Workshops

Take part in the year’s Light Night Parade

This year the Light Night parade is inspired by the centenary of the first votes for (some) women. We will be celebrating the Leeds suffragettes but also want to celebrate women who have been important and inspiring in campaigns over the last 100 years!

Everyone is welcome to take part and if you would like to get involved there are a number of ways; join one of our public workshops to create your own illuminated placard and carry it in the parade or volunteer to carry a beautiful illuminated flower.

Details of workshops and how to get involved follow.


Light Night Parade Workshop: Illuminated Placards

Make your own illuminated placard to carry in the Light Night Illuminated Parade. This workshop with artist Debi Keable is an opportunity to create your own illuminated placard with a positive inspiring word of your choice to then carry in the parade on Thursday 4th October 2018. Family friendly.

Sat 8 September 2018
10:30-12:30 and 14:00-16:00
Leeds Central Library, Room 700, Alexander Street, Leeds LS1 3AB
FREE

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Light Night Parade Workshop: Suffragette Inspired Illuminated Signs

Make an illuminated Suffragette inspired sign to carry in Leeds Light Night Illuminated Parade. We are looking for participants to create suffragette style signage illuminated with EL wire and carry them in the parade on Thursday 4th October 2018.

Sun 9 September 2018
11:30 – 13:30
Leeds Central Library, Room 700, Alexander Street, Leeds LS1 3AB
FREE

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Leeds Light Night Parade Opportunity

Register your interest to carry a beautiful illuminated flower as part of this year's Light Night Illuminated Parade on Thursday 4th October 2018.

The parade will feature 100 illuminated flowers in the colours of the suffragette movement (purple, white and green) and we need volunteer participants to carry them!

Parade takes place 7.30-8.30pm but you will be needed before hand to be briefed. Register your interest and you will receive an email with more details shortly.

Thu 4 October 2018
18:00 – 21:00
Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD

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MESH Dance Workshops and Light Night Performance

Yorkshire Dance are offering local people an opportunity to take part in Vanessa Grasse’s beautiful new choreography, MESH, and join the company to perform as part of Light Night Leeds on Friday 5 October.

On Light Night a cast of ten professional dancers and a group of local residents will weave through the city centre streets, indoor and outdoor public spaces, creating co-operative, self-organizing and sculptural formations responding to places, architecture and people.

Rehearsal Dates:
Tuesday 2 October
Wednesday 3 October
Thursday 4 October

Performance Date:
Friday 5 October

For more information or to book a place please visit the Dance Yorkshire website.

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With thanks to our Community Sponsor Yorkshire Building Society

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