Part One in a series of articles looking at we how we must create culture for ourselves, and what the future, post-pandemic, holds for culture as an essential part of living in the 21st Century.
On Friday 2 April 2021 BasementArtsProject turned 10 years old. Our first ever project was ‘This Is Our House‘ by artist Kimbal Bumstead. As we threw open our kitchen door on that warm April evening 10 years ago, little did we know that we would be creating a project in
It is funny how opinions change based on situations. Not for any reason other than sometimes things happen that allow people to take a different perspective. A recent poll in The Times suggests an interesting viewpoint on what is considered useful during a pandemic. The top five non-essential jobs ran
The stillness of a pandemic night is unnerving having spent seventeen of my twenty years in Leeds ‘On The Corner’ of Tunstall and Dewsbury Road. Where once the sound of car engines being gunned at the junction, bowel juddering bass from others sat with engines idling outside the garage, arguing
We are, as a rule, a social species and the idea of isolating oneself, or even a family group, away from the rest of society for an indefinite period of time is probably one of the cruelest requests that could be made of many people. Even the most anti-social behaviour is at it’s heart a social act; rarely do people set out to behave badly on their own, more often than not there is a pack instinct that draws people together based on shared values
Now that the New Year is well and truly underway and we prepare to enter February, so too does BasementArtsProject prepare to enter, not just our 2020 programme on 6 March, but also the last year of our first decade as a Beeston-based arts organisation. On 2 April 2021 BasementArtsProject
Artist’s House 45 has seen a number of artists pass through it over the years; some of you may remember the monthly ‘Trajectory of the Everyday’ column by Lloyd and Wilson from the pages of South Leeds Life. Over time, the artists that have engaged with the house and its
Over the last twelve months BasementArtsProject has been working with four artists whose ages range from 21 – 61. The project has been an educational experience for everyone involved, including myself as curator and project manager, and is still ongoing. On The Corner is a project that involves five individual