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Centre for Culture and the Arts


Centre for Culture and the Arts

The Centre for Culture and the Arts was founded in 2013. Located within the Faculty of Arts and Environment, it brings together researchers from across our University working in the Arts, Humanities and Culture.

Our Aims:

  • Act as a focus of interdisciplinary and collaborative research in culture and the arts;
  • Encourage interdisciplinary forms and modes of delivery of research in culture and the arts;
  • Promote participation in culture and the arts for all those interested;
  • Challenge the current climate of austerity in which culture and the arts are increasingly becoming the preserve of the privileged;
  • Develop links locally and further afield with arts and cultural institutions, partner organisations and other interested parties.

Centre for Culture and the Arts  contact

+44 (0)113 812 3375 S.Watkins@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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Event to celebrate 50 years of the Leeds West Indian Carnival seeks contributors

An event to celebrate 50 years of the Leeds West Indian Carnival in 2017 is set to be held at Leeds Beckett University and is welcoming applications for contributors.

Air pollution, racism in football and autism to be debated in Leeds Cultural Conversations

Racism in football, autism and air pollution in urban-industrial Britain are three of the topics that will be discussed in a series of nine lectures to be hosted by Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council.

The future of the arts and humanities debated

An event to debate the future of the arts and humanities in the 21st Century has been held in Leeds, hosted by Leeds Beckett University.

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Oct 5

Remembering “Firths Carpets”: Responses to Altered Landscape in an Ex-Industrial Community.

The second talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series which coincides with Older People's Day on 1 October 2016.

Oct 10

Creating and Developing Coaches

Creating and Developing Coaches aims to inspire the next generation of football coaches. This event welcomes current and aspiring football coaches to Leeds United’s stadium to listen and learn about the footballing opportunities that exist in the Leeds area.

Nov 9

From the Stands to Social Media: The Changing Nature of Racism in Football.

The third talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series.

Dec 7

Autism, Adulthood and Fictions: Reading Autism Portrayals after Diagnosis.

The fourth talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series which coincides with Disability History Month.

Jan 11

Scenery, Antiquities and Manufactures: Touring Nineteenth-Century Yorkshire with Murray's Handbook for Travellers.

The fifth talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series.

Feb 8

W. G. Grace: Cricket Missionary to the North and Hero of 1895 (to Oscar Wilde’s Villain)

The sixth talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series which coincides with LGBT History Month.

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