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
The Peggy Tub social club in Hunslet Carr hosted over 240 local children and their families for an acclaimed Santa’s Grotto over the last fortnight. At the start of the month, it had looked like the Coronavirus pandemic was going to stop the event – and weeks of preparation were
Last Saturday (12 December 2020) saw LS11 residents out in (socially-distant) numbers, to enjoy the spectacle of Christmas carols and festive cheer blasting out from an illuminated open-top bus and bicycle procession – as a Covid-safe alternative to the popular annual Lantern Festival. Over two hours, the bus wove its
Volunteer elves in Hunslet Moor braved heaving rain last Sunday (13 December 2020) to help Father Christmas deliver gift hampers to 124 children around the Longroyds and Garnets neighbourhoods. The project was the brainchild of members of the Friends of Hunslet Moor, to inject some Christmas cheer and spirit into
Hunslet poured out into the baking sunshine to enjoy their annual community gala last Saturday (29 June 2019). The gala – now in its 16th year – saw 1,500+ people gather on the Grove Road recreation ground for a packed afternoon of performance, activities, and more. Dance and music acts
BasementArtsProject continues it’s 2019 programme of exhibitions and events with a new exhibition that focuses on a new body of work that explores issues surrounding inner city life in the 21st Century in relation to the lived experience of the artist herself. Come and join us on Friday 17th May at 7:30pm for a first look at this new exhibition.
The corner was our Rock of Gibraltar, our Stonehenge Our Taj Mahal, our monument Our testimonial to freedom, to peace, and to love Down on the corner The Corner | Common & The Last Poets Songwriters: Abiodun Oyewole / Kanye Omari West / Leon Moore / Lonnie Rashid Lynn /
After many years of working as a senior professional in the field of information science, Paul Walsh became frustrated by a job which he perceived to “produce nothing”. From this frustration came a period quite literally in the wilderness working as an environmental conservationist before finally returning indoors, and into
Parum Potentes Glandes Quercus (From Little Acorns Mighty Oaks grow) Much art is presented as a fait accompli. It is no coincidence that in the world of music we are only shown the making process once the finished article has been accepted as seminal. In this way we are encouraged