Category : Art

Seeing Leeds In A Whole New Light

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Martha Sanders and Anya Loudon explore the best bits of  Leeds Light Night Festival 2017. On the 5th and 6th of October Leeds was lit up for the thirteenth annual Light Night Festival. As the sun went down the city lit up and dozens of installations attracted intrigued crowds. From … Read More

Loneliness Through a Lens: An Examination of Loneliness

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With the official submission of the Leeds bid for 2023 European Capital of Culture just weeks away, the city is teeming with events celebrating its diverse and rapidly transforming cultural landscape. It is interesting, therefore, that The Leeds Story Gallery at The Leeds City Museum, a space that prides itself … Read More

Nude Mona Lisa Discovery

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If Da Vinci created a nude sketch of the Mona Lisa, does this change how we view his most famous painting? A 16th century charcoal drawing of a topless woman, known as the Monna Vanna, bears a strong resemblance to Leonardo da Vinci’s preeminent oil painting, the Mona Lisa: the … Read More

Simon Armitage Joins School of English

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Simon Armitage, one of the UK’s leading contemporary poets, has just joined the staffing team at the University of Leeds, School of English. Some of his multi-award winning poetry collections include Out of the Blue and Paper Aeroplanes. Armitage has also been a big contributer to contemporary translation, some notable … Read More

Leeds Beckett and the Leeds 2023 Bid

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

In early August, Leeds Beckett University announced its plans to build a £75 million arts building to house its Schools of Film, Performing Arts and Music, due to open in 2020. The building will be located close to Leeds Civic Hall, a centre of performance itself, and will act as … Read More

What’s what with Arts Socs

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union has a wide variety of societies, each one different, interesting and inclusive. Whether you want to try out something new, or hone a new talent and skill you never thought you would master, you will surely find your place here at Leeds. With over 30 different societies … Read More

Carnival Messiah: Proof that We Need Art

1 month ago / 0 comments

Following her summer of research, investigating why this explosion of culture and vision is so important, Anna May tells us more about Carnival Messiah preceeding its showing tomorrow at West Yorkshire Playhouse. When I applied to do a summer research project on ‘The Impact and Legacy of Carnival Messiah’, I never imagined … Read More

Seize the Memes of Production: The Communist Comedy Revolution

2 months ago / 0 comments

Rose Crees delves into why cultural and artistic communicative formats of 2017 are returning to the Communism that was supposedly left in the 20th Century. The first trailer for Armando Iannucci’s latest project, The Death of Stalin, stormed onto the internet this week with the first glimpse at what lies beyond … Read More

Review: Matter of Bodies/Bodies that Matter

5 months ago / 0 comments

With a promise to explore ‘the body as object, as landscape, and as commodity’, the artists behind Matter of Bodies | Bodies that Matter had a lot to fit into the confines of LS6’s intimate events space.   On entry, you are confronted with a video montage considerately entitled ‘If … Read More

Review: Spelling Bee – Musical Theatre Society

5 months ago / 0 comments

Musical Theatre Society’s latest production takes us back to those cringe-ridden days of adolescence with an unashamed brashness and humour. In presenting us with some of the darker sides of growing up face on with laughter, charm and song, the production spells for a night of light-hearted triumph. Walking in, … Read More