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Love Arts @ The Tetley

An afternoon of live performances, interactive installations and creative workshops. Love Arts Festival have teamed up with DAZL to bring you an opportunity to see a selection of brilliant performances that all have something to say about mental well-being. There’ll also be curious and creative installations and workshops. Most performances will take place in the South Bank Room on the Ground …

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Sisterhood Collective

Sisterhood is a collective of four female musicians; Astraluna, Fuzzy Jones, Fran Wyburn and Miranda Arieh all from Leeds, who celebrate women in music through collaboration not competition. Their uplifting, compelling and eclectic gigs see all artists playing solo and collectively as multi instrumentalists enhancing each others songs. Between the outstanding music on offer they also discuss issues that affect them individually as …

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Love Arts @ Leeds City Museum

A FREE day of wonderful workshops, interactive installations, and excellent exhibitions! Love Arts will take you on a fantastic journey full of surprises. Let us welcome you to a world of wonder, where geo-domes transforms into galleries, and dance, drama, and stories popup where you least expect them. There’s a smorgasbord of creative happenings to suit all appetites, so you can talk, watch, …

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Word Well – Yorkshire Poets

A restorative hour of wit, celebration, reflection and music. Let the life-enhancing power of music and the spoken word carry you to places other art forms can’t reach. This performance has been organised by Yorkshire poets (working with Rommi Smith, Hedgebrook Writing Fellow) who believe in celebrating the human voice, self expression and the power of words as a tool for affirmation, promote …

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Communicate – Sheepish Productions

“I should have mentioned it before, my Mum, she, last year, she passed”. James is suffocated by his past. Heather is focusing on the nursery. Based on true events, this is one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, grief, pregnancy, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance. It deals with the importance of talking about how you feel and not letting your past determine your …

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Moving Poetry – Workshop

Artlink West Yorkshire An explorative session about the connections we can make; the physical, emotional and conceptual. Working from an evocative poem, we will couple different art forms and various parts of ourselves whilst sparking creative processes in others. In this nourishing and stimulating workshop, expect listening, writing, movement, breathing and drawing in a relaxed and comfortable setting. With writer, performer and creative …

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Mental Health and Me

Join local novelist, Mark Connors, reading from his second novel, Tom Tit and the Maniacs, a thoughtful and poignant tale about growing up in Leeds in the late 70s/early 80s. The novel is set in Horsforth in the final year of the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper and tells the story of Tom Wilkins, a 10-year-old boy coming to terms with …

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Love Theatre

For the past six months, Chapel FM’s Love Theatre group have been working on a theatre piece that was originally inspired by discussions around young people’s mental health during last year’s festival. The show features a series of intertwining stories about perceptions of others, making judgements, and why each person has their own story to tell. Join us for the debut …

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That Steinberg and Simpson Sound

Through storytelling, music and spoken word Ruth Sternberg and Terry Simpson will share similarities and differences in their different heritages. In the second half they will invite people to share their own cultures, stories and music. Just Grand Cafe, 8-9 Grand Arcade, New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6PG FREE No need to book Click on map for directions

Love Arts Festival Launch

Celebrate the launch of Love Arts 2018 at the opening of the Highlights exhibition in St John’s Centre