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Blog. 30 March 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.

Exhibitions Photography
Blog. 23 March 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. 

Visual Art
Blog. 26 February 2021

Compass Festival has been bringing interactive encounters to Leeds in places like shopping centres, markets, neighbourhoods and the city streets since 2011.

Written by: Compass Festival
Art Exhibitions Leeds Radio & Podcasts Theatre
Blog. 26 February 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. 

Written by: In Good Company
Design Exhibitions Leeds Visual Art
Blog. 26 February 2021

Leeds Arts Centre’s new visual identity has been designed to reflect their socially engaged, community focussed approach to theatre making – hopefully raising a little cheer around the creative arts in the city along the way!

Written by: PROCESS play / Kevin Summers
Design Theatre Visual Art
Blog. 11 January 2021

A new mural for Leeds! You & Me, Me & You. Over the past year designer Anthony Burrill andhttps://www.instagram.com/jadphotography/ In Good Company have been working together to bring the Leeds a message of hope and unity for the years ahead. And, let's face it, in the absence of hugs, and whilst we're still restricted by social distancing, these words feel more important than ever.

Design Illustration
Blog. 07 December 2020

In this guest blog, artist Penny Rowe talks about the new Edible Flower Mural in Garforth, funded through the Leeds Inspired Grant Scheme.

Community Leeds Visual Art
Blog. 14 November 2020

Ootrey stationery combines great designs with beautiful materials and print finishes. Their products are made in collaboration with some of the most promising up-and-coming artists, as well as established designers and illustrators. Here we find out about the work of Leeds Arts University graduate and Ootrey designer Xanthe Bonsall.

Design Illustration
Blog. 23 October 2020

In early October some of the team here at Slung Low spent a week at Holbeck’s Ingram Road Primary School reading our new children’s book ‘Emergency Story Penguin’ to the kids. At the end of the week we gave each one of them a copy.

Written by: Slung Low
Community Literature
Blog. 21 October 2020
Written by: The Hyde Park Picture House
Black History Month Film
Blog. 21 October 2020
Community Leeds Inspired Music
Blog. 07 October 2020

Throughout October Leeds Libraries are celebrating Black History Month with; Librarian selected reading lists for all the family, a live streamed talk with Historian David Olusoga, Leeds Reads Book Club featuring the wonderful author Lemn Sissay and our Local and Family History department will be devoting their digital channels to local Black History as well as a spotlight on our Special Collections.

Written by: Leeds Libraries
Black History Month Heritage Literature
Blog. 30 July 2020

Hyde Park Picks shares some of some of the best films available online, with picks coming from Picture House staff, volunteers and partner organisations. We'll also be including occasional non-film recommendations too, from podcasts and books, to other fun bits that we think you'd like.

Film
Blog. 24 July 2020

Becky from Colours May Vary introduces their latest Peter Mitchell exhibition Early Sunday Morning, taking place both in the gallery and on the streets of Leeds...

Written by: Colours May Vary
Heritage Photography
Blog. 22 July 2020

Hyde Park Picks shares some of some of the best films available online, with picks coming from Picture House staff, volunteers and partner organisations. We'll also be including occasional non-film recommendations too, from podcasts and books, to other fun bits that we think you'd like.

Written by: The Hyde Park Picture House
Film
Blog. 22 July 2020

Back to Life will feature rarely seen colourised photos depicting all aspects of life for the newly arrived Jamaicans – everyday images of young couples in love, families, people making a living will be included with equal importance alongside those of trailblazing activists and RAF veterans.

Written by: susan pitter
Heritage Photography
Blog. 21 July 2020
Written by: West Yorkshire Queer Stories
LGBT+ Theatre Radio & Podcasts
Blog. 16 July 2020

Whilst many cinemas are closed and screenings on hold, sadly its not possible for us to share films in the usual way. Thankfully though, a growing number of top independent films are available to stream from home – often for free – allowing you to continue discovering brilliant films from around the world.

Written by: The Hyde Park Picture House
Film
Blog. 13 July 2020
Written by: West Yorkshire Queer Stories
LGBT+ Leeds Radio & Podcasts