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.
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
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
On the weekend of 22 June Leeds and Wakefield celebrated the start of Yorkshire Sculpture International and visual arts festival Index, which are running in parallel for 100 days until 29 September. I spoke to one of the Index producers, Georgia Taylor, at their launch and she explained that Index