News and Events

All welcome at the MAP Charity Community Day

All are welcome to attend the MAP Charity Community Day, a FREE festive celebration of their students’ work and a showcase of their plans, on 1st December from 1:30 – 7:30pm at Leeds Corn Exchange. There’ll be artworks and visuals from their students and alumni, a merchandise stall, DJ sets, food, drinks and much more! It promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of inspiration, art, music and togetherness. Please RSVP if you’d like to attend via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/map-charity-community-day-tickets-52060443187

Join DJ School UK’s Three Year Celebrations

Join DJ School UK on 8th December as they celebrate the best talent from DJSchoolUK.org.uk over the last 3 years. The event – which features the best of their students, ex-students and tutors – takes place at The Works Skatepark. There’ll be free DJ and breakdance workshops 12.30-2pm and much more. It promises to be quite a day! More information at: https://djschooluk.org.uk/event/dj-school-uk-3-year-round-up/

Free Singing Workshop for Vocal Teachers

Join the Leeds College of Music on Saturday 24 November, 2-3.30pm, for a free workshop for vocal teachers led by Kirstie Smith. As part of the workshop you will be able to find out more about the Rock School Ltd graded exams syllabus for singers and how this can support your teaching practice. Kirstie is vocal specialist, professional musician and experienced examiner with a wealth of experience to share. Book your place by 16th November at https://leedscollegeofmusic.wufoo.com/forms/mdaew3d0fnofgb/

Join SAA-UK for a double bill of Bharatanatyam dance

SAA-UK is presenting a double bill of Bharatanatyam dance on 16th November at Seven Arts Leeds in Chapel Allerton. The two dance pieces will be exploring the artform’s classical roots in ancient India and its more contemporary narrative in the UK. For more information, visit http://saa-uk.org/whatson/dance_revival-16-11-2018

Plug In and Play – Unique Open Mic for Under 18s

Under-18s are invited to perform at a new series of free Open Mic sessions being held at the Woolpack Music Studio in Otley. Any young person under 18 can play (on any instrument), or sing, and all necessary equipment is provided. Family members are very welcome to join the audience.

The two sessions this term are: Sunday 18th November 3pm-5pm and Sunday 9th December 12.30pm-2.30pm

Free lunchtime concert showcasing the art of Gayaki

SAA-UK is staging a free lunchtime concert at Leeds College of Music on 5th December, as part of the Leeds International Concert Season. The concert will feature maestro of violin Sri Kamalbir Singh and percussionist John Ball on tabla and will showcase the art of Gayaki, a music style designed to emulate the human voice through a masterful playing technique. For more information, visit http://saa-uk.org/whatson/gayaki_LICS-05-12-2018

Exciting new project from SAA-UK

On 8th November SAA-UK will present their new musical youth project, SCORE IT! at the Leeds College of Music. 17 young talented musicians will bridge the gap between historical tradition of Indian classical music and Hollywood’s most famous film scores during this free event. For more information, visit http://saa-uk.org/whatson/score_it_debut-08-11-2018

Calling all Leeds based producers and music makers!

MAP’s Leeds Producer Forum – a community of Leeds based producers and music makers interested in sharing ideas and processes with like-minded artists – will be taking place on 9th November at Hope House Gallery. MAP Charity Community Day will be running at Leeds Corn Exchange on 1st December.

Save the date for LYO’s Christmas Carol Concert

Leeds Youth Opera’s Christmas Carol Concert is taking place at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Park Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, on Sunday 9 December at 4.00 pm.

Free Creative Event in Batley this Half-Term

Young people can discover the secret histories of Kirklees’ Mills this half-term at Bagshaw Museum, Batley. With the support of amazing professional artists, 11-18s can create their very own performance including music, dance and poetry and bring it to life on stage at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. All abilities are welcome at this free event taking place on 31st October- 2nd November (10.00am-3.30pm).

Book Now for Music Connect CPD Opportunities 18-19

Calling all classroom teachers and music specialists! Whether you are looking to share best practice with others, learn more about a specific aspect of music or just need a bit of help developing your music curriculum, we will have a workshop, event or training session for you. Check out our brochure for course and booking information. For more information on how you, or your school, can benefit from our Music Connect programme, please contact Paula.Brookes@leeds.gov.uk.

Ten Leeds’ Schools Given LMEP Music Champion Status

The following schools have been given Music Champion status by LMEP in recognition of their ongoing commitment to music education and awarded with a certificate, logos, a banner, and a Music Mark membership: Woodkirk Academy; Roundhay All Through School; Co-Operative Academy Priesthorpe; Pool-in-Whafedale C.of E. Primary School; Primrose Lane Primary School; Five Lanes Primary School; Alwoodley Primary School; Carr Manor Primary School; Westerton Primary Academy; Broomfield South SILC.