Join University of Leeds’ leading researchers in virtual and augmented reality and other artists and curators working in this area to explore what this could mean for artists both in the present and the future.
As part of Heritage Open Days, join us for this unique behind-the-scenes event at Leeds Art Gallery to discover amazing and rarely seen drawings and prints from our first-class collection. Find out how curators care for fragile and valuable works on paper and don’t miss the chance to see closely original artworks from different periods and styles, from J. M.W. Turner to Paula Rego all the way through to John Nash and Andy Warhol.
This event will reveal how artists are exploring virtuality in their work. From augmenting sculptural form with mapped projection, to the exciting and limitless avenues that the virtual space opens to artists as a platform for expression.
We're back again! From the success of our Pride events we didn't want to leave you waiting for too long ♥ We've teamed up with Leeds Arts Uni to bring you an evening of DELICIOUS, DECADENT AND DEVILISH TALENT mixed together with a menu of LOCALLY SOURCED VEGAN GRUB!
This symposium will critically reflect on the first Yorkshire Sculpture International with a day of talks by artists, curators, fabricators and educators. Bringing guest speakers together to explore the work that goes on behind the scenes to develop large scale and public sculpture for international exhibitions.
Expect plenty of Rum, a larger selection of other spirits (to convince your non-Rum lovin pals to join in) great music, cocktails from our talented bar team, street food and, as always, a fantastic selection of guest speakers for our masterclasses, talks and demo's.
Join us for Mabgate's very first artis-led community Gala! Showcasing and celebrating an area rich in culture and diversity asking you to reflect on the areas past, celebrate its present and plan for its future. This inspiring community driven event will showcase Mabgate a home of 1000 makers, a collaboration between artists, Local business and local residents!
We Belong Here embraces all of Leeds' creative communities for a night of art, music, dance, performance, spoken word and expression! Love & Sculpture is a night dedicated to the creative communities of Leeds and the stage is lit for anyone who would like to submit work to our artist call out or perform be it music, dance, spoken word, poetry or theatre!
Learn the basics of screen printing onto textiles on this 5 week evening class. You will be guided step-by-step through the screen printing process, gain confidence in using the technique independently and will produce a range of textile samples. You will be encouraged to layer colour, shape and pattern to develop interesting surface pattern designs. The course will cover using blank screens with stencils and the photo emulsion technique.
See the giant inflatable sculpture INF23 by Michael Shaw in a whole new light at this exhibition closing party. We're hosting a fun evening with a DJ, drinks and artistic responses to the sculpture. Whether you want the chance to see it one last time, or you want to show a group of friends, this will be a night to celebrate as we bid farewell to another epic installation at Left Bank Leeds.
Calling all ocean lovers! Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour, this carefully curated collection of short films features sublime footage from both above and below the water’s surface, showcasing the spellbinding power and beauty of our oceans.
We’re delighted to bring you the next event in our popular ‘Different by Design’ series with Danish Cyclists Federation CEO and former Technical Mayor of Copenhagen – Klaus Bondam. We’ll be discussing sustainable travel and we will explore whether Leeds could become an exemplar UK city when it comes to healthy, sustainable transport.
Find yourself Doodling in meetings or while on the phone? Always fancied a go at illustrating? This 2 1/2 hour masterclass will give you the chance to doodle your favourite area and create a unique map and piece of art for you to take home, under the guidance of Dave. All you need is an idea of where you want to doodle.
Good new the next Glug Leeds is just around the corner, and it’s a student special - dedicated to welcoming and inspiring students & fresh graduates. This one’s for those still exploring pathways into the creative and digital industry, and for anyone looking to turn their passions into paychecks. Our wonderful speakers will be here to share their unique insights, experiences & top tips; what worked & what didn't on their journey from education to employment.
Fancy learning how to cast your own concrete jewellery? In this workshop with Rebecca from Plastic Violet, you will be introduced to concrete mixing, colour pigments and special design techniques. You will choose from a variety of silicone moulds and mix your own concrete to cast and de-mould the next day once dry.
Talk by Joe Williams. Joe is an arts and heritage worker who runs the Leeds Black History Walk. Joe will highlight local connections to Nile Valley Civilisations through exploring what is known about the Leeds Mummy, Nesyamun.
The best alternative night out in Leeds is back! Enjoy a drink and some gaming with your mates like the good old days! Approx 25 machines to play covering the best in gaming history! On top of this is a couple of stalls selling games and geeky merchandise, big screen gaming, competitions, tournaments, prizes to be won, music and beer! What more could you want from a Friday night?
Work alongside Laura Slater in her new Leeds based design studio and print workshop. This session will support you to explore creative drawing and illustration techniques taking inspiration from a wide range of objects to create still life compositions (as well as being welcome to bring your own personal favourites to draw).
Fancy making a piece of jewellery with a difference? Want to have a go at a bit of mini embroidery? In this workshop you’ll make a sweet mini embroidered hoop necklace, choosing from a variety of embroidery and appliqué techniques to create your finished design.
Expect surreal spectacles and mysterious moments as Foreverland invites you to dance at our most outlandish theme yet.. After two sold out UK tours, the World's most magical club night returns to #Leeds for a scintillating explosion of the senses! We invite you to the #PsychedelicCarnival 🤡🌈👁🍄