Leeds has a long history of artists and creatives from all over the city making waves. Young and old, musicians, magicians, circus performers, dancers, singers, sports people and the like are all over this brilliant city. One of the most exciting things about what Breeze brings to Leeds is watching whole generations of young people explore the city’s cultural landscape and try things out for themselves.
At Breeze we’ve always been big fans of young people accessing quality arts and sports opportunities and getting a chance to meet people who are passionate about their art form or their sports discipline. It’s that opportunity to experience and connect that can inspire young people well into their own adult lives. That’s why in this time of lockdown, when young people can’t physically engage with most arts and sports activities we wanted to invite people to be part of big, online, collaborative project, to enjoy that common purpose and find a reason to be joyful.
Thanks to the wonderful members of Leeds band Chumbawamba, we’ve put a new twist on their classic anthem, Tubthumping, making it all about this city we call home. Think chanting from our doorways and singing along in your head phones – ‘Leeds got locked down, but we’ll get out again!’
So, you’re asking, ‘how can I get involved?’ Well, we’re looking for young performers – of any discipline, or those artists working with young people - to come forward and contribute a small section to the song. This could some juggling, singing a couple of lines, doing a dance, or even just clapping along to the beat.
All you need to do is email us to let us know you’re interested. We’ll send you the track and you record a small section and get it back to us.
Get your videos in as soon as you can - we hope to be finalising the edit by 10th May!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. We can’t wait to see what you can do!
Lead Image: Philomena Chege