Art & Culture

OneMic Presents Moetry

Moetry – the award winning poetry and spoken word event returns to Leeds on 3 June at The Lockup. Moetry showcases established artists in spoken word and music, as well as those who are new to the scene. Mr Brown’s Soul Kitchen will provide food from 6pm, and whether your taste is for curried chicken […] Leeds Living …


Leeds Playhouse is 50.

The theatregoers of Leeds will no doubt be happy to help celebrate the Playhouse’s 50th anniversary this year, as audiences are safely welcomed back from May onwards. The theatre has announced an enticing season ahead, including: Six specially commissioned monologues by northern writers; a new family show; an exhibition of photographs and stories from the […] Leeds Living …


crEATe at Chow Down on 26 May

From working variously in hospitality, music and design, Rob Hallas happily fell victim to his greatest passion – cooking. With influences such as Dali and Blumenthal, he intends to deliver five hours of ‘creative wonderfulness’ during an evening at Chow Down which celebrates fresh local talent. A collection of creatives will be working alongside one […] Leeds Living …


Breaking The Mould – an Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition

The Exhibition, which explores the work of fifty female sculptors over seventy years, visits Longside Gallery at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 29 May until 5 September. Breaking the Mould ‘provides a radical recalibration, addressing the many accounts of British sculpture that have marginalised women or airbrushed their work out of the art historical canon altogether.’ […] Leeds Living …



Leeds Playhouse Offers Free Space to Local Artists

Leeds City Region artists will be given free theatre space at Bramhall Rock Void as well as technical support to help artists and companies as they recover from the significant impact of the pandemic. The move is part of Playhouse Connect, which aids in both recovery and reconnection for local artists.  Playhouse Artistic Director James […] Leeds Living …



PANIC!

PANIC! Steering Group announced and first open call for bursaries. ‘PANIC! – Promoting an Artists’ Network in the Crisis’ today (February 22, 2021) announced its steering group and its first open call for bursaries of £1,000 and £5,000 for artists in the Leeds City Region. The aim of PANIC! is to create an artists’ network […] Leeds Living …


The Creative Doodle Book Project

Bradford’s Mind The Gap Theatre Company has partnered with York St John University to develop a creative, hands-on resource. The joint digital arts ‘Creative Doodle Book’ Project is destined to support community groups and give vulnerable and marginalised people access to the arts and to creativity. Matthew Reason, Professor of Theatre & Performance at the […] Leeds Living …


In Conversation With Geraldine Montgomerie of LAHWN

Geraldine Montgomerie tells Debbie Rolls about Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network. How and why was Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network (LAHWN) set up?  The formation of LAHWN was prompted by the 2017 All Party Parliamentary report on Creative Health. Crucial to the establishment of the network were Mick Ward, who recently retired from […] Leeds Living …