Tag : arts

When Slam Poetry Turns to Slamming Poetry

9 months ago / 0 comments

When the worlds of ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture collide, clashes will always be inevitable. Presidents on Twitter, political campaigns fuelled by popular music, and even memes used as classroom props have all been topics of debate in recent years, but now it is time for the attack on so-called ‘social ... Read More

IntheMiddle with Phill Jupitus

1 year ago / 0 comments

Arts Writer, Ellie Montgomery, catches up with renowned comedian Phill Jupitus,  discussing political comedy and the need for men to move aside and let women take centre stage. Long-time comedy veteran Phill Jupitus is admired across the world for his stellar stand-up, various acting roles and as a beloved team … Read More

In Defence of ‘Arty’ Theatre

1 year ago / 0 comments

When even the presenters of BBC’s Front Row dislike theatre, it’s beginning to look as though the art form has no place in mainstream culture. Yet, it always seems like more can be done to reinvigorate the art. Katherine Corcoran discusses this phenomenon. The term ‘arty’ encompasses a range of … Read More

Evita Shines at Leeds Grand Theatre

1 year ago / 0 comments

With the election on everybody’s mind, Evita was the perfect musical to be performed at Leeds Grand Theatre  – unless Corbyn the Musical decides to tour anytime soon. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s politically charged musical takes an autobiographical look of the first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron. Narrated … Read More

Girl Gang collective hits Leeds’ streets

2 years ago / 0 comments

Creative arts initiative launches in Leeds with good vibes, girl power and community values. Following its success in Sheffield and Manchester, a non-profit volunteer community aiming to support and celebrate female creatives has now arrived in Leeds. Girl Gang is a community which was originally created in 2015 in Sheffield. … Read More

Library resources under threat

2 years ago / 564 comments

Some departments could lose access to up to 86% of journals. A university bid to cut £120,000 from the library budget has led many online periodical subscriptions to come under threat. Subscriptions to periodicals are one of the library’s biggest expenditures, and many subscriptions are due to be scrapped under … Read More

Fire and Ice: Light Night returns

2 years ago / 0 comments

From the 6th -7th October, locations around Leeds will be transformed by an array of art instalments and performances for the city’s annual Light Night, with the University of Leeds hosting 13 of the 53 free events. The 12th year of Light Night Leeds, organised by Leeds City Council and … Read More

The Arts: worth it or worthless?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The idea that a Bachelor of Arts degree is useless is by no means a new one. For years the debate between choosing to study something you love, or studying something that will earn you money has been at the forefront of every prospective university student’s mind. But where does … Read More

Barbaric and Wild: ‘One of the most memorable performances of my three years at Leeds’

3 years ago / 0 comments

Brought to us by the fourth and final group of final year students from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, Barbaric and Wild is a long way from any theatre experience you will have had within Leeds. It was a highly immersive production, with the audience invited to partake … Read More

Enter The SWARM: An interview with Riptide Theatre Company

3 years ago / 0 comments

In the depths of Leeds, there is a studio space that’s not what it seems. Knocking on a blue door and saying a secret password, the Gryphon Arts Editors were immediately immersed in the SWARM. This latest piece of immersive theatre takes the form of a club night which unravels … Read More