Come Find Us | July 2012
An open area event celebrating the actions of creative groups in Mabgate and Sheepscar. Between 27.28.29 July a multitude of venues open their doors and welcome you to a day of creative indulgence. Come see the gig rooms, galleries, studios, markets, workshops, deli’s and bars that make up this creative community living just on the edge of Leeds city centre.
We’re just over the bridge.
Come find us!
Providing a wide array of events and activities, come enjoy a great weekend of engaging with an exciting artistic neighbourhood. With three days of celebrating the venues and activities that have taken root in Mabgate and Sheepscar, and their striving to create unique and wonderful happenings in the spaces we inhabit, there is much to see and do.
East Street Arts
Patrick Studios St Marys Lane: LS9 7EH
[Friday 12:00 – 18:00]
[Saturday 12:00 – 18:00]
[Sunday 12:00 – 18:00]
Close To Home:
This exhibition is a development of network Land2′s ongoing research into how art practices might contribute to a nuanced understanding of specific places and their communities. All the artists in this exhibition engage with places in their immediate vicinity. The works on show offer ways to make sense of the complexity of experiences, histories and activities in these localities. There is an interrogation of the quotidian, the everyday, the familiar, the marginalised and the unnoticed.
Sheepscar House 15 Sheepscar Street South: LS7 1AD
[Friday Opening 17:30-20:30]
Factory 4 has for the past few months had an addition to the team, and it has been great: Alex Eddison is now their dedicated and talented artist in residence and they want to show him off. They are having an exhibition of his working development as he demonstrates use of all areas of our workshop.
Factory 4 are also proud to host amazing music talent from acoustic guitar master James Nicholl, member of Precious art collective.
Unit 22 Mabgate: LS9 7DZ
[Opening Friday 19:00-23:00]
[Saturday 13:00 – 18:00]
[Sunday 10:00 – 14:00]
Based on the notion of found, ENJOY will be showcasing a collaboration of both ideas and medium’s consisting of sculpture, light, moving / still images and sound. Using these elements to transform the atmosphere and inhabit the space, you are invited in at leisure to interactive with and watch the works. Keep a watchful eye out on the streets as the exhibition is extended into the outdoor space within the area.
Melbourne Street: LS2 7PS
[Saturday 13:00 – 23:00]
Summer Street Party
Melbourne Street Studios Summer Street Party Charity Fundraiser in association with Beacons Festival, Come Find Us 3, Radio Frequency, Factory 4 and Grey Space Galleries.
Three bars, three stages – All day indoor and outdoor live music curated by Beacons Festival/The Iron Wagon / Radio Frequency - DJ’s and MC Battle Raps from Radio Frequency – Live Graffiti - Breakdancing performance from Speak to the Streets – Street Food Vendors – Salon Exhibition hosted by Grey Space Galleries, bring down your artwork and become part of the show! – Charity Raffle with AMAZING prizes – Beacons Festival Tickets, Dinner and Champagne at Browns, Welcome Skate Store goods…. and much more! – Cocktail Bar – A Beacons Special – Live Art Performances from TBC – Screen Printing Workshops with Factory 4 – Quality Art and Merchandise Stalls – Art sale from InPress Design Studio – Artist Open Studios – Family friendly activities – Street Decoration – More TBC –
All profits donated to local charities including St Gemma’s Hospice and more TBC
Unit 16 Byron Street Millwright Street: LS2 7QG
Hope House 65 Mabgate: LS9 7DR
Welcoming eavesdroppers, dancers, friends and family to Push Jazz Dance Special. All ages are welcome.
37-38 Mabgate Green: LS9 7DS (Look for the bike)
Bring along your bike and learn to fix it. The Pedallers Arms is a place in Leeds to come and learn how to repair your bike in a friendly atmosphere. We run regular drop-in sessions and other bike related events. We offer the tools, space and support for anyone to learn about bike maintenance and repairs.
St. Marys Street LS9 7DP
A charity helping homeless people to help themselves. Running a café and second-hand furniture, cloths and bric a brac shop. Always worth a drop by!
60 North Street: LS2 7PN
Hosting exciting new artists in the space and great food on the plates, stop off for much needed sustainence. Surprise guest artist to be featured.
76-78 North Street: LS2 7PN
Ever providing essential relaxation after a hard day’s creative endeavours, the Reliance offer both art on the walls and tables for discussions throughout the night. A chance to treat yourself to a beverage too.