Archive for May, 2013

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NOW WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED
May 21st, 2013, Posted by Steve Dearden
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O&U Associate Producer Steve Dearden looks back a year Spending last weekend looking back at the events of a year ago has been fun. Now we know what happened. Friday May 18th 2012 not even those who knew everything really knew what was about to take place: not the Quay Brothers our artists who […]

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OverWorlds & UnderWorlds – Amy Evans looks back from a year on
May 18th, 2013, Posted by Steve Dearden
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looking back with Amy Evans, Tiger Tea Illustration This weekend marks exactly one year since the city of Leeds was taken over by a force of nature. No, not the bad weather, although to be fair it was an unseasonably wet and murky May when OverWorlds & UnderWorlds descended upon Leeds. And I think that’s […]

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OverWorlds and UnderWorlds: Come and Play
May 17th, 2013, Posted by Steve Dearden
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Can you remember what you were doing this time last year? We were getting ready for OverWorlds and UnderWorlds, one of the biggest most unusual events of our lives, created for the Cultural Olympiad. It took us out of our usual environment, into the Dark Arches, into the Victorian arcades of Leeds, onto the streets […]

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Viewing the Canvas
November 14th, 2012, Posted by Steve Dearden
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Leeds Canvas came out of an informal meeting at Yorkshire Dance in 2009 between people from across the city’s arts organisations who had previously worked together to explore whether we could devise a shared ambition or piece of work. The group included artists, producers and fundraisers who wanted to collaborate on making something unusual and artistically ambitious for […]

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Bursting through the UnderWorlds
May 13th, 2012, Posted by Fran
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OverWorlds & UnderWorlds has begun. An eruption on Briggate in central Leeds has surprised & intrigued shoppers and pedestrians. Direct from the imaginations of the Quay Brothers, the familiar street has been radically re-imagined as a 14 metre wide sculpture burst through onto the surface of Leeds overnight. It has arrived just ahead of the main […]

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Building the UnderWorlds
May 10th, 2012, Posted by Fran
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This week, the OverWorlds & UnderWorlds production team moved into the Dark Arches to take on the challenge of building the dream that has been in development since 2009. It’s a formidable task as they prepare to turn this huge, beautiful, unconventional performance space into something otherworldly. Adam Long, of TG Events, responsible for […]

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A Saturday in Leeds
April 25th, 2012, Posted by Steve Dearden
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Preparations are afoot, but for what? Leeds Young Authors, West Yorkshire Playhouse’s First Floor Writers, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Youth Academy and choirs from Leeds are cooking up something in the rehearsal room.

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Exploring the Green in Seacroft and Gipton
April 16th, 2012, Posted by Steve Dearden
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We are excited. But we have had to put that excitement on hold just a little longer. This week we were going to see the first outcome from our education and outreach programme, but due to the rain we have put back the Wykebeck Valley Arts Trail until 13th May. Space2 have been working with […]

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Hyde Park Picture House: Quay Brothers Special
March 29th, 2012, Posted by Steve Dearden
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The Quay Brothers are preparing to unleash their highly original imagination on Leeds, come and meet the artists who are taking the lead for OverWorlds & UnderWorlds, see their work in close up, and then imagine what might happen this May when they employ this immense imagination on a very, very big scale in Leeds. […]

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Gavin Bryars on OverWorlds & UnderWorlds
January 23rd, 2012, Posted by Steve Dearden
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Now instead of just talking about the first Leeds Canvas we can begin to share elements as they start to emerge. During January our composer, Gavin Bryars, supervised the recording of brass, wind, recorders, children, church bells and even the River Aire. Here, during a break in working with musicians from the Orchestra of Opera […]

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