Art & Culture

Arts Together For Care Homes – A New Project

The project aims to give a boost to the mental and emotional wellbeing of care home residents, as well as their carers, who have all felt the impact of the constraints and restrictions imposed in light of COVID-19. Outdoor music and drama are being performed by local freelance artists at the City’s residential homes. Alice […] Leeds Living …


They Are Now ‘Leeds Heritage Theatres’

The iconic and historic Leeds Grand Theatre, City Varieties Music Hall and Hyde Park Picture House are from today known as Leeds Heritage Theatres We would have heard about this in April, but the constraints brought about by COVID-19 paused all plans. CEO Chris Blythe explained: “The planned name change and brand launch were originally […] Leeds Living …


In conversation with Stella Serpente of MadeOnceCreations

Leeds Living heard about Stella when she made Rolling Stones face masks for one of our contacts, and even a Mick Jagger dress for an event last year. We asked Gemma Bridge to find out more. Where did MadeOnceCreations begin?  Stella’s family, who kept clothes shops, encouraged her to be creative. It was in these […]
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Switch ON: Opera North’s New Autumn Programme

Opera North is committed to making music for communities across the North of England, and via its Switch ON programme whilst audiences are not yet permitted indoors. The previously planned season of large-scale operas which were schedule from September onwards had to be postponed, so this autumn, Opera North will produce new outdoor events as […]
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DIY Workshop Day

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a full day ‘Makers at The Mill’ creative workshop at the incredible Sunny Bank Mill in Farsley. The workshop, which was hosted by Sami from Just Lovett Design, gave me the opportunity to be creative with wood and to use power tools, both of which were things […]
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In Conversation With Jennifer Sterling

From Couch to Chorus: an interview with Opera North’s Jennifer Sterling Jennifer Sterling is Choral Delivery Artist in the Education Department of Opera North. Prior to the brave new world of coronavirus, her role would include working on the ‘In Harmony’ project at Opera North, where children in local schools learn an instrument and are […]
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The Leeds Library Supported by National Lottery

As with so many institutions, the Leeds Library has suffered from the impact of the pandemic, in recognition of which, it has received £49,800 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.    The money will be used to support the Library’s reopening phase following its 15-week closure due to the Covid-19 lockdown.  Essential building and maintenance work […]
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The Voices of Men – Leeds Filmmaker Jonny White

Leeds based filmmaker Jonny White releases a new passion project titled The Voices of Men, opening up the difficult conversation surrounding men’s mental health.  The video is packed with statistics and personal stories of men who have mental health conditions. One that grabs you straight away is the fact that there are globally 800,000 people […]
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Mikron Theatre Company Exceeds Target!

In under 3 weeks, Mikron Theatre Company has exceeded their fundraising target and can now finalise their 50th year tour for 2021. The company, which tours the canals, rivers and roads of the UK, had to cancel the entire season this year owing to COVID-19. Thanks to the generosity of their supporters and the general […]
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Leeds Craft Centre & Design Gallery Re-opens With Special Exhibitions

In a world where we currently expect bad news to be lurking around every corner, it’s heartening to know that Leeds Craft Centre & Design Gallery is welcoming us out of lockdown with no fewer than 5 exhibitions. It’s worth mentioning, of course, that very precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of both […]
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