Welcome to the Leeds Inspired Blog: a place for behind the scenes art and culture news, job postings, volunteer call-outs and creative opportunities for everyone in Leeds. See what's out there!

Blog. 15 December 2021

The Angels of Freedom is a community based initiative organised by volunteers and supported by Leeds City Council, British Transport Police and West Yorkshire Police. The aim is to provide visible support for the LGBT+ community based in the Freedom Quarter area of Leeds every Friday evening.

Daniel Maher, member of the LGBT+ community in Leeds and proud volunteer with Angels of Freedom offers an insight into the world of LGBT+ support available in Leeds, in this fourth year of existence of the Angels of Freedom and as they are campaigning for more volunteers.

Written by: Angels of Freedom
Blog. 22 November 2021

A six-week campaign from Hyde Park Picture House which provides you with the opportunity to sponsor specific areas of upcoming conservation – from the restoration of our lamppost to the repainting of our auditorium.

Written by: The Hyde Park Picture House
Blog. 27 October 2021

Carrieanne Vivianette introduces a new theatre piece from CVIVArts exploring desire, societal rejection, and resilience against a backdrop of the COVID pandemic.

Blog. 20 October 2021

@WHYHydePark is a new social feed highlighting all that is wonderful in Leeds' Hyde Park.

Written by: Left Bank Leeds
Blog. 19 October 2021

Musicians of Leeds! Join artist Griet Beyaert for an experimental sound session this November.

Written by: Glass Artist Griet Beyaert
Blog. 04 October 2021

Earlier this year we commissioned Leeds based designer Taaryn Brench to create illustrations for some of our well used event pages like gigs, films and half term events. 

Art Design Illustration
Blog. 01 October 2021

Transform is seeking Leeds workers to be part of an extraordinary event that will create a portrait of the city, this October.

Written by: Transform
Blog. 30 September 2021

LIFF are now recruiting volunteers for the 2021 Leeds International Film Festival!

Written by: Leeds International Film Festival
Blog. 29 September 2021

Here at the Art Doctors, we have produced a series of very short films of the activities in our Toolkit for Gallery Visits. If you’ve ever felt nervous about visiting an art gallery, felt a bit intimidated when you got inside or weren’t sure how to talk about your thoughts and opinions (we definitely feel all these things sometimes) these films are for you.

Written by: Art Doctors
Blog. 13 July 2021

It might be tricky to get away this summer but Ellie Way's Leeds Travel posters are a great reminder of why there's no place like home.

Art Illustration Outdoor
Blog. 06 July 2021

Hyde Park Art Club's graduate open call ‘VIM’ will be a selected showcase of brilliant work created by Leeds students during the global pandemic. We're accepting applications from artists who graduated in Leeds in 2020 / 2021 working in any media or discipline.

Visual Art
Blog. 06 July 2021

[Designers of the Future] is a new free part-time 5-week creative course by @LordWhitney. It aims to support young people aged 18-24 who are not in employment or education

Written by: Lord Whitney
Blog. 24 June 2021

Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Kanya King CBE, Katherine Ryan and George Clarke lead keynotes plus compelling panel discussions featuring Evan Davis, Alix Fox, Gina Martin, and many more.

Written by: Leeds International Festival
Art Community Exhibitions Leeds
Blog. 11 June 2021
Written by: Arts Together
Blog. 27 May 2021


Written by: Leeds Arts University
Exhibitions Visual Art
Blog. 21 May 2021

The Affordable Theatre Programme is a series of live theatre shows performed by grassroots artists, live streamed through Open Source Arts' new state of the art broadcast equipment, bringing high quality work to a broad audience for a Pay As You Feel ticket price.

Written by: Open Source Arts
Theatre Workshop
Blog. 17 May 2021
Written by: Courtney Spencer
Exhibitions Visual Art
Blog. 11 May 2021

Aire to There is a new paid traineeship, where 10 young people from Leeds aged 16-25 will learn the local and international history of the Leeds Waterfront, uncover hidden stories and use their voice to guide others by creating audio tracks for walking and boat tours. It is part of a region wide programme, Ignite Yorkshire, which aims to connect young people and Yorkshire’s industrial stories.

Written by: Geraldine Connor Foundation