Art & Culture

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 …


Commissioned Artists Help Design New Art Hostel

Inspired by places they stayed whilst travelling, East Street Arts’ Jon Wakeman and Karen Watson’s mission was to create affordable yet imaginative accommodation in Leeds. Leeds’ Art Hostel closed its doors on Kirkgate prematurely in early 2019, after being open for fewer than three years. After buying New York Studios in Mabgate, East Street Arts […] 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 …


Opera North’s La Petite Boheme

On the face of it, the prospect of the shortest of La Bohème’s four Acts, at just a little over twenty minutes, and in animation at that, would seem of limited appeal. After all, we miss the youthful Act I, the humour and intricate slapstick of denying the landlord his rent at its centre, and […] Leeds Living …





Fidelio, Opera North Live-Stream

Despite a somewhat fragmented production, and while lacking the magic of live theatre, the beauty and spirit of Beethoven’s great opera come across clearly in this performance. Opera North live-streamers gathered together (albeit separately) once again on Saturday 12 December for a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio. This performance, rather than being a fully-staged opera, was a […] Leeds Living …


International Day of Disabled Persons

The International Day of Disabled Persons is today, 3 December, with a 2020 theme of hidden disabilities. We don’t necessarily notice those with chronic pain, hearing impairment, brain injuries, autism, learning disabilities or mental illness, so this year, the aim is to raise awareness of the impact for sufferers, many of whom remain silent in […] Leeds Living …