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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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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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

The Quest for Peace in the Citadel of Chaos – Geraldine R Montgomerie and Matthew Bellwood

STORYTELLING, DRAWING, SONGS Visual artist Geraldine R Montgomerie and storyteller Matthew Bellwood curate and present a collection of words and pictures featuring key moments on the road to recovery. The exhibition builds upon a series of interviews with therapists and other health professionals, people who have used mental health services and their families. It focuses on traditional storytelling forms, such as folk …

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