Leeds theatre company The Performance Ensemble is on a quest to grow its company and gather 1,000 stories from the city’s older population that will ultimately create a piece of theatre for the Leeds Cultural Festival in 2023. The Performance Ensemble is a company of performers over the age of
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
Having opened my previous article for South Leeds Life with a latin phrase this time I turn my attention to the French phrase avant-garde, or in English the Advance Guard. The origin of the term is a military one indicating a body of soldiers preceding and making preparations for the
March saw the beginning of, not only the 2018 programme at BasementArtsProject, but also the beginning of our eighth year as an arts organisation based at the heart of South Leeds. Whilst we may be small in scale our ambitions are somewhat larger. For seven years now we have been
On Friday 16th March 2018 BasementArtsProject sees the return of Sohail Khan, this time in the guise of the Curator. Through the figure of the Curator, Khan has created a character that represents the cultural heritage of the artist, institutions and establishment; along the way he provides an interpretation of his
On Sunday 27 July we cycled down to Slunglow’s puppet making workshop at the “How to”… Festival at the HUB in Holbeck. The HUB (Holbeck Underground Ballroom) sits under five of the disused railway arches off Water Lane in Holbeck. It is not a venue you’d usually associate with conventional
Children from Windmill Primary School will be out and about performing Christmas music in Hunslet and Belle Isle on Thursday (5 December 2013), culminating with the switching on of the Christmas lights on Belle Isle Circus. The school has been working with teams from Opera North’s In Harmony programme.
South Leeds Youth Theatre has been invited to perform at Leeds Carriage Works on 9th July, 7pm, writes youth theatre directors Sara Allkins and Michelle Cunningham. We have been working very hard since January exploring ideas around the Olympics and being part the Cultural Olympiad. On the very day the