them, and those stories into the archives and museums that can preserve and share them.West Yorkshire Queer Stories came to an end in May, leaving as its main legacy a website crammed with the memories of over 200 participants, now available to listen to at www.wyqs.co.uk. From detailed...

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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 grant schemes that support arts events and projects taking place 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...