This raucous collision of ideas inspired by theme parks, Brexit, Gulliver’s Travels and all overseen by Mayor Larry from Jaws, looks at cultural and racial stereotypes and how migration and racism have become key players in the ongoing culture wars.
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
Following on from the success of last summer’s LS11 Art Gallery, which displayed local residents artwork on lampposts in the area, Slung Low, Holbeck’s own theatre company, has launched a new participatory art project. The Rock-down Gallery will be created by local people decorating cobble stones to brighten up the
Organisers of the hugely popular public art installation on Leeds Waterfront we are looking to add and celebrate further Leeds Heroes, and they want your help. In 2021 a further three Leeds Heroes will be added to the popular public art instalment on Leeds Waterfront. Leeds has produced many great
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
The award-winning theatre company Slung Low are set to open a new art gallery with a difference later this month. Based in Holbeck, South Leeds, the company will be opening the LS11 Art Gallery which will feature the best paintings, drawings and photographs created and chosen by the people of
We are of course anticipating that we’ll all be in some form of lockdown for many weeks to come – and news (and events, and sport, and a lot of our regular content) will be in short supply. Meanwhile, we’ll all be cooped up at home, looking for things to